Friday, 9 October 2020

Essentials by Ellen October Release Blog Hop



Good morning! It's time for the Ellen Hutson release Blog Hop (hop details below!)




This release is huge - there are so many fun new goodies, it was hard to decide what to make for today! I hope you've seen all the cards I've made for the sneak peeks over the last 12 days - they're all on my Instagram grid!

I started with my 4.25x5.5 inch card base. I masked off 1/2 inch on each side, and blended Catherine Pooler Sauna ink into the centre. I stamped some 'sparkles' from Santa's List and then I spritzed it with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray (such a beautiful, subtle sparkle).

I cut a Gingerbread Boy from white cardstock and inked both sides of him with Over Coffee and then Mandarin Spice ink to get a perfect cookie-colour!


I also cut the milk bottle from 12 Days of Christmas and blended It's A Boy ink on the edges to create some dimension. I added the cutout to the centre to look like eggnog, and I stamped "Eggnog" from last year's Retro Holiday Greetings with Samba ink, to match the lid.



Then I carefully scored his arms so that he could hold onto his eggnog (that's why I coloured both sides of the gingerbread).

Finally I stamped the sentiment (also from Retro Holiday Greetings) with Versafine Onyx ink, and added some more sparkle with Diamond Stickles on the stamped stars.

Hop Details:

Prizes, prizes, we've got the prizes! One lucky commenter will win the whole Essentials by Ellen holiday release! And another will receive $25 to spend at ellenhutson.com! For a chance to win, all ya' gotta' do is hop along, enjoy the fabulous eye candy, and leave a little love for your fellow crafters: increase your chances by commenting on each stop on the hop! Comments left before 11:59 PDT on October 14 will be entered to win. (Winners are selected randomly.)

Ardyth <<You are here!

75 comments:

  1. Your card is adorable! I absolutely love it!

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  2. How cute is this! Adorable! Talented team!

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  3. SUCH a clever little card my friend. Love it. :)

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  4. This little gingerbread character is too cute! I love eggnog and the way he's cherishing his bottle.

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  5. Love that he's holding eggnog. Too cute!

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  6. How cute- I will remember to score the lines of arms for my gingerbread dies.

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  7. So cute and different from anything else I've seen. Great card!

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  8. That card is too funny! I love it!

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  9. This card is darling! What a great idea!

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  10. So clever, so cute. I love eggnog and this gingerbread man can serve me anytime!

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  11. So cute! What a fun project!

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  12. Oh joy! I love your creativity and sense of humor.

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  13. Love that card! It's really fun and distinctive!

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  14. I love this bold design - it really pops with fun! Great and bold idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Great font for the sentiment.

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  16. Oh my goodness, I love what you did here! I love that you made the gingerbread boy holding the bottle and bent his arms into hands! That is absolutely genius! I'm still chuckling over this card! It is sure to bring Holiday cheer to its lucky recipient! :)

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  17. What a cute, think outside the box, use of these elements! Love it!

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  18. Wow! So bold - this one is sure to get a few chuckles!

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  19. My favorite cars are always those that think out-of-the-box! This is definitely one of the good ones!

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  20. Love the boldness of the card. With the size of the gingerbread being almost half of the card. I don't see such big elements on cards. So cool and caught me eye right away even made me giggle.

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  21. Clever card with your cute Gingerbread Boy! Fun idea! Awesome background colors too!

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  22. I always love your tutorials and card designs. This is no different. Well done!

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  23. What a cute card! Your ink blending is spot on. Your gingerbread is the perfect colour!

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  24. What a super cute idea, and card.

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  25. Super cute - adorable! What a fun card

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  26. So funny! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  27. Cute gingerbread boy card. I like the eggnog bottle he is holding.

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  28. Your gingerbread man is sooo cute! What a creative use of those dies!!!

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  29. Cute Gingerbread man!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Love your gingerbread man!

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  31. Oh my gosh! This is adorable. Can’t wait for eggnog season.

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  32. I love your partying gingerbread boy!

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  33. Cute card--and now I want eggnog--and it's still 99 degrees where I live!

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  34. You clever girl! I count figure out how to get that gingerbread man onto the card front and this is absolutely awesome. Well done

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  35. Love the card! This is the time where my family LOVES the eggnog, with and without any ADDITIONS! My son is eggnog king, and I would love to make a card like this!

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  36. Got eggnog? Love your take on this release. Would be cute to give him a milk mustache.

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  37. I saw the die for the gingies on Ellen’s site. Your card is adding to the temptation to get them! It’s adorable

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  38. What a super adorable card and so different from everyone else's creations. **LOVE** ❤

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  39. I love that he's holding the bottle! Clever!

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  40. Very cute card. Love the star background!

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  41. Such a cute card! I love it! 🙂

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  42. I always love your clever designs! This is so much fun!

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  43. How cute is that ... and I love some holiday Egg Nog

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  44. Oh man. That little gingerbread man / plushy die is calling my name. My granddaughter would love this.

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  45. What a cute and creative way to use the gingerbread pushy and the 12 days stamp and die set together. Way to think out of the cookie box.

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  46. funtastic idea. gingerbread
    and eggnog. Ready to party.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Gingerbread and eggnog yum- what a great combination. What a fun card.

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  48. Gingerbread man and eggnog. The perfect combination.

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  49. Super cute card! Love your creativity!

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  50. Tee hee. This makes me smile.

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  51. Looks like you are ready for the holiday!

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  52. Who doesn't like eggnog!!! So much inspiration, your background is so pretty and your card is so merry!

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  53. Fun use of the sets to create the scene.

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  54. Such a cute card Ardyth. Fantastic new release from Ellen.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Keep well.
    T x

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  55. So creative, love that the gingerbread boy loves eggnog!

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  56. Too cute! Love how you've mixed up the different sets.
    What a wonderfully fun release. Love the light, artsy, fun images.
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  57. What a great release! Such fun cards and inspiration! Thank you!

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  58. Another great design. I love the little gingerbread perslon and the way the card is laid out is very pleasing.

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  59. Your card made me smile today! It's so wonderfully fun!

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  60. What a wonderful, fun card!. Thanks for sharing !

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  61. Such a sweet card Ardyth. I love how you ‘scorched’ his arms LOL Wonderful combinations of colour and sentiments.

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