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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Essentials By Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Blog Hop & A GIVEAWAY

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Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by for the Essentials By Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Blog Hop!  If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE the holidays.  And when I saw the new Essentials By Ellen 2015 Holiday Release from Ellen Hutson, I fell head over heels in love with Christmas all over again!


If you're just starting the hop here, make sure you head to The CLASSroom blog to start the hop from the beginning.  There will be lots of giveaways along the entire hop and a grand giveaway over in The CLASSroom.

Here's a look at the cards I've created for today's hop featuring several of the fabulous new stamps and die sets released today.  I have not one, but TWO video tutorials below, walking you through a couple of these projects.  And remember, these stamps and dies are available exclusively at Ellen Hutson.


We'll start with Halloween.  I used the Got Candy? stamp set to create this fun Halloween card.  And since there are coordinating dies with every stamp set in this release, I didn't have to fussy cut that adorable ghost out (or those teeny tiny candies from the Elf'd Stamp Set).  I have a video tutorial below walking you through this card.


I decided the teeny tiny candies from the Elf'd stamp set would be the perfect accent to this card.  I colored them using Copic markers (supplies linked below) and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  It's fun to mix and match these stamps sets.  I think you'll find it's very easy to do.  I added some coordinating sequins to add a little sparkle to the sprinkling of candy.


I created this card using the Mistletoe And Holly Stamp Set and coordinating die set.  I LOVE how this card turned out.  I stamped and die cut several of the mistletoe branches to create my wreath.  I added them with foam adhesive to give this card a lot of dimension.  I love how full this wreath feels when you hold this card in your hand.  The stamping on the base of the card, paired with the die cut pieces, gives this wreath a very full and lush look.


The Be Merry sentiment is to die for.  It is also a part of the Mistletoe and Holly stamp set. I gold heat embossed it within the wreath.  The sentiments in this stamp set are just beautiful.  I love the curly details.


Finally, I created this gift tag using the Mondo Poinsettia Stamp Set and coordinating die set.  I gold heat embossed the gorgeous poinsettia and then used watercolors to paint it.  I love the deep, bold red that I was able to achieve with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.


To add dimension, I layered two of the poinsettias on top of each other.  I also gently curled the petals of the flowers to make the flower really come alive.  This elegant tag is sure to dress up even the plainest of gifts.

Giveaway Alert!

I'm very excited because I get to giveaway the Got Candy stamp set to one lucky winner!  Use the Rafflecopter entry form below to be entered to win.  You must use the Rafflecopter entry form to be eligible.  You have until midnight PST on August 11th, 2015 to enter the giveaway here and to enter the grand giveaway over on The CLASSroom blog.  Don't miss it!

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Complete Hop Order

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I hope you've been inspired by the projects I've created for the hop.  Don't forget to watch the video tutorials below.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Videos






You can watch these videos in HD on YouTube.  Click HERE for the Be Merry video.  Click HERE for the Got Candy video.

Supplies





124 comments:

  1. Of course the one that totally steals my heart is Got Candy?!!! I'm trying with every speck of my being to give the stuff up... just fabulous cards... can totally replace sugar for me!
    =] Michele

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  2. Great cards, thanks for participating in the hop.

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  3. Carissa, your cards are absolutely gorgeous. The poinsettia tag is so amazing with all the layers.

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  4. Your cards are fabulous, the poinsettias knock my socks off, so beautiful!!

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  5. Candy.... Cool. Thanks for participating in the hop. Thanks for the giveaway and for glitter......lol

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  6. Hi Carissa! I love your techniques and your cards. You did an awesome card with the new GOT CANDY? stamp set. That stamp set is my favorite product in the new Essentials by Ellen release. Thanks for this giveaway. xoxo

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  7. Beautiful creations..love the bold color of your Poinsettia tag and the gold added!! dianegreghov@att.net

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  8. Once again you have done a wonderful job. I love the tag awesome just awesome.

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  9. LOVE every single thing you put on here ! They are all my favorites from the hop ! TFS

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  10. Your cards are amazing and super well done - I am off to watch your videos now!! Love the tag - so fun!! Hope you have a stellar day!!

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  11. The little ghost is too adorable! Love the Wreath set off to the corner and the jingle bells tied onto gold thread is the perfect finishing touch. Now the Poinsettia tag is my absolute favorite! Thanks for the video how-to's also, Carissa!

