My *Favorite* Essentials by Ellen brand product!

Hi Friends!

It is one of my favorite companies anniversary, Ellen Hutson is celebrating 11 years in business (YAY! Congrat’s to Ellen and her wonderful and kind staff!) and to celebrate there is a week-long blog hop! If you are already hopping along you will find the next person in the hop at the bottom of the post (as well as the rest of the talented ladies inspiring you today!)

So for our project we are all picking our favorite Essentials by Ellen product and sharing that with you. Let me tell you, Picking my favorite product is like picking a favorite child it simply cannot be done. So, I am cheating a little and sharing one of my favorite stamp sets (and all the cute additions that have come to the essentials by Ellen line that expand it’s use!) All Inside! It all started with my love of this stamp set (and matching die that has cut outs for his hands!):

Here is a look at the All inside stamp set and it’s matching die:

I also used the Bear Ware Stamp set (flowers) which you can see here:

There is also a matching die set to Bear Ware:

And here is my first project using this cute bear!

I kept this card fairly simple. I stamped the floral bunch and added extra flowers to make the bouquet even bigger. Then I inked up the bear, wiped off the excess ink where the flowers were in the way (you could mask this instead if you wanted) and stamped him down. I used versafine sepia ink for the stamping but for the coloring of all the images, I used my Daniel Smith watercolors. The sentiment came from another Essentials by Ellen stamp set called “Lovely“.

Next card I did uses the same All Inside stamp and die set but this time I incorporated the Bear Ware 2 stamp and die set as well as the Warm Fuzzies stamp set:


I also grabbed a couple of stamps and dies from the Leading Ladies: Cozy Lady stamp and die set (coffee cup and leaves). You can find those by clicking HERE.

Here is the Autumn project I did using these fun stamps and dies:

All my stamping and coloring was done with Distress Oxide inks, Versafine Sepia ink, and the scarf and coffee cup were painted with Daniel Smith watercolor paints. I stamped the Happy Fall lightly in the upper corner using the Delicata Golden Glitz ink. and accented everything with some Gold Stickles.

If that wasn’t bear-cuteness-overload for you, here is the new Bear Hugs die. The same adorable bear as “All Inside” but made bigger and with stitching holes so you can make your own felt plushie or other adorable projects!

Here is this new Favorite die of mine!

and here is a couple of plush ornaments I made with the die.

These cute bears were all made with scraps of fabric and felt that I had. Don’t limit yourself just to felt with this guy, That white fuzzy fabric was perfect for a white polar bear! I gave her a little MFT Snowflake to hold while the cozy little brown bear got dressed up with a scarf and a Starbucks gift card that I found in the shape of a leaf. How perfect was that! This die has started a felt stitching addiction in my house and I am hoping that Ellen carries more in the future!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you were inspired to create some fun Bear projects! Next on the blog hop is the talented Nichol!

Here is the entire blog hop line up for Sunday 11/19/17

Karolyn Loncon
Brandi Kincaid
Sandy Allnock
Taniesa Vlasak <— You are here πŸ™‚
Nichol Spohr

See you all again Soon!


178 thoughts on “My *Favorite* Essentials by Ellen brand product!

  1. Your projects are wonderful! I especially like how you made the adorable bears and their little scarf and tutu accessories are so fun πŸ™‚

  2. I could stay here all day looking at your different renditions of this (my favorite too) bear. They’re all so adorable and beautifully engineered…you’re extremely talented.

  3. You have made such wonderful projects with that lovable bear, and making ornaments with him too is a wonderful keepsake! Great inspiration, thanks.

  4. Ahhhh! OMgosh! I love your bear with the flowers, his face peeking up from the flowers is adorable!!! The fall bear looks velveteen and cute scarf! I love your plush bear ornaments!! So fun, creative and so darn cute!!

  5. Love all the bears – the first card with the bear holding flowers steals my heart, however. I don’t think about using my beloved versa fine inks with watercolors – you achieved such a soft look with them that way! That message from the Lovely sentiments set steals my heart every.single.time! Perfect with this bear – you are going to really bless someone who gets this card. Happy Birthday, EH!

  6. Such different textures from one bear to the next–just with ink and paint! The coffee bear looks as fuzzy as the felt!

  7. I love all of your creations, they are “beary” cute! Such a versatile stamp set, I am going to add it to my wish list!

  8. Love that little bear!~ I especially like your felt bears! They are so beary cute!! They could make great ornaments to give away! Thanks for the inspiration! He’s a must have!

  9. The bear is so cute! I love all your projects featuring the bear but the fist one with the flowers is so sweet.

  10. Wow! These are all incredible! Beautiful work my friend! Love the light airy feel of the first, the rich colors in the second and total cuteness to finish it off

  11. What completely creative and awesome
    projects using the adorable bear!
    I love those vivid fall colors and your
    sweet plush ornaments!

  12. I couldn’t agree with your selections asn’t mire than I do! They are my favorites too! That white Plushie has to be the cutest thing since puppies (and everyone knows how adorable puppies are!)!

  13. Love your gorgeous watercolour bear with his enormous bouquet. The bear plushies are adorable, especially the autumn dude with his awesome plaid scarf.

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