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Essentials by Ellen Late Summer Release Blog Hop with Full Reveal video and Giveaways


Hello!!!! It’s here!!! It’s HERE! It’s finally here!  Welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! You should have arrived by way of the fabulous TERI ANDERSON!  Today, I’ll be sharing three cards with you all showcasing a few of the new stamp sets and dies from the release! I made a ton more projects using other products from the release, but today I’ll only be focusing on three products! So be sure to stay tuned here on the blog to see more projects using the other products…   I also have a FULL REVEAL video to go along with this post that will showcase every stamp set and die set in the release so be sure to check that out as well! Let’s take a look at the three cards I’ve made today:


PINEAPPLES!!!!! ACK! They are so on trend right now and I didn’t own one thing pineapplish so this is absolutely perfection!!!! I made three very different, but yet still clean and simple, cards today using the Stay Golden stamp set and coordinating die.


I’ve got a very clean and simple card here! I stamped the pineapple and tuft (I had to actually google what the name of the top of the pineapple is called, lol) onto watercolored cardstock in Versamark and heat set it with Gold Embossing powder. Then I did some very simple watercoloring using my Gansai watercolors! I added the panel to the card base I stamped with the Thin Stripes background stamp.  The sentiment!!!! I stamped Mahalo from the Stay Golden stamp set and then die cut the Sunshine die from the Sunshine Block N Script die set multiple times and stacked them on top of each other and then adhered them down to my card! I think the pairing from the sentiment in the stamp set and the die cut go perfectly together! Added a bit of glitter over the top of the “sunshine” and voila! Look at all the sparkle and shine from the Gold embossing!


Next up, I stamped the Pineapples in different colors onto a card base and ink blended the edges a bit with some Tumbled Glass distress ink. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Essentials by Ellen Vellum and heat embossed it and adhered it over the top of the card base to give that soft overlay look.


I love that the Stay Golden stamp set also has little flowers! Great fillers for a background.


And my last card, and obviously the busiest, lol!!!! A watercolored pineapple card!!!! HAHAHA! That’s pretty much all I did. I stamped, watercolored and die cut a bunch of those adorable pineapples and mounted them to watercolored card panel with foam dimension (used the Gansai watercolors for all the watercoloring)… I had a lot of fun making this one!! 🙂


Before I go, I thought I would share with you a video that showcases all the stamps and dies from this release!!!!!! You can watch it right here or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE!

GIVEAWAY:  I will be giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!!! That’s right!!!   The winner may choose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson. To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post no later than Tuesday, August 23rd!  There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd.  ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Next up on the hop is JJ BOLTON!  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.  Happy hoppin’!

  • The three products I used from today’s release are:

stay golden_200 stay golden dies_200 sunshine word dies_200










THE COMPLETE LIST OF Essentials by Ellen Summer Release Products (Click on each picture to be taken directly to the product link to purchase or see more details):

And the links to the supplies I used in today’s cards!

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  1. Love these projects you created. So fun!!!!

  2. Bonnie Thrasher says:

    Those pineapples are so sweet. I live in Florida too, and some of these stamps are right up my alley. Very nice set of stamps and die cuts in this release.

  3. great release, thank for showing us, i think my favorite is the lovely sentiments, but it’s all fab. I don’t have any Essentials by Ellen but I like that they come in their pockets and with magnetic sheets, not only save you buying the things but also makes less waste as you keep the packaging! i think that’s genius 😉

  4. Helen Holmes says:

    Very cute pineapple cards, I especially like the colourful one with the vellum, but they are all lovely. Such a great release with some great products.

  5. I just jumped over here from your Youtube channel and wow-the cards you made with this new release are really fantastic!! Your watercoloring is soooo pretty!! ?

    1. Awe, thanks so much!

  6. Cheryl Cullen says:

    Awesome release!! I love what you’ve created already!! My favorite would have to be the brightly colored pineapples that you covered with the vellum….beautiful!!

  7. Linda Whitaker says:

    Laurel, absolutely love your cards and colors you used. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Shirley says:

    Great release! Love your beautiful colorful cards.

  9. Teri W says:

    Great cards! Love the summer themed release

  10. Diana Baker says:

    Love your cards!

  11. Your cards are just fabulous and so pretty!!!

  12. meghan says:

    Love these projects you created. So fu

  13. What a fun release. Sock Monkey is my favorite! Your cards are delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Pineapples are so popular. Love your take!!

  15. Great inspirational cards with the pineapples. Love the look.

  16. Marty Harris says:

    Great release, and I love all you have done with it! Thanks for the video.

  17. Nichole Wade says:

    You are one of my favs! Your voice is so soothing and your laugh makes me happy. I have learned so much from you. Thank you

  18. Kathleen Caffey says:

    Love this release..pineapple, monkey and flower power!

  19. Randa McNair says:

    If it’s got vellum on it, I’m all in. Gorgeous cards.

  20. Oh my, I’d better win the whole she-bang OR the lottery, because I want it all! Love your cards. Thanks also for the video showing the entire release in full.
    Marianne x

  21. Beth Holt says:

    Love this pineapple set! Great examples and inspiration!

  22. Diane says:

    So much pineappley goodness here, these are awesome, Laurel!

  23. Alyssa Mueller says:

    I don’t own anything pineappley either. I need these in my life! Love the cards too!

  24. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    So yummy!

  25. Laurel you always find something new to add to current trends! and OH adding that little slip of vellum? Over the top gorgeous!!! Besides a tiny little rubber one, I’m wide open to anything new in the pineapple-y department!

  26. Mary Anne Perlmutter says:

    I love that golden pineapple. This really makes this card pop.

  27. I’m so glad your up & crafting again in your new place & just in time for this release. I always love your cards & these pineapples are so much fun! Thank you for sharing & I can’t wait to see more videos!

  28. I am crazy about pineapples set so all your cards were yummy!!!

  29. Your cards are so bright and cheerful and welcoming. I love the soft look of the added vellum.

  30. Tara Prince says:

    Super sweet cards!!

  31. Pineapples are everywhere these days – I love what you did with them, especially the vellum overlay.

  32. Fantastic cards Laurel…my very fave is the vellum one! TFS !!

  33. Lisa Beeman says:

    Gorgeous cards! My fave is the clean & simple one with all the gold. 🙂

  34. Ann Greene says:

    When I first saw the pineapple I didn’t think much of it but you really changed my mind. I love your cards. Yea, Laurel!!!

  35. Rita Montgomery says:

    I love your pineapples. Great cards too!. Thanks for a chance to win.

  36. All your pineapple cards are gorgeous. I think I like the gold embossing the best!! Love these!

  37. Susan T says:

    You are the pineapple of my eye. Love this set and your creativeness.

  38. Carly C says:

    Hi Laurel! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win and the inspiration for some great cards! I, too, am a military spouse and I know how crazy and hectic a move can be! We recently moved as well, but now we are closer to family. A good thing considering I’ll be alone for a few months!

  39. Always love the Ellen Releases – thanks for sharing.

  40. Nancy R says:

    Three super cute cards, Laurel. Love them all, but I think my favorite is the first one. Fun yet classy!
    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  41. dawn young says:

    Was sooo hoping that I wouldn’t want much of this release…after this blog hop..I NEED some of these so bad. The pineapple AND the sayings are what are getting me!!

  42. Barbara says:

    Love the pineapples.

  43. very cute cards!

  44. Linda Thurston says:

    I believe the vellum is my favorite, captures the tropical feel. I’m ready for a mai tai!

  45. Cherie says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely cards and for the video. I really like your vellum card with the colorful pineapples.

  46. Mary Webster says:

    Cute cards. I am going to end up buying the whole release I swear!

  47. I so love your card with the vellum!

  48. uchilm1 says:

    Dang, these are darling cards! And before I landed on this blog hop post, I didn’t think I “needed” the pineapple set… LOL!

  49. Lisa H. says:

    Oh, I really love that pineapple with the gold tuft! (who knew that’s what it was called!) I’ve got to get out my embossing powders and start playing around with them.

  50. Jody V says:

    Wonderful cards. Thanks.

  51. Rhandi says:

    what a great release this is. Your pineapple cards are really great!!!

  52. Absolutely beautiful cards!!! This new release from Ellen is AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing, Laurel!

  53. mjmarmo says:

    Such fun cards!

  54. Louise P says:

    As always I love your cards! I love all the saying with the pineapple set. This is a very versatile release and I can already imagine many ways to use these new stamps and dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  55. harrietskelly says:

    I love the different ways and techniques you used with the pineapple stamps and dies! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Love all these different pineapple cards, awesome watercoloring too!

  57. Claudia Lapos says:

    Love your cards, specially the colorful pineapples! Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. Really cute pineapple cards!! I love the vellum layering.

  59. This is an awesome set. Just love youe pineapples.

  60. Angie Williams says:

    I love your pineapple cards Laurel! They are all so prettying! Tfs

  61. Linda Miles says:

    Your pineapple cards are fabulous! Thanks for this amazing inspiration!

  62. scrapchick2 says:

    Love those pineapples. I didn’t think I needed another pineapple stamp/die set – guess I was wrong. Your talent is amazing.

  63. eliza d says:

    Wow, so many pineapples! These look great!

  64. Susan Wareham says:

    Cute cards not sure I get this pinapple craze but I do love the peony stamp set and those stitched line dies

  65. Laurie says:

    Very pretty cards!!

  66. Sandy N. says:

    Tuft…thanks for the info. Love your cards, they are all my faves. Your mahalo card would make a great guy card for my local relatives.

  67. Sharon Ricker says:

    Great cards.

  68. Lori Gustafson says:

    So cute! Thanks

  69. Jo Lindskog says:

    I just want them all! What great cards you make….

  70. Janelle H. says:

    From sophisticated gold to colorful & happy…your cards are wonderful. This is a great release.

  71. Super cute cards! <3

  72. Wow you have been busy! Awesome cards and thanks for the video 🙂

  73. Lolita D says:

    Aw, these cards are so much fun!

  74. Stephanie says:

    Love all the Pineapple ideas – very classy – Thanks

  75. Brenda says:

    I love your cards and the gorgeous colors!

  76. Loved watching your fun video and your.cards are amazing!!

  77. Leanne in CA says:

    Awesome ideas and I love the colorful backgrounds! Very fun. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!

  78. Amazing water coloring and this stamp set is so awesome! I do not own any EH sets and I definitely want to change that. A definite must have!

  79. Sue D. says:

    Your three cards are beautiful, beautiful, and beautiful. In other words, I love all three, each so unique and with a different feel to it. My favorite has to be the second with the vellum overlay… just gorgeous. TFS!!!

  80. Shelly R says:

    Your cards are fantastic and this release in amazing!

  81. cszekeres says:

    I love your vellum card. It’s so pretty and soft!

  82. Terry B. says:

    Very lovely and colorful cards!

  83. Pineapples are such a classic symbol! I love your cards!

  84. Sandy says:

    The vellum card is definitely my favorite, so beautiful!

  85. Oh my, you’ve been really busy. Adore that clean 1st card and the vellum covered 2nd card but my fave is the vibrancy of the 3rd. Wowzers.

  86. Dennisonka says:

    Such fun products from Julie! And your projects are fun! Ever since the TV show Psych, the pineapple makes me smile … your cards do too.

  87. lindagk23 says:

    Beautiful cards! Love this awesome release!

  88. Karen T says:

    Amazing how many different ways you can be creative using one stamp set…pineapples! Who knew!

  89. Vicenta Ghylin says:

    Great cards. Thank you for making the video showing all the new stamps and dies. My favorite is the Mondo Peony stamp and die set. Also thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of this wonderful blog hop new release giveaway

  90. sheron egolf says:

    Love the cards! I esp. like the one with the vellum overlay.

  91. Oh the vellum with this set — loved it. Really soft, lovely look.

  92. Tami B says:

    Very pretty and fun cards.

  93. Mary-Anne V. says:

    What a wonderful set of pineapple cards. I love how you embossed with gold and muted the colours with the vellum.

  94. Laura Jane says:

    Fabulously watercolored cards Laurel! The pops of Gold are perfect for the pineapple set..

  95. Pampam says:

    Normally, pineapples are not somethings g I’d go for, but do like yours!

  96. Totally love your cards Laurel! Especially the one with the vellum overlay! Just gorgeous!

  97. Theresa says:

    Love the pineapple craze!!!

  98. Becca Yahrling says:

    Lovely, lovely cards. The first one is so elegant with the gold. And of course I love all that gorgeous coloring on the others.

  99. Sandy in Calif. says:

    What a great release, how can I ever decide what to purchase? Thanks for the pineapple cards and all the new ideas.

  100. Sue Byers says:

    Love the peony stamp and die. My father in law was a navy pilot

  101. Carolee McCaslin says:

    LOVE your fun and colorful cards and this awesome new release!!!

  102. Cate S says:

    I love how you softened the colors on the bright pineapple card with vellum. Very pretty’

  103. Denise Bryant says:

    Tropical and fun cards! Love the pineapples and the great sentiments!

  104. Love your fantastic projects for this awesome release! The pineapple cards are just gorgeous!

  105. Pam L says:

    What a “sweet” release. Love your pineapples

  106. Lercy says:

    I have one pineapple stamp that I love (next to eating pineapple). The sentiments on this Stay Golden set are fun, so it’s one I will be picking up. Thank you for sharing your wonderfully cheerful cards and for the opportunity to win this stamp set!

  107. shartl says:

    Loving the fun pineapples and the vellum overlay is a great way to switch it up!

  108. BunnyD says:

    What great cards! Love all your watercolouring and especially your modern multicoloured pineapples! Great designs.

  109. Lynda J says:

    Fantastic cards!

  110. Your pineapple cards are so fun and colorful!

  111. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ I’ve been eyeing some of the new release for a few days now and I just want it all!! I blame you for making me addicted to Essentials by Ellen and, in my mind, you should just buy everything I want! LOL Your cards are gorgeous and the watercoloring is fun. Love the black and white graphic paper in the first card. Thanks for sharing and I hope your family is adjusting well. ~HUGS~

  112. sharon mesdag says:

    I kept looking at the stay golden set but was not sure I could get any use out of it when the trend dies. Boy was I wrong, thank you for correcting me and showing us some beautiful ideas.

  113. Nandini says:

    Wow! Never thought pineapples could look so beautiful! I love eating them and now I want to make cards with them too! Especially love the delicate coloring and the touches of gold in the first card!

  114. Vicki Smith says:

    Your cards are perfect and beautiful! This new release has everything I want… Thank you for the video.

  115. Patt H. says:

    I love the pretty pineapple card. The gold embossing really sets off the : tuft ” ! Thanks for passing along that little nugget of info!! The vellum on the 2nd one is a great touch also. I really like all the bright colors on the last one. All in all, your cards are Fabulous!!!

  116. I just love your happy and colorful pineapples, Laurel =)

  117. Liz McAllister says:

    Love that pineapple card with vellum,!

  118. Oh wow I love those pineapple cards Laurel! Three really unique ways to use that set. Love the gold embossing, the fabulous coloured pineapples and your watercoloured card is so much fun. Mine cannot get here fast enough! Thanks for sharing.

  119. Maureen Reiss says:

    Really Fabulous pineapple cards!!

