Tuesday, October 20, 2015

holiday II essentials by ellen release hop!


it's finally here and i'm so excited!!! welcome to the holiday II essentials by ellen release hop! i'm thrilled to be showing off the fabulous new essentials by ellen clear stamps, santa's flight and the adorable christmas scribbles with it's new coordinating die. 

first up, santa's flight:







first i stamped the "to" stamp in versafine onyx black on bazzill sugar wafer cardstock. i stamped and embossed the seal in white. i die cut a few hearts from red hots bazzill with the essentials by ellen designer dies home & hearth set. i gave them a good coat of clear wink of stella, folded them in half and adhered them to the card only in the middle. i added a few little snowflakes and twine.

next is christmas scribbles! you might recognize the christmas scribbles stamp set, you might even be lucky enough to have it from last year's release. and thanks to this holiday II release, there are now coordinating dies!



on a 2-1/2 x 4 piece of solar white, i stamped the gifts and twinkly snowflakes in versafine smokey gray. i performed a little stamp surgery on my sentiment to cut it into 2 pieces and then i stamped it with versafine onyx black. i stamped the gifts and tree in versafine onyx black and watercolored them with distress inks squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn, picked raspberry and peacock feathers. when the inks were dry, i die cut them with the coordinating dies. i machine stitched the panel and adhere it to a 3-1/2 x 5 card. finally i foam mounted my watercolored die cuts to my card.

the new stuff is awesome but there are also fun giveaways! i get to giveaway a stamp set! the winner may choose Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com to enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by october 27th!

but wait, there's more! there is also a crazy good grand giveaway in the CLASSroom! to enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by october 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on friday october 30th!

your next stop is Chari Moss

if you get lost, you can also visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

happy hoppin’!

xo,
carly

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SRob said...

Great cards. Love that little Christmas tree!

Scrapthat said...

Awesome cards Carly! TFS ....I LOVE that Santa's flight set best of all! TFS

QuilterLaura said...

The Christmas Scribbles set is calling my name, love your card!

Mary Guikema said...

I love the "scribbles" trend.

Pam Beatty said...

Love the Christmas tree!

Sheryl Peavy said...

Love the Have yourself a Merry little Christmas card

Kate said...

Love your projects. Those scribbly stamps by Julie Ebersole are just the best!

CraftyPaws said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the subtle dimension on those hearts!

M R Leech said...

Thanks for the great card ideas! Lovely!

Kim Walker said...

What great great cards! I love your Santa card! It's adorable!

Kim Walker said...

Wow! What great cards. I love your Santa card it's just adorable !

Debbie Selby said...

I am liking the scribbled tree a lot!

Leanne in CA said...

Great cards and I love the matching dies with the stamp sets. Thanks for sharing!

Satori said...

Great cards! Love the stitching detail!

Amye said...

I LOVE your card style! These are SO cute. Thank you for sharing!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

That Christmas tree card is just darling! So cute!

windinstarsranch said...

Great cards, I Love, Love, Love that scribble tree.

Karen King said...

Great cards - love there are dies for Christmas scribbles now!!

Sue Smith said...

Super cards. Love the delivery notice with the bright red hearts. Very creative.

Kristy Tyra said...

One can never have enough Christmas stamps! :)

Marie said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the soft colors on the tree and presents.

cma21317 said...

Love that tiny tree. Excellent Cards

Unknown said...

Wonderful projects, I especially love all of the white space on the tree card and the little pop of bright, fun colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nana Griffin said...

Please delete this if this is a duplicate post. Loved your cards and the tree is adorable.

AZ Lyn said...

Love the cards. The ability to post on your site isn't working very well.

Barb D said...

Love the stitching on the second card! Thanks for sharing!

Ann Gibbins said...

Such a holly jolly collection. Love it

Ann Gibbins said...

Such a holly jolly collection. Love it

Lindsay Weber said...

Love your cards and ideas!! I was on the fence about the first set, but I think I'm sold now. Thank you!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the unique style these have Really nice

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Carly, your cards are just precious. Love this release!
My email addy is: elyod.aseret@gmail.com

ART JUNKIE said...

super cute scribbly tree. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

designbydonna said...

Love your cards. That North Pole set is adorable.

Donna Whitten said...

Cute cards, especially the tree one! Thanks for sharing!

Karen B said...

I fall in love with the scribbly tree every time I see it used. Great card!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Very cute cards. Love the tree on

Karen D said...

I love the cards, especially the Christmas tree - so whimsical and charming!

Christy said...

Your cards are so cute! I love the scribble Christmas tree, super adorable.