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  12. Who knew a ghost could be so cute?! Love the cards you created, the poinsettia looks so beautiful with the gold. Seems crazy to be sitting here in August, starting to get excited about creating holiday cards - but I am! :)

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  13. Love your cards!! Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. You have made absolutely gorgeous, elegant cards!

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  15. Love your wreath card! Beautiful and those little bells are adorable. And the poinsettia tag is lovely. Got candy is adorable. You designs are great.

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  16. Lovely cards, Carissa. Thanks for the videos -- those are always helpful to understanding process.

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  17. Great ideas on how to use the new release. The tag is gorgeous. Thanks!

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  18. Awesome stamp sets! Love the Gold on the poinsettia and wreath card. Ghost is adorable and cute.

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  19. Darling cards! Love your Got Candy card!

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  20. Your cards are so nice. You do a beautiful job and I love the poinsettia

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  21. Beautiful cards! The poinsettia color is wonderful!

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  22. I love your cards especially the wreath card, I love the layers!

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  23. Loved the poinsettias...so gorgeous!

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  24. Beautiful cards - the poinsettia stamp and matching die is definitely on my wish list.

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  25. Really beautiful cards. The videos were very inspiring.

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  26. Absolutely LOVE your mistletoe and holly card.. Especially the bells.. What a great added touch. Thanks so much for sharing and taking the time to do your videos.

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  27. Amazing cards Carissa!!! I especially love your poinesttia card with the gold accents....totally you and totally gorgeous!!!

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  28. Fabulous end to the hop, Carissa! Love your cards.

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  29. Your cards and tag are so awesome! I love that you used the sentiment at an angle and that you offset your wreath! Genius! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  30. The tag is so elegant and perfect for my mom, tons of ideas after the hop!!

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  31. Poinsettia is amazing!!!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  32. Oh my....what a lovely array of ideas! TFS

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  33. Gorgeous cards!

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  34. BOO-tiful Halloween card, BEAUTIFUL Christmas card and GORGEOUS poinsettia tag - WOW - SO MUCH to LOVE!!!
    LOVE your designs and dimension too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorials :)

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  35. Simply adore how you made a wreath from the individual stamps, so cute.

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  36. love these cards and tags youve made! so gorgeous!!!
    Nina-Marie :)
    ninamariedesign@gmail.com

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  37. All of your cards are lovely, You have got to love Got Candy!

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  38. Absolutely wonderful!! I absolutely love Got Candy!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Millie
    Crafting With Creative M

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  39. I love these cards! I really like the cute little ghosty on your got candy card!
    maryellen.lounsbery@gmail.com

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  40. oh my goodness... all your projects are just gorgeous!! love the little wreath you created and that tag is absolutely stunning!

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  41. Your cards are fabulous! I do like that little shadow under the ghost.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  42. OMG - love the poinsettia tag and the cards are just fantastic.

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  43. Such a lovely wreath card. Amazing dimension and gorgeous embellishment. Love those little bells. Actually all your cards are meticulously assembled and perfectly embellished. So envious of how you use patterned and glittery or shiny papers.

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  44. Your cards are stunning! Just beautiful. The poinsettia sets are on my must have lists.

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  46. Your cards and tags are all wonderful! I may have to start making Halloween cards!

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  47. Stunning touches of gold today! LOVE the holiday wreath:)

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  48. Beautiful projects! Love the Mondo Poinsettia tag. The Halloween card is so cute.

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  49. Beautiful, love the cards. Thanks for sharing

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  50. Such gorgeous and cute cards! I LOVE that gold thread you've used. On my buy list now! :) TFS Hugs, kristina

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  51. Wow! Love your gorgeous cards and tag! The poinsettia looks amazing!

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  52. Love the cards and tags, especially Be Merry!

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  53. Your poinsettias are gorgeous, Carissa. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  54. BEAUTIFUL cards with so many pretty details!

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  55. Lovely cards, especially like how you made the wreath card (I usually manage one wreath card a year) so TFS!!!

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  56. I love your wreath card, great cards!!

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  57. I love all of your creations. Your Noel tag is so beautiful. Your wreath is beautiful and elegant and I love your little ghostie. Lov'em all! Thanks so much.

