Tuesday, October 18, 2016

essentials by ellen holiday 2016 hop!

Yay, it's Essentials by Ellen release day! I'm so happy you're here! Welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! Today I have the honor of showing off some of the new release, Homespun Holidays stamp & die sets and the Leaping Deer die! First up, the Leaping Deer die by Julie Ebersole:

To create the card, I used the Leaping Deer as a window and behind it I placed some "stitched" gold foil. I love the simplicity of the deer image (Julie is a genius) with the richness of the gold foil.
Next I played with the adorable Homespun Holiday stamp & coordinating die set by Brandi Kincaid.

Brandi's designs are so sweet and I immediately fell in love with the little homemade snow globe & had to make it into a shaker card.
And don't laugh but I made a video! Actually feel free to laugh because it's kind of hysterical but it's my very first one! You will see that I have no idea how to work my camera or how to edit but hopefully you'll get a few ideas. And I promise it is mercifully short, LOL!

And one more awesome thing, 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 25thALL 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!

You're next stop is the amazing blog of May Park! If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Have fun hoppin'!

xo,
Carly


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Shelly Rasske said...

Beautiful designs, this is a wonderful release!

brinkleyboy said...

You did a great job on your first video, I got lots of great tips from watching it! Loved that shaker card and Brandi's designs are awesome!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Both your cards are really cute! Great job!

Emily K said...

Love the shaker card. So cute. Great new products too.

Ashwini Rao said...

Beautiful cards! I love it when you can make cards so easily, because the products are so easy to use! But your ideas of "stitched foil" and the small window and the glitter - I really love them!

Colleen C. said...

Great cards. Really loving all the items in this release.

Anonymous said...

Love the deer card with the stitched foil background. Glad you did a video showing how to do the shaker card, so wonderful! thank you
~Gin K.~

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your deer cards!!

Taheerah said...

Just lovely!

Jean said...

Fantastic projects!

TK said...

Fabulous cards!

Ruth Junkin said...

Elegant deer!
Great job on first video!

Maureen Morton said...

Your video is just as sweet as you seem to be! Loved it and will return for future reference. Your cards have so much personality and I am delighted with how you've used the new release. All too sweet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tigger's Mom said...

Great job, love this release!

Debbie Selby said...

Love the deer over the stitched background.

Swimmom said...

Great cards!

Bonnie J said...

What fun cards! This is a wonderful release.

Teri Smith said...

I adore the reindeer cards you did. Bravo!

Leslie said...

These are great. Thank you.

richardbreaks said...

Awesome Carly! Love the sweet shaker!

Ina Nelson said...

Great cards. I love the idea of using the super fine glitter and coloring it. Great tips. Keep on with the video production

Scrapperdipper said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love how you used the background die for the deer cutouts.

nannersmom said...

Super cute shaker card. I really like the simplicity of the deer with the stitching in the knockout.

LesLee said...

Great job on your first video... I enjoyed it very much along with your cards... they are beautiful.. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. :)

Sam B said...

LOVE your snowglobe shaker card and that deer - what a great idea to put the gold with the stitched plate design on it behind the cutout shape! It looks so cool! TFS!

Megan Harp said...

Awesome cards! thanks for sharing your creativity!

aknancy said...

Such cute cards... Love the shaker card.... thanks for sharing. this is a wonderful release.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh for Pete's sake .. why didn't I just push the 'want it all' button!? Carly!!! so cute!
=]

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous creations and so beautifully designed - thank you for sharing:)

Dorothy C. said...

Love how you used the Stitches cover plate on the deer card. Thanks for the video too!

Diane Jaquay said...

That deer is gorgeous, and I love your sweet shaker card!!

Crafty Little Peach said...

Very pretty! TFS

Unknown said...

I love the glittery shaker card!

Ronnie said...

Carly I ADORE your shaker card and congrats on your first video. I hope we see more

Kelly Massman said...

love how you used the embossing with the deer!!! amazing!

Tracy Lustick said...

Great ideas !

Deb said...

The deer card was awesome!

Viveca said...

Cute shaker card. Nice ideas.

Casie Williams said...

Love the leaping reindeer and the stitch background on the gold really sets it off beautifully!

RobynM500 said...

I love the glittered shaker card.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Hello! I loved your cards--especially the shaker card, I just love them! However, one tiny complaint--I could not hear your video! I had the sound up as high as it goes and I still couldn't hear you. I don't know if it's on my end or yours--but I thought I should let you know. Otherwise, I really enjoyed your cards and I was able to grasp how you made the glittered shaker card from just watching the video! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Denoncour said...

Beautiful!! Absolutely love your gold stitched reindeer!

Woendi Levitt said...

Thank you so much for sharing these ideas. And I love how you laughed with yourself regarding your video. In time you will be an expert.

Betty Buchsdrucker said...

Great job on the shaker card. Too cute!

LisaBee17 said...

Loving that deer die, and how you used it in your cards.

Nancy R said...

You did a great job on your first video. The shaker card is adorable and the deer die is showcased beautifully on the other two cards. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Nancy Allin said...

Nice job on your first video! I love your shaker card, as well as how you used the background stitch die on the deer. Such an awesome new release!!

A Tad Bit Off said...

The deer are fantastic!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Super cute shaker (& video!). I love the Homespun Holiday set ... so sweet.

Brandi Rubio said...

Very cute shaker card! I lovedon't your video too, so don't worry about us not liking it. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

Brandi Rubio said...

Oops, typo! ***I loved your video!*** not, lovedont, lol.

Mandy Makes and Mends said...

How cute is your shaker card.....adorable. Love what you did with the stitched die and the reindeer , it looks fantastic . tFS

faddisfamily said...

You did just fine for your first video. I really liked the elegance of the deer card.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love how you embossed the deer!

Janet D. said...

Love your deer card, it is gorgeous!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love that deer and the Stitched cover plate gold background makes it so elegant! Such an awesome video for the cute shaker card too!

JBall said...

The deer die is so awesome and your background just pops.
Good job.

McStamper said...

Love your deer cards with the cover plate. The shaker is adorable. I want it!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I just got my Misti and this was very helpful!

Kanako Nakamura said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing.

Karen B. said...

What a great video and I just adore your beautiful deer card.

loceanjo said...

( love that coverplate die and what you have done with it and the deer die! Stunning!!

Jan Elmore said...

..aaahhhhhwwweeee.....the snow globe!

Kathy Thisted said...

Awesome video! fantastic card! love the way you showed and talked about your use of copics on top of glitter

Laura said...

This snow globe reminds me of making them as a kid out of baby food jars. It was so much fun. Love the shaker!!

Karen Cash said...

I love both cards, but the reindeer is so beautiful.

Satori said...

Love the stitched deer card! Thanks for the video showing the shaker card!

n56leiker said...

Thank you for the tutorial on your shimmer shaker card! It turned out pretty cute!

Beth H. said...

Love your gold deer card. Super elegant!

Tina Thomsen said...

Thank you for sharing your designs with all of us for inspiration.

M R Leech said...

The Stitches Cover Plate as a background for the reindeer is just brilliant! The perfect look! Thank you!

Isabelle said...

Your cards are gorgeous ! The deer look so precious and elegant. And your shaker card is really great with the glitter background, really a great idea.

Donna Baker said...

Enjoyed your shaker tutorial video , just love the way we can create them

Marta said...

Ooh the gold reindeer reminds me of real embossed metal.
And your snowglobe shaker is adorable!

Nikki said...

Love your cards!

Leigh Buchholz said...

Congrats on making your first video! Great job and I picked up a couple great tips. The Misti has been an absolute Godsend to the crafting world. Your shaker card is adorable. The Leaping Deer is my favorite - simple & modern.

Rosemary said...

lovely set of cards!!

Teresa Doyle said...

A seriously cute card Carly, I love it! A great job!
(Glad I was on board with you from your first video!)

Dianne Plummer said...

Traditional golden reindeer is beautiful.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

what a cute little shaker card, so lovely also the deer is totally something i would make, thank you for sharing your ideas, i love these bloghops for giving me so m uch inspiration with a handfull of items

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the pretty gold reindeer! Cute and classy!

Amy McCue said...

I love how you did the stitched background behind your deer die cut!

kReN K said...

I love, love, love this background stitches die! It looks terrific behind the Leaping Deer die cut out and I am thinking of so many ways to use it behind other die cuts. SO versatile. Perfect for a homespun holiday! TFS!

Julie Ebersole said...

YOUR FIRST VIDEO!!! WELL DONE, WELL DONE!!! *monkey clapping* And the samples are AMAZEBALLS!!! XOXO!!! Thank you, my super creative friend! XOXO!!!

Betty Keefe said...

your first video is great - two wonderful cards, Carly

Lieve said...

Congratulations on your clear, easy to follow first video !
Fun shaker card; and really beautiful "deer card" ! That golden stitched background of the deer is great ! Simple and oh so beautiful design !
Thank you for sharing !

Diann Brodnax said...

Love how fun and wonderful your cards are! :)

Geri Stuart said...

What a wonderful way to combine the stitching and the deer dies, love it!

vicenta ghylin said...

