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

24 comments:

Ashlyn Jaggernath said...

Awesome tip for applying glossyg accents etc. to die cuts. Thank you!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Let along seeing a terrific new stamp set I am learning so much on this hop as a new crafter, all this inspiration is amazing & ideas that just blow me away, thank you for your gorgeous work x

Maxine M. said...

Great idea. TFS

Scraplea 1 said...

Such a fun new release! I use the word Yay all the time also. Thanks for your idea on letting glossy accents and things dry. I'll try that!!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love how the Nuvo drops look on top of the YAY!

Lisa A creations said...

A very fun and festive new release! Cute cards!

RobynLovesPedro Silva said...

Omg I love what u did to your dies cuts. That is soooo smart!! Thanks for sharing

Joy Meadows said...

Love these new products and your cards at super nice! thanks for sharing.

sentsue said...

So in love with your clean graphic style on these cards!

Lori said...

Super cute!

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet cards and awesome tip on applying glossy accents, etc.

Sue LD said...

Cute and festive card designs.

Michelle H said...

Such a cute idea of putting the party hat inside the “A”: great cards.

McStamper said...

Love your cards. Thanks for the great tip.

Jeanne Beam said...

Great cards. Yay! Thanks for sharing...

Susan K said...

Great release. Thanks for sharing so many great tips. Love your card designs.

Karen H said...

Wow, great tips and cute card!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your cards are super adorable and super joyful ! margessw@icloud.com

I Card Everyone said...

YAY! indeed, Carly! LOve every project and your genius technique for coating your die cuts using glossy accents - Far, far away, is the best for me, too!
=]

Barbara Edwards Staradumsky said...

The cards are so so cute! I am in love with the Cue the Confetti Collection!!!

Pat McCleary said...

The party hat in the "A" is pure genius. Love it!

Denise Bryant said...

So festive! Love the colors!

Betty B said...

Great looking cards. Simple and so effective with the big YAY! I like the texture you get with the Copics colouring tip and mounting your diecuts on tape. Thanks.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Yay, Yay, Yay!!! Great and festive cards and love the 3D look of using the Crystal accents!