Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop!




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Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  You should have arrived from the Super Talented Laura Sterckx's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the CLASSroom!  If you get lost along the way, I have a complete hop listing at the end of my blog post.

And, yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Mistletoe & Holly to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!


There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015, winners will be announced by the weekend!  ***Remember to make sure that you have the no-reply blogger option turned off OR leave me your contact information in the comment***  You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.


My first project features the New Got Candy? stamps and coordinating dies!




Let's get to it, eh?!  

cardstock:  solar white/110, bazzill marshmallow  stamps:  essentials by ellen/got candy?  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  essentials by ellen/got candy? dies, kuretake gansai tambi, mft peek a boo trio, mft pinking circles

Pumpkins, Bats & Stars...Oh My!  I had fun putting together this card!  I stamped the stars in Hero Arts Ombre Gray to Black ink.  The pumpkins have been stamped with Ranger Archival Black.  I used the coordinating Got Candy? dies and watercolored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi.  The Boo sentiment has been watercolored with orange and yellow (think candy corn!) and the MFT Peek A Boo Trio has also been watercolored!  Did you know that you can use Bazzill Marshmallow to watercolor?!


Speaking of candy corn:

cardstock:  solar white 110, hero arts sunshine layering papers  stamps:  essentials by ellen/got candy?  ink: hero arts hues/black

Yay for Candy Corn!  I designed a tall/skinny card and stacked the Hero Arts Sunshine Layering Papers strips!  Super easy and Fun!  I did a smidge of masking to get the sentiment to format to the design of the card.




Next up are a couple cards designed with the New Mistletoe & Holly!  I've already included the graphic of the stamp set above, here are the coordinating dies:


Here's card #1:

cardstock:  solar white/110  paper:  chickaniddy crafts jolly good  stamps:  essentials by ellen/mistletoe & holly  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  essentials by ellen/mistletoe & holly dies, kuretake gansai tambi

We're switching gears to holiday designs!  I'm a huge fan of non-traditional colors and one of my favorites is pink + green!  Keeping the design super clean, I stamped the poinsettia bloom with Ranger Archival black and watercolored it.  I love the vibrant colors that you can achieve with the Gansai Tambi's...I also like to pool the colors to give it a true watercolor look!  Chickaniddy Crafts Jolly Good green is a perfect match.  I can't seem to get enough of stripes!

I followed up with decorating the interior of the card:

cardstock:  solar white/110  paper:  chickaniddy crafts jolly good  stamps:  essentials by ellen/mistletoe & holly  ink:  ranger archival black  other:  essentials by ellen/mistletoe & holly dies, kuretake gansai tambi

Seriously LOVE the sentiment, don't you?!





Thanks for making it this far!   I wanted to do a repeated stamped background so I used 2 images from the Mistletoe & Holly set:


cardstock:  bazzill licorice twist, hero arts blush mix layering  stamps:  essentials by ellen/mistletoe & holly  ink:  hero arts ombre gray to black/light to red royal  other:  pebbles decorative tape

I used Hero Arts Ombre pads for the background stamping.  I love the subtle ombre effect it gives.  I followed up with some paint splattering.  Love how the Noel POPS!  Can't go wrong with gold glitzy goodness too!





Whew!  That's it for me...I can't tell you how excited I am for this awesome release!  

Happy hoppin’! Your next stop is:  Kimberly Wiener <---- my awesome friend!



Comments

Love them all my friend, WOW that green poinsettia, I wam crushin on this and will have to make one too,FAB!!!!!!!!
jan metcalf said…
I am loving the holly and berries! Sweet card!
Julia Aston said…
What great designs using these new stamps/dies - love the peekaboo pumpkins!
cm said…
Amy, you've showcased this new release with style and flair! The peeking pumpkins are adorable; your green poinsettia so classy! How I'd love for these products to come live at my place; they'd definitely be loved! You've created magic, my friend!
Hugs~c
Unknown said…
I like your style of cards thanks for the candy ideas
Leigh Penner said…
Fabulous cards, Amy!
Kathy S said…
Love the stripes on your halloween card - looks like those candy corns.
Audrey Pettit said…
OMGosh, Amy, you rock! These are all SO completely fabulous! I am in love!
Vicki Dutcher said…
How fun both you and Kimberly get to join in the line up! Your cards are fabulous -- Ellen is being extremely generous - I hope I win :)
Lisa K said…
Awesome cards! You made the stamps look fun and useful with so many cards.
Shirley A. said…
Amy, I love your Got Candy card. It is so cute! Thanks.
Unknown said…
nice contemporary look cards.
liz said…
I can;t wait to see all the beautiful ideas@!
Shelly said…
LOVIN' these. Amy! Super FAB cards!
Lee Ann Barrett said…
You have been busy! Wow! Wonderful cards; can't decide which is my fave. Same goes for the stamp sets; love then all, too!
Chriss Blagrave said…
All terrific cards, Amy! I especially love your Halloween pumpkins card!
KariL said…
Fabulous cards Amy!
snazzyjj said…
Fast and fabulous. Love your style. Love this new release too.
Mary W said…
Love your Got Candy card - my daughter eats candy corn almost daily through October! It would be perfect to send her and pretend it was from her dentist LOL.
Valerie Bullock said…
Too stinkin' cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
SS said…
Hi Amy! I love your techniques and your cards. You did awesome cards with the new Essentials by Ellen release. My favorite product in the new Essentials by Ellen release is the GOT CANDY? stamp set. Thanks for this giveaway. xoxo
Diane Jaquay said…
These are all wonderful, Amy!! I love the creativity of the candy corn card, so cool!
BFalcone said…
Love your got candy card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
Kristie Goulet said…
Awesome cards here, Amy!
Carol C said…
I love non traditional colors too! These are perfect!
jjwoolz said…
Your cards are great and I especially like the Green & Pink card, This is a great stamp set to work with.
CraftyTime4U said…
Amy I love all these cards with this fresh clean look! So fun and just chic! Have a lovely day Amy!
Scrapthat said…
Gorgeous cards, tfs
Dolly
conil said…
Just love your clean and simple style. It really makes the perfect showcase for these new stamps and dies.
Unknown said…
Great cards! Love the green poinsettia one.
Jo Lindskog said…
Love the non traditional color schemes.
Sandy said…
Wow, you have been busy. Great cards. Love them all.
Diane said…
Love your beautiful clean designs..how clever the candy corn one is, and love the green poinsettia!! dianegreghov@att.net
Nora Noll said…
You have been busier then ever Amy!! I thought you were taking a break this summer? I LOVE all of these beautiful creations. I think my favorite is your first card, though with the fun watercolor of all the Halloween images. The candy corn card is pretty brilliant too. Beautiful work!!
Thordis said…
WOW! So many amazing cards! Each and every one of them are stunning! Thanks for sharing :)
Jo Ann Danchik said…
Great cards. This IS an awesome release indeed!
mdolan said…
wonderful cards!! Very creative, thanks for sharing.
Helen F. said…
All of your cards today are simply FABULOUS, Amy! Loving the new stamps with coordinating dies! That's a double YAY! :-)
the bean said…
Awesome cards here ! TFS
Taunya Butler said…
Wow - my feet are SO cold now because you have knocked the SOCKS right off of them!! AWESOME - so much to love in this post and so much to admire about your stamping and creating abilities!! I am such a fan of yours and I think you do so much good in blogland - thank you for being so awesome!!! I hope you have such a wonderful day!!
jandbspiegel said…
Thank you for sharing your creations
Unknown said…
Enjoy the simple clean lines of your design!! Great holiday release from EH; can't believe the holidays are just around the corner again. Thank you for the inspiration.
Lorelle said…
Thanks for the inspiration with your cute cards.
Nicki said…
Thank you for sharing. I enjoy learning new techniques and your cards are so special
Larissa Heskett said…
AMAAMAMAMZZZING Cards Amy!! =) WOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE them ALL, but I think the 1st one with the Peek a Boo Design is my FAVORITE!! SO FUN!! I LOVE the Watercoloing that you did!! SQUEAL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =) HUGS!!
Susi said…
Wow, someone's been a busy bee with this new release! You've made such lovely cards, Amy.
Unknown said…
This mistletoe set has so much versatility!
Maureen Hayes said…
Okay I am not usually a Halloween person, but that stamp set is seriously cute and I honestly loved your candy corn card, just super simple but brilliant! I am also a fan of non traditional colors and loved your choices for holiday cards, especially the pinks! Thanks for sharing your take on this release, you really did it justice!

Hugs,
Maureen
LesLee said…
I love what you have done here... they are superb! CAS is my utmost favorite. Thanks so much for sharing. Gidgetgadgetgirl!yahoo.com
All of your cards are great!
Corina said…
Neat Cards, what a great twist having a green poinsettia, love it!
Unknown said…
Thanks for sharing your cards. justme81233@yahoo.com
Kay Miller said…
Wow!! I love what you did with both sets Amy! Fabulous cards!!!
Happy Dance said…
Dang girl! Ab-Fab cards. Love the simplicity of the candy corn card, and the beautiful poinsettia too. Absolutely gorgeous cards. Bev
Unknown said…
Your designs and style are great. All your samples are wonderful. You did a marvelous job with this release. TFS.
mtscrapgal said…
Thanks for showing us so many different ways to use the new dies and stamps. Great cards.
terrie said…
Such clean and simple cards.....they all turned out really nice
Such great cards with the new stamp set....well done
zullu26@aol.com
Brandi said…
Amy these cards are so cute! Each and every one!
Nancy said…
Gorgeous and creative designs!
Nana Griffin said…
Lots of great ideas.
Michelle said…
Wow.... so many beautiful stripes and lovely holiday inspiration!
Unknown said…
Great collection of cards! Thanks for all the great ideas.
Shirley said…
Love your cards...the candy corn card...great idea.
Dorothy C. said…
Love the Halloween cards - so cute. Pink & green? - it works!
Unknown said…
Wow!!!! Loved it! And what great ideas!
Candy said…
Thank you! This is a great stamp set. Love the design. cbee at inbox dot com.
Nicole Mullen said…
Love your cards, that candy corn one is just yummy!!
Jamie said…
Wow terrific cards! It looks like you had so much fun with this awesome release! I love your Boo card! Fantastic design! I also really love your first Poinsettia card, beautiful watercoloring and I like how you decorated the sentiment in the inside of your card! Great idea :)
Sue McRae said…
Love your CAS card designs!
Judys said…
Boo and pumpkins; how clever. Love all your CAS cards.
wendipooh13 said…
everything is amazing!!! I'm always a sucker for halloween cards :)
Cardsbymaaike said…
such a great release i would love to own some of it ;-)
Barbara said…
Fabulous cards to show case this new inspiring release. I thought I could pick just one favorite, but I can't! They're all favorites from the ghost card to the beautiful Christmas ideas. :)
Judie said…
Love the candy corn inspired one, and the Noel poinsettia one is beautiful!! judieattard (at) gmail.com
Kerry said…
That candy corn striped card is great! Love the unique design.
jcobb said…
I love the simplicity! The Got Candy card is just great!
Susie Sonnier said…
Awesome Release! Great cards!
Craftykthy said…
Great inspiration love the cards
Cindy G. said…
Great cards! thanks so much for sharing!!
cma21317 said…
oh my gosh you were on a roll GREAT ideas GREAT cards
Betty said…
wonderful cards, Amy - such cute stamps for holidays!
Sabrina said…
Cute sets and darling cards!!!
Annie said…
Love ALL your cards! The Halloween ones are just so fun! Love the candy corn stripping! Thanks for the chance to win a cute new stamp set! :)
KT Fit Kitty said…
Wow, Amy, so many gorgeous cards! I love your style! I am definitely ready to play with some new fall and winter stamps!
Parker said…
You did a lot of sample projects and as I scrolled down they each screamed creativity. I like the look of the You Got Candy? card and sentiment. Great job, Amy.
Basiljen said…
Great job! I really love the Hallowe'en ones!
Laceysocks said…
Your cards are very good examples for this new release! Thank you!
Lady Fair said…
Wonderful cards, love the CAS look, which would be great for mass producing holiday cards. Thanks for sharing!
Cynthia Clark said…
WOW you've been busy! Great projects!
MelissaF said…
Wonderful CAS cards, great for making multiple cards with one stunning design!
CathyW said…
I love these stamp sets and dies!
Cindy said…
This release is great and so are your cards!
Teresa Doyle said…
WOW Amy, you have been having some serious fun (as would I, if I had all of THIS to play with!)!!!!!!
Your cards are all AMAZING! One second, I need to pick up my jaw... LOL Just fantastic!
Unknown said…
Great Halloween cards...CAS, my kind of card!
LOVE your cards and this new release!!!
Brandi R said…
Oh my, Amy! Love the gorgeous simplicity of these! ♥♥ Fabulous job with this great release!
CraftyPaws said…
OMGEE I am in love with your graphic cards! So clean and crisp and clever! In love I say!!! TFS and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina
Flo said…
Very nice group of cards. The poinsettia one is my favorite.
Brithzi said…
Wonderful cards! Lots of ideas.
Karen B. said…
These cards are ALL amazing! Love the candy corn the best. Clean and simple lines at their finest.
littlesavedgirl said…
So hoping I'm a winner of this beautiful blog hop! The designs are so versatile ☺️
Karen Louder said…
clean and simple cards TFS
Geri S said…
Thanks for a chance to win a terrific stamp and die set - it would be so hard to pick just one that having the choice already made is a big help!
Unknown said…
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Holy smokes Batman! You've done it again! I SOOO love the pumpkins and the yummy stripes on your halloween cards. SO FUN!
Seriously Amy...you rock so hard!! I don't even LIKE Halloween and your first card had me at HALLOW! Get it...Hallow? Okay, I'm a dork. ;) It is soooo uber awesome! Love the windows for your pumpkins and bat. Just fantastic!

