Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop + Giveaway




Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Kittie Caracciolo. Once you are done entering for a chance to win here, head to the amazing Julie Ebersole!

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

Happy hoppin’!


I am SO excited to be sharing some of the beautiful new Essentials by Ellen products being released for the holiday season! Its been tough waiting to share these cards for over two weeks! 

First up is Fat Pants designed by the fabulous Julie Ebersole. Fat Pants stamp set also has a set of coordinating dies! Which, was fantastic news, as the inspiration for my card needed those dies! When I saw Fat Pants, I immediately thought of Christmas cards from the 40's and 50's. Check out how I made this card fill my vision.


Knowing that the Fat Pants Designer Dies cut slightly larger than the stamped image, I knew I could make a cool background by masking! I cut the ornament images from Masking Paper. Then I placed them on my card stock base. Candied Apple Distress Marker was colored on an acrylic block and I used a water brush to pick up the color and start creating a completely washed background. I love how the Candied Apple turns pink when watered down! Oh, and the masks won't work perfectly, but I love the vintage shabby look it created.

After removing the masks, I stamped the ornaments inside the white openings, going with a color palette straight from the 40's. The images obviously fit perfectly. I will be using this idea often!


Once the background dried, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with black powder. I added stamped stars in the background with black ink. Marker lines were drawn from the ornament tops to the top of the card. And I finished things off with a few clear sequins. 


For my second card, I used Designer Dies Bird Shapes, once again by Julie Ebersole. There are two bird shapes in this set of dies, and I chose to use the larger of the two. I love the look of a dove. When I saw the stamp set, Season to Sparkle, I knew they would be perfect together!


I die cut the bird twice, once from white card stock and once from gold paper. I layered them together, slightly off center. On the white bird, I stamped a small snowflake from Season to Sparkle.


On the card stock base, a larger snowflake, also from Season to Sparkle was stamped repeatedly, to tie in with the snowflake on the bird. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with gold powder. A beautiful Christmas card for sure. One that would be easy to mass produce!

Time to head to Julie Ebersole's blog, but don't forget the giveaway!!

GIVEAWAY:

And, yay!!! 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 $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by 
Tuesday, October 25th!


ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Andrea1702 said...

Lovely cards! I adore those ornaments - so retro!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Your first card is super cute. Love the colors!

Taheerah said...

That first card is one of my most favourite from the entire hop!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Awesome cards!!!

Colleen C. said...

Lovely cards!

Diane Hanson said...

Love your choice of colors for the 50's retro look! You nailed it!

cm said...

Two amazing cards! I'm especially smitten with your pink/aqua baubles card! WOW on every level; thank you for the smiles today!
~carol

Debbie Selby said...

Nice to see the ornaments on a card.

Emily K said...

I absolutely love the new deer dies.

Linda S. said...

I like the masked background that you used on your card. what a good idea.

Shelly Rasske said...

I love your dove card, so pretty!

TK said...

BEAUTIFUL golden dove; and that sentiment from Julie is just fab!

Bonnie J said...

Two very different cards, both are wonderful!

LaRayne Spiczka said...

Love the dove card!

richardbreaks said...

Yes yes yes, all the yes. Perfect . You used these things just like I see them in my brain.

LesLee said...

OH MY... hold on to your baubles... you make it shine and added it to my must have list... thanks so much for sharing both techniques and the chance to win :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty cards. Love the cute sentiment of the first and the elegance of the dove.

Ina Nelson said...

The card with the bird is so elegant. Love it. I always love the old fashioned ornament card.

anniepalz said...

Adore how elegant can be. Great job.

SherylH said...

Love the retro feel to your ornament card and the white/gold combination of the dove card.

Swimmom said...

Great cards!

Brenda said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Scrapperdipper said...

I love the retro design of your first card. Your dove card is stunning. I love the gold/white color scheme.

brinkleyboy said...

You all are making it so difficult to choose which style or card to make this year! So many different looks to choose from. Love the dove card and how simple but elegant it looks.

aknancy said...

