Christmas In July from Scrapbook.com!

Happy Weekend to everyone! Hope you are enjoying some time to relax and maybe make something this weekend? I have been busy celebrating Christmas in July with some fun goodies from Scrapbook.com! I am always happy to have things done and ready and ahead of time and Holiday cards ready to go in July–the best! There is a BIG Christmas In July sale HERE! Be sure to hop over there ASAP so you don’t miss it!

I worked with lots of fun products and new to me products from Scrapbook.com and I’m here today to share the scoop. Let’s get to some cards, shall we? For these first two cards, I used the Slimline Christmas Foliage and Merry Sentiments. I also had fun using the Pops of Color to create the dimensional dots.

This Slimline Christmas Foliage stamp is FULL Slimline Size, but I thought it would be fun to stretch it, literally, and instead get two 4 bar cards out of it. πŸ™‚

First, I stamped the using different ink colors and after I used the Pops of Color, letting them dry before moving forward.

I stamped the Merry Sentiments and added them to another backer piece before stitching them together.

These were fun to make!

Next up, I wanted to use the Fa La La in the Slimline Christmas Foliage stamp set and I thought a little rainbow action for the holidays would be fun.

I inked these up using different colors to create an ombre rainbow look.

I also used the Mint Tape here. This tape is intended as a tool for project making, as it is a low tack tape that won’t stick when you don’t want it to. However, I ❀ the color, so I used it on this card! Shhhhhh don’t tell anyone. πŸ™‚

I finished them both off with a little scoring and stitching. These are perfect for mailing because they are flat and easy to create in multiples.

Last up, I thought it would be cool to make a Christmas card that we all know is only for this season–dating it with the current year! So easy to do. This would be even better if you added a cutie pic of your kid(s) or family.

For this card, I used the Snowflakes Stencil andΒ Classic Type: Numbers and Characters. I die cut these from the Christmas Smooth Cardstock Paper and layered them on with foam tape.

To ink on the Snowflakes Stencil, I used the Ink Blending Tool with Domed Foam. This is my new favorite little tool–love the dome shape! I added some white dots with a white gel pen for extra fun before stitching it all together to finish it off. πŸ™‚

Oh and the Merry Christmas is from the Merry Sentiments. I got a lot of use out of this small set!

I love having a stack of cards ready to go! Hopefully you are inspired to get your holiday cards started too and take advantage of the great sale at Scrapbook.com NOW!

Here are direct links to items I used to create these cards–check them out at Scrapbook.com:

Thanks to Scrapbook.com for having me along to celebrate this “Holiday Season”. πŸ˜‰ Such fun!

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Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

 

Summer of Stamping from Ellen Hutson

I’m popping in today to share another card using the new Summer of Stamping set It’s a Jungle Β  from Ellen Hutson. I always enjoy the EH Summer of Stamping, and this year is no exception. You can find all the New Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping Release HERE.

My card here today uses the new It’s a Jungle and It’s a Jungle dies to create this card. I really wanted to use the sentiment in the set that says “The Tribe Has Spoken”, so I’m going to need to do that one soon too. πŸ™‚

For this card, I masked off this area and blended on Distress Oxide inks. I love how smooth those backgrounds always turn out! I stamped and colored a bunch of the different elements in this set and then just tinkered around layouts using different ones. The perk of this is that I still have pieces to use that are already colored. πŸ™‚

Tropic it like it’s hot–Too funny! I finished this card off with a few splatters of paint and some simple stitching and voila! This is a fun one to pop in the mail to a friend.

**If you missed my post earlier this week, be sure to click HERE and pop over to see THOSE cards. Lots more to see there too! πŸ™‚

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for the Summer of Stamping HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used this week–all with direct links below to find with ease:

Be sure to also check out the Ellen Hutson blog this week, as I am sure they are sharing lots more goodness there!

Thanks again for stopping by! It’s been great fun to share this release with you and another πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›Β  shout out to Team Ellen Hutson for having me along– Thank you!! ❀

Enjoy the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Summer of Stamping: Ellen Hutson New Release!

Exciting day today over at Ellen Hutson–It’s a new week in the Summer of Stamping! Just fun summery goodness available now! And I made a few cards to kick things off.Β  You can find all the new (and goodies released last week!) in the New Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping Release HERE.

Let’s get to some projects, shall we?! First, let’s start with this fun little number made with the new Aloha set (and Aloha dies) and the new Tilt ‘N Rock dieΒ interactive die set, all of course by the talented Julie Ebersole. Julie strikes again! πŸ™‚

I toyed around with using all the of the fun little scenic pieces in this set and then ended up with this simple design to keep the focus on her little sashaying moves! ha! πŸ™‚ Here’s a little video of her shaking her grass skirt on my Instagram post: jilldhawkins .

I created the background using different Distress Oxide inks after masking off a rectangle to work within using Post It notes.

Here’s two little snap shots of how she looks in motion with the Tilt ‘N Rock die.

So fun and SUPER easy to make. You just need a penny along with the Tilt ‘N Rock die.Β πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the New Mondo Anthurium set (and Mondo Anthurium die) to create a few cards. I actually made five of them, but I figured you all are picking up what I’m putting down with seeing three of them. πŸ™‚

First I cut strips of brightly colored cardstock and pieced those all together. I was going to just mix up the order of the rows all different, but I decided to keep them all the same to ease our eyes when they are together. πŸ™‚

This first one, I stamped the Mondo AnthuriumΒ and white heat embossed with before die cutting it out. I added some stitching to the base panel and then lined up the Mondo AnthuriumΒ to match an adhered it with foam tape. I finished it all off with some clear bits from my stash and a simple Mahalo!

This one might be my favorite!

Next, I kept things a little more simple adding in the Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Postage Stamp dies to create panels.

I added some embossed lines to the card base and some stitching to the panels and done! πŸ™‚

Such fun and these cards make me feel like I am vacationing amongst the tropical leaves of Hawaii! If only. ❀

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for the Summer of Stamping HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with direct links below if you want to find for yourself:

Be sure to also check out the Ellen Hutson blog today–sure to be lots of fun there! And ALSO–today is the last day to get the fun freebie! Check this out! This little Trippin’ Set is soooo cute! I need it too! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Super fun thanks to Ellen Hutson and her awesome team for having me along to share some fun again this month–what a treat! Thank you!! ❀

Happy Summer! Enjoy the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Ellen Hutson Blog Today!

Hello–and Happy Wednesday! It is Wednesday, right? ha! Today, I’m over on the Ellen Hutson blog sharing a couple cards I made using the New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. You can find the link to the Ellen Hutson blog HERE.

I have the pleasure to share two cards over there using the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Zipper Dies by Julie Ebersole. Oh AND the new All About You set and All About You dies.

Here’s a little sneak peek! But be sure to see all the photos and details of making these on the EH Blog HERE. There are some fun surprises on the insides of these cards too. πŸ™‚

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with direct links below if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Another round of smiles to Ellen Hutson and her delightful team for having me along to share some fun this month–Thank you!! ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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New Release from Ellen Hutson (Prizes on Instagram!)!

Today, there is a fun and fantastic NEW RELEASE over at Ellen Hutson! I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive and work with these goodies πŸ™‚ You can find the whole New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Everything is available now–yay!!

There is a hop over on Instagram and there are PRIZES!!!  So head over HERE to comment and hop along to see all the sure-to-be amazing projects! (You are welcome to comment on my post here, (thank you!😊 ) but in order to be in the prize running, you must comment on Instagram.)

For this card I used the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Push Me Pull You dies by Julie Ebersole. That Julie is always coming up with all the things I want to create with! πŸ™‚

I have to laugh that in the end, it looks like my little car driver is driving on water maybe? I didn’t see that til uploading these pics. ha! I just liked the blue. πŸ™‚

And then you pull the tab and everyone moves!! In retrospect, my photos aren’t super to show this πŸ˜† I should have pulled the tabs further for the photos, but alas, you’ll just have to trust me they both go all the way across. πŸ™‚

The backgrounds are from the set called Wonky Backdrops. I use this set OFTEN, to say the least. πŸ™‚ I colored everything with Copic Markers.

I thought I’d post these with the links to the products for you all to reference, but you must comment and hop on Instagram to win! πŸ™‚

Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with links if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Big thanks to Ellen Hutson for having me along as a guest to celebrate this release–Such a treat! And I hope to see you over on IG HERE! πŸ™‚ I’ll be back again with to share more cards I made with this New Release–I can’t wait to share them too! ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Fall Bear Ware!

Today, I’m here to share a fun couple of cards using some Ellen Hutson cuteness! They are not new, by any means, but always fun!

First up, I used Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware 2 (and coordinating dies HERE) and of course, the original, All Inside with dies HERE! I also used Bear Ware 4 and Bare Ware 4Β dies HERE–I don’t know that I have before? How is that possible?

This little guy is always fun and makes up these sweet little cards to pop in the mail! ❀ Pies on a head? Why not? He’s fit to be pied. πŸ™‚

The backgrounds are from the set called Wonky Backdrops. This set is always a winner! πŸ™‚Β . The sweet little embellishments: Crystal Clear Droplets.

I hadn’t used this little All Inside guy lately, and well, I missed him! Plus, he clearly loves Fall too! πŸ™‚

Next up is the cute Halloween one! I couldn’t decide which little accouterments to use from Bear Ware 2, so I used most of them. πŸ™‚

Who doens’t love a purple little kitty cat? πŸ™‚Β  A Beary Happy Halloween!

I colored all these with a very loose watercolor on Bristol paper using the Karin Markers! The Karin Markers are so fab because they stay nice and boldly/brightly colored. πŸ™‚

Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with links if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Miss You!

