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ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN FEBRUARY 2017 RELEASE HOP

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Hello! and welcome from Darlene DeVries’ blog to the  Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today!

It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

 ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

If you’re interested, I share some insights about what inspired the stamps/dies I contributed to this release  in the video below, but if you’re anxious to get right to the projects, just skip over it. :)

 

 LINK:  Video is also viewable in HD on my YouTube Channel HERE.  Thanks for watching and for giving it a thumbs up! :)

 

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

The letters on this die all swing open to the left, revealing anything you like behind! :)  Use the die as is, leaving the die letters together and you can die cut them as is, or…

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

Separate them and create a grid!

 

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

Die cut them through an ombré collection of colored card stocks and stack ‘em to create a “stepped” effect. Quick tip: Use a straight blade trimmer  (or a metal edge ruler and a craft knife) to cut a straight line to the fold line, stop, then continue the cut line on the other side of the fold line to leave the letter connected to the card stock.

 

 

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feat. Hinged Thanks Die

Try the same cutting approach, but stagger the letters at different heights to create a vertical rainbow of layered letters! :)

 

 

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feat. Oh, Deer! & Wonky Backdrops

Deliver a word of encouragement with a funny pun!

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feat. Oh, Deer!

 

Say hello, with a modern splash of color! After stamping the deer, I layered a strip of golden yellow washi tape and then die cut her out.

 

 

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feat. Oh, Deer!

Here, I used the little flower sprays to create a “field of flowers” for the deer to roam.

 

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feat. Oh, Deer! & Wonky Backdrops

I used a little bit of masking and a row of brushstroke dashes from Wonky Backdrops to create this little scene, with the fawn off a little ways in the distance from her family…

 

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feat. Otterly Awesome & Otter Ware

This snuggly pair of otters exchange loving gifts as they float together down the river… Yes, the matching dies will cut the otter’s arms so they can clutch accessories! *big cheesy grin*

 

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feat. Otterly Awesome & Wonky Backdrops

Mama and baby are enjoying a cuddle party–the larger otter die cuts slits for both arms so she can snuggle her little one, and other Otter Wares… *chinkle*

 

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feat. Otterly Awesome, Otter Ware + Swing n’ Slide Dies

Yes.  I was singing “that song” the entire time I made this one.  In between giggles.

 

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feat. Wonky Backdrops (sentiment from Mirror, Mirror)

The triangle pattern backdrop is awesome for creating more masculine type designs, like this one!

 

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feat. Wonky Backdrops (sentiment from Spa Day)

Repeat stamping and deep indigo watercolor effects were inspired by gorgeous examples of Shibori

 

 

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feat. Wonky Backdrops (curved edge die cut using Swing N Slide Dies; sentiment from Mirror, Mirror)

I love the imperfect, “wonky” shapes in this set sooooooooo much!!! They make great backdrops, backgrounds, patterns for so many other stamp sets in my collection, and yet they can also stand on their own and become pretty much anything I imagine they might be. :)

So glad you came by! Please click HERE to keep see what the wonderfully talented  Michele Ferguson has in store for you!

 

 

1Julie

 

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ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE HOP

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Hello, and welcome from Kimberly Crawford‘s blog!

I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today for the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by  Tuesday, October 25th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

So, here’s what I got:

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Feat. Antlers & Believe Script Dies

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Feat. Season to Sparkle Stamps & Dies

 

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Feat. Season To Sparkle Stamps

 

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Feat. Stitches Cover Plate & Bird Shapes Dies

 

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Feat. Stitches Cover Plate Die & Leaping Deer Die

 

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Feat. Light Parade Stamps & Dies

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Feat. Geo Tree Die & Season to Sparkle Stamps

 

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Feat. Fat Pants Stamps & Dies, Holiday Words Dies

 

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Feat. Fat Pants Stamps & Dies

 

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Feat. Fat Pants Stamps

 

So.

Are ya’ fired up about yer holiday card makin’ now?!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Now, off you hop to see what Sharon Harnist has in store for you at her blog! :)

 

1Julie

 

THE ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE, AVAILABLE NOW AT ELLENHUTSON.COM

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LINK:  Hello, Monday 02.29.2016

I was over in the CLASSroom yesterday (link above) with a fun and easy interactive card video. Check it out, when you get a chance–I loved makin’ those things!

I’ve got lots of irons in the fire lately, including these upcoming classes in Sacramento

As always, too much to do, and not enough day.  Or me. Hah!

Last weekend, the Mister & I booked a rare, last-minute (literally) weekend down in Seattle, to attend the Home Show…  It was mostly contractors and service providers that serve the Seattle area… We learned a few things, but I was kind of disappointed (in the show itself), to be honest… I guess I thought it would be bigger (I mean, Seattle, right?!), and there would be more manufacturers exhibiting?  I thought we’d see a lot more innovative design kinds of things… like faucets, lighting, flooring and countertops, storage solutions… It was interesting for us to note that in the area we live, there is such high demand that contractors and builders have full/booked out schedules…

But, it was a fun weekend and we enjoyed a few restaurants that we’d never been to before–we love good eats! :)

In the downtown area, check out Lola’s  and/or  Dahlia Lounge.  We had fantastic and out-of-the-ordinary breakfasts at each of these places!  And, based on the crowds, they are both very popular dining spots–I imagine their lunch and dinner dishes are equally fabulous!

Hope your week is going splendid!

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