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Oct 18, 2016

Ellen Hutson Holiday 2016 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

If you started from the beginning, you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog.

Happy hoppin’!
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I am so excited to share some of the newest holiday releases from my friend Brandi Kincaid. I always feel like Brandi designs the things my heart wishes it could design if I had an inkling of her talent. When I first opened my box, I gasped when I saw the stamps and coordinating dies. Not only are the images perfect in every way... but the quality of the product is something I haven't seen before.

First of all, the stamp sets are BIG! I'm so used to the standard 4x6 size that I had to do a double take. (Just to give you an idea, several of the sets are 6x8!) I love that these images are big enough to really stand out on any project I want to use them on. And then, let's talk about the dies. The dies come packaged with a magnetic backing already included, which I think is pure genius! The organization and thought behind Ellen's products are just superb!

Now, let's get back to the stamps. This first set is called Light Parade & is all about the nostalgia of driving through the neighborhood to look at all of the lights and Christmas decor.
I couldn't resist these pajama-clad kiddos and the matching dies made this card so easy to put together.
I made a matching envelope using my Silhouette and the row of houses from the set. Oh, and that sentiment?!? We are big Elf fans here & I just wanted to clap when I saw that it was included in this set.
This next set is called Tree Farm and it's perfect for creating some adorable holiday scenes.
I am obsessed with vintage Thermoses and I knew I wanted to make a card that featured several of these.
 Once again, the matching dies made this project so fun to do! I just cut out hot cocoa and thermoses to my heart's desire and then had fun coloring them with different shades.
When I saw Brandi's third set called Homespun Holiday, I knew I *had* to get my embroidery supplies out.
These images are the perfect size to make embroidered ornaments or decor. I just stamped directly onto a scrap of muslin (in a light shade to help hide my original lines) and began to stitch.
I used a combination of standard embroidery floss & wool (crewel floss) to create a little added texture. The whole project was finished in one morning and I know I'll treasure it for years to come.
I hope you've enjoyed taking a peek at a few of the new releases!

From here, your next stop will be Kittie Caracciolo's blog!

242 comments :

  1. Love your cards! Such a smart idea to stamp and then embroider. Looks great!

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  2. Such fun projects! Love the embroidered snow globe jar!

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  3. Oh you clever girl, bringing those wonderful stamps to life through needle work! I never would have thought to use them as stamps for needlework! Love how you made all of Brandi's designs pop!! You have talents and then some! Thanks for your lovely inspiration both paper and fabric:)

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  4. Fun cards and I love your embroidery project!!!

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  5. I would never have thought of using the Homespun stamp set for embroidery! It looks wonderful and such a creative idea. I think this is my favorite so thanks or adding another technique to use with this adorable stamp set!

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  6. That thermos caught my eye. Thanks for the sample card using it.

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  7. Julie, what a fabulous assortment of projects you've shared! Your embroidery, especially, catches my eye! I can tell you had fun creating; everything is infused with joy! Thank you for the smiles today!
    ~carol

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  8. I've always thought Stamps and Stitching go together like Peas and Carrots!!

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  9. I really like the idea of an embroidered ornament; what a fun way to use a stamp.

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  10. What an awesome idea! Really like the embroidery. These stamps are so versatile. Thank you for sharing!!

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  11. Your Tree Farm cards are adorable and so very colorful!

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  12. Decorating the envelope is a great touch!!

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  13. So many precious images, so much to look at! Great release, wonderful projects!

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  14. Lovely cards! I enjoyed looking at your blog and the fabric items.

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  15. Great use of the product line!! Very unique!

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  16. WOW... so creative. I am with you I love the size. definitely fits the bill.... and now i want to make little tea towels for christmas thanks for the great inspirations, and the chance to win :)

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  17. Your cards are fab. Love the thermoses so much. But that embroidered piece! Blew me away!

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  18. The little kids card is so cute. i love the embroidered image. A keeper for sure.

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  19. Your cards and envelope are darling. LOVE the embroidered ornament, very sweet.

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  20. Wow that embroidered decor how amazing idea!

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  21. Your cards are so adorable, and using the Homespun Holiday stamp for embroidery is incredible.

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  22. Soooo cute!! Love the embroidery idea!!!

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  23. Oh my goodness... how adorable. Love your embroidered piece. that is so cute for the holidays. thank you for sharing!!!

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  24. Super cute cards, Julie! Those kids in their PJs are adorable, and the tree card is so fun. What a great way to use the Homespun Holiday stamp set too. Great ideas and beautifully done!

