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 […]

Delivering Holiday Cheer Handmade Card

Essentials by Ellen Delivering Holiday Cheer Handmade Card

Earlier this month a brand new release hit the Ellen Hutson shop, and as I mentioned in my Release Review post, this one was FULL of goodies for every type of cardmaker – stamp sets with coordinating dies, hot foil plates, gift packaging, and even a stitching die for making ornaments for your tree. This […]

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 […]

How to Make Modern Layered Holiday Gift Tags

How to Make Modern Layered Holiday Gift Tags

The holidays are right around the corner, and with that comes gift giving. I’m not sure about you, but I get a LOT of joy out of the process of preparing gifts of all kinds, from handmade ones to the kind that are carefully thought out and shopped for. While ideas always seem to be […]

Handmade Fall-Themed Birthday Card

Handmade Fall-Themed Birthday Card featuring Ellen Hutson Fallish Stamp and Die Set

To say that it’s feeling like fall here in Los Angeles might be a bit of a stretch in comparison to other parts of the country, but the projects coming out of my craft room are giving all sorts of fall vibes right now. In last month’s Essentials by Ellen release, the Fallish Stamp and […]

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, […]

Essentials by Ellen Release Preview: Hey Boo Ghost Hugger Card

Essentials by Ellen Handmade Halloween: Hey Boo Ghost Hugger Card

Hi friends! There’s a new release coming to the Ellen Hutson shop this Friday, and I wanted to pop in to let you know that I’ve got a new video up today on the Ellen Hutson blog. I’ve never been the biggest Halloween person but my mind is quickly changing, thanks to this release. It’s […]