Your Candy Corn card is graphically perfect. L♥VE!

And your stunning poinsettia? Oh hello! So gorgeous. The subtle watercolor background with the lovely colored poinsettia in the foreground? Perfection!

And your last two cards may even get ME to make Christmas cards this year. We'll see. Hahha!! I love them both so VERY much. You rocked this release, girl. Every card is amazing!! Yay YOU! :)
Heather North said…
Wow, you were super inspired, Amy! Fantastic job on all of them. p.s. thanks for the tip on Facebook about no-reply bloggers!!!
Unknown said…
Love your take on the release. Always fun to get new ideas.
Casey said…
Love your "Got Candy" card. It is good enough to eat. All your cards in this Hop are outstanding. Here it is, we finally have summer and I am now looking forward to Fall and Winter!!! Geeeezzzzzzzzzz
cm said…
Amy, you've showcased this new release with style and flair! The peeking pumpkins are adorable; your green poinsettia so classy! How I'd love for these products to come live at my place; they'd definitely be loved! You've created magic, my friend!
Hugs~c
Kim Heggins said…
Love these stamps and I can just imagine all the wonderful cards you will make with them. thanks for the chance to win.
I love the cursive font used in the Mistletoe set too! :)
I really like that fonty scripty words in the Christmas set. Very great cards, and you made so many!
Julia said…
Like the simplicity of your style--thanks for sharing!
Yuki said…
All of your cards are beautiful!
Sarah said…
Love the Mistletoe and Holly set!
Stephanie said…
Lovely cards and thanks for sharing!
Linda from AZ said…
Your cards are exceptional; just love the designs; thanks for sharing
Robin said…
Wonderful cards! Just lovely and sweet.
You have been busy!!!! These are all FABULOUS!! LOVING the candy corn one!!!!!!!!!!
Glorie said…
Love the candy corn card. So clever!
Unknown said…
really like the candy corn and NOEL cards!
Moosisk said…
Love your fun CAS style! Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win. :D
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com
joy said…
Such wonderful new products and your cards showcase them so beautifully! Thanks for the chance to win.
Lindarub said…
Love your cards.
Miriam Prantner said…
Wonderful cards! Love your CAS style, the Got Candy one is perfect, but my favorite is the third one with the sweetly colored flower and the stripes on the side.
ART JUNKIE said…
Great simple christmas set. shannonpratt66@gmail.com
Donna said…
Clean and simple! Beautiful!
Denise Terry said…
That striped card is so simple but so striking! I absolutely love it!
Mary W P said…
Great cards! Every one of them!
Your cards are so fantastic. Love the striped one for candy corn...who'd a thought?....well, you did...love it. As always, great, unique cards. craftylady1952@gmail.com
Jean McCurry said…
Fall is my favorite season and I'm always looking for great fall images. Really love these!
Barb Ghig said…
Gorgeous cards, Amy! I really love your green Poinsettia so much! I'm so glad you were part of today's blog hop!
Jean McCurry said…
Fall is my favorite season and I'm always looking for great fall images. Really love these!
Deb Selby said…
Great cards. Just clever and clean and simple
Linda Mc said…
Really like your cards!
Unknown said…
I love your cards! I really like the mistletoe and holly set!!
Unknown said…
Gorgeous cards! So creative!
Ann K said…
What a great new release - and a fun blog hop. LOVE IT!
Unknown said…
I REALLY liked your cards! They were so simple, but great.
porterm said…
I love your simple and elegant cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
Lots of awesome cards...love the clean and simple aspect of them all :) Thanks for sharing!
Carol said…
Fabulous cards, Amy! Oh my!
Shari said…
All of your cards are so great. I really like the candy corn striped one. So nice. Heck, I like them all. ^_^
Beejay said…
Wonderful Cards!!! An over-achiever with so many! LOL! Got Candy is super cute!!!
Sue L. said…
You have outdone yourself on the Halloween and Christmas/winter cards Amy!!! Absolutely positively LOVE Candywiththe candy corn stripes and ADORE your Jack Frost song notes card. Also, read YOUR INTERVIEW on Laura's (?) Blogg. How cool was that! Congrats. She was soooo right... you r sooooo talented.
Unknown said…
