Friday, November 24, 2017

Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary Hop


Hello, hello!  Welcome to the Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary hop!
You should have arrived here from Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!

For the hop, we all got to play with our favorite Essentials by Ellen set.  Of course, for mine, I had to play with Hearth & Home.  This set was released in the very first Essentials by Ellen release and it's a set that I just keep going back to - especially the dies!


To create my card, I ink blended distress ink onto white cardstock.  Then, I simply die cut my shapes. I love how this creates a soft variation in color across the cuts!  To create my snowy background, I ink splattered with white watercolor on kraft cardstock.  Then, I just heat embossed the chimney smoke and added the sentiment to another die cut.

Your next stop is Emily Leiphart's blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me.
Have a great day!

117 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

I love these houses too! Great card!!!

Karthikha said...

Simple and beautiful card! :)

jan metcalf said...

Classic card! Nothing better than home!

sentsue said...

Love this simple and cute. Great card.

Scrapthat said...

such a cute CAS card Heather! TFS

Robin R said...

I love your card. So simple, but so pretty.

pcm said...

sweet card!

Jackie Parkins said...

This card is beautiful. It just goes to show you that cards don't have to be elaborate to be fabulous.

~amy~ said...

heather, I love this...love all the white space and the pops of color. Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

Tami B said...

Simple and sweet and a classic sentiment. Great job.

Denise Bryant said...

Had to pin your sweet card! I have this die set also and it's one of my favorites! Charming card!

conil said...

Another favorite set of mine. There are so many. But the way you used on your card it is sweet and heartfelt.

Crystal said...

A classic theme and a beautiful CAS card...thanks for the inspiration. 🙂Happy holidays, too!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a lovely card!

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Cute and rustic... love that look!

Scrapperdipper said...

I love the simplicity of this card, and those houses are adorable!

Diane (fionna51) said...

Love this card! I find kraft cardstock hard to use and this is perfect!

Janet D. said...

Simple and sweet, love this!!

Barbara said...

This is such a cute card. I'm always a fan of kraft card stock.

D.Ann C said...

Why, you can almost hear the quiet of this lovely snowfall scene!

Jennifer Archambault said...

Super cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Pati said...

Cute card! I like your colorful houses on a hill! It's great to see the older sets used. :)

Maryam said...

Love your card so cute and meaningful..

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet card - such lovely colors:)

Julie Steed said...

Your card is delightful. I love the font on this sentiment!

Nancy said...

Pretty card. I like the soft look of the dioxide ink.

Sue LD said...

Cute scene. I like the kraft background and how you inked and then die cut.

maria f. said...

In complete and total agreement - that is one fabulous set!

Amy McCue said...

Your little village is so cute!

JanetB said...

I have that set, but my cards are never quite as cute as yours. I think I will go and practice:)

Franka M. said...

Sweet card and scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love...LOVE it!!

Jean said...

Absolutely love this!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That's a lovely CAS card !
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Kari V. said...

Such a cute scene. I love those houses!

Sandy said...

A wonderful card - simple, but says it all.

lrzepeda said...

simple yet beautiful great card!

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others in praising your warm, inviting village scene! Love the red/green!
Hugs~carol

Susanne Vargas said...

Adore this sweet little winter scene you created!

Debra Rumpza said...

Great card!

Patt H. said...

So pretty! Love the simplicity& the cute swirly smoke!

Bre said...

The chimney smoke is too cute

Iris said...

So cute - love the houses.

Karenajo said...

Great card - the little houses are super and so versatile!

Unknown said...

This is such a cute, modern card. It reminds me of Scandinavian influences.

Vivian C. said...

Great card! Love the homespun feel to this card. I like the soft color variation you got with your die cuts. I'm going to have to try this.

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow Simple beautiful and so perfect! Loved this!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely homey card. I love my Dies too.

Arianna Barbara said...

Adorable Xmas card!!!

Isabel Z said...

Sometimes the prettiest things are the simple ones.

ilovestamping said...

This is so PRETTY!! You totally make me want these dies again! Love!

gabriella said...

I love your card, especially that you used a Kraft colored background.

luvhymns said...

Love your neighborhood scene. It looks so inviting and the smoke from the chimney seals the deal!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

What a simply beautiful and wonderful card that creates so much warmth!

Marcia said...

