Essentials By Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop

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Hi there crafty people, and welcome to my stop on the the Essentials by Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should have arrived here straight from the CLASSroom.

And, woooohooo!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!

For my projects today I’m using some really awesome new coordinating new products! I looooove dies that coordinate with stamps, don’t you? I also used one of the new die sets as a stand alone project.

My first card features the oh-so fabulous Santa from the Tis the Season Stamps . I LOVE this Santa!! I used the stamp and coordinating die from Tis the Season Dies to cut this cutie out 3 times.  And I used another super cute stamp from Santa’s Flight to really make the card “POP!”

LisaAdametz-Ho3-10202015-1Santa’s shades were made shiny were Black Enamel Accents and White Enamel Accents were used for the pom-poms on the hats. He was colored using Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Color Pencils.

This is the second card I made and I neeeeeeeded to get watercolor-y. :) So I broke out my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set.  After cutting the watercolor paper to size I loosely watercolored a background using colors I thought would be pleasing for Fall/Autumn.

LisaAdametz--ThankfulGourds-10202015-1Place a piece of watercolor paper onto a piece of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets, remove the liner paper and burnish well. Place your die on to the paper and run through the die-cutting machine. By doing this you have a perfectly die-cut piece with a sticky side that still has a liner on it  — which can be removed when you are ready. I love these sheets!

I then very lightly watercolored the blooms and leaves from the Gourd-jus Dies set. After adding some thin strips of Little B washi, I simply adhered everything down — lifting the liner from the backs of the die-cut pieces and adding teensy pieces of foam to the back of the falling leaf.  There’s not much left to completing this card. Stamping the sentiment and adding the embellishments…but the finished result is so lovely.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today as much as *I* enjoyed making them for you. These blog hops are so fun. Make sure you hop on over to the phenomenal SANDY ALLNOCK’S Blog to see what gloriousness she has created!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Happy hoppin’!

350 Responses to 'Essentials By Ellen Holiday II Release Blog Hop'

  1. Sharri Reeves says:

    Love your cards, they are always so cute and inspiring.

  2. Cindy G. says:

    Love the Santa times 3 card. So clever!

  3. Wow Lisa, you have been busy! Great cards. (My email addy: [email protected]

  4. Di W says:

    Your water color card is pretty. I like your color choices. And, Ho x3 is cute.

  5. Love them both…especially the 1st one! So much fun!!

  6. trishreddick says:

    Your Santas with their cool shades made me smile! And the watercolor one is beautiful. So glad I stopped by!

  7. Aubrey Myers says:

    Both of these cards are so cute! I really love the watercolor!

  8. boilermom27 says:

    Love the Santa card, especially…HO 3…lol

  9. Liz McAllister says:

    The new gourd die set looks beautiful

  10. Patrice DIckie says:

    Fantastic cards

  11. Loydene says:

    Thank you — love that superscript sentiment!

  12. kReN kurts says:

    These Essentials are really fabulous–and need I say, essential? So many wonderful designs! kReN

  13. Ellie f says:

    Super Cute santas :)

  14. Carol says:

    looks like it’s time to break out all my holiday stamps and get cracking.

  15. Pam B says:

    Great cards!

  16. DebSelby says:

    Love watercolour so the second one is my favourite but they both look great

  17. JanetB says:

    The Santas are so cute, I love the HO 3.

  18. Cathy Homan says:

    Santa’s remind me of the Blues Brothers! So cute.

  19. Janet Cobb says:

    Love the cards…especially that too cool Santa!

  20. Karine boivin says:

    I love love love your watercolor background!!!

  21. Linda Sodano says:

    Great cards! The fal one is unique and very pretty! The Santa card is loads of fun!l

  22. Melissa says:

    Such different card styles, both great. I love the three Santa card, and the other is so watercolory and pretty. Thank you for the inspiration!

  23. dotjiris says:

    That Ho3 is the cutest card ever. Love it!

