Die Cutting Ellen Hutson

Galaxy and Christmas – What do they have in common?

I bet you are wondering what Galaxy and Christmas have in common.  Well,It’s the current Ellen Hutson release of course.I thought it would be fun to create a galaxy themed card followed by a fun Christmas candy card for today’s blog post and blog hop.

First up, let’s take a look at the Space Out stamp set and die. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might know that my son has recently gotten in to astronomy. He pulls out his telescope and finds all sorts of constellations. Recently, we were able to see Saturn and we could even see the rings. So this stamp set was perfect!

I played with some watercolors to create the background and use the Constellation Background die to really pull the galaxy background together! Then there is Saturn! Absolutely perfect for our late night adventures!

I remember fondly the old style hard candy… I never ate it because, well, it was so hard I was afraid it would crack my teeth, but they were fun to look at…. So I took some of the smaller candies from the Hard Candy Christmas stamp set and create a fun patterned background with it. Sometimes those small stamps in your stamp sets is really all you need to make some fun cards!

Here is a close up of this cutie.

As always, we love to celebrate the release with a fun blog hop!!! So let’s get to it!

Blog Hop:

Ardyth: https://ardythpr.blogspot.com/2019/09/ebe-september-release-blog-hop-oak-leaf.html
Kelly:  https://notablenest.blogspot.com/2019/09/essentials-by-ellen-september-release.html
Erica: https://cacacraftblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/08/2742
Michele: https://icardeveryone.blogspot.com/2019/09/essentials-by-ellen-september-2019_8.html
Adelina: https://www.estudio206.com/blog/september-ebe-release-blog-hop/2019/9/8
Laurel: https://wp.me/p59T5f-4C2 – YOU ARE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carissa: http://www.sprinkledwithglitter.com/blog/holiday-apothecary-shaker-jars-essentials-by-ellen-september-2019-release-blog-hop
Carolyn: https://carolynpeeler.typepad.com/cut_n_paste/2019/09/ebe-september-release-hop.html
Lisa: https://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/?p=18309
Mindy: https://www.mycreativescoop.com/fall-distress-oxide-color-combos-with-ellen-hutson-stamps/
Julie: https://julieebersole.com/blog/godzilla-strikes
Sandy: http://sandyallnock.com/galactic-tutorial-and-a-bloghop
Therese: https://wp.me/p12Y5e-6uc
Brandi: http://www.brandikincaid.com/blog/a-dino-mite-release

Here is a list of the new release goodies. Note that coordinating dies are also available for purchase:

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  1. Ryan Taylor says:

    You space background is awesome!!

  2. Martha R says:

    Cool background on the space card! I also remember that candy. 😊 Cute Christmas card with it as your pattern paper! Thank you.

  3. waterhiker1 says:

    I love the fun, loose and joyful feel of this style. The set is a great foundation and you’ve done a beautiful job!

  4. That background is amazing! Love the colors you chose

  5. I am liking the constellation die as a finishing touch to a galaxy.

  6. I adore the fact you used your son’s interest as the inspiration for your first card, that is so sweet!

  7. Corbey Heyes-Jones says:

    Love the styling on your cards, definitely making my shopping fingers twitchy!

  8. Gretchen says:

    Very cute cards. Love the background on the space card.

  9. Your space background is amazing!!!

  10. I really like the “milky-way” effect on this galaxy card in combo with the new constellation die – it’s beautiful!

  11. SmilynStef says:

    fun little candies

  12. noraln44 says:

    What cute cards!! I love the second one you did.

  13. Aniko Tarsoly-Kovacs says:

    Both of your cards are very beautiful.

  14. Elizabeth Reeves says:

    So fun! Love the constellations card💌

  15. Janet Durbin says:

    Amazing cards, great job!

  16. The Milky Way background is so neat. Cute card.

  17. Sandra Bonagura says:

    love the constellation background – great die

  18. Love the smiling candies! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hey Laurel….Great job on your little Space card. And how awesome that you were able to view Saturn on the telescope…very special time with your son. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty work.

  20. Sherri Little says:

    Both backgrounds are really cool.

  21. Jane Crisci says:

    You have done a wonderful job with your galaxy. So realistic!

  22. sandy M says:

    Delightful space card. The background is so unique. The Christmas candy is some that I remember well. Nice job on the card.

  23. marner67 says:

    Very Unique!

  24. Awesome background! And I love the little candies!

  25. Denise Terry says:

    That sky background is gorgeous! And now I want candy 😉

  26. Melissa F says:

    Super fun backgrounds, love your cards especially the galaxy one!

    1. Denise Raley says:

      Oh my, I just gained 10 lbs. This candy background stamp is so perfect!! I did not think about stamps as a background!!! Thanks I will be doing a lot of this.!!

  27. It was a dark and scary night. The background is
    fantastic. Love the hard candy. Never was a
    favorite of mine. thanks for sharing

  28. Two fun designs!

  29. Suzann Anderson says:

    Great galaxy card.

  30. Love your cards and the backgrounds are awesome

  31. denisehbisme says:

    Love the galaxy background in your space card. The Christmas candy card is the perfect card to bring back wonderful childhood memories!

  32. Patt H. says:

    Your space background is awesome & I love the cute old fashioned candies!

  33. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards! Love your galaxy scene!

  34. Jenny N says:

    Love both your cards. The space card is awesome, so love the background of this card.

  35. I can really only say what others have said. Fabulous card. Fab design. The constellation background die really brings your fab galaxy to life!
    The candy background is really fun. I was allowed these sweets as long as I promise NOT to crunch, suck only, one lasted hours lol. Thankyou for bringing back memories of my youth lol. TFS xx

  36. Isabel Z says:

    I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you!

  37. Christine A says:

    Great cards. If there are aliens out there, I think they’re keeping away as it way too crazy down here! Ha.

  38. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such wonderful cards! Love the starry sky…
    Thanks for sharing.

  39. Lovely cards 🙂

  40. Andrea R says:

    The work is beautiful, great job, thanks for sharing!

  41. Tara Prince says:

    Gorgeous background!!

  42. Love the galaxy background

  43. Cute and fun! I’m so impressed!

  44. Great cards and I love the galaxy background. Such a fun release!

  45. Fab cards with these products, I love using smaller stamps for custom backgrounds.

  46. Susan Young says:

    Love your galaxy background and your simple candy one too!

  47. Two fun cards. Love the constellation background.

  48. Love your galaxy card!!

  49. barbara lassiter says:

    The candy card is really cute and I think the galaxy card could not be more perfect. The background is awesome! 🙂

  50. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Awesome cards! Love the candy card and the background on your galaxy card looks great!

  51. Susanbcards says:

    Love the artsy style of your background! Great new release!

  52. Using the hard candies as a background is brilliant

  53. You are right, sometimes the smallest stamps in the set, yield the best creations! Both of your cards are great and showcase how great these sets are!

  54. Awesome galaxy background! 🙂

  55. lizbechtel69 says:

    I like that pattern you created with the hard rock candy! I remember it being in the dish the same way, year after year and I did not eat it because I figured it was years old since it looked like it never changed! Either way, because it would break teeth, or years old, probably wise to just have the kind you created here so cleverly! Love it!!!

  56. Marisela Delgado says:

    cute cards

  57. Super cool and fun cards! Wonderfully creative and inspiring projects.

  58. Surekha Galagoda says:

    Dear Laurel
    you are so creative the first card took me to a world of my own. pls congratulate your son. The second CAS card is simple but very elegant. Hugs

  59. SWOON!! I LOVE all of the NEW Products and the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  60. Judy Stophel says:

    Love the galaxy card!! you are one talented lady.

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