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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]