Hi, friends! 💕 Yesterday, my Seven Hills Crafts order arrived and I went straight to my craft room. I ordered the Deck the Howls set and the Candy Land paper pad from My Favorite Things.

In this video I’m showing you how to make a clean and simple holiday card with clean and simple die cutting and easy Copic coloring. Watch the video below.

The Ho Ho Ho die from MFT inspired me to make a clean and simple holiday card. I was inspired by the Candy Land paper pad to work with a bright, playful and non-traditional color scheme. I mixed a fun piece of patterned paper with Robin’s Egg and Juicy Pear Card Shoppe card stock from Bazzill.

Clean and Simple Holiday Die Cutting Ft. My Favorite Things

Next I stamped and colored three dogs from the Deck the Howls stamp set from MFT. I enjoyed playing around with different colors and spots! That corgi makes me smile. 😄 So adorable!

Clean and Simple Holiday Die Cutting Ft. My Favorite Things

I adhered the dies with Tonic Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and foam squares. To finish off the card, I applied a coat of sparkle with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and topped it off with a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally I used Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops for an extra touch of glitter. ✨

That’s it for now. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon! 😘

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Good morning, my friends. If you have been following me on Instagram, you saw that I posted a cute sneak peek. The past couple of days, I have been working on lots of cards. That means I have quite a few of blog posts and video tutorials scheduled. Stay tuned! 😄

NOTE: it looks like the coupon code isn’t working. I contacted EH customer service to fix it. I’ll keep you posted! 😊 

UPDATE: the code is working now, guys. Happy shopping!

In the meantime, you can save 20% on dies at Ellen Hutson. Use coupon code welovedies18 to receive your discount. Sale ends on October 17th at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time. Not sure where to start? I listed a few of my favorite dies for you and some that are on my wish list. Or you can check out the die category yourself by clicking HERE. Happy shopping! 💛

Hello, friends! How are you doing? I hope you had a nice weekend. Did you make a lot of cards on World Card Making Day? 💛 Oddly enough, I never get to making cards on WCMD. Never! Oops. 🙊

Today I’m showing you how to make a quick heat emboss resist background with my latest obsession, Distress Oxide Ink Pads and Unity Stamps

Big background stamps are the best to experiment with lots of different techniques. This time I decided to work with the Yuletide stamp from Unity Stamps. I simply heat embossed it with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow and then added color with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

Heat Emboss Resist Background with Distress Oxide Ink and Unity Stamps

Even though it looks like I used two colors, I only used ONE! The trick to create a nice gradient is to apply the ink heavier around the edges of the paper and then blend your way to the center of the card without reinking. 

Heat Emboss Resist Background with Distress Oxide Ink and Unity Stamps

Next I heat embossed a sentiment from the Full of Merry set from Unity. First I prepped my vellum with kitchen flour to make sure the embossing powder wasn’t going to stick everywhere. It looks like it really did the trick, because I ended up with a clean and crisp heat embossed sentiment. 😍

While my sentiment circle piece was flattening out under some books, I embellished the background with Tonic Nuvo Drops, a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. ✨

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for being here! 💕 Make sure to follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks and regular updates. Xo

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Happy World Card Making Day, everybody! 💛 Today is a day filled with lots of inspiration, challenges, coupons and sales! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing coupons and sales offered by my favorite shops and stamp companies. Happy shopping! 

Make sure to come back regularly for updates on crafty sales and coupons. More will be posted throughout the day!

Ellen Hutson

Save 20% on orders placed today at Ellen Hutson with the code WCMD18. Sale ends October 6th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Now is a great time to stock up on essential tools or goodies that have been on your wish list for a long time. Here is a top 5 of my favorite card making supplies in case you need any inspiration. 😀

Enter Ellen Hutson’s sketch challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift card. More information can be found HERE.

Hallmark Scrapbook

My friends at Hallmark Scrapbook always offer nice discounts. Click HERE to shop their sale collection.