  24. Katy says:

    The Santas are adorable. Stay blessed!

  25. Jen B says:

    Great ideas!

  26. Kate says:

    Lovely cards and I love those stand-alone dies too!

  27. Nancy Ward says:

    How FUN and creative!

  28. Audrey says:

    Love your cards today especially those Watercolors!

  29. Kerry D says:

    That HO3 sentiment is such fun and the shades on Santa are so cute — just makes me smile. Great cards.

  30. Varada says:

    Those ghost Santas are so darn cute and I love your color scheme for Autumn. Tfs

  31. Hazel says:

    Sooo love these! I quickly pinned your autumn card; the colors are perfect! And, going to have to get the dies for the sunglasses Santa that I couldn’t get enough of last year! TFS!

  32. Maureen Reiss says:

    Great cards!! Santa one is Adorable!!

  33. Marie O says:

    Love the watercoloring behind those great dies.

  34. Mary-Anne V. says:

    such a fun santa card and love the watercolour.

  35. Nancy Lee says:

    Both cards are excellent but that Santa card is adorable!!!

  36. Tamara says:

    Love those cool Santa’s!

  37. Super cute and elegance too! You are so talented! TFS

  38. Another great release. . .more beautiful cards. Thank you!!

  39. ginadu says:

    Wonderful cards, love that you used some supplies on a Non-holiday card, fabulous!!!

  40. Kimberly H says:

    Love that Ho3 stamp! So cute!

  41. Pai Meng says:

    love the watercolor!

  42. Lori B says:

    Love that Santa card-super cute! thanks for the tip on the adhesive sheets-I’ll be checking those out!

  43. Karen D says:

    Love the Santa card, just too cute with those shades. And the colors on the thankful one are beautiful

  44. Paula Munro says:

    Santa is so ” shady” . Love him.

  45. Love the watercolor background on the second card

  46. glow:) says:

    hey… love that second card… so gorgeous and i love the blue and taupe-ish colors…sweet.. thanks for the card share:)

  47. LesLee says:

    LOL H-3 that is funny.. great job on both these cards… Thanks so much for sharing!

  48. Lady Fair says:

    Love the versatility of this new release. Your cards are striking! Thanks for the chance to win.

  49. Sharon Brand says:

    Fabulous cards, especially the quirky Santa!

  50. Marlene B says:

    Really cute cards

  51. Sandy Stern says:

    The blue and brown card is a refreshing change, right down to the bronze sequins.

  52. Jean Purpura says:

    What a fun modern Santa!

  53. Jan O says:

    Great release, cards and hop!

  54. Amye says:

    Love the inspiration!

  55. Barb M. says:

    Love the new designs!

  56. Sandy says:

    Your watercolor card convinced me that I must have the Gourd-jas dies…also, need to perfect my watercolor technique.

  57. Louise says:

    What wonderful cards. I am enjoying the hop. It’s so fun to see the ideas and creations for this new release!

  58. Kim Daniel says:

    Both cards are so cute and unique in their own way.

  59. Jean Arizona says:

    Love your cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. karen b says:

    Love those little santas.

  61. pamboe says:

    I love the HO3 stamp and how you used it.

  62. Ruth Oie says:

    Pretty and fun

  63. Sheryl Peavy says:

    Live the Santa card.

  64. Betty says:

    wonderful cards Lisa – great watercolored card!

  65. Love them both! Especially the first one, so fun! TFS

  66. Karen King says:

    I love that tis the season set – the dies make it so much more versitile! Great cards.

  67. Patty Cadby says:

    Clever Santa card

  68. Jamie Vanskiver says:

    Awesome cards! Love the Santa too! He’s hip lol

  69. Sheryl Peavy says:

    Love the card not live.

  70. Cathy says:

    Beautiful!!!! Love the Fally watercolor…Thanks for sharing!!!

