Tuesday, February 21, 2017

{Ellen Hutson} February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop + 2 VIDEOS + Giveaways!!


Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson. To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28! ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

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I have three projects, a lot of photos and TWO VIDEOS to share with you so let's get to it! I won't bore you too much with the writing since the videos will showcase all of the product and explain exactly how the cards were made.



These first two photos show the use of the Swing N Slide dies with the Oh Deer stamp set and coordinating dies. Here's how the card came together:



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My next two cards feature the Otter Ware stamp set and coordinating dies, which were created to complement the Otterly Awesome stamp set and coordinating dies.



These otters are the cutest and I love all the possibilities between the two sets. If I was just starting out and had to settle on two stamp sets, I'd definitely be buying Otterly Awesome and Otter Ware! Here's a look at how I created these two cards:





The first otter card is more saturated with a busier background. The second is most definitely clean and simple, yet I used three different stamps - six total - from Otter Ware for each of the backgrounds.


I hope you enjoyed all of my projects for this release hop! If you didn't arrive here from Stephanie Klauck's blog, please head to The CLASSroom blog for a complete list of designers. Now I'm sending you to Jennifer McGuire's blog!

Thanks so much for hopping with us! 

Sources for Swing N Slide/Oh Deer:


Sources for Otter Ware/Otterly Awesome:

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craftygal1 said...

Love the Otterly Awesome Stamp set! They are so cute. Thanks for the info on the colors you used!

~amy~ said...

Awwwwwwwww!! Love all of your awesome cards Emily!!!

Karen P said...

I need these stamps! Your cards are gorgeous and just like the sort I love to make at times. Fantastic release, thank you for the blog hop Karen x

Margaret Schuering said...

Love what you did with Ellen Hutson's Oh Deer and Otterly Awesome stamp sets. Very cute critter cards. Thanks.

Rukmini Kirloskar said...

Wow!! Such great cards! I wasn't too keen on the otter set but after going through the blog hop and seeing your clean and simple otter card, it is now on my wishlist! Thanks for sharing :)

Constance Hildebrand said...

Thanks for the otter card video since I plan to purchase those 2 stamp sets. Think I'll buy some others too. What fun.

Debra Rumpza said...

So cute. My favorites are the otter cards... Those sentiments! lol.

Sandy said...

These cards are so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lori Wisneski-Wenger said...

Wonderful inspiration! Love this new release!

Tami B. said...

I am so in love with these cute little otters, and what you did with them....fantastic!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

The cards are equally cute, but I LOVE how the deer slide to meet. So clever!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release!! OMG!! Your Cards have me SMILING!! =) How FUN!! LOVE them and THANK for sharing the Vides!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

snappy scrappy said...

So darn sweet! LOVE!

KristenMary said...

OMG, "Cuddle Party" is hilarious!! The otters are too cute!!

Sabrina said...

our cards are so otterly adorable!!!

Liz O. said...

Absolutely adorable, I been wanting to get the swing and slide dies for interactive cards and the new stamps are just perfect too! I love the cuddly party and jumping deer, thanks for sharing Emily!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Love the otter background.

Brandi R said...

Oh Dear! These are all absolutely adorable!!! Love them all ♥

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful release!!! Love your cards!!! The otters are absolutely cute!!!

Terri Bradburn said...

Your cards are super Sweet! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

Ann K said...

super cute - love the critters. :)

Katy said...

Love these cards and this release. Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Cute cards! Great job on them!

Lynette said...

Love the otter cards.

Kara Simpkins said...

The cuddle party card is so cute

Teresa said...

Those otters make such cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

T Thompson said...

Lots of great products, I can't pick my favorite.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

These cards are so so adorable! love everything about them :) thanks for sharing

Beth H. said...

Awesome cards! Just love that "Cuddle Party" sentiment. Reminds me of the movie Finding Dory.

L. Kent said...

What can I say! I would make them both!!!!!

Susan King said...

I love the otters although I must say you touched my heart with family of deers! How touching!

Kdennison said...

Lovin’ on the otter stamps and dies … cuteness overload! Great cards and projects to share the release … thank you!

Leila and Elizabeth said...

I really love all of these cards. So fun.

stamper101 said...

Awesome projects - luv how you used the slider die and your coloring is great!

Maryanne said...

I love both cards

Elise Smith said...

Your cards are adorable!! I love all the cute critters :)

Elizabeth Hull said...

Loving this otter set! Your cards are adorable!

Kathy Thisted said...

super fun project

Jan PFH said...

