Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop


Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release 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 $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!  You should have arrived on this blog hop from my crafty friend Stephanie Klauck.  CLICK HERE to go shopping!



My first card uses the new Antler Die.........I went totally CAS here pairing it with some plaid paper from Lawn Fawn.  I've die cut the antlers in black cardstock and added them behind a JOY die cut from the Holiday Words Dies, also a new release today!  To create my JOY sentiment, I cut a white and red JOY word and adhered them slightly shifted to the right and added them with foam adhesive.

Antlers

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My next card uses the new set called Light Parade by Brandi Kincaid (a new designer).  This is a darling drawn set!  As a kid, we would driving around on Christmas Eve with my grandparents and look at all the holiday lights.  It's such a special memory for me!  This set brings me back to that time!

I chose to work with the row of houses and Copic colored them.  For a background, I used the new Stitches Coverplate in my Big Shot onto some kraft cardstock.  My sentiment was stamped onto a die cut banner from My Favorite Things, added to my notecard and May Arts burlap twine was tied!

Light Parade2






Did you hear about the amazing Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom?  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by 

Tuesday, October 25th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.  Your next stop is Emily Leiphart!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me! 

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Stephanie Savidge said...

Both your cards are adorable! Nice job.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your cards, Amy! That background die is amazing!

Shelly Rasske said...

Beautiful cards and that stitching cover plate is a must have!

Taheerah said...

That JOY card - wow!!

Colleen C. said...

These are such creative cards. Love them!

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards.. love the plaid

Debbie Selby said...

The stitching plate looks fantastic behind the houses,

Emily K said...

Love these new products. The deer die is my favorite.

Linda S. said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Diane Hanson said...

I'm not typically a fan of the antlers motif but I love how you incorporated the plaid ... that card is one of my favorites of the hop!

Swimmom said...

Great cards!

anniepalz said...

I had that idea when I saw the antlers die. Absolutely gorgeous job

Ina Nelson said...

Both cards are wonderful. The Joy is lovely.

Bonnie J said...

What fun cards! This is a wonderful release.

Brenda said...

Lovely cards!!!

brinkleyboy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. I love plaid and I love Kraft so it's hard to choose which I like more! You did a great job with Brandi's stamp set!

Scrapperdipper said...

Your cards are so adorable! Gotta love the plaid.

aknancy said...

what cute cards. love the impression die on the kraft cardstock.... so pretty

LesLee said...

Oh that plaid JOY card is awesome.. and I am with you.. lets jump in the car in our pjs and go look at lights.. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. :)

richardbreaks said...

GORGEOUS!! Love these cards! I love how you used that background die!

I Card Everyone said...

Amy!!! Am I going to be doubly sorry I wasn't able to make the get-away? I'm so betting you shared all these lovelies with the group! LOve the papers, colors, and design of both your darling cards! LOve that plaid!!!
=] Michele

Ellen said...

I just fell in love with the antler die an your joy-card! Awesome!

Nancy R said...

Both of your cards are terrific. Those antlers are perfect on the holiday plaid, and the houses are adorable too. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Sam B said...

Oh my! I LOVE that plaid card! So simple yet striking! And the houses card is adorable! TFS!

Megan Harp said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors of your first card!!

Teri Smith said...

I really like the house with the stitched background. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Nancy Allin said...

I love your cards! You've showcased the JOY perfectly, and I adore the colorful houses with that amazing background stitching! Such an awesome new release!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous creations - thank you for sharing:)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love your cards, Amy, so sweet with a homespun feel!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

LOVE the antlers with the plaid paper - fun card! Also love the stitches cover plate. Great cards!

Betty Buchsdrucker said...

Love the antler card - so CAS yet very beautiful.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

WOW! Both of your cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing some really CAS but great ideas!

Crafty Little Peach said...

Very beautiful cards! TFS

Ronnie said...

I love the way you added the antlers to the word die. I think I am going to need some antlers

LisaBee17 said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the plaid with the Joy die.

Kelly Massman said...

your cards are so fun!!!

Sue Denoncour said...

I enjoyed your fun cards and great ideas! This is a great release and wonderful blog hop. I think my favorite in the release is the stitched cover plate... it adds such a beautiful dimension.

Deb said...

super cute house card

Casie Williams said...

Great use of plaid patterned paper and simple die cuts for a stunning card!

Carol Henderson said...