  71. conil says:

    I adore that Santa and the HO3 sentiment is very cool, as is your choice of patterned papers.

  72. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful! So nice to see the blue and grey for a different take on Fall.

  73. CandyW says:

    Beautiful colors on the fall card, and the Santa is just adorable!!!

  74. Claudia S. says:

    Love the Santa with sun glasses…who knew????

  75. Jolie S. says:

    love that santa card and such a clever sentiment! lol

  76. Chris Scherer says:

    Love the water color background on your second card.

  77. SUSAN JACOBS says:

    nice work. Love the fall card.

  78. What beautiful cards!

  79. Alicia says:

    Beautiful!

  80. Barb Dalious says:

    Love the watercolor card! Thanks for sharing your hard work.

  81. Janet D. says:

    I love that Santa too! Love your cards!

  82. Mary W says:

    Good way to get more mileage from the stamps!

  83. Jean Bullock says:

    The Santa card made me chuckle. Very cute and fun!

  84. Donna Whitten says:

    Great cards, thanks for sharing!

  85. Holy smokes! I love the colors on the Santa card and the pattern play you have going on. LOVE IT!

  86. What fun and bright cards! I love that Santa, too!

  87. jellybeanerz says:

    What a great card! It brings up so many different memories and feelings for me! The Santa trio reminds me of the lead singers of ZZ Top! The circle cut paper looks like a warm fuzzy sweater and the red and white stripe reminds me of candy cane in the stockings or hung on the Xmas tree! Fantabulous work!

  88. Felicita says:

    Cute, Cute and double cute love the Santa card………..

  89. CactusLynda says:

    Santa…aka ZZ Top! Cute!

  90. Jo Lindskog says:

    Blog hops are so much fun. I get so many ideas on how to use the stamps/dies in so many different ways!

  91. Cheryl says:

    Fun cards!

  92. Sherisse says:

    I love your cars especially the watercoloured one! I wish I can own Gansai Tambi Watercolour Set too but it is unavailable where I live and the shipping costs from online shops are very expensive :( Someday I hope! :)

  93. Maria says:

    Wonderful projects!! :) Maria

  94. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great cards! Love the Santas, and those new gourd dies, they are fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. Robin in WA says:

    Cute cards!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free stamp set!!

  96. Janet Swofford says:

    Love your cards! That Santa is one cool dude! And your fall card is beautiful especially the watercoloring! My email is:[email protected]

  97. Nancy Wilcox says:

    Love HO3! Cute cards. Email is nwilcox95 (at) comcast (dot) net

  98. Michele F says:

    I LOve and want that Santa in my own stocking!!! Your cards make my heart goo pitter-patter- PING!
    =] Michele

  99. Dorothy C. says:

    Great cards! Can’t wait to get my hands on the Tis the Season dies. I also liked your tip on die cutting using the adhesive sheet. Thanks for the chance to win. [email protected]

  100. Christine M says:

    those santas want me to say DUDE!!! Love the blue watercolor also

  101. Nana Griffin says:

    Oh my these are cute.

  102. allenjeni says:

    these are divine!!! I love, love, love them!!!!

  103. Kristy Tyra says:

    Very nice card! It makes me want to look over my Gelli Arts monoprinted papers. If you’ve never tried it (Gelli plate), you owe it to yourself! Addictive!

  104. Dawn Young says:

    Just found Essentials by Ellen…Hooked!! Placed my first order and have a list for another order. Love your santa with sunglasses!!

  105. Debs says:

    Love the designs and colors. Great use of the products.

  106. Laura says:

    I like the Thankful For You

  107. Simply-AJ says:

    Great inspiration! Love love love the Santa card and your watercolored card is perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing!!

  108. Loved your santa card!

  109. Janie T says:

    Fun Santas. Nice cards.

  110. Linda Lander says:

    Your Santa card puts a smile on my face…and I am sure everyone’s that sees it..

