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Pumpkins and Pie: Ellen Hutson August Release Blog Hop with giveaways

Happy Essentials by Ellen Release Day!!! We’ve got Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas covered with this release!   I made so many cards  (I have shared them all on Instagram if you want to check it out for a jump start)….. but for today’s hop, I want to share the two cards inspired by the photo color collage where I drew all the inspiration from….  I love the inks and yellows and reds together! There is just something about that color combination that speaks to me…..

Let’s first talk pumpkins!  Inspired by the paint circles, I stamped a bunch of pumpkins from the Happy Haunting stamp set with a permanent ink, loosely watercolored them and then slapped on a sentiment for good measure! Halloween doesn’t have to be about ghosts and spookiness!

I used the Altenew Pan Watercolors. They are highly pigmented and creamy so they were the perfect choice for coloring in these pumpkins! 🙂

Next up, let’s move to Thanksgiving. I like food!  Sweets unfortunately….. But not turkey really. But pie??? Oh yea… So I took some of the elements from the Bear Ware 4 stamp set and created this layout, again inspired by the paint circles in the photo collage. Same watercolors. Just more watered down….

These little stamps were made to coordinate with the Bear Ware bears but hey, they can make a cute card just on their own!

I’ll move on to Christmas cards with this release in my next post, but for now… Check out the hoppers… GIVEAWAYS PEOPLE!

Blog Hop Order: 

PRIZES: We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the ENTIRE July 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, August 15th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.


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  1. Karen Carlson says:

    Your cards make me smile!

  2. Love, love, love your cards! Such a great color scheme and fun ideas!

  3. Tara Prince says:

    super cute cards!!

  4. Susan T says:

    Basic but great ideas. Good for quick cards.

  5. What a fun technique! I love your pumpkins! (meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

  6. These are so fun! 🙂

  7. Terrific colors! TFS.

  8. Arlene D says:

    I like the colors you used!

  9. I love how easy these would be to mass produce. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Isabel Z says:

    LOVE what you created!!!

  11. What fun!! Love the non traditional colors you used, so different.

  12. francesca says:

    beautiful projects!!

  13. I love these color combos! Love how you used them on your cards!

  14. Marisela Delgado says:

    Cute cards

  15. Elizabeth G says:

    They look like so much fun.. awesome work!!!!

  16. Nancy says:

    My kind of CAS!

  17. A unique take on these cards, Laurel! Love them.

  18. Jane Crisci says:

    Your cards look so great! They appear to be so simple to create. Love them!

  19. Carla Hundley says:

    Your cards are so easy
    and lovely. Love the way
    you used the stamps to
    cover the whole page.
    Carla from Utah

  20. Janet Durbin says:

    Great card designs!

  21. Amy Cooley says:

    Cute watercoloring ideas!

  22. Sue D says:

    Cute designs with the circles of paint.

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards! Love the cute fall icons! Pretty colors too!

  24. Love those little splotches of watercoloring and the fall icons!

  25. How fun! What a beautiful release!

  26. denisehbisme says:

    Wonderful cards. Pumpkins in any color and multiples of them make me happy! Your cards have me looking forward to making Autumn cards and have inspired me! thank you.

  27. You did such an amazing job showcasing the new EH stamps.

  28. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Laurel, these are perfect!

  29. Great job on the cards. I love your use of non-traditional holiday colors.

  30. cmszekeres says:

    Super fun and colorful!

  31. Love your cards especially the colors!

  32. I like the watercoloured circles behind each item on your cards. I agree, Halloween doesn’t have to be about witches & goblins, etc.

  33. barbara lassiter says:

    What fun cards and a great use of the stamp sets. Plus using the watercolor this way would be fun, I think and easier for me!

  34. Such cute projects. I love how you used all the images. The little circle watercolor backsrops for the second card is so clever.

  35. Jo Malicoat says:

    Wow! I really love what you did with those inks, what an interesting and creative idea! Brilliant!

  36. I love this release and there are so many great ways to use these stamps. Great cards and thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  37. Love your cards.

  38. Janet Sisk says:

    I love your unique technique with the new release stamps! Easy and fun speaks to me. Thanks for the inspiration! 😀

  39. mjmarmo says:

    Such darling cards!

  40. Simply wonderful cards!

  41. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your creations.

  42. Mary-Anne V says:

    The colours you used for these fall cards are so pretty!

  43. Love the minimal coloring. Great idea.
    The cards are funtastic.
    thanks for sharing

  44. What great background ideas. TFS xx

  45. jennymarea says:

    Such fun cards, pretty colours.

  46. Ethan says:

    I really like the technique you used.

  47. Lisa Byers says:

    Such fun cards using Ellen’s stamps. I can’t wait for fall!! Come on falling leaves, pumpkins, sweaters and weird people coming to your door asking for candy.

  48. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love your watercoloring!

  49. Cyndi Morris says:

    I love your fun cards. The second one is my favorite — I love the images and the style.

  50. Susan Furr says:

    Super Cute cards!! BOOM BOOM , XX00

  51. Karen Barkman says:

    Cool way to use all those little bear ware stamps!

  52. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love the loose watercoloring you did on your cards- very cool and unique!

  53. Eileen M says:

    Adorable cards! Love how you highlighted the smaller stamps from the bear ware set.

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