Two great and classic Christmas cards. These bring back memories of growing up. Thank you

Woendi Levitt said...

Love your first cards patterned paper and the awesome simple background on your second with the die

A Tad Bit Off said...

Love the "love the lights" card, the background is awesome.

Brandi Rubio said...

These are adorable! I absolutely love the plaid. Thank you for sharing!

Mandy Makes and Mends said...

Beautiful cards . I love the simplicity of the first one .TFS

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The little houses are adorable.

Kathy Thisted said...

Both your cards are really fun and look so doable. Thanks

Connie G said...

Love what you did with the antlers on the joy card. Adorable.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh my goodness~! love the cards, but the first one, I may have to CASE

Janet D. said...

Your cards are fantastic, wow!

Nicole Vögeli said...

So pretty! Love the kraft paper and with that die! AWESOME!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Have a lovely day :-)
Nicole

Kanako Nakamura said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing.

Satori said...

A fresh look for traditional Christmas cards!

Tina Thomsen said...

Thank you for sharing your designs to inspire us all.

Karen B. said...

These are so cool and festive, Amy!

Laura said...

the stitch cover plate on craft is amazing!! Great cards, the for sharing.

Karen Cash said...

The plaid card is SOOOO cute!

Beth H. said...

Awesome cards! Love both of them a lot. The offset Joy is so pretty with the patterned paper. I love how you used the background die on the brown paper and colored the houses in tones to match.

M R Leech said...

I love how you used the Stitches Cover Plate for a background with the Homespun Holiday houses! Perfection!

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful cards Amy. The Joy card is really beautiful with that plaid paper, a great look. Fabulous work on both!

Donna Baker said...

Beautiful cards

Purple Princess said...

love the joy card!!

Nikki said...

Love both your cards. Great work.

Oliev said...

Great cards!

Marta said...

Beautiful, bold cards. The stitched background die is everything!

Rosemary said...

super sweet set of cards!!

loceanjo said...

Love your cards, Amy! That background die is amazing! It is my favourite!!

Judy Sander said...

The BG die is my favorite of all I think. So many ways to use it. Thanks for your pretty inspirations.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love your cards, the stitched cover plate is not my thing, but you've made an awesome card with it, it might just change my mind, so thank you!

CandyW said...

Love your cards!!!!

Susan Eliot said...

These cards are Great! Love the simplicity of the JOY card, with the pizzazz of the plaid. And the houses with that great background - such fun! Thanks for sharing!

Lieve said...

Two beautiful cards. Your second one is my favourite; it gives me a happy, warm, cosy feeling; I love it !
Thank you for sharing your talent !!!

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome cards. I really like that stitched cover die. Have it on my wish list. Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

kReN K said...

What nifty cards! I love the holiday word with the antlers.And then the houses, lights sentiment, and stitches background. That stitches background has got to be the best! TFS!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE the giant JOY! It looks amazing!

Julie Ebersole said...

Amy, your designs just captured the warmth and essence of the release in such a charming way--thank you! LOVE!

Betty Keefe said...

your plaid card is wonderful, Amy!!

Geri Stuart said...

Love your cards and like the plaid best!

Diann Brodnax said...

Very lovely cards! Thank you for sharing :)

Colleen Balija said...

Both cards are nice, but that first one really did it for me because it's a classic. And the sentiment just pops.

jkstiles77 said...

Both of your cards are fantastic! Love the plaid!

Norma T. Gomez said...

I love your Kraft card with the Parade Lights houses. They reminded me of those gingerbread houses! So cute!

Russell Productions said...

Love that background die.

Sue LD said...

Very fun antler card and sweet holiday lights.

Ryegirl said...

The stitching plate adds great texture your card. Love the big bold Joy die and the antlers add a great touch to a fabulous card!! TFS!

Tracy Brown said...

Loving all your cards, Your plaid card is one of my favorites on this hop.

Tracy Brown said...

Loving all your cards, Your plaid card is one of my favorites on this hop.

SHartl said...

I love the comfy warm plaid background and the kraft card design. So cozy looking!

Lindar C said...

Oh, i really like the plaid Joy card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your cards and that plaid background!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the joy peace word dies. Fabulous!

Karen King said...

Such sweet, homey cards. Lovely.

Debbie B said...

Love your cards! Love the plaid! That stitched cover plate die is a must have!~ Great release and really fun blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

jan metcalf said...

Great cards, gotta love that plaid!!

joy said...