I absolutely love this new dove die. So pretty... and has been used in such elegant ways....

Linda M said...

Love, love, love these cards! Thanks for sharing them!

Nancy R said...

Love those retro ornaments stamped in non-traditional colors. Very cute! And your dove card is so classy and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

I Card Everyone said...

Would it be totally wrong to thank you for giving us the bird? KIMBERLY!!! OH my gosh this is so gorgeous!!! You really got your 'Julie' on with those darling baubles!
=]

Julie Ebersole said...

The dove card is CAS elegance to the max and the retro baubles? SPOT ON!!! Thank you, Kimberly! XO!

Sam B said...

Great cards; love the playfulness and the colors on the first card and the second is simply stunning! TFS!

Nancy Allin said...

I adore your cards, especially the first one with the retro ornaments! Love the non-traditional colors you used. Such an awesome new release!!

Megan Harp said...

Amazing cards! Love the look of the retro ornaments! thanks for sharing your creativity!!

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Your first card was just too, too fun! I love almost anything with a vintage look and you nailed it! The second card was so elegant and beautiful! Something for everyone, that's for sure--thanks for sharing! (Peg)

Sue Denoncour said...

Your cards are wonderful and cover the spectrum... pure fun to pure elegance. I especially like your gold dove card; it's beautiful.

Teri Smith said...

One fun card & one lovely one. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Janis said...

These are great!

Dorothy C. said...

Love the colors on the retro Christmas card. The dove card is so pretty. So many great stamps and dies in this release.

Betty Buchsdrucker said...

Those baubles are so cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are FABULOUS, Kimberly, and I especially adore the vintage ornament card!!!

LisaBee17 said...

Great cards! I really like the dove bird dies.

Ronnie said...

Beautiful Bauble card Kimberly

Tracy Lustick said...

Great job Kimberly !

Crafty Little Peach said...

Very non traditional, love the colors! TFS

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your cards especially your gorgeous DOVE card:)

Deb said...

The bird card is so elegant

Kelly Massman said...

your first card is so cute and the 2nd so pretty!! (I'd love to receive it-as I'm sure whoever you're sending it to will)

Casie Williams said...

Your vision with the Fat Pants stamps reminds me of Christmas cards of my youth! Love it!

Betty Sue said...

Love both cards so much...one so whimsical and one so traditional!!

Carol Henderson said...

What a fun and bright card! and then you turn around and make the prettiest serene card. Thank you for the variety.

Woendi Levitt said...

Love the bright colors on your first card and the beauty the gold dimension added to your second. Awesome samples

Unknown said...

the beautiful white & gold card is striking - love it!

A Tad Bit Off said...

The dove card is stunning!

Brandi Rubio said...

I'm definitely going to steal your masking idea for a card I'm making with ornaments! These are beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

Mandy Makes and Mends said...

What a fab sentiment, I love what you have done with it. Your card makes me smile so cheery

Texan Princess said...

The 2 cards are so different! Both are inspiring. Thanks.

Kathy Thisted said...

Gorgeous cards! Especially the gold dove card! thanks for the inspiration!

McStamper said...

Love your cards. The pink is just fabulous.

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas for these stamps.

Donna Baker said...

Well Done Kimberly! Have to hang on to our baubles sometimes during the holiday season .

Tina Thomsen said...

I love the colors you used for your 40's inspired card. Makes me think about getting that set!

Janet D. said...

Your first card is awesome, and your second is just beautiful!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

♥ the bold colors on your first card and the classy gold and white for your second one.

Nicole Vögeli said...

Love it! The color combo on the first card is AWESOME!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Have a lovely day :-)
Nicole

Kanako Nakamura said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing.

Lieve said...

Two totally different cards.
Great first retro card ! I love the colours !
And the second one is a really beautiful stylish card !
Thank you for sharing your talent.

Laura said...

OMG!!! From the retro colors of the ornament card to the elegant gold and white... AMAZING!!

Karen B. said...

The pink just rocks in your first card!

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

Love your first card Kimberly and the sentiment is hilarious! Your second card is very elegant, just a stunner!

Karen Cash said...

The dove card is so elegant. I love the clean lines and the simple colors.

Beth H. said...

Love that ornament stamp set. Super cool images. Your second card wowed me. How elegant!

M R Leech said...

The colors for your Just Hold On To Your Baubles card are so retro and so gorgeous! Both cards are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Purple Princess said...

so pretty!!

Oliev said...

Lovely cards!

Marta said...

The first card is SO fun. I love the unconventional colors!

Amy Y said...

The cards are gorgeous. You did a fabulous job showcasing the new products. Thank you for sharing!

Rosemary said...

both cards are so pretty... love the white and gold combo on the second one!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful bird card and I like the fun retro colors on the ornament card.

Susan Eliot said...

Wow. I LOVE both of these cards - and they are SO different! Just wonderful, thanks.

Carolynn said...

Your cards just make me smile-- the dove design is so elegant, and the color scheme you used with Fat Pants is inspired!

Judy Sander said...

Love the dove, soft colors and the offset is beautiful. Thank you.

Barbara said...

Both cards are just the best. One is so cute and the other is so elegant.

Patty said...

Both very nice cards!!

CandyW said...

Love both of your cards!!!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

both cards, are fabulous, one is super modern and bright and fun and the other is so elegant and full of restraint and the gold is just perfect and my favorite card

Patty said...

Both very nice cards!!

sharrilou said...

Beautiful dove card. Just the perfect touch of bling.

vicenta ghylin said...

Great cards. The dove card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

kReN K said...

Hold on to your baubles! What a hoot! Great sentiment and such a chuckle. Loved the elegant dove with gold card as well. So much to enjoy here. TFS!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your gorgeous card with the ornaments! It feels so wonderfully vintage and looks like some of my Christmas decorations! LOVE it!

Betty Keefe said...

your dove card is so lovely and the retro colors on your ornament card are great

Geri Stuart said...

Love the non-traditional colors of the ornament card - just perfect!

Diann Brodnax said...

Wonderful cards! Love the colors of the baubles card! :)

Em said...

The dove card is so beautiful and would be so easy to make in quantity. Such lovely stamps and dies.

Colleen Balija said...

I LOVE that pink card! I feel like it brought by me back to the 50s when everything was so colorful and cheerful. And the good and white of your second card was stunning.

Norma T. Gomez said...

Your Ornaments cards is lovely. Love your nontraditional Christmas colors!

jkstiles77 said...

Great cards ... the bauble card really made me smile!

SHartl said...

Loving the non-traditional ornament card. It's so fun and cheery!

Ryegirl said...

Two different card ... both beautifully done!! TFS : )

Russell Productions said...

Love what you have done with this release.

Barbara Howell said...

Your cards are great and so different. The first one is so cute in the nontraditional colors and the second one so elegant with the gold and white. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy Brown said...

Beautiful cards! This release is awesome!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are great but love that pink one!

Katie said...

Great cards.

Lindar C said...

White and gold always so elegant.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh the dove so pretty!

Karen King said...

Those Fat Pants stamps are my fav of the release!! The gold layer under dove adds so much to your beautiful card!

Debbie B said...

Two great cards!! A fun one (love that sentiment) and a very elegant one!~ What a great release and blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

jan metcalf said...

Super cute card with the ornaments! Love the unexpected!

Linda Whitaker said...

The ornaments with pink background is very pretty, love how you did the (dove) bird being offset. Thank you for showing us your Great cards.

Ek Gorman said...

Your baubles card was just stunning. Loving the retro vibe to it.

joy said...

Fabulous cards - love the new release!

Elaine said...

Awesomely nice cards!

The sacred/secular medley said...

Nice card, and I love the watercolour flower one, too!

judy said...

