Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Essentials by Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to Essentials by Ellen Release Blog Hop I'll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com. To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today's post with a valid email address by October 27th!

If you arrived from Julia Stainton's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from the CLASSroom Blog! Without further ado, here are my cards.


Ahh... I absolutely adore these gourds! =)


All the gourds and leaves are cut using the Gourd-jus die set with watercolor paper. I then colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.


After adhering them to the card front, I added a few matching watercolor dots for a little interest. The sentiment is from the Autumn Acorns set.


For my second card, I inked up images from the Tis the Season set. This time there is a matching die set being released! =)


Mr. Chill Santa and the car + Christmas tree are stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink, colored with Copic markers then cut using the new matching dies.


The sentiment is from another new set called Holly Jolly. I embossed it with WOW! Gold Glitter Finish embossing powder on vellum. I just love the extra glittery shine this embossing powder gives!


All the new stamps and dies are available NOW! You can also find the entire release here!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom Blog for a complete list of all the designers. It's time to send you to Anna Wight's Blog! Don't forget to leave comments along the way for more chances of winning an Essentials by Ellen stamp set of your choice! Happy Hopping! =)

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
for the Gourd-Jus Thank You card:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamp: (Autumn Acorns) Essentials by Ellen
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
color medium: (Gansai Tambi Watercolor) Kuretake ZIG
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"




for the Tis the Season Have a Holly Jolly Christmas card:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (vellum)
clear stamps: (Tis the Season, Holly Jolly) Essentials by Ellen
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
watermark ink: VersaMark
embossing powder: (Zing Gold Glitter Finish) American Crafts
accents: (green, red, clear iridescent sequins)
dies: (Tis the Season) Essentials by Elle
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft, (heat gun)
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Mr. Chill Santa:
beard: W3, W1, W00, 0
hat: C1, C00, 0, R27, R24, R17, R14, R22
sunglasses: T10, T8, T6, T4
car: C1, C00, 0, C7, C5, C3, Y18, Y08, R27, R24, R17, R14, R22
tree: E29, E39, E99, YG67, YG17, YG25
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

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SRob said...

All your cards are adorable, but I absolutely love the Thanksgiving card with the die cut pumpkins, gourds and leaves!

Scrapthat said...

Super cute cards! TFS

QuilterLaura said...

Your gourds and leaves are beautifully watercolored, thank you for sharing.

jcobb said...

These are too cute for words! Great job!

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Great card with the leaves on in that ordered fashion! and I am a big fan of your way of colouring, which I find again in the car :) Creative regards from stempelfrida
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Dot Freel said...

Don't tell the other designers but your cards are my favorites of the new releases! Love them!

Nancy said...

So festive and adorable, Alice!

CraftyPaws said...

Oooh love that first card--fabulous colors and such a beautiful graphic quality. Oh and that second card is adorbs!!! Love them both!

Mel said...

Both cards are great, but that autumn leaf one is WOW! Thank you for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Love the second card! Thanks Alice
Donna

M R Leech said...

I especially love the Thank You card. Just beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration!

Trish said...

Your cards are so fun, I thought I loved the gourd and pumpkin one best and then I saw Santa...

Carol Happy Expressions said...

super cute cards. tfs!

Sandy S. said...

Those gourd dies and watercolors are a match made in heaven!

JanetB said...

Love your first card with those gorgeous leaves and gourds.

Louise said...

What wonderful cards. I am enjoying the hop. It's so fun to see the ideas and creations for this new release!

Debbie Selby said...

Great job on showing the versatility of the stamps and dies

Jamie said...

Great cards! I LOVE the first one:)

Cathy Homan said...

Gorgeous! Both cards are delightful. Thanks for sharing!

Satori said...

Great release! Great cards!

Kimberly H said...

Love both cards.....but now I'm going to be singing "Have a holly jolly Christmas" in my head ALL day! Lol

Janet L said...

Your thank you card is beautiful!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Your cards are adorable! Love your color work on the gourds!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I love how you placed all the items on the first one, just fantastic!

Cheryl Soule said...

Pretty

conil said...

Oh my. If your not in the spirit after these two cards, you must be made of stone. These are spectacular. Beautifully designed and meticulously executed. Love them both.

pamboe said...

Your watercolor choices are just perfect for the awesome fall die cuts.

windinstarsranch said...

love your work.

I Card Everyone said...

Alice!!!! OH your coloring and placement of those gorgeous leaves is fantastic! And how cool is that Santa? I've been waiting for him to come back in stock. ... running to check!
=] Michele

Karen King said...

I love both of your cards! I'm so excited about this release!

jeanietootoo said...

Great and inspirational ideas....can't wait to incorporate them in my cards.

