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 […]

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 […]

2 Spring Cards featuring Essentials by Ellen Essential Eggs

2 Spring Cards featuring Essentials by Ellen Essential Eggs

Last week I couldn’t help but notice at around 5pm that it was still light outside, and that can only mean one thing: spring is just around the corner! On that note, it’s almost time for another Essentials by Ellen Release, and this one’s bursting with a whole lotta spring cuteness. If you’ve been following […]

Stretch Your Supplies: Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

Easy Handmade Valentines Day Gift Tags

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’re probably already aware that one of my favorite stamp sets of all time is the Abstract Paint Strokes from the Essentials by Ellen line. Since it’s been at least a month since I last used it (who am I?!), I figured it was time for a […]

Video: How to make a 2-in-1 Gift Card Holder and Valentine

Video: How to make a 2-in-1 Gift Card Holder and Valentine

Hi friends! It’ll be Valentine’s Day before we know it, and if you’re considering sending a little happy mail to your Valentine, your bestie, or another loved one in your life, I’ve got a video for you! Today I’m over on the Ellen Hutson blog and Youtube channel, sharing 2 projects I made that’ll hold […]

Trufflin’ Valentines Day Card

Trufflin' Valentines Day Card

Hey there, friends! Did you catch the new Essentials by Ellen release last week? Admittedly, I was a little preoccupied with moving to a new apartment on release day, but I hope you all enjoyed the sneak peeks and inspiration shared by the team during Friday’s Instagram hop. Oh, and don’t worry – if you […]

So Chewsy Valentine’s Day Shaker Card

Essentials by Ellen So Chewsy Valentines Shaker Card

New year, new Essentials by Ellen release coming at ya! I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2023 than with a load of fresh crafty inspiration, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this sweet release that just landed in the Ellen Hutson shop. There’s something nostalgic to me about gumball machines. […]