Cardmaking, Essentials By Ellen, Stamping

Release Preview: Essential Arches +Organic Elements

Do you like clever shaped cards? How about window cards? Abstract designs? Well then, you’re in luck! Lisa is sharing 3 cards with previews of the June release, coming to the shop this Fri-yay, June 11th at 9:00 am PDT!

Hey there! It’s Lisa here with three cards to share, all featuring the Essential Arches dies and Organic Elements from the upcoming June release! Sharp-eyed readers may also notice some new sentiments as well — those are from the upcoming Good Day stamp set.

Now on to the cards! I started off by making a standard A2 size base card out of textured cream cardstock and then…

Inspiration struck…

…and I used a large arch to make a shaped card. I just hung the straight edge of the arch off the end of the card base so it wouldn’t get cut and then ran it through the machine and ta dah — a shaped card! WOO YAH!

Then I went to town stamping! For each card I stamped the sentiment first to help with placement, then I stamped elements around it.

My first card is super minimal and I just love how it turned out!

I used a smaller arch to cut a window around the sentiment, then I adhered the sentiment to the inside of the card for a bit of added interest. Pro tip: use the die cut frame to help with alignment.

I think this card looks like one you’d find at a boutique for major coin!

I saved the that die cut arch frame to use on my next card, like so:

I just love that rainbow in the set — it goes perfectly with the arch die, amiright?

Last but not least we have this little number:

I tried to fill up every inch of space on this one and I think I succeeded! 🙂


Thanks so much for joining me today, and hope to see you back on Fri-yay for the full reveal! 🙂 — Lisa

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  • Reply tsurutadesigns1 June 5, 2021 at 6:10 am

    These are wonderful!

  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik June 5, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Such bright, happy cards!

  • Reply Dorothy C. June 5, 2021 at 7:29 am

    I love these!!!

  • Reply Becka June 5, 2021 at 8:27 am

    These are very sweet. Love the colorful happiness and in such a simple style.

  • Reply Laura Norris June 5, 2021 at 11:20 am

    So fun!

  • Reply Denise Bryant June 5, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Love all the possibilities! These are so cute!

  • Reply Marisela Delgado June 5, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Hi, Lisa! Gorgeous cards! I love shaped cards! Warm hugs.

  • Reply ggnurse June 6, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Just brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply gioperu June 6, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Gorgeous cards!!

  • Reply Ellen Hutson June Release! – sideoats & scribbles June 11, 2021 at 8:49 am

    […] Find a full writeup of these cards HERE on the Ellen Hutson blog! […]

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