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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018

This is my favorite time of the year! When we do the 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist. And, if you’re at my blog? That means you’ve made it through the entire TWELVE days!! So exciting! There are always so many guests and so many prizes so you want to make sure you stop at every blog to comment during this VERY special 12 days. Be sure to start at the Ellen Hutson Blog to be guided along the way.

Now, you see that big ‘ol box above? I’m thrilled to be teamed up with my super sweet friend, Amy Tsuruta .  She and I are using the prompt of Clearly Christmas for our Tags today. So anything CLEAR.  Let me show you my tag below and you’ll see what I mean.

So, you can see that I used “clear” acetate for my shaker tag and the new Crystal “clear” Droplets from Essentials by Ellen Embellishments There are other “clear” elements. as well. Glossy Accents, The Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen, so you get the idea, right? But, think CLEAR elements. And, seriously now…aren’t those Holiday Gnomes from Reverse Confetti adorable? By the way, Amy is on the Design Team for Reverse Confetti and you should TOTALLY follow her on Instagram to see all her amazing work.

Click –> HERE <– to follow Amy on Instagram. 

** GIVEAWAY **
There will be TWELVE $25 gift certificates to the Ellen Hutson store and one lucky winner will walk away with a grand prize of a gift certificate of $150!! WOWZA!! How much fun is THAT?! Imagine all the crafty goodies you could buy? ;)

Since today is the last day of the 12 Days it’s a great day to go back and review all of the other tags you may have missed. You can always go back to day one or any other day from the Ellen Hutson blog.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today. All of my products used today are listed below. Affiliate codes used for your convenience.

December 2018 – Essentials by Ellen

Yay!! It’s a new month and a new release from Ellen Hutson! This one may be one of my faves EVER!! It is just so much fun. And there are SO many amazing options.  I think it will be your favorite release, too. Maybe until the next one. Hahhahaha!!

Here is my card:

This card was so much fun to make. I used the Letterboard set, the Letterboard Larger Alpha, and the Letterboard Script 1.  These sets are interchangeable and they just require your imagination. How perfect would these be for an invitation, a quote, or something humorous to brighten someone’s day? Pinterest is full of Letterboard ideas and inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by today! 💕

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Essentials August Challenge With Ellen Hutson

Hi there! And long time no see. :) I won’t go into my personal business for being away from my crafty schtuff, but it’s nice to be back on the ‘ol blogaroo with a card for Ellen Hutson, LLC today and I really hope you enjoy it.

This month on the the Ellen Hutson Blog we’re mixing things up a bit. Instead of doing a color challenge/trend we are going to be focusing on how to use alcohol inks. They are so much fun!! For joining in on the challenge, you could have a chance to win $50 to the Ellen Hutson store! Be certain to visit the BLOG for all the details.

Here is the card that I made. I used the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Over It by Julie Ebersole and the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Unicorns ‘N Rainbows by Julie Ebersole. for my card.

I selected a variety of Ranger/Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  Trying to keep in a bit of a rainbow “collection”, but knowing that I will 100% NOT go in order. I used Yupo paper to drop the inks onto and also a straw to move the inks around. If I was satisfied I left the section alone, if not, I dropped Alcohol Ink Blending Solution onto the area and either just let the droplet be or used the straw again. At times I needed to use the felt pad and applicator to really move the inks around, but not much. I believe it was twice. (Which you can kind of see looking at the image below.)

 

I die-cut the panel down to size and die cut the clouds from the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Unicorns ‘N Rainbows by Julie Ebersole die set from the remainder of the panel. I love the puffy little clouds in this set. So darn cute!! I stamped the rainbow and the greeting onto the Yupo paper using Versamark Ink and then GENTLY heat embossed with white embossing powder to preventing warping. (Yupo is a synthetic paper that is non-porous and works incredible with alcohol ink techniques.)

My last two card panels were also die-cut using the MFT Die-Namics A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 2. I love this set and use it ALL the time. Once I adhered everything in place then I FINALLY attached my cute little puffy clouds with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares Small, Black .  Around the perimeter of the main panel for a bit of extra shimmer I used Stickles Glitter Glue (use your favorite shiny one).

This was a fun card for me to make and really packs a POW! I just love the colors and the sentiment so very much.

Wishing you ALL bright and sunny days.

 

 

 

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Two Takes On A Trend March 2018

Hey everyone! Welcome to my Two Takes on a Trend post for Ellen Hutson in the CLASSroom. Myself and Michele Ferguson are using this palette to show our cards in TWO very different ways. (Be sure to check out the The CLASSroom for the post featuring the palette or her blog to see her beautiful card, too.)

Here is the Pantone Palette that we are using for our cards:

PREEEETTTTYYY!!!! 😍

So, hold on to your hats. I softened the colors instead of making them brighter. I KNOW!! Same colors, just softer.

I used Distress Inks on watercolor cardstock for my focal image. The image was inlaid (much like a puzzle) using more layers of cardstock and adhesive.  I also stamped a few images off to the side in Versarmark which were heat embossed in gold. The sentiment is also stamped in Versamark, but is heat embossed in metallic navy (it’s a new fave).

I love how texture-y this card becomes simply by doing the inlay technique. It’s such a lovely way to make the sentiment the focal point, too.  Check out this prior card of mine to see what I mean. –> CLICK

As always, all my supplies are listed below and are linked to shop for your convenience. Thanks so much for stopping by today.  💗 (Don’t forget to stop by Michele’s blog and The CLASSroom, too!)

 

 

Get To Know The EH Design Team Blog Hop

This is an exciting day as we’re *formally* introducing ourselves and the brand-spankin’ new 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team/Ambassadors. It’s such a joy to be a part of this team and family. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I’m hoping that you arrived here from Laurel Beard’s blog. Don’t you just love her?

Even as someone who has been a maker of some variety for quite some time (ELEVEN YEARS!!) I always enjoy learning new tips and tricks from other crafters. The latest technique that I’ve learned and love is using Distress Oxide Inks (and some water) on Glossy Cardstock with Distress Glaze. Holy cowabunga, baby!! The finished look is amaaaazing! I’m going to try this on an upcoming blog post and I’m super excited.

For my card today I’m going to share one of *my* favorite techniques., which is watercolor backgrounds. I love to make them bold, loose and as eye-catching as possible.  I love the movement of the watercolor and for your eyes to be struck by the colors. This is not a difficult technique. You just have to put your fear aside…and let go.

LOTS of loose watercoloring from my fave Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set. I know many people have switched to tubes and pans. But I just love this set. It works for me. Plus, I can always buy replacement pans when I use an entire pan of color which I LOVE!  They’re super vibrant and you don’t have to buy the large set if you just want to try them out. The pearl colors are just as dreamy.

I used a stencil over the lower half of the card. I simply sponged Versamark through the stencil and then used Perfect Pearls in Sunflower Sparkle.  This gives it a beautiful and glowy look.

Of course, I HAD to give thanks to beautiful Ellen, herself. So, I die-cut the Essentials by Ellen Designer Die Many Thanks by Julie Ebersole 3 times using some scrap cardstock and adhered it to each other. Then I die-cut one more piece in gold glitter cardstock. That one went on top. Lovely dimension and perfectly glittery, too.

Embellishments were last and I added my favorite Sparkling Clear Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh. I think they are always amazing on ANY card.

Colorful and technique-y are kind of what I’m kind of all about.  I don’t mind getting inky and messy. :)


Here are some fun questions we were all asked to answer… Enjoy!

• Coffee or tea?
Most people that know me (even a little) KNOW that I am a coffee freak and post a TON of coffee memes on IG. ;)  ☕

• How did you come up with your blog name?
I am a longtime fan (over 36 years!!) of the rock group Rush. They have an album that is called Grace Under Pressure. On that album there is a symbol of a P/G, which stand for Grace Under Pressure. I loved this so much that rather than calling myself Grace Under Pressure I took the P/G concept and turned it papergrace. An homage to my favorite band and to papercrafts.

• Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself!
I can pop my left shoulder in and out of its socket. Gross, but fun at parties. 😁


All silliness aside, please be sure to hop and say hi to the entire Design Team. These ladies are INSANELY talented!!  Your next stop will be at the fabulous and wonderful Lisa Spangler’s blog!

Ardyth Percy Robb
Carissa Wiley
Carly Tee Minner
Carolyn Peeler
Elena Roussakis
Emily Midgett
Heather Campbell
Julia Stainton
Julie Ebersole
Justine Hovey
Kelly Griglione
Kittie Caracciolo
Laurel Beard
   YOU ARE HERE — >>Lisa Adametz
Lisa Spangler  <<—UP NEXT
Lydia Evans
Michele Ferguson
Sandy Allnock
Sharon Harnist
Therese Calvird

 

 

 

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