Great cards. The shaker card is my favorite. You did a great job making your first video, Thank you for making it and sharing your ideas.

CandyW said...

Love your deer card, and that snow globe is just too stinking cute!!!

Lori B said...

Oh that snow globe is just so cute!

Deborah said...

Carly your reindeer cards are stunning! The shaker card is adorable and fun tfs.

Colleen Balija said...

I love the snow globe shaker card! And that deer, what a beauty using the background die in it for texture!

jkstiles77 said...

Love that big deer die and the cover plate! Great cards!

Sue LD said...

Very cute snowglobe and love the stitched texture on the deer.

Katie said...

Love them, Carly.

Russell Productions said...

Great video and SPARKLE!

Ryegirl said...

Such beautiful and creative cards!! Love the sparkle and shine!

Laura Norris said...

Your video was great!! Good job Carly! Love the shaker snow globe, and the deer is beautiful!

Lindar C said...

Great video, everyone starts somewhere. Love that shaker card.

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely cards!

Tracy Brown said...

I really like your shaker card!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love your shaker! Nice video!

Karen King said...

Two terrific cards! THis is such a great release!

jan metcalf said...

Love the texture on your deer!

pcm said...

i love that stitches die behind the open die cut!

Elaine said...

Beautiful cards!

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing your talents with us Carly. Your projects are wonderful.

SHartl said...

I love how you used the negative die cut shape with the stitched cover die!

Amy Lim said...

The leaping deer die and stitch cover plate make a great combination ! The card is lovely !

Nancy Dempsey said...

That deer card is so elegant and rich looking!

Betty Sue said...

Love both cards! Everyone is rocking this release!

Lisa Silver said...

That little shaker is just too cute!!! Awesome projects!

judy said...

I love this release and your lovely cards!

D.Ann C said...

That deer with the Stitches coverplate behind it is FABULOUS!!

ann greene said...

The leaping deer is stunning with the gold inset and stitch background. Love them both.

Barbara said...

First of all, your first video was awesome and both cards are awesome, too! Wow!

Deedee Maldy said...

Carly, really great job on your first video. I hope this is the first of many to come because I enjoyed the shaker card. It is heartwarming!

Freda said...

Thanks so much for the great video tutorial. It was very helpful! Love both your cards.

Violet said...

Wonderful holiday release. Liked you card with the micro fine glitter technique. I had forgotten about it, but am now inspired to try it again!

~amy~ said...

Carly! These are fabulous! Love them!!!

The sacred/secular medley said...

Great cards!

La la said...

Love all the gold and sparkle on your cards.

di said...

Great video! You did an awesome job for your first one. Really enjoyed watching it. Thanks!

Viki said...

Great cards!

Amy Y said...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing!!!

Maureen Jones said...

So cool! I love the way you combined the two dies to make the patterned deer! ❤️

Noreen said...

I love your cute little shaker house!

Dottie Acosta said...

Really nice๐Ÿ˜Š

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love the embossed deer!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these! That shaker is absolutely adorable!

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful card!!

Deborah Giles said...

Jar snowglobe is just the greatest. Especially when it's sparkly.

cindybearj said...

I love your cards! The first is classy and beautiful and the second is just so cute!

Scraplea 1 said...

Awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

Robin Walston said...

The shaker card is so cute. Thanks for great ideas.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the textured deer and the fun jar snow scene!

Rosali said...

Love how you combined two of the new dies for the deer card!! And the snow shaker is so beautiful too, such a sweet image!

Toula Makris said...

Elegant cards, in particular the sweet shaker card!

Texan Princess said...

YOur cards are so cute! There are so many items that would make great elements of a shaker card in this release! Maybe I'll finally start to use up some of my sequin collection...

Tania L said...

Love love your glitter shaker card!

patti said...

Thanks for the video!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Your cards are amazing!!!

girl with a curl said...

Congratulations on your first video, it was awesome. OMG the stitched die is so on my wish list, especially after seeing it behind the reindeer, very clever indeed. Have a super day. Cheers Donna Z :)

Teri W said...

This is a great release! Your card is wonderful!

Susan Eliot said...

Great job on the video - way better than I could ever do! I love your cards - especially the gold stitched deer - very elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Yukiko Sugiyama said...

Beautiful cards!!! Wonderful designs!!!
I love how you made shaker with the snow dorm!

Mary Locke said...

Love the glittered background for the shaker...adords!

loulou said...

Great cards. Love the deer with the coverplate design behind.

Heather Parry said...

Great video! And I love the shaker card and the technique of creating the glitter background - I'm definitely going to use that with my Christmas cards this year!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards!

Christy said...

