Tuesday, April 28, 2015

{Ellen Hutson} Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop


Hello, and welcome to the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’m incredibly excited and honoured to be part of today's hop. I've created two cards showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies available for purchase today!


My first card features the Mondo Magnolia and coordinating Mondo Magnolia Dies. I die cut the flower petals, then stamped the images using grey archival ink.


All of the die cut pieces were coloured using Gansai watercolour paints, gilding the edges with the gold colour.


I cut the centre out using the smallest of the three dies, revealing the bottom layer. The stem and leaves are from the Wild Garden Dies.


My second card features the Be-YOU-tiful Die, which I turned into a shaker by die cutting glittery gold stars using Home & Hearth Dies from the inaugural Essentials by Ellen release.


I used additional phrases from Amazing Women to create a custom sentiment. Then I framed the card with vellum flowers die cut from the Wild Garden Dies.


And, yay!!! I also get to give away the Mondo Magnolia stamp set to a lucky someone! Please leave a comment for your chance to win this gorgeous set!


The fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th! Winners will be announced May 8th.

--> Emily Leiphart <--

Below, you'll find the entire Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release, as well as complete supply links for both my cards. Thanks so much for hopping with us!


Sources for A Beautiful Day:


Sources for Be-YOU-tiful Friend:

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Lolo said...

These cards are great! I especially love how you turned the be-you-tifal into a shaker! Great idea!!

Jana said...

Beautiful projects. Looks like you had a great time with this release.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous colored and layered flower!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Emily! Gilded, glittered and GORGEOUS! So pretty!
=] Michele

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful designs!

Michelle said...

Two amazing designs..... fabulous color/detail!!

~amy~ said...

Oh my, LOVE what you've done. I always love your style!

Whimsey said...

Gorgeous; that big huge flower is beautiful!!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Really nice cards! Love the new Release.

Kren Kurts said...

Love all your layering. Those images and dies really are special. TFS! kren@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Jennifer Scull said...

my goodness, I absolutely love your floral card! it is gorgeous! :) what great projects you have made with the fun new items being released! :)

Laura Norris said...

WOW that Mondo flower really is mondo!! Great cards!

Kathy D said...

Emily, I love the two totally different cards you created!

Rachel said...

gorgeous cards as usual, emily! i love the shaker you created through the beyoutiful die! very pretty
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

pcm said...

gorgeous projects!

Brandi R said...

Oh my! Love that magnolia! And that shaker....oh dear, that shaker! So very delish!!! ♥

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Love your work. tfs

Kelly Booth said...

Gorgeous Emily LOVE your Creations!!

Penny Ward said...

OMG...that shaker card is so beautiful it needs to be framed! hugs, :)

Rene said...

2 lovely cards!

Valerie Serfozo said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the watercoloring!

Kate Kennedy said...

Really pretty cards!

Kathy Williams said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous projects, Emily! Love love love that shaker card! So awesome!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards. thanks for sharing

Nancy L. said...

Beautiful cards, as always!

Rhapsgirl said...

I love how you have layered the cards

Lindsay Weber said...

WOW! Stunning flower card!!

Maria Alder said...

Lovely cards, especially the big flower. It is lush :-)

Marlou McAlees said...

stunning cards Emily :) thanks for sharing ♥

craftjunkiesc said...

Love your "Beautiful Friend" card, just stunning. I hear that die calling my name.

Glorie said...

Love all the gold!

Nancy K said...

I love your gorgeous and unique card designs!Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy Robin said...

I have been in a stamping slump. I think your cards just brought me out. Thank you.

Betty Keefe said...

love how you did the center of the magnolia - very effective touch and beautiful!

Donna Dacy said...

Lovely cards. Your use of the dies with the images make for a lovely design. TFS your talent.

Susan Lang said...

Great cards, love the flower.

Lisa H. said...

What a great release! I really love the shaker card you made.

Daria G. said...

Both are Beautiful cards!!! but black and gold have my heart :))) thank you for sharing :)))

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Emily - you never disappoint and always inspire! Love them both, but that color-popping flower especially rocks.

Cathy Homan said...

Great cards! I love the shaker you created with the negative cut out. Thanks for sharing!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely! Your flower is so beautiful.

Bev Hill said...

WOW, two beautiful cards. I especially love your beautiful magnolia card.

NanaM said...

I love the shaker card creation! Great job!

Kit said...

Both cards are lovely. The first is my favorite but I am liking the texture in the 2nd one more and more.

Karen D said...

love both cards but really love the shaker on the friend card - that would make anybody's day!

maria f. said...

I'd love to win that stamp set - it's so unique. I just love how you used the vellum flowers to "barely there" frame your shaker.

Margarita said...

Black and white card is my favorite! Gorgeous!

kari said...

I LOVE that mondo magnolia. Beautiful work!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!!!

Colleen said...

Wonderful flower card!

Jessica Pascarella said...

All beautiful, but that first floral card is amazing!!!

Kelly Massman said...

gorgeous work as always!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the WOW card with the big bold black sentiment. Striking.

Tammy Mohr said...

Hi Emily. Your cards are great. I love how elegant the last one truned out.

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous cards, Emily! It looks like you had a great time playing with your new goodies :)

Carolyn Picken said...

Great work, and creativity. Just beautiful

Elizabeth said...

Your cards are clever and beautiful!

Melissa F said...

Beautiful Mondo Magnolia card and the Be-YOU-tiful shaker is awesome! Both of these products are on my wish list, thanks for the generous giveaway and for sharing your incredible talent.

Janet said...

Such great cards!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Lady Fair said...

Beautiful cards! Love the mondo flower and your shaker card is awesome.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Very pretty cards! I really love how you used the die to cut the flower into layers on the first card!

Patty Beers said...

Love shaker cards and this one looks really fun.

Yuki said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

Tree Xxx said...

Very pretty!

Lura said...

Think I need to case your shaker card - it's delightful.

francesca said...

beautiful projects! :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

How pretty, love the gold edges!

Khatzke said...

I absolutely adore the shaker card!

jenway9 said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!

chiyo Smith said...

Love the watercolor magnolia & how you die cut/layered it all. So inspiring.

Lina Delgado said...

Gorgeous cards!

cma21317 said...

Just LOVE the shaker! excellent idea

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Emily. Love the bohemian feel to the first one, and the water coloring... the second is so elegant with the classic colors and the touch of vellum.

Ann Kulseth said...

great new release - thanks for sharing you talents!

Robyn said...

Wonderful job on the magnolia! Beautiful watercoloring.

Kathryn S said...

Wow! Love the beautiful , subtle look of the vellum flowers on the background of the second card- at first glance I thought you'd used the dies to emboss, but then I looked closer :) thanks for sharing some great inspiration with us!

Young said...

Your Mondo Magnolia is elegance. I love your cards. Thanks!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Love your shaker card - who wouldn´t want to receive such a great card!

Carol McCready said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. I;m loving that large Magnolia stamp.

Carol McGregor said...

Love the cards that you made using the mondo magnolia set. The shaker card is great. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Engineered Baker said...

beautiful cards!

Lynne said...

Lots of ideas here. Great shaker card and pretty flowers.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

love the shaker card, it's very stylish and the peony is so clever with the open heart so it doesn;t add too much bulk, i would never have thought of it, thank you for sharing

sharrilou said...

Gorgeous cards. Loving that big flower.

Ina Good said...

great cards especially the mando magnolia one!

Late Blooming said...

Yes, I am loving the die background on the Beutiful card. Just a Wow. thanks.

Amy McCue said...

Love that shaker card. You made such a nice sentiment by combining them!

cghundley said...

Love the way you made
the first card, with
the flower center cut
out to shown the layers!
Both cards are so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Anouk said...

this is a beautiful release, your BeYoutiful card is great

Teresa Doyle said...

