We Are Celebrating Galentine’s Day… With Chocolate ?!
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by Therese Calvird
17h ago
Join Therese as she gets us ready, with something sweet, to celebrate ‘Galentines Day’ which is unofficially celebrated on the 13th February. Hi there, it’s Therese here and I want to know which of you ‘Gals’ likes chocolate? I know most of you are with me here, and if not, I’m sure that you know someone who does lol. I love the idea of Galentine’s Day and celebrating our beautiful friends and let them know that we love them too! I decided to keep today’s designs quick and easy as you may want to make multiples for you besties. But before we get to the sweet stuff I am going to show you how I ..read more
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3 Tips For Your Next Shaker Card
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by Carly Minner
1w ago
Join Carly as she shares a few tips & tricks to try on your next shaker card including creating a stamping jig, creating a foam-less shaker and creating a double-sided shaker. #1. Creating A Stamping Jig Stamping jigs are absolutely essential with closed dies like Bear from All Inside but they can also be super helpful when you are stamping an intricate or tiny image, multiple layers or making a bunch! All you need is some heavyweight cardstock and the coordinating die. To create a jig… cut a piece of heavyweight cardstock with the coordinating die before stamping the image. place the pie ..read more
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Beginner Tips for Making Cards with Sketchmarker Aqua Watercolor Markers
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by Angela
1w ago
Are you new to coloring with watercolor markers? These beginner tips for using Sketchmarker Aqua Watercolor Markers will help you achieve beautiful results no matter your skill level! Join Angela to learn what worked for her as she explored this new to her product! Hi friends! It’s Angela here, and today I’m sharing a card that definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. I’m the type of cardmaker that becomes giddy at the sight of ink pads in every color, but coloring with markers – specifically watercolor markers – is very new territory for me. That said, I have a steadily-growing collection ..read more
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4 Quick Tips for Mass Producing Clean and Simple Valentine’s Day Treat Holders
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by Tiffany
1w ago
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to get inspired and start planning your handmade cards and treats for friends, family, or your child’s classmates or teachers. Tiffany has some simple tips to help plan and create several clean and simple valentines in one cardmaking session. We hope this inspires you! Hey friends, Tiffany here, and today I am making some clean and simple valentines featuring the brand new, adorable EBE Jammin’ stamp set. Because I wanted to keep them simple, there is minimal coloring and very little paper waste – double win! When I mass produce cards (whi ..read more
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Video: How to make a 2-in-1 Gift Card Holder and Valentine
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by Angela
2w ago
Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly, and it’s time to spread some love! Angela’s got two projects to share that feature the Happy Mail Die Set, a true essential that works perfectly for handmade gifting all year round! When was the last time you sent Valentine’s notes? If it was in elementary school (or at some other time long, long ago), I’m here to tell you that this is the year to change that! The Happy Mail Die Set was introduced in November as part of the Essentials by Ellen holiday release, but it also works perfectly for other gift giving occasions. In today’s video, I’ll show you two ..read more
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MAKE A DIY SUNRAY STENCIL BACKGROUND
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by Julie Ebersole
3w ago
What can you do when you don’t have the right stencil for the job? Julie is sharing an easy solution for making your own sunray style stencil! Hello, everyone! Julie here with an easy way to create a sunray background when you don’t have a stencil on hand–or what you do have isn’t the right size, or doesn’t have the angle you need . . . I’d tell you to ask me how I know, but instead, I’m gonna recommend you watch the video and see how I solved my problem, LOL! TIPS: For the best symmetrical results, make sure your pencil tick marks are aligned (left side lines up with right side, top tick ..read more
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4 Ways To Use The Essentials By Ellen XOXO Die
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by Carissa Wiley
3w ago
Today I’m sharing four fabulous ways to use the brand new Essentials By Ellen XOXO die. The new XOXO die from the Essentials By Ellen line is perfect for so many projects and today I’m going to share four fabulous ways for you to use this in your next paper crafting or card making project. Because this die is such a large, chunky sentiment, the first thing I thought of was a shaker card.  I’ll share a shaker card project with you today, but there are so many other ways to use this die as well.  I’ve used it to create a partial die cut tri-fold card, a vertical stacked sentiment and ..read more
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DIY Some Sweet Custom Candy Patterned Paper!
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by Jeannie Lieu
3w ago
Hi crafty friends! Are you ever stuck when you have smaller images that don’t fill up your card? Well, I’m back to share a short video sharing how I created two different cards using custom patterns using smaller images focusing on the new Essentials by Ellen Trufflin’ stamp and die set. For my first card, I decided to stamp in a black and white look so the rest of the card pops. I started stamping in the corner and worked my way outwards so I had enough space for the last few images. Then, I added some additional chocolates in color to bring focus to my sentiment. My second card actually fe ..read more
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The BEST Valentines Shaped Cards that You will LOVE! (with a Video)
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by Therese Calvird
1M ago
Are you ready for Valentines Day? Check out these fun shaped cards and tags created by Therese that will be sure to inspire! Hi it’s Therese here, and today I just couldn’t stop creating with the fantastic Essential Hearts Nesting Die Set. And with Valentines just around the corner I knew that you would like something special to give to your loved ones. I love shaped cards and today I’m going to take it up a notch… But, I started simple using the largest of the heart dies and a sweet image from the Hello, I Love You Stamp Set. Did you see that these dies automatically cut a narrow border? Thi ..read more
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Essentials by Ellen Valentine’s Day Release Previews Day 4
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by Ellen Hutson LLC
1M ago
Love is in the air here at Ellen Hutson LLC! It’s time for our latest lovely release, and we’re celebrating all things love and Valentine’s Day! Our new Valentine’s Day release, full of new stamps, dies, and hot foil stamps will be available tomorrow, Friday, January 6, exclusively at ellenhutson.com! It’s time for Day 4 of our Valentine’s Day Release sneak peeks! Last, but not least, we’re excited to share Heart Eyes Stamp Set, XOXO Die, Valentine Vibes Stamp Set, and Essential Heart Die Set! You asked – we listened! You’ve seen peeks of them all week and we’re thrilled to confirm hea ..read more
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