Essentials by Ellen Holiday Release 2015 Blog Hop


Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

This is my favorite time of year as far as stamping goes,  I always look forward to holiday releases the most!  The Essentials by Ellen holiday release does not disappoint, there's something for everyone.

Let's start with the adorable Got Candy? stamp set!


This is such a fun little set!  I especially love that little spider, he's so cute.  I stamped my card base with many of the images included in the set (scroll down, I'm giving this one away!).  Then I added a 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches piece of white card stock with foam tape.  I heat embossed the sentiment on black card stock and added it to the card.

I also have the pleasure of sharing a card using the Mistletoe & Holly Stamp Set and die.  


I love the classic, traditional look of this stamp set and how it's mixed with such fun fonts!  Here I heat embossed the poinsettia in gold on red card stock, then heat embossed the holly leaves and sentiment.  I added some scorelines to ground my design.  This card is perfect for mailing (even more so if you leave off the sequins but I just can't resist using them!)

That's it from me.  One more thing before you go, I also get to giveaway this new stamp set called Got Candy to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment along with your email adress to enter my giveaway!



There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend!

EDITED TO ADD THE WINNER OF GOT CANDY?...


CONGRATULATIONS CHARYL!  
Please contact customerservice@ellenhutson.com to let them know that you are the winner!

{Another winner will be chosen if customer service is not contacted in 48 hours.}


Happy hoppin’! Your next stop is: Kay Miller!

The CLASSroom
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Laurel Beard -
Heather Campbell
Darlene DeVries
Julie Ebersole 
Sharon Harnist
Angel Johns
Stephanie Klauck
Amy Kolling 
Emily Leiphart
Nichol Magouirk
Jennifer McGuire
Maureen Merritt - You are here!
Kay Miller
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Kimberly Wiener
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jan metcalf said...

You have a beautiful clean and aimple style to be admired!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE your clean and simple magic!!! FAB, so tickled to be in this line up of all star designers!

Susan Wheatley said...

I am so happy to be travelling along the blog hop and find you Mo! Plenty of eye candy on this card! Mwah!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love both of these. Love the white space!

Joy Moody said...

The ghosts are sooooo cute!

saraht said...

Love the Mistletoe and Holly set!

Karen H said...

These are all very nice & I love the new Essentials by Ellen Got Candy stamp set. So super cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards!

Kathy S said...

Oh that Halloween card is great. Love the use of white space.

Lisa K said...

Cute Halloween card! Your card is so nice it makes me think about sending a Halloween card. The poinsettia is wonderful.

asianmom07 said...

Fun Halloween Card :) I don't really use halloween stamps (well, I'm pretty new to this hobby) but it's a great idea to put something with the treats. Kids would love it!

Shirley A. said...

I just love your clean and simple style. It is so refreshing to see that less is more and totally beautiful! Thanks.

Jan Pufall said...

I especially love your Halloween card. So fun and clean looking. Thanks for the chance to win a stamps set.

Daria G. said...

Love the clean design of your cards, looks so fresh and stylish! amazing release!

Amy C. said...

Excited to see all the new releases! Very cute Halloween card!

cheryl l. said...

Love that Halloween card and the stamp set!

Kerry said...

Your poinsettia card is really beautiful! The gold on the red cardstock is so striking. The halloween card is cute too.

Shelly said...

These are FABULOUS! Love them!

Penny M. said...

This is such a fun card!

barbara macaskill said...

What a great release! I am especially fond of the Mistletoe and Holly set!! Thanks for sharing!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute Halloween card but I am sure you know that my favorite is the Christmas one! LOVE that! Think I need this set! :)

Jo Lindskog said...

Great set to use for Halloween cards for the Grandkids!

KariL said...

I just love your beautiful simple cards, just so elegant.

Mary W said...

Using all the stamps to make your own "paper" was very effective!

Scrapthat said...

so cute it's spooky! :D
Dolly

Charyl Hodges said...

Halloween cards are one my favorites to create.

SS said...

Hi Maureen! I love your techniques and your cards. You did an awesome card with the new GOT CANDY? stamp set. That stamp set is my favorite product in the new Essentials by Ellen release. Thanks for this giveaway. xoxo

terrie said...

Both cards turned out awesome.....
I just love the poinsettia which my favorite winter flower.
Well done and a great give away

Diane Jaquay said...

Two fabulous CAS cards here, LOVE!!

BFalcone said...

Love your simple but elegant cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Warren said...

very cute halloween stamps

Carol C said...