  111. Sue Smith says:

    Love your Santa card. Terrific background in the ‘Thankful for you’ card.

  112. Lindsay w says:

    Such cute cards, thanks for sharing

  113. lisamom says:

    Santa card is soooo cute!

  114. Sandy M says:

    Both great cards, but I love the three Santa’s with that super fun sentiment!

  115. Bernice says:

    Cute cards!

  116. Linda Baker says:

    Love the Santa card! So cute!

  117. Nicki says:

    I really like the variety of designs from you talented ladies.

  118. Jan E says:

    Now that’s one cool Santa! Love your card!

  119. Donna Dacy says:

    These are lovely…And Santa with the shades…how cute. TFS

  120. Sandy R says:

    Thanks for sharing. I loved the humor of the Santa card.

  121. Kathy R. says:

    Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration to make some beautiful things.

  122. Cynthia Beley says:

    Love both of these fun cards.

  123. Michal D says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Hope I’ll win ;)

  124. Rose Dierking says:

    I loved the Santas on your first card I think that they are so cool and I love non traditional Santa cards.

  125. Love the Santa’s. Great card!

  126. Hussena says:

    Both your cards are fabulous …especially the Santa one is too adorable for words

  127. Love those cool dude Santas.

  128. irisesther54 says:

    Beautiful cards.

  129. Wonderful cards! I can’t wait to try out these new stamps and dies! :-)

  130. Shirley says:

    Beautiful cards!

  131. Ho Ho Ho! What a cute card! Love the great colors!
    Take Care!
    Michele

  132. valerieserfozo says:

    What awesome cards!

  133. julie says:

    Great die sets in this release.

  134. Robyn I says:

    Such pretty cards! Love the Ho3 card – too funny!

  135. ann greene says:

    I love both of the cards, HO-HO-HO!

  136. Carisa says:

    You KNOW how much I love that HO3 card!!! ;) The gold stamping and twine was the perfect finishing touch! <3 Loving the watercolor background on your 2nd card. A unique take on fall and it reminds me of the way the skies can be so bright and vivid yet cloudy with a hint of a storm brewing here in October. Love your style, girl!

  137. Karen Armstrong says:

    The black enamel on the sunglasses is a cool idea! I never would have thought of that!

  138. Bobbie Bluegill says:

    Such great Santas enjoying the sun.

  139. I love the Sunglass Santas, so fun! Gotta have some of that black and white enamel! Love the watercolor card because, well, it’s watercolor! Unexpected colors for Autumn make it a winner.

  140. AnnB says:

    Great cards! The watercolor one is my favorite!

  141. donnahitz says:

    Such a fun design! Made me smile!

  142. Nancy Lynn Kenny (Monahan) says:

    Lisa, although I love both of your cards, I gotta say that your watercolor piece is just “gorgeous”! I love the fall non-traditional colors you chose as I always enjoy seeing something different. Honestly girl, your cards rock! TFS

  143. MarlaHess says:

    Love them both!

  144. Dee dee says:

    The Santa card is so cute! Love the water color background, too!

  145. Leanne in CA says:

    Love the Santa card, so fun! Thanks for sharing this great new release.

  146. Carol K says:

    those Santas are so jolly. . . great cards

  147. Julie C. says:

    This is so Cute!

  148. Love the Santa one! Great cards :)

  149. Ma. Cristina Merino Frias says:

    I love the Santa’s sun glasses card!!!

  150. Verda says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  151. Veronica Hunt says:

    What a cute idea. Love the santas!

  152. barbara lassiter says:

    The really “cool” santas are adorable and I love the beautiful card with the watercolor background. Just lovely!

  153. Karen V. says:

    Retro Santas!

  154. Syl Leung says:

    Lovely cards

  155. Rukmini says:

    Your cards are really cute!! I love the colours of the watercoloured one :)

  156. karla1229 says:

    Love the watercoloured background and your Santa card! Thanks for the chance to win :) [email protected]

  157. Rosa M. Vasquez says:

    Pretty cards. The first one (Santas) reminds me of “ZZTop”. Made me laugh!