  120. Mahalo! Lovely cards…

  121. These are all awesome cards! Your water-coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing! … or should I say, “Mahalo”, 🙂

  122. Troy Louise says:

    Wow! What pretty cards. Love all the multicolored pineapples. Thanks.

  123. Stunning release and cards!

  124. personally I would never buy this set on my own…but after seeing all the cards you made..cant wait to get my hands on it 😀 all soo gorgeous!!!

  125. Sue McW says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Love the pineapples.

  126. Lisa Herrera-Garcia says:

    Really great cards! Love the pineapple set!

  127. Dolores Nussbaum says:

    Very tropical feel of both your cards! I especially liked the Maholo Sunshine card with gold embossing, giving it a glamorous look.

  128. I haven’t succumbed to any pineapples yet, but there are some great sentiments in this set. x

  129. Natalie says:

    I love your first card! You’re a very talented card maker 🙂

  130. what a fun release!

  131. Lois John says:

    Love these projects you created. So much fun!!!

  132. Linda Whitaker says:

    Laurel, oI love the the fussy cut card I ythink the best & allthe colors. Thank you for sharing.

  133. lisa cisneros says:

    Super cute cards Laurel!!

  134. Your cards have such great use of color! Lovely! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for a chance to win ?

  135. Fabulous cards, Laurel! What a wonderful release!

  136. Carla Hundley says:

    Your cards are so lovely
    and love the one with
    Carla from Utah

  137. Jan Elmore says:

    Your pineapple comment made me laugh. When I see a pineapple, I immediately think of rum!

  138. Wendy Brichacek says:

    Just love love love the calidascope colored pineapple cards! So much fun & they’d brighten anyone’s day!

  139. Evelyn says:

    Beautiful cards and awesome release.

  140. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the cards.
    The multi-colored pineapples are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  141. Pat McCleary says:

    Amazing release. Your cards are all so pretty; I esp. like the pineapples behind the vellum. Can’t wait to see your Harry Potter card.

  142. Marian W says:

    Ok, now I need a pineapple stamp! Nice cards.

  143. Judy B says:

    Three really great cards from this stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us.

  144. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love this set and your cards are awesome. Especially love the little multicolored pineapples.

  145. Hi Laurel – Your projects is great! Love that pineapple stamp set!

  146. Great pineapple cards. I love the vellum overlay.

  147. Great cards! I especially love your last one. Wonderful wildly-colored pineapples. Tfs! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  148. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the creative ways you used the Pineapple stamp set. TFS

  149. Sangeetha says:

    Such lovely cards…

  150. Wonderful cards, as always!

  151. Nancy Vondra says:

    Mahala sunshine!!! Awesome!!! For not having any pineapples, you sure know how to use them! I love your bright colored one as well as the vellum overlay card! The mahala is so classy with its gold! Thank you for sharing as well as a chance to win!

  152. ambecoming says:

    I’m liovin’ the pineapple thing! Thanks so much.

  153. I enjoyed seeing all the products in the video and your cards are gorgeous! 3 totally different looks – love that! Looking forward to seeing your card for the Pin-Sights challenge 🙂

  154. Lindar C says:

    Just love the watercolor pineapples and the vellum card, beautiful work.

  155. Donna B says:

    Your cards are awesome! I loved all three of them and thank you for the video – ideas, ideas, ideas!

  156. Betty says:

    all three cards are wonderful Laurel, but especially love the first one with the striped edge.

  157. Kathryn A says:

    Love all the pineapples! The gold embossing really caught my eye.

  158. Ann Kulseth says:

    The cards are so creative – and the new release is awesome.

  159. Such GORGEOUS pineapple creations Laurel. I especially love the vellum overlay!

  160. Debbie A. says:

    Great cards, Laurel! Such creative ways of using these stamps and dies. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  161. Gayle Hathaway says:

    I love pineapples! And such great sayings too!

  162. Laura Buehler says:

    What darlling pineapples. I especially like the velum overlay card, but all three cards are great.

  163. barbara lassiter says:

    I love all your beautiful pineapple cards and couldn’t choose just one if I had to. Lots of great ideas and inspiration. Thanks!

  164. Diane Bakehouse says:

    I love your three cards. You make the pineapples look delicious. You showcase the versatility of the pineapple stamp set and dies.

  165. Beth L says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the new products

  166. Ali Patchett says:

    Fabulous colours, bright sunny fun cards

  167. Penny says:

    So many cute ways to use a pineapple! Wonderful!!

  168. Awesome way to use one set of stamps in different ways and to create three different cards – score! Wonderful use of pineapples and they really do seem to be mega trendy/hot. Many thanks for the blog hop and wonderful inspirations Karen x

  169. I love theses pineapples. I love real ones, too. Tasty card and sentiments.

  170. creativeunblock says:

    Love these cards! Your coloring and design are wonderful! thanks for the inspiration.

  171. Cathy Montoya says:

    Great release, and I love all you have done with it! Thanks for the video.Thanks for the inspiration, love your videos,


  172. Denise D. says:

    I love your cards, especially the second one with the vellum.

  173. Barbara Howell says:

    Your pineapple card with the vellum overlay is just gorgeous. TFS

  174. Christy Q says:

    It’s a pineapple wonderland!! I just adore your mahalo sunshine card with the black and white accents and the gold. Such a wonderful CAS card!!

  175. Oh what great cards! I love the pineapples beneath the vellum. 🙂

  176. Lori Zielinski says:

    Dare I say it…brilliant use of these new products. And the amazing cards…oooh…be still my heart.

  177. I already ordered! Can’t wait for it to get here!!!

  178. thanks for the full review of the new release

  179. Love your gorgeous pineapple card set! Love the gold matched with allof these colors!

  180. Love these cards! The colors on the first are beautiful and different. I absolutely love vellum and this card is so pretty with all the colors then the vellum toning it down a little. The third is so you! I can see you saying “sweet thing!”

  181. Rebecca Reynolds says:

    That pineapple set along with those sentiments: my oh my! That set may have to make it into my cart!

  182. Nice cards.

  183. Maryjo Monterosso says:

    Clean lines, great colors. You made me love the pimeapple.

  184. joy meadows says:

    Gorgeous cards, Laurel! I love the pineapple set – the sentiments are great.

  185. Heather Lynn says:

    Love the golden pineapples and the vellum. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

  186. NatQuebec says:

    Such beautiful pineapple cards ! Love the one with velum.

  187. I like your variety of the cards. The vellum overlay is lovely.

  188. So versatile and fun Laurel! I have to say the vellum one is my fave, love the pineapples behind! Awesome being on the hop DT with you!

  189. Miriam Prantner says:

    Loving these pineapple cards! Especially that first one, so elegant!

  190. Carol K says:

    Mahalo nui loa. . . such inspiration for the pineapple set. . .

  191. Super Stick Chick says:

    Fun pineapples, love the bright colors and gold accents.

  192. chriss58 says:

    Love seeing these pineapple creations! You’ve created some real beauties!

  193. Kathy Thisted says:

    super fun cards! thanks

  194. Ava Maria D. says:

    Love this release. TFS

  195. I just love all the bold color of your designs! Lovely!

  196. What’s not to love about all this pineapple goodness?!

  197. Barbara Baxter says:

    Your pineapple cards are so SWEET! I love the background on the third, the vellum overlay on the second and the glitz and glamour of the first — my favorite of the three. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us! Helps to inspire us!

  198. Wonderful pineapple creations!!

  199. Cynthia Cole says:

    Love all your pineapple cards!

  200. NKM photos says:

    What a fabulous way to glam up the pineapple stamps ☺

  201. Pai Meng says:

    pineapples are so trendy right now!

  202. Fanny Cantero says:

    Love pineapples so much and I’m excited to see that they are trending right now. Beautiful cards!

  203. The colors you chose for each card is perfect. Awesome cards.

  204. Love your three very different pineapple cards.

  205. Paula Wolfe says:

    so sweet! i just love the one with the vellum. they are all beautiful.

  206. Deborah Rikard says:

    Wasn’t a huge fan of the pineapple till I saw your cards and now I love them!

  207. Your pineapple cards are really beautiful and colorful, Laurel. Each one is so different and unique, yet still so gorgeous. Way to rock this trend, girl!! 🙂

  208. Wowzer!! What an amazing trio of cards!! And such different vibes to each of them!! Love it!!

  209. Earline says:

    Love your cards love this new set of stamps and dies got to get some of these bad boys soon.

  210. Sandy Small says:

    Cute cards! Thanks for showing the release, it looks fabulous!

  211. Ericka Strange says:

    Great cards. Love all the pretty pineapples. So fun.

  212. Maria Durfee says:

    It is 1:30 am and all I can think about is Pineapples!!! LOL!! I am in LOVE with this release!!!! And I am totally loving this blog hop 🙂 – Maria

  213. Lynne Dillard says:

    Very cute cards!!

  214. Love your pineapple cards. My favorite is the one with the vellum. Thanks for sharing with us.

  215. Leah Ann Gast says:

    Oh I love your pineapple cards! Thanks for sharing!

  216. Julie Wexler says:

    One set, three different designs- great showcase! I’m always inspired by what you do, and this post is no exception . Time to look at a few of my own one-hit-wonder sets to see what else I can do with them (and time to go shopping for some of this FABO release- I see EH pineapples in my stash’s future… 🙂 )

  217. aileene2016 says:

    Mahalo for the beautiful pineapple cards. The designs and vibrant colors used are awesome. I can’t wait to add this stamp set to my collection.

  218. Donna says:

    Loveland the gold embossing on the pineapple, very pretty!

  219. Gayle says:

    Love your cards – great to see all the different cards you can make with the Stay Golden stampset

  220. Martina Sarikova says:

    Great cards 🙂 I like the colours 🙂

  221. Patti G says:

    Love your cards!!!

  222. Teri W says:

    Pineapples…what a great treat! So creative!

  223. What a fun collection of cards here! Love them all!

  224. Jimmie Whitt says:

    Love the 2nd card with the vellum front….great job!

  225. micheleclay says:

    Oh, what a release!!! Just when I didn’t think I needed the pineapples…I come to you and they are now on my wish list!! Lovely!!!

