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!

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Luckysmom said...

Love the simplicity of your cards.

Camille Dykas said...

clean and simple love it

Satori said...

Clean, simple and wonderful cards!

Carol McCready said...

Love your cards. I think they are simple and perfect.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Michelle Golz said...

Awesome cards!

Michele Henderson said...

Maureen, I love your fun Halloween card! Great colors and fun design!

BeverlyBL said...

Really nice job on your cards. I like that some was stamped and some raised on both cards. Cute pattern you made with the Halloween stamps.

Janet Zeppa said...

Awesome and beautiful cards!

Deb Kane said...

Super cards, really like the elegance of the christmas script also

Janet D. said...

Love your Halloween card is sweet and simple. Both cards are wonderful.

Susan Norvell said...

The Got Candy set is my absolute favorite and I would love to win.

Ellen S. said...

Adorable cards!

Beatrice Lawson said...

I love your poinsettia card -I mail most of mine and love seeing inspiration that will actually be suitable for mailing. Just gorgeous.

Jeri said...

Love the clean and simple look on your Halloween card. Your poinsettia card is really elegant and stunning.

Traci said...

Omg, I'm so casing these cards! 😊

Christine R. said...

Such cute cards! This is a great new release!

Marcia said...

Very nice cards!! So NOT ready for summer to be over but loving all the wonderful holiday cards!!

Amante del Papel said...

it's a lovely and beautiful card!!!
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Brandy Duncan said...

I'm new to your blog thanks to the hop and look forward to seeing more wonderful work in the future. I love your work. Thanks for inspiring me!

hthole said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Chevron said...

Very lovely cards! Stamps w/matching dies are so nice!!

Ruthie said...

Love your cards, simple and beautiful!! Hope to win!!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Cute Halloween card! Gorgeous Christmas card. Sure hope I win as I can't afford to buy all of them. Yummy reveal Ellen!

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a wonderful release of stamps and dies, my very favorite is the ELF, not that I won't buy others, but this touches my heart!

Michelle Adams said...

This is a great Halloween set!

PaulaBrett said...

Lovely cards

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi there Mama Mo! I can always count on you to bring a Clean And Simple card to the party and you did not disappoint with these two cards. The Poinsettia card is, quite simply, elegant with the gold embossing and a touch of gold sequins to add dimension.
The Got Candy? set is adorable, fun and happy and you kept it sweet and simple.
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards featuring these awesome new sets! Can't wait to get my hands on them! I love creating cards and ATCs for both Halloween and Christmas... my two fave cardmaking occasions!

snazzyjj said...

Love your cards. They look so simple yet so eye catching.

Danielle Dietz said...

The poinsettia card with gold embossing is gorgeous!

Sally Richardson said...

What lovely cards... i really like the mistletoe and holly card... simple but so effective!

Mamaz said...

Great cards! Love the ghosts and spiders!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love love love your Christmas card!!! That is such an elegant, CAS look. Neat idea to use the score lines to ground your design. I had to chuckle when you said you like the spider in the Got Candy stamp set. One of my favorite lines from the Stan Freburg version of "The Banana Boat Song" is when the character playing the bongo drum says, "I don't dig spiders." LOL Yes, that is an OLLLLD song--before my physical time, but still worth listening to! I agree with the drummer--I just don't dig spiders. But the one in that set is cute. Tfs! ~ Andrea (artandcatloverinjville @ gmail . com)

Irene said...

The Halloween card is so striking with all the white space! Great cards.

Birgit said...

Super, super cute cards!!

Carrie R. said...

I love both of your cards. The Christmas one is very classy and would be a great one to mass produce. rosscdmr@aol.com

loulou said...

Great CAS designs. The gold and red poinsettia is gorgeous.

stamping sue said...

Simply divine cards
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Pam A said...

Love how clean and simple your designs are on these cards. That really showcases the stamp / dies designs.

Barbara said...

I especially like the Holloween card....very cute!

bev said...

Love your cards! Love that stamp set.

Cathy Schlecker said...

Lovr the clean and simple look of your cards.

Helen Gullett said...

How cute is your card, Maureen!

Judy said...

Great cards. Love the simplicity of them and how they still pop. Thanks for sharing your ideas for using these stamps.

Laura Norris said...

OH - so hard to decide which one I like better!! The Halloween card is so cute and whimsical, and the Christmas card is gorgeous with the gold embossing!!

Team Clark said...

Great simple style on both of these beauties!

