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!!

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Stephanie Savidge said...

Your first card looks like it took your hours to make! Love them all.

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome cards! LOVE them!

Shelly Rasske said...

Wow, amazing cards! Such attention to detail, LOVE!

Ashwini Rao said...

What an amazing stash of cards - I mean really!! I loved the first one - geometry with Christmas?! Really, wow!!

Taheerah said...

Stunners, all of them! My favourite is the last one though, with that awesome tree!

Colleen C. said...

Really beautiful cards. Love the colors you used on them.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the sequin filled tree!

Emily K said...

Love your card designs. So elegant.

TK said...

All your trees are fabulous, but that first card is fantastic!

Debbie Selby said...

The geometry of the first card caught my attention. All of the cards are brilliant. Love how you created dimension on the last one.

Diane Hanson said...

You have given us our first shaker card and I just love the simplicity of it! What a wonderfully simple yet elegant card.

Linda S. said...

Love how you popped up some of the branches of the tree. Beautiful cards.

Swimmom said...

Love your cards!

Ina Nelson said...

Oh my. Your cards are amazing. I love the geometric and shaker card. You are an amazing crafter.

anniepalz said...

Love the shaker. Great job.

Bonnie J said...

What fun cards! This is a wonderful release.

Constance Hildebrand said...

This is the cutest Xmas card I've seen this year and I've marked it to use next year. Really, just darling. Your video was quick and easy too. I'll subscribe to your blog. Thanks so much. (I don't have patience waiting for things to dry either!)

brinkleyboy said...

Love your tree card so much! Simple understated elegance. Great job on showing us how wonderful all these goodies are!

aknancy said...

Beautiful work! I really like the Tree card. I can see what stamp/die set I am definitely going to be getting. Thanks for sharing your projects...

Scrapperdipper said...

Your cards are so incredible! I loved them all, but my fav was the Christmas Tree from the Homespun Holiday set...adorable!

richardbreaks said...

EMILY! Brilliant use of ALL these trees! That first one! WHOA!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm crossing all available digits that I will have a win today, Emily!!! You've just doubled my list!!! LOve how you've used the Christmas tree die ... stunning!!!
=]

LesLee said...

Oh my gosh... so amazing... so inspiring.. it is all the darling little details that matter... thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. :)

Nancy R said...

Love all the varied ways you used the Geometric Tree dies, and the Homespun Tree is just adorable too. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

Sam B said...

Love the sparkly cards! So clever Emily. And really love the simple look of the tree in a bag card, it's so pretty! TFS!

Teri Smith said...

Your shaker card rocks! Your other cards are great as well. Thanks.

Megan Harp said...

Beautiful cards! Love your creativity! Awesome idea for the partial die cut tree!!

Nancy Allin said...

WOW! Loved watching your videos, and how you experiment as you go...so inspiring! Your cards are beautiful!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are so creative, Emily, love them all!!

Crafty Little Peach said...

These are all gorgeous! TFS

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! I really love the simple shaker and the tree with the bird ornaments - so cute! I love checking out Crate & Barrel's ornaments every year.

Tracy Lustick said...

Emily , thank you for sharing your ideas for us here . ❤

Ronnie said...

Your cards are stunning Emily. I love the tree in the burlap bag and the simple shaker card

cghundley said...

Great ways to showcase
the trees, they are all
so lovely. The last card
is so charming and love
the ornaments.
Carla from Utah

Kelly Massman said...

great cards! my favorite is the wish tree!!!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

WOW!!! I thought your first set of cards was amazing--then I watched the second video! All of your cards were just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! (Peg)

LisaBee17 said...

LOVE your cards, Emily!! I especially love the new tree die, and the cards you made with it are exquisite!

Casie Williams said...

Loved the options you showed with the geometric tree die!

Deb said...

Lovely ideas!

Sue Denoncour said...

TFS your beautiful cards and great videos! Love the diversity of ideas using the geometric dies, and I absolutely love your homespun tree card and the way you popped up the tree branches!! So clever and what a charming effect.

Woendi Levitt said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the first card. The colors are gorgeous

Carol Henderson said...

I love the Picasso look of the first two cards and the last card is just plain darling! Thank you.

Betty Buchsdrucker said...

Clever idea on the tree card - I think I will use that. Wonderful cards.

A Tad Bit Off said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Unknown said...

love your shaker card - simple but beautiful!

Brandi Rubio said...

Out of all the blogs and cards, I truly love yours the most! I especially like the background on the tree that you colored. Simple, yet elegant! You're amazing!

Mandy Makes and Mends said...

Your shaker card is gorgeous. And your trees are stunning the way you have added your colour. Truly beautiful cards . tFS

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful shaker tree. Really love the coloring you did on the tree in the bag. One of my favorite stamps.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

the inspiration from this hop is amazing~! I'm loving that tree shaker card

Janet D. said...

Love your shaker tree, all of your cards are great with wonderful details!

Nicole Vögeli said...

I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite :-) All those trees are so so pretty!
Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Have a lovely day :-)
Nicole

Kathy Thisted said...

Awesome Cards!

Tina Thomsen said...

Thank you for sharing your designs to inspire us all!

Karen B. said...

Your videos were spot on amazing, Emily! Love these.

Satori said...

Love both cards!
Two fabulous cards! Love the creative un-tree layout of the Geometric Tree! Also love the how you've popped the Wish card tree! Thanks for the video!

Laura said...

The tree shaker is so simply beautiful! Amazing!

Karen Cash said...

I love the shaker card. It's so simple, but it speaks boldly!

Beth H. said...

Oh my gosh - you have really taken it up a notch! These cards are amazing! Love all the sparkle and shine and the water coloring behind the die cut is ingenious!

M R Leech said...

Every single tree is beautiful! But the Homespun Holiday tree is my very favorite!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Purple Princess said...

love the tree!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Thanks Emily for your awesome videos here. I love both cards, the first ones are all so stunning and the second one is super adorable. Such great products!

Oliev said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

Beautiful trees. i don't know which is my favorite. I like them all and great video.

Marta said...

What a bunch of unique takes on christmas trees! I love all of these cards.

Leigh Buchholz said...

Stunning cards. I love the modern look of the 2 shakers cards but my favorite is the creative use of the Homespun Holiday tree.

loceanjo said...

Awesome Cards! Love the tree!!

Judy Sander said...

Such neato ideas and again as with others, Love that little tree. Thank you.

Rosemary said...

seriously amazing set of cards... love the design on the first one and how you popped up part of the tree on the last one!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i made shaker cards like yours before, but i had to cut out the traingle by hand and it never looked as sleek as a die cut, or as superb as your wonderful cards! and yeas I agree totally it's the season to sparkle...bring on the glitter!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love to see lots of Christmas trees at Christmas! Gorgeous, and i love the shaker too!

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!

Lieve said...

I love your Geometric Tree cards; especially the first and last one in your video.
Simple and beautiful design !
Thank you for the inspiration.

kReN K said...

Emily, my friend, I love your use of the Geometric Tree. Amazing and inspired! And what an amazing release! Enjoyed visiting your blog!
kren@afourthlife

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful tree cards, Emily - love that shaker!

Julie Ebersole said...

Thank you for the beautiful samples, Emily!

vicenta ghylin said...

Love all your cards. Hard to pick just one as my favorite. Thank you for making the videos, sharing your great ideas and being part of the giveaway.

CandyW said...

I just love your second card with the partial die-cutting!

Geri Stuart said...

Thanks fo rthe lovely cards and videos on how to make them! Perfect for a new release!

Diann Brodnax said...

Very beautiful and unique cards! Love the geometrics! :)

jkstiles77 said...

WOW! Your cards are amazing! Such a great release!

Norma T. Gomez said...

All your cards are gorgeous! The Sparkle tree cards are eye catcher love your first composition of four trees stacked up, very creative! And your shaker card is beautiful!

Russell Productions said...

Now I want the tree die. You showed some many great uses for it. Also love the tree and the texture you made with it. Thanks so much for the videos showing you techniques!!!

Sue LD said...

Very creative card ideas. I like the sweet birds in the tree.

Ryegirl said...

Wow!! Beautiful cards which showcase how versatile the stamps and dies of this release are. Thanks so much for sharing.

Katie said...

Impossible to pick a favorite! They are all great. That tree die has so many possibilities!

SHartl said...

Your cards a gorgeous and I especially love the Sparkle and Shine design!

Lindar C said...

Love that shaker card.

Tracy Brown said...

Your cards are great! Thx for the video too!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such fun cards and very creative!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the gel tree! So cool.

Karen King said...

STunning cards! I love the partial die cutting on the tree!

Debbie B said...

WoW....amazing cards! Love how many ways you used the geometrical tree! Great release and fun blog hop! Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us. Love your creativity!

jan metcalf said...

Pretty looks, loving the geos!

joy said...

LOVE your cards - will be pinning them for future reference!!

Elaine said...

Oh, how pretty your cards are!

pcm said...

love the sparkly creations!

Betty Sue said...

You've been working hard! These cards are beautiful!!! Love that tree!

Linda Whitaker said...

