Friday, October 9, 2020

essentials by ellen holiday 2020 hop

Complicated interactive card designs always seem like too much for my lazy relaxed crafting heart so I love that there is a pop-up card that takes just a few simple cuts! And I love that this card style pairs so well with some of my favorite stamps, the Essentials by Ellen All Inside Bear & his accessories!


Before we talk more about this pop-up card, I should mention that we are having a hop today to share the latest Essentials by Ellen release (peek at the whole awesome release HERE)! If you are hopping with us, you should be arriving from Jessica's amazing blog!


Here's a quick video of the pop-up card process...

My tips for creating a card like this...

  • use heavyweight cardstock to minimize any coloring showing through and make the pop-up as sturdy as possible.
  • bulk up your card stash by using the same design for multiple card occasions. I made cards for Halloween, Christmas and a birthday with basically all the same designs.





Your next hop stop is Carolyn Peeler's beautiful blog. And EH is also giving away prizes!!! One lucky commenter will win the whole Essentials by Ellen holiday release! And another will receive $25 to spend at ellenhutson.com! For a chance to win, all ya' gotta' do is hop along, enjoy the fabulous eye candy, and leave a little love for your fellow crafters: increase your chances by commenting on each stop on the hop! Comments left before 11:59 PDT on October 14 will be entered to win. (Winners are selected randomly.)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Carly

supplies:
affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. thank you!
Essentials by Ellen Halloween Magic stamps (for "all signs..." sentiment)
Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2 stamps & dies (for witches hat, scarf & candy cane)
Essentials by Ellen It's All Good stamps (for "just wanted..." sentiment)
Essentials by Ellen Tis The Season stamps (for "happy halloween" & "merry christmas")
Copic Markers R24, R08, YR68, YR16, Y17, Y35, G02, B04, B02, V05, RV02, C9 & C6 

100 comments:

Leslie said...

Such great cards! I love your CAS style!

Eve N said...

Such cute & definitely not lazy card designs! I usually don't get cutsey creature sets, but your ideas with Bear Ware have me putting it on my wishlist.

Lagene said...

CUTE stamp! Awesome creations! I especially love those tangled Christmas lights!

Phyllis Tamminen said...

I love your cards. Such a great surprise when you open.
Love your style !!❤️❤️

Vicki L Riester said...

Very cute cards-love the tangled lights.

Karen B said...

Love the pop-ups!

Holly Field said...

Love your samples of Bear ware....so darn cute!

dolcreations said...

Oh your Bear cards are soooo cute.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love, love, love your pop up cards! So, so cute!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, you are SO creative!

Carrie said...

Such great projects!

kat said...

Love Bear Ware too, and love seeing you using this fun series!!! As a grandma, my grands love receiving Bear Ware cards from their Mimi:):):)

Kathi J said...

Love Bear Ware too, and love seeing you using this fun series!!! As a grandma, my grands love receiving Bear Ware cards from their Mimi:):):)

Karen said...

I just LOVE your bear cards, and know just who would love getting one . . . or two. . . or three!

Heather L du Toit said...

I don't care for candy corn but I absolutely LOVE the candy corn card! SO CUTE!

Heather du Toit said...

I don't care for candy corn but I absolutely LOVE the candy corn card! SO CUTE!

Jodi - mach1vn@hotmail.com said...

LOVE!!!!!!

AarthiS said...

Oh my! Truly CAS.. love everything ❣️

Annheidel said...

Your cards are so cute! I am most excited about this new Bear Ware addition.

Melanie said...

Totally fun! I’m so inspired to make pop up cards now. I can do it!

Marty B said...

What a fun video and cards & I will definitely try this!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I adore this bear and your darling CAS designs!

Johanna said...

Adorable card and some good ideas. What more could anyone ask for.

Majtolina said...

I j'adore the way you make CAS cards so wonderful :)

Carol McCready said...

Way too cute! I love that bear.

Cheryl B. said...

People love a pop-up card and I appreciate the CAS of it all. I have all the bear ware so I will need these as well

Andre M. said...

These pop up designs are so sweet, love that the front is simple and such a wow surprise on the inside.

Anonymous said...

I love your cute bear cards—so simple and playful. Love the added pop-up surprise inside.

Linda Callahan said...

I am a total CAS fan - these are adorable!

Maureen Morton said...

My favorite bear has new duds! How darn cute is this and you really made him come alive......so magical. Love the line work and the colors. The pop is a real surprise, too!

Candace Hendrick said...

Not much for Halloween cards but you did an awesome job with the candy corn. Using the bear on the inside was awesome idea so cute. I am not good with utilizing empty space on my cards you are a master.

MerryMerlin said...

Great tip to use one design for multiple occasions! And definitely “laid back”, not “lazy”!!😍

Lynn D. said...

What festive cards with this stamp set.

Larissa Uchiyama said...

Ooh, Carly, I love these simple yet adorable cards! These are just SO dang cute!! Thank you SO much for sharing these awesome cards with us! I'm so excited because I was able to score a Bear Ware 5 stamp set and dies! I can't wait to get them in my hot, little hands!

Amy McCue said...

I love the bear and all his bear ware!

denise said...

I might have to make these ones this year, I love the bear.

MarianBP said...

I love the bright colours on white!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what a fun pop up card. Love your tip about changing the theme but keeping the same design.

Anonymous said...

Love your style! Beautiful cards.

Teena said...

Love those cute bears!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Seeing candy corn reminded me of all the candy corn that I ate as a kid. Now, it makes me nauseous thinking about it. haha Cute bear mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Giselle said...