Emily, I follow your work for a reason and I am NOT disappointed HERE! I love your flower card and the shaker is so sweet. That "Beautiful" die is absolutely amazing!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous, Emily! Love!

Midori Pulelehua said...

Both cards are beautiful but that shaker card is inspiring me to bring out my sequins!! LOL

Diane Jaquay said...

These are SO pretty!! The magnolia just blowers me away!

Kathy H said...

Great cards Emily!

Scrapthat said...

So very pretty Emily! TFS
I'm already hooked on all the lovely blooms!
Dolly

Jamie said...

Great cards Emily!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love these new products!

Sarah said...

Lovely CAS card!

Christine Kiehl said...

Lovey cards! Classy! Love the golden edged petals, nicely done!

Meghan said...

That magnolia flower stamps is just gorgeous! Love the shaker card, too!

Debbie Pereira said...

the watercolor flower is stunning!

sunnee63 said...

luv how you used the gold to edge the magnolia. so pretty!

joy said...

What a fabulous card, Emily!! I totally adore this new release.

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Gorgeous projects! Love your designs!!!

mewTilman said...

Lovely, delightful, unique--love the watercolor flower especially!

Sue said...

Love the shaker card - it just pops! So clean and simple - great presentation!

Irene said...

What great layouts and cards! Love the vellum flowers!

Denise Terry said...

The tone-on-tone flowers on that second card are such a beautiful, subtle fit. Amazing!

SHartl said...

I am loving all the springtime flowers that are starting to bloom in my garden and in crafting! Just gorgeous!

Brithzi said...

Very beautiful cards.

Barbara said...

Love these cards and the clever use of the Be-you-tiful" die to make the shaker card.

Barbara said...

Loved your cards, especially the shaker card. Thanks for sharing.

Judith White said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your cards and this new release!!!

Crystal said...

I love what you've done with the mongo magnolia. Beautiful!

Laceysocks said...

BeaYOUtiful!

adele holcomb said...

Beautiful color on the first card, but I especially like the background flowers on the black and white card.

Cathy Montoya said...

Just beautiful cards. Thanks

stamper101 said...

beautiful cards!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous cards! I love those beautiful watercolored magnolias!

Christine R. said...

Such lovely projects! What a great release!

Rebecca Ednie said...

That magnolia is so gorgeous!

conil said...

Wow. Stellar work. Great use of these new products.

Megan said...

Love, love, love the mondo magnolia!! So stunning!

Teresa W. said...

So pretty! Two different styles but I love them both.

Sharbogast said...

The shaker card is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your creations.

Betty Sue said...

Love what you've done!!! Fabulous!

sandy said...

Very nice cards! Thanks!

Silvergirl said...

Oh that shaker is inspired! LOVELY!

Jessie said...

Love the Mondo Magnolia die and stamp set! Love your watercolor card!

Danielle Dietz said...

Wow the shaker card is great!

Janice Elder said...

Great shaker card

Patricia Barber said...

Lovely cards!!! Love that beautiful die!

sentsue said...

Love the shaker.

Kris Engler said...

I'm in love with the mondo magnolia and feel that I really need it. Going to save all these wonderful ideas!

Lindsey said...

That flower is huge and gorgeous! I am still amazed at what a lovely gold you get from your Gansai paints. And your shaker card is perfect in black and white with the gold accents.

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards.

jc said...

I love, love, love that Magnolia! Must.Get.

Natalie Godfrey said...

My favorite is the black and white. Real adorable.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the dimension you gave the first card and using the negative cuts to create a shaker card is a wonderful idea.

Harriet Skelly said...

Love both cards - especially the black and gold one!

Rosemary said...

lovely set of cards!

Carol H. said...

LOVE your water colored flowers! They are very pretty! What an awesome way to make a shaker card too!

Jeri said...

Lovely cards!

Simply AJ said...

