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Embossed Shaker Birthday Card | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Hump Day! I keep thinking it’s Tuesday, so I clearly need to get started on my extremely long to do list! So let’s keep it short and sweet here and get straight to the card!

This card is possibly my most CAS card yet! I love the end result and it was so quick and easy to make! Just make sure that you have heat resistant acetate!

To create this card, I started by dry embossing the small balloon stencil from Layering Balloons Stencils on to an A2 piece of white paper. Next I die cut the shadow die from the Birthday die cut set to create the shaker window. I heat embossed the word birthday from the Birthday stamp set with white embossing powder and the happy on to a strip of black card stock. I created the shaker window by layering the acetate behind the die cut window with liquid adhesive, and added lots of foam tape to create “box”, filled it with the latest fad, clay confetti! and backed it with an A2 piece of card stock. Lastly I added the strip sentiment to finish off the card!

I hope that this inspires you to create something crafty at the end of your day! If you do, and share on Instagram, be sure to tag me (@everydayengineered) and Honey Bee Stamps (@honeybeestamps)! We love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting!

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Watercolored Floral CAS card | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Hump Day! I’ve had a pretty productive day, probably motivated by girls night out in a few hours! So who else owns a billion water colors and doesn’t use any of them? Guilty! I loved the hand drawn images in the Riding By stamp set, and thought it would look perfect with some messy watercoloring.

I love my foam tape, and that’s probably why I have such a hard time making CAS cards! But I tried to not add TOO much dimension and left A LOT of white space!

I started by gold embossing the basket, a branch and the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from the Riding By stamp set directly onto the card base (I used Canson XL watercolor paper). Then I heat embossed the floral bunch and some extra branches. I colored them all in with some watercolors and let it air dry. Then I die cut the layered images with the coordinating dies, and adhered them with some foam tape. Lastly, I added some gems.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope that you are keeping cool, its been HOT here in the PNW and all I want to do is sleep!

Happy Crafting!

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CAS birthday card | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Wednesday! Tomorrow is Eid, so I got TONS to do popping in with a quick birthday card with minimum coloring!

To create this card, I stared by die cutting an ