Hi there! Today, the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors (and a few friends) are blog hopping to share some inspiration (and prizes!) using the newest Essentials By Ellen release, which is NOW AVAILABLE! You should have arrived here from Lisa Spangler’s blog, and your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas. You can also start back at the beginning if you get lost! I have two projects to share with you today using goodies from the latest release, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first project, I paired the darling new Lil’ Squatch stamps and dies with the older Landscapes dies to create a sweet little forest scene. I began by stamping several of the images (including that sweet little sasquatch with his absolutely precious facial expression) on some Copic-friendly white paper using Intens-ified Black Ink from Hero Arts. I then used my Copic markers to color the images.
After die cutting the colored images, I used the Landscapes dies to die cut some mountains from Pebble cardstock and a grassy floor from some Palm cardstock. I also trimmed a panel of Periwinkle cardstock down to A2 size and blended some bright blue ink at the top using blender brushes to help create that crisp, clear summer sky that you might see in the Pacific Northwest!
I adhered all of the die cut elements on the blue panel using a combination of liquid and foam adhesive for lots of dimension. The final touch was to add the greeting from Lil’ Squatch on a rectangle of white cardstock.
For my second project, I used the Sew Cute-Ornament dies to create a fun shaker card! I am not much when it comes to sewing; I own a sewing box with some basic threads and needles, and that is approximately the extent of my knowledge haha. But I wanted to show you that you can do more with your Sew Cute dies than just create darling felt ornaments!
I began by die cutting the large ornament image from Sew Cute-Ornament dies from some Cherry cardstock, which creates a giant window for the shaker panel. I then backed it with some acetate and set to work on the card base!
I stamped a white A2 card base using the Woven Plaid background stamp from Concord and 9th using some light gray ink. I stamped a greeting in the center of the plaid panel using Retro Holiday Greetings using black ink. I filled the shaker with some red, white, and sparkling clear sequins and added a gray and white twine bow!
Well, that’s all for today’s projects! Now, we have some fun giveaway information!
We’ve got fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole October Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, October 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.
Your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Amy Cooley says
Your cards are so cute! I always love seeing shaker cards.
Stunners, both of them!
Joyce Verdon says
How cute! Really love the idea of the shaker card for that die!… hmmm, could probably do the same for the snowman!
Jennifer L says
Lol Squatch is my favorite! I love your cards.
Susan T says
Just sitting here think how awesome you are. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cheryl Rigney says
Great cards!! Lil’ ‘Squatch is so cute!
Love the shaker card.
Kris Reeves says
Great idea with the shaker card!
Thilda M Hanna says
Adorable ornament card!
Patt H. says
I love your forest scene, Emily, & your ornament shaker is absolutely beautiful! Love the hint of plaid behind all the sparkle!
alec a. says
cute yet…😊…thanks for sharing
Michele W says
Adorable squatch card! Like the woven plaid stamp for the background of your shaker card. Works really great. Thanks for sharing your great cards!
Great cards! I especially love the shaker!
sandy M says
I love your lil guy sitting in the forest. He is adorable. The ornament card is very pretty.
Kenni Eberlin says
Great cards. That Sasquatch’s toes just makes me smile. Thanks for the idea of using the die as a cut out. I love how the shaker card turned out, so nice. Thanks for sharing.
THANK YOU, for showing another way to use the ornament die! Love it!
barbara lassiter says
Cute and I love your ornament shaker card! 🙂
Barbara Koppelman says
I love the ornament shaker card!
Rachelle O. says
I love the coloration for the squatch card – rich palette and simple execution really works well on this card!
Gail Spresser says
Such a cute squatch Card and a nice shaker ornament card.
Denise Bryant says
Adorable Lil’ Squatch card, and I love that pretty shaker ornament card! Awesome cards!
Isabel Z says
LOVE the scene that you created.
Anneleise Hampson says
What a cute card. Lovely.
Val Quitral says
Love the shaker
Kathy Dippner says
Fantastic cards! Love the ornament shaker card.
I love your beautiful ornament shaker card! The Lil’ Squatch card is really cute. 🙂
Such a cute shaker card. Love that “Lil Squatch” – so cute and fun.
Kimberly J Campbell says
Love these cards! Love seeing the ornament used as a shaker!! So great!!
Love the shaker card, so festive.
Carol Mc says
Love how fun your cards are. That squach is so cute.
Surekha Galagoda says
Your cards are just really pretty and love the shaker card too. Just getting ideas to create. Blessings
Your blending on the Sasquatch card is so good. I still have trouble blending like that! That is such a great color palette you used, love it. I also like your use of the stitched die in an out of the box way, so good!
Love them both Emily!!!!!
I LOVE the Yeti scene and beautiful shaker!
Tami B says
You did a great job on the Yeti scene, he is so cute, and who doesn’t like a shaker card?
Karthikha Uday says
Fantastic cards!! Love them both! 🙂
Janice Kincaid says
Both cards are great, and I love the shaker card!!
Chai Dackermann says
Your cards are so cute. I am loving the Sasquatch set. Too cute.
Teri S. says
Living in the Pacific Northwest in Canada I know just what you mean about the blue summer skies Emily. I really like the fact that the trees come in a group of three so it makes it easier to create a forest setting. And thank you for a great alternative to use the sewing die cuts with. I could do it, but not sure I’d enjoy it. Me & sewing don’t get along… lol
Jen F says
Great idea to create this shaker card!!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the elderly gentleman
resting amidst the trees.
Fun sentiment. The ornament
shaker is wonderful. thanks
Dana M says
Oh what lovely and festive cards! Adorable scene and classic designs.
Marisela Delgado says
Sue D says
Cute mountain forest scene and pretty ornament shaker.
Marisela Delgado says
Eveline Van Heijst says
I love your shaker card.
It is the most wonderful time of the year/month! ; because it is release week! I love your lil squatch! He looks so calm and serene in his forest beneath the mountain setting. What a fab shaker card! Love ’em both!
Your card with the Sasquatch is adorable and the shaker card is simple and elegant, love it!
TK Watson says
Mr Squatch is sitting in a beautiful scene, and your big ornament is fab
Lauryne Cunningham says
Awesome cards! I love the texture and dimension on your shaker card!
Jenny (@Jenny21386899) says
Great cards .. my favourite is the shaker card.
Love the cards!
I just can’t get enough of that Lil’ Squatch. Love the shaker card.
Marisela Delgado says
Great cards, Emily! A cute little scene and I always love a shaker card! Thanks so much for sharing!
Love the shaker ornament!
Sharilyn Decker says
the plaid background on the shaker is a nice change from the expected!
Great suggestion for another way to use the ornament die! I love the plaid behind it.