Monday, July 20, 2020

Crafty Friends: Ellen Hutson and a Discount!

Hey everybody! I hope your week is off to a great start! I am excited because we are getting kittens today... well, they were supposed to be kittens but they are twelve weeks old now so I'm hoping there's a little kitten left in them. Either way, we've been waiting for these kitties since May and we are so excited to finally get them.

I'm also excited because today is the 20th of the month and that means I'm getting together with my crafty friends for an awesome blog hop! If you haven't joined us for this hop before... we are a group of crafty friends who believe in crafting for fun. Every month we pick one company to focus on and we bring you tons of creative inspiration using products from that company. This month we are sharing our love for Ellen Hutson! Ellen is so generous and has offered an exclusive discount for our readers.

DISCOUNT: Click this link to Ellen Hutson and use the code: CRAFTYFRIENDS for 20% off an all Essentials by Ellen products from now through July 21st, 2020. 

For this card I went for sort of a clean, mixed media look (is that a thing?). I love doing mixed media and haven't had much time for it lately so this card hit the spot for me in terms of getting colorful and grungy. I used the Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays on deli paper to create the background for my card. When it was dry I adhered it to a piece of white cardstock using gel medium. 

Next, I added the sentiment, "Mondo Squishy Hugs," which I just love from the High Five stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I stamped it in black Hybrid ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder.

Then I used the Painted Stripes stamp set to add some decorative elements and texture to my card. These were all heat embossed either in gold, clear with a sprinkling of gold, or, black. 

To finish my card off I added detail with black and white glaze gel pens just to add a little more texture. 

Both of the stamp sets that I used today qualify for the awesome 20% discount to Ellen Hutson! There are a ton of products (that I didn't use today) that qualify as well. So, If you're inclined to do a little shopping remember to to use this link to Ellen Hutson and add the code CRAFTYFRIENDS when you check out. Here are the details...

That's it for me today you guys but my crafty friends have all dreamed up some amazing projects to share with you today as well. To continue hopping along with us please head on over to Becky's Blog. If you prefer to work off of a list-I've included a list of my Crafty Friends below. As always, I'm including a list of the products that I used today so that if you're interested in checking them out it's easy for you to find what you are looking for. If you have any questions please let me know (just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you asap).

Have an amazing day you guys!
Bye for now,


Jill Hilliard
Jen Timko
Amy Kolling
Tanya Boser
Ilina Crouse
Maria Willis: You are HERE.
Becky Roberts
Sandi MacIver
Sue Plote
Sara Sherlock
Lydia Fiedler



  1. that's the perfect amount of grungly love g/f, LOVE IT and you are right, we don't do these enough do we, I love the painted stripes stamp set you used, I think I need that one

  2. GORGEOUS colors... love that sentiment too!

  3. I just love this card! The colors and textures are awesome

  4. Wow!!!!!!!!! I’m in love with this!!!!!!

  5. Wow!! colors are awesome love this effect. Perfect sentiment perfect card


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