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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tis The Season To Sparkle - Essentials By Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Today my blog is jam packed with inspiration, projects, two new video tutorials and a giveaway...all featuring the newest Essentials By Ellen Holiday 2016 Release.


These projects are a part of a blog hop celebrating this awesome new release.  So be sure to start at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog to follow the hop from the beginning.  You don't want to miss even a little bit of this hop!  You might be coming to me from Keeway Tsao's blog.  If you are, you're on the right track.

I have several projects to share with you...so let's get to it.

This card features the Season To Sparkle stamp set and coordinating dies.  This stamp set is full of fun, faceted images.  I think the deer is my favorite.


I heat embossed the deer on some real wood paper and cut him out using the coordinating die set.  I used a Versamark pen to make some of the facets on the deer darker than others.  It was a fun way to add different varieties of wood tones without taking away from the beauty of the wood.


This "Tis The Season To Sparkle" sentiment is right up my alley.  It just speaks to my core.  HA HA! I had to use it.  I added some sparkly embellishments, some gems and a bit of glitter card stock (of course), to make sure the card had just enough sparkle.  

I have included a video tutorial below walking you through the creation of this card.  Be sure to check it out.


This card also features the Season To Sparkle stamp set.  I used the circle shape in this stamp set to create some beautiful ornaments.


I heat embossed the ornaments on some vellum (the Essentials By Ellen vellum is my favorite) using some Wow Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder.  I also added some Spectrum Noir clear overlay to the font side of these ornaments.  I colored the back side of the ornaments using Copic markers. 


I love the non-traditional color scheme here.  The rich jewel tones still give it a wonderful holiday feel without using the traditional reds and greens.

I've also included a video tutorial walking you through this card below.  I hope you'll check that one out too!


This card is very similar to the one before it.  Instead of using vellum for my ornaments, I used watercolor card stock.  I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to add lots of sparkly watercolor to the ornaments.


Any card that says "Tis The Season To Sparkle" should have plenty of sparkle on it.  This card doesn't disappoint.  Between the sequins, the gold glitter card stock, and the Spectrum Noir sparkle pens, there's lots of sparkle and shine....perfect for the Holidays!


Just like I did on the previous card, I used a pine bough stamp to second generation stamp the background to add color and texture.  This creates an "out of focus" look on the background.  I love the soft boughs in the background that really allow the ornaments to shine and have a grounding place.


My last two cards are very similar.  I've used the Believe die to create a couple of cards with nods to some of the most famous Christmas characters.  For this first card, I also used the Antlers die to cut some antlers from real wood paper.  The red gem below the word believe is my "very shiny nose".


To add dimension to this die cut, and really make it  focal point on the card, I stacked several die cuts on top of each other.  This gives this delicate die cut some weight.  I also covered the top of the die cut with some Christmas Red Stickles.  Once the Stickles were dry, I added a layer of Glossy Accents to really make the glitter pop.


Just like before, I wanted to create a card with a nod to Santa.  I used the Fat Pants stamp set to stamp Santa's hat and beard on the card front.  There are so many great images in the Fat Pants stamp set.  I can't wait to play with it more!


The "Tis The Season" greeting came from the Season To Sparkle stamp set.  I partially inked the sentiment in order to get just the "Tis The Season To" portion.  

So there you have it!  LOTS of inspiration using fabulous new stamps and dies from EllenHutson.com.

I've linked all of these supplies below.  And don't forget, I've also created a couple of video tutorials for your viewing pleasure today.

Giveaway Information
So let's get to the goods.  I'm so excited that I get to give one lucky reader any in-stock Essentials By Ellen stamp set valued at $25 or less.  Just leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 to be entered to win.

There is a huge GRAND GIVEAWAY over at The CLASSroom blog.  Be sure you head over there to enter to win that!

All winners will be announced on The CLASSroom blog on November 4th, 2016.  Good luck!

Your next stop on the hop is The CLASSroom blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed these projects.  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

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248 comments:

  1. Love these cards. Holiday cards with sparkle are the best!

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  2. Such pretty and fun cards! Love the CAS Santa and reindeer ones!!!

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  3. You always have the most beautiful and chic cards. Your designs are fabulous! I just love everything in this release.

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  4. The deer die is definitely my favorite.

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  5. Love these cards. Holiday cards with sparkle are the best!

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  6. I am blown away by all of the beautiful details in your cards, stunning!

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  7. Two videos?! My, oh my! You have done such sweet justice to that dear deer! Your colors are so soft and lovely - a new twist on holiday charm! Love all you did and am so excited about getting my hands on some of this fun. Thanks!

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  8. Great cards and fabulous new release by Ellen!!

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  9. Well... *thud*. Every single one of these is outstanding!!

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  10. Beautiful, amazing, stunning!

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  11. Stunning is the right word for your cards!!

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  12. I just loved all your cards today can't wait to try them.

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  13. Beautiful! Love all the sparkle!

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  14. Seasons to sparkle is my favorite stamp set of the new release! Great job.

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  15. I just loved all your cards today can't wait to try them.

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  16. Love all your cards. Great inspiration.

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  17. The ornaments are so classy! WOW!

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  18. What fun cards! Thanks especially for posting videos. This is a wonderful release.

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  19. These are so beautiful. I especially love the sparkly ornaments. Thank you.

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  20. Impossible to pick a favorite! I love watching your videos on YouTube. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wow! There's a reason you call your blog "Sprinkled With Glitter!" Your designs just knock my socks off.

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  22. Wow, I think you saved the best for last in this blog hop! I'm so glad I followed this until the end. Your ornament cards are stunning. I love the color combos, too.

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  23. I am amazed at how gorgeous your cards turned out. I simply adore them, specially the geometrics circle shaped ornaments. Thank you!!!!

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  24. Oh my - your cards are out of this world GORGEOUS -love your ornament cards and the deer card:)

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  25. You never make it easy in deciding which card is the hands down favorite because all your cards are so great! Definitely that sentiment was made just for you! Sparkle you do;)

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  26. WOW... these are fabulous.. from GORGEOUS to GLITTERY and COOL to CAS.... LOVE THEM ALL...thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. :)

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  27. Beautiful cards!! Gorgeous glitter, and fabulous inspiration!!

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  28. All such pretty cards, love the glitter! My fav is the one with the ornaments though, just love that one! TFS!

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  29. These are all fabulous!!! My favorite is the ornament card though, LOVE!!!

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  30. Love the ornament card, So simple looking but so elegant.

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  31. your work is just FABulous! love every single element on all of your cards!! you really have a sense of design and color!

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  32. The cards are awesome and some really nice stamps in this release. Gorgeous work.

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  33. How is it that I don't have sparkle embossing powder in my life?? Your cards are amazing!

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  34. Oh Carissa, I love these cards! And yes, I'm a big fan of purple and teal for Christmas colors and aqua and teal as well. Love the ornament cards, I'm partial to sparkle and bling as well!

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  35. Your sparkle ornaments are spectacular!

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  36. Great cards. I'm in love with your ornament cards – they are gorgeous! Thank you also for posting videos with helpful hints.

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  37. Love, love, love the ornaments! They are gorgeous!

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  38. Love the cards you created with the new Ellen Huston release! I can't wait to get my hands on these and play around with them too! Love!

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  39. You have brought those ornaments to life and they do sparkle!

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  40. I'm amazed with these cards, they are gorgeous!

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  41. Spot-on beautiful, gorgeous cards! Seriously beautiful!! I have to have the Season to Sparkle stamp set now. :)

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  42. I absolutely adore these cards! You definitely are an inspiration to love of us that haven't quite learned all the trendy techniques. Thank you very much for sharing!

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  43. Your cards are beautiful. Simply stunning. Everyone needs a little sparkle at Christmas . tFS

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  44. Beautiful, Carissa. I love the gold jewel tone ornaments against the lightly stamped boughs of greenery. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful cards and inspiration with us.

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  45. 'Sparkle' says it all...so dang pretty!

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  46. Awesome cards, love the ornaments!

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  47. Great cards. Love, love the gorgeous ornaments.

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  48. Awesome video as usual, and equally awesome cards.

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  49. Wow, lots of pretty and fun cards. I love the dimension you got
    on the word "believe". As well as the sparkle; both the "believe" and
    those gorgeous ornaments.

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  50. I loved all of your cards and your videos were wonderful! Thanks for sharing some really great techniques and inspiration! (Peg)

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  51. I already loved the time to sparkle set but you took it to a whole new level!! Gorgeous cards!

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  52. LOVE all of these! I could never choose just one!

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  53. Carissa, you make it look so easy!! So MANY Beautiful cards too!!! Gorgeous layers, colors and so fabulously and cleverly designed!! Am in love with all of them!

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  54. Oh gosh, Carissa! These are so lovely! You are so creative and inspiring. Every time I watch one of your videos it makes me want to go make a card right away. Mine just never turn out as nice as yours.

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  55. Those ornaments are simply gorgeous! My favorite of the entire hop! Thanks you so much for the inspiration and beauty!

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  56. Very, very cool cards! love what you did with these stamp sets! thanks

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  57. Love the Season to Sparkle card! Thanks for sharing the video!

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  58. These cards turned out awesome. I've been waiting to see the whole cards ever since you posted your sneak peeks.

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  59. All of your cards are so beautiful and expertly done. The colors and designs are tops!! I love how you made your reindeer from real wood paper and then created varied tones with the versamark ink pen. It is my favorite card... natural yet elegant. Gorgeous!

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  60. Antler Rudolph card is so clever, love it!

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  61. WOW, beautiful cards, love them all! The deer scene is so pretty, the ornament cards are super sparkly (my favorites!) and I love your Believe card designs. Thanks for TWO videos, always fun to watch and get inspired.

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  62. Beautiful and gorgeous cards and very inspiring ! Your videos are really great, your explanations very clear.

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  63. Oh great Queen of Sparkle I love every one of your designs today. Those believe cards are so adorable. The ornaments are gorgeous! Mahalo for the inspiration. Off to shop!

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  64. Great way to incorporate the abstract to the Ornaments. Sparkle, glitter.....love it. Thank you.

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  65. beautiful set of cards... love all the sparkle!

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  66. Beautiful Cards. What you interpreted from the stamps and dies you showcased from the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release was CREATIVE, SPARKLY and INSPIRATIONAL !!! Thank you for the videos

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  67. i just used a memeory box deer antler die with googly eyes and a red gem for a nose on a card, love how others see the same but also how everyone on this bloghop comes up with totally different work with the same supplies, thank you

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  68. I have a lot of ornaments die cuts but this Sparkle one is so unique. Beautiful card with this trio!

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  69. Gorgeous! A big WOWSA from me! You are amazing with the glitter, and each card looks gorgeous!

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  70. Hey, Clever girl! Yes, YOU! Adore each of these beautimous creations! Thank you!!! XO!

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  71. lovely, beautiful cards Carissa - especially the ornament cards!!

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  72. A-Mazing! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards to inspire us all.

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  73. Love the color selections you used on the beautiful ornaments! These will be cards to remember! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  74. I love the Season to Sparkle ornaments! I think everyone on my Christmas card list would love that one. And I can see it embossed with Twinkling H20's or watercolor in all the facets, too. Great stamp set and lovely cards. TFS!

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  75. Love the Sparkle ornaments card and thanks for sharing a video, too1

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  76. Carissa your cards are stunning! You are always able to use glitter, embossing powder and glitter paper with just the right touch tfs

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  77. Oh goodness-your ornament cards are so pretty! Love the sparkle.

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  78. Gorgeous cards! Really love the geometrics!

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  79. I love all your cards but that last one was just so clever with Santa wrapped around the sentiment.

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  80. Awesome cards. Your cards are always stunning. Thanks for the video and sharing your talent.

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  81. Great cards. Your Season the Sparkle ornaments are beautiful.

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  82. Love the sparkle on the ornament cards and the woodsy look for the deer.

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  83. Really like the mosaic look of your cards, very pretty.

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  84. I love the combination of black, red & white - it's striking and simple at the same time. Your work always inspires me!! TFS!

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  85. All of your cards are beautifully done!

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  86. Your geo ornaments half circle card is my love!! Great card design!!!

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  87. Your cards are sparkly, glittery goodness as ususal!

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  88. Beautiful ornaments cards! I am not a huge fan of geometic, but I really like what you did.

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  89. love the sparkle ornaments!

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  90. Great cards Carissa with all your lovely glitter on them. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  91. LOVE your cards, especially the ornament one!

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  92. Beautiful cards ! My favorite is the ornaments card with glitter. It look fabulous !

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  93. OH my! I love the shine and sparkle! These ornaments are beautiful!!

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  94. Gorgeous sparkle and shine! What a fabulous release!

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  95. So much shiny sparkly prettiness!

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  96. Hi Carissa! Your cards are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Your cards are so beautiful! They are why I'm buying that ornament stamp set! And thanks so much for taking the time to do the tutorial vids. They are much appreciated.

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  98. I LOVE how you made the ornaments with gold embossing on vellum, beautiful!

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  99. LOVE these....awesome designs.

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  100. I LOVE how you made the ornaments with gold embossing on vellum, beautiful!

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  101. Your cards are gorgeous. They don't call you a designer for nothing.

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  102. So creative.wow, love your colours and layout.

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  103. Glorious and gorgeous cards on this blog hop. Yours are just beautiful. Thanks to everyone for all the great inspiration.

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  104. Carissa, I love the ornaments card the colors the bakers twine great!! Also your believe card love the whole presentation thank you for sharing with us.

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  105. Your cards are absolutely amazing. I love the colors, the glitter, the bling. Beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  106. Carissa, I love the ornaments card the colors the bakers twine great!! Also your believe card love the whole presentation thank you for sharing with us.

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  107. Lovely cards. The reindeer's nose is a cute idea.

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  108. Amazing cards! Love those ornaments and the sparkle and love the simplicity of the last couple!

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  109. Oh my word! Stunning cards. So love everything you have done with those stamps and dies.

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  110. So many stunning cards! OH MY! Carissa, you have done a spectacular job on all of your cards. My favs are the ornament cards...could be all of the gold on them..LOL Just amazing work!

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  111. Fabulous cards and those ornaments are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

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  112. Your cards are FABULOUS! The ornament ones are so beautiful and the wood paper for the deer...amazing! Thanks for sharing your videos!

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  113. The glitter really made those ornaments pop! Thanks for sharing.

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  114. Awesome cards to show off this fabulous release! The ornaments really wowed me!

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  115. The tutorials a just great.I hope to put them to good use in the near future.

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  116. Stunning cards, love all your cards! I'm also a glitter fan.

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  117. LOVE LOVE LOVE! All that glitter just makes me feel very happy! That "this the season to sparkle" sentiment is one of my faves too! Thank you for sharing :)

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  118. The glitter die cuts make these cards extra fun and festive! The Season to Sparkle is an awesome stamp set

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  119. These are all so stunning! I love each and every one!!! TFS

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  120. It's like you decorated your cards with jewelry! I love them all!

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  121. Both cards are just stunning!!

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  122. WOW! I really love your cards. First, I am loving the geometric ornaments. The use of gold glitter accents is wonderful. I also love the use of so much white in the cards. It makes the gold and all the colors pop.

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  123. Amazing projects. Love them all!

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  124. Thanks for the videos. Love your creations!

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  125. Simply gorgeous! I love all the sparkle and shine so lovely!

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  126. Beautiful cards!!! I really love the beautiful ornament with non traditional colors!!!
    I always think you are so talented to use vellum!!! Thank you for sharing the video!!!

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  127. Love your beautiful and elegant cards Carrisa!

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  128. Love your cards! This stamp set is so unique and you've showcased it beautifully, die cutting the deer from wood paper is just brilliant!

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  129. Absolutely stunning cards. I've been loving all the creations on the hop with Julie's season to sparkle set and now it has become my favourite and a must have in my stash.

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  130. Beautiful cards! I love them all, but I really thought the ideas using the believe diecut with other stamps and the antlers were brilliant!

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  131. Carissa, I love the ornaments card the colors the bakers twine great!! Also your believe card love the whole presentation thank you for sharing with us.

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  132. Wonderful and festive cards! Love your videos.

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

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  134. Love the glitzy ornaments.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  135. Carissa- you are such an inspiration! You make such beautiful things!

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  136. Beautiful card! Love the gold embossed ornaments so delicate and pretty! Great job.

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  137. Your creativity always adds "sparkle" to my day!!! Absolutely love your work. ;) Donna

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  138. I LOVE all your cards! Amazing talent - thanks so much for sharing!

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  139. Lovely. I like how you made the ornaments.

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  140. I love, love, love all ur amazing creations, so inspiring, especially the ornaments one!!!!

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  141. I especially like the faceted goodies set with the deer! See lots of creativity happening. tfs

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  142. Love the new Season to Sparkle and you've really made it shine! Love all your awesome cards!

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  143. Beautiful cards. Love the ornaments you created.

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  144. Beautiful creations!Thank you for sharing!

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  145. Great cards from a wonderful holiday release.

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  146. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  147. I love all of the glitter and the colors you used. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  148. What fabulous designs! The Season to Sparkle stamp set circles look absolutely amazing as Christmas ornaments the way you treated them to shiny glitter and cheerful bows! They remind me of vintage glass ornaments that sparkled so much in the lights. Wonderful!

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  149. Love the ornaments, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  150. Thanks for both videos. Your creations were very pretty. I love sparkle and glitz.

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  151. All great cards, especially the ones with the season to sparkle circle shapes !
    Thank you for the clear videos and sharing your creations.

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  152. Your cards are amazing! I especially like the glittery ornaments! Thanks for the videos too! This release is awesome and the blog hop so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  153. I love the believe die with the Santa hat and beard!!

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  154. Wow, Carissa--you have been BUSY! Glad you got to play, and I love your cards here. I think my favorites are the ones with the sparkly ornaments. Thanks for sharing these! :) ~ Andrea

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  155. This release is so perfect for your style! Lovely cards!

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  156. All your cards are amazing! I'm loving all the new winter releases. I'm loving the sparkle ornaments. Thank you for sharing
    Elaine

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  157. Stunning offerings. Love those ornaments and the antlers/believe card too. Thanks for a chance.

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  158. Love, love, love your ornament cards! Awesome!

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  159. Love the technique for the ornaments! So beautiful and classy! Thanks for teaching us!!

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  160. I love the faceted images, especially when embossed in elegant gold! Thanks for sharing two videos with us!

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  161. Love the cards, and that leaping deer die --- AWESOME!!

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  162. Both cards are amazing. I especially love the softness of the ornaments. Thanks so much for inspiring.

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  163. Love the cards! Amazing sparkle! Terrific release!

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  164. Wow zeta these are all so awesome! Totally love the ornaments!

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  165. You made the ornaments phenomenal.
    Christmas tree die in this release is awesome.

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  166. Carissa -- What an amazing collection of cards! They are all wonderful but the first ornament is just stunning! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

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  167. Oh, these dazzling ideas! Looking forward to playing with these!!!

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  168. Your cards are so creative and beautiful. Thanks for taking time to video the process. Great release.

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  169. Oh my goodness...I need it all! Good luck everyone!

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  170. Such wonderful cards! Lots of inspiration!

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  171. What absolutely spectacular Christmas ornaments!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  172. I am officially on blog-hop overload, and look how many cards YOU did!!! Next time, I am starting at the end of the list! I love them all. My favorite is the one on the red background. Thank you.

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  173. Wow awesome cards. Thanks for sharing your videos on how you created your cards. It's always a treat to watch them.

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  174. Love your cards! Beautiful!

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  175. Gorgeous sparkling cards, beautiful as always!!

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  176. Amazing cards Carissa!! They are all so pretty but my favorite is the one with the word believe!! So clever and cute 😊

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  177. Awesome cards! Love the gold embossing in the first two!

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  178. Wow, these are amazing cards. So elegant and lovely.

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