Janet Mack said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday to make cards for. I just love pumpkins.
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Debra said...

Love your choice of colors and designs.

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Melissa H. said...

your cards are so simple but gorgeous!

di said...

I really like your clean and simple designs. The cards are great.

Rita Wright said...

I always love seeing your beautiful cards. You do clean-and-simple so well! I know those are the hardest cards to do and you always rock them!

A.G. said...

My favorite set of the collection is the Mistletoe & Holly, but you made me fall in love with the Got Candy? too!! Your cards are so clean and pretty! Love the candy bottom on the Halloween one!

Patt H. said...

Got Candy is such a cute set. Love your adorable card! The pointsettia card is awesome!! Love the font on this sentiment.

MTPatB said...

I love the upside down ghost peeking out of the card--a very fun Halloween card. I also agree about the fun font of the Merry on the poinsettia card. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Janet Lech-Picado said...

Lovecthe halloween card!

Stacy Hobdy said...

Very elegant cards. Thank you for you for sharing.

BMG said...

Such a great stamp set' must have, I want to make that card. Making me nervous with the beautiful Christmas card though.thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Gutshall said...

I love your simple but elegant cards!

Anja said...

Beautiful cards, Maureen! Love your CAS style!

Janet Swofford said...

Your cards are wonderful! I am loving this release! So versatile!!!

Colleen C. said...

Great cards!

Happy Paper Ink said...

Love your cards! Simply beautiful.

Mary Holshouser said...

the cards are clean and simple and so pretty.
Love the halloween card. There is just enough stamping.
The Christmas card is wonderful too.
thanks for sharing
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Eileen M said...

The got candy card is adorable, and the poinsettia is gorgeous in that color combo! Awesome, awesome!

Marty B said...

The Halloween card is just too cute & the poinsettia card is so elegant!

Anca Banca said...

The poinsettia card looks so very elegant, i love it.

Sunshinesity said...

Pick me, pick me!! Such beauty.

Linda M said...

I love the simplicity of your cards. Absolutely beautiful!

C said...

CAS! :D

Dodie said...

Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive! That's what my Gramma used to say. And I have to say it here. That CAS card with the Got Candy set has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen. I would love love love to win it! Thanks, Maureen for the great inspiration.

Angie Linton said...

Love the simple beauty of both cards. Very nice!

Tracy Nicholas said...

I love all of your cards but your Got Candy card is adorable! I love your CAS style and am always inspired by your cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kelsey A said...

elegant cards!

Gwen said...

Love your CAS Christmas card!

Kathryn S said...

Love these clean and simple style cards - the poinsettia card is just so elegant, and the Halloween one is all kinds of cute. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

francesca said...

adorable cards!! :)

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these are pretty cool but I really love the card using Mistletoe and Holly!!! LOVE this set!! TFS!

Judith Neudecker said...

Great idea using the Got candy stamp set for a background. Love it!

Michelle Thierry said...

Simple yet stunning cards! I love them both :)

Mari Nyx said...

Love how you used the Got Candy stamp set. I love the CAS look. Very nice and wonderful to find someone new to follow. ~M~

Kathy Mc said...

Clean and simple ~ just my style, Maureen! Your Got Candy card is so cute and love the white embossed sentiment on black card stock. Your red & gold poinsettia is very striking! Thanks for the chance to win Got Candy!

Indy said...

Love the clean, crispness of both cards! Great layouts!

Patti P. said...

I adore your CAS style, I used to do layered designs for my holiday cards and they were so hard to mail. I now keep them CAS and love your style....a wonderful punch to the design but still easy to mail. Thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Love the clean, simple lines of both cards! Fabulous!

Liz O. said...

Fabulous CAS cards! Love them, TFS!

Debbie said...

Very cute cards

Jennifer L. said...

I really like your Halloween card! The Got Candy set is on my wish list.

Dan DePasquale said...

Love the simplicity of your cards. They really pop. Very effective. Thanks for sharing!

Rhapsgirl said...

Such a clean card

Marianne said...

Such gorgeous CAS cards!

Marilyn Falcone said...

I love your cards - so elegant!

Lindsay Weber said...

Love the Halloween card, simple but amazing!!

Donna B. said...

Love how creative both of these cards are!! That first one is the bomb dot com!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love the Mistletoe and Holly card. Beautifully done! :)

Holly Endress said...

I love the CAS look of these.. Your Halloween one is so cute!!! And the Poinsettia one is very elegant looking!

jeanietootoo said...

crisp and clean card ...simple yet elegant!

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