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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281 comments:

  1. Totally smitten with your shaker!!!! lovely fall inspiration! FAB, so tickled to be in this line up of all star designers!

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  2. Love your cards, especially the elf one. Our family loves that movie.

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  3. Totally love the shaker card too cute!

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  4. Adorable shaker with this sweet elf set

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  5. Always enjoy seeing your examples for new releases - love that shaker - really fun.

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  6. Great samples. I like the thank you card.

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  7. I loved both cards, but I really enjoyed how you showcased the Thankful set, especially using the black embossing powder. Several other designers have used it with white or clear, and the effect was lovely and soft, but I liked how bold the black was and how it made things stand out! Your coloring was awesome as well. Thanks for participating in the hop and providing such great ideas.

    Maureen

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  8. Ha Ha! I love your elf card and so would my 5 grandsons! Thanks.

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  9. that is such a fun stamp set, and an amazing, bright card! Love those ELfs so much :)))

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  10. Your cards are fun! Love all the new stamps!

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  11. That elf shaker card is too cute! Fabulous release!

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  12. Love your work, Stephanie! The elf shaker is simply adorable. Your light watercolor wash front is perfect. The CAS Thanksgiving card is wonderful.

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  13. Great cards and I really like the Thanksgiving card

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  14. I sure want to copy your idea for a shaker card using the elf and candy. Great card!

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  15. Very cute on your elf card and very pretty on the Thanksgiving card! TFS
    Dolly aka scrapthat

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  16. Super fun Christmas Shaker Card! That elf is so adorable. And your pumpkin card is a stunner! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Wow Stephanie, that Elf shaker card is the cutest thing ever. I want to CASE your card as it is just amazing. Your Thanksgiving card is also gorgeous. Amazing cards.

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  18. Hi Stephanie! I love your techniques and your cards. My favorite product in the new Essentials by Ellen release is the GOT CANDY? stamp set. Thanks for this giveaway. xoxo

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  19. Great cards for this fab release!

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  20. Great cards....I just love making shaker cards, so my favorite is the elf card. Great release and such talented ladies.....Thank you.

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  21. Beautiful cards, Stephanie, I adore that shaker!!

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  22. cute elf! I would never have thought to use as shaker card

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  23. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your fantabulous elf shaker card!!!! I definitely need to get this set and give this a go!! TFS!

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  24. The elf shaker card is adorable....love the watercolor detail! The Thankful card is beautiful and I love the black embossing.

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  25. Very nice tutorial on the shaker element. Love that you used the little images in the shaker as well as the sequins and beads. That Thankful card is beautifully colore, too.

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  26. Stephanie, the elf card and the sentiment is adorable...the Thankful one is really pretty. Thanks for being part of the giveaway.

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  27. Great shaker card and video. Lovely thankful card too. Thanks.

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  28. Oh love, love your shaker card..so cute and pretty...love the fall card too, it will be here before we know it! dianegreghov@att.net

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  29. Oh my gosh...I love the elf shaker card. Elf is one of my favorite movies as well!

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  30. Adorable... love all the little details that you put in your card. The candy corn cracked me up I saw the Christmas ones for the first time last year.. and I thought.. "now that is new" I love it!!! Your second card is beautiful I think that stamp set would be a great staple in anyones stash!! Thanks for the chance to win Gidgetgadgetgirl@yahoo.com

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  31. I love the layout on the Tday card! And that Elf card! Very cute :)

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  32. Love the shaker card and the thankful card is so very simple and pretty

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  33. Love the elf shaker card...so cute
    Your Fall card is so rich in color...just lovely
    Well done on both cards
    zullu26@aol.com

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  34. A great video on the shaker card made with the Elf'd set. I love that almost every stamp set has a coordinating die these days!

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  35. What a creative way to use the Mistletoe and Holly stamp set, just love the Thankful stamp set!

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  36. Love your shaker. I think this new elf stamp set is so funny.

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  37. That shaker card is so fun and so clever!!! And your Thankful card - gorgeous and so fitting for the Fall season!! So impressed with your work and I love the way you showcased these new sets!! Hope you have a super lovely day

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  38. Thank you for sharing 2 cool cards !

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  39. I loved both of your pretty cards, and I enjoyed your video! Thanks for sharing! This is a great release!

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  40. The cards are beautiful especially the elf....too cute!! Great holiday release from EH; can't believe the holidays are just around the corner again. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  41. Love the pumpkin card. The twine added a nice element to the card.

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  42. Such a fun elf card, so cute. Thanks for sharing a video and for the chance to win.

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  43. Love this thankful set.
    Love the scribble look!

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  44. Lovin' the traditional holiday colours on your Elf'd card - makes it super merry & bright ;-)

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  45. That elf card is SO CUTE!! I LOVE the fun shakers you created!!! The second card is fabulous as well. Love your designs!!

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  46. What a cute card. justme81233@yahoo.com

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  47. A cute elf card and love the thankful card idea.

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  48. I love how you made this cute shaeker card. I simply love this elf. The Thankful set is lovely as well. Your designs are great. TFS

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  49. love that elf stamp! awesome shaker!

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  50. Great cards. Those elves are growing on me.

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  51. The elf shaker card-love!!

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  52. Both cards are great. Love the elf shaker card. Thanks for the tip on using Versafine black with clear embossing powder.

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  53. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration on this fun release. I especially like your shaker card and video!

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  54. LOVE the shaker card! So cute, terrific video! I absolutely love all the black on the thankful card! The images really stand out! The font on the sentiment is soo pretty, this is one of my fav stamp sets in this awesome release :)

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  55. You elf'd shaker card is just cute! Love the simplicity of your thankful card.

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  56. Wow... two beautiful cards with amazing color/detail!

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  57. That Elf set just lends itself to so many cute cards, especially shakers.

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  58. I love shaker cards! And this elf is just adorable! Thanks for teaching me how to do this! cbee at inbox dot com

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  59. the lef shaker card is my favourite (so far) on the blog hop! well done and thank you for sharing it with us

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  60. Adorable shaker! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. WOW neat, neat colorful sharker card...love it and your second card is beautiful as well. This release has so many neat stamp/die sets.

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  62. Lovely cards. Thanks for the video!

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  63. Both your cards are great, but I really LOVE the elf shaker card! I have family who also love the movie Elf and this would be the perfect card to create for them!

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  64. I am loving that elf and all the examples, great card!

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  65. Oh that shaker is just fun, fun, fun! Love the bold design on the second card too!

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  66. That shaker card is fabulous! That elf is so fun!

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  67. I love the sentiments on the elf set and your shaker card is adorable. The fall card is fab too and that's my favorite season so tend to collect all the stamps I can with pumpkins, gourds and things. Love this set.

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  68. Thanks for sharing! Loved the shaker card!

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  69. Great cards, especially love the elf shaker one!! judieattard (at) gmail.com

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  70. cute cuuuute shaker card and lovely Thanksgiving card.

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  71. thank you this is so cute love your card

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  72. Your elf shaker is adorable but the thankful card is just beautiful!

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  73. Love the shaker card! So creative!

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  74. Love your fun Elf'd shaker card! Awesome colors and details! Love your pretty Thankful card also with pretty coloring!

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  75. i like your thankful card just enough background color

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  76. Stephanie, your cards are amazing as they always are. Loved the video (pinned it!) will try this later. What an absolutely AWESOME release! OMG! I want it ALL!

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  77. So cute! I love the elf shaker card! Cute, Cute, Cute! The "Thankful" card is so pretty! Such great inspiration!

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  78. Adorable shaker! I love these elves.

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  79. Your cards are adorable! Love the shaker! Thanks for the chance to win this pretty stamp set too! :)

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  80. Such an adorable little elf shaker! Elves put a smile on my face - I love them so much! You thankful card is gorgeous too - fall is my favourite season!

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  81. The Elf set is perfect for shaker cards! Wonderfully done!

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  82. Love your use of the shaker card and the Fall theme one is simple but striking.

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  83. What a fun, fun, fun shaker card you made, and the Elf is perfect for it.

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  84. Love your cards, especially your elf shaker card. So cute!!

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  85. Such a cute shaker card and a fun take on the fall card too!

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  86. Adore your shaker card, so cute! And love the coloring on your second card, very pretty.

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  87. Your cards are great examples for this new release! The elves are just so cute!

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  88. Fun cards, Stephanie! I love your bold thankful card!

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  89. Lovely cards! Love your Elf'd shaker card.

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  90. cute elf card and the pumpkin card is so classy!

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  91. ADORABLE elf shaker card, thanks for the video too! Love your fall card, awesome watercoloring too!

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  92. Love your shaker card. The thankful card is lovely.

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  93. Your shaker is so cute!!!! I just love the "4 main food groups" stamp. I can see an elf saying that. Thanks for zooming in when you were coloring. it makes it easier to see how to color. Your Thankful card is stunning! I just love the simplicity of this card and how the colors just pop!!! Great job. You now have a new follower!

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  94. I LOVE your elf shaker card. Love the movie.

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  95. LOVE your shaker card and this new release!!!

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  96. Love that really cute shaker card.

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  97. Love that really cute shaker card.

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  98. I love your shaker card! Very cute!!

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  99. Adorable shaker....and a darling "Thankful" card ♥

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  100. Sweet cards! I esp. love that bright and cheery shaker!

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  101. Two spectacular cards. Lovin the elf shaker!

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  102. Love your take on the Elf set. It truly caught the Christmas spirit.

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  103. So hoping I'm a winner of this beautiful blog hop! The designs are so versatile ☺️

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  104. Both lovely cards and your shaker card was super cute!

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  105. Great cards, stamps and dies.
    Nancy JR

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  106. Love how the pumpkin card is clean and simple yet elegant, thanks for such a lovely card!

