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.

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

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

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

  1. Aww that’s so sweet :)

  2. That raptor is so cute and it is colored so well! Great work!

  3. Adorable card! Love the colors and background…
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. eileen bochsler says:

    The dinosaurs are just adorable

  5. So unique and fun!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love your card and this dino and the sentiments are hilarious! Such a fun release!

  7. Fab design on this fun card, the sentiment is so sweet!

  8. What a sweet little dinosaur!

  9. Fab, fun card. Love the stitches cover die. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Your dino card is so so sweet! Love the textured background that looks like wallpaper.

  11. barbara lassiter says:

    My two youngest grandsons still “walk with dinosaurs”… well stuffed ones, but they haven’t given them up quite yet. Both have birthdays later this year and I think this card idea is perfect for that. Thank you. This is a cute set and I better check it out!

  12. Karen Wedding says:

    Your card looks great. That dinosaur is just too cute. I like the sayings they have to go with the dinosaurs too.

  13. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a cute dinosaur card! I love the background! Thank you for the video- you did a great job! I do like the voice over so that you can explain any tips or techniques.

  14. Cute little Dino! Love the play on words!

  15. oh the puns in this set! Darling card and dino!

  16. Ooooh, IGTV videos of you demonstrating your great tips and techniques. I always love watching you create and keep the voiceovers, so we can learn what you are doing! Length just right! I get giddy too when I can use my supplies together! Great little green dino! Love your scene!!

  17. That dinosaur is so cute!

  18. I have an affliction with buying anything dino and I like that you are YELLING at us in your posts! I agree, this can be used all year and it is worth SHOUTING about because it is so GREAT!!!!! The phunny phrases are prehistoric phantastic!

  19. I like the yelling in your post and I think that dinos are THE BEST! Plus my son loves them and so it is win win for us both. :) I think you should dance when you can and I have not yet taken the time to watch your video but I have saved it to later. I am sure it is perfect and I will comment on it then. LOVE the background that you created on this card and the phunny sentiment that you used. FANTASTIC!!!

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