Essentials by Ellen New Release Blog Hop

Essentials by Ellen New Release Blog Hop
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Hello and WELCOME to hoppers coming from Jennifer McGuire's blog! You've found the next stop on the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!

Lucky you - I'm givin' away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set too!  The person who wins can chose any in stockEssentials by Ellen stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) from Ellen Hutson.com  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway over in The CLASSroom!  To enter that, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

ALL winners will be announced in the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check in there on that date to see if you're a winner!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the hoppers!

Now on to the cards! I'm giving you a look at the Hinged Thanks Die, Otterly Awesome Stamp Set, Otter Ware Set, and Wonky Backgrounds Stamp Set. Let's get to it ...

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This die is pretty nifty. Instead of simply cutting out a letter, a little bit of each one is scored so you can use it to cut letter-shaped "windows" - which is super cool.  But where I think this die really shines is the way it lets you cut and layer letters too (like I did here). Rainbows, ombré ... so many cool possibilities!

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This card uses my favorite set from this release: Wonky Backgrounds. "What?!" you say? Why is that one my favorite when there are so many cute otters and the fabulous gal with the towel on her head? Don't get me wrong, I dig 'em all, but this ... this is one of those must-have tools everyone needs in their stamping arsenal. Texture, shapes, and smaller elements - everything you need to add a little "oomph" to your cards.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter my giveaway and then hop on over and say “hi!” to:

CARLY TEE MINNER!

Thanks for hoppin' with us today!