So cute!! Love the snowy background and the chimney smoke! Those little detals really make this card special!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE simplistic cards and you nailed it with just enough to make it interesting and unique. wonderful!

Cindy said...

Great card!

V Hamen said...

I love your card. Lots of white space.

Chris Handy said...

Darling holiday card

Humbelle said...

This is so cute. I love the smoke from the chimney!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Such a lovely card, simple but lovely, I was worried if I purchased these dies I might not use them much but you've put my mind at ease, other set for the list, thanks x

Beth said...

Really love the craft color for cards. Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

What a darling card!

Carol Didier said...

I love the style of that stamp set and I use it a lot, especially the sentiments. Your card is wonderful!

Cyndi Morris said...

Very nice card. Love the snow on the Kraft cardstock.

Francine D said...

What a great CAS card. Perfect for when you need to make bundles :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic.
Love the winter scene.
It's simple but so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

craftyd said...

Neat card!
Dolores

Marty B said...

Very sweet card, love it!

Patty said...

So cute!! I can see why it's one of your favorite sets!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your DARLING card!!

Kim Glasgow said...

What a really cute CAS card! Love the layout!

Greta said...

Absolutely love the look of this sweet card!

Late Blooming said...

Well this is just too cute. thanks

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful CAS style card, LOVE the Kraft Card base for the pretty die cut houses and trees.

Louanne said...

Cozy card! Love those little houses.

Rita Montgomery said...

Such a cute card and those houses are adorable.

Christine said...

Great card design. Love the colors you used and sentiment.

Anita in France said...

Those sweet houses make for such a festive scene, Heather ... the Christmassy colour combo is just delicious! Anita :)

Andrea La Vigne said...

Lovely CAS holiday card! Love the kraft background--it really helps the "snow" pop. :) ~ Andrea

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love how you did your die cuts!

Flo said...

I’ve always love this set too. Your card is so cute.

Sue McRae said...

A delightful clean design and I love the added touch of the smoke wisp!

SmilynStef said...

What a sweet little winter scene.

Tracy A said...

Very sweet card.

Momcat said...

Very cute! Simple and sweet houses.

dinosaur said...

Cute!! So simple, but very cute.

Teresa said...

Very cute. Simple but very nice.

Sophie F said...

Such a cute and sweet little card. I love how you used such simple colors but added great detail with the stitching lines, paint splatters, and smoke coming up from the chimney. So adorable, thank you for sharing <3

Linda M said...

Great card! Thanks!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the way the sentiment pops on the white!

Ericka Strange said...

Such a cute card and I love the little houses. Great job!

SkyPixie17 said...

I love how your coloring takes bright, vivid colors and makes them look soft against the neutrals!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a SWEET Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kathy H said...

So simple! So cute! My idea of a perfect card!

Donna said...

I have that set of stamps! That is so sweet!

Momma K said...

So neat how this is a flat one-layer card, but yet the colors really help the design pop off of the card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great idea using the Distress Ink! Your scene is really cute and I love the snow falling from the sky.

Katherine K :) said...

Totally adorable CAS design. Love your sweet card and those adorable house dies.

golfergal said...

So very cute and whimsical.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this snowy scene.

Deborah Kaye said...

Sweet card! I really like the little houses and how you blended inks to get the cardstock before you die cut them.

Barb said...

Love the simplicity of the card!

NicoleN said...

Great card. Simple but charming.

Margery C said...

Sweet holiday card. Love the Home & Hearth die too!

Judie said...

What a sweet holiday card!

Lieve said...

Beautiful card, I like the dies. Great effect of the snow on the kraft background.

brinkleyboy said...

What a clean simple but very cute card full of clever techniques. Especially love the embossed chimney smoke and the ink blended houses!

mtscrapgal said...

I like the bright die cuts against the kraft cardstock.

StampinLouie said...

Love the clean and simple card. Thank for sharing!

Geri Stuart said...

Simply home sweet home! I love the chimney smoke - Perfect! Thanks for the idea!

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

Clean and simple. My favorite kind of card.

Jean Maxwell said...

Very simple and easy card.

Nicole Maki said...

Such a pretty card. This would be perfect for making multiples of. Love it!

Eileen M said...

So cute! Just love this scene!

Robyn said...

Lovely clean and simple design!

jen said...

I love this sweet scene! I can see why you would revisit it often!