Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop – Fancy Thanks Stamp Set

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I’m thrilled to be included in the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today.

I also get to give the new “Love You So stamp set” to a lucky viewer!  Please leave a comment on this blog post to enter my giveaway (click the title of this post, then scroll doooown to find the comment box).

Love You So Stamp Set Ellen Hutson

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 March 2nd; winners will be announced March 4th!

First, let’s take a peek at my projects.  I’ll include the hop list in a bit…

Fancy Thanks stamp set Essentials by Ellen

Fancy Thanks Stamp Set – Stamped and Watercolored Technique Video Tutorial:

What do you think?  Is this set a “must-have”, or WHAT!?

Let’s take a look at a few more cards using stamp sets from the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2015 Release:

Love you So stamp set Essentials by Ellen

Love You So Stamp Set

with fun sentiments and hearts, this set will steal YOUR heart!  ;)

I stamped the hearts in Versamark ink, then the sentiment in Versafine, then poured on Clear Embossing Powder and heated it.  I used an Aquapainter to add some water around and in the hearts, then touched some ink to the water puddles and let it move around and dry (with a bit of help from my heat tool!).

A few sequins and black cardstock finished it off (though, I should have used a full piece of black so the gaps didn’t show on the sides).

Love You So stamp set Essentials by Ellen

Another card, this one a Shaker Card!!,  with the Love You So stamp set.

I stamped various images with Versamark, heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder and sponged over it (Clear Emboss Resist Technique!).

I used the Folk Hearts Dies to cut out the center heart and made it into a shaker card.

I used the other hearts to make this…

Folk Hearts

Video tutorial on the above card coming to StampNation TODAY!

Diagonal Window Essentials by Ellen

This fun card uses the Diagonal Envelope Die – really innovative and if you are looking for something different for your card making, this is it!

Check back on Thursday, I’ll have a video for you showing how to make this card and use this die.

Diagonal Window Essentials by Ellen

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Happy hoppin’!



  • Natalie H February 27, 2015, 8:11 pm

    Fun and so creative!!! Love the cards.

  • Beatrice Cristina Lawson February 27, 2015, 10:56 pm

    Amazing new stamps and dies… Love the windows and the bold blooms!

  • Bobbie Bluegill February 28, 2015, 1:56 am

    What fun cards made with the new release.

  • katrine (treen) February 28, 2015, 2:35 am

    hi there Catherine! well, you did it again! such lovely cards! thanks for all that you share with us. I can tell that you love what you do. i’m so glad for you.

  • Dyna L. February 28, 2015, 3:06 am

    Great card. LOVE IT!!

  • LesLee Stone-Rasmus February 28, 2015, 12:39 pm

    What a great CAS card.. thanks so much for sharing and showcasing this release

  • Michele Dileto February 28, 2015, 1:04 pm

    Love all the super cute ideas!! Can’t wait to get my hands on all these new items!!

  • Michele W February 28, 2015, 1:21 pm

    Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration and the great video!

  • Ria Montefalcon February 28, 2015, 3:31 pm

    Great product release, love the stamps and dies, so beautiful

  • Sarah JS February 28, 2015, 6:37 pm

    Lovely cards made with great products. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Sandy Small February 28, 2015, 6:45 pm

    Great cards! I really like the thanks stamp set.

  • Tami M February 28, 2015, 7:57 pm

    Super cute cards, love the new release!

  • Hayley Quarmby February 28, 2015, 9:55 pm

    Brilliant creations! You really gave a lot of inspirational in just this one post! So many great ways to use all the new products! I hope I get to use them soon! :)

  • Carla Finklea Green February 28, 2015, 11:09 pm

    Love the diagonal card die! Such a nice looking card!

  • Jennifer Hovermale February 28, 2015, 11:44 pm

    I am very glad that I am taking your dye ink pad tutorials video class!! The diagonal cut card is gorgeous!! I like the idea of putting a little confetti inside the card. You could also do this for a birthday or graduation. You are very talented!! I wish that I had a quarter of your creativity!!

  • Farhana S February 28, 2015, 11:49 pm

    Love the water coloring!

  • Linda F March 1, 2015, 1:23 am

    Beautiful cards. The sentiments and fonts in that love you so set are fabulous. I love that “eat you up”

  • Stacy s March 1, 2015, 1:27 am

    Love the first shaker card with the sentiment in the middle. So cute! The diagonal envelope die looks very interesting.

  • Angela Bowie March 1, 2015, 8:19 am

    Your cards are gorgeous Catherine! I love this new release, so thanks for the chance to win

  • Julie Brusman March 1, 2015, 1:50 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of your videos. Thank you!

  • Kelly Flaherty March 1, 2015, 3:43 pm

    Catherine these are such fun and pretty cards!

  • Laurie March 1, 2015, 3:59 pm

    Lots of fun card-spiration. So many fun goodies in this release. Yum!

  • Lin March 1, 2015, 5:55 pm

    Love your cards, they are absolutely beautiful. Your ideas are neat. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tricia Schaden March 1, 2015, 6:10 pm

    Gorgeous cards!

  • Linda K March 1, 2015, 7:07 pm

    Love your watercolor creations.

  • Michelle Axelson March 1, 2015, 8:15 pm

    Beautiful cards!! Love the colours.

  • Tanya McAlexander March 1, 2015, 8:45 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous and creative cards I love them!!!

  • Donna Dacy March 1, 2015, 9:18 pm

    I love your cards. I love the use of the black on the thank you card. I love shaker cards and your heart shaker is lovely. I love how you put all the little hearts inside the window card. Great job! TFS

  • Leanne in CA March 1, 2015, 11:11 pm

    Love the card with the watercolor hearts! So easy and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheryl Sharp March 2, 2015, 2:14 am

    Love your cards! The new release is to die for!

  • Lisa Beeman March 2, 2015, 11:39 am

    Lovely cards!

  • Sheri Elmont March 2, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Really excited about this release! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  • Salima Chaudhry March 3, 2015, 10:18 pm

    Beautiful all of them…

  • Erin Moore March 4, 2015, 12:55 am

    Love these cards and would love to win this stamp set!! Awesome designs and so inspiring!!

  • Peggy March 4, 2015, 1:21 am

    Love the stamps would love to have them to leave notes and cards around the house for my husband. He has been a great support over the last several years with all my health issues! thank you!

  • SueC. March 4, 2015, 2:13 am

    Great cards, Catherine1 Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamp set!

  • Janice Hilton March 4, 2015, 7:48 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Step by step, you and your talented colleagues help so much in this wonderful hobby. I’m having a ball! Thanks so much.

  • Karen Bailey March 5, 2015, 12:54 am

    I love watching your videos and can’t wait to try these new stamps!

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