Sue Smith said...

Fantastic cards. The coloring of your leaves is fa-nominal. Well done :)

Amye said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Thank you card! SO much fun!

Janet D. said...

Your Thank you card is phenomenal, and your Christmas card is so cute!!

NanW said...

The leaves and gourds are beautiful and great inspiration.
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Nana Griffin said...

A great job on these.

Robin Cooper said...

I must be in a gourd mood these days, because I sure love your gourd card. So pretty! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free stamp set!!

Betty Keefe said...

2 great inspirational cards!

cma21317 said...

great ideas. Both are so festive.

Debra said...

Love the designs and colors. Great use of the products.

M DelValle said...

Your cards are so unique! Love them! Maria

Marie said...

Love the color palette on the fall card. Great layout on the hip Santa card...love it!

AZ Lyn said...

Love the ZZ Top Santa!!

Kristy Tyra said...

Love the watercolor effects!

Barb D said...

Love your water coloring! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay Weber said...

Love the colors you used with the pumpkin card!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Like the gourd card very much Nice!

lisamom said...

That card with gourds and pumpkins really speaks to me! So pretty!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOWZERS Alice, your cards are lovely. I especially like the first one as the colours are so vibrant. Just beautiful.
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ART JUNKIE said...

very pretty colour choices. Shannon shannonpratt66@gmail.com

designbydonna said...

Those die cut pumpkins and gourds are very pretty. I am in love with that Cool Santa Dude

Karen D said...

love the cards - they are both great. the coloring on the fall card is spot on and I love the new Christmas stuff!

Mary W said...

Your leaves as a focal point/background is just great. It's nice to see other ways to use them while they still take center stage.

Karen B said...

Two really cute cards. Love them both.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Fantastic cards. Love the autumn one. So lovely.

Robyn said...

Love these cards, especially how you watercolored the autumn die cuts. Just gorgeous!

Nicki Wong said...

I love the way you covered the whole card with dies. Neat idea.

pcm said...

love the gourds!

"glow" said...

GOrgeOUS crds... thanks for sharing.. love love love;)

Donna Dacy said...

Your cards are lovely. Love how you did all the gourds on the one. SO many beautiful colors. And the Jolly Christmas card is adorable. Love the Santa with the shades. Great designs...TFS

Patricia said...

Loved both of your creations! The Gour-jus card would be such a joy to receive! The Santa card really rocks! It s so hip & cool! My niece would love a card like that! Thanks for the inspiration!

OhYouMadeMeInk said...

Both cards are really pretty!

Texas JennyWren said...

All your cards are lovely, but I especially LOVE the Gourdeous Gourds. I love their openness that the dies cut into them. And I love how you designed your card with them.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us.

Michele Henderson said...

There is so much color and fun in your cards! These are really adorable!
Take Care!
Michele

Glorie said...

The Santa card looks fabulous! So cute!

Frozenstamper said...

Love your watercolored "gourd cuts!" Beautiful cards!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Love the watercoloring on your fall card, and the Christmas card is super cute! Thanks for the chance to win :) Karlajyungwirth@gmail.com

cindybearj said...

Such cute cards!!

Julie Curtis said...

I love the coulage layout!

Nancy Lee said...

great cards, very cute, thanks for the share!

Jo Lindskog said...

So cute and adorable, love the Santa card.

Nancy Lynn said...

Alice, both of your cards are so darn CUTE! This is the first time I've seen your creations and I so happy to have found you - thank God for blog hops eh! I look forward to seeing what you create next Alice! TFS

Verda said...

All three cards are wonderful and the bright fall card is an eye catcher. Nice work.

Betty Sue said...

Great cards!!! Both are stunning!

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

Very nice cards!!! Thank you!,!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

So festive. Such fun, new stamps and dies to play with.

Shirley said...

Love the designs (and colors) of your cards.

Jannette Davis said...

Great looking cards!

Shirley said...

Awesome cards...love the design and color on each card.

Kerry said...

Great colors on those gourds. Fun cards.

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

The gourds card is so splendid!!! And I love your colouring on the second one (Sants with sun glasses??? Hilarious!) but that's no secret!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Both are incredible cards, Alice. I wish I could watch you get creative. You have such a way of making cards so innovative and so different. Your Santa card is so awesome! And your card with the gourds is simply stunning with Fall colors. Massive hugs, my friend. ♥

mari said...

Beautiful cards. You put so much love and detail in your pieces. I am a new subscriber.

Debbie said...

Very festive
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Debbie said...

Very festive
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Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Fun, fun cards. Love your gourd jus card - it's gorgeous! Thanks.

SHartl said...