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  25. Super cute cards and your embroidery is beautiful! Love this release!

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  26. Julie, Julie, Julie!!! These are all so sweet and adorable!!! Thank you!!! XO!

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  27. Julie!!! You embroidered?!! What a clever girl you are!!! All darling, but I must thank you for giving that thermos its due!!
    =]

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  28. I love all of your projects! I really like how you created the embroidery using the stamp. Such an awesome new release!

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  29. Love your cards and that embroidery is wonderful; such a great idea! I'm having a hard time deciding between stamp sets; I want them all! TFS.

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  30. WOW -- great projects. Love your tumbling thermos card and the embroidered ornament is fantastic!! What a great way to use favorite stamps. Thanks so much for sharing your new and fun techniques.

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  31. WOW! I just loved your cards! It was also nice to see the embroidery done using the stamp! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  32. Your cards are AMAZING! So colorful, and bright!! The embroidery is beautiful!!

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  33. Love the embroidery and of course the thermoses!

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  34. Fabulous projects, Julie! Love the stitched piece!

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  35. Thank you for sharing your great ideas Julie !

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  36. cute cards. Your embroidery piece is really cute.

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  37. Wow you are so creative - thanks for sharing these projects with us

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  38. Beautiful, fun cards! You are way out of my league with the embroidery. But what a need idea!

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  39. Oh my gosh Julie! As a stitcher at heart I am floored that I have never thought to use stamps to embroider over - this blows my mind. I really love the Homespun Holiday set for the little snow globe. Thank you so much for inspiring me

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  40. great idea to use the stamped image to embroider on

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing! I love the simple look of your first card, and the stamped embroidery stitching is an awesome idea! I learn something new every day in the craft world and never thought of doing that. Thank you again for sharing! I'm looking forward to more of your designs and creativity.

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  42. Love your cards, but I am a "stitcher", too, so I LOVE your fabric crafting. Thank you for thinking outside the paper box.

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  43. cute projects! I love the embroidery!

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  44. oh my gosh!! Your projects are over the top! I love the cards but the embroidery is beautiful!

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  45. Wow! This is such a creative idea! I love the embroidered hoop technique and how you created the image with a stamp first. I can't wait to try this at home!

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  46. So cute!!!! I really love you used the envelop with Light Parade! Also the stitches!!! And Thurmond! Love them❤️

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  47. Love the idea of making embroidered ornaments with stamps! Sew creative!

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  48. What great samples of all that can be done with these sets. I really like the needlepoint idea. I never thought to use a stamp like this. TY for sharing

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  49. I love that you embroidered one of the images - so creative!

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  50. Oh love your embroidery idea, will have to give this a go. I love to stitch in the winter and this could be quite fun. Loving your card to so bright and fun.TFS

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  51. Adorable! I love your attention to detail even on the envelopes!...and that ribbon BEHIND the card panel...I have to steal that idea! Thanks for the inspiration

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  52. What a great release! Such diversity with the products you showcased ... I also liked the Tree Farm Stamp Set and dies.

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  53. Very cool cards. I especially love how you used the stamp on fabric and then embroidered. I never occurred to me to stamp on fabrics. 5 stars for that idea!!!

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  54. Love your cards and beautiful embroidery. Fabulous envelope.

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  55. Love your embroidered application!

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  56. Great projects. Love the kiddo card and matching envelope.

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  57. I'm a stitcher too, so you've inspired me beyond measure. What a wonderful treasure you've created! I'm excited to try the wool, as I've only used floss.

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  58. I never thought about using stamps to create images to embroidery. Now something new to try!

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  59. WOW, what great projects! Love them all!

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  60. Sweet projects! The Homespun set is definitely my favorite!

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  61. Two great card (I love what you did with the thermoses) and an embroidery piece of art !
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects !

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  62. So fun, so cute and the stitching!?!? AWESOME!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Have a lovely day :-)
    Nicole

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  63. Your creations are awesome. Your cards are beautiful and your stitching is incredible and very inspiring.

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  64. I wish I had the patience to embroider, so cute! I love the cards too. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Fantastic cards. Love the matching envelope and your ornament is wonderful.

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  66. Oh my gosh, each and every one of your projects are amazing, but the stitched one knocks my socks off!

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  67. Oh Julie, how fantastic are your cards and embroidery project. What a great idea. I love it!

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  68. I think your envelope is so cute! I like it more than the matching card. :)

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  69. Wow. Just WOW! The embroidery is GORGEOUS!! How incredibly creative! Thanks you so much for the colorful card inspiration and sharing your talent!