Love that you used the cover plate die on gold paper....so pretty! The shaker card is adorable!

Purple Princess said...

beautiful!!

Debra said...

I really like the snow globe card that's a shaker...great idea!

BunnyD said...

Lovely cards and great job on your first video! Your instructions were clear and concise on it so I think you should continue to make more videos!

Lynne said...

Thanks for the video. ,Shaker cards are so much fun. Also a great way to use the wonderful back ground die.

Mary Holshouser said...

The change of the background for the deer
really makes a different. Both are so
pretty.
the sparkly houses in the jar is a fun
idea.
thanks for sharing.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the sparkly shaker so cute and perfect for Christmas!

Bunny said...

Thanks for the video, Carly. The deer is beautiful and so was the shaker card.

Nana Griffin said...

A good job with the video. I like the pattern on the deer.

Sue McW said...

Beautiful cards. Great job on the video. Love how you put the glitter on and colored it with copics.

vinita jain said...

Such fun and innovative ideas! Thanks for sharing your awesome video!

Caron's Creations said...

I love the cute shaker card you made look so easy. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanne H said...

What a beauty...your Leaping deer card! Great idea.

KimC said...

Great cards as always Miss Carly from a wonderful holiday release and your video is adorbs!

Kleri F said...

Awesome cards!thank you for the inspiration!

Margaret Moody said...

Love your cards!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful and festive cards. Love your fabulous CAS designs.

Diane M said...

Beautiful!

Pam D. said...

This is an awesome release. Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing!

Debbie B said...

You did great for your first video! I can only hope I do as well some day! Your cards are GREAT! Congrats! You are on your way! Thanks for sharing!

kerry myers said...

Awesome card as a shaker card! Great job

Robyn said...

Great cards! Love the sparkle!

JanetB said...

You did a fantastic job on your first video! Your cards a both perfect.

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards! Love the shaker design, so adorable!

Denise K said...

I think the deer is my favorite and I love how you did the gold!

Kathy S said...

Sweet cards - thanks for the opportunity.

Mrsfish02 said...

Sweet little shaker and video. Great job Carly. This release has so much goodness. Thanks for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

Your deer card is so elegant and the shaker card is so charmingly cute!

Cathy said...

Great first video! Beautiful cards, awesome release!

Claudia N said...

Love the stamp set used I want that tree!! Lol

Stephanie Ferreira said...

I'm loving that deer and the use of the foil makes it look very rich. I enjoyed your shaker video and like the card.

Denise Gutshall said...

What great ideas you have! The background stamp in gold is stunning behind the deer die! I love it! And then another creative idea to make the mason jar into a shaker card! Thanks for sharing!

LaNell Taylor said...

Very elegant deer cards. Thanks for sharing such a fun technique with glitter and my favorite tool

Jennifer Turner said...

What beautiful designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie Vasel said...

All of your ideas are superb!
Love how you used the stitches cover plate with the reindeer.

bev p said...

When I watch a cardmaking video, I am not watching to critique the film technique. I just appreciate the fact that people are willing to share what they know for FREE! So. unless you are filming with an iPhone in one hand and pointing with the other, or showing me lots of video with your hands doing nothing while you ramble on and on about what you are going to show me, I am not likely to complain. And ... i learned something new today. Thank you.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing your video on how you created the shaker card. Short, sweet and definitely to the point. Awesome job.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! Love them and this new release:)

Anonymous said...

Carly, you are so ding, dang cute! This video made me laugh out loud! It was awesome! Congrats on your first moving picture appearance! Love what you did with this card--the window cutout and all that sparkle! Larissa

Amy Ames said...

Carly I love your cards!! You did a great job on your first video!! I really love your shaker card it's so adorable ๐Ÿ˜Š

Patty said...

I love your deer card and how you used the stitched cover plate die.

Judie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the deer one!!!

Gwen said...

IMO, your cards demonstrate exactly how to use that reindeer die! Stunning!

A Crafty Person said...

Super amazing cards!

Carolyn Steele said...

If you hadn't said it was your first video, I would never have known! You shard some great tips - I didn't know to put glitter on double sided adhesive. It's beautiful and adds so much sparkle. Your cards are beautiful (I didn't get to the hop until later and live your sparkly wreath too). Great cards - great release!

Stef Perry said...

Each card is distinctly lovely, with clever design ideas. Terrific!

Mary-Anne V said...

Two very fun and creative cards.

Jill aka neeuqpmats said...

The gold sweater design leaping deer is stunning!! Love him!!

Carolynn said...

Both of your cards have so much to interest the eye as well as being beautifully designed. What a great idea to use score tape and copics to create a colored, glittered background in your shaker card!

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