Believe! Essentials by Ellen Designed by Julie Ebersole

I am sharing another holiday card crafted with products from the Essentials by Ellen release designed by Julie Ebersole exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Brushstroke Christmas set, as well as the lights from the Tis the Season set. The stag was cut from both green and gold foil cardstock. I cut two layers for extra depth. The die cuts and stamps in this release work so well together!


Holiday Cheer: Cutting Down the Christmas Tree

I’m back with another take on the Impression Obsession truck – this time on a holiday-themed card. For my scene, I’ve imagined a family gathering their Christmas trees in a snowy forest.


I used white embossing paste on a Simon Says Stamp stencil to create the softly falling snow. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set from a few years ago. I like the informal font for this style of card.

The Online Card Classes Copic Markers class starts tomorrow – looking forward to several weeks of coloring!

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp stencil, Hero Arts Holiday Cheer stamp set

Penny Black Remember This – CAS

Today, I’m sharing a CAS card created with products from the recent Penny Black Pocket Treasures release.


To begin, I cut the glasses using a die from the 51-055 Shades set several times, from both black cardstock and from patterned paper. I pieced these together and adhered them to solid cardstock cut with one of the dies from 51-053
A Pocket Full, which I had heat embossed with a sentiment from
30-246 Remember This. I attached the panel to a dry-embossed card base.


Stretch Your Stamps Week Two

The instructor and guest artist examples in the Online Card Class Stretch Your Stamps have been stunning. Today marks the beginning of week two. For card classes, I typically make one of the cards presented in the lesson close to the example and then think of alternatives over the next several days. My favorite card from last week was one by Cristina Kowalczyk using an alpha set from My Favorite Things. I mixed up the color scheme from her example to make a more masculine card. I’ve never owned an alpha set before and had never considered the possibility of using elements such as the “o,” “x,” “v” or the dot from the “i” for creating geometric patterns. I think this pattern would be fun done in Christmas colors as well, such as red, green and silver.

Day Three

Supplies: My Favorite Things Monogram Alphabet; Hero Arts Studio Calico Please Note; Hero Arts cup o’ joe midtone ink; Stampin’ Up old olive ink; Distress wild honey ink