Sunday, November 10, 2019

Blimps and Bonbons - Essentials by Ellen November Release



Hi Folks! Welcome to the November Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I've got a couple cards and one project to share. You may have come from the one-and-only Sandy, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the one-and-only Julie!


As soon as I saw this Up in the Air stamp set, I was dying to get my hands on it ... it's so unique and perfectly suited for older kids and teens. There's a time to send them the cute teddy bears, and then all too quickly they think they're "beyond" that.

The blimp is large and simple enough to be a good candidate for paper-piecing, which I've done here. I also added "12" from Hinged Numbers to personalize the age. The banner flying behind it carries part of the sentiment.


There are a couple other sets at work here, including a new set of cloud dies! Always a fan of felt clouds for the awesome texture. Totally Random Saying, Vol 3 supplies the scripted sentiments. And the skyline is cut with the useful Big City die (quickly becoming one of my go-to dies for scene building).


This is a one layer card, which obviously uses the Up in the Air blimp set, but also uses the new sentiment set That Thing You Did. Love this set! There are a lot of fun, sassy sentiments in the set, although for this card I went with a more traditional sentiment. The thick vs. thin font is very appealing to me, as well as having several choices for a secondary sentiment.


I've blended ink for the sky and the blimp, using masks I cut from plain copy paper. Here you can also see some of the other elements included in this set, like the clouds, birds, and cheering fans on the ground. These enthusiastic onlookers really add a lot to the happy feeling of this scene!



Sometimes when I get a stamp set that has a specific, distinctive image like this blimp, I use it a couple times and then feel like I need to move on to different sets to avoid making cards that are too similar. The large open areas of this blimp, however, lend themselves to lots of different coloring techniques, patterned paper, paper piecing, etc. to keep the cards different enough for lots of uses. I really appreciate that.


Another fun die available this release is the Bonbon Box die. It cuts two sides of the box, so you only have to run it through your die cutting machine twice to get all the pieces necessary. It's pretty amazing how it's designed to stay shut on its own just by putting the handles through the slots. Before assembling it, which really only entails adhering one of the bases on top of the other, stamp whatever sentiments you'd like.


Santa is from the recent Holiday Characters set and is attached to a new mini tag from the appropriately named die set Mini Tags.

Prizes
We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole November Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, November 14th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

It's now my pleasure to send you to the super-talented Elena!!

Sure hope you've enjoyed the projects here, as well as from the rest of the talented Ellen Hutson team! I'm so glad you've stopped by : )

-Kelly

Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!)





Bon Bon Box, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Mini Tags, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Small Sayings, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Clouds, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Up in the Air By Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

That Thing You Did, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Big City by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Totally Random Sayings Vol. 3 by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps

Holiday Characters by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Holiday Characters by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad




41 comments:

  1. Very Creative! Love the bonbon box!

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  2. Love the Bob bon box & the mini tag set

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  3. I'm loving the blimp cards! All wonderful creations.

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  4. Such a fun set of cards using the Up in the Air stamps!

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  5. Cute blimp cards and design layout. That Bon Bon box is adorable.

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  6. Love the. Added texture in the first card

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  7. Awesome projects! I love the colors and textures on your Up in the Air scene with the felt clouds! And the bonbon box with the Santa tag is just adorable!

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  8. Awesome creations, I especially love the Bonbon Box!

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  9. All your projects are just perfectly designed. Love the clouds and the idea of putting the age on the blimp. TFS

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  10. The bon bon box is super cute, your cards awesome. Great new release.

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  11. Such fun, adorable cards and box. Love your colors...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The airship is so sweet, as is your festive treat box. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  13. Love the airship and the crowd below! So many ways to use this set! The bon bon box will make quick and easy office gifts! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. great inspiration with the up in the air set! Love it!

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  15. love both of the blimp cards and the little bonbon box too!Cute idea for place card box for Christmas, I think!

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  16. The blimp is soooo fun! I love the little Santa tag on the box!

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  17. Love what you created. Also love those dimensional clouds.

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  18. Lovely cards. I like the addition of age on blimp.

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  19. Am in love with your Santa Bon Bon box.

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  20. Really nice cards, Kelly! Love the new EBE release.

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  21. I like the polka dots you added to the first blimp! Someone needs to contact Goodyear and make that happen LOL!! Everything is terrific Kelly!

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  22. I love these beautiful, fun cards. I agree, that wonderful blimp is perfect for paper piecing.

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  23. Great cards - I especially love the softer colors, but the felt clouds are a fabulous touch! Sweet bonbon holder.

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  24. Those little treat boxes are just the cutest things! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love the Santa tag. My favorite guy.
    The dirigible is great - very versatile.
    thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Great cards Kelly and I love the air balloon and the fun ways you used it!

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  27. Great blimp cards. I like the colors and felt clouds on the first one. cute bon bon box too.

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  28. I really like how your blimp cards feel totally different from each other! But today, for me, that little bon bon box wins my heart. So cute!

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  29. Love your Kraft bon bon box! Such cute tag on it aldo.

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  30. Fabulous creations! Love your rainbow blimp!

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  31. You made such a cute little treat box! I'm loving the Up in the Air set ... great suggestion to paper piece the blimp!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly