Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Essentials by Ellen: Winter 2016 Release Hop!


click HERE for my Neat & Tangled post




Winners Announced HERE

Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  You should have arrived here from the wonderful Julia Stainton's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is The Classroom!

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 this post by February 19th!

There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 12th!


If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

My first card features the new Brushstroke Wonderful Die:



Isn't it, well, wonderful?!  This is going to be a definite go-to word die for me!  Ah, yes, I gave you a sneak of the new Oh Frappe set!  Before I go into the Oh Frappe Set, I wanted to let you know that I die cut the wonderful with black cardstock and made it the star of my card.  Oh yes, there is a coffee to go cup but I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a panel from the Hero Arts Midnight Layering pack.  

wonderful

Next up is the Oh Frappe set!  Yes, those that have been following me know how much I adore all things coffee:


I wanted to use as many of the coffee images as possible on my card, I did pretty good (wink).  I colored each coffee with a different shade of green using my Zig Clean Color Markers.   Yup, lovin' that sentiment, how about you?!

frappe

frappe dies


Here's a close up of the panel...if you squint and tilt your head, you can see that I heat embossed the Mondo Hydrangea on the strip below the coffee cups.  I followed it up with a light grey wash of watercoloring ala my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (diluted black).


Each of the coffees are on foam adhesive, love all the different panels and heights of the elements.

hydrangea

Next up is the oh-so-awesome Kara Vrabel!




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Audrey Pettit said...

These are both SO awesome, Amy! You just rock all things coffee, my friend! Love the sentiments on these and love the watercoloring! You are such a genius with color, too! I just adore the trio of green cups and the subtle stamping underneath is such a great touch. And love the bold black wonderful sentiment layered against the white and grey. Graphic and beautiful!

Daria G. said...

Love Love love:)

Bianca said...

Love your clean and simple designs! And the nice watercoloring of the cups.

I Card Everyone said...

I will admit to doing a bit of shopping last night ... BUT I would love to recreate every single card you've made with this darling Frappe set - it wasn't in my cart - yet!
=]

Sam said...

Ooooh my gosh, I LOVE the coffee themed stamp set. I can't even handle how cool this is. Thanks for sharing! I am a big coffee drinker and fan and always love things that exhibit that.

Rhapsgirl said...

awesome cards

Anonymous said...

A fan of the clean and simple, your card could not be more perfect! Wishing I had kept that coffee set in my cart but, the hydrangea set won out instead!

Super Stick Chick said...

Some how I knew you would be the one showcasing the "Oh, Frappe" set, Amy. Love your cards. So when is our next hop!?

Karen B. said...

You and coffee cards go hand in hand! Great cards!

sueincanada said...

Your coffee cards look great.

Becky said...

Great cards. I love coffee related stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

OMG! So excited about the new products. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Can't wait to create something fabulous!

Laura Norris said...

Such a perfect set for you Amy! Love what you have done.....the green cups are amazing!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Very clever those coffee cards!

Marcie Sharp said...

So fun! Love that 'wonderful' die. Can't wait to get it!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Amy, I love ALL of your cards. What a fabulous release this is and SO versatile! WANT IT ALL!

lauren bergold said...

oh these are GORGEOUS missus. ♥♥♥ it's impossible to choose a fave but WOW, yes, the WONDERFUL die is... ummmmmmm yeah...WONDERFUL!!! (ok, sorry to copy, but really, what could i say, "that wonderful die is... NICE" lol??!?!? i don't think so...) ;)

BarbL said...

Love your style!

joy said...

Love your cards and love the new release! So many things to add to my wish list!!

Lynn said...

This is so you and so fabulous!

D.Ann C said...

What terrific, simple layouts with a great pop of watercolor!!

C. M. Taylor said...

I can not get enough coffee and this stamp set is perfect. I love your creative ideas and composition of the stamps. Love the simplicity of your art. Thanks for sharing.

Nana Donna said...

Oh my word this cards are simply awesome. This whole blog hope is fabulous and makes it so hard to choose which one I like best. Would love to win the whole set.

Cathy P in AZ said...

Beautifully simple cards-love them all!

sandie said...

I'm not a coffee drinker but I'm sure I could adapt these. very nice cards

AprilsL8 said...

Great cards!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the cards.
they are plain and simple but so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

love how simple these are!

Linda Gorman said...

Your cards are adorable!!! As amazing release!!!

conil said...

Couldn't resist this coffee set...love how you used it.

Leigh Penner said...

Such fun and fabulous cards, Amy!

Caly Person said...

Loving the simplicity of your cards!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, you were paired with (or did you choose?) thee most perfect stamp set!
Love, love, love your cards!

claudiamtz said...

Great cards! The Mondo Hydrangea is my favorite stamp set of this release but the Oh, Frappe set is really growing on me, especially when featured in such cool cards! :-)

Leanne in Cali said...

Great cards and a great new release! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

the brushstroke 'wonderful' die is on my list!

StampinLouie said...

Love the Frappe set. Cards are soon cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely CAS cards! So pretty!

nannersmom said...

Cute cards. The Frappe set is nice.

liz said...

Such a cute coffee card!

Kathy Thisted said...

too cute!!

Laurel Beard said...

HAHA! I totally squinted and tilted my head and voila! There those flowers were! GREAT CARDS!

KimberlyRae said...

I 'venti' a lot! Just love EVERYTHING you did here....♥♥♥

Valerie S said...

What a cute set. Your cards are amazing.

craftjunkiesc said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for sharing your time & talent.

Jennifer Scull said...

I can always count on the cutest coffee cards when I pop by your blog! love these! :)

Unknown said...

Great clean and simple style. Tammie

Unknown said...

Cool cards. I like using the distress ink to create the mat - neat.

Unknown said...

Cool cards. I like using the distress ink to create the mat - neat.

Dorothy C. said...

Great cards - and you used my two favorite sets from this release!

Unknown said...

Love it! Great cards!

Unknown said...

Love your cards. So subtle but with impact.

Julie Ann said...

Love your cards very sweet.

NatQuebec said...

Cute CAS cards, love them.

Melody said...

Coffee please. What fun cards.

Karen said...

Such fabulous CAS cards, but they have that awesome pop which is sometimes missing. Love how you used them and the colours are the final perfect touch. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card art and the fabulous blog hop Karen x

Angie Linton said...

Very fun cards!

Barbara M. said...

I am so lovin' this new release!

Sue Rosa said...

So many great new stamp and dies.

pcm said...

such fun coffee cups!

Unknown said...

I adore the simplicity of these cards. I always love seeing cards that I know that I could make. Very cute!

Glorie said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

designbydonna said...

What fun cards. Love that the images all have coordinating dies.

Jackie said...

Love these!

Rhonda J said...

This coffee set may be my new favorite.

Crafting with Jeanne said...

Cute cards and layouts! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I love this new release.

Kathryn A said...

Love both your cards! Terrific CAS style.

salleys said...

Love this release. So much to choose from.

QuilterLaura said...

Thx for the great cards, cute coffee set!

cghundley said...

Your coffee cards are
both fun and delightful.
Carla from Utah

Cathy R said...

Oh what fun!

Loly Borda said...

Both cards are lovely Amy! I love how you showcased the coffee set. TFS

Julie Ebersole said...

Squinting! Tilting!!! I SEE THE HYDRANGEAS!!! :) These are just the most fabby, Amy--LOVE LOVE LOVE what you created! Thank you SO MUCH!!! XOXO!!!

auntbubbels said...

I am really liking the coffee set!!! Great job.

Sherry said...

CUTE, cute cute cards!! Thanks for a great hop!!

CADC Blog said...

Cute cards!

mandalj said...

Great cards. I really love how you've combined the hydrangea with the coffee cups!

Janet D. said...

Your CAS designs are wonderful!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE your CAS cards! Thank you so much!

Annette Allen said...

wow awesome cards Amy.. I love that new coffee set.. loving all the green too. :)

Unknown said...

What a great new release. I love all of your cards - the coffee set is so perfect for you. Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Great new products, thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Great green color on your card! So pretty.

Brenda said...

So fun!

Moosisk said...

Love your CAS cards! You make it look SOOO easy. :D Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

That coffee set had to have you pretty excited! I saw that second card on your FB post and loved it! Your first card has such a great CAS feel to it. Lovely!

Cheryl O said...

Your cards are so cute! I may just have to get this set too now!!!!

Rosemary said...

really fun set of cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great set of cards! The frappe set is on it's way to me as we speak. ♥

Laceysocks said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration!

gardener said...

I do like the simplicity of your cards. Nice and restful. Thanks

Diane Jaquay said...

Of course you did amazing things with the coffee stamps, Amy, LOVE your cards and love this new stamp set!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

All things coffee done with great pizzazz.