  226. I love the new release! I especially love the silver lining dies and the sewing stitches die! Can’t wait for them to be back in stock!

  227. smilynstef says:

    Love the vibrant pineapples behind the vellum

  228. Jeanie R says:

    These are beautiful! I especially like the colors of the pineapples behind the vellum overlay.

  229. Oliev says:

    Awesome cards:-)

  230. Fabulous cards! The third one is my fave: love the watercoloring!

  231. Wonderful pineapple cards! thanks

  232. terriavidreader says:

    This new release is fantastic. Loving it.

  233. Woendi Levitt says:

    Beautiful cards. All are my favorite. I have to say though I love the vellum overlay. TY for sharing

  234. Marcia says:

    Beautiful! Such lovely cards! Love the gold embossing!

  235. Cyndi Morris says:

    Love those Silver Linings dies. Great release.

  236. Three great creations from the one set – each of them delightful. TFS

  237. Such fun and happy cards! I love the vellum overlay!

  238. Sally Taylor says:

    I want to have fun making a pineapple card too 🙂

  239. Chris Handy says:

    Love the colorful pineapples. The colors remind me of Hawaii.

  240. Wow I think the colourful pineapples cards are really unique and lovely! Why oh why didn’t I add that set into my cart. Boo Hoo.. Awesome cards as always

  241. Robin Ridpath says:

    Great cards! Great colors! I love how different your cards are, but all using the same stamp set. My favorite is the vellum overlayed card.

  242. 4hetty says:

    Beautiful cards and great techniques!

  243. Fantastic pineapple cards Laurel. Love the colorful images… the vellum… the striped borders. Great designs.

  244. Heidi varden says:

    Love your cards and this new release. Hope you are finding Connecticut a great place to be. Wait till the fall you are going to love the colors!

  245. I NEVER would’ve thought of doing pineapples in those colors, but they look FABULOUS!!!

  246. What great examples of the Stay Golden stamp & die set! I love all of these cards! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  247. Thank you for sharing your card ideas. They really are cute, especially the colors.

  248. Valerie Breingan says:

    These cards are Fabulous. Lots of Different mediums used.OMG you crack me up..that Peony is AMAZING. Bye girrlll.

  249. Adorable, love how you used these pineapples!

  250. Laurel, Your card are all so creative and beautiful. I especially love the one with the vellum. And the last one with all the different colored pineapples is precious.

  251. christel nall says:

    Love our ideas!!! Pineapples are my favorite motif at this moment!

  252. Beautiful cards! Love your pineapples and sentiments!

  253. Diane says:

    Your cards are gorgeous. What an amazing release. Thanks for sharing.

  254. Torrie says:

    I have to admit, I am not into pineapples, but your cards just changed my mind.

  255. Nana Griffin says:

    Great looking cards!

  256. Deborah C says:

    Pineapples and sunshine! What’s not to like??! Loving!

  257. Jennifer B says:

    Nice cards. Thanks for the release review!

  258. Awesome cards!! Love seeing there different cards with one set!!

  259. Elizabeth N Anderson says:

    Thanks for the colorful use of the pineapples.

  260. Lucy E. says:

    What fun and cheerful
    pineapple cards! I love
    pineapples and would
    love to get that stamp set
    And dies! Thanks for the

  261. Barbara N. says:

    Pineapples are fun, and your cards are such inspiration.

  262. I love your pineapples cards!!! Awesome coloring and and great release. Thanks for sharing;)

  263. Rachel Vass says:

    Fabulous pineapple cards, thanks for the inspiration

  264. Very cute cards and most awesome release–love all the new stamps and dies!

  265. Lovely cards Laurel!

  266. super love these!

  267. Carol Henderson says:

    Pineapples are the “bomb” this year and ypur cards are great!

  268. Megan N says:

    Thanks for the pineapple trivia. Didn’t know it was called a tuft, either! 🙂

  269. Violet Rose says:

    Love the cards you made and the pineapples! Thank you for sharing.

  270. Amy Ames says:

    Cute fun summery cards!!

  271. Love the multicolored pineapples! So fun!

  272. GiniK says:

    Laurel – great cards – I hadn’t gotten the pineapple bug yet, but now I feel it comin’ on! That little Golden set is gonna have to come to my house! Your cards are colorful, creative, and just fun – love ’em!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  273. Laurie says:

    Haven’t been into pineapples since I gave away a pineapple couch over 20 years ago. They must be back in. I do like your cards though. Really nice e use of the stamps.

  274. I just love all your pineapple cards, especially the one with the vellum overlay.

  275. Linda Carson says:

    I don’t have any pineapple stamps. I think these 3 beauties just sold me!! Excellent artwork!

  276. Amy Cooley says:

    I’m in love with pineapples and your cute designs!

  277. Great cards!

  278. Katrina says:

    Beautiful pineapple colors and background.

  279. I loved all of your pineapples! 🙂

  280. Janice Bryant says:

    Loved the pineapples! Great coloring and I love your designs! Especially enjoyed the use of vellum in your cards! Thanks!

  281. Michele W says:

    Great cards. Thanks for showing some really great ideas for using the pineapple!

  282. Suzanne Schlief says:

    Love the hey sweet thing card. The background looks like a beach and like colorful pineapples just came rolling in with the tide. Love it!