LOVE these cards!

Elaine said...

Love your festive cards!

Betty Sue said...

I love the simplicity of your JOY card! It is beautiful! I also have a thing for houses...love those stamps! And that stitch plate is awesome!!

Linda Whitaker said...

I love the town card it's really cool. Thank you for sharing with us.

Judy said...

Really wonderful cards. Both of them are so lovely. I really like that plaid paper on the 1st card and the little houses look super on your card. Thanks for sharing.

Ek Gorman said...

I am just loving that plaid joy card. So simple and yet stunning.

The sacred/secular medley said...

Both are great classy cards!

Amy Lim said...

The stitch cover plate makes lovely background in your card. Love it !

Freda said...

Your JOY card is one of my top faves in this blog hop! So striking.

pcm said...

love the antlers out of the O!

judy said...

Lovely cards--I love the colorful cards against the stitched background!

Lisa Silver said...

Fabulous designs! I love your JOY!

Barbara said...

Both cards are just great. I can't choose one over the other, so they are both my favorite. Great new release from Ellen with lots to inspire us.

Yukiko Sugiyama said...

Simple and warm beautiful cards!!!!
I love the way you used Joy die with Antler❤️

D.Ann C said...

That coverplate is too cool and looks fab in kraft!

Deedee Maldy said...

Amy, I really like how the stitched background looks on that craft cardstock. It's on my wish list!

Deborah said...

Amy I love your cards! That first card with the plaid bg is amazing! I like that you used the craft cs on the second card it appears that the stitching really shows up so well on it. Well done tfs.

Melynn said...

Fun cards-that cover plate looks pretty amazing.

La la said...

Beautiful coloring!

~amy~ said...

Amy, these are all FABulous.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

The plaid card is beautiful and so elegant. And I love, love, love the house, lights and sentiment. Beautiful

ann greene said...

Love your cards. The town is so cute.

Amy Y said...

Great cards Amy, love them both!!!

Viki said...

Sweet cards!

Noreen said...

The stitching plate as a background for the houses is so eye catching!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Dottie Acosta said...

Adorable 👍

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love your plaid!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE these! That first card is CAS perfection, perfect balance too, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that new coverplate, perfect background for those little houses!

cindybearj said...

I love both your cards. Creative way to use the antlers. Love the coverplate you used for the background on the second card. It looks really good with the houses.

Deborah Giles said...

Houses in a row are just so sweet. Love those.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards!!

kerry myers said...

LOVE your Joy card!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the plaid with JOY card and the cute row of houses card with amazing coloring and that stitched background!

Scraplea 1 said...

Cute projects! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

sharon said...

The stitches cover plate looks wonderful on the light brown ppaper and Joy is so warm

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I really love that awesome coverplate and the cute houses!

Karla Jaimes said...

LOOOOOVE that first card with the plaid background! Great use of patterned paper :) thank you for sharing!

Texan Princess said...

Love the simplicity of both. I have a hard time with simple, since the execution has to be spot on. Your cards are very inspiring!

Tania L said...

Very beautiful cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Beautiful cards!!!

Teri W said...

Love how the background die adds so much texture! Great cards!

Mary Locke said...

Love the comfy homey feeling of your cards!

Heather Parry said...

Both cards are beautiful. I especially love the colours and design of the Joy card with the antlers!

loulou said...

Fab cards. The joy card design is great for repeat creation and also a design that is not too frilly and fancy - great for guys but could also be glammed up too

Maureen Morton said...

Your cards have such a home-pun, cozy feeling - love 'em! You did this release very proud. Love your simple designs with such punch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christy said...

Both cards are adorable! Love the plaid!

BunnyD said...

Gorgeous cards and fabulous designs! Clean and simple enough to be mass produced but with just enough originality to stand out! Well, easy except for all the colouring of the tiny houses which you could do while waiting for appointments, cookies to bake, or get the kids to help colour..? Love these!

Kimberly Rendino said...

I'm in love with the antler card! It's so CAS, and it's fabulous!

Debra said...

I like the plaid background...classic and simply homey.

Lynne said...

The background die is spectacular.

golfergal said...

both cards are cute but especially love the little houses one.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love those antlers.
My son is a hunter and they
will make great cards for him
at any time of the year.
Love the row of houses.
the embossing behind them
is so fun.
thanks for sharing.

Bunny said...