Unknown said...

Simple very nice and clean. Like the simplicity of your cards.

jandbspiegel said...

Very nice cards - I too like the way you popped the different coffees. Makes for a nice interesting touch

stamper101 said...

great card designs!

None None said...

As always, you rock coffee themed cards, Amy!! I knew when I saw your name in the lineup for this hop that you'd have the coffee set. :) I love the soft pink in your first card and the bold black of the sentiment. The second card totally makes me think of Starbucks with the green and the faint hydrangea background on the strip below it is such a fantastic touch!! So subtle, but so elegant!

Diane said...

Both your cards are awesome. What a great blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

windinstarsranch said...

Really cute cards. Love the coffees.

Neha Tulsyan said...

Wow.. Awesome CAS cards.. Simple and elegant..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love these!! GORGEOUS colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denise said...

That coffee card is so cute, I love it.

Yuki said...

Love both cards! That word die is gorgeous and I just love the coffee set!

TamiBabs said...

Let's Venti - LOVE it!!!

Celeste Goff said...

Amy, your cards are absolutely amazing!!!

Sharron said...

Love this set! Thanks for all the inspiration with your awesome designs!

Nana711 said...

Sweet and fun cards.

SmilynStef said...

Love the greens ... so fun.

Lindarub said...

Great cards for the coffee lover.

carriep said...

very fun coffee lover cards

Carol said...

Love your coffee inspired cards, Amy. Love the layered elements!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love all the coffee themed cards! So fabulous!

Unknown said...

Such great cards. Love the coffee theme.

Judy M said...

great cards.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your coffee cards! Awesome new stamps and dies!

Judy W. said...

What fun cards! Love the clean and simple designs!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs. Love the coffee sentiments.

brinkleyboy said...

Adorbs!! I just love the coffee stamp set and how you used it on your card...I do love coffee! And flowers too...especially hydrangeas. Decisions!

Renee M said...

I like your cards--they're so cute and what fun stamp sets!

Ann K said...

Great designs - love the cards and the new release.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous work, Amy!! Love your coffee cards, of course!

Patt H. said...

Love the cards! The Frappe set is totally awesome & needs to be in my stash!

FreeToBeMe..LisaJ said...

Amy...... I love it The Frappe card is super cute!

cindybearj said...

Very cute, simple cards. Great to send just because.

Ashley Wells said...

I'm really excited about the coffee stamps and dies... so cute and punny, would apply to a lot of different occasions to give a card :)

mimi said...

Love coffee stamps and this is no exception! Great release.

3kidmama said...

Love the coffee cards! Such fun sentiments!

sharon said...

Looks like I need two stamp sets and dies. Sigh.

sally said...

Love the simplicity of your "wonderful" card. Both cards are great.

Ashwini Rao said...

Adorable cards! I love the second card more - simple enough, even with three coffee supplies! Awesome!

Lisa said...

Love these. Modern, fresh. Just lovely.

Tammy W said...

Amy your Wonderful Card is well Wonderful!!!! Love the pink :0)

Sue L. said...

Hi Amy,
How WONDERFUL to see you on this site! It is a favorite of mine... love Ellen Hutson's store and love giving son Rob directions to my wish list!! Lol. Hubby too!!! Yr coffee cards are awesome but LOVE the Mondo Hydrangea. ♡

béa said...

wonderful cards

Unknown said...

Your coffee card is beyond cute. Love the colors and positioning on your card. This new release is wonderful. Such talent on this blog hop team. Wish it wouldn't end.

Shirley said...

Clean and simple designs are my favorite...your cards are BEAUTIFUL!

bev p said...

I am also loving the coffee collection. I would not have thought of green, but it totally works! (Somehow reminds me of the old jadite coffee mugs my mom had when I was a kid!) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sylvia said...

You were busy to do this many cards, Amy, love the greens! Happy Wednesday!

Janet said...

Awesome cards and new release! Lovin' it!
Thanks for the chance to win!
~God bless~

Kathy BM said...

Fabulous cards! Love the clean and simple layouts.

Sue said...

Cute creations!

Kathy S said...

I love the clean and simple design!

Marlou McAlees said...

Hi Amy :) these cards are "amazing" and as you love coffee im sure you had fun creating these :) x

Unknown said...

I love these cards. Especially the coffee!! I'm in love with all things coffee too!! It's the best. I really want that stamp set---I have been looking and looking for something like this!! Yea!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

SD pooja said...

Wonderful cards !

Unknown said...

Great cards! Love coffee and this new set.

Unknown said...

The coffee set is so unlike others I have seen. Wonderful cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning cards. LOVE the green you used on the coffee cups!

Arianna Barbara said...

As always your cards are too funny and they make me want to drink a good hot coffee or chocolate! : D Thank you for both amazing giveaways!

jessica said...

AMAZING cards Amy!!!

Lady Fair said...

Love your CAS style and love the colors you used. Beautifully done!

Unknown said...

great cards, awesome stamp and die sets!!!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

The set for you for sure -- love your style of coloring - looks fabulous

Anne said...

Superb and so chic and fun!

Brandi R said...

Love these! All these new coffee themed stamp sets just keep me in perpetual squeal mode! LOVE ♥

Julie S said...

I"m such a sucker for coffee stamps. Love what you've done with these!

Miriam Leech said...

I just love your coffee cards! Can't ever have enough coffee, or coffee stamps!

FeM said...

Nice simplicity of your cards.

Unknown said...

So cute!

Sue McRae said...

Fun cards with the coffee theme!

lindagk23 said...

Love both of your cards! Awesome release!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards. Love the Oh Frappe Set. the Oh Frappe Set,

Lagene said...

AWESOME CARDS! Awesome release!

Carolee McCaslin said...

I am a coffee lover so I LOVE your cards and this new release!!

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!!

Maureen Morton said...

You really made this release come alive - I can almost smell the beverages! Love your sweet and simple style and use of the white spaces. Great samples and great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

TLady said...

SUPER CAS CREATIONS!!!! (CAS is something I struggle with! LOL So, I admire those who can do it!!! I don't know when to stop! LOL) ;)

Zarah said...

You have such a fun, unique style! Loving this and that green coffee card... Wow. Dangerous. Now I HAVE to get that set, I will totally blame you when my husband asks! ;)

Shelly Rasske said...

Great cards!

Debra said...

Love how you used the products, the design and colors are fantastic!

Rachel B. said...

Cute cards!

Yolanda Garrido said...

I love the wonderful die and your coffee cards are just amazing! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Awesome cards!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy you rocked this set--no surprise!

Jlbickel said...

Love the layers on your cards... Awesome.. I too love everything coffee... Thank you for sharing!!

Zelda said...

Wonderful and unique cards! Love how you heat embossed the hydrangea. TFS

Deborah345 said...

I am loving the "let's venti" stamps. Great cards

Julie B said...

Love that hydrangea! Thanks for sharing these great cards!

Amy McCue said...

I love those coffee sentiments!! They are really fun!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your cards are so clean and pretty!

Jean said...

terrific cards!

Janet's Joy said...

Very cute coffee cards!

Angela Walters said...

I'm always on the lookout for cards using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers! I love how you colored each of your coffee cups! I love the clean white bases and the touches of color you added to each of your cards. Beautiful job! (Coffee is wonderful!!)

Sue D said...

Wonderful coffee themed cards.

Barbara said...

These are so cute and so well done. Love the touch of watercolor.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, love your CAS design!

LesLee said...

What a great release this is.. Julie outdoes herself overtime.. and you have done a beautiful job showcasing them... I love the little coffee stain on the coffee card. Thanks so much for sharing

LC Lamothe said...

These stamp and die sets would make wonderful collections of cards to give as a gift to a coffee lover...I know a few☺ I love the style of your 2 cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gwen said...

Fun cards! Love your touches of watercolor!

Vicki said...

Who doesn't like a good coffee stamp! This is a cute one. Great cards. Thanks!

Paulette S said...

Yes, exactly! Coffee understands. Love both cards! And my coffee, I may need this set. Thanks, craftqueen417 at yahoo
Http://paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordrpress.com

Lysa said...

I knew you would do some fabulous cards with that coffee set! It's #1 on my wishlist!
Hugsxx

Lanae said...

Love the layers of coffee cups, so cute and perfect for that sentiment!

New Creations said...

Love your coffee fun creations, what a superb release!

Camilla said...

Fun Cards.

Eveline said...

I love your coffee cards.

Unknown said...

These are clever, cute cards. Thank you

Oliev said...

Great cards.

Betty said...

the is a fab release and love how you've used these stamps!

Unknown said...

Great CAS design! Love them!

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