Ellen Hutson,My Favorite Things

MFT United We Flourish with Ellen Hutson

We’re so excited to share the United We Flourish Ellen Hutson x My Favorite Things exclusive set called Good Friends!

If you have not been following along all the awesome exclusive sets from the United We Flourish series, and not sure what this is all about, here’s a snippet of information from Ellen Hutson:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with our United We Flourish theme. We would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the amazing products being created AND you our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community – you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have something incredibly special we began working on shortly after that anniversary.

We have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamp sets are uplifting and fun.

If you’re a pet loving person, like myself, you’ll love this set! In my project today, I colored up 2 of the 5 illustrated pets in the set with copic markers. The pairing of these two very much reminds me of my own dog (his name is Kody!) who absolutely loves meeting other dogs and love to give them tons of hugs and kisses.

I was in the mood to work with some cool color tones. We have enough pink and red hearts! I blended some Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Mowed Lawn distress inks, and then die cut a large stitched heart from the Die-namics Stitched Heart STAX. Then, I heat embossed the sentiment ‘sending smooches’ in white in the center top.

I went for a faux watercolor stamped background using the BG Watercolor Stripes Background stamp. Here I used Peacock Feathers and Broken China distress oxide inks.  I adhered the heart directly onto my background and my pups and hearts with foam tape.

If you’re interested in getting this set, don’t hesistate! It is an exclusive, available only in the Ellen Hutson store for a limited time!


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PTI Feature: Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers

Oh the week she flew by so fast! This is my last post for the October Release featuring the Cloche Quarters Winter Fillers. I just love this little snowman and I used it in yesterday’s card too. But today, I decided to use all the pieces to create a little winter scene!

I die cut all the pieces, the snow man, the trees, the branch with birds, and then stamped all the layered images. I used the sponge dauber to dab on darker inks to get some shading in the trees. My little snowman had some blush added on with a copic marker.

For my background, I created a soft watercolor background, leaving some strong edges so that there appears to be some snow slopes. I used light blue and violet for the sky. Now that I have the scene set, I can then lay out all my little stamped die cut pieces to create my wintery scene.

Before I adhered all the pieces, I heat embossed my sentiment in silver in the top right. Then I used foam tape to finish up my card.

Thank you for joining me all this week for the Papertrey Ink More October Release! I hope we’ve supplied you with all the tools and inspirations for your holiday crafting needs and look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations!



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PTI Throwback Thursday: Fair Isle Motifs

It’s time for Throwback Thursday with Papertrey Ink! Today’s card feature a true classic set called Fair Isle Motifs. I truly love this set!

The designs of this set make the best backgrounds. I specifically adore it just because I love Christmas sweaters. Yes, I’m that one that wears an ugly Christmas sweater every year! It’s so festive and fun.

The card design is pretty simple. I created the background “sweater” by heat embossing the designs onto a white cardstock. I then blended a beautiful red ombre with Red Poppy dye ink and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I finished off with some splatter.

I loved my background so much, I didn’t want to cover too much of it. So I went with a small sentiment ‘warm winter wishes’ that I heat embossed in silver, trimmed a thin strip, and adhered it with foam tape across the top 1/3 line.



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PTI Feature: To the Point Edgers II Die Collection

Another day of Papertrey Ink More October Release! Today I am featuring the To the Point Edgers II Die Collection. How do you like the release?  There are a lot really beautiful pieces in this month’s release and actually one of my favorites is the To the Point Edgers II Dies.

Unfortunately so, I don’t feel like this was my best work and have really shown you how beautiful this die is. I really is one of my favorites, but my idea for this card didn’t quite pan out as I was waiting to use the Big Basics word die that didn’t quite arrive in time to make it on to this card. But, regardless, the reason I love these dies so much is cause it can enclose space for smaller images or bring focus to just a nice sentiment die. It adds a classy looking edge to your card.

I think if I added a little more to this card to cover up some of the space to the left and right side of the cloche, it would have came a little more to my liking. But perhaps the simplicity of this card looks good to you? Well anyways, I created a blended background with Lovely Lady and Vintage Jadeite. When working with complimentary colors, keep the overlapping minimal as you’d just get lots of brownish blend. I then used the Lovely Lady ink to add splatter.

The center of my card is the Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers. I die cut, then stamped all the individual layers of the images. I especially love this little snowman. I used a pink copic marker to give i little pink cheeks. Those little birds are darling too!



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PTI Feature: Dash Away All

Welcome back to Papertrey Ink More October Release Day 3! Today’s feature products are Dash Away All and Mix & Mat: Snowflakes. For project inspirations using the Mix & Mat: Snowflakes, check out my previous post here.

The Dash Away All is a sweet set featuring a prancing reindeer and many beautifully written sentiments. I die cut the reindeer out and stamped in Saffron Spice, Cocoa Bean and Canyon Clay. I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink onto the stamp to get the soft gradients in my stamping.

I heat embossed the long list of reinder names in Red Tinsel embossing powder on white card stock and then die cut a stitched box around it. I adhered the sentiment banner with foam tape on top of a watercolored night sky. I then adhered the reindeer with foam tape glancing right next to it.

And finally, we gotta get Rudolph his bright red nose! I used a small red pom pom and adhered it right on top his nose position. May Rudolph guide the sleigh tonight!