Lovely cards! I especially love the design of your dove card; the offset second bird looks awesome!

Judy said...

I love the elegant look with the bird and the awesome background. Thanks for sharing both cards with us.

Deborah said...

Your first card is so much fun from the sentiment to the retro looking ornaments. I think by choosing the colors you did you made the whole card look retro just plain fun! Your second card is very elegant I love the way you cut two of the images and layered them a bit askew a great effect tfs.

Freda said...

Your baubles card is the SOLE reason that I'm buying that stamp set. Love the colour combo!

Amy Lim said...

Cute ornaments ! Nice cards

Jan & Eric said...

Your first card reminded me of the color scheme 60's and the Dove card so peaceful. jlingraham@hotmail.com

Lisa Silver said...

Holy moly! Your bauble card sold me on that set! I just love the retro vibe and your design is absolutely PERFECT!

Yukiko Sugiyama said...

So cute! Love the ornaments with pop colors! Also I really love the simple gorgeous bird❤️

D.Ann C said...

Gold and white are so delightfully elegant!

Deedee Maldy said...

Fabulous cards, Kimberly. My favorite is the baubles card, I love the "pink-Cadillac" retro look!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Love that font and sentiment on the bauble stamp set. Lovely nontraditional card. The die cut bird looks stunning on your other card. I like how you have mixed some different products together.

~amy~ said...

Way to rock the new goodies, especially the Fat Pants set (Love that name..LOL).

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Great retro ornament card and what a classy elegant dove. Thanks for sharing.

La la said...

I just love the sentiments on your beautiful cards! One so funny and one so endearing.

ann greene said...

I love the vintage look with the ornaments. The gold and white is just stunning.

pcm said...

love the whimsical! an the elegant!

Viki said...

Great cards!

Noreen said...

Pink and turquoise are so pretty together, and the white and gold are elegant.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Dottie Acosta said...

Really. Nice😊

kerry myers said...

Fabulous job on the bird card. Very elegant Christmas Card.

The Grand Fern Alley said...

Great cards! So unique!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

great use of color on the first card, love them both!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVING that first card! Perfect colors and placement, looks so vintage/retro. The second is so elegant!

Deborah Giles said...

Those retro ornaments are the cutest. What a great way to use them--just a perfect card.

Melissa Friedrich said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Baubles retro card, awesome color combo! Gorgeous and elegant dove card, love the gold on white.

Scraplea 1 said...

Love these and those retro ornaments are just like the ones we had when I was a kid! Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Great cards and I love the sentiments!!

Keeway Tsao said...

I love these cards Kimberly!!! I must CASE both of them for all the Christmas cards I'll need to make for the winter. Love love love!

Gwen said...

Two awesome cards! Great design ideas!

sharon said...

Two very different cards. Thanks

cindybearj said...

That vintage card reminds me of my childhood and I think it's amazing. The gold and white card is beautiful and fabulous and my favorite!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the ornaments and sentiment!

Karla Jaimes said...

LOVE your cards! Lots of inspiration from them :) white and gold is one of my favorite color combos :)

Tania L said...

I can't get over how elegant your second card is!

BunnyD said...

Love love love the Retro look of your baubles card! You even chose the right colour. Fabulous!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Lovely cards!!!

patti said...

Love your cards!!!

Kathy D said...

Kimberly, both of your cards are beautiful! I love how fun the 1940's retro one is - the color scheme is perfect.

Becs Attwood said...

Wow - loving that masked background, such a fun retro look. Thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

I like how you used the products and your colors...its traditional but with an edge.

Diana Baker said...

Love your cards, especially the dove!

Jo Herbert said...

Both cards are soooooo amazing! They both have fun and elegeant elements to them. How exciting to be part of an amazing release!!!

the life and times said...

Thank you for showing us how too make two beautiful cards. Such inspiration

Mary Locke said...

These cards are gorgeous!

Bobby said...

Two totally different feels with the cards and both wonderful. I love the retro look of the first one and did one myself with the tiny ones in the Scribbles set. The dove card is elegant done all in gold and white.

loulou said...

Fantastic cards, such different styles. Love your retro baubles.

Heather Parry said...

Such beautiful cards and great idea for masking on the Christmas bauble card!

Christy said...

Love love the retro feel of your first card! Perfect use of that stamp set!

Susan T said...

Your cards are amazing. Loving the vintage look. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some awesome swag!

Sue McRae said...

What a great retro feel on your first card and love the elegance of the second card.

Cindy said...

Love your fun cardsKimberly! Thank you.

Maureen Morton said...

Love 'em both, but that first card has my heart (as a child of the 1950's, it so speaks to me!). Great action, amazing colors and a ton of fun. Thanks for putting such life in this release!

Lynne said...

Your Baubles card makes me chuckle. Well done.

golfergal said...

The dove is such an iconic symbol. Lovely card.

Mary Holshouser said...

The way you layered the dove was wonderful.
Beautiful card.
The sentiment with the baubles is fun.
thanks for sharing.

Bunny said...

The ornaments have a vintage look. Very nice cards. Love the peace dove.

Sue McW said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you offset the bird to show just a glimmer of gold.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards. Love the ornaments and the sentiment is great!

bev p said...

Wow! I loved the 50's theme of the ornament card--I still remember the ones we had like that. I was still smiling when I scrolled down and my jaw literally dropped when I saw the bird. It is just AMAZING! Thank you.

vinita jain said...

Love the retro touch with ornaments and the bird creation is soooooo elegant and beautiful, love them!

Robyn said...

I love these cards! The bauble one's colors and style remind me of Disneyland's It's a Small World during the holidays!

Amy Mercer said...

That fat pant stamp set made me lol. Well done!!! :)

KimC said...

Such fun cards from a great holiday release. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Moody said...

Love your cards and all the new products in the release! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kleri F said...

I love the dove card!Very inspiring!tfs

Sharron said...

Both of these are so awesome! Love your retro design and the dove is absolutely stunning!

Diane M said...

Winner! Great cards.

Donna Cala said...

Your Fat Pants card caught my eye in the sneak peeks. I was eager to find it on the hop. I love it so much, especially the retro colors.

Pam D. said...

Love everything in this new release. Wonderful cards thanks for sharing!

Melissa Edwards said...

Love the double bird die cuts

Amy C. said...

Pretty, unconventional colors on your ornament card!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Fantastic colour palette!

Denise Ward said...

I definitely got the Retro feel in the design with the ornaments! :)
The second card is a very classic design using this new deer die that is so wonderful! Yay!
Both are great cards!

Amy Ames said...

Hi Kimberly!! Both your cards are so sweet! I really am loving the retro feel to the ornaments!! I love this card that you have made!! The colors and ornaments are perfect 😊

Marian White said...

Such a fun release. I'm really enjoying your cards.

Stephanie Ferreira said...

Your bird shape card is elegant. Just love it.

JanetB said...

Great cards! I'm always drawn to Holiday cards with a dove and peace on them, yours is lovely.

Mrsfish02 said...

I am loving the Fat Pants set. Really cute and funny. Thanks for sharing.

Denise K said...

Love the white dove card. just stunning!

Cathy said...

Love, love the cards! Amazing, great release!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the background of your first card and the dove card is elegant and beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

very fun first card and love the Elegance of the last card.

Eileen M said...

I can't decide which card I love more!! They are both so amazing!

Carolyn Steele said...

The first card is so fun and happy. The retro colors are perfect with those ornaments. Then I scrolled down and saw the dove card and oh my....how gorgeous is that?!? It is just so elegant and beautiful! Stunner!

Denise Gutshall said...

I love the retro look of the first card and the elegance of the dove card! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Small said...

Great cards! I love the masking using the dies cut images idea; it turned out great! The snowflake on the double layered dove is lovely. Thanks!

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