Slider cards are so much fun!

donna mikasa said...

Adorable cards, Emily!

Karen said...

Great otter cards!!!

Hey Jude Cards said...

These are just the cutest.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Adorable cards! Those otters really are "otterly" adorable.

cghundley said...

Adorable cards and
I love the swing
and slide with
the deer!
Carla from Utah

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Wow! Fabulous cards! Such a fun release too. Thank you for all the inspiration!

Teresa-WCS said...

I have to say these are "otterly awesome" cards!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Linda Kunsman said...

darling cards-these new sets are really fab!!

Ina Nelson said...

Oh my gosh. Such fun cards. Love the way you colored the card bases.

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love your cuddle party card! The spa day set is wonderful!

Rachel Orr said...

I must have the otters. Every card I see created confirms this. Such a great set and super cute cards!!

QuilterLaura said...

Your cards are super cute, ty!

kari said...

Those otters are the cutest things in the whole world. Your cards are lovely!

Lisa said...

Gulp. Your cards are amazing. So much talent. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Katrina Brown said...

Aww, these cards are so cute! Love the Cuddle Party! Thanks for the videos and sharing your seaweed trick!

Purple Princess said...

Cute cards!!

Maureen Morton said...

I have followed your blog for years and you continue to amaze me!Your coloring on the sweet otters is remarkable....I really want to hug them!d The pop of color on the deer card really highlights them and your videos are always so well done and informative. You are one special gal - thanks so much for sharing so much. A true inspiration. Thanks!

Susie Moore said...

You always do such a good job on your cards. These are no exception, just beautiful!

Kathi B said...

Thank you for explaining / showing what to use to make the deer slide. I love the idea of slider cards, but did not know how to put them together!

Chris Handy said...

Darling cards

Jeanne said...

Super cute! The movement of the two deer across the card is so sweet!

Linda M said...

Sweet cards! Love this release!

Janet D. said...

Deer and otters, how can you go wrong! Wonderful cards!

Julie Ebersole said...

EMILY!!! These are just SOOOOOOOO sweet and cute and precious and I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

bev p said...

The slider is so adorable, and who can resist the adorable otters? Really! Great job. Thanks so much.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely lovely!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love your cards. What a great release.

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love your cards. What a great release.

tonilea said...

These deer stamps would be great for my son. I always look for deer stamps.

Teresa S. said...

My youngest daughter is going to love the Otter collection. You featured my two favorite stamp sets from the new release. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll probably case your cards to give to my husband as a thank you for all you do appreciation card and easily to my youngest just because she is my cuddle bunny. We are heading to the coast to kayak with otters in April and the timing of this stamp set is superb! Thanks for the inspirations!

Momcat said...

The deer and otters are sooo cute and they make adorable cards! Love them.

Karen B said...

The otter cards are darling. Love the way you watercolored the distress inks. Have not seen that done before!

Sandra Colebank said...

Your otter cards are so cute.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Such wonderful inspiration and fun release!

Debra said...

I love your creativity...it always inspires me. Sweet cards!

Lindar C said...

I think your cards are adorable! I really enjoyed your video tutorial and how you watercolored with the distress inks.

Karen B. said...

Emily, these cards are amazing. I really liked your videos too, so clear and concise. Fabulous job with this release!

Nancy Allin said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable! I'm in love with those otters too! I enjoyed watching the videos. The new release is incredible...so many of the products are on my wish list. Otters are on the top of that list!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such cute cards! My favorite is the second one, I love the watercoloring!

Lori Fraz said...

Thanks for the instructions on how to use the slider dies. I just bought them so it was great timing!

danni reid said...

Love the deer slides and the otters are just the cutest! Love your designs, very inspiring as always

Shannadl said...

Those cards are just too cute. You are amazing!

Starr Patrick said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Val said...

Your cards are adorable!!

Michelle H said...

Very cute cards. Those otters are amazing.

Robyn Lynn said...

Such cute, unique cards! Lovin' all these new sets! Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen Budz said...

Two delightful cards. You taught me some great techniques for adding the little details that make these cards so much fun. Thanks for sharing the cards and videos.

Suzan D. said...

So cute. Love how mommy otter is holding onto her baby.

samantha's cards said...

I love the momma otter holding her baby, so sweet.

Betty Sue said...

Your cards are adorable!!!

Scraplea 1 said...

Great cards for this great new release! Love the otter stamp set. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

Patty said...

Love your little deer scene!! And the otter cards are just awesome!! I want it all!!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your otters. Thanks for sharing!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love your slidercard ! Thanks for the video.

Elaine said...

Deer and otters....sweet cards!

Tracy Brown said...

Great cards!!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created. So much fun!!!

Glorie said...

Too cute! Love the otter couple.

Cheryl L. said...

Great green kelp background!

Lisa Silver said...

What darling cards!

Candi R said...

Very nice.

Abby said...

LOVE the otters.

Diane Bolton said...

Your cards really showcase this release!

Lagene said...

AWESOME cards! I love slider cards!

Hilary said...

Super, super sweet! Those jumping deers! Brilliant!

LesLee said...

That otter set is so adorable... and I live for cuddle time... thanks so much for sharing your projects they are adorable.

Daphne said...

Love the otter cards!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Cuddle Party....sooooo cute!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such adorable cards and LOVE your bold coloring!! So bright and fun!

Nancy R said...

The deer and otters are so adorable, and I love how you used them on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

superb cards :) love them!

cindybearj said...

I thought the deer was cute then came the otters! I love these critters and your cards are adorable.

Linda said...

these are seriously adorable!!!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

I am in love with the otters and the swing and slide die set.

Carolee McCaslin said...

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

Donna said...

So sweet! Your cards are full of inspiration!

Thanh Vo said...

YAS! Totally love both of your cards, Emily. <3 Deciding which one is my favourite of the two -- can't choose! ;)

Denise Bryant said...

Love the deer and otters! Awesome cards!

L D Tolen said...

This release has some cool designs and you've really brought them to life.

Jen said...

I think the simple background otter card is my favourite- it just really lets their cuteness be the focus

amberain said...

Love the watercolor background. Those otters are adorable!

Colleen Howell said...

Sweet cards I love the deer one with the swing action

Theresa N said...

Love the deer!

Kleri F said...

Thank you for these lovely cards and videos.The otter wave stamp set is pretty cute!

Sue LD said...

Very cute otter cards and love the interactive deer card.

angie said...

you made the seaweed look like it's moving - love it!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! Love the sentiment "cuddle party".

Teresa Doyle said...

All of these cards are just precious Emily! A wonderful job on them!
Great videos as well!

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards!

Debbie Anemaet said...

Adorable cards, Emily! Sliders are always fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Sarah Greber said...

I love the otters and the deer, but more importantly, I love what you did with them! Awesome cards and designs. I always love your creations!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great idea to make the slider card
with the deer. The otter would
be good for that technique also.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

such cute cards and love the slider card - very inventive and inspiring:)

Barbara said...

Love your cards. They are cute and adorable.These "punny" sentiments are perfect with the designs!

joy said...

Love these cards and your videos, Emily! Such cute stamp sets and you make them come to life.

joybird1223@gmail.com

Z Sullivan said...

Otterly and deerly adorable, Emily. Thanks for the videos and the inspiration.

Sharon Marable said...

Love those otters. I'm really beginning to love the dear as well.

Vicky Scheiber said...

Your cards are great. Love this release!

CLP said...

The otter set is so cute!! And I love your deer slider!

Jackie said...

Cute cute cute!!

Swimmom said...

Super cute cards!

Lindsey said...

Three awesome cards! The deer sliding over to be closer to the third is so sweet and I love the background, too. And eek! Both otter cards are otterly cute! ;)

Marcia said...

Your cards are so cute!! Love those otters!!

Christine_sz said...

I love your Otter cards. The sentiments in the set are so great! Thanks for sharing.

Janis said...

Love how you put flowers around your deer family! Really adds a touch of spring. Fawns around here are not usu born until May or June, so I don't usu got to see them when the meadows are in bloom. This is just sweet as can be!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

the sacred/secular medley said...

Great colouring!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Awesome deer and otter cards, your coloring is so amazing and I love the scenes you created. Thanks for the videos too!

Cheryl I said...

Amazing cards! I love your coloring and the design. This is a great release!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Wonderful cards, Emily! Love the soft watercoloring & design of each. Tfs! :) ~ Andrea

Bunny Dobbie said...

What sweet cards. I love the Otters and their accessories! They make great scenes.

Carolyn Steele said...

What sweet cards these are! Your otters are absolutely adorable and you are right - these are going to be awfully hard to resist. Thanks so much for the videos detailing each step. It is so helpful to see the entire process.

Tanya Lochridge said...

I would not have thought to use the Swing/Slide dies with the deer. Now I see the possibilities! Such a cute design. And, all the otters...well, what can I say! CUTE! Thanks for sharing.

Violet said...

All of your cards are very creative.

Sherry said...

Both cards were so loving, one bringing the family together in an interactive card and the other the mother otter holding her child. How sweet. I loved them both. I am partial to the otters because they are just so darn cute but I do love both cards. Great job, really enjoyed the cards!

Patt H. said...

This stamp set is so awesome!! I love those adorable otters & your cards are delightful!

funkycrafter said...

the cuddle party card is so cute

greenthumb said...

such cute cards

Sue McRae said...

You're cards are so sweet and charming and thanks for sharing videos with us!

Denise Gutshall said...

Super cute cards! I love the otters!

McStamper said...

What sweet cards. Love the deer.

Tracie Pond said...

Awe, super sweet! I adore how you used critters together =)

Carol Henderson said...

Love those otters like no otter! They are definitely on my "to buy" list. The deer are are right up there too.

mimi said...

So adorable!

n56leiker said...

I love this release! The sets are so cute and your cards are imaginative and clever! Thanks for the inspiration!

Oliev said...

Great cards!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow! All of your cards are amazing, Emily! I love all the beautiful layering, and the fabulous details! The colors are just so smooth and beautiful too! I am very impressed!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Love all your critters. Your cards are so sweet. Thanks for the inspiration.

byulgzr said...

Cute cards~~ those otters are too cute~~ love both the clean and simple and the other background~

Debbie Pereira said...

I just love the deer stamp set. The cards are adorable.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such cute cards...love the jumping deer.

Lisa Petrella said...

Love how you used those darling little deer with the new slider elements!!! And those otters are totally adorable!

Robin Platt said...

Awesome cards. I think otters are just about some of the cutest anilmals on earth. I am totally in love with thie otter stamp set.

Barbara said...

The little otters are my favorite, so cute and I'm not even a critter fan!

Janet Trapp said...

Such an adorable release! Loving all the examples!

My Favorites are the Otter stamp set, Wonky backgrounds and slider dies!

Thanks for the chance to win!
~God bless~

D.Ann C said...

They're all cute -love the deer slider - but Cuddle Party steals the show!! It's way too cute!!!!

Ann said...

Great new releases and your cards are so creative. Love the deer slider.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Stinkin' adorable, especially the otter cards! Love it!!!

Laura Peddicord said...

I love that the otter dies cut out the arms so you can put something in the otter's arms to hold. You showed several items that can be used! Thank you for sharing.

Love Is In The Details said...

Now officially obsessed with otters :)

d alessi said...

So very sweet!!

Jeannine H. said...

The otter set is my hands down favorite. Love your cards.

Rowena Miniaci said...

As always your cards are wonderful and so beautiful

Deb said...

Your cards are wonderful. I really enjoyed the videos of your process to get from start to finish. Thank you for sharing!

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet cards!

Debbie Scassera said...

The cards are so cute. I love the way you used the sliders.

Marianne said...

Such delightful cards, Emily. You have made me fall in love with the otters.

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! I love the otter set!!

snazzyjj said...

Fabulous cards! Love the deer slider and all the fun Otters.

Eileen M said...

Love your cards, they are so cute!

Laura Finn said...

Sliding deer...So clever! Those otters are fabulous! So many ideas! Love your cards, thanks for sharing!

kerry myers said...

Thank you for showing how you created those awesome backgrounds!!! Love your otter cards!!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Really cute cards! Love them!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The deer and the otter sets are so sweet and I don't have either in my stamp collection. Get in my shopping cart!

BeckyR71 said...

This is a fantastic release! How will I ever choose?

Mrsfish02 said...

my first visit Emily, it won't be my last. The deer with the slider is genius. Love the soft colors on the otters. Nice work.

cassie said...

These are fantastic, Emily!
I guess you don't have black otters up there too along with the squirrels, lol!

I need that Otter set! So cute

Karenladd said...

I love your clever interactive cards, and those otters are simply adorable!

Sherry W. said...

Those otter cards are too cute. Great designs!

Judie said...

Super adorable cards!! The otter set is too cute!

Christy Q said...

Oh my goodness, your deer card is just AMAZING!! I love the scene you created.

Sheri Witthoft said...

HI Emily --- I am so thankful for the ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN FEBRUARY 2017 RELEASE HOP - especially that it hopped me to you! I really enjoyed your teaching style and fantastic tips. Highlights today - cutting apart the images before die cutting; turning the card around in the MISTI in order to get some room to move; distressing the white edges to balance the image; and finally the use of the fun foam instead of foam tape -- time and $ savings! Thank you again for sharing your joy.

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