Have You Ever Tried this Before? Time For Some NEW Look Flowers!
Ellen Hutson Blog
by Therese Calvird
10M ago
Do you like the look of layered die-cut flowers? Today, Therese shares 2 beautiful cards and one very unique way to get a different look! Hi, it’s Therese here and I am back with some more Orchid cards for you. Did you see my previous post HERE where I share tips for watercoloring Orchids with dye inks? Today, I have something a little different using the Layered Orchid Die – here are my designs! Technique #1 – Crepe Paper Flowers Yes, you read that correctly, I used some beautiful Lia Griffith crepe papers to create these Layered Orchids. But I wanted to take it a step further and some depth ..read more
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Mixing & Matching Stamp Sets
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by Jeannie Lieu
10M ago
Hi crafty friends! It’s Jeannie here and today, I’m sharing three different cards using three different stamp sets that I mixed and matched to create mini scenes. I’m using Vera Kuprik’s illustrated sets from Essentials by Ellen line: Party Time, Heart Eyes, and the newest set, Beach Party. These were all created to be used together, so the images are interchangeable, making it really easy to stretch your imagination. Whenever I want to mix and match stamp sets, I will look the sets I want to use for consistency. You want similar sizing and illustration style — this way your images will look ..read more
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3 Handmade Flamingo-Themed Gift Packaging Ideas
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by Angela
10M ago
What better way to celebrate summertime than with flamingos and tropical leaves? Join Angela as she shares two ways to use the new Essentials by Ellen Flock Star Die and Monstera Stencil to add a touch of summer whimsy to your homemade gift packaging! Check out her ideas below for making a lasting impression with your handmade crafts. Hey there, friends! Have you checked out the latest Essentials by Ellen release yet? It’s giving allll the tropical vibes, and as a lover of Monstera leaves and anything pink, I can’t stop playing with these new products! Today I’ve got 2 handmade tags and gift b ..read more
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6 Layering Stamp Tips & Ideas featuring Essentials by Ellen’s New Summer Doodles
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by Carly Minner
10M ago
If you’re new to layering stamps and not sure where to start, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Join Carly as she shares her favorite tips and techniques to help you achieve fantastic results with ease when using layering stamps. Let me be completely honest, I am not a good stamper, LOL! Luckily I have found a few tips, tricks and card designs that have helped me with all stamping, especially layering sets like the adorable Essentials by Ellen Summer Doodles! TIPS & TRICKS: A stamping tool like the MISTI makes lining up layers a breeze! Especially when you “test stamp” on a piece of a ..read more
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4 Tips for Beating Crafting Procrastination
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by Daniel West
10M ago
Whether you’re a seasoned card-making enthusiast or just starting on this delightful journey, there’s one common obstacle that often stands in our way: procrastination. We’ve all been there, staring at a blank card, unable to decide where to start. But fear not! Daniel West is here to explore four effective tips to beat procrastination and embrace your inner artist when making handmade cards. Hey, y’all! Daniel, here, feeling like a total hypocrite! I’m writing this post about beating procrastination… because I needed the encouragement myself. I am the biggest procrastinator! And it’s debilita ..read more
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Want the Watercolor Look? Try This EASY Method Using Dye Inks!
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by Therese Calvird
10M ago
Did you know that you can achieve a beautiful watercolor look even without watercolors? Today, Therese is here to show you an amazing watercolor technique using the inks that you already have in your stash! Hi there it’s Therese, and I have 2 elegant floral designs to share with you today. The beautiful Mondo Orchid is perfectly sized to be the centrepiece of your card design and I thought it would be great to take this image a step further and do some watercoloring. But not just any watercoloring, I am stretching my supplies and this time I decided to use ink pads to get the ‘look’. For my f ..read more
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3 Card Layouts Using Watercolor Markers with Stencils
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by Jeannie Lieu
11M ago
Hi crafty friends! It’s Jeannie here and today, I wanted to three different card layouts using watercolor markers with stencils! I’m using some of the new items from the recent Essentials by Ellen summer release. The focal item for these cards is the Monstera stencil along with the Tropical Foliage stamp set and the Aloha sentiment die. Whenever I want to create a set of cards, I like to use the same products within each card. The base for this set is the Monstera stencil but the difference with these — I’m not ink blending! I thought it would be fun to use the Sketchmarker Aqua watercolor ma ..read more
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INTRODUCING THE SUMMER COTTAGE DIE
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by Julie Ebersole
11M ago
Julie will show you how to assemble the brand new Summer Cottage Die from our July 2023 Release–be sure to catch her bonus ideas for this fun 3D box! Happy Summer! Julie here with Summer Cottage Die from the July Release and it is SUCH a charming gift box to make and to receive! I’ve lived nearly my entire life near the sea so I must admit I have a special fondness for ocean themes. I have a couple of bonus ideas in this video that I think you’ll find uber appealing because they’re applicable to the whole series of Ellen Hutson house shaped box dies! Plus, I think it would be so dang CUTE to ..read more
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SHOP NOW: Celebrate Summer with the NEW Essentials by Ellen Release + GIVEAWAY!
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by Ellen Hutson LLC
11M ago
It’s time to celebrate summer! Beat the heat and head on over to ellenhutson.com to shop the new Essentials by Ellen release now! SHOP THE NEW ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN RELEASE NOW! Join us as we celebrate summer and our latest Essentials by Ellen release with a fun Instagram hop, where you’ll have the chance to win a $25 gift code to Ellen Hutson LLC! Keep scrolling for more details and see the gorgeous inspiration from our Design Team and talented guest designer, Adelina Starace, below! Entering our giveaway is simple! Just leave some love for each of your fellow designers by commenting on each of ..read more
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Beat the Heat and Cool Off with Day Four of NEW Essentials by Ellen Summer Release Previews!
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by Ellen Hutson LLC
11M ago
Welcome back for our final day of sneak peeks! Just one more sleep until our new summer Essentials by Ellen release – available at 9AM PDT tomorrow, exclusively at ellenhutson.com! Meet the new house on the EBE block – the SUMMER COTTAGE Die Set! This adorable new design is great for making cards, boxes to hold small gifts (even gift cards), and home decor. Combine it with other houses in the EBE line to create a whole village – or mix and match windows, doors, and accessories from a variety of add-ons. Check out Tall House Die Set and Wide House Die Set! DESIGN TIP: Step you ..read more
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