Hey, friends! Have you heard the news? Winnie & Walter have organized another Share the Love Week filled with challenges and giveaways! For this edition, we are featuring Essentials by Ellen products. Today I am participating in the Transparent Challenge. You can enter this challenge by clicking HERE. Lots of prizes are up for grabs! You can read more about that at the bottom of this blog post.

In today’s video, I am creating a colorful card with the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set along with the Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set from Winnie & Walter.

I started out by creating the focal point of my card. I die cut a tag with the Katharine Cutaways from Winnie & Walter. After stamping and masking my images from the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set from Winnie & Walter, I colored them with Copic markers.

sharetheloveweek-laura-full-cardNext, I used the Brushstroke Wonderful die to create a lovely sentiment piece for this card. I die cut it once out of glitter paper and then I die cut it once more out of some white Fun Foam. I finished off the sentiment by stamping “you are” with the Totally Awesome set from Essentials by Ellen.

closeupI thought the card looked a bit plain, so I used the Bokeh Dots set to stamp a colorful background. I also adhered a couple of clear sequins here and there to add a bit more interest. Since this is the Transparant challenge, I obviously needed to add something transparent. I grabbed a piece of vellum and adhered it to a standard size notecard. I also adhered a strip of patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio. Finally, I felt like the card was missing something so I used that little reinforcement die with some washi tape to add more interest to the tag.

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Like I mentioned before, this video is part of the Share the Love Week hosted by Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen. We came up with some fun challenges for you and we’re combining our favorite Winnie & Walter products with Essentials by Ellen goodies. Be sure to visit the blog to participate in the challenges you like!

SALE

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Ellen Hutson is having a sale to celebrate the Share the Love Week! 🙂 Save 10% on Winnie & Walter and Essentials by Ellen products from Monday, June 20th through Saturday, June 25th. No coupon code needed! Just start shopping!

GIVEAWAYS

There are tons of giveaways this week! Here’s a list:

  • 2 random commentors from the Share the Love Week posts on the w&w blog will receive the Brushstroke Wonderful die cut set along with the Totally Awesome stamp set from Essentials by Ellen.
  • Each day 1 randomly drawn participant will receive a $25 credit to Ellen Hutson AND a $25 credit to the w&w shop.
  • Ellen Hutson LLC will also be playing along with a post per day in the CLASSroom with giveaways, so check that out by clicking HERE.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and comment on the posts on the w&w blog and be sure to enter a couple of challenges. Like I mentioned in the video, I am hosting the Transparent challenge. You could use vellum, acetate, tissue paper, etc! Thanks for reading today’s post. Xo

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click W&W for Winnie & Walter, EH for Ellen Hutson

Hey, friends and happy Saturday to all of you! I am so glad to be sharing another Saturday Stamp Day video with you. A couple of days ago, the adorable and brand new Magical Unicorns set from My Favorite Things arrived. When I first saw this set, lots of ideas popped into my mind. So today I am sharing a cute and colorful sequin shaker card made with these unicorns.

Isn’t that stamp set the cutest? I had so much fun making this project!

magical-fullFirst, I stamped and colored one of the unicorns from the Magical Unicorns set from My Favorite Things. Lots of images come with this set so there are endless possibilities! I also colored one of the rainbow and clouds image with my Copic markers. Next, I created the focal point of this card. I die cut the cloud from the End of the Rainbow once and I added a bit of blue shading with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to give it a little bit of an extra touch. Afterwards, I die cut that cloud once more to create a fun and whimsical sequin shaker with the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers.

ssd-closeupAfter filling up the sequin shaker with a fun mix of sequins, I heat embossed a sentiment with Long Island Teal embossing powder from WOW. This is one of my favorite embossing powders because of the gorgeous aqua color mixed with the gold glitter. It’s absolutely stunning! Since this unicorn and rainbow were so cute, I wanted to add some colorful patterned paper. I used the Everyday Collection paper pad from Avery Elle. Finally, I finished off my card with some sequins, a bit of Wink of Stella Glitter and a touch of Glossy Accents!

That’s it for now! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by. xo

WINNER

Last week I gave away one Mini MISTI in honor of MISTI May-nia. I received so many comments and you all were so excited about winning a MISTI! The winner is Marta! Please create an account on mysweetpetunia.com in case you don’t have one already and reply to my email. I’ll give you further details. Thanks everybody for entering the giveaway! 🙂

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson.

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Happy Friday everybody! Winnie & Walter is premiering their February Release and it’s truly fabulous. Today we are showcasing lots of different sets. However, there is one set I am particularly excited about. It’s the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set. You heard that right… LS Exclusives.