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  58. Beautiful cards, love the use of gold and watercolor. Thanks so much for sharing with video.

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  59. Thank you for showing us how easily these sets mix and match! Loved both cards!

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  60. Beautiful cards! I love that poinsettia embossed in gold! :)

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  61. Awesome cards!! Love the colors you used.

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  62. Thank you so much for the inspiration and especially the videos. The help so much. My. Daughters and I enjoy watching them together. I love the little ghost card. It put me in Halloween mode. You out did yourself on the wreath. Simply gorgeous. Keep on creating and inspiring.

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  63. Gorgeous!!! Your tag is amazing! And I love how you created a wreath. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Love that Halloween card!! Thanks for the videos!

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  65. Loved the videos and watching you create these two adorable cards, with this wonderful new product release from Ellen Hutson. Your cards are awesome!

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  66. Oops I forgot to give you my email. sharonsalerno@gmail.com

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  67. Awesome cards! Such a classy feel to each of them! LOVE ♥

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  68. Love the cards and tag you have made... that gold embossing is so very rich and elegant... so very clever you are!
    thank you so much for inspiring us all

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  69. Great cards! The tag is very cool. Thank you for sharing!

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  70. Very nice, I love the got candy set....

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  71. Love your coloring of the poinsettia!

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  72. Great cards. Love the wreath card. Thank you for the video (great voice too!)

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  73. Your tag is stunning! I also really like the wreath you created. Beautiful cards.

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  74. All your projects were fantastic. My favorite was the poinsettia gift tag. It was absolutely gorgeous!

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  75. also a fab release , i can;t buy everything, and it's so hard to choose

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  76. Nothing can go wrong with these amazing stamp sets. Your cards are amazing and gorgeous! I love the wreath at the corner. Thank you the inspirations.

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  77. Beautiful Christmas cards!! I love what you did with the poinsettia!! And that Halloween card is so cute!!

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  78. I really love this gorgeous tag! I have to make this project! So much fun!!!

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  79. Love your choice of colors and designs. The be Merry card is outstanding!

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  80. You always make such lovely and elegant cards and these are no exception! I love them!!

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  81. Great cards! I love the Halloween one so much!

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  82. Love all the cards but the poinsettia card is my favorite. Wow!

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  83. Great cards and videos. The wreath card process was really great to see the entire process.

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  84. Thank you for posting the videos. Seeing and hearing is always easier than reading. lol I love the partial wreath card; it has a very artistic flair.

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  85. What wonderful cards! I am just loving this set!

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  86. Great cards - always love the cards you create!

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  87. Gorgeous cards!!!! I especially love the poinsettia tag! Just beautiful!

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  88. I Love the woodgrain in the background, it makes your cards special. Thanks for inspiration.

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  89. I love the poinsietta tag. It is just stunning. So much detail. Just love it so much, can't stop going back to take more and more looks. Lol. T xx

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  90. Your cards are beautiful but my heart is with your gorgeous Poinsettia Tag!! OOOOOOOOOOOOO! It makes my soul happy! TFS!

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  91. Love both of your cards and your tag is so luscious!!

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  92. I really love the tag with the vellum - and the ghost image as well. very pretty!

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  93. Carissa, your cards are all just fabulous but that poinsettia one is drop-dead gorgeous! To pick a favorite from this release is difficult because I like them all. This blog hop has shown how versatile each set is to mix it with another. Dies to match are a win-win. I want to CASE your wreath card (love the font used with those sentiments in Mistletoe and Holly). Thanks for the chance to win Got Candy!

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  94. Gorgeous cards! And fabulous release! Love the Thankful set!

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  95. fabulous creations, all of them are so unique and fabulous! Thank you for the inspiration, I especially love the Mondo Poinsettia tag.

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  96. Love both cards. This collection is so amazing

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  97. Gorgeous cards and thanks for the videos. I love all of the sets but the Mondo Poinsettia is my fave and I love your tag. You are right the colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Thanks for doing videos - really appreciate the step by step instructions. LOVE that "Be Merry" card - going to have to try that one!

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  99. Love these cards! I'll be revisiting these!

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  100. Your cards are stunning!! Thank you for sharing!

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  101. Awesome cards! I love the interesting design and layout of each of them. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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  102. These are gorgeous.. I love all the fun gold details you added to each one.

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