Layered Orchid Handmade Cards

Layered Orchid Handmade Cards

Does anyone else have an August birthday? As a kid I always felt like this was a non-ideal time because there was no bringing cupcakes in to school like my friends with non-summer birthdays did, and often people would be away on holiday. But as an adult, I love it! Celebrating with delicious food and […]

Tropical Foliage Baby Card

Tropical Foliage Welcome Baby Card

It’s been quite a while since I last made a card to celebrate a new baby on the way, but that’s exactly what’s about to happen for one of my friends. Since I don’t make this type of card very often, you won’t find a bunch of baby-themed supplies in my stash. That said, you […]

DIY Flamingo-Themed Gift Packaging

2 Handmade Flamingo-Themed Gift Packaging Ideas

If you know me, you know that I LOVE plants – especially tropical ones. Monsteras are my favorites, and I have 4 in my apartment (with plenty of room for more!) As you can imagine, I was thrilled when I saw the latest Essentials by Ellen release – specifically the Tropical Foliage stamp and die […]

Clean & Simple Summer Card featuring the Essentials by Ellen July Release

Essentials by Ellen July Release - Girls Just Wanna Have Sun - Clean and Simple Summer Card featuring the Let's Chill Stamp Set

Hey there, friends! It’s time for yet another fabulous Essentials by Ellen release, and this one’s got me feeling alllll the summer feels. From stamp sets featuring beachy essentials to a 2-layered monstera stencil (my favorite plant!) this is one you’ll want to check out for all your summer cardmaking needs. One thing I love […]

Christmas in July: 4 Tips for Mass-Producing Holiday Cards

Christmas in July: 4 Tips for Mass-Producing Holiday Cards

Hey there friends! Ready for a little holiday action today? I know that actual Christmas is still months away, but I always find myself running out of time to make holiday cards at the end of the year. When I discovered the cardmaking community on Instagram, I initially thought Christmas in July was a bit […]

Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

July 5 - Abstract Landscape Cards, 3 Ways

Sometimes when I have the urge to create but don’t have any design team assignments due, or a specific card that needs to be made, I like to dig through my stash for supplies that haven’t had enough love. You know the ones that you received long ago but never really had enough time to […]

3 Easy DIY 4th of July Table Decor Ideas

3 Easy DIY 4th of July Table Decor Ideas

Hey there friends! Are you planning to do any entertaining for 4th of July? If so, I’ve got you covered today with some very fun and festive DIY table decor! Over on the Ellen Hutson blog, I’m sharing 3 projects you can make that will instantly boost the fun factor of your 4th of July […]

DIY Stamped Candy Boxes (with Free Template!)

DIY Stamped Candy Boxes (with Free Template!)

If you grew up in a Commonwealth country or have family from these places, you may be familiar with Christmas crackers. And even if you didn’t, hopefully some of you will know what I’m talking about. Nope, not the edible ones made by Ritz and Breton and Mary’s Gone Crackers – though I really do […]

Spellbinders “It’s My Party” Collection

Spellbinders It's My Party Collection - Celebration Cards

It’s no secret that I love a reason to celebrate, and today we’ve got a big one! Just a couple of days ago, my unbelievably talented crafty friend, Carissa Wiley launched her first collection of stamps, dies and hot foil plates with Spellbinders. These products – appropriately named the “It’s My Party Collection” – are […]

Essentials by Ellen June 2023 Release: Peekaboo Interactive Shaker Card

Essentials by Ellen Peekaboo Shaker Card

Hi friends! Today’s a special Friday, because there’s a new Essentials by Ellen release that just went live in the Ellen Hutson shop this morning! This one’s got a snail mail/happy mail theme to it, along with some very cute little pop-up critters that work perfectly with cards, tags, envelopes – anywhere, really! In addition […]