I had the honor to create my own exclusive stamp set for Winnie & Walter. Being on their design team is truly a dream. Shay is the most understanding DT leader on the whole planet. When I told her I would love to design my own stamp set (even though I have zero illustrating skills!) she told me she could make that dream come true! I created a mood board with lots of pictures of cute little birds and I shared my ideas. Then, she got Evelin from Evelin T Designs to illustrate the designs. A couple of weeks later I received the draft of the stamp set and I adored it so we went for it and here it is… I am in love with the set and I hope you are, too! Be sure to keep on reading my post until the very end because there is a giveaway. 🙂

In today’s video I am showcasing the brand new LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set along with the Kindness with Evelin T set.

For this project, I did a lot of masking. Simple masking is one of my favorite techniques out there because it immediately adds a lot of dimension to the project. The best thing about it is that it is very easy to do. If you don’t have masking paper, you could also use some printer paper and removable adhesive. Whatever works the best for you!

laurasterckx_w&w_feb_so_tweetI started out by stamping one of the cute birds from the So Tweet stamp set. That buddy makes me smile. Just look at his wild feathers on top of his head. He’s simply adorable. I stamped him once more on some masking paper so I could mask him off and stamp a scenery. For the fun cacti stamps, I used the brand new Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set by Winnie & Walter. After finishing all of the masking, I colored the images with Copic Markers.

closeupI thought this tropical and colorful scenery could use a bold sentiment. The So Tweet stamp set comes with multiple sentiment stamps but I decided to use the You’re so tweet saying. To add some extra color, I colored that heart with yellow tones and I added a coat of Glossy Accents on it for more dimension. I was inspired by peachy colors for this card so I used the Fruit Sorbet Sparkly Shaker Mix from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards. This mix is so soft and it definitely screams SPRING to me. 🙂 Finally, I adhered a strip of peachy/ pinkish woodgrain patterned paper by Create A Smile Stamps to coordinate with the sequins.

GIVEAWAY

I am giving away 3 of the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp sets. Simply leave a comment here by Friday  March 5th at 11:59 pm EST and I will be picking and contacting the winners shortly after. Good luck!

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for reading today’s post and for watching my videos. I only just realized I hit 9,000 subscribers on YouTube. Unbelievable. I am beyond thrilled and grateful. A big thanks to all of you! Xo

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, LUCY for Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.


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Happy Friday! In today’s blog post I am sharing two cards and one video using the Love and a Dog, Tribal Chic Borders and Fresh Cut Roses stamp sets from The Ton. I am joining The Ton today for their Anniversary Release blog hop filled with lots of inspiration, giveaways and talented designers.

For my first card, I got creative with some masking and layered stamping using the Love and a Dog stamp set along with the Fresh Cut Roses set. I added a bold touch by stamping a border using the brand new Tribal Chic Borders set.

That little pup makes me so happy. It probably makes me that happy because it reminds me of my own dog, Jinny. She’s white, fluffy and cute (and she’s sitting on my lap while I’m typing this!). First I went ahead and masked off the image on some white card stock since I wanted a big and bold flower background behind that puppy. While that mask was on, I stamped 6 flowers using the gorgeous inks from The Ton. I used two of the bundles (Peony + Orchid) but you can also get those colors individually. For the soft purple roses, I created my own combination using the Ballet Slippers, Soft Orchid and Orchid Crush inks.

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After stamping those roses, I peeled off the mask and colored the dog. Since I used the Caviar ink from The Ton, I was able to use Copic markers without any problems! Next, I stamped and colored a flower headband since that matched the backdrop perfectly. For some extra sparkle and shine, I added both Stardust Stickles and Glossy Accents. These two together are a match made in heaven. I also stamped a sentiment from the Fresh Cut Roses stamp set and some pretty hearts from the Love and a Dog set. Finally, I wanted to add a bold touch so I stamped a border from the Tribal Chic Borders set and I embellished the card with some of my beloved sequins.

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For my second card, I used the same products and technique. However, I switched up the design a bit by using different colors of ink. I started out by stamping the dog on some masking paper and by cutting a curved line under the dog. After cutting that out, I adhered the mask on top of the stamped dog. Next, I stamped the flowers from the new Fresh Cut Roses set using various ink pads. Instead of using the pink and purples I used for the first card, I added a bit of yellow from the Citrine bundle and a bit or coral using the Coral bundle.

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After stamping all of the flowers, I peeled off the mask and adhered a cute little pup I colored with Copic markers. For the rest of the card, I did the same like I did for the first card! Easy! 🙂

BLOG HOP

As I mentioned in my video and in the beginning of my blog post, these cards and video are part of the Anniversary Release blog hop hosted by The Ton. In total, there are 15 blog posts waiting for you packed with inspiration using some of the brand new products. I am in love with the goodies I got to use and I can’t wait to see what the other designers have come up with.

Your next stop on the hop is Eunji Jung’s blog. Click HERE to be forwarded.

Here’s a full list of bloggers who are participating.

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GIVEAWAY

There are four (4) $10 gift certificates and one (1) $25 gift certificate as blog hop prizes. How would you like to win one of those gift cards? 🙂 Simply leave comments on the blog posts. Comments must be left by Wednesday, January 20th at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!

Thanks so much for reading my post. See you soon! xo

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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