Cardmaking, Die Cutting, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Essentials By Ellen Release, Packaging


It’s time to meet the newest house box on the block – the NEW Summer Cottage Die Set from Essentials by Ellen! Today, Julie will show you how to assemble the brand new Summer Cottage Die from our July 2023 Release–be sure to catch her bonus ideas for this fun 3D box!

Happy Summer! Julie here with Summer Cottage Die from the July Release and it is SUCH a charming gift box to make and to receive! I’ve lived nearly my entire life near the sea so I must admit I have a special fondness for ocean themes. I have a couple of bonus ideas in this video that I think you’ll find uber appealing because they’re applicable to the whole series of Ellen Hutson house shaped box dies!

Plus, I think it would be so dang CUTE to have a whole seaside village made up of these cottages!


  • With some card stocks it can be difficult to see the score lines from the die; you can go over them with a score board and a stylus to make them more visually prominent.
  • Make yourself a re-usable template for the “peek-a-boo” window die pieces; it will greatly speed up the process of aligning those dies for future use.
  • Instead of cutting tiny bits of foam tape to pop up more intricate die cut shapes, save time and aggravation by die cutting multiples of the same shape and gluing them together.
  • Glossy Accents is great for gluing chunkier embellishments; it sets up fairly quickly and dries crystal clear.


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  • Reply Linda BL July 24, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Such a cute beach cottage! Love the summery colors!

  • Reply Denise Bryant July 24, 2023 at 9:15 am

    What a fun project! Love the cottage dies and the colors you used!

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