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  107. love, love, love the shaker card and the pumpkin card a very nice simple card

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  108. Love the new stamps and your work is magnificent!!

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  109. Love both of these - that shaker card is adorable! Thanks.

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  110. That shaker card is adorable!!!

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  111. Great shaker card...love the elf stamp set.

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  112. Your shaker card is soooo cute! Love the colors! I'm such a fan of fall inspired cards and simply adore your 2nd card!

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  113. Adorable shaker card. And, the thankful card is very pretty, too! Love the new release - thanks for the chance to win, Stephanie.

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  114. Love the Mistletoe and Holly set!

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  115. Super cute shaker card! Love this release!

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  116. Cute card! Great release!! thanks for the opportunity to win a set of stamps!!

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  117. Love the shaker card. Too cute!

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  118. Super fun cards Stephanie!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  119. Great shaker card and autumn card! Thanks for the inspiration. :D
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  120. Outstanding, love that shaker card!

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  121. Hee... I love how you incorporated stamped images in your shaker card! Great idea!

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  122. Loving the shaker card...such fun....great release.

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  123. Fun shaker card and I love your 'Thankful' card, too...beautiful job with your masking, Stephanie! I'm so glad you were part of today's blog hop!

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  124. Great video i love the idea in the shaker box

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  125. Great shaker card, and video!

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  126. Love the thankful set and the shaker card.

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  127. Love the cards and all the new stamps & dies!

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  128. Really great cards! And video!

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  129. I am loving your shaker elf card!! That is just way too cute!

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  130. That shaker card is absolutely amazing!

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  131. Fall is my favorite season and I'm always looking for great fall images. Really love these!

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  132. Great cards, I especially like the elf!

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  133. Super, super cute! Love shaker cards and the Elf is da bomb!

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  134. There is something so very happy about the Elf'd set. Each project has made me smile so far (maybe because "smiling is my favorite!"). Love the shaker!

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  135. I like the pumpkin card...very pretty

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  136. The Elf card is just spectacular! I really love the whole set! So much fun! Your second card is very pretty and more adult.

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  137. I love that little elf - and your shaker card is perfect. The poinsettia is so pretty too .... great blog hop full of inspiration.

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  138. Your pumpkin card is very elegant. Love it. And the elf shaker is so fun!

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  139. Fabulous cards, Stephanie! I especially like your shaker card - spectacular!

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  140. Great cards! That elf shaker is so adorable. What a great release. craftlady1952@gmail.com

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  141. I am just in love with this thankful for you stamp! It looks great with the pumpkins.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  142. Shaker cards are so much fun!! Loved it!!

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  143. Very cute shaker card, thankful stamp is my favorite.

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  144. I love your elf shaker card, cute idea. Your thankful card is very bold.

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  145. Love your shaker card Stephanie. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Your video is fabulous. I love shaker cards and have never filled one as full as you did. Will now! Thx for the inspiration. Also yr method to tone down the overly bright red. I learned so much. Also liked yr Fall card. Nov. Is my favorite Gratitude month.

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  146. Feeling inspired by the Elf'd shaker card. And the Thankful card is beautiful

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  147. Oops, don't know how I got into the reply sectiom. Sorry!

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  148. so nice cards!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  149. Two really special cards. Love the elf set and what you did with it!

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  150. BEAUTIFUL thankful card,
    SUPER CUTE shaker
    and FABULOUS tutorial!!!
    I like smiling, smiling's my favourite
    ... THANK YOU for making me smile Stephanie :)

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  151. I love the Thankful set and like the thick lines, too. I like what your sequins added to your card. Thought your elf shaker was very cute. Thanks for your video. They are always helpful to me.

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  152. Great cards. Thank you for the video on your fun elf shaker and the tip on the no mess black embossing

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  153. love your shaker!!! talk about soooo adorable!
    Nina-Marie :)
    ninamariedesign@gmail.com

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  154. The Elf is a WINNER, my grandson is an "Elf on the Shelf" boy, so this is so dear to my Heart!

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  155. Terrific shaker card and the Thankful card - another winner.

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  156. The Thankful set of stamps and dies are my favorite in this release, and your card is so perfect. Your Elf shaker card is very cute, too.

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  157. I am in loveeeeee with your elf shaker!!

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  158. Sweet shaker and Lovely Harvest card!

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  159. Gorgeous cards. Love how you did the black on the pumpkin card, just make the pumpkins stand out. So pretty.

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  160. Beautiful cards! Many people are veering towards the softer no line look, but the black does emphasis the card design.

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  161. so fun! the green background definitely added "life" to your card

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  162. I just love the bright and vibrant colors in your cards! Just beautiful!

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  163. love you elf shaker card-adorable! love the stamps with matching dies!

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  164. Love the whole new collection!

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  165. I LOVE the Elf card, thanks so much for the idea

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  166. Such great cards. I love the elf shaker card - so adorable!

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  167. Your shaker card is so adorable!

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