Tuesday, October 18, 2016

{Ellen Hutson} Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop + 2 VIDEOS + Giveaways!!

Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I'll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should've arrived here from Amy Kolling's blog.

I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! YAY!!! The winner may choose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $25 USD) currently in-stock at EllenHutson.com. To enter my giveaway, simply leave a comment on today's post by Tuesday, October 25, 2016!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in The CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25, 2016!

This post is already long so I'll try to not to write as much as usual. I have five cards and two videos!! I'll let the videos do most of the talking. ;) This first one features the Geometric Tree die set by Julie Ebersole and there's so much you can do with it. I'm sharing four ideas to get you started.

Here's a close-up of the simple tree shaker with a confetti background and sparkling clear sequins. The sentiment for all four cards is from Season to Sparkle, also designed by Julie Ebersole.

This second close-up uses both of the dies in the Geometric Tree set together, creating a faceted tree with border. I die cut it from gold glitter cardstock for maximum impact.

My next card and video features Homespun Holiday, a 6x8 set designed by Brandi Kincaid, and this is one of my most favourite sets in this entire release! I guarantee you'll fall in love with it as soon as you lay your eyes on it.

My card features the tree in a bag. My card is a standard A2 so you can tell see how big it is. I love that it's big enough to be the main focus of a clean and simple card.

Here's a close-up of the partial die-cutting, where the top of the tree is popped up with foam tape and the bottom is still flat.

I just love those little bird ornaments! They remind me of the ones I collect from Crate & Barrel each year. To finish the card, I added a bunch of pearls in two different sizes, representing ball ornaments.

ALL prize winners will be announced at The CLASSroom on Friday, November 4, 2016Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit The CLASSroom blog for a complete list of designers.

For your shopping convenience,
I've created a complete list of product links HERE.

Thanks so much for hopping with us! Your next stop is Karolyn Loncon!!