  158. Carol says:

    Great cards. Love the shades on Santa.

  159. Sandy D says:

    Love the ZZ TOP santas! Don’t know if that was what you were going for – but works for me!

  160. Pamiepk says:

    The “Ho to the 3rd power” cracks me up – as a science teacher, I looked at it as HO3. Made my day!

  161. Yvonne C. says:

    Pretty cards, love the sentiments.

  162. Delikt72 says:

    ZZ Top Santas…now I’ve seen it all!

  163. Julia says:

    Too cute!

  164. Lindarub says:

    Love the Santas on your card.

  165. Diane says:

    These are great, loving the new products, especially the dies!!

  166. Teri W says:

    Love the Santa in glasses!

  167. Agata says:

    Awesome cards! Love those Santas and their glasses! :)

  168. Love your cards, the Santa one is so cheery and awesome and the watercolor thank you is so soft and pretty!

  169. Brithzi Sandy says:

    Great cards. The Santas are so cute. The “Thankful” card is “gourd-jus”!

  170. cqblue says:

    Wonderful Sandy. I really like what you did with the watercolor.

  171. Victoria hill says:

    Wow, your two cards are such different styles! Both beautiful.

  172. Bethann d says:

    So cute

  173. shartl says:

    Both your cards are awesome but that Santa one cracks me up! So fun!
    [email protected]

  174. Carolee says:

    LOVE your Santa card and this new release!!!

  175. Wonderful cards! 2 totally different styles and they are both lovely. Thanks!

  176. Cris says:

    what an amazing release and love the unique colors on card #2

  177. LynneZ says:

    Great cards with the new holiday products!

  178. Adorable Santa and great techniques, thanks!

  179. Michele says:

    Great cards I love Santa in Ray Bans.

  180. Eileen M says:

    Just love that little Santa, and was looking for a new idea for this year! Love it!

  181. Megan says:

    I love them both! Love your loose watercolor background.

  182. ninewood says:

    Beautifully done!!

  183. Barbara says:

    Clor choice for design is perfect,

  184. Marsha Field says:

    Love the Santa HO3 card! LOL

  185. Margie says:

    I like them both but I like the Santa in the sunglasses a little better.

  186. tereazua says:

    Beautiful cards. Santa HO3 is so fun, and I love the watercoloring in the second one.

  187. JanM says:

    I love both of your cards. Thanks for the great tip using watercolor paper and dies!

  188. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  189. Karen P. says:

    Love your cards. The Gourd-jus dies are wonderful.

  190. Doreen c says:

    Love to see creative designs

  191. Kathie Reid says:

    Great ideas!! Hope to use them soon.

  192. Patt H. says:

    Both cards are awesome! I really love the sunglasses on the Santa faces. Making them shiny is a great touch!

  193. Becky Reynolds says:

    Clever and cute cards! TFS.

  194. What fun cards! I love the HO3 sentiment!

  195. mjmarmo says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  196. Debbie C says:

    Great cards! Those Santa’s are too cool with the shades!

  197. Oh my gosh, the sentiment on the first card is awesome! Love the patterned papers you used too.

  198. Jill says:

    Great cards Lisa, especially love the Santa card and HO3!

  199. Candy says:

    I love the water color effect. Thanks so much! (cbee at inbox dot com)

  200. Pam says:

    Love both your cards, especially the Santa trio.

  201. Ericka Strange says:

    Cute cards, love the santa with the sunglasses

  202. Carol H. says:

    Awesome cards and beautiful water coloring!!

  203. Amy Cooley says:

    These Santa’s are fun!

  204. Your Santa card is so cool and trendy, his Sunnies just make him that much more fun loving!. I love the colour combo for the colour wash for the blue card too. Thanks or being so inspiring. Hugs Jo

  205. Kathy W says:

    Great cards! Love the Santas!

