Tuesday, February 9, 2016

essentials by ellen winter 2016 hop!


today is a super exciting day and i'm so glad you are here to join in the essentials by ellen winter 2016 hop! you should be arriving from jennifer mcguire's blog, jennifer mcguire ink

today i'm beyond thrilled to show off some of the new essentials by ellen stamps and dies designed by the amazing julie ebersole! first up, oh frappe stamp set and coordinating die:
i watercolored a quick background with distress inks and then used the small heart die to cut some hearts from my panel. i created my sentiment with part of one of the oh frappe stamps and the new essentials by ellen basic alpha.

and i also used the bitty envelope die:
i used the adorable bitty envelope in a shaker card, along with some sequins and heart die cuts (made with the oh frappe die set). i used a multiliner pen to trace the embossed envelope details. and i created my polka dot background with embossed circles and a blue watercolor wash.

before you go, there's one more awesome thing! i get to give away an essentials by ellen stamp set! the winner may chose ANY essentials by ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at ellenhutson.comto enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by february 16th!

there is also a crazy awesome grand giveaway in the classroom! to enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by february 16th; ALL winners will posted at the classroom on friday, february 19th!

your next stop on the blog hop is carolyn peeler's blog, cut n' paste. if you get lost, please visit the classroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

happy hoppin'!

xo,

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Daria G. said...

Great cards!!!! Awesome release!

Unknown said...

This release is crazy good! I love both of your cards!

Nancy's Space said...

Such fun cards!

Bianca said...

Wow, what nice watercoloring backgrounds you made. I love them! The colors you used are my absolute favorites.

Karen B. said...

Love the purple pink colors on your cards!

sandie said...

love that shaker card and the color combos. That envelope really is itty bitty

Kathy E. said...

two great cards...I just love what you did with the little envelops!!!

Peggy said...

Awesome cards! Love the colors!

Unknown said...

I really like the bitty envelope die...

Lynda said...

Wonderful cards...love the water color background!

Teresa Doyle said...

Ah, your cards are great Carly!

KimberlyRae said...

Just sweet as ever...love your work!

auntbubbels said...

The envelope die is way too cute. Beautiful cards.

joy said...

Love your cards, Carly! Nicely done.

D.Ann C said...

What a fun shaker and I love the negative die cut hearts!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Fabulous cards! Love this release!!

AprilsL8 said...

Pretty cards!!!

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! I love this collection!!!

Caly Person said...

these cards are adorable, Carly! Love the colors you used!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great cards.
thanks for sharing.

Leanne in Cali said...

Fun cards! This is a great new release. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Such cute and fun cards!

Unknown said...

I love these cards so much! I love how simple they are and the colors are stunning. I absolutely love the coffee card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So so sweet!

Tema said...

Great flowers& colors, cute coffee card.

liz said...

Love the letters in the shaker1

Kathy Thisted said...

what fun cards! thanks

craftjunkiesc said...

Love the shaker card. These are my favorite kind of cards to make. Thanks for sharing your time & talent.

nannersmom said...

Love the shaker card. So cute!

KimberlyRae said...

Fabulous Shaker card, Carley. Great use of the New Release!

Valerie S said...

What great cards! Love the colors.

NatQuebec said...

Wow, wonderful cards !!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous watercolor background!!!The

Unknown said...

Your cards are so playful!

Carol said...

Fabulous cards, Carly! This is such a terrific release - so many things to add to my wish list!

Anonymous said...

Love the mini envelopes great card ty

Karen said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colours you have used for both of them. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card art and the fabulous blog hop Karen x

Julie Ann said...

Awesome cards thanks for sharing with us.

Melody said...

I love your take on this new EH release. This is so much fun.

Pam G. said...

Love the tiny envelopes and eye-popping colors!

Unknown said...

The tiny envelopes make such great shaker card elements! So adorable :)

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, I love the shaker and the water coloring.

Glorie said...

Very pretty cards! Love the watercolored background :)

designbydonna said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the water coloring. Cute shaker card.

Sue Rosa said...

Love the watercolor backgrounds!!

Unknown said...