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  70. Wow! Ornaments too! You are so creative, I love the idea of embroidering ornaments out of a stamped image. Your cards are pretty great too - nice bright colors.

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  71. Very cute projects. Love the embroidery.

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  72. Oh wow!! You really know how to showcase the release!! All your projects are fabulous! I never thought about stitching a stamp..so cool! !

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  73. Great cards, love your embroidery!

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  74. Beautiful embroidery! I would never have come up with that in a million years.

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  75. your projects are fabulous!! especially like the last one with the stitching... so sweet!!

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  76. Julie, What a great idea using the stamps as a needlework project. Now I have something else to try!!

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  77. What a fabulous idea to embroider these designs! Now I see what you mean about these sets being big!

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  78. Oh, my goodness! The embroidery is perfect! You are one talented gal...

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  79. Cute card with the fantastic matching envelope. I especially love your creativeness with the adorable hand stitched ornaments. Who wouldn't want to hang one of those on their tree. :)

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  80. Wow, that embroidery project! What a fabulous way to use stamps. -JohannaM-

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  81. Adorable cards!!! This is such a great release!!!!

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  82. Awesome projects. Love the embroidery. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and being part of the giveaway.

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  83. oooh I never though of stamping on linnen and embroider a stamp, that's just genius! thank you for the inspiration!

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  84. I'm in love with your stitched piece. So cute, must make these with my granddaughters.

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  85. Wow, love how you used your stamps for envelopes and embroidery, too!! You are very talented!

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  86. Cute cards! Great images and cards! TFS!

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  87. Lovely stitched one very creative and lovely

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  88. cute cards - lovely embroidery idea!

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  89. I loved all the color on the vintage thermos card. I'm so happy to see that people do still stitch and embroider. Lovely cards.

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  90. Sweet and fun cards plus stitching?!! Wow

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  91. Stamping and embroidering the design ... Brilliant!!! You've opened up a whole new world for me. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  92. Love love love your projects! Great idea to stamp then embroidery. :)

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  93. What a great idea to use the stamp and embroider it!!

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  94. Your embroidery sampler is so cute!!!

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  95. I love the new Homespun Holiday set. Then when I saw you do stitching with it-wow-I love it even more. Thanks for sharing that great idea!

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  96. Wow, I am impressed with what you did. What stood out to me was the beautifully matched envelope to the kids in jammies card. Such vibrant color!

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  97. Awesome cards! Your embroidered one is delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  98. Wow! Your projects are fantastic! Love the envelope and your stitching project!

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  99. These projects are so darn cute and I love the way all the stamps combine to make cute scenes. Your embroidered hoop piece would make an adorable ornament

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  100. I haven't though of embroidery on a stamp. GREAT idea! That stamp was perfect for the technique.

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  101. Your projects are great. Thanks for sharing the idea of stamping and adding stitches for a different piece of art.

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  102. Great cards! I never would have thought to stamp on material the way you did. Great idea

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  103. So creative to make the stamp into a pattern for stitching. Such great images!

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  104. Adorable cards! Really like your stitched stamp too! Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration and Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Julie, What lovely cards, you sure are very busy with doing needlepoint as well. My goodness talent! Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  106. I am so loving your designs. I am going to have to try the embroidery technique myself. So cleaver.

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  107. Those thermos stamps on your card sure are cute!

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  108. Your creativity has no bounds! Love everything you've shown on this post, Julie!

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  109. Your cards are lovely but as everyone is saying your hand stitched project really stands out! You really reached outside the box for that one and I love that tfs.

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  110. Sweet cards and I love the embroidery!

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  111. I love the color choices that you used for the second card. The die cuts really pop against the blue.

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  112. Great cards and nice project with the embroidery hoop. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  113. Fun! Love your projects. This is such a great release. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  114. Stitching on a stamped image is such a COOL and original idea! Definitely going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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  115. I'm loving this new release ! Amazing cards for Christmas !

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  116. Such amazing designs, as always, Julie! It was great to see your blog on the hop! Hugs to you!

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  117. Love your cards! That thermos! Must have.

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  118. Adorable cards, Julie, and thanks for reminding us to think outside the box. The envelope and embroidery projects are now on my list of things I want to do!

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  119. Oh, those thermoses and cider! And your cross stitched scene is fab!

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  120. Love your cute and colorful cards!

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  121. What a great idea to do the embroidery. Very cute!

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  122. Love your pyjama stamp set card. Very cute and colourful. Fun to see your embroidery and how to use stamps for different crafts.

