Die Cutting Ellen Hutson Giveaways Techniques Videos Water Coloring

Do you succ? Video, Giveaways and more!

Do you succ? I’ve got a great video to share with you today using the brand new Mondo Succulents stamp set and some other new goodies from the latest Ellen Hutson Release! I am part of a super fun blog hop complete with prizes! You should have arrived from Kelly’s blog!

I have a video that walks you thru the entire shebang from beginning to end creating two very different cards using the same stamp set. Welcome to the world Mondo Succulent Stamp Set……


Now let’s take a close up look at the cards. The first one stamp the succulent as it is intended. I love it because it looks like I masked areas of the stamp to create this succulent in a pot, but nope! It’s one stamp.

To jazz up the card further, I took the brand new Essential Squares die (NO CUTTING A PART THE DIES REQUIRED – YES YES YES), laid the right onto my watercolored piece and cut… The center square I popped up with some foam dimension. Cool, eeh????

The second card features the exact same stamp, just carefully colored with watercolor markers in small areas to create a totally different look. I didn’t want to take the time to paper mask (because I’m lazy) so doing it this way was perfect. Check out the video to find out how you can do this too!

And the sentiment? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! The Succulent Sentiments stamp set has so many funny sentiments it was hard to choose!


We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole March Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, March 12th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.


Next on the hop is Emily Midgett!


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  1. Tammy Hanson says:

    Wow. I love the cards but especially the second one. Lovely!!

  2. Ruth Anne says:

    Beautiful Laurel

  3. Love the Mondo Succulent!

  4. When I tap on the video, a message pops up that says, “ null. If the owner of this video has granted you access, please sign in.) Hope it can be fixed, love your videos! (Love the cards, especially the last haha.)

  5. mdmouse1 says:

    Absolutely love your creations!!

  6. Diane B says:

    Love the succ’y cards!

  7. I love the card you made with the messy stamping. It looks very intentional and I love the colors you used too. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Your designs are beautiful. I really like your color combinations.

  9. joy meadows says:

    Hot mess? Yes, but in a very good way!! Love your cards, Laurel.

  10. Rae Clary says:

    First off, I LOVE how you stage your cards! Add in a tutorial video, and we are happy campers. Thank you for your creative inspiration! I loved all of it! 🙂

    1. Valerie Breingan says:

      The dies just look fantastic on the succs Laurel.Well done girrrl.

  11. Tonna Zablah says:

    That stamp set just calls to m . Looks like hours of coloring fun.

  12. Èly says:

    I love the succulent and this Word.
    Tnks for the chance. Èly

  13. Kristi H. says:

    Beautiful work! I love the loose watercolor look and have recently been playing with markers myself. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Lieve St says:

    Two beautiful cards; with the “messy one” being my favourite. It’s just great !
    Thank you for the fun, but clear video-tutorial.

  15. sentsue says:

    Love the Mondo Succulent!

  16. Barbara Feldmann says:

    Love the piecing together with the square dies…thanks

  17. Cyndi Morris says:

    Your cards are amazing. I love the Mondo Succulents set.

  18. Verda says:

    Beautiful watercoloring and very pretty card!

  19. Patricia Coleman says:

    Beautiful designs!!

  20. Carla Hundley says:

    Beautiful cards.
    Love the die on
    the first card.
    Carla from Utah

  21. Elisa M Gray says:

    So, so cute. I love the humor!!

  22. I love your quirky cards! They have such a beautiful look to them with their rich jewel tones! The colors look so amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson

  23. Thanks for sharing these fun techniques with the new release!

  24. Karen Hale says:

    Fabulous! Love your watercolor creations and the die cutting technique.

  25. Sandy says:

    Cute cards. Reminds me of hot summer!

  26. Stunning Succulents and I LOVE your creativity!

  27. Lovely succulent cards! I especially love the multiple frames card!

  28. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I do suc….I have a lot of succulents since I live in CA. So many varieties…

  29. I succ!
    Pretty cards!

  30. Such pretty cards! Love the ethereal quality of the second card! Your question of the day was great–I find if I try to be too structured or overthink a card, it just doesn’t flow. I usually have a podcast, music or tv on in the background as well! Thank you, Laurel, for sharing your beautiful cards! 🙂

  31. Glenda H says:

    Beautiful cards!!!

  32. Rhonda says:

    Fun ways to use the stamps

  33. Gorgeous! Fabulous showcasing of this amazing set!

  34. Kendra Sands Morgan says:

    I want to succ!! Lol! Beautiful cards! I need this stamp set!

  35. Janea says:

    Loving the look on the 2nd card. Will have to try it,

  36. Judith M Cook says:

    Both cards are awesome, I love the card and sentiment on the succ’y one .. also the second card is awesome love the die cutting .

  37. Scraporcraft says:

    I like the video. It had great explanations for the process. I like the look of the cut frames.

  38. Jenni King says:

    Super cute succulents card!!

  39. mjmarmo says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  40. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love your style of card making- your cards are gorgeous! Love the look of your cut lines on your succulent card- great idea!

    1. Love this inspiration! My mondo succulent stamp should arrive tomorrow, and I will get my recommended daily craft allowance😂

  41. Great sentiments! Haha love this

  42. dmoran01 says:

    Love your cards! A great tip to use the square dies- is unique & looks great!

  43. Pennie Stone says:

    Looks like art in a museum! Gorgeous!

  44. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    These are both awesome!!

  45. Julie Wexler says:

    Laurel- both pieces are beautifully colored, and so reassuring to see a messy start that turns into gorgeousness! I lover seeing start to finish how these came together – insight into your creative process is always inspirational.

  46. Nicole Nardi says:

    Love the idea to cut layers in your card & just glue them back in place.

  47. The succulents are my favorite in this release! Thanks for sharing!

  48. These are fantastic! Loving the succulents ♥

  49. Love the layering of the cactus.
    The snarky sentiment on the second is
    fun. thanks for sharing

  50. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Fantastic cards! The second one is my favorite!

  51. Rosemary D says:

    the mondo succulent set is so cool!

  52. Linda BL says:

    Like your cards, especially fond of the second card. Like the indistinct quality.

  53. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome card. Great succulents.

  54. dorothyayotte says:

    I love the square die set. Looks like that succulent is on a nice square dish! Wonderful stamp and coloring.

  55. Julie Williams says:

    Beautiful! I’m obsessed with succulents!

  56. Joyce Casaldi says:

    You succ wonderfully!

  57. Brenda Rohlfing Simpson says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel! I really like your choice of colors in the first one. I like the way you took the Essentials Square Dies and placed them directly on the watercolor. The results are stunning! And the best part was not having to cut apart the dies! You’ve inspired me to give that a try!

  58. Laurel, your videos are so appreciated by me! I love the look of this mondo succulent as you are right, it does look like you had to mask. What a treat to find out you don’t have to. I like the Essentials Square dies you used on the first card, especially popping it up in the centre. I also really like the look of the second card as it’s a bit loose & has lovely colours. Thanks!

  59. Jill S. says:

    I LOVE your cards, they are beautiful!! I also love succulents!! I love the watercolor markers, I may have to try those…they look like so much FUN!! It inspires me!! Thanks so much for your video!!

  60. Laurel – love your cards – they are all so pretty, & you really show the versatility of the stamp. I think I’m like you – I sort of ‘wing it’ when I craft. However, I am quite a slow crafter, so sometimes I lose interest before the project is completed! Maybe once I get started, I ‘fret’ too much…HA This is a fantastic release from Ellen Hutson!

  61. Jeanne Beam says:

    Fantastic cards! Love how you used the succulents…
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  62. Janet Durbin says:

    Sooo pretty!

  63. Heike Carlson says:

    Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing the video.

  64. Bri Kay says:

    I love succulents!

  65. Jenny N says:

    Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your process, I really enjoyed it.

  66. Susan T says:

    You don’t suc!! Thanks for the inspiration

  67. Deborah Cooper says:

    I like how you “randomly” put together your cards! They are great! Loved your answer a question section too!

  68. Sue D says:

    Great succulent card designs.

  69. Ha! I love the sentiment and water coloring!

  70. Brenda S. West says:

    Laurel, I love this card. And I love your presentations. Thanks for sharing.

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