Your cards are always so fun and so cute. I just love that beautiful autumn card with all the gourd die cuts on the front!
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Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my goodness, Alice, I totally ADORE the gourd card, it's fabulous!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards was my first thought, and my second one was "these look like so much fun to make!" Thanks for sharing.

Diana Johnson said...

Love the cards, great colors and dimension!

Brithzi said...

Fantastic cards!

Bev Hill said...

OMGEE I love the Holly Jolly Christmas card!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Awesome cards..love the gorgeous gourds.

Lady Fair said...

Cute cards, love how playful and colorful they are.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Yvonne C. said...

Love both cards, that Santa is cute!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job, I especially love the gourd card, really lovely! TFS

Patty Cadby said...

Love that gourd card

Megan said...

Your fall watercoloring is beautiful!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards and this new release!!! Your gourd card is awesome:)

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

PT said...

The little red car is so cute and fun!! I love that card.

Leonia Hunt said...

I love both cards, but the gourds is really spectacular. I love the bright colors

l rekroc said...

Great cards!

Denise Terry said...

Love...really love...both cards you did! Wonderful inspiration!

Nikki said...

I love both your cards. The gourds are my favorite.

StampinLouie said...

Alive love all you cute cards especially the Gourd-jus set. A must have

Candy B said...

Spectacular Gourd card! and when I saw your Santa card I started singing! lol! Thanks for inspiring! (cbee at inbox dot com)

Ericka Strange said...

Cute cards, love the santa!

Denise Gutshall said...

Great cards! I especially love the Thank you card -- the colors are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Amy Davis King said...

Love those watercolored gourd dies!

Kathy White said...

Great cards! Love this new release!

Jo Herbert said...

I love how you have made your pumpkins into such a modern geometric design. your colouring is just beautiful. Thanks for being so inspiring. Hugs Jo

Sabrina said...

Very lovely cards!!

Randi Marie DuPrey said...

Cool cards, love the leaves.

Katherine Barnes said...

I love your card with the gourds! Such beautiful colors!!

Lysa said...

FABULOUS cards as always Alice!

Lysa said...

FABULOUS cards as always Alice!

Lanae said...

These cards are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your gourd card is gorgeous! So in love with all the new dies!

Rukmini Kirloskar said...

Your cards are awesome!! I just got the Kuretake Gansai watercolours and I'm inspired to open the package and start using them immediately!!

Karenladd said...

Those gourd die cuts on your card are spectacular!! Fun autumn colors and design!
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bev p said...

I love that you die cut from watercolor paper to get your beautiful leaves. Not sure how long it might take me to figure that out! Thanks so much for the tip and really nice projects.

Mich C said...

Love the white spaces and clean designs!

Nandini said...

Beautiful colors! Love both the cards!

Leslie Brown said...

So pretty!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

both cards are lovely and so fun.. great job!!!

Sherisse Ang said...

Your cards are gourd-jus as always! I especially adore the brightly coloured card made from the gourds and leaves. The card is simply breathtaking!:)))

Kathy S said...

Wow - both cards are fabulous - can't decide which I prefer - really super.

Janet Swofford said...

Both of your cards are so different but I love them both! I love the gourd card because of it's lovely graphic quality! I love the Santa card for it's awesome cuteness factor! My email is janet@swofford.com

~amy~ said...

Alice, you know I love them! Both of your cards are fabulous!

Karine said...

The watercoloring on the first card is simply....perfect!!!

jan metcalf said...

Delightful cards! Beautiful and fun!

Ina Good said...

adorable cards enjoying hopping!

stamping sue said...

the gourds card is beautiful! really liking those dies.
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Deborah R said...

That first card really catches my eye. Love the design and the colors.

mtscrapgal said...

Great harvest card. I tried this technique for some leaf die cuts. Love the sun glassed Santa on the second card. Thanks

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous coloring on both cards! Love them both ♥

joy said...

LOVE the beautiful fall colors you used for the first card!! And, the second card is adorable, too!

Hazel A.. said...

Crazy about your "gourds" card! The water coloring and arrangement is really gourd-geous! Last year I stamped that CHILL Santa on tags and cards and wrapping paper ... He's gonna' show up die cut this year! Love your card with him, especially the glittery sentiment on vellum! TFS!

Deana P said...

Like the thankyou card, would be great to make for your favorite hostess this holiday season.

Daria G. said...

Oh Alice, both are so cool and pretty and beauty and fun!!!! thanks for all the inspiration!

Halina said...

These cards are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Kari V. said...

Gorgeous. I adore the way you painted on the gourd die cuts. That card is just stunning. I would love to receive a card like this!!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the watercoloring on the die cuts... so pretty.

Barbara said...

Both cards are lovely. Love the watercoloring on the die cuts!