Nicki Wong said...

Darling cards. I love the scribbles stamp set.

Donna Dacy said...

Your tree scribble card is adorable. Love the design and the color. And I love the other sample as well. Such great ideas. TFS

Dee dee said...

Love the Christmas tree card. So whimsical.

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

The cards are super cute!

Michele Henderson said...

I love what you did with those adorable little Santa card! So cute and creative!
Take care!
Michele

Karla Yungwirth said...

Such pretty, pretty cards! Love that doodled tree and how you coloured it! Thanks for the chance to win :) Karlajyungwirth@gmail.com

Glorie said...

I love the scribbles card!

Julie Curtis said...

Ok you convinced me...I'm ordering the " North Pole special delivery" stamp set! I LOVE this set. My mind is going CRAZY with idea's of the many ways I want to use this set!

Frozenstamper said...

Eeep! Love BOTH of your super cute cards! So sweet and simple!

cindybearj said...

Love both cards, especially the little tree.

Nancy Lee said...

great stuff, great ideas!!

Jo Lindskog said...

Love the scribbles!!!

Nancy Lynn said...

Carly, wonderful creations and I love the Christmas scribbles card....I gotta get me that stamp set! Keep those creative juices flowing Carly and I can't wait to see what's coming next. TFS

Betty Sue said...

Love both of these adorable cards!!!

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

I like the 2 cards but the one with the tree I love it!!! Thank you!!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Love your scibbly tree with the subtle background.

Jannette Davis said...

Great ideas! Love both of the cards.

Kerry said...

Great contrast on the Santa's flight card. Such a cute one. Nice little scene you created with the Christmas scribbles set too.

Carisa said...

I absolutely LOVE your second card! That scribble stamp is adorable even though I know it's not technically a new release - it's new to me!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh sweet Carly...I simply adore both of your cards so, so much! You are just so talented and it's such fun to see your creations in these hops. Your first card is simply delightful. Crisp, clean and stunning. The twine makes me think of yummy, minty candy canes.

And your second card is just watercolor loveliness with the presents and tree in such bright, happy colors. The background is perfectly subtle, too, in that Smokey Grey ink.

I adore your work AND you, my friend. ♥ ♥ ♥

bethann said...

Cute cute cute

Charmaine said...

So cute.

Debbie said...

Great cards
Upnurse at aol dot Com

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Darling cards! Love the watercoloring in your 2nd card. Thanks!

SHartl said...

That letter to Santa card is so unique and fun. I love those teeny red hearts and the twine!
apedoak@aol.com

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE these, especially the tree card, so cheery!!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful Letter to Santa card, love the color combo! Scribble tree card is gorgeous, love the watercoloring!

Diana Johnson said...

Adorable cards, really love your work!

Brithzi said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the stamping on the darker card stock. And the great stamps and stitching on the last.

Yvonne C. said...

Super cute cards!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Very cute cards! Love the dimensional hearts and the brightness of the tree and gifts against the white/gray.

Sabrina said...

Super cute cards!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards.

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Patty Cadby said...

Love the gray, white & red card

Carolee McCaslin said...

Great cards and new release!!!

Shari said...

Both of your cards are so adorable! Love it.

Nikki said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Lovely cards. Love how you used both stamp sets.

Janet Swofford said...

Your cards are so simple but still stunning! Just beautiful the way you have used little details to make them shine :-D My email is janet@swofford.com

Amy Davis King said...

Love your cards!! That Santa's flight set is just too cute for tags on kids gifts.

Lynne said...

Such wonderful cards - am so enjoying this blog hop!

l rekroc said...

Super cards!!

Denise Terry said...

That Christmas Scribbles card is amazing! I love the subtle background!

StampinLouie said...

Love the scribbles set. I need this set. Thnks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Denise Gutshall said...

Awesome cards! I really love the Christmas Scribbles set . .

Ericka Strange said...

Love the cards, so cute!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards! I'm really loving that Scribbles set. So many wonderful ideas for it on this blog hop!

Kathy White said...

Great cards!

Hazel A.. said...

These are so fun! I particularly like that you used light grey ink for some of the images on the tree card; gives it a real "painterly" effect! TFS!

Shona Austin said...

Loving the cards and the scribbles set. Thanks for the artistry.

Joan A said...

I like your Christmas scribbles card, it looks like you designed it yourself, colors are bright. The Have yourself ......is a wonderful greeting,
the word Christmas is used.

j9 said...

Love the scribble stamps!

Peggy Joyce said...

