Essentials by Ellen September release + PRIZES!

Yes, you read that right — the September Essentials by Ellen release is here! I know I say it every month, but this release is so good you all! That Brandi did it again!

Today I’m sharing a super fun card using the new Dinomite Christmas stamps and coordinating Dinomite Christmas Dies. Check it:

Is that super cute or what? That “raptor present for ya” just cracks me! And I love that you can use it ALL YEAR LONG! Yes, I’m YELLING! Anytime I can get more from my supplies like this I do a happy dance. And I think this would make the perfect birthday card for tweens!

I used Daniel Smith Cascade Green to color him. This color you all — it’s like magic in a tube! It has the most amazing granulation. It comes in both a 5ml and 15ml size, and I’ve been using it for years for pine trees but now hello! It’s the perfect dino green!

I put together a super quick coloring video to show you how easy peasy this is — just click on the “watch channel” button to view it — sorry I can’t figure out how to embed it right here for ya — yet…!

This is my first time doing an IGTV video and I’ve got more in the works too, so stay tuned…I’d love to hear your feedback. Hows the length? Too short? Too long? Do you like the voiceover or prefer just music? Lemme know! :)

Here’s a closer look at the card:

I finished it off with a simple background made with the Cover Plate — reminds me of a cozy sweater! That punny sentiment went into a Speech Bubbles Die. And of course I had to add a little snowbank with the Landscapes Dies.

Last but not least, I sprinkled in a few Crystal Clear Droplets — and that was that!


Note that these are my affiliate links so if you make a purchase by clicking the link below I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you — thank you!

First off, shop the full release right HERE! Next up, here are the stars of this post:

Dinomite Christmas Stamps and coordinating Dinomite Christmas Dies!

Here are the rest of the supplies:


We’ve got super fun prizes! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole September Essentials by Ellen release! Yay! For a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop and comment before Sunday, September 15th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Hop On!

Your next stop on the hop is Mindy’s blog, so better hop to it! :)

Here’s the full list if you’re just now joining us or encounter a broken link:

Thanks so much for joining me, and hope you have a dino-mite day! xoxo

68 Replies to “Essentials by Ellen September release + PRIZES!”

  1. I love your card! One of my most favorite backgrounds and I love the punny sentiments.

  2. Wonderful dino card. I love the colors on the dinosaur. So cute.

  3. Great card, I love that dinosaur!

  4. Meghan Kennihan says: Reply

    Beautiful coloring! I love this dino set!

  5. Ah, your little Dino is cute as can be! Perfect background too! Thank you.

  6. That dinosaur is adorable! I’m pretty sure I’m going to need him in my life!

  7. Mary Holshouser says: Reply

    Love the play on words.
    Have to remember “raptor” your present.
    Cute card. thanks for sharing

  8. I loved the video. I especially appreciate that you kept the paint tray in view so I can see how you pick up the paint and the different concentrations of paint you use. This is the first watercoloring video I actually get! Thank you!!!

  9. Super cute dinosaur, love this DS Cascade Green, thanks for the video too!

  10. Suzann Anderson says: Reply

    Adorable watercolor Dino card!

  11. Really nice cards. Love the use of the new stamps and dies

  12. So cute!

  13. Love your fun dino card! Adorable stamp set!

  14. What a SUPER COOL card.!! The water color is just right dino-green.!!! I think kids of all ages would love to get a card like this.!!😁

  15. Your card is gorgeous, super cute dinosaur (thanks for the video) and that cover die is a perfect background!

  16. Yay Autumn cards! Swooning over the colors!

  17. What a cute dino card, love the way you’ve coloured it. Fab quick informative video too. TFS xx

  18. I am loving the way you used water color. The donor’s color is just as cuts as it can be.thanks for showing us how to put shades in the right place.

  19. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you!

  20. Denise H Bilquin says: Reply

    What a great card, and stamp set! The corny sentiment is perfect for a child, and those stamps can used for any and all kids for a good age span! That background stamp was put on my wish list! I love it!

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