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:
- Adelina Starace
- Ardyth Percy-Robb
- Carissa Wiley
- Carly Tee Minner
- Carolyn Peeler
- Elena Roussakis
- Emily Midgett
- Julie Ebersole
- Kelly Griglione
- Laurel Beard – YOU ARE HERE
- Lisa Spangler
- Michele Ferguson
- Sandy Allnock
- Sharon Harnist
- Therese Calvird
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.
53 thoughts on “Pumpkins and Pie: Ellen Hutson August Release Blog Hop with giveaways”
Your cards make me smile!
Love, love, love your cards! Such a great color scheme and fun ideas!
super cute cards!!
Basic but great ideas. Good for quick cards.
What a fun technique! I love your pumpkins! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
These are so fun! 🙂
Terrific colors! TFS.
I like the colors you used!
I love how easy these would be to mass produce. Thanks for sharing.
LOVE what you created!!!
What fun!! Love the non traditional colors you used, so different.
I love these color combos! Love how you used them on your cards!
They look like so much fun.. awesome work!!!!
My kind of CAS!
A unique take on these cards, Laurel! Love them.
Your cards look so great! They appear to be so simple to create. Love them!
Your cards are so easy
and lovely. Love the way
you used the stamps to
cover the whole page.
Carla from Utah
Great card designs!
Cute watercoloring ideas!
Cute designs with the circles of paint.
Awesome cards! Love the cute fall icons! Pretty colors too!
Love those little splotches of watercoloring and the fall icons!
How fun! What a beautiful release!
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.
You did such an amazing job showcasing the new EH stamps.
Laurel, these are perfect!
Great job on the cards. I love your use of non-traditional holiday colors.
Super fun and colorful!
Love your cards especially the colors!
I like the watercoloured circles behind each item on your cards. I agree, Halloween doesn’t have to be about witches & goblins, etc.
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!
Such cute projects. I love how you used all the images. The little circle watercolor backsrops for the second card is so clever.
Wow! I really love what you did with those inks, what an interesting and creative idea! Brilliant!
I love this release and there are so many great ways to use these stamps. Great cards and thanks for the amazing inspiration!
Love your cards.
I love your unique technique with the new release stamps! Easy and fun speaks to me. Thanks for the inspiration! 😀
Such darling cards!
Simply wonderful cards!
You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your creations.
The colours you used for these fall cards are so pretty!
Love the minimal coloring. Great idea.
The cards are funtastic.
thanks for sharing
What great background ideas. TFS xx
Such fun cards, pretty colours.
I really like the technique you used.
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.
Love your watercoloring!
I love your fun cards. The second one is my favorite — I love the images and the style.
Super Cute cards!! BOOM BOOM , XX00
Cool way to use all those little bear ware stamps!
I love the loose watercoloring you did on your cards- very cool and unique!
Adorable cards! Love how you highlighted the smaller stamps from the bear ware set.