Oh Wow... Your cards are amazing! What fantastic inspiration!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your flower card is just wonderful! Love the new release!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SO IN LOVE with the New Release and I CAN’T WAIT to get ahold of these!! =) SQUEAL!! LOVING your AWESOME Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I just ordered this magnolia and am so excited to play with it! Love what you did!

Jeannean said...

I really like how you showcased the mondo magnolia with the dies! But I love, love the black and white beYOUtiful friend shaker card!! Amazing!

Meg G said...

Wow, just wow!! I love the mondo stamp set!!

Laurie B. said...

beautiful cards, love the gold edged flower layers

D- said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Erica Tsang said...

Those cards are gorgeous, really like them!

SHartl said...

Love the beautiful flower card and that shaker card is so fun!

Shelley C said...

very pretty cards!

KimC said...

Emily, love the dimension of the magnolia card, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Roxy Timmons said...

Gorgeous I really like the inverted center of your flower

victoriasc said...

I absolutely love the watercoloring technique on the flower! What a lovely set.

Liz Lumsden said...

Mondo gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

Amy Lou said...

I really love how you used that big flower die!

Amy A said...

Emily, these are stunning! Loving the shaker card! :)

Debbie Lou said...

Those golden gilded edges are so gorgeous,
and the shaker card is over the top!

Lynn said...

What a wonderful use of the gensai watercolors! I bought a set because of your previous cards. Vacationing kept me from commenting on your previous posts, but I did enjoy reading them.

Lucinde said...

Great cards! Love the bold be-you-tiful one :)

CeCe Carter said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially like the shaker card!

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards. This release looks awesome.

Monika Reeck said...

Both are Adorable Emily
But I love much the Flower card
Hope you and your family healthy
Miss you my friend..
big hugs from Munich
Monika

Geri said...

Both are beautiful, Emily!!!

Dana said...

Sweet cards!!! I love the big watercolor flower!!

Dee in N.H. said...

How clever to use the die cut piece to make a shaker card! I love it! And your watercolored flower is gorgeous!

Janet said...

AWESOMENESS!!!! Lovin' this new release!
~God bless~

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. I like the dimension and watercoloring on the first one.

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love the cut out in the flower! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Peggy Fitzmaurice said...

I enjoyed hopping into your world. Great cards

Nancy said...

Such fun projects. Thanks for sharing with us!

stampwithsandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new goodies!

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous cards...especially love the gold on the flower petals.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great cards...love the shaker!

Juddie Finison said...

Very pretty cards.

Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are absolutely amazing and so beautiful, love them!

Judie said...

Lovely cards! Love the 3-D flower!

Kathleen Warren said...

I really like the layering of the flower

Marty B said...

Great shading & dimension you created on the magnolia card. Very elegant shaker card & really like the flowers cut from vellum.

Jan said...

Love this release. You inspire me.

Rufred said...

Such a clever idea for the shaker card!

Jill said...

Great cards--love the shaker idea--thanks for sharing!!!!

Kari V. said...

I am amazed by your cards! The watercolored magnolia is gorgeous! And the beautiful die cut looks fabulous with those sentiments. LOVE!

Anna Tolbert said...

Very cute!

Craftin Caly said...

aww...these are so pretty. and definitely the first card i've seen done with a stem! way to be different! I love it!

patpw said...

Gorgeous cards. Love The design with Mondo Magnolia .

MyAuntKath said...

Your cards are beautiful. I especially like how you die cut the middle to show the stamping underneath.

karenb said...

I love the large magnolia!

Marcia said...

The pink magnolia is beautiful and the shaker card is so much fun!!

Bonnie said...

Be-you-tiful cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so pretty! The coloring on the first one and the gold, fantastic and I love the elegance and the contrast in the second.

Patty said...

Oooooh!! Both wonderful cards!! Love the large popped up flower on your first & the color scheme & style on yor shaker card!!

gardener said...

Beautiful beyoutiful card.

Mary W said...

I like how the stars and the shaker insides match!

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