Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop!

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Hello all! A big hearty welcome to the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! If you have been taking part in the hop, you should have arrived from the blog of sweet Sandy Allnock. If you are just stumbling onto this post, welcome!
I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!
And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!
Alright, so let me show you what I’ve got!
First up is this snazzy number, using the new Autumn Acorns dies with the Autumn Acorns stamp set.
Happy Thanksgiving card by Teri
I kinda went crazy making the leaves. I die-cut the leaves from watercolor paper, applied watercolors to them and let them dry slightly. Then spritzed them with water to give them a molted look. I let them finish drying and then stamped on top.
If you look on the card closely, you’ll see I also stamped the leaf a couple times and embossed it onto my background.
Happy Thanksgiving card by Teri
The dots are actually some dots stamps that are included with the Autumn Acorns stamp set. I just thought they just made a nice accent for the card so I stamped them a couple times. 😉
I created so many leaves as I made that first card that I made a bonus project to share with you today. I made this little wreath to share with you. I think it would be fun to decorate a kid’s room with or even use as a place setting decoration on a Thanksgiving table.
Happy Thanksgiving Wreath by Teri
To keep the leaves on the wreath (and from falling off), I used hot glue. 😉
And here’s one more card to share with you today.
Santa's Flight card by Teri
I created this little scene with the new Santa’s Flight stamp set + the new Tis the Season dies (and coordinating Tis the Season stamp set).
I always get really excited when you can mix different products together.  When I saw the Santa in the Santa’s Flight, I thought how perfect it would be to create a little scene with.
Alright! So that’s what I have for you!
The next stop on the hop is the blog of the wonderfully kind, Laurel Beard! Take it away, Laurel!
And if you get lost during the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers taking part in today’s fun!
Happy blog hopping! And thank you so much for stopping by today!

310 thoughts on “Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop!

  1. Teri, I LOVE your little Santa and his sleigh scene with the glittery snow and the red car and tree onto. I so appreciate your talent and skills!

  2. I love your watercolored leaves and may have to try that myself. Wonderful! These Essentials are really fabulous–and need I say, essential? So many wonderful designs! kReN

  3. Autumn is my favorite season, so the leaves you created really appeal to me. The card and wreath are adorable! I love the embossing as a background. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Cool, I can just see the embossed leaves on the background of your first card. That is a great idea how to coordinate background and foreground. Adorable scene for the second card. Just too cute.

  5. The Thanksgiving projects are very cute! But, I must say the Christmas card if my fav, it brings back wonderful memories of cutting down the tree and lashing it to the roof of the family station wagon.

  6. I’m going to have some watercolored paper left from my Halloween cards. You’ve just given me the idea of die cutting leaves from it. Thanks!

  7. Enjoyed seeing your fall card…now I know what to do with my leaf dies! Thanks for the gentle reminder that we need to “get on” our Christmas cards.

  8. Okay! I’m putting the dies for the Autumn Acorns stamp set into my cart for sure now! Beautiful, Teri! And, of course, who can resist that Santa card! TFS!

  9. I love Thanksgiving!! I think we rush right to it to get to Christmas! That CAS card is perfect for Thanksgiving. I am so glad she came out with the dies for this set.. so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing

  10. Love your cards, as usual!!! And my first thought on seeing that little wreath was howperfectly you could used that idea for napkin rings!

  11. I’m always in need of finding cards that are cute, look like a lot of love went into them, but that wouldn’t take me all day to make one. I love this. Thank you for the inspiration and I love those new stamps from Ellen!

  12. i love foliage stamps… leaves are so gorgeous and are too often hid under the floral image…i love florals but this gives an excellent chance to appreciate the leaf.. great cards:) thanks…

  13. You are so stinkin’ clever, Teri!! Love that you used your extra leaves on your sweet Thanksgiving card for that adorable wreath (I want one!! 😉 ). And your Christmas card with Santa’s sled is too perfect for words. Love them both so very much!! ♥

  14. Love that clean and simple Thanksgiving card and I literally gasped when I saw the cute wreath using that same set. I think they would make the cutest place settings! Love that little car with the tree on top. So dang cute.

  15. Teri, I love your cards (the first one is my fav), but that wreath is so awesome! This is the first time I’ve seen your work so I look forward to seeing what you create next! TFS

  16. Great cards! Love the snow under the car and that whole little scene. The fall color leaves are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Love the use of your leaves. The water colour wash always leaves such a great effect. The scene card looks fabulous too. Love that santa is flying above the car. Thanks or being so inspiring. Hugs Jo

  18. The scene card is so cute with the tree on the car racing Santa and his reindeer home! The leaves are wonderful autum colors, and the dies make cutting so convenient!

  19. Love the Fall theme card….. I have many birthday cards to make this time of year, so I like seeing leaf stamps & dies being used in different ways. Your Santa card is darling – the tree on the car is always great fun!

  20. The wreath is so cute!! The leaves are beautiful!! Awesome card too with those Christmasy images of Santas sleigh and the car with tree!! Love it!!

  21. Loved the watercolor leaves. The embossed leaves were very subtle, but I liked the effect. I think the Santa’s flight stamp is SO adorable.

  22. Thanks for giving us 2 lovely cards. Love the scene you created for the second card. .The car with the tree is one of my favorites.

  23. I love all the colors you used on the leaves. Last weekend I picked out some of the pretty colored leaves that fell in our yard and laminated them. I’m going to use them on cards since I don’t have a die cutting machine. They came out so cool! I love your Christmas card too. You did a great job on both of them.

  24. Two beaut cards, Tez! The wreath is a real goer, we don’t have a real Autumn season and Christmas is in summer. However, I have enjoyed both your projects…the wreath would look great with deep green leaves and bright little coloured flowers. Cheers!

  25. Eager to try your watercoloring technique on leaves as your results are awesome. Also make a cute wreath. Your Christmas scene card is adorable, Teri! bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

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