Impressing Ink Into Cardstock – Card & Tag Duo Guest Post for Ellen Hutson

By Taheerah | 24th December 2016 | 70 Comments

Hi everyone, happy Saturday!

I’m interrupting your Advent Calendar Extravaganza schedule to bring you a special post!

I think you can tell by now that Christmas is without a doubt my favourite holiday to create cards for. I’ve truly loved every single project I’ve put together that has a Christmas theme – whether it’s for Advent Calendar Extravaganza, Design Team work, or Guest Design work – or even simply for fun! Creating for Christmas brings me so much joy, and I really enjoy mixing it up in terms of styles, and it feels a bit like anything goes – colours, techniques, traditional, modern, funky, vintage, cute, religious… the possibilities feel as endless as the magical feel of the season.
Working with products from my favourite companies is also something I love doing even more so at Christmas. I especially love playing with new goodies but finding different ways to use them, stretching my supplies and creating something others haven’t, thanks to a few clever techniques.
Today’s projects are a perfect example of doing something a bit different with some products (in this case, dies). It also has given me the opportunity to team up, once again, with one of my favourite companies – Ellen Hutson, who very kindly and generously offered me an opportunity to Guest Design for them this month! The result is a fun duo full of glitz, Scandinavian charm, and a clever technique thrown in for good measure too…

This is just one shot of this project – you can find many more images, close-ups and a full step-by-step description of how I made them over at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog (squeal!), where I’m guesting today! I’d truly appreciate you hopping over there and taking a look! See you there!


Ellen Hutson have very generously offered a $25 gift certificate for me to give away – and there’s a matching one on the CLASSroom blog too, so that’s $50 up for grabs!!

Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate Prize

Simply leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!! You have until 23:59EST on 31st December to enter, and I’ll draw a winner shortly after that. Good luck!!


70 thoughts on “Impressing Ink Into Cardstock – Card & Tag Duo Guest Post for Ellen Hutson”

  1. I love the cover plate. It is very generous of Ellen to offer a gift certificate! Her store offers great customer service!

  2. Awesome card! You are one creative lady! I hope you have a relaxing Christmas after all your work (advent calendar , etc). Thank you!

  3. Love all your cards because they are cute or elegant.
    Love the dinosaur party. I have a grandson that loves dinosaurs and builds them and reads all about them and he is 10.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas.

  4. Such a wonderful card! You are very talented to be able to create so many diverse projects. Thanks for all of your inspiration. And, congrats on being a guest at EH!!

  5. A really cool card and tag. I’ve never used my impression plates as letter press plates before. I might give this a go now. Love all the glittered pieces.

  6. Went, saw, gazed in awe, left a comment and came dashing back to say: Taheerah, an absolutely stellar card and tag duo! From the inked coverplate background, to the positive/negative deer die cuts, to the gold words (stapling them adds to the dimension impact for sure!), to the sequins…outstanding! The tutorial: THANK YOU for showing us how the magic happens! You’re a fabulous ambassador of EH products! Impressive in every way! The best part of all your creations: the joy you infuse into each one! Makes my heart smile….

  7. Visited the Classroom. I was glad to see how you made that card. I thought you had used patterned paper. Well done as usual.

  8. congrats for being a guest designer for Ellen Hutson. Enjoyed the double goodness post there and here. Great projects. Now I’m going to enjoy the Advent Calendar Extravaganza. I sure enjoyed it last year. Thanks for doing it again this year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  9. Your card is beautiful and such a great use of the stitched background and the Christmas words!!!! Thank you for all your amazing inspiration the Christmas season!!!

  10. Your card Taheerah is so pretty as usual!! I love the stitches plate background. And all the glittery words are just stunning.

  11. Shimmery and stylish, Taheerah … your gorgeous, texture-y card and that delicious, creative tag … brilliant! Anita 🙂

  12. Just beautiful. That is a wonderful deer die cut…oh the things one could do with that! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

  13. The card and tag are both fantastic! I forgot to mention over on Ellen’s blog how I love the fact that you used the deer for the tag now, when you first cut it, rather than waiting to use it at a later time. I am finding that to be the best way (whenever possible) as it helps to eliminate “scraps” that accumulate far too quickly. A great job!

  14. Love the card, I am really into anything deer right now? don’t know why but I am so this sings to my heart. thanks for sharing and for the Extravaganza too!

  15. I am seriously drooling over that cover plate die! I didn’t catch all the details until I hopped over to Ellen’s website. Nicely done!

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