Clean and Simple Abstract Birthday Card

It seems I’m on a major abstract stamping kick this month, and while I considered whether I really needed to post another one, I just couldn’t resist! The last Essentials by Ellen release included a whole bunch of really fun celebration-themed products, which is GREAT if you’re a crafter like me whose cards are about […]

Painted Floral Birthday Wishes Card

Floral Birthday Wishes - featuring Essentials by Ellen Painted Florals

Hey there, friends! Today the project I’ve got for you was one that put me in my happy place because it combined many things I love when it comes to cardmaking: Whenever I’m not feeling super creative, I always find myself going back to some of my favorite, most hard-working stamp sets to create new […]

Essentials by Ellen Hey You Suite, 3 Ways

Essentials by Ellen Hey You Suite, 3 Ways, plus die alignment tips

Hi friends! Did you catch the new Essentials by Ellen release a couple of weeks ago? Life’s been quite busy lately (in great ways!) so I haven’t been in my craft room as much as I’d like, but I’ve been steadily working my way through creating with these celebration-themed goodies and am having so much […]

Hooray Cake-Shaped Handmade Shaker Tag

Hooray Cake-Shaped Handmade Gift Tag - featuring Essentials by Ellen April 2023 Release

What’s the one kind of card you always find yourself needing more of? For me, it’s birthday cards, and it just so happens they’re my favorite kind to make! If you feel the same, you’re in luck – the April 2023 Essentials by Ellen release just went live today, and it’s alllllll about birthdays, cake […]

3 DIY Table Decor Ideas for Spring Celebrations

3 DIY Table Decor Ideas for Spring Celebrations

Back when I was living in LA, my friends and I didn’t do very much entertaining or hosting. There were so many places to go that it just seemed odd to hang out in our apartments. Transition to now, however, and lately, my inner hostess has been having SO much fun hosting brunches, girls’ nights, […]

3 DIY Easter Gift Packaging Ideas

3 Handmade Easter Gift Packaging Ideas

Easter is just around the corner, and juuuuust in case you need a little last-minute handmade gift inspiration, I’ve got you covered today! We’ve got a basket, a gift box, and a 3D egg tag to talk about, so let’s hop to it. (Pardon the Easter pun – I couldn’t resist!) I’ve talked about this […]

Painted Floral Birthday Cards

Painted Floral Birthday Cards

Sometimes a stamp set comes along that gets me super excited, and continues to do so every time you pull it out. Ok – well at least that’s how I feel about the Essentials by Ellen Painted Florals. This one was released last spring, but one of my favorite things about it is how it […]

3 Floral Color Palettes featuring the Mondo Rhododendron

4 Floral Color Palettes to Celebrate Spring

Happy First Day of Spring, friends! Here in southern California we’ve been getting a whoooooole LOT of spring showers (and even some snow, but let’s not talk about that.) I’m very hopeful that plenty of flowers are just around the corner, and in the meantime, I’ve been playing with the paper variety in my craft […]

4 Easy Background Ideas for Easter Basket Gift Tags and Cards

4 Easy backgrounds for Easter basket tags and cards

Hey there friends! Anyone struggling today with the hour of sleep we lost yesterday by springing ahead? (Raising my hand high over here!) Though it still feels far too chilly here in southern California for spring, there’s certainly signs sprouting in my craft room. Today I’m over on the Ellen Hutson blog sharing 4 easy […]

Essentials by Ellen Elegant Eggs Easter Card

Essentials by Ellen Elegant Eggs Easter Card

How’s that for alliteration?! The first day of Spring may not be until March 20th, but as of this morning, Spring has sprung over at! The new Essentials by Ellen release has just gone live, and it’s a small but super cute one. You may have seen my reveal video for the Essential Eggs […]