Emily, love the geometric tree so lovely. Your selection of materials is cool. Thank you for sharing with us.

Judy said...

I love how you used the geometric tree die on your cards, each one so unique. Thanks for sharing with us.

The sacred/secular medley said...

Great cards. Thanks for showing them. Creative use of the triangle tree die!

Amy Lim said...

Lovely cards ! I love the tree with pearls on it. I'm loving this new release

Freda said...

Your cards are simply stunning! I'm thinking twice about that geo tree now...

Lisa Silver said...

I love how you used the intricate tree die! Gorgeous!

judy said...

I absolutely love your card with the partially die cut tree!

Barbara said...

Oh! Christmas trees. Love all your card designs and think every card is beautiful.

Yukiko Sugiyama said...

Really gorgeous!!!
I love repeating die cutting with die!!! And beautiful shaker!
Your cards are beautiful!!!!

Lindsey said...

Wow! All five (FIVE!) of your cards are gorgeous! Love how elegant the die cut tree quartet is, and how perfectly CAS the homespun tree card is.

D.Ann C said...

What amazing geometric stacking and fun triangular shaker!

Deedee Maldy said...

Emily, your CAS card with the tree is heartwarming. I also enjoyed the way you used the geometric tree die. Thanks for the inspiration.

Deborah said...

Wowie, wow, wow your cards are all wonderful. Your first card is gorgeous, out of the box and amazing! You have put out so much inspiration tfs.

La la said...

Eek!!! Your shaker card is awesome!!! Love!

~amy~ said...

Beautiful...love how you used the geometric tree! Eep, the Homespun Holiday card is ADORABLE.

ann greene said...

Great cards, especially the shaker.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

WOW. All the cards are amazing and so different. Great use of a modern, mosaic and shaker. The tree with the birds is absolutely adorable and so differnt from the modern trees Great work.

Mom and wife. said...

Very lovely card. Love this triangle repeated die cut.

Amy Y said...

Love your collection of cards. Fabulous job showcasing the new stamps and dies.

Viki said...

Beautiful cards!

Larissa Tan said...

Loved all these cards- Beautiful and unique!

Noreen said...

I love the uncluttered look of all your cards. Especially the birds in the tree!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Dottie Acosta said...

Love the shaker card😊

Katie Ann Brooks said...

lovely!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic cards! I am loving all the ways you used that tree die!!!

cindybearj said...

I love your cards! The first one is so different and sparkly! I love that you just take geometric shapes and do so many different things with them! The last card is simply lovely!

Deborah Giles said...

Fun different uses of the fragmented tree die. So pretty with the glittery gold.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous! I love the shaker, the geometric tree design and the tree with birds is super cute and cozy!

Scraplea 1 said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing so much on the blog hop!!

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful card!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the way you used that die.... fabulous!

Texan Princess said...

I love them all!!! Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to get my new products!

Karla Jaimes said...

AMAZING cards! Love the simplicity of the first set and the watercolor and die cutting on the second. And love how you explain the "why" behind everything you do on your videos! Thank you for sharing :)

Tania L said...

Beautiful cards!!

Teri W said...

Such sparkly cards! Great creative use of the trees!

Susan Eliot said...

Great cards!! Love the partial die-cutting of the tree. Thanks for sharing the videos!!

Mary Locke said...

I love the way you used the tree die...so creative!

loulou said...

Fabulous cards. I really love what you did with the geo tree, especially the first card.

Heather Parry said...

Great cards with great techniques - the videos really helped me understand - thank you!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, Emily! You seriously outdid yourself with this new release. You made that tree die come alive for me - I'd been looking at it, wondering.....but now I see how versatile is really is. Yor little tree card is very sweet, too. Your videos are amazing! Thanks for the sweet inspiration!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards Emily!

Christy said...

Wowza! Really fantastic cards! The geometric tree one with the gold glitter paper pieces is just stunning! Love how you partially die cut the tree and watercolored it on your last card....great idea!

BunnyD said...

What lovely use of the Geometric Tree set. I do love a shaker card with its glittery movement! Your sweet Homespun tree has stolen my heart tho. How adorable!

Debra said...

I like how you used the products and your colors...its traditional but with an edge.

Lynne said...

The geometric dies, both the one you used and the season to sparkle are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration with a terrific card.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the tree in the bag.
So homey.
the geometric tree in silver
is beautiful.
thanks for sharing some
wonderful cards.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful trees! Love them all especially the sparkly ones and the shaker is so elegant!

Bunny said...

Two nice videos. I really love that tree in the burlap sack. It turned out so beautiful. I do like the glitz of the geo tree, too.

Nana Griffin said...

The little tree card is adorable.