  206. Nandini says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the new release!

  207. Amy Moore says:

    love the incognito santa

  208. Amy Davis King says:

    Love your cards!!

  209. Kate B says:

    Great cards, especially the Santa one!

  210. severett1176 says:

    Great cards!

  211. lafs819 says:

    Love the cards especially the blue watercolor one.

  212. spmd4Star says:

    Great cards. The pattern on the Santa one reminds me of a winter sweater. :) [email protected]

  213. peggyjoyce says:

    Love those triple Santa’s…..LOL

  214. Joan m says:

    I love watercolor and am always so glad to see new ideas. Your is beautiful!

  215. Jennifer L. says:

    Lovely cards!

  216. Randi DuPrey says:

    Those Santa’s are so fun looking, reminds me of ZZ Top

  217. Rufus says:

    Your Santa card is a hoot, just made me smile! And the watercolor….well it’s simply lovely!

  218. Lanae F says:

    Such awesome cards, this release is great!

  219. wavesinger says:

    Your right that Santa is adorable.

  220. susanscrap says:

    All these new dies are so helpful! Your cards are fabulous! So is this blog hop!

  221. Sandy Small says:

    I love diecuts, they are so fun, and can be cut up to stretch your creativity! Great cards!

  222. karenladd says:

    Your Santa card is hilarious! How fun to receive something like this for Christmas!

  223. Kirsten says:

    Both cards are cute, but the second one is my favorite for sure.

  224. Jeannine says:

    Cool card! and perfect for the men on my list!

  225. Kathy says:

    Love your cool Santas!

  226. Nina-Marie says:

    the santa card made me giggle and the second one is so pretty; love the blues!

  227. Marcia says:

    Fun Santa card!

  228. urrn4u says:

    Love the Santa Ho3 card – so quirky.

  229. Carrie R. says:

    I love the watercolor card. The die is so intricate. I also love the Ho3 greeting!

  230. Leslie Brown says:

    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  231. amyrmccue says:

    Those Santa Claus with the sun glasses are just darling. So cute!

  232. Deborah Rikard says:

    Oh my, that santa card is just so cute!

  233. Vickie says:

    How cute is Santa with sunglasses

  234. cmayne says:

    Wonderful showcases of this release; I’m smitten with your Santas and their cool shades!
    carol

  235. love watercoloring and fun santa card!

  236. Cheri W says:

    Great cards…….love the knitting/fair isle background on your Santa card. I’m a knitter, too!

  237. Christine R says:

    Such great cards – especially the Santa card!

  238. Maxine says:

    Beautiful!

  239. stamprsue says:

    two terrific cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

  240. Halina says:

    The Santas are adorable. Thanks…

  241. Michele W says:

    Love your retro cool Santa card! Thanks for the tip about using adhesive sheets on the back of watercolor paper before die cutting. I’ve used that technique with cardstock but never really thought about die cutting watercolor paper until now. Thanks for sharing!

  242. Laurie Brown says:

    Beautiful!! Love your watercolor card-so pretty!

  243. The watercolor card is GORGEOUS! Love blue and white. Very nice cards!!

  244. fwjoyce1 says:

    OMG, I have to make the HO3 card with a snowman for our school choir teacher – the kids always sing a song about “Cool Frosty” with sunglasses. She’d get a hoot out of a card styled after the song!

  245. Brandi R says:

    Wonderful cards! That santa is too cute! ♥

  246. snazzy jj says:

    Great cards, the HO3 cracks me up.

  247. Very beautiful project! great release!

  248. bblvrdean says:

    Very nice cards! Love the watercoloring!

  249. Amy Hathaway says:

    Very creative. Love the black shades!

  250. Birgitte says:

    Both cards are beautiful! I especially like your Santa card with the bright colors and the sunny Santa, even though it’s snow for Christmas here in Norway!