Love that CAS with the antlers. So nice that even the kids could help.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the designer dies on the Kraft paper so pretty!

Nana Griffin said...

I like those houses and the background.

Sue McW said...

Fabulous cards. Love how you used the antlers. The stitched background is such a great background.

vinita jain said...

Love the plaid beauty on first one and The stitched BG on kraft really popped up the whole image!

Caron's Creations said...

I just adore the card you created using the Light Parade stamp set and the stitched cover plate background. Very creative.

Deirdre said...

Those antlers on the "JOY" just the perfect card in my eyes. Love what you created - so fun.

bev p said...

Both cards are wonderful. Those antlers just beg for some Christmas plaid. It's simple, but it so works! Love how the stitched background on the other card just says "home!" I keep wondering what would happen if these stamp companies flew all of you in, put you in a big room with new products and tools, and filmed the whole thing! I have a feeling it would be a two-day party of creativity and hilarity (at least!). My guess is that they would need a month of Sundays to edit it down for release! Thank you./

Amy Mercer said...

Really cute!!! Love the plaid with the antlers and JOY! :)

Robyn said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

KimC said...

Charming cards from a wonderful holiday release.

Kleri F said...

Lovely cards!

Margaret Moody said...

Your cards are fabulous!

Sue McRae said...

Really love the clean and crisp feel of the first card and the stitched lines give the second card such a homey feel.

Diane M said...

Just beautiful!

Pam D. said...

The stitched cover plate and the word dies are wonderful. Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

Carolynn said...

Very clean and classy cards-- love your style!

JanetB said...

You have made very cute cards, I really like the houses with the stitched cover plate background.

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards, Amy! Love the plaid on the antler card and that awesome coverplate on the second!

Stephanie Ferreira said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. I love the plaid paper on the antlers card.

Mrsfish02 said...

CAS and AWESOME! Love the plaid and the antlers. Great job.

Denise K said...

I love the Love Joy and Peace dies!

Amy Ames said...

Amy your cards are so cute!! I'm loving the new stitched background.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love both of your cards. My favorite is the plaid background antler card!

Erica Brusca said...

Great ideas. I just love that stitches background die

Cathy said...

Love the cards! Great release!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Love the antlers with the word die. They just seem to work well together. That cover die is a wonderful background die and the houses look welcoming. Fun cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Like the two different looks you created on these cards...especially like those houses.

Denise Gutshall said...

What lovely cards! You used all my "must have dies and stamps"! Thanks for the inspiration.

LaNell Taylor said...

What a fantastic release. Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for such great inspiration.

Eileen M said...

Both cards are just fabulous!

Jennifer Turner said...

Such sweet cards! Love all the little details!

Carolee McCaslin said...

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

Debbie Vasel said...

You can't go wrong with plaid, especially Christmas plaid.
What a terrific card!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your JOY card is simple and elegant.

ilovestamping said...

Such great cards, love the embossed kraft paper, fits perfectly on that card! <3

Patty said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for sharing.

Judie said...

Gorgeous festive cards!

Gwen said...

Love those little houses! Great release!

Carolyn Steele said...

The houses are just adorable! I really love your Joy card. With the plaid and the antlers, it is the perfect card for the guys on my list. Thanks!

A Crafty Person said...

Super amazing cards!

Stef Perry said...

Love both of your cards! The layered die cut word really popped off the page, and the houses of course bring back memories similar to your own. Wonderful!

harrahx2 said...

Beautiful cards!

Shirley N said...

I really love the word dies and the stitches coverplate. Great inspiration on both!

Jill aka neeuqpmats said...

Love the joy card!!! So adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wowzers! Love the way you used the dies!

mtscrapgal said...

My head is swimming with all the great releases from all my favorite companies. Of course Ellen's is on my list. I like the C & S design of your card. Thanks.

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful and festive cards. Love your CAS designs.

1 Crafty Gal said...

The plaid card is great!

1 Crafty Gal said...

The plaid card is great!

di said...

My goodness that Joy card is so cute.

Lisa said...

Love both of these! That plaid! Love that design!

Clara K said...

Great cards! I especially love the antlers against the plaid background. Makes me think of a winter ski lodge!

Debbie Anemaet said...

Amy, I love everything about both of your cards! You did a great job. Adorable as well as beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Donna B. said...

These are so cute!! I'm in love with the first card - it's so me!! And the background on the card with the cute houses is too awesome. I NEED that now!! LOL!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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