Happy Weekend! Popping in super duper quick to share this fun card I made using the images from the Lawn Fawn/Ellen Hutson S’more the Merrier set that my friend Chari (Thank you, Chari! ❀ ) sent me to color for The Daily Marker 30 Day! We had a small gang of some coloring friends and we all stamped and swapped images to color throughout the month of July. I will have to post all the cards that came of the month on my blog sometime soon. It was so fun and a great way to stretch myself! πŸ™‚

Anyway…on with the card….

I blended on several different Distress Inks over the Taylored Expressions Circle Masking Stencil (HERE) and then added the images I fussy cut and colored with Copic Markers. I think it’s safe to say I never made a background like this and it was fun to make. Room to improve, but when isn’t there? πŸ™‚

Gah!! How cute are these little critters!? I used a much older sentiment set from Lawn Fawn for the speech bubble. You can find this cutie Lawn Fawn/Ellen Hutson S’more the Merrier set over at Ellen Hutson HERE. πŸ™‚

Thank you to my friends Alyssa, Caren, Chari, Jen, Latisha and Lori for a FUN month of virtual crafting—coloring together from afar! ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Hamsters. In Leotards. :)

Hola! Have you all been partaking in The Daily Marker 30 Day this month? I am on Day 11 now and I colored some of these yesterday for Day 10. So fun!!

I ordered this Waffle Flower set Gym Rat and Waffle Flower dies for Gym Rat during  Ellen Hutson’s sale last weekend and here I am using it already! whoooot! This set is retiring, so there’s no time to waste if you love it like I do! Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

The star on this is the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil: Stars and that one is HERE.

I thought this turned out so fun and sooooo 80’s! ❀

I put the hamsters I colored today on this next card:

This stencil background is the Mesh stencil from Simon Says Stamp HERE.

I colored all the hamsters with Copic Markers and I just ❀ them! I have been wanting this set for awhile because these little guys truly CRACK ME UP! Their sweatbands and all! Sooooo funny to me!

I hope you have gotten a kick out of these two cards like I did making them! You can find these stamps and dies at Ellen Hutson with the following links:

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Ellen Hutson FUN and SALE!

Happy Friday! Are you all ready to celebrate the 4th? I have some work to do this morning and then onward. Albeit much different from any year prior, it’s still a weekend! πŸ™‚

I wanted to share that there a great SALEΒ over at Ellen Hutson this weekend:

Perfect timing because I have this plethora of cards to share with you today. They are all in the theme of making a card set, and these two stamps sets from EH are my go to for this. There is something very satisfying about just stamping your little heart out for a couple hours and creating a stack of cards, is there?

The images are from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and I adore this set!! πŸ™‚ The little sentiments that accompany them are from the set Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole. And with a sale, you can get both! πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

I’m going to share a bunch of pics! Feel free to scroll fast if you haven’t seen enough. πŸ™‚

This coffee cup is everything! πŸ™‚

And the camera? ❀ oh snap! ❀ it!!!

I thought I would make a sweet apple card before making the funny ones! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is one of my faves in the set because it is OH SO TRUE! πŸ™‚

And of course, this sentiment IS my fave in the Everyday Punnies set. It makes me laugh every time I read it! πŸ™‚

Mint Chocolate Chip anyone?

And celery coffee cups? Yes please! πŸ™‚

I hope you have enjoyed these cards using the Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole as much as I enjoyed making them all and mailing them! πŸ™‚ That’s the thing: I already mailed most of them! Who am I? πŸ™‚

** Be sure to hit up the SALE over at Ellen Hutson now before your wishlist is snagged by someone else! 20% off is fun stuff! Be sure to use the code when you check out–you can hop over by clicking HERE >> Ellen Hutson.Β  πŸ™‚ I may have ordered already myself. Allegedly. πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

Here’s a previous post I shared a couple other cards using this set and another HERE. And one more post HERE. πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend–and Happy 4th, USA friends!! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Some EH Fun!

Happy Friday! I thought I’d just share a few cards I made recently, all in one post. I stamped this little apple from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole (and sentiment from Everyday Punnies) and colored it in many moons ago with some Zig Clean Color watercolor markers. I usually use these markers on Bristol Paper.

This sentiment completely cracks me up!

Very simple to create. Between the font and the simplicity, I ❀ it! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used Ellen Hutson’s Conductor of Light set that I recently acquired from a friend. It was like Christmas in March! πŸ™‚

Again, super simple, but effective. I wanted a couple of cards to mail over to school to say Thank You and to keep on keepin’ on! πŸ™‚

And then I made one in blue, because that is my son’s school’s color!Β  Turned out fun too!

I thinkΒ  this sentiment is perfectly fitting for these times.

So there you have it…some VERY quick and simple cards to get you going and pop some cards in the mail this coming week. (These cards are all 4 bar.) I find that the simple cards are often delightful and make it doable to get cards in the mail. ❀ I think I’ve about seven dozen during this odd, odd time. Hoping it brings some smiles.

Here’s all the Ellen Hutson products and links again:

Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole

Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole

Ellen Hutson’s Conductor of Light by Julie Ebersole

Zig Clean Color watercolor.

Bristol Paper

Have a good weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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