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  123. Very cute animated cards and what a great idea using the stamps to create a sweet embroidery. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  124. EEP!
    I love everything...seriously....

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  125. I love your embroidered the stamp. I never would have thought about it. The thermos card is so cute.

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  126. I love these cute holiday images and your beautiful projects!

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  127. what a great idea to turn the stamp into embroidery!

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  128. Knocked it out of the park Julie! In love with everything you made. I am a fan xo

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  129. I love the matching envelopes with the cards!!!

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  130. Thanks for the great idea of stamping and stitching on muslin! Nice project.

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  131. How creative! I love the idea of using stamps for embroidery. Thanks for sharing all of these ideas!

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  132. Love all these images, so fun and whimsical! REALLY love how you stitched the images too!

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  133. So love the tree farm retro trailer <3

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  134. Wow, super cute and festive cards, amazing coloring and LOVE the needlepoint project!

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  135. love the embroidered ornament idea. Never thought of it

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  136. Your cards and project are very cute and I love your envelope too!!

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  137. Great to see your blog and projects again, haven't been by in ages! You are as talented as ever! Cute release!

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  138. Stitching! Love the stitching, RahL stitching, ya, stitching!

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  139. I like your funky cards and great embroidery project. Very creative.

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  140. First off, I love the design and colours of your blog. I adore that you embroidered the stamps! How adorable! Great cards also. Love the matching envelope and the vintage thermos had me laughing.

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  141. Such fun projects! Love the stitching!

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  142. Very cute cards and that last project is awesome! You did good :) thank you for sharing!

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  143. Wish I could embroider too! Love the coordinating envelope!

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  144. OMG! Such amazing projects!!! I love so much the embroidered snow globe jar! Great idea!!!

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  145. Wow - your stitching project is so awesome, a great use of these fun images. Thanks for sharing.

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  146. Bless you for the inspiring cards and embroidery. Beautiful.

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  147. Never thought to use my stamps for embroidery! Great idea!

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  148. Gorgeous cards for an amazing release!

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  149. I love your blog. I will be back. Thank you

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  150. What beautiful cards and great ideas!

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  151. Fantastic creations. Brandi's stamp set are so cute. Love your embroidery idea - great fun.

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  152. Great projects and the idea of of stamping and embroidering never occurred to me - such a nice gift and decoration!

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  153. Wow, absolutely brilliant idea to stitch stamped images! Love this! All your cards are adorable.

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  154. What an absolutely awesome embroidered piece! Your cards are fantastic too! This is a great release from EH - so much on my wishlist!

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  155. Delightful projects. So many choices!

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  156. Super cute cards, especially the envelope!

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  157. the kids in their jammies is so cute.
    Clever idea to stamp the fabric for
    stitching. Good way to get the
    designs you want to stitch.
    thanks for sharing.

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  158. Great projects. Love the cards and envelope! Brilliant idea with the needlepoint, so fun and cute!

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  159. Oh, my goodness. I loved the homespun set right off, but didn't think to try to stitch it! I want to do the tree and popcorn so bad I might have to go pop some! Thanks so much.

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  160. Your cards and embroidery are beautiful. Love how you thought outside the box and made the design into an embroidery project.

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  161. Its anything cute than that embroided jar, totally adore it with all other cute creations!

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  162. Your cards are adorable! And WOW! Your embroidery using the stamps: AWESOME!

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  163. Such great projects! Love the embroidery.

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  164. LOVE the embroidery idea! Brilliant and beautiful! :)

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  165. Such cute cards and craft from a wonderful holiday release.

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  166. Love your cards and all the great new products in the release!

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  167. Oh, your stitched card is amazing and such a wonderful idea! Love it!!

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  168. Such cute images. I am most impressed by your handiwork. Beautiful.

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  169. Embroidered snow globe, what a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  170. I don't think I've ever seen anyone use embroidery on a blog hop but the idea is SENSATIONAL! Now if I only knew how to sew! :D

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  171. Wow Julie!! All your projects are so amazing!! Your needlework is so adorable 😊 I also really loved your card with the matching envelope! So cute.

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  172. Never thought of stamping on fabric to embroider. Very clever and adorable.

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  173. Your work is great Julie. The embroidery really hit the spot. Thanks for sharing.

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  174. Awesome cards, and I love your little holiday décor piece! beautiful!

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  175. Love the new release! Such an awesome company, love the stamps & dies!

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  176. Great cards and embroidery project! It looks like a really great release!

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  177. Great cards and matching envelope.really like the stitched project.

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