Ellen Hutson… 12 Tags of Christmas

Ho, Ho HELLO! I’m thrilled to be participating as a guest designer for this year’s 12 Tags Of Christmas event over on the Ellen Hutson LLC Blog! Each day, one of the EH Design Team members has been paired with a guest (which today is MEEEE!) and I’m so happy to be sharing the stage today with the fabulous Lisa Spangler!!!

Each day the tags we create are inspired by a classic holiday carol or song. Can you guess what today’s is? That’s right ….


Lately I have become re-obsessed with my Gemini Foil Press and so the first thing I thought to use for my snowy-themed tags was the Essentials By Ellen Snowflake Hot Foil Stamp. I used the Essentials By Ellen Farmhouse Tags Dies as my base.

I created 4 tags using different coloured foils and embellished them using the Sweet Snowflakes Dies from My Favourite Things with glitter paper and white card finished off with some gemstones in the centres of the die cut snowflakes.

The foiled sentiments on each of the tags was created using the gorgeous Yana’s Christmas Sentiments Foil and Die set from Spellbinders.

The last of the tags I created uses the foil sheet negative space left from foiling with the Snowflake Hot Foil Stamp. For this I grabbed the Pinkfresh Studios Solid Foil Plate and foiled the tag so that the solid area foiled leaving the snowflake as the negative space. I love how there’s no more waste of the precious foil!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit! And thanks to Ellen and the team for letting me play along with these fantastic products.

All products I’ve used to create the tags can be found at the Ellen Hutson Store. (Affiliate links are used at no cost to you xxx)


Ellen Hutson Winter Release

Hey there!  I am so thrilled to be sharing a card with you today featuring some gorgeous products from the latest Essentials By Ellen Winter release.  There is such a great variety of products in this release, and I’ve had so much fun playing with them over the last couple of weeks.

The card I’m sharing today uses stamps from two different EBE sets – Cup of Cheer and Sending Holiday Cheer.  I also used the Pinkfresh Studios Diamonds Hot Foil Plate to add some shimmery detail to the background.

I started by stamping the elements I wanted for my card from the Cup of Cheer set in black pigment ink ( Versafine clair Nocturne) onto some watercolour cardstock.  I heat embossed the images with Ranger clear embossing powder and then used Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers to add a wash of colour to the images. 

As they were set aside to dry I stamped the large Sending Holiday Cheer stamp in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in Ranger Gold embossing powder onto a strip of white cardstock.  I trimmed it down and turned it into a flag shape by cutting a “V” into one end.

For some additional sparkle I decided to layer the sentiment and stamped images onto a foiled panel using the PinkFresh Studios Diamond Hot Foil plate.  I used Spellbinders gold foil and probably slightly over-foiled it as the lines of the foiled image are a little rough rather than perfectly clean and smooth.  I decided I actually quite liked it for this card so chose not to re-do it! 

I die cut the panel down using a pierced rectangle die and arranged the stamped images and sentiment onto the foiled panel using liquid adhesive and some foam tape for dimension.

I chose to place the panel onto a white A2 landscape card base but wanted a little more interest in the background.  I splattered a little Irresistible Gold Texture Spray onto the card base and once dry dded the assembled panel onto the front using foam tape.

For a final little flourish I added some extra embellishment using the EBE Colored Lights Droplets to tie in with the colours I used on the festive glassware.

Thanks for stopping by xxx

Supplies used:


Avery Elle Winter 2021 Release Blog Hop

Hey there! Today is the day! It’s time for the brand new Winter 2021 release from Avery Elle. We have lots of wonderful new designs available in this release but today I’m sharing the gorgeous Cherry On Top stamp set and dies!

I love cherries as a design element – they make me think of the 50’s and cherry soda’s and milkshakes! I often pair the red of cherries with a pale blue or aqua and so this is the theme I chose for this card too!

I stamped the cherry onto Canson watercolour paper with Versafine Clair Nocturn ink. Then I used Karin Brushmarkers to watercolour the image. To make the cherry glisten I covered them with liquid adhesive and sprinkled them with Ranger Rock Candy glitter. I love this stuff!!

For the background I pulled out the Invitation Frame Elle-ments and die cut it from whiite cardstock and again from some patterned paper from the Holiday Paper Collection.