Great colors on your background of the coffee card. The sentiment is so cute. The shaker card with the envelopes is fantastic.

Jackie said...

Your watercolor background is beautiful and I love the little tiny envelopes inside that shaker card.

Kathryn A said...

The watercolouring behind the coffee cup sets off the image beautifully! Love the CAS look.

QuilterLaura said...

Thank you, beautiful cards!

cghundley said...

So lovely looking and
the shaker card with
the little envelopes
is so fun!
Carla from Utah

Julie Ebersole said...

Girlfriend, you *know* how much these made me squeal? love loVE LOVE!!! XOXO!!!

Sherry said...

I love your cute cards!! Thanks for a great hop!!

Unknown said...

Great cards! My favorite is the shaker card! Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Love the miniature envelopes, what a fun shaker card

Janet D. said...

So many great things in this release!!! Love your shaker card!

CADC Blog said...

Wonderful cards!

Oberlinmom said...

So nice, great cards. I love the tag on the shaker card. It reminded me of a tag in a shirt with the stitching etc. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Adorable cards, thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

super cute set of cards!!

Unknown said...

Love your cards! That shaker with the tiny envelopes is darling!

Cheryl O said...

Carly, your cards are just darling! I especially like your shaker card, so creative!!! This release is just fantastic! Thanks for sharing your art with us......

Teri Wilson said...

Very sweet cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun cards!!! ♥

Laceysocks said...

Very cute shaker card!

gardener said...

Great fun cards. Thanks

Moosisk said...

Love your cards! Very sweet. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Lisa H. said...

Two cute cards! I really like your shaker card, such a cute design!

Sharon A said...

Beautiful cards, love the new stamps.

Nana711 said...

Great cards - I still need to try making both watercolor and shaker cards.

Unknown said...

Fun cards. Love the little envelopes in the shaker card & the cute die cut hearts in the coffee card. Lovely coloring too! Thanks.

Unknown said...

Such a sweet shaker card!

stamper101 said...

beautiful colors and great shaker card!

bbunch said...

Amazing, colorful cards. Love the shaker card!

windinstarsranch said...

So cute. Love the shaker.

Christy Q said...

Super fabulous cards, Carly!! Love your shaker and the use of diecuts!

Diane said...

Both your cards are gorgeous. What a fantastic release. Thanks for sharing.

Paula Bynum said...

CUTE, CUTE!!

Unknown said...

Just lovely uses of stamps & dies. Thanks.

Unknown said...

I love watercoloring and ur card's background blend is just amazing..

Denise said...

Those cards are so sweet, I love watercolor backgrounds.

Sharron said...

Fabulous backgrounds, such great colors! Love the sweet shaker design--so adorable with the little envelopes!

Self Images said...

Love the shaker card and the colors you used...

Celeste Goff said...

What gorgeous cards! I adore the coffee one especially...it's right up my alley!

Terry B. said...

Love the color on your "coffee" card!

carriep said...

Love your shaker card with the tiny envelops

TLady said...

SO PRETTY!!! LOOOOVE the WATER COLOR, AND the interactive card!!!! SUPER JOB on BOTH of these cards!!!!!!!!! ;)

Unknown said...

So clever to use itty bitty envelopes. In the skater card!

Lindarub said...

Love your cards.

SmilynStef said...

I think I would play with that shaker for hours ... so fun.

Judy W. said...

Great cards! Love the backgrounds you created!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so pretty! Love the hearts and shaker card!

Unknown said...

Such great cards. Love the itty bitty envelopes in your shaker. So creative.

Mary Kay Werry said...

Love these cards. the shaker is so cool.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the watercolored background with the coffee cup, and the little envelopes! Awesome new stamps and dies!

Unknown said...

I really love your cards. They are great and I love all the new release things. I can't wait to try some out. Thanks for your great ideas!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Lovely cards love the small letter shaker card super cute.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the little envelopes. Wonderful designs.

Renee M said...

Absolutely fabulous cards--so creative and beautifully colored!

brinkleyboy said...

Beautiful watercoloring on the coffee card! I really think the Love inside card is so clever using the envelopes included with the sequins, cute!

Ann K said...

Super cute - what a great new release and blog hop.

