5 Tips for DIY Print Making with Clear Stamps

5 Tips for DIY Print Making with Clear Stamps

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I’ve got a thing for stamping abstract backgrounds. There’s just something about picking a color palette that’s speaking to me in the moment, then grabbing some acrylic blocks and stamps, and going to town with making my own patterns. It’s one of my favorite things to […]

4 ways to break out of a creative rut

4 ways to break out of a creative rut

It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing when you walk into your craft space with a brilliant idea and dive straight into making, isn’t it? And a not-so-wonderful thing when you’re completely out of creative juice. I’ve been in both places, and I’m sure you have too. Creative ruts can be frustrating, so today I’m sharing 4 […]

Essentials by Ellen June 2022 Release is Live!

Essentials by Ellen June Release

It’s been a while since the last Essentials by Ellen release over on EllenHutson.com, but today, my friends, is THE DAY. The June release is now live and if you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve likely already seen a few sneak peeks from myself and the other Brand Ambassadors. There’s so much goodness in […]

2 Color Palettes x 2 Easy Designs: 4 Masculine Cards

2 Color Palettes x 2 Easy Designs: 4 Masculine Cards

Let’s talk masculine cards. As someone who loves florals and the color pink, these have always been a bit of a challenge for me. I’m pleased to report however, that with a couple of years of crafting under my belt (and a whole lot of learning from many creative sources), I’ve learned a few simple […]

Hot Foiling with Cover Plate Dies

Hot Foiling with Cover Plate Dies

Looking to get a little more out of your cover plate dies? Me too! As far as dies go, they tend to be on the more expensive side, so I’m always looking for ways to do more with mine. This may not be news to you at this point, but one really fun way to […]

Clean and Simple Abstract Nature Cards

Clean and Simple Abstract Nature Cards

There are a few items in my crafty stash that I will never tire of, and the Essentials by Ellen Abstract Nature stamp set is one of those. But you’ve read about my thoughts on these before, so today, let’s have a chat about Mental Health Awareness Month, shall we? I’ve shared a little before […]

Matching Strawberry Fields Card and Gift Box Duo

Matching Strawberry Fields Card and Gift Box Duo

May might be best-known in the card making world as the month of Mother’s Day, but did you know it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month? I don’t know about you, but crafting has been a HUGE lifesaver for my mental health over the past couple of years. Whether it was during the long, dark COVID […]

9 Tips for Ink Blending and Heat Embossing with Stencils

9 Tips for Ink Blending and Heat Embossing with Stencils

Let’s talk stencils. They’re sort of the underdog of the typical crafty stash – or at least, they are in mine. I certainly don’t give them as much attention as other supplies like stamps, dies and hot foil plates, and if I’m honest, they don’t usually get me as excited. But just like all good […]

Mondo Gerbera Daisy, 2 Ways

Essentials by Ellen Mondo Gerbera Daisy Cards, 2 Ways

Love color but don’t love coloring? Or, maybe you’re not super confident with your Copic coloring skills, or you simply don’t have time? (I’m raising both hands high over here, and if I had a third, it would be up too.) If so, I feel ya. Today I’ve got 2 cards to share that use […]

3 Easy Card Compositions for Leftover Die Cut Images

3 Easy Card Compositions for Leftover Die Cut Images

Tell me if you’ve been here: You get your stamps and dies out for a crafting session, pick out all the inks for a color palette you love, and start die cutting and stamping. You’re not exactly sure how you’re going to use the images yet, but you create more than you need, just in […]