I always love clean and simple. Great cards for kids to try.

Valerie Bullock said...

Wonderful examples! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Barb said...

Love the CAS style of the Halloween card. Nice job!

Karen King said...

Fabulous CAS cards!

conil said...

LOVE you design style. So clean and modern. Both cards are so beautifully and deceptively simple

Sherry Bahlmans said...

Stunning work. Thanks for being part of the hop. And the giveaway too.

Nana Griffin said...

CAS are always hard cards for me to make but yours turned out lovely!

Sandy Robin said...

Love your clean and simple designs. Super fun.

Diane said...

From super cute and creative to beautiful and creative..lovely designs!! dianegreghov@att.net

Thordis said...

Love your cards! The Halloween card is so pretty, but so is the Christmas Card. Thanks for sharing :)

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Hey! So much fun :)

Nora N. said...

What pretty cards!! I love the CAS style that you used on each of them.

kartelene said...

beautiful and so simple love it thank you

cheryl l. said...

The Halloween card is my favorite!

NanW said...

Love your clean style.

the bean said...

Love your Be Merry card - I actually think I can make that !

Taunya Butler said...

Your cards are CAS and super fun and cool!! The second card is just CAS and sparkly and so lovely!! Do great to see these sets in use!! Wonderful!! Have a truly delightful day!!

jandbspiegel said...

I love your clean and simple cards - They are quick and clean to make, but don't look simple. Thanks for sharing

Ericka Strange said...

Love the Halloween stamp set and card. So cute!

Candice Lin said...

Elegant and clean...The cards are beautiful. Great holiday release from EH; can't believe the holidays are just around the corner again. Thank you for the inspiration.

Eileen said...

Sometimes simple is better and these cards are GREAT!

Corina said...

Both cards are nice; they both look clean and simple with a touch of elegance.

LesLee said...

LOVE these... they are GORGEOUS clean and simple cards... thanks for getting my MOJO flowing.. and the chance to win :) Gidgetgadgetgirl@yahoo.com

KimC said...

Love the clean and simple style of the poinsettia card - very classy. Thanks for sharing your creative talent and for the chance to win.

Maureen Hayes said...

Maureen,

I love the clean and simple elegance of both of your cards, they feel fresh and fun! I also happen to love your name. . . Lol

Maureen Hayes

Unknown said...

Such fun stamp designs and card ideas...love this new release!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nicki Wong said...

Such nice cards. My grandsons would love the Halloween one.

Susi Kelly said...

Amazing CAS cards, Maureen - love both of them!

Lorelle said...

Love your sweet Halloween card.

Vicki said...

I'm so glad to know that someone besides me has trouble leaving off the sequins! Beautiful Holiday card!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love your clean and simple approach.

Anita in France said...

Completely CASilicious, Maureen ... one cute and adorable, the second rich and elegant ... and both fabulous! Anita :)

Irene Grau said...

Great CAS cards. Easy for holiday card making. Thanks!

mtscrapgal said...

I like your C & S style cards. They are stunning. Thanks

Donna Dacy said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the simplicity of the holloween card. With all the cute images it could become cluttered but you did a great job keeping it simple. And the poinsettia card is clean and simple too but beautiful with the gold. TFS

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your CAS cards!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i don't send halloween cards but yours is so fabulous i might have to start ;-)

CRB Flynn said...

Love the simplicity of your cards

Dorothy C. said...

Love both cards - especially the Halloween card. This is such a great stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Two perfect CAS cards... just beautiful!

Candy B said...

That poinsettia card is SO sophisticated! LOVE this! Thanks for this fabulous inspiration. The stamps are fabulous. cbee at inbox dot com.

Nancy said...

Beautiful CAS designs!

Shirley said...

WOW!! both of your cards are beautiful. I really like the simplicity of your cards...really impressive. I love this realease...so many neat stamp/die sets to work with.

jamie vanskiver said...

Terrific cards! The bat and spider eyes are too cute! Terrific release!

nicoleqmullen said...

Adorable cards, loved how you used all the stamps on the first one!

N Patricia Castillo said...

LOVED your cards....love the elegance of them!

Judy Sander said...


This is a long hop but enjoying each and every designer's cards so much. Yours are so very cute.

Pattie J. said...

beautiful card. I think your be Merry card would be perfect to give to co-workers. well done.

Barbara said...

Both cards are very special. The Halloween card is so cute...love the design and the poinsettia card is so elegant.

Brenda D. said...

Love this candy set. First time I've ever been to your blog!

Frozenstamper said...

Great clean and simple designs!

Mary Diehm said...

Clean and simple yet grabs your attention. Great cards! Love your style!

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Beautiful!

CathyW said...

I like your Christmas card!

Judie said...

Love your clean style. So simply beautiful! judieattard (at) gmail.com

jcobb said...

I love the simplicity of the cards...great showcases for the stamps.

Sue R said...

As always beautiful C & S cards. I love your style. Thanks for sharing

Kathy M said...

I love the simplicity of your cards but they make such a statement.

cma21317 said...

simply elegant!

CeCe G. said...

Halloween cards are so cute! Love yours and the way you used the stamp set! Very creative!

Susie Sonnier said...

Awesome Release! Great cards!

Sabrina said...

What cute and darling cards!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love your CAS cards - the Halloween one is ADORABLE and the poinsettia one is STUNNING!

Betty Keefe said...

both wonderful cards, Maureen - love that halloween stamp set!

Sally Greiner said...

Love your crisp clean style!

Christine R. said...

Very nice cards and a great new release!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Just love your cards! The Halloween one is so freaking cute! Thanks for the chance to win this adorable stamp set too! #LoveHalloween :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Lovely CAS cards! I really enjoy seeing these new fall and winter stamps!

Whitney said...

This release has got me so excited for fall and winter. This set is adorable!

Basiljen said...

Clean and simple and fabulous. Love these!

golfergal said...

Simple yet pretty and effective.

Parker said...

Your Halloween card has so much white on it (rather than black) and I really like that. Great job.

Lady Fair said...

The upside down ghost made me smile, very silly and cute! Love your traditional Christmas card with the fun handwritten sentiment (so trendy right now, too).

Laceysocks said...

Your cards are very good example for this new release! Thank you!

Cynthia Clark said...

Love, love, love your Halloween card!

Cynthia Clark said...

Love, love, love your Halloween card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Maureen, I absolutely LOVE your cards. They are great! This release is FABULOUS, I cannot say enough about it to do it justice.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING your Cards!! SUPER FUN Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Week!! =)

Ginger Geilman said...

Love the Christmas card - very simple but elegant!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute cards!!

Cindy said...

Your cards are just lovely...what a great release!

Kimberly Bennett said...

Just adorable! love the new releases!

Martha Miller said...

CAS...this I appreciate, esp when making multiples. Great job.

Paula Bynum said...

Got Candy! I love it! TY

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Clean and simple. Love it.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards and this new release!!!

Brithzi said...

Great CAS cards and so beautiful.

Brandi R said...

Wonderfully CAS cards. Love them both ♥

CraftyPaws said...

Fantastic CAS cards! Love them!

Casey Ward said...

Love the "Clean and Simple" cards. Yours just happen to be awesome!!!!!!! Love you style Mo....

Wanda said...

These cards would be great to mass produce. Love what you did with the poinsettia.

Karen Louder said...

very cute card and it's hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner

Karen Louder said...

oh by the way i this the simplicity of the second card is very nice.

Catrinel wright said...

Lovely cards, the mistletoe and Holly set really stands out, the candy one is fun!

littlesavedgirl said...

So hoping I'm a winner of this beautiful blog hop! The designs are so versatile ☺️

Unknown said...

Love your clean & simple cards!
Nancy JR

Robin said...

Fantastic cards! Sweet and simple!

Kathy Wright said...

Clean and simple. Love it!!!

Geri Stuart said...

Great cards with terrific sets, thanks!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Love both of these! Thanks.

Brenda Hobdy said...

Love the new stamps and your work is magnificent!!

Stephanie said...

Elegant Christmas cards are just wonderful and your card is elegant.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Love, love, love this Halloween set! Your cards are fabulous!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous designs...I always love your cards! clean & crisp!

Sarah said...

Love the Mistletoe and Holly set!

Linda Hyden said...

Love this halloween card, quite a stand out!

Tracey Mazza said...

I sure did Got Candy today when I found this blog hop. Love it. Thx for gr8 ideas. I'm in for lots of trick and treats today. T xx

Kim Heggins said...

Love your sweet Halloween card...so cute.

Glorie said...

Love the elegant holiday card. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Schroeder said...

You have such a beautiful clean and simple style. I love that. Your so right about that cute Halloween set...such cute images. craftylady1952@gmail.com

MagsB said...

What lovely CAS designs, you really showcase these fab stamps so beautifully!

love Mags B x

Moosisk said...