Love that Christmas tree stamp but your card is awesome! Very clever design. I'll have to see if I can come close to that!

Randi Marie DuPrey said...

Awesome Tree, so unique.

Jennifer L. said...

Both projects are great! Christmas Scribbles is definitely growing on me. Your card is so simple but striking.

Katherine Barnes said...

Great cards & I love the colors you chose!

Lanae said...

I love how you did these cards! I just love the scribbles set, so cute!

ScrapaDiddle said...

That little tree is so fun! Love your creations!

Rukmini Kirloskar said...

I love your cards!! The stitching details finishes the card so perfectly!!!

Birgitte Sande Riise said...

Lovely card! Fantastic for the coming season:) Also wonderful products. It's so great with good examples like this. Thanks!

Karenladd said...

I love the look of white embossing on dark cardstock for your first card and the sweet CAS style of your Christmas tree design!
kladd94803(at)aol(dot)com

Renee said...

Beautiful cards!!!!!!

bev p said...

How adorable. I am SUCH a Christmas geek. The first card is right up my alley! I also am falling hard for all the doodly designs. They are so much fun to color. Thanks for the inspiration as well as a chance to try some of these lovelies.

Kristine said...

These are so fun! Thanks for sharing them!

Nandini said...

Wow! Awesome cards!

Leslie Brown said...

Love both these cards, fun and different.

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

really great cards! such a beautiful release!

Sherisse Ang said...

I really love your pretty card design!! I especially love how you used versafine smokey gray ink to stamp the gifts and twinkly snowflakes! You have given me many new ideas. Thanks for inspiring me!!

Kathy S said...

I'm a sucker for sewing on cards - just love it.

~amy~ said...

Gah, so SWEET! Love them both!

Karine said...

Both are really beautiful! Love it!

jan metcalf said...

Cute cards!!

Gina D'Urso said...

Wonderful cards, love them!!!!

Ina Good said...

awesome scribbly card especially love that one!

Deborah R said...

Your cards are so fun. I would enjoy being the recipient!

mtscrapgal said...

I think the Santa's ride stamps will make great gift tags. I love the simplicity of the tree card. Thanks

Brandi R said...

Love these! The first one is darling ♥

joy said...

Such sweet cards! This release is so much fun.

Daria G. said...

Love the clean look of your cards :) i even remember the sneeky-peeky from instagram! Great job!!!

Halina said...

Great cards. Love that little Christmas tree! Thanks.......

Kari V. said...

So great to use Santa's flight on a card! I love it. And that tree with gifts card is so cute!!

Ruth G said...

Sweet cards! I can't believe how awesome the grey is for the first card! The shimmer of the Wink of Stella just adds to the elegance! The scribbled images are awesome watercolored and I love the wonderful background images in the light grey ink! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Love those Christmas trees! First time I saw your blog, Carly.

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous! I love the Tree card.

Sheryl Peavy said...

Loved the North Pole card.

JanetB said...

You have done a beautiful job with all your creations! Thank you for sharing.

Zuby said...

Nice watercoloring! Love the way the color on the gifts fade to a lighter shade.

aknancy said...

My first visit to your blog. You have some adorable things posted..glad I found you!

Sue McW said...

Love these fun cards. Beautiful job.

Hetty said...

OMG what wonderful cards!
Thanks for the inspiration
o the new stamps and dies.

Kelly Massman said...

truly fabulous and fun work!

graham Brand said...

Both cards are so cute.

Cyndee Scholet said...

I like the Santa's ride stamp. Cute cards!!!

jeannine cochran said...

the bakers twine, love that accent!

RoseMary15 said...

I love the card that you made that looks like a tag for a present I think it is adorable and the sentiments that you used were very clever and I loved them.

Connie said...

Such cute cards

Robyn said...

Super cute cards! I love the Santa's ride one!

Ellie Fraser said...

The grey card is truly wonderful, it really stands out and is totally inspiring.

Some Lucky Dog said...

Love the Christmas Scribbles word stamps!

Laurie Brown said...

Sweet projects-loving this release!!!

Jeanette Delaplane said...

Those scribbles are too cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Carly. Especially love the first one with santa's flight images... so neat and they look great together... the tree is so pretty with the presents.

Amante del Papel said...

your first card, has a beautiful color combo!

Marcie Lovett said...

Such cute ideas, Carly!

Chelsea said...

Love that funky tree!!!

Kathy R. said...

Your cards are so darn cute! TFS!

Amy McCue said...

It is so nice that they came out with the matching dies for the earlier sets. Love the tree card!

Artsydoodle923@gmail.com said...

