Friday, April 30, 2021

rainbow shaker card with essentials by ellen

What's better than a rainbow card? How about a rainbow card filled with glitter & sequins? 

Here's a quick peek at how I made this happy, sparkly card...

I started by adding a little color to the background with Copic markers. Basically I just scribbled them onto the cardstock, blending in between.

I wanted to give the panel some sparkle with glitter paste but my last little bit was too dry so instead I used a squeegee to spread a thin layer Glossy Accents over the color. While the Glossy Accents was still wet, I sprinkled it with glitter & tiny star sequins.

For the shaker window, I die cut the Essentials by Ellen Mini Rainbow from 110lb white cardstock. I adhered acetate on the back of the shaker panel with double-sided tape and a little glue pen around the rainbow opening.

I stamped the "you are awesome" sentiment on the acetate. Doing it after it was already adhered to the panel with the rainbow window helped me with the spacing.

Then I used foam tape on the back of the rainbow panel to create the shaker "container".

And finally I added sequins into the shaker container and closed it with the colored, sparkly panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


P.S. You can peek at all the latest new Essentials by Ellen HERE.


Friday, April 9, 2021

the cheerly

I've been working on something that I'm so excited to tell you about, a little tee shirt shop called The Cheerly and it opens today!

The shop is a fun way for me to be creative but more importantly, it's a way for me to help make a positive impact on the world. A portion of the proceeds of every sale will be donated to organizations making the world a better place.

Our first partner is Food Lifeline in Seattle. Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners. They distribute this food through a partnership with 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, enabling them to provide the equivalent of 134,000 meals every single day. 

The purchase of one Tee from The Cheerly will provide more than 10 meals to the fight against hunger. We are so excited to help Food Lifeline in their mission!

I would love it if you have a minute to pop over to The Cheerly and check it out!

Thank you!