Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ellen Hutson LLC 11th Anniversary Celebration Hop - Day 1!

Hello friends!!

If this is your first time here, welcome!!  I’m honored and humbled to be joining some of my stamping and crafting idols today, and for the next several days, in celebration of the 11th year of Ellen Hutson, LLC!  I’m lucky enough to call Ellen my friend, and I adore her to the moon and back!  This woman gives so much to our creative community, and is so thoughtful, kind and generous to many!  She strives to bring us crafters the best products that help make us who we are as crafters, and she even has been intimately involved in developing some of the most innovative products that rock our crafty world!  It’s with absolute pleasure that I’m sharing “My Favorite Essentials By Ellen Set.” But I should mention, that asking me to do that is like asking me to pick a favorite child.  Luckily, Ellen’s products can’t go on Jerry Springer and talk about what a bad mom I am!  LOL  So choose, I must!!


I have absolutely fallen head-over-heels in LOVE with the Bear Hugs Die Set!  I feel like that adorable bear stuffie die set is super versatile and has a face only a mother could love!  LOL I just love die cutting him out of felt and coordinating his “theme” around the fun things that he can hold!  So, today, I paired him with several other Essentials By Ellen products for a super fun coffee-themed holiday gift card project!  I added a pocket on his “bum” for a Starbucks gift card, and created a coordinating card using the bear from the All Inside Set and the scarf from the Bear Ware 2 Set.  The sentiment is from the Merry & Bright Set!  Here’s a closer look at the bear stuffie and the card!


The coffee cups were made using the Oh Frappe Set!  And wanna know a secret?  The little cup that the small bear is holding is the same image as the cup that the big bear is holding!  But I stamped it onto some White Polyshrink (a/k/a Shrinky Dink) with Jet Black Staz-On, and then heated it up with my Embossing Gun to shrink it up!  I colored the bottom of the cup with a red Copic Marker and just about shrieked with glee when I saw how cute it turned out!!  Here's a picture of his "backside" with the cutest cup shaped Starbucks Gift Card!!

Aaaacckkk!  I want to make a million of them!  LOL  Anywho, I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below!

The next stop on the hop is the brilliantly talented Brandi Kincaid!!  No doubt she has something amazing to share with you!  And if you get lost along the way, I've listed all of today's hoppers below.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  The time you spend here with me is truly the highlight of my day!  Before I go, though, I want to congratulate Ellen on 11 outstanding and successful years in business, and wish her many more to come!  Enjoy the rest of the hop, and have a great day!