Love the way you water colored with the distress inks. I can't wait to try that. Great cards!!

Memories by Manda said...

I love that sketchy tree. Thanks for sharing.

Kris said...

Loving the font on Merry Little Christmas...nicely done.

Joan M said...

Loved your cards. Makes me feel like getting my stuff out and getting to work

Kathy BM said...

Just discovered your blog - wow!! I'd never thought of making a grey Christmas card but I love yours so I might have to give it a try. Thanks for the idea!

Linda M said...

So so cute! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Tory E. said...

Love the Christmas tree!

stamping sue said...

that scribble tree is unique and wonderful.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

scrapwoman said...

I just have to get that Scribbles Stamp set...love that look. The white embossing against the gray cardstock really is a cool look in your first project. Love that set too!

Mary Holshouser said...

The delivery note is a clever idea.
Love the tree.
thanks for sharing.
txmlhl@yahoo.com

Pam said...

Love Santa's Flight. What a cute idea.

sentsue said...

Love the white tree card. So subtle and pretty!

Nicole Scholet said...

What a cute use of the Santa's flight set, love the color combo.

JanM said...

Both of your cards are sooo nice! I really like your style! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents. bluemoonbynite at yahoo dot com

Kathy Higgins said...

I really like the Christmas Tree card! What a cute stamp set!

jbonomo said...

Love your watercolor card.....just lovely! Thank you. julie@n6pug.com

Pam Legg said...

I like how you colors some of the presents but left some for the backdrop, nice touch!

snazzyjj said...

Your cards are so sweet. Love the way the red hearts pop on the dark grey.

Alaska .Kris said...

Sweet and fun cards!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Both cards are great! I especially love the dimension & stitching detail on the second one.
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

Bethany said...

What fun and creative cards!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love both of your cards! The tree is so cute and I love the Santa delivery card. Yep, that's when I get the deliveries at my house too! LOL Thank you for the great cards!

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTENESS GALORE!!!
FABULOUS cards, LOVE the CREATIVE designs of them BOTH!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Sharon Klumph said...

I love your clean approach with the Christmas tree card. Very nice

Pam Crusberg said...

Great cards.

Donna Cala said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the scribbles and the distress ink coloring.

Dora B. said...

Such a fun use of the little tree stamp. Love the stitching and the stitching and the coloring of the presents.

Pat McCleary said...

Your Christmas tree is the sweetest.

Carolynn said...

Two great projects, Carly, and both very sweet!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Lovely projects!

Martha Harris said...

I love your cards, and I love the Scribbles stamp set.

Janet Mack said...

Christmas Scribbles is just the cutest set. Fun card.

Donna said...

Very nice Carly! I really like your style!

Melitta Ball said...

I'm so intrigued by that amazing tree! It is so fun I must, must have him! Thanks for the inspiration! Many Blessings, Melitta

Eileen M said...

Very cute! Love the tree!

Linda Lipchak said...

Love the Christmas Scribbles with the watercolor look!
LLL

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome stamps... love your cards!

Sally Ann Bird said...

really love the look of the die cuts layered on top of the one color stamped background on the tree card. Really cool look!

Zelda C said...

Lovely cards! I just love the Christmas Scribbles card, it's gorgeous. TFS!

Darlene Renshaw said...

I am a post card/post mark, postage stamp fanatic! The tree is one of my favorites also. Very nice work:)

lori said...

Love these stamp sets - now I must have them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Paulette S said...

Hi Carly! You've been having so much fun with this Great Release!! I popped all around your posts! Thanks, Paulette S.
craftqueen417 at yahoo
http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
since Google can't remove this old outdated Blogger profile from a blog moved to WP in 2012 with closed email address!! Even though I removed Blogger from my Google Account!

N Patricia Castillo said...

That's a great little tree! Loved your work!

Carrie R. said...

Very nice cards. I love the Christmas Scribbles set!

Renee M said...

Super cute cards! I especially like the tree card--so sweet and great coloring.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Love your cards. The Christmas tree is just so cute.

Susan. w said...

Wonderful eye candy! Scribbles Christmas set from last year looks even more inviting now that there will be a die set to match. Thanks for your inspirational cards.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Stunning cards!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the sparkly hearts and the adorable tree.

Denise said...

I love that Scribbles Christmas Set, it's on my "wish list."

Amna said...

Your first project looks amazing. The color combination is classic but looks epic. Ilove the red heart embellishments too.

Kathy Mc said...

Cute cards, Carly, and am in love with this release. There are so many goodies I want so am hoping I at least win something. Great hop! bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

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