To finish off I stamped the sentiment in grey ink and added a few sparkly gems just to up the glitz factor!!

There are lots of fabulous ideas to be had if you hop along with the rest design team! The next stop on the hop is Heather Campbell but for the full list please see below!

Avery Elle  
Caryn Davies HERE!
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis


Avery Elle … Merry

Hello peeps!  It’s Caryn with a festive Christmas card created with some fun products from the latest release.  The Merry die I’ve used on this card is one of my favourites of the whole release – I adore it!

I started by stamping a single layer branch from the Layered Pine stamp set on the background of the card.  I wanted the branches to radiate out from behind the green oval die cut (the positive piece left over from using the Quilted Frame Elle-ments on a card I shared a wee while ago!).  I added some tiny stars, another left over from cutting the Star Scene die for a previous card!
I cut some snow hills using the Slimline Borders elle-ments and adhered them in layers over the oval die cut.

I stamped the truck and trees from the Layered Holiday Truck set and arranged them in front of the oval and die cut the Merry in a blue cardstock to match the truck.As a final flourish I stamped and coloured the bow from the Prosecco-Ho-Ho stamp set and added it below the sentiment.  By the way, the “Tis The Season To Be” is a selectively stamped sentiment from the Prosecco stamp set!  I just covered the “Merry” on the end with washi tape before inking up the stamp, then removed it to stamp.


Merry Elle-ments

Layered Holiday Truck Clear Stamps

Layered Holiday Truck Elle-ments

Layered Pine Clear Stamps

Prosecco-Ho-Ho Clear Stamps

Slimline Borders Elle-ments

Star Scene Elle-mets

Quilted Frame Elle-ments


Ellen Hutson October 2021 Release

I’m back sharing another card using the fabulous October 2021 Release from Ellen Hutson LLC. The font in this sentiment set – Sending Holiday Cheer is one of my favourites of all time. It’s retro and funky and I love it!

I kept the card simple as the sentiment is really the star of the show. I started by splattering some Gold Shimmer texture spray by dropping a few spots onto the card base and setting it aside to dry. Meanwhile I die cut a stitched circle and stamped the sentiment onto it using Versamark ink. I then heat embossed it with Gold Tinsel embossing powder by Ranger – it’s one of my favourites! I also stamped and embossed the pine cone image from another new set in this release – Sweet Surprises. I added a little colour using a Zig Clean Colour brush marker in peach.

I adhered the circle slightly off centre onto a white A2 card base then added the pine cone images and finished off with a gold bow and a sequin!

Don’t forget, if you get your order in you may qualify for a free gift with your purchase, whilst stock lasts!




Ellen Hutson October 2021 Release

Hey there! I’m thrilled to be here today sharing a fun and festive card using some awesome products from the brand new Ellen Hutson October Release 2021. This release has something for everyone and I can’t wait to share what I’ve created!

First up is this one! This set is called Sweet Surprises and is full of the cutest images that can be stuffed inside the beautiful stocking. Just look at that bear!

I stamped and heat embossed the images in gold on watercolour card stock then coloured them is using Zig Clean Colour Markers markers. I love how you get such vibrant colour from them.

For the sentiment I stamped the image in Versamark on a piece of vellum and then heat embossed it again in gold. I die cut a frame using some rectangle dies and adhered the vellum into it. I then added some aqua coloured card behind that.

To add a bit more sparkle I used a some Ranger Gold Glitter Stickles around the edge of the frame and added a bow using gold thread with a star sequin to finish it off!


The brand new release is available right now and if you’re quick then you will qualify for a free gift with your purchase.  This will be automatically added to your purchase – no code required!


Avery Elle … Prosecco-Ho-Ho

Hey there!  I’m here today sharing this card created with the amazing Prosecco-Ho-Ho stamp set!  Anyone who’s ever met me probably knows I have a penchant for the odd glass of fizz!  So this set is one I’ll be reaching for to create a bunch of my holiday cards this year!!

I used the Star Scene Elle-ments to cut a starry backdrop and then stamped, coloured and die cut the images from the set.  I also layered in some foliage to make it even more festive using the Layered Pine stamp set.

Cheers everyone!


