Wednesday, December 13, 2017

3 ways to send congratulations

YAY! Thanks so much for hopping with us as we celebrate the Essentials by Ellen December release! This release has such a fun, celebratory theme! And I have 3 cards to share with one of my new favorite dies, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies Yay by Julie Ebersole...
I think I say "yay" all the time because a) it's just a fun word and b) it seems like such a nice way to congratulate someone! "Yay" feels happy and genuine, as in "I'm happy for your happiness". I think we could all use a little more "yay" right now. 
I used the negative cut of "yay" to make a window/aperture on the front of my card, along with a party hat from Celebration Lady set. And did you know that you can use Copic markers to custom color white pom-poms?

The positive cut of the letters are also fun to play with. I cut two words from cardstock I had inked and then coated one with Glossy Accents and one with Nuvo White Blizzard glitter drops.
This is one of my favorite ways to dress up die cuts and to keep myself from mucking it up before it dries, I place a loop of low-tape on an acrylic block. I stick my die cuts into the tape and apply the Glossy Accents or Nuvo. Then I set the block very, VERY far away from myself to dry.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun on the rest of the hop and your next stop is my friend Carolyn Peeler's blog.

Hugs!
Carly

supplies: 
Essentials by Ellen Stamps, Cue the Confetti
Essentials by Ellen Stamps, Leading Ladies - Celebration Lady
Essentials by Ellen Dies, Leading Ladies - Celebration Lady
Essentials by Ellen Dies, Banner Cake
Essentials by Ellen Dies, Yay
Mama Elephant Inks Apricot & Tutti Fruitti
Avery Elle Ink Mint To Be
Copics BG32, BG34, V01 & V05
Solar White
Glossy Accents
Nuvo Drops White Blizzard
Pom-Poms

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

on the twelfth day of christmas...

...I'm over in The Classroom at Ellen Hutson with my 12 Tag project. It's one of my favorite holiday traditions! Come on by!

Hugs!
Carly

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

die cut christmas card with right at home

I fell head over heels for the Right At Home Holidays Are On The Way die set as soon as I saw it. I had no idea what I was going to make but I had to have it. Does that ever happen to you? 

So with no idea what I was making, I started by just cutting the whole set from solar white cardstock. I was able to play with all the plain white pieces and see what they wanted to be, haha! Actually I really loved having a blank canvas and the pieces were super fun to color with my Copics. What do you think?




Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!
Carly

supplies:
Right At Home Dies, Holidays Are On The Way
Essentials by Ellen Stamps, Modern Christmas
VersaFine Onyx Black
Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
Copics R22, YG41, BG13, BG32, BG34, BG05, T2, T4 & 100
Nuvo Drops Gloss White & Ebony Black
ScorPal

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

it's a party with the new essentials by ellen!

The new Essentials by Ellen release is here and it is a party!!! It's a really busy time at EH so we are not hopping to celebrate until next week but I couldn't resist sharing a shaker card I made...

The new Banner Cake die by Julie is super fun, makes a great shaker card and pairs wonderfully with the Cue The Confetti stamp set.

For this card, I inlaid the banner cake back into the panel I cut it from after inking it and giving it a good coat of sparkly Nuvo Drops.

I stamped "cue the confetti" on the card front, topped it with itty bitty iridescent star sequins and foam mounted the cake panel on top to create a shaker. Easy peasy and so fun to shake!

I have bunches more to share on December 13th (after we finish the 12 Tags at EH) but make sure you check out the release!

Hope you are having a great day! Hugs!
Carly

supplies:
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Strawberry & Mint To Be
Mama Elephant Pigment Ink Apricot & Tutti Fruitti