  283. Veronica Rohm says:

    Just really love all the new stamp sets in this release !!! Hugs from Veronica in Canada! 😉 🙂 🙂

  284. Love the gold on your pineapple card!

  285. Pat from sd says:

    Adorable pineapple cards. Thanks for sharing.

  286. Oh my, these are just so cute and so fun. Having such a great time seeing everyone’s wonderful creations.

  287. Krissie says:

    I really like your water colored pineapples in your third card. How fun to create.

  288. Patty says:

    Just love seeing all your wonderful inspiration. Your cards are fabulous and thanks for sharing.

  289. Haejin Chung says:

    Beautiful! LoVing the pineapples~

  290. karenladd says:

    I just love those happy pineapples and the gold embossing!

  291. Sharon Miranda says:

    Ooooo, I love the beautiful pineapple cards–so different from some I’ve seen.

  292. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Lovely cards! I know I shouldn’t have a favourite but I especially love the black and gold card.

  293. I love your clean and simple card! The gold embossing with your beautiful water coloring really makes the card pop! Thanks for showing several different ways to use the stamp set!

  294. Beautiful cards! The last one is just WOW!

  295. Bobbi says:

    I love the vellum overlay, good work.

  296. sue washburne says:

    Such beautiful cards! Now I am craving pineapple 🙂 Love the CAS & velum overlay.

  297. Lisa Butler says:

    I’m brand spankin new to card making and followed this blog hop for kicks…first time! If these cards are an indication of your type of cards, I’m so excited to follow. Thank you for some fabulousness!

  298. Sharon says:

    I love all the pineapple cards. You have so many fabulous ideas.

  299. Pineapples are so popular right now! Your cards are right on trend!

  300. Thank you again for another inspirational video…..SOOOOO EXCITED about this release!

  301. Amber McGary says:

    Love all the different ways you used the pineapple.

  302. Melynn says:

    BEAUTIFUL cards-love the pineapples and all the ways you showcased them! WOOP WOOP!

  303. You LOVE those pineapples!! One card is prettier than the next. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us Laurel!

  304. Oh wow! Gorgeous cards!!!

  305. I am crushing on those pineapples! Loving these products!!

    Thank you for the chance to win : )


  306. Shannon says:

    Love the pineapple set. Cute cards!

  307. christine says:

    stunning as always!

  308. Lola Goldberg says:

    Welcome to Connecticut, Laurel (FYI, our state flower is Mountain Laurel)! We’ve called this home for the past 32 years, and there’s a lot to like here. In the next few weeks, some of the leaves will begin to show their autumn finery, which is a treat that I never tire of seeing. Raking them up is a different story, but I digress. (Extra trivia points: I was born in Florida, and my mother’s name was Florida.) Anyway…I’m a sucker for a good, detailed let-me-introduce-the-new-crafting-goodies video. Your enthusiasm is contagious! It was also nice to be reminded of the terrific way in which the products are packaged. Gotta love that. Those mondo peonies are really calling my name – I’d love to try my hand with coloring some of those beauties. (Another note for your list of Things To Do In Connecticut In June – if you like 3D peonies, there’s a place in Thomaston called Cricket Hill Garden. It’s quite special, and it’s well worth the trek, even if you live in another part of CT. The state’s not that big. Most, if not all, of what they have is peonies. They do sell online, but the real delight is going there in May or June when the peonies-in-residence are at their peak. They have ancient varieties you won’t find anywhere else. Even if you think you don’t like peonies, it’s worth the trip just to see if you might change your mind.) Thanks so much for the inspiration you’ve offered here!

  309. Janet says:

    Can’t decide which card I like best, very different looks, all great!

  310. Rowena M. says:

    Such lovely cards!!! It total reminds you of a tropical island

  311. Olive M says:

    I don’t normally go for fruits and vegetables on cards but the two cards with the multicolored pineapples are pretty cute. Thanks for the full release review, there are a few items there that are catching my eye:)

  312. Anna Tracy says:

    You do a fabulous job!!

  313. These cards are so gorgeous Laurel, especially love all the coloured pineapples behind the vellum!!

  314. Marty B says:

    What a fun set & love the beautiful cards you created!!!

  315. Amanda Sheldon says:

    Those are cute pineapples! I love your use of vellum to soften the colors!

  316. Denise Ward says:

    Pineapples are so on trend right now. You see them everywhere! And your cards show why. They are versatile, colorful, and speak of hospitality and welcome! Great job with these designs.

  317. Laurel, love what you did with these pineapple stamps. I would never have thought of making colored pineapples w/ a vellum overlay. Simply amazing ?

  318. Kimberly Bennett says:

    Love these cards! Just amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win new stamp set! Have a great day!

  319. Deedee Maldy says:

    Laurel, all your cards are gorgeous. But I fell in love with the first one, Mahalo Sunshine! The colors are classy and bright!

  320. Valerie A Linn says:

    Wonderful cards.Love them both.Great job.Want to case both. Thanks.

  321. AnneSchellenberg says:

    Your cards are great, love how the vellum makes the card so classy.

  322. I absolutely LOVEEEEE those pineapples!!! The different looks that you have achieved with the same set is incredible!

  323. Wow, this release is just wonderful and your pineapple cards are delightful! Love the aloha and mahalo sentiments. Our DD and Sil live on Maui so these are welcome stamps!

  324. I love all of these!

  325. Marta says:

    Awesome use of the pineapple stamp!

  326. Lourdes de Jesus says:

    Soooo in love with these pineapples. Love the way you used them in different ways. Thanks for sharing

  327. Kristine A. says:

    I love all your pineapple cards, particularly the one with all the colors and vellum over it for the sentiment! Really beautiful and well done. Thanks for sharing all these different looks for an awesome stamp set!

  328. Kitty T says:

    Love love LOVE the gold, watercolor pineapple. Simply but lovely. This new release ROCKS!

  329. sherry butcher says:

    Love you pineapples, the watercolor is great and the gold is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  330. Rachel A says:

    Beautiful cards! So creative! Thanks for sharing!

  331. nancy faith says:

    Love your creations! Thanks for sharing

  332. I love the variety of techniques with the pineapple set. Wonderful!

  333. Melissa S says:

    Your card designs are so neat!

  334. I love what you’ve done with all three of these pineapple cards. Beautiful work!

  335. Dingmans Things says:

    Absolutely love that you used the Stay Golden stamp set for your designs. Love, love love this set, makes beautiful cards, as you have shown. 🙂


  336. Lindarub says:

    Love how each card is different but same stamp.

  337. Looks like a whole lotta pineapple fun! Loved all your variations!

  338. Rita Fujisawa says:

    I wasn’t sure that I liked the pineapple stamps until I saw your last card with all the colorful ones!

  339. Aww, such happy pineapple cards! I especially love the first one with the gold!

  340. stampnk says:

    All those pineapples make me want to hula! Such fun and colorful designs.

  341. TracyM #6773 says:

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Laurel!!!
    LOVE your COOL pineapple STYLE … from your ELEGANT golden pineapple to your RAINBOW of pineapples under the delicate vellum layer – WOW!!!

  342. Kassi Ruth says:

    Just fabulous, they are amazing, I mean what I wouldn’t do to play and make cards and craft

  343. Love those pineapples, love your coloring in all of them

  344. Lori Ellen says:

    Love your use of vellum! Great cards!

  345. OMG! I’m in love with your colorful pineapple background– it just makes me feel giddy happy.

  346. Patricia Escobar says:

    My favorite kind of paper is vellum. Thanks for the great ideas.

  347. Angie Hall says:

    Thanks for showing lots of ways to use the pineapple stamp set.

  348. LOVE your colorful pineapple cards, Laurel! Have to have this set 🙂

  349. wonderful…. congratulations on your move and your new craft room.. try not to miss Florida too much. thanks so much for sharing

  350. Debbie Scassera says:

    I’m a pineapple lover too. What you created with them is outstanding.

  351. Marianna says:

    Thanks for the up close look at this new release! Wow you were very productive considering you are still putting your new craft room together. Impressive!

  352. Love the touch of gold in the first card! They are all so beautiful!

  353. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the great card inspirations! And thanks to Ellen Hutson for the giveaway!

  354. Wow! You make me wanna have some pineapple now! They all are fabulous!!!

  355. Jennifer K says:

    All threes of your cards are so fantastic! I especially love the one with the vellum overlay but I also love the black and white stripes with the gold accents on the first one too and the watercolored one is so vibrant and happy and the sentiment is very cool, so I guess I especially love them all, lol!

  356. Lori B says:

    Love all of your cards-thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  357. Barb H. says:

    I really like the pineapple stamps. Your cards are beautiful

  358. LOVE love LOVE the pineapple, the Hawaiian words, too! I live in Hawaii and have been dying to see some stamps that highlight pineapples and our language. Mahalo nui loa!! Can’t wait to get this set. Mahalo, too, for the beautiful card samples as inspiration.

  359. Great release and blog hop! AWESOME cards! I especially love the watercolored pineapples card!

  360. Jennifer L. says:

    Thanks for all of the pineapple inspiration! I especially like the first card.

  361. So much pineapple love! Especially in love with the gold embossing and watercolor – so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creative talent.

  362. Super fun cards! Love all those colorful pineapples! Great hop!

  363. Deborah S says:

    I’m amazed at how extremely different each of your cards are! You really changed things up on each. I think it is fair to say you are now a pineapple efficianado lol tfs.

  364. Lorraine M. says:

    The pineapples are so much fun!

  365. Marty Harris says:

    How I love all the ways you have showcased the humble pineapple!

  366. Kate B says:

    Such great pineapple cards! Love the variety of techniques you used!

  367. renee milner says:

    Your pineapple cards are great–so cheerful! I especially like the first one; it’s elegant and fun 🙂

  368. Hello happy pineapples! Totally love these!!!

  369. SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release and the AMAZING Inspiration that you’ve shared!! TOO FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  370. Love the card with the vellum–well, I love them all. Thank you for all your great ideas.

  371. trishden says:

    Love the Essentials by Ellen stamp sets! Your cards came out great! Thanks for the chance to win one, I got my eye on the Pineapple!

  372. Oh those are just fun, fun, FUN!

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