Essentials by Ellen Holiday Hop

This is one of three posts today. Click here for the My Favorite Things New Product Launch (coming later tonight) and click here for the MFT August Release Countdown Day 1.


Hello and welcome to my stop on the Essentials by Ellen Holiday Release Blog Hop! I was thrilled when Julie and Ellen asked me to be a part of the hop to celebrate the amazing new holiday release! It's a good one!! ;)

Here is a look at the whole Holiday 2015 Release:

 http://www.ellenhutson.com/essentials-by-ellen-holiday-2015-complete-release/#_a_73

I have two cards to share with you today and the first one has a video as well! I am in love with the Elf'd stamps and dies and couldn't wait to create with them! The little elves are adorable and there are so many great sentiments to go with them! ;)

I decided to create a shaker card and include a bunch of the little stamped images inside. I knew I wanted to use the "we elves try to stick to the four main food groups...' as my sentiment (if you love the movie Elf, you'll recognize this) so I coloured in all the little images for the four food groups and diecut them with the coordinating dies.

I created a circle shaker component and filled it up with the stamped images, sequins and seed beads. I made sure that when I coloured my images and my elf, I used the same colours so everything would look uniform on the card.

I added a light green colour wash to the card front and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink so I could heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. I then adhered the elf in front of the shaker window and then added the panel to a white card base with a piece of red cardstock and vellum in between.

To see how I created my card you can watch the video below:



For my second card I used the new Thankful stamp set and the new Mistletoe & Holly stamp set to create a fall themed card. I love the think lines on the images in the Thankful stamp set and knew they would look great black heat embossed. 

I used some masks so I could stamp and create a one layer card and then also added in the green sprig (not sure what it's called lol!) image from the Mistletoe & Holly stamp. I thought it worked perfectly for hay stalks.

Once I had the images heat embossed, I added colour to them with Copic markers and stamped the embossed the sentiment underneath.

To finish the card, I added some clear sequins and some string to the stem on the pumpkin to add a little dimension to the card since it's all one layer.

Giveaway

Yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Thankful to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment by August 11, 2015 to enter my giveaway! (Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or you have the "no reply” option disabled.  You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen).


There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend!

Happy hoppin’! Your next stop is: Amy Kolling

The full list of hoppers is below: 

The CLASSroom  
Lisa Adametz  
Sandy Allnock  
Laurel Beard  
Heather Campbell  
Darlene DeVries 
Julie Ebersole 
Sharon Harnist  
Angel Johns
Stephanie Klauck   
Amy Kolling
Emily Leiphart
Nichol Magouirk
Jennifer McGuire 
Maureen Merritt
Kay Miller
Carolyn Peeler
Julia Stainton
Laura Sterckx
Amy Tsuruta
Kimberly Wiener
Carissa Wiley

Have fun on the hop! Thanks for stopping by! ;)


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MFT August Release Countdown | Day 1

This is one of three posts today. Click here for the My Favorite Things New Product Launch (coming later tonight) and click here for the Essentials by Ellen Holiday Release blog hop.

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the My Favorite Things August release countdown! Today I have a couple of cards to share that feature the new robots from the Bionic Bots stamp set. I love these robot images and the awesome sentiments that go with it.

These robots would be awesome for boy themed cards but I decided to make my cards both love themed. For my first card I coloured in the robot with cool gray Copic markers and then adhered him onto a vellum and white cardstock circle that I diecut using the new Double Stitched Circle STAX  die-namics. Before I added the vellum to the circle, I used the new Wonky Chevron stencil and added some pink ink to the background.

Once I had the circle and robot done, I adhered it onto a white cardstock panel cut with a stitched rectangle that I had added some light Summer Splash ink to and then I added the entire thing to a Grout Gray card base.

I stamped the sentiment onto a black strip of cardstock with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it. I cut the end at an angle and tucked it in behind the robot when I adhered it to the card. I completed the card with clear sequins and silver stickles.

For my second card, I stamped and coloured two robots, one with cool gray and one with purple grayish Copic markers. I coloured in both of their hearts with red and then cut then both out. 

I cut out a heart from a white cardstock panel using the Heart STAX die-namics and tucked both of the robots behind it so it looks like they're in the heart.

I traced around the heart with dashed lines using a black pen and then I adhered the panel to a white card base. To stamp the sentiment, I first cut it apart and then I stamped it so it would fit in the top area of the heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by for day 1 of the MFT August Release countdown! The new release products will officially be available on the My Favorite Things website tonight at 10pm EST!
 
Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for today's full product reveal, giveaways and links to lot's of amazing projects from the other MFT creative team designers! ;)

See you tonight for the release ;)

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MFT August Release Countdown | Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the My Favorite Things August release countdown. Today's card features another really fun stamp set that immediately takes you away to a tropical paradise.

To create my card, I stamped the tree and tiki hut onto white cardstock, coloured them in with Copic markers and then cut them out. I die cut a white panel with a stitched rectangle die and then cut the Peek-a-Boo Window from the center of it.
 
I inked up a second piece of white cardstock with blue on the top (sky) and brown (sand) on the bottom and adhered the tree and tiki hut on top. I made sure not to glue down the top of the leaves so I could make them stick out of the window opening.

I stamped the sentiment onto the white panel and then adhered it on over the little tropical scene that I created. I love the simplicity of this card. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by for day 2 of the MFT August Release countdown! The new release products will officially be available on the My Favorite Things website on August 4th at 10pm EST! 

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for today's full product reveal, giveaways and links to lot's of amazing projects from the other MFT creative team designers! ;)

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! ;)

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