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Did you know that today is World Cardmaking Day? It’s pretty much every crafter’s dream holiday. An excuse to lock the door and get knee deep in cardstock and glue…or in the case of today’s post, an excuse to visit a ton of blogs that are all offering you a first peek at the newest collection of stamps and dies available from Ellen Hutson.  Papercrafter extraordinaire Julie Ebersole has designed a line of incredibly trendy and versatile products that are exclusively available at Ellen Hutson and today is the big day that you can grab ’em up.

I’m here along with twenty other crafty temptresses to show you my take on these new products. So, let’s get scrolling – because I’m sure you are ready for me to stop talking and start crafting.

World Card Making Day Inspiration | Damask Love
World Card Making Day Inspiration | Damask Love

Each of the cards you’ll see in this post are decididly simple, which means you can pump out a stack of cards in little to no time at all. These days, I am a very big fan of quick and easy.


Cozy Christmas | Brushstroke Christmas | Merry & Bright Stamp Set | Memento Luxe Ink in Pear Tart // Love Letter


1. Apply ink the “Joy” stamp and use a wet wipe to remove ink from the dot over the “j”  2. Stamp “Peace” and “Love” on either side of “Joy” greeting 3. Stamp holly leaf image in red and green ink

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Watercolors are a great way to add texture without doing much work at all . Just swipe on some color. No need to be neat or precise. Love that.


Cozy Christmas | Merry & Bright Stamp Set| Memento Luxe Ink in Teal Zeal | Watercolor set | Watercolor Paper | Martha Stewart Iridescent Glitter Glue


1. Paint blue background onto front of card and allow to dry  2. Stamp swirly line from Merry & Bright stamp set  3. Stamp tree, star and “Merry Christmas” greeting 4. Add yellow glitter glue to star and dots of white glitter glue to create snowfall

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When I received the products in this new release, I was so excited to see a laurel wreath die. I love a good laurel wreath and it’s about time someone created one for all of us papercrafters. To create this card, I turned it upside down and added a simple twine bow.


Laurel Wreath Die | Merry & Bright Handwritten Dies | Merry & Bright Stamp Set| Memento Luxe Ink in Love Letter  | Ellen Hutson Craft-a-Board | Copic Markers in YG11, Y13, YG17 | Red & White Baker’s Twine


1. Die cut wreath from green cardstock and from Craft-a-board  2. Use Copics to add shading to edges of wreath  3. Adhere cardstock wreath to Craft-A-Board 4. Adhere bow to wreath 5. Die cut “happy” sentiment from red cardstock 6. Cut banner from white cardstock and stamp “holidays” greeting in red ink.

World Card Making Day Inspiration | Damask Love


Autumn Acorns Stamp Set


1. Stamp leaves  2. Stamp “Thank You” greeting on a small strip of white paper 3. Mount strip on kraft paper and adhere to front of card

World Card Making Day Inspiration | Damask Love
World Card Making Day Inspiration | Damask Love


Merry & Bright Stamp Set | Bokeh Dots Stamp Set | Solid Red Baker’s Twine


1. Stamp large circle in shades of green 2. Stamp greeting 3. Adhere red twine bow

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This last project may just be my very fave. If you are unfamiliar with the hilarity of “Treat Yo Self” do your self a favor and indulge in next thirty-five seconds. Considering that Halloween is right around the corner, it only made sense to put this die to use for the holiday. I printed out the “Trick or” portion and added it to the die.


Treat Yo Self Die | Vellum | Crop-a-dile Tool | Fiskars Pinking Shears | Orange Striped Treat Bags | Black Striped Treat Bags | Purple Baker’s Twine | Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker


1. Cut die from orange cardstock 2. Run through sticker maker  3. Print out banner with additional greeting and adhere to die 4. Cut tag shape from vellum and add eyelet with Crop-a-dile 5. Trim bottom tag with pinking shears

And now that you’ve scrolled your way through all these projects, you’ve earned a chance to win  one of my favorite stamp sets! Please leave a comment here by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th!

World Card Making Day Inspiration | Damask Love


For more WCMD inspiration featuring the Ellen Hutson Essentials Collection by Julie Ebersole, visit these bloggers! There are prizes to be won – so don’t miss out on a single blog!

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541 thoughts on “It’s World Card Making Day

  1. I make my own Christmas cards, and . . . I need to start SOON! Love your take on this release, Amber. The Treat Yo Self tag is adorable, (thanks for the link, I love it!) it’s the perfect Halloween tag!

  2. I make my own cards and I started already and I like my simple design but I have to say there are so many new ideas with this release, I may have to modify my desing. I live your Halloween treat bags and your tutorials are very helpful!

  3. DIY- I HAVE to use up my stash, I am buying a new house and totally downsizing! I don’t even a craft room anymore–EEEEK!!!

  4. AMAZING! I love your creations! This is the first time for me on your blog, and I am impressed and, most importantly, INSPIRED! Thanks so much!!

  5. Love all our cards but especially the one with the leaves, so simple but so pretty. I love the whole release!!

  6. Oh my, if your cards do not put you in the Xmas stamping, I don’t know what would.
    Love your clean style.

  7. As everyone else has already commented, I really love your style!! The card with the tree and the subtle snow dots – gorgeous! I think that my favorite stamp set from this release is the Cozy Christmas set~

    I always try to make my Christmas cards, but I do buy a small box, just in case I run out of time~

  8. I’m a DYI Christmas Card person and I sure have some great ideas from this hop! Love the simple and clean appeal of your cards. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hopefully I will be making my cards this year! I love your Thank You card and the vellum gift tags! Awesome projects!

  10. Oh wow what gorgeous cards. So classy so elegant and so inspiring. I love your spin on everything. Beautiful job.

  11. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration! Great cards! I will be making our cards… is there really any other way =) lol

  12. Amber, your creations are so beautiful and whimsical; love how your created things for all the upcoming holidays. Think your autumn thank you would make a wonderful Thanksgiving card.

  13. Really enjoying seeing all the stamps Julie (you go girl!) designed! These are great and I look forward to ordering some!
    ~God bless~

  14. I love how you closed off the bottom of the wreath with a banner. That looks so nice. Great cards with lots of instructions.

  15. Wow! What an awesome set of cards. Thought your circle wreath turned out so cute. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  16. Amazing Inspiration!! I love everything about each card and tag… Don’t know where to begin. Fantastic details, perfect colors and layouts! Thank you for sharing your amazing work!

  17. Love your samples! Thanks for the inspiration! Every year I make my own cards to send to family and friends.

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