Lindsey NY said...

What a clever way to create a poka dot background. Cute cards.

cindybearj said...

Love these cards. The shaker card is so awesome. I am definitely gonna have to make one inspired by those little love notes!

Ashley Wells said...

Fantastic shaker card! Love the placement of the circles, it makes me think of polka dots! :)

mimi said...

Your cards are so fun!

Unknown said...

I love that shaker card! Yaaasssss!

sally said...

Love those little envelopes in the shaker card. Great idea. Thanks.

sharon said...

Two very fun cards.

Kdennison said...

Very cute cards .. And beautiful color scheme! Thanks for inspiring.

Ashwini Rao said...

Such adorable cards! I am a fan of watercolored and shaker cards - so, these go to the top of the list!!

donna mikasa said...

Such fun cards Carly! Love your style!

Lisa said...

Beautiful colors used. Love these cards!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!

j9 said...

I love everything in this release!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FAB Carly!!!!!!

Donna said...

Great cards Carly!

Unknown said...

Love this new release ! The bear is rediculously cute. The blog hop has been so fun to follow with all of the talented artists. I don't want it to end. Your cards are so nice. Thank u !

Shirley said...

GREAT beautiful colorful cards. Love the awesome shaker card.

bev p said...

I never thought I'd figure out how to get to the comment form! The coffee card is so much fun, but the shaker made me laugh out loud with its cleverness. Kudos! And many thanks! (A little side note: I saw the picture of the fringe card and thought it was part of the same post! I love the idea but couldn't figure it out. Keep scrolling! So much fun and definitely something I will want to try! ((even it it's not part of the Ellen hop!)) )

Anonymous said...

I love both your cards but the stitching on the shaker card is a great idea. Great water colouring too.

Sandy Small said...

The shaker card is so cute with the envelopes inside!

Janet said...

Awesome cards and new release! Lovin' it!
Thanks for the chance to win!
~God bless~

Stephanie Walter said...

Love the shaker card

Kathy BM said...

Love your cards, especially the tiny envelopes in the shaker card. Great idea!

Sue said...

Your cards are precious>. The tiny envelopes in the shaker are just too cute!

Kathy S said...

Beautiful watercolor and sewing on your cards.

Marlou McAlees said...

Amazing cards :) i so looove the coffee one :) x

Sue D said...

Lovely cards. I like the watercolored background and the little envelopes on the second.

Unknown said...

Love that shaker card. Those little letters are perfect.

Unknown said...

Cool shaker card. The coffee card is fun with the watercolor.

snetram said...

I don't like coffee, but i love the card you made. What soft colors. The second card is nice. I haven't tried sewing a shaker but I could. Good idea. Thank you for sharing. Hope i win!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Such pretty cards. Love the water color backgrounds - so inspirational:)

~amy~ said...

Carly, I ADORE your coffee card! The watercoloring is simply perfect!
Your shaker card ---> FABulous.

RoseLilac said...

Love the shaker card!

Zarah said...

These are SO cute and fun!! I can see myself giving the coffee card to ny husband - because he KNOWS how much I love my coffee... LOL!

Lady Fair said...

Adorable cards! Love the sentiment you created, so cute! And love the colors you used for the shaker card and the teeny tiny envelopes - just adorable.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love it!

Unknown said...

Love the shaker card....Both were very cute

Anne said...

Both are so beautifully made and coloured! Love them!

Brandi R said...

Wonderful cards! Love the colors and those hearts coming from the coffee cup.....so sweet ♥

Julie S said...

Both are awesome but I especially love your second one.

FeM said...

Awesome cards. Like the colors.

Unknown said...

I love that shaker boxes are back!

Miriam Leech said...

Your cards are so sweet! And I love the idea of putting the mini-envelopes inside the shaker!!! Adorable!

Jeneric said...

Fun cards!!

June S. said...

too cute! the shaker card is adorable. I like the way you used watercolor.

Sue McRae said...

Your envelope shaker is adorable!

lindagk23 said...

Your cards are so adorable! Love the shaker card! What an awesome release!

Sherry Butcher said...

so cute and fun, love the coffee card. thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Both cards are so cute. I love the beautiful watercoloring and the envelope shaker card is adorable.

Lagene said...

AWESOME CARDS! Awesome release! I love your watercoloring!

Eveline said...

Love your shaker card.

Carolee McCaslin said...

I LOVE your cards and this new release!!!!

Shelly Rasske said...

This is a fantastic release, thank you for your inspiration!

Maureen Morton said...

I love the idea of the tiny envelopes in a shaker card - too dang cute. Your watercolor background is outstanding, too. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards!!

Debra said...

I adore the Love Inside card!

Rachel B. said...

Very cute cards!

Gwen said...

Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds and the shaker elements!

Valerie Wood said...

Great cards, great release! I want it all!

Tammy B said...

Oh I love those little envelopes in the shaker! Great inspiration, thanks!

Unknown said...

What a great release! Loved your cards!

Unknown said...

Love your cards. A shaker card is so much fun to make and especially to receive. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous...I love anything watercolor. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea A said...

Super cute card. Beautiful watercolor.

Julie B said...

Darling cards! I love the little envelopes in the shaker card...great idea!

Zelda said...

Love the watercolors and the little envelopes are just so cute!

Amy McCue said...

Your backgrounds are beautiful. It is a fun shaker!

Deborah345 said...

Beautiful cards. love how you did the shaker card

Jean McCurry said...

Really nice, thanks for sharing!

ScrapaDiddle said...

I like your shaker cards! You have a lot of talent!

Janet's Joy said...

Very fun cards!! Awesome shaker and watercolouring.

Jean said...

What fun cards....they make me feel happy!

Angela Walters said...

I love your shaker card with the little envelopes inside! It would be so fun to receive in the mail!!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your dreamy watercolor backgrounds!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, love your watercoloring and the colors and of course the shaker is so fun!

LC Lamothe said...

What beautiful cards! I love how you featured the new release products...those mini envelopes are the cutest! Your color palette is gorgeous!

LesLee said...

A D O R A B L E... both cards are very creative.. and I love how you showcased some of the elements in a fantastic way. thanks for sharing

Lanae said...

Oh these cards are so cute!!

Vicki said...

What a cute idea to use the tiny envelopes in a shaker card. Seriously cute!!!

Paulette S said...

That's some pretty strong love, Carly! LOL. And I love coffee a lot! Haha. Great Cards, Great Hop! Thanks, craftqueen417 at yahoo
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sawgy44 said...

Bitty envelopes...who knew how cute they cold be?

Cheryl B said...

Great cards!!

Lysa said...

Fabulous cards! That coffee set is top on my wishlist!!

Dara Lynn said...

Tiny envelopes??? Absolutely adorable in the shaker!!!!!! Oh Frappe set ...what a fantastic stamp to send to all who understand the importance of coffee in our lives! LOL !!! Such a fun hop!!!!

New Creations said...

Both of your creations are stunning! Love the tiny envelopes with adorable shaker one!

Unknown said...

I'm not a huge chocolate fan but "love you more than coffee" resonates! Great cards

Oliev said...

Lovely cards, I like your watercolored background on the first one.

TaeEun said...

Sweet cards! Love the idea to put the little envelopes in the shaker!

Betty said...

two great cards - love this release!!

jandbspiegel said...

I like your stitched shaker card - great idea

Marty said...

Lovely cards. I particularly like the backgrounds.

Donna Cala said...

Fabulous shaker with the little envies. What a great idea! I love the watercolor too.

Laurie2cats said...

Fun cards, love the shaker card background and tiny envelopes

scrappergirl56 said...

Hey there Carly, fun stuff and fab release...thanks for everything...Sherry

Michele K. Henderson said...

That purple and pink is the perfect color combination! Gorgeous!
Take Care!
Michele

Unknown said...

Great cards and a great release! Once again.....awesome job!

Janet M said...

I love the envelope confetti. It's cute.

Berndog said...

Love, love, love your shaker card! The bitty envelopes are so cute!

cewalt said...

Great shaker card. Thanks!

Torrie said...

Cute cards. I like that you used the tiny envelopes as shaker bits!

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