Your cards are adorable! I love the surprise pop-up inside, it’s so fun!

Denise Bryant said...

I just love this bear! What adorable cards! Love that he has so many fun accessories... so many possibilities!

Rainbow J. said...

So stinkin adorable! I love these CAS cards. Well done.

Cy Lee said...

Adorable

Tami B. said...

Your cards really made me smile. Great job & great designs.

Pamela said...

Who doesn't I love this bear!?! You have showcased him moving through the seasons. Love your colors, cards are simple, sweet and perfect.

sentsue said...

Great way to show the versatility of Ellen's sets. Nice work!

L said...

your cards are adorable!
So many fun ideas for this fabulous new release!

Audrey said...

You took CAS card to a new level! Thank you for the inspiration

Ryan Hungerford said...

I love your cards! It is rare to have a surprise one the inside!

Paula said...

Your cards are fabulous! So vibrant!

Rachelle Oltean said...

These CAS designs are AMAZING! You always inspire me with your creativity! This set never gets old and I'm so glad that Julie keeps adding new accessories! : )

April said...

What fun cards, I will definitely give your simple pop-up method a try!

bzyPTmom said...

That bear-so many different ways to use him, I'm in love! Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

I love that these cards are so simple and cute.
Even I should be able to hopefully
Have some turn out good!

Sherry W. said...

Oh, so cute! Yes! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in complex cards and yet simple cards are so effective. Thanks for sharing your designs. I like the idea of the same basic design for multiple cards and occasions. Great idea!

Susan T said...

OMG you did it again!!!! I love these cards. They my my heart sing.....sooooo cute.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your beautiful and bright CAS look! All of these cards are so cheerful and fun!

DorothyA said...

Great cards. Love that they have both inside and out. Such cute sentiments and images!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the ideas.

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! That bear is so cute and versatile! 🙂

Eileen M said...

Very cute cards, love how you used the bear!

Julie from NZ said...

I love watching your videos and I thought these cards were adorable. I'm going to have to get the bear ware accessories. He is just adorable with the add ons. I love your pop up idea.

Unknown said...

I just recently bought the All Inside stamp set and dies. All your creations are increasing my need to get some of the coordinating sets!

Freda said...

Fabulous, striking card designs! Love the pop up idea! Will try it out. Thx so much for inspo.

~amy~ said...

I always love your designs Carly! Super fun!

SmilynStef said...

always love different ways to use that super-cute bear

Allison Nesbitt said...

Yay, I have this bear set. I love pop up cards and love how you used different themes. Very creative but not too over the top.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the stand-up bear.
Being able to change what
he is holding makes him
so versatile. Fantastic
cards. I'll be using
this idea. thanks for
sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anika E said...

I always enjoy seeing cards be used in ways other than the original intent. The birthday bear card is brilliant. I love your clean and simple style on all of your cards. Each one was absolutely gorgeous. I love the bright colors. I am totally inspired.

Denise Petro said...

I love these new Bear cards you made--so cute and fun!

BeverlyBL said...

So cute. That cutie pie bear is perfect for so many occasions. Love your Christmas lights.

Cyndi said...

Wonderful, clean cards. I really love that sweet polar bear.

Megan said...

These are all fabulous, Carly! So much fun!

Deb G said...

These are so wonderful!

JOANNA SHOEMAKER said...

what fun cards...so cute!

Kathy Camasso said...

I just love these!!! Thanks for sharing this simple technique that makes for a fantastic card (or3)!!!

Sue D said...

These pop up bear cards are so cute.

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of the bear and candy corn,

jan metcalf said...

Fun looks Carly!

Candy said...

Love Mr. Bear —hope you and your new baby are doing great!

Ms. Tamp said...

I love candycorn. Nice ideas for use.

Unknown said...

I love the Bear Ware stamps and dies, as well as these add-ones!!! Thank you for the ideas, my granddaughers will love the pop-up bears!!!

Cynthia said...

OMG, such adorable cards, the bear and his bear ware are just my favorite. I cannot wait until my set arrives

Tracey Landt said...

Thank you so much for sharing your simple pop up card Carly. All three were fantastic!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your outside/inside cards. So fresh and fun!
What a wonderfully fun release. Love the light, artsy, fun images.
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Jean said...

What a great release! Such fun cards and inspiration! Thank you!

Nina said...

The way you used the bear for different holiday poses made me smile.

Lynn Hill said...

I love your very simple Halloween candy corn card and if you follow it up with the bear on another card at Christmas I bet your friends would notice and think you were so clever! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.

Melissa said...

Those cards are too cute. I love the Halloween one the best, but each of the bears popping up inside is adorable!

Marsha said...

Love your adorable cards!

berryblue said...

I just recently picked up the original "bear" stamp set. And a package with the dies is scheduled for delivery at my house today! I love how it will cut out his little arms to hold things! I love your cards always! And now I'm going to have to order some Bear Ware! Thanks for sharing the tip about switching up holidays while you have supplies out. So smart!

Unknown said...

This is such an adorable and fun card idea and the stamps are terrific--thanks so much for the video!

Bri Kay said...

Love these cards!

Jean R-T said...

Love the pop up bears!

karenajo said...

What adorable pop up cards and you have showcased the versatility so well! Thanks for sharing!

Linda BL said...

Great cards to highlight at a great release. Love your bear cards!

Cindi Johnson said...

This is a cute set! I really like the Christmas lights card!

Christine Kiehl said...

yay! Commenter number 100 says these cards are truly creative and adorable!!