  251. Your cards are wonderful.

  252. I love the Santa card!

  253. Mary Guikema says:

    Wonderful cards. The santa is perfect for “warmer climate” friends.

  254. Cornelia (fun stamping) says:

    Fab cards, Lisa! Love that Santa!

  255. Marty H says:

    Your thankful card is stunning. I love this set of dies.

  256. Cathy Max says:

    Great cards…love them!

  257. Janet Lech says:

    Love how non traditional the first card is with the graphic print and colors!

  258. Zubmomi says:

    Beautiful cards.

  259. Angel G says:

    Great humor and fun on the first card, lovely softness on the 2nd.

  260. nancy faith says:

    Love the santa times 3….hahahahaha… thanks for sharing

  261. coco329 says:

    2 great cards! Your second card really captures the feel of a stormy autumn day– it’s a beauty!

  262. 4hetty says:

    Wonderful Santa’s and what a great watercolor card.

  263. Linda M says:

    Love the Santa card–perfect card for those of us in Arizona! Also love the beautiful watercoloring on the other card. Really pretty!

  264. Larissa tan says:

    So creative! TFS

  265. i agree that the santa is really cute! the other card is really pretty!

  266. Sue McW says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the Santas!

  267. Cyndee S says:

    Loved the watercoloring card. That is something I definitely want to try more of! Thanks for the inspiration!

  268. Fantastic cards Lisa. Especially love the second one with the delicate die-cut and water colored background. The blue and black colors are amazing. Sweet Santa card. :)

  269. Sue D says:

    Very fun Santa card and beautiful background on the second card.

  270. Nicole says:

    Always love watercoloring! So pretty :)

  271. NKM photos says:

    Great Santa card–love the beard!

  272. nhorby says:

    Awesome! I love how different the styles are, too. :)

  273. Connie Magar says:

    Love the Santa shades!

  274. pilot52014 says:

    Love it! Love it! I have the Santa stamp set and just ordered the matching dies last night!

  275. Love the watercolor! Gourd-jus a super set!

  276. ambecoming says:

    Unusual colors on the second card, but a beautiful effect. It really looks like the deeper blue of the autumn sky to me! Thanks so much.

  277. Cathy Green says:

    OMG, I love love love that Santa card!!!! TFS

  278. Linda Knors says:

    Love them all. Thanks for sharing

  279. Love the Christmas Scribbles word stamps!

  280. Mary says:

    Great cards. Thanks for sharing!

  281. sherry butcher says:

    Wonderful! TFS.

  282. Janet Mack says:

    He’s a Florida Santa and he is cute.

  283. Cindy says:

    Those are awesome cards, love the Santas!

  284. Amante del Papel says:

    your first card is super fun and your second card so beautiful, I love the watercolor look!

  285. Heather T says:

    Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration

  286. Natalie says:

    Wow, those Santa’s remind me of the band ZZ Top, mind you the 3rd guy didn’t have a beard!! LOL

  287. Willow says:

    Love both your cards!!!

  288. Marcie Lovett says:

    Fun cards, Lisa!

  289. lisascreativeniche says:

    what a gorgeous background!

  290. HO cubed…. or to the 3rd power…love it!! So perfect for the math teacher in your life!!!

  291. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Great cards. The Ho3 is so funny

  292. Kathy BM says:

    Love the Santa card and your watercolouring.

  293. Kris says:

    Those Santa’s with the sunglasses…makes me smile!

  294. TracyM #6773 says:

    SUPER CUTE and BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
    LOVE your COOL Santas, LOVE your flowers and STUNNING background too!!!

  295. Marjorie Iwamoto says:

    Thank you for sharing the cute Santas and background cards, each has it’s own charm.

  296. scrappergirl56 says:

    Cool Santa card…such fun!!!

  297. Julie C. says:

    I love the way you layered the circles on your first card!