Sheryl Peavy said...

Great job!

Marcia said...

Cute cards!!

Zuby said...

Great watercoloring on the leaves and pumpkins!

Hetty said...

Beautiful cards! Great inspiration.

Sue McW said...

Beautiful cards! The water coloring on the fall card is beautiful. Such a cute Christmas card! Thanks for always including the copic colors you use.

Kelly Massman said...

cute cards!

Sandra Colebank said...

Leaves and gourds are so cute.

Cyndee Scholet said...

LOVE the first card! It IS gorgeous! The coloring was so beautiful and the layout was vey interesting.

graham Brand said...

AWESOME! LOVE both cards.

jeannine cochran said...

FUN!

RoseMary15 said...

I love your gourds card and how you spread all of them out around the card it made for a really awesome effect!

Connie said...

Cute cute cards

Some Lucky Dog said...

Love the Christmas Scribbles word stamps!

Jeanette Delaplane said...

Love the gourds and the christmas card. Great job on both of them!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Alice. Love the pretty fall colors on the first one... love how you built up the background with those images. Cute scene on the second.

Amante del Papel said...

your first card is one of my favorite cards on this hop!

Marcie Lovett said...

Such fun coloring and cut outs!

Marcie Lovett said...

Such fun coloring and cut outs!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so beautiful!!!! Love the papers!

Kris said...

Awesome cards today...gourds and pumpkins especially!

Memories by Manda said...

Cool cards. I'm really liking the fall die cuts.

Joan M said...

Beautiful fall watercolor card!

Kathy BM said...

Love your cards, especially the coloured & die cut gourds - fabulous!

Linda M said...

Great cards! The Christmas card is especially cute!

Amy McCue said...

I love that Santa and the car. I am waiting for some happy mail so I can play, too!

Ellie Fraser said...

Great cards:)

Donna Cala said...

The stand alone dies are really fabulous. All the shaded gourds are arranged so wonderfully. LOVE the card!

Sherry Tipton said...

So love the Mr. Chill Santa card...so cute!

scrapwoman said...

Great cards and so beautiful...but I am partial to those Christmas cards, so my fave is Santa! So clean, fresh and fun!!

Chel Micheline said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the collage on the first card.
the colors are wonderful.
The second card is so pretty with the gold and my guy Santa.
thanks for sharing.
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Gina D'Urso said...

Love your cards, the second card is my favorite, love Santa!!!

Pam said...

Great cards. I especially like your Christmas card.

sentsue said...

Very cute cards. Love the vellum on the Christmas card like a parchment letter.

Laura Joyce said...

Love the gourd card! My girls could have fun coloring the gourds.

Nicole Scholet said...

Ooooh love the colors and layout of the gourd card, fabulous!

bluemoon said...

Your cards are wonderful, and so well done! Thank you so much.

Pam Legg said...

Love these cards!! The bold sentiment is awesome!

Alaska .Kris said...

Simply superb!

Laurie Brown said...

Awesome cards!! Especially like the beautiful colors on your Fall card!!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Everyone has a die cutting machine but me so I guess since I can't make your cards I will have to drool over yours! The Thanksgiving card is so colorful but then isn't fall colorful anyway? Your Christmas cards are so nice too. I'd love to receive all of them in my mailbox!

Tracey McNeely said...

Alice your projects are fabulous! I love your gourds and that car. Can't wait for my order to come!!

TracyM #6773 said...

Your cards are SO PRETTY and SO CUTE Alice!!!
LOVE your GORGEOUS gourds, LOVE your JOLLY Santa!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Sharon Klumph said...

I really appreciate your work. Thank you for sharing. I love your use of the gourds.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love the loose grid pattern in your autumn-themed card, and the colors you used on all the elements. The watercolor droplets really seem to tie everything together. And your Christmas card is fabulous--great coloring, and I love the gold greeting. Tfs!
Andrea
Andrea's Paper Antics

Pam Crusberg said...

Love both of your cards. The watercolored leaves and gourds are so pretty.

Carolynn said...

The coloring and arrangements of your cards are AmAzInG!

Martha Harris said...

I love your gourd-jus card! The colors are so vibrant.

Donna said...

I really like the coloring of the gourds, very nice!

Melitta Ball said...

I wouldn't be able to pick just 'one' that I like, they are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your art! Many Blessings, Melitta

snazzyjj said...

Love both of your cards. The gourd card is so pretty and interesting. I really admire it.

Mary Sara P. said...

Fun, adorable cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love the gorgeous fall colors and the fun holiday card!

Ruth G said...

The gourd card is wonderful with the colors and watercolors. Your coloring on the Christmas card is fabulous and I love the layout you created! Thanks so much for sharing!

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