Today I am combining some of my favorite stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps and Ellen Hutson!
I might have gone on a bit of a crafting spree lately, I was having so much fun with the new releases from both companies (and some of their older releases as well) and, well, tis the season for crafting!
The first project I have for you today is a fun card using Chibitronics lights! This card features the Merry and Bright stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps as well as the Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants stamp and dies (ornaments), Poinsettia and pine dies(Pine branch), Mistletoe and Holly stamp set(pine branch), Merry and bright stamp set (lightbulb), and the Bokeh dots stamp set for the background. (All products linked at the end of the post)
Here is the card with the lights off:
and the card with the lights on (you just remove the little paper that says “pull” and they turn on)
Using the Chibitronics was a lot easier than I had expected and it was so much fun making a card that lit up!
Next I have a couple of DIY Gifts that would be great for your holiday gift giving.
These were both SO simple and so quick to make. For the wine basket I purchased the decorative basket from Michael’s craft store for under $5. I heat embossed the Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants sentiment from the Fat Pants stamp set and tied the tag around the top of the basket with some red twine. Popped in a bottle of wine with some tissue and now its all set for a quick holiday gift.
Know someone with a sweet tooth? Try filling a mason jar with candy like I did with my snowman jar here. I just took a piece of cardstock and did some simple ink blending around some snowy hills. I stamped some snowflakes from the Honey Bee Stamps Flakey Friends stamp set. From the same stamp set I stamped out the snowman and die cut him with the coordinating dies. For the tag I heat embossed the sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Holly Jolly stamp set and tied the tag around the jar with some Doodlebug twine. I think this would make a great gift for a teacher or coworker.
Next up is a fun way to present a coffee gift card. This cute little bear is from the Essentials by Ellen All inside stamp set (and matching die). I gave him a big cup of coffee from the Oh Frappe set and popped him on an action wobbler so he bounces inside the MFT decorative circle cut out. I stamped the background with the same stamp set and the sentiment is a combination from this stamp set and the new Honey Bee Stamps Sending You sentiments.
Here is the outside and the inside of the card:
For the inside, I stamped the”just for you” and hearts from the Sending you stamp set and heat embossed with WOW rich pale gold embossing powder. I cut the largest heart from the Essentials by Ellen Folk heart die set and put a bit of temporary adhesive on the gift card and stuck it to the stamped heart. I Glued that to the back of the card and with adhesive on either ends of the strip I laid that over the gift card. I think these are great to have on hand, especially around the holidays for quick gifts!
Another great thing to have on hand is some gift bags. I Love the WRMK Gift bag punch board and I thought that the Essentials by Ellen leaping deer die would make the perfect window for a gift bag.
This was another very easy to make project. I cut the bag according to the punch board directions and before I adhered anything I die cut the front of the bag with the leaping deer die. I stamped and heat embossed the JOY sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Merry and Joy sentiment builder stamp set. I took a piece of vellum and glued it to the inside of the bag, creating a little window. I finished off the bag with some sequins and that ribbon you see was a gift in my last Ellen Hutson order! They are just so sweet!
I made about 20 versions of the card you will see below. Normally I would shy away from making cards that need masking for a mass-produced card but I discovered a great way to make masks last which made the whole project easy peasy! Want to learn more about this tip and how I made this card? Check out the post in the Ellen Hutson Classroom HERE
I also created a fun die cut inlay card with the new Honey Bee Stamps Thanks and giving die set. You can see that card and more on the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE, but below is a sneak peek!
Whew! That was a lot of projects to share! I am so glad you kept on reading because one lucky reader is going to win a $50 gift certificate to EllenHutson.com! How do you win? Easy Peasy! Leave a comment here, then pop on over to the Ellen Hutson classroom and leave a comment there too and another stop to HoneyBeeStamps.com and leave a comment there and you are entered to win!
Supplies used are found below. (affiliate links provided where available).
To shop the Honey Bee Stamps store, visit this link: HERE
Thank you all so much for stopping by!
24 thoughts on “Essentials by Ellen and Honey Bee Stamps!”
I really like idea of reusinh masking paper, I need to read this on Ellen Hutson Classroom. Thanks
Super BIG Crafty Swoon!!! There is NO lack of Mojo at your craft table! This post is BEYOND FABULOUS….each and every project is JAM PACKED with crafty inspiration 🙂
Crafting spree is right. You have such wonderful cards and projects to inspire and instruct.
Love your cards and your idea for the masking. Thanks for the ideas.
Wow, what a beautiful array of cards! I love your style and subscribed, thanks to your guest design post over at Ellen Hutson. Wonderful use of color.
Beautiful cards, tags and bags! I love all the color combos and thanks for masking tips too, so much crafty goodness in one post, it’s so inspiring and helps my mojo. I am a subscriber now thanks to Ellen Hutson for the heads up.
Thank you Taniesa for these inspirational ides. Gonna have get crafting and try some of them!
Oh my–thanks for all these fabulous holiday ideas!
Your Christmas projects are beautiful and creative, thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas!
I saw your post over at Ellen Hutson and dropped by to say thanks for the tutorial and for reminding me to take out my Inktense Pencils and use them. You have a wonderful mix of projects here, I really like the light-up ornament card!
Beautiful inlaid card
and I enjoyed all of
Carla from Utah
gorgeous cards! and great masking tip!
Fabulous projects! Love the beautiful poinsettia card with the gold inlaid word die! Love the ornaments with the light-up tree branches and the spectacular fall card! Gorgeous details and colors!
Love your ideas for creating masks we can use again and again. I also appreciate you showing how the two different mediums looked when finished, it is so helpful for shopping later on.
Super fun set of projects! Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing your talents. Really liked the light-up card.
These are fabulous projects, and the light up merry and bright card?! Just amazing!!
This is my first visit to your blog. Loved the gift bag and card that lights up. I will add your blog to my weekly visits.
Thanks for the great tutorial. I’m surely going to try it.
Lots of great ideas!! So much great inspiration. Love your Thanksgiving card too!!
Thank you so much for the tips on masking I am so going to try this right now! Wonderful cards I love the Inktense pencils too. I found you from the Ellen Hudson.
Thanks for your picture tutorial for masks. It’s something I struggle with. Your poinsettia card is lovely & wine basket is too cute.
I really love the cards you make with the large words. Very striking.
What an honour to be featured on the Classroom blog!
Your cards and other projects are amazing! I especially love the poinsettia card–it’s gorgeous! I’ll definitely give your masking tip a try. Thanks!