:Prosecco-Ho-Ho Clear Stamps

Prosecco-Ho-Ho Elle-ments

Layered Pine Clear Stamps

Layered Pine Elle-ments

Star Scene Elle-ments


Avery Elle … Layered Holiday Truck

Hi there, Caryn here today with a couple of cards and a video sharing some tips on using the Layered Holiday Truck stamp set.I love this vintage style set and once you get everything lined up it creates a fun, retro look perfect for the holidays.

I made two cards – one Fall themed and one Christmas themed.  I love how they both turned out.I pulled out some older die sets to create today’s cards.  The first uses the gorgeous Quilted Frame Elle-ments in a dark, pine green. and layered some snowy hills behind the oval aperture using the Slimline Borders Elle-ments  

The little holly flourish is from the Prosecco-ho-ho stamp set and I created the sentiment banners using the wavy banner from the Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments set.

For the second card I created a simple Thank You card by stamping the truck in two shades of blue and then loading it up with the little pumpkin stack from the set.  I die cut the Star Scene elle-ments and then finished it off with the sentiment from the Invitation Frame Elle-ments.

Supplies:Layered Holiday Truck Clear Stamps

Layered Holiday Truck Elle-ments

Prosecco-ho-ho Clear Stamps

Quilted Frame Elle-ments

Star Scene Elle-ments

Invitation Frame Elle-ments

Easy layers 1 Elle-ments


Avery Elle … Layered Pine

Hey there, it’s I’m here today sharing a card using some new products from the fall 2021 release as well as a couple of older ones! 

I’ve been having so much fun designing and using the layered stamp sets we have at Avery Elle.  Today I’m showcasing 2 of them – the Layered Holiday Truck and the Layered Pine stamp sets.  

A few tips I often use when creating with these sets is to use the MISTI and load all the layers of the image onto one platform.  This helps to stamp several images at a time.  For example, the Layered Pine set consists of two images so I put them into my stamping platform and make sure to use the exact same size piece of card each time.  You can use a square or rectangular die to be extra precise! In this case I cut squares of 9mm length.

To help line up the second layer of the stamp I sometimes use the printed carrier sheet that the stamps live on.  This can really help if the images are a bit more difficult to see through.

I used the same techniques when stamping the truck and the trees  It can take a bit of trial and error but once you have everything lined up you should get great results.
Once I stamped all images I die cut the Snow Scene Elle-ments in white and blended some aqua blue ink over the top half of it.  I used the wavy banner from the Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments and stamped the sentiments from the Layered Holiday Truck set onto them.  
Here’s a wee tip when you want a curved sentiment but the stamp is straight.  Die cut the piece you want to stamp onto.  The flip it over so the front side is facing down and put a clear stamping block on top of it.  Curve your sentiment to the shape you want it to stamp onto then turn the die cut back over and ink up your stamp and it will be lined up to the shape of the die cut! 

I made the wee Happy Holidays flag from the same wavy banner die but snipped it in half and added a slither of card for the the stick!


Layered Pine Clear Stamps

Layered Pine Elle-ments

Layered Holiday Truck Clear Stamps

Layered Holiday Truck Elle-ments

Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments

Snow Scene Elle-ments


Avery Elle … Halloween S’mores

Here today sharing a card featuring the new Halloween S’mores stamp set –  the cutest collection of Halloween treats you ever did see!! In the UK s’mores aren’t really a thing (we don’t have Graham crackers here) but we do make our own versions using good old McVities chocolate digestives!!  Not sure how they compare to the originals but they do taste good!

Anyway, back to the card!  I started with a white A2 landscape card and blended some lime green ink to give a bit of background colour.  

I used the Double Pierced Rectangle dies and cut a mat and then a smaller frame using two of the smaller rectangles.  I then blended orange and purple inks onto the frame to keep with the Halloween vibe! I adhered the frame onto the mat and popped them onto the card front using foam tape.

I coloured the cute s’more characters using Copics and then stamped and die cut them and popped them onto the card using foam tape.For the sentiment I used the banner from Easy Layers 1 die set and stamped the Halloween is S’more onto it in black and orange then completed the card by stamping “fun with friends like you” underneath – finishing off with a couple of stars.


Halloween S’mores Clear Stamps

Halloween S’mores Elle-ments

Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-ments

Easy Layers 1 Elle-ments