VIDEO: DIY Christmas Village Advent Calendar

How to make a DIY Christmas Village Advent Calendar

Answer me this… which do you love most: a) The holidays b) Holiday crafting c) Presents d) I can’t decide – I love them all! If you answered D (which would be my answer too), it’s your lucky day because I’ve got a project that embraces all three. With December just a couple of sleeps […]

The Essentials by Ellen Winter Release is Live!

Essentials by Ellen Winter Release Highlights 2022

Hey there friends! It’s time to celebrate another new release from the Ellen Hutson Essentials by Ellen line, and I hope you’re in a festive mood because this one is PACKED with all things holiday! From snowmen in shaker globes and interactive snow angels to heaps of sentiment strips and more fabulous 2-layer sentiment dies […]

Simply Stamped Modern Holiday Cards

Craft room organization is a topic I could go on about forever, and quite often, it brings me just as much joy as cardmaking. Another thing that brings me oodles of joy? Digging out my holiday-themed supplies (which are hidden away for most of the year) and dreaming up all sorts of new creations – […]

VIDEO: 3 Ways to Make Creative Ghost Cards

3 Ways to Make Creative Ghost Cards

Are you a fan of scary movies? I most certainly am not, and as a kid, my go-to at Halloween was….. Casper. Yes, the least scary, most friendly ghost of them all! I haven’t seen it in years, but lately there have been a whole lot of ghosts in my craft room, thanks to the […]

Clean and Simple Handmade Card Set for Fall

Clean and Simple Handmade Card Set for Fall featuring Essentials By Ellen Fallish Stamp and Die Set

It pains me to say this, but it’s officially time to say goodbye to summer because tomorrow is the first day of fall. If your favorite season is summer, perhaps you’re shedding a tear or two as well. As much as I wish we could hang on to these sunny warm days forever, I’ll admit […]

A Look at the September 2022 Essentials by Ellen Release

Essentials by Ellen September Release - Leaves Die Set Thank You Card

Today’s the day – the latest Essentials by Ellen release is here, just in time for the beginning of Fall and spooky season! If you’ve been hanging out on Instagram this week, you may have caught some of the product reveals. If not, no worries because I’ve got a release run-through for you right here, […]

Clean and Simple Mondo Rhododendron Card

Essentials by Ellen Mondo Rhododendron Card

Hey there, friends! Last week I gave you a thorough look at the August Essentials by Ellen release, and today I’ve got a new project to share that features the Mondo Rhododendron stamp set. You may already have some of the Mondo floral family in your stash, and I think this is one of the […]

Essentials by Ellen August Release: Happy Trails Interactive Card

Essentials by Ellen Happy Trails Interactive Card using the Push Me, Pull You Die

After a week of Instagram reveals, it’s time for yet another fabulous Essentials by Ellen release! If you’ve been following along you’ll likely have already seen several projects created with these new goodies, but if not, you’re in luck – I’m about to walk you through the release, highlighting some of my top picks along […]

Hexagon Hot Foil Birthday Card

Hexagon Hot Foil Happy Birthday Card

Hey there friends, and Happy August! August happens to be my birth month, so today I’m kicking it off with a Hexagon Hot Foil Birthday Card over on the Ellen Hutson blog. In the video tutorial, I’ll walk you through how I made this project, and we’ll take a closer look at the Essentials by […]

Clean & Simple Boho-Inspired Birthday Card

Boho-Inspired Birthday Card with Essentials by Ellen Essential Circles Hot Foil Stamps

There’s nothing I love more than a good clean and simple, geometric card with a fun color palette, and that’s exactly what I set out to make when creating today’s project. Last week, the latest Essentials by Ellen release went live in the Ellen Hutson shop, and it included new Essential Circles and Arches hot […]