Sue McW said...

Absolutely adorable! Love how you painted in the tree on the stick tree stamp.

vinita jain said...

Love the negative use of tree die with gold, gr8 creations!

Caron's Creations said...

Loved all your cards, my favorite though is the shaker card. Its simplicity is stunningly elegant.

Deirdre said...

Shakers and sparkle - that is just the perfect post. LOVE what you created. All stunning.

Jeanne H said...

Surely can't go wrong with sparkle and glitter! Used to be afraid of glitter, but no longer.

Amy Mercer said...

Gorgeous shaker card! Love all your samples. :)

Robyn said...

So many creative tree cards! Great job!

KimC said...

Great cards from a wonderful holiday release. Love the little tree.

Kleri F said...

So many ideas!tfs

Margaret Moody said...

Love your cards!

Sue McRae said...

Love the geometric tree die and the cool design you came up with!

kerry myers said...

I love how you added distress inks to change the Charlie Brown Christmas tree into a full tree!!!!

Diane M said...

outstanding!

Pam D. said...

Love all your cards! The shaker tree is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

N Patricia Castillo said...

Amazing work! Love the different looks and the different techniques, too...Great job!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

LOVE the card with the tree and the bird ornaments.

JanetB said...

All your trees are lovely.

Sharron said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Love the fabulous designs with the tree die!

Denise K said...

So Pretty!

Amy Ames said...

Emily your cards are so beautiful!! I love the shaker tree!! It's simple but cute 😊

Mrsfish02 said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed that I would be lucky enough to win. This release has so much to offer. How's a girl to decide? Thanks for sharing your lovelies.

bev p said...

Thank you so much for showing the videos about using the tree dies. I love how you did the second card with the partial die=cutting. I totally get "love at first sight" in regard to the Homespun holiday set:: It was the one my eye went to first! Something about that tree and the popcorn strands. I love your version of this set..

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

All you cards are fabulous. I love those tree cards the best. I love the tree die!

Erica Brusca said...

simple and elegant cards

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards! Love this release!

Diane Bakehouse said...

I love that geo tree die and all the options you showed us. I wasn't sure about the tree stamp but you sold me on the idea. Love how you partially die cut it. It looks great with the bird ornaments.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the attention to detail on your cards...such a versatile tree die.

Denise Gutshall said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and amazing cards! My favorite is the last card with the watercolored tree!

LaNell Taylor said...

Very Unique cards. Fantastic release. Thanks for your inspiration.

Eileen M said...

Beautiful!!! Can't decide which one I love more!

Jennifer Turner said...

These cards are really lovely! So clean and simple!

JoAnne R said...

I am really loving that Geo tree card that is the first picture posted. All of your cards are fabulous but I am especially drawn to the card that has the shape cut four times. Aewsome.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are awesome!!! Love them and this new release:)

Debbie Vasel said...

Oooh, I love the WISH card.
So so pretty!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome and amazing cards. Wow!

ilovestamping said...

Lovely card ideas!! Great coloring as always! :)

Patty said...

Your cards are amazing. I especially like how you used the wonderful tree die.

Judie said...

Wow so many takes on the Christmas tree! Beautiful creations!

Gwen said...

Love your cards, Emily! Especially that adorable Christmas tree!

Carolyn Steele said...

LOVE all your cards. The first cards with the trees are all just amazing! Your videos are just perfect as well. Informative, with great tips without being so long that I have to dedicate an evening! Thanks so much. I'll be visiting your blog often!

A Crafty Person said...

Super amazing cards!

Stef Perry said...

Stunning cards! I especially love the tree card with those cute birds.

Shirley N said...

Amazing card designs--beautiful and elegant! Great video!

Jill aka neeuqpmats said...

Such great ideas!! The first card is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Carolynn said...

What great ideas for the Geometric Tree! The pattern you created by repeating die cuts looks very mid-century modern to me. And how inspired to partially die cut the branches of your last card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! That background made with the tree die is amazing!

the life and times said...

I really like what you did with the tree

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful and festive cards. Love your geometric designs and cute tree.

1 Crafty Gal said...

Fabulous idea with the shaker card. I need to try my hand at one, one of these days.

Lisa said...

All are so beautiful! That first card....wow! Love them all!

Clara K said...

Your cards are all so lovely. I especially like the Homespun Holiday Christmas tree with the bird decorations.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great cards, Emily! My fave is the tree with the birdie ornaments. Adorable!And I always love shaker cards. This one is simply elegant. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Donna B. said...

That first card with the die cuts is AMAZING!! And, I love the way you added the greenery to the little twig tree. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you used the tree die.

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