Sunday, July 15, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Ellen Hutson: Essentials by Ellen + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! Kalyn and I are back with our video series, Two Many Cards. If you missed our first six videos in this series, check out the original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 

Today, we're featuring three products from Ellen Hutson's Essentials by Ellen line! We're featuring the Totally Random Sayings Vol. 2 and Plaid Maker stamp sets, as well as the Block Words dies.  Complete supply links are at the bottom of this post. 

This is a photo-heavy post so I'll get right to it. I wanted to share different ways to feature the same three products but keep my card designs clean and simple. Bold, graphic stamp sets make it easy to do just that.

I created a shaker out of the HELLO die from Block Words in the first card and I used the kissing technique to 'kiss' the plaid print on to the FRIEND word before stamping it on to the front panel. I also used the long lines from Plaid Maker to stamp a pattern on the card base in the background of the shaker. I used Studio Katia's Crystal Stars sequins for the shaker and star dies from Home & Hearth to create the silver glitter star embellishments.

You can find all the links to the inks by Catherine Pooler down below. I mixed and matched Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Green Tea and Royal Treatment on all three cards.

My second card features what I call a holographic window effect. I created it by die cutting the FRIEND and BEST words, then offset stamping on both the front panel and the card base. The front panel was solid stamped and the card base was stamped with plaid using the kissing technique.

I didn't have enamel dots to coordinate with the Tiki Torch and Fiesta Blue inks so I used Copic markers Y38 Honey and B05 Process Blue, respectively, to colour white enamel dots.

For my third card, I used both the positive and negative parts of the HAPPY and FRIEND Block Words. I stamped the letters using the large striped squares from Plaid Maker in both directions to create a contrast and added visual interest. I lifted the tops and bottoms of the letters to create a scrappy and artistic look.

I also used Copic marker V17 Amethyst to colour a white enamel dot to coordinate with the Royal Treatment ink colour.

We’re giving away one $25 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store, with one lucky winner chosen randomly from Kalyn’s video or Emily’s video. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on July 21st, 2018. The winner will be announced on both our blogs and YouTube channels on July 23, 2018. Be sure to check back then.

Please head over to Kalyn’s blog and YouTube channel to see her take on these Essentials by Ellen products! Thanks so much for watching!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

{Two Many Cards Video Series} Waffle Flower Winner!

Hey there! Thanks so much for tuning into my latest video for Two Many Cards along with Kalyn Kepner. We enjoyed showcasing Waffle Flower's Always stamp set and coordinating dies for you all and loved reading every single one of your comments on our blogs and YouTube channels. In case you missed them, we would love it if you stopped by and joined in on the fun!

We used to choose the winner of the $25 Gift Card to Waffle Flower and that lucky lady is LadybugLair! The first box shows that the comment came from Emily's YouTube video and the second shows the comment that won. Congratulations, LadybugLair! Please check your inbox for an email from us to be set up with your prize.

Thanks so much for joining us. We will be back with the next installment in our video series on July 15th!