  298. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love Ho 3. Clever idea.
    the watercolor is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.
    [email protected]

  299. ginicagle says:

    What a cool Santa!

  300. Angie Hall says:

    Love the color combo for both cards. The shaded Santas are so cute. The water colored background is gorgeous on the second card. Thanks.

  301. Cheri Carlson says:

    Thanks for sharing your creations.

  302. I really LOVE that Christmas card! The Ho-cubed greeting just goes perfectly with that super-cool Santa image. LOL The watercoloring on your second card is wonderful, too! :) ~ Andrea (artandcatloverinjville @ gmail . com)

  303. Love that Ho3 the most!

  304. chevron2 says:

    Lovely cards!

  305. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Great cards! That sure is one fun Santa! I tried to comment on the Classroom blog with Ellen but it wouldn’t let me. 2 days ago I couldn’t even get this far. I love these blog hops! They are so much fun and we get to see all the great things we all create.

  306. Sherry says:

    AWESOME cards!

  307. I just love your creative soft watercolor background and those gorgeous die cuts on your card. Thank you

  308. Jimi Fiedler says:

    Adorable!

  309. nceliz says:

    I love the stamp of Santa’s face w sunglasses! Your water colored card with the diecuts is one of my favorite cards in the hop! The colors and design are AWESOME!

  310. Fabulous cards love the watercoloured background!

  311. maye m.l. says:

    Mr. Santa is the coolest. Three times the rock star power. Your cards are incredible, Lisa. Ms. Julie’s designs hit it out of the park again. Cheers

  312. Pam C says:

    I’ve been eyeing those watercolors for months. Love your cards.

  313. Linda E says:

    Fabulous cards! That Santa image is so much fun!

  314. Donna says:

    Gorgeous blues! The colors blend so beautifully. The die cuts look great layered on top.

  315. Dora B says:

    That Santa is one cool dude.

  316. Donna says:

    Love that Santa x3!

  317. Melitta Ball says:

    Lovely cards! Thanks for showing us some great inspiration! Many Blessings, Melitta

  318. Great cards, Liisa! I llove your coloring works :) Thank you for the inspirations.

  319. Denise Bryant says:

    Great cards! Love that watercolor background!

  320. Marianne says:

    Such a fun Christmas card and I love your water colouring on the second card.

  321. Ruth Gauss says:

    Oh, my! Your Santas put a big smile on my face and I love the watercolor on your second card! Thanks so much for sharing!

  322. Sallyann says:

    Love the cool santa shades and Ho x 3! Very cute!!

  323. Paulette S says:

    Those santas are so funny and I love the gourd jus dies too, Lisa! Great Release! Thanks!

  324. Zelda says:

    Love the watercolor! Fab!!

  325. The santa with the sunglasses is cool:)

  326. FeM says:

    Those Santas are so cute.

  327. Thanks for the giveaway! You make beautiful things!
    Thank you,
    Michelle

  328. Birgit Peters says:

    Your cards are so wonderful! Especially the Santa Card. I love this die and the coordinating stamp set. Gorgeous!

  329. Gina McClellan says:

    That Santa card is incredible!

  330. Judy B says:

    Love your watercolor card with the gourds. Thanks for sharing.

  331. susan.w says:

    A little bit hard to believe that Santa could hide behind dark glasses….and he tried three times! So cute!

  332. Amna says:

    Your first card is interesting … the santas look so funny and the HO3 sentiment is very clever of you

  333. Karen Rice says:

    Amazing cards! I love your artistic approach!

  334. Alexandra Madison says:

    I love the cool Santa card!

  335. Very cool! What a great prize too! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

  336. SO BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  337. Kathy Mc says:

    Cute Santa card and great job of watercoloring on your second card. bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

  338. kim smart says:

    such cute cards!!

  339. sheryl262 says:

    That Ho3 card is perfection! I have that Santa set; the dies just went on my wish list!!!

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