Hi Amy. Your cards are fabulous. I think the Halloween cards is so cute and the Got Candy card is striking in its simplicity. I've only ever used red for a Poinsettia but I just love the green on your card. Thanks for sharing.
I love the simplicity of your cards. Perfect for a large mailing list 😉!
Unknown said…
Super release!! LOVE that striped card! I must try that! Also love the sketchy feel of that mistetoe and holly card. Your decorated interior is gorgeous!
the Blackbird said…
Amazing cards!!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it
Unknown said…
Wow both card sets are so awesome can't decide which is my favorite, Got Candy I think so far it's winning, LOL
Marie said…
Love the new releases.
Unknown said…
That green and pink card..oh la la!
TracyM #6773 said…
BOO-tiful and BEAUTIFUL!!!
LOVE your cards Amy, such ELEGANT designs => I'm INSPIRED!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
sharrilou said…
A whole line-up of great cards using the fabulous release.
Unknown said…
FABULOUS!!! love your cards Amy!
Nina-Marie :)
ninamariedesign@gmail.com
Gretchen Wilson said…
Wonderful cards and so many cute ideas! TFS!
Love your cards. They are all so unique! Especially the stripped Got Candy Card! Love it!
maryellen.lounsbery@gmail.com
Jeanne said…
Seriously love the poinsettia cards! I love the non-traditional colors.
SusieQ said…
What a fab set of cards! The Got Candy card is a stunner.
JanetB said…
Love all of your cards!
LauraJane:) said…
Holy cow you have a GREAT time playing with this release! My favorite is the candy corn colored GOT CANDY card; made me chuckle:))
Luckysmom said…
Awesome cards. Love the candy corn one the most. So simple, but super cool.
Satori said…
Love all the cards! Your colour choice is fresh, with a creative twist.
I just love this fun Mistletoe and Holly set! It's whimsical and so cute!
Debbie Br said…
Love this Pointsettia and die set!
Linnea S said…
luv that you can use just a small focal point and make it look so good!!! also, LUV the candy corn striped card! :D
Deb Kane said…
Wow, lots to choose from. really love the Candy Corn card it's so very original
Janet D. said…
You made such unique and lovely cards!! Wonderful!!
BeverlyBL said…
Great cards. I especially love the black and white striped peek a BOO card and the poinsettia with the green and white striped paper. Nice job on all of your cards. Thanks
Ellen S. said…
Nice cards! Thanks for sharing!
Beatrice Lawson said…
Wow... the SAS Halloween card just blew me away. I struggle with Halloween designs as I find most too much for me, but this is gorgeous. And keeping my fingers crossed for the Mistletoe and Holly set, my fave of this release!!
Traci said…
Wow, you were really busy! Very nice! 😊
Lisa Petrella said…
Oh my goodness, Amy! These are all so fantastic! I especially love the first one with the cute Halloween images and bold stripes! And your candy corn striped card is so clever and fun! Oh...and the green poinsettia---gorgeous!!! Awesome work!
Unknown said…
Fun cards - these are some great sets! Thanks.
Marcia said…
Such cute and fun cards!! Thanks for all the ideas.
Brand6 Duncan said…
Lovin' your cards. I can't wit to recreate them. Thanks for the inspiration. Keep inspiring us.
Kathy BM said…
Love the green poinsettia card, so bright & vibrant.
Katia said…
like always your cards are amazing and so beautiful!!!!
ScrappyHorses said…
Very fun cards! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
Nan0807 said…
Love your cards! Adore the non traditional Holiday cards.
Danielle Dietz said…
I love the awesome simplicity of the Got Candy card!
Denise Bryant said…
Delightful cards! So many possibilities with these awesome new sets! Can't wait to get my hands on them!
Christine R. said…
Great cards! I love the simplicity and whimsy of the "Got Candy?" card.
MaggieB1983 said…
That candy corn card cracked me up!!! So adorable and happy. The Got Candy? card is sweet and I really like the way you centered the design on the card front.
The Mistletoe & Holly cards are wonderful. I especially like the simplicity of the first card and the addition of decorating the inside of that card too. It's a happy, unexpected touch. This set is so versatile and can be used not only for Christmas but pieces can also be used for a fall themed card as well.
Thanks for sharing your talent!!
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