I love your CAS style! Both cards are perfect examples of how to do clean and simple. Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win. :D
Janet
moosisk@hotmail.com

joy said...

Love your cards, Maureen! And, the new release is fabulous. Thank you for the chance to win.

Patricia said...

Love your Halloween stamp set! Clean and simple designs. Would love the chance to win it!

leaguep3393@comcast.net

Lisa Silver said...

That "Got Candy" set really makes me smile!

Natalie s said...

Wow! I really love your Christmas card. So simple but extremely effective. Great job.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Maureen! Thank you so much for a chance to win :)

Linda Rubarski said...

Simple but cute cards.

Donna said...

I love the clean and simple, very nicely done!

artjunkie said...

Beautiul minimal halloween card. shannonpratt66@gmail.com

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are simply amazing...gorgeous!

Jan said...

Nice job with those new stamps!

Mary W P said...

Oh my gosh! That is the CUTEST Halloween card! love it!!

Denise Terry said...

That Mistletoe and Holly card is just so beautiful! And the simplicity of the Got Candy card is inspiring!

Sandy said...

Cute cards! You are so right about that spider being cute.

scrappergirl56 said...

Cute, cute, cute Halloween card....love the Christmas one too...What a fun hop!

Jean McCurry said...

Fall is my favorite season and I'm always looking for great fall images. Really love these!

Barb said...

What cute cards. I love the Halloween one especially.

Teresa said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

The Candy stamp is my favorite.......adorable card.

Barbara said...

The Candy stamp is my favorite.......adorable card.

Linda Mc said...

What could be better than Halloween and Christmas together? Your cards are great.

Megan said...

In real life, I'd never say a bat or a spider was cute. But this card and stamp set are cute :)

Barbara Tuley said...

I love your cards, my favorite is the Got Candy card, very simplistic giving a big impact!!

Nita K. said...

What cute cards! I love your style!

Bette said...

Pretty cards, would love to win some stamps!

kiram said...

Cute candy card.

cindybearj said...

That is the cutest Halloween card ever! I love that stamp set!

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

This Halloween set is really cute. It could make a great look on a fabric "trick or treat" bag too! Love it.

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I found the simplicity of these cards to be very appealing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann Kulseth said...

Great cards - and a fabulous blog hop full of inspriation for the new release.

Mona Porter said...

Your cards are simple and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deborah Montgomery said...

I just love your cards Mo....the first one is just clean and simple yet whimsical....and the second is very elegant and classy!! LOVE <3

Kathy E. said...

I'd love to use these stamps to make my own Halloween cards! They are unique and so cool!

GranChris said...

How fun. Great cards.

GranChris said...

How fun. Great cards.

Beejay said...

Love these cards!!! Great designs! Thanks for sharing - these are very inspirational!

Sharbogast said...

Both of these are so nice! Thanks so much for sharing.

Elizabeth Gutierrez said...

These are fun and fast to make, perfect for when there is a large family to give to :).

Leticia Castro said...

Thank you, Got Candy is so cool for Halloween, your card is beautiful. Feeling inspired.

the Blackbird said...

I absolutely love your card!!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

M.Louisa said...

This stamp set is so cute! I'm new in card making and your cards make me feel inspired. Thanks :)

Marie said...

Love how you used the stamped images as your focal point! Beauty in simplicity.

Leslie Brown said...

I just love that little ghost image, nice clean fun card with it!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - your cards are BOO-tiful and BEAUTIFUL - LOVE the ELEGANT designs!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

sharrilou said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Katrina Brown said...

Such a classic look! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Maureen, I love the cute Halloween card and the awesome traditional Christmas card with red and gold. Just love it!
Maryellen.lounsbery@gmail.com

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

lovely card!!
Nina-Marie :)
ninamariedesign@gmail.com

Samantha Coleman said...

I usually only send Halloween card's to my grandsons but I think I would have to send them to other people as these stamps are just so darn cute.

Samantha Coleman said...

Samanthacoleman8@gmail.com

Gretchen Wilson said...

Very nice cards, the halloween card is cute!

JanetB said...

I love how you used the Halloween stamps, great colors. The poinsettia is beautiful and classic.

Kathy Davis said...

What a fun set. Thanks, Kathy
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Jeanne said...

Oh I love the classic beauty of the poinsettia card!

SusieQ said...

That Halloween card has me ready to get my candy out!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I love that little spider, too!! This is an awesome card!

deshacrafts said...

Beautifully simple cards!

LauraJane:) said...

Simply Splendid cards!

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