Strawberry Inspired Birthday Shaker Card | Ellen Hutson

Hi crafty friends! Hope that y’all had a great long weekend! Life has been very real these past few weeks, so unfortunately blogging took a back seat. As I get used to my new schedule I have high hopes being more regular here! I was on the Ellen Hutson Blog last week and it was so exciting to be on there as I have been a fan of Ellen Hutson for years! Did you know that May is National Strawberry month? I didn’t, until Carly reached out to me about guest designing! I’m was over the moon, who wouldn’t be as Ellen Hutson is my favorite one stop shop for all things crafty, especially as they are just a drive away!

Let’s get to the card I’m shared on the Ellen Hutson Blog! I love shaker cards, they aren’t as complicated as they look, especially when you use a frame die cut! I used the colors of a strawberry as my starting point for this card. I choose the following distress oxide inks for my blend.

I used Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn, along with Black Soot and Gansai Tambi White paint for the splatters.

Ink splatters are a great way to hide imperfections in the ink blending, and they worked well with my strawberry theme. If using multiple colors of splatters, let each one dry before adding the next layer to avoid muddy colors.

Once my ink splatters dried, I die cut the ink blended sheet using the Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Frame Die. I wanted to add something to the back of the shaker, and the cake from the Essentials By Ellen’s Cake by Julie Ebersole fit in the frame perfectly with space for a sentiment.

I stamped the outline of the image using Versafine Ink (in Onyx Black) along with the sentiment. I recommend using a stamp positioner for this step as it makes lining up the solid stamp easier. For the solid images of the stamp, I used the same distress oxide inks as my ink blend, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, and Twisted Citron.

I finished off the card by creating a shaker using some liquid glue to adhere the die cut frame to the acetate, then added a thin pieces of foam tape to add dimension for the shaker. I created the shaker mix using matching colors from my sequin stash. I filled my shaker window, added the backing with the stamped image and sentiment and added it to a card front.

Thank you all for following along, I hope that you are inspired to create something, with strawberries, or not! If you do get crafty, please tag me @everydayengineered on Instagram, along with @ellenhutsonllc so that we can see what you have made!

And lastly, thank you to the Ellen Hutson team for this lovely opportunity!

Take care,

Newtons Nook Designs

Floral Thank You | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Tuesday! I know I keep saying I’ll be back to share more crafty inspiration with y’all but life keeps happening and I keep getting tied up with the most random things! But I’m here today, and we’ll see how things go tomorrow, LOL. I have decided to take it day by day in this busy season of life. Except for vacations, and weekends, I have those packed till like August LOL!

Okay, y’all are here for a card so let’s get to that! Seattle (and pretty much most of the NW) has had a super late start to spring, so I’ve just been making a ton of spring-y cards in hopes of manifesting it to come! I also purged some of my crafty supplies, and that revealed some older stamp sets that I figured I would ink up!

I love it when companies make their products coordinate! For this card, I stamped and colored the oval image from the Best Mom Oval Stamp Set, then restamped and embossed it with rose gold embossing powder. I die cut it using a scalloped from the Oval Frames Die Set, and added to a sheet of pattern paper from the Springtime Paper Pad trimmed down to an A2 size.

To add a little dimension to the card, I stamped and embossed (in the same rose gold) some of the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Stamp Set on to vellum and fussy cut them. I added them to an oval die cut, also cut using the Oval Frames Die Set from a coordinating cardstock and embossed a sentiment from the Best Mom Oval Stamp Set on to it. I added the sentiment piece to the rest of the card using some foam tape. And as always finished off the card with some jewels.

Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!

Newtons Nook Designs

Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook Designs collaboration week

Good morning crafty friends! It’s been a minute since I have been on here! Took a break for Eid, and it ended up being long than expected! Excited to be back this week for the  Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web collaboration week with fabulous inspiration week (check here for day 1 and day 2!)

All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

I combined multiple Therm O Web products, along with some of my favorite Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and stencils to create these cards.

To create this card I started by inking up the first layer of Butterflies Stencil Set using distress oxide ink (I used saltwater taffy, dried marigold, twisted citron and tumbled glass). I used the detailed stencil from the set to add a layer of  Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo. Once it dried, I ran it through my Minc Machine with a sheet of Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets (in Tuscan Gold).

I embossed a sentiment in gold embossing powder from the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp set on to a banner die cut from Banner Trio Die Set. I wanted to add a little more dimension to the card, so I embossed two of the butterfly images from the Monarchs on to vellum with gold embossing powder and fussy cut them, and adhered them to my card with a little foam tape. And as always, finished off my card with some jewels.

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week! 

Happy Crafting! 

Newtons Nook Designs

National Scrapbook Day | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Today Newton’s Nook Designs is celebrating with NEW dog and cat themed papers and dies! These new products are available NOW in their shop! Plus, there is a FLASH SALE TODAY! Save 20% off today only with code SCRAP22 at newtonsnookdesigns.com.

The products pair really well with previously released products, but also work perfectly for scrapbookers! I haven’t scrapbooked in years, but I thought the products work well for card making to! Here’s what I created!

I’m usually all about coloring and little details on my card, but for this pair of cards I really wanted to show case the pattern paper and created a pair of no coloring and almost no stamping cards!

I started by trimming down two sheets of paper from the A Cat’s Life Paper Pad and A Dog’s Life Paper Pad, and layering them to create the card front. Next I die the Cat Silhouettes and Dog Silhouettes Die Set from black card stock, along with two banners using the Banner Trio Die Set. I stamped sentiment from the Heartfelt Meows and Heartfelt Woofs stamp set with white embossing powder.

I finished off the cards by adding the cat/dog die cuts along with the sentiment banners.

If you made it this far then don’t forget there’s a FLASH SALE TODAY! Save 20% off today only with code SCRAP22 at newtonsnookdesigns.com.

Check out the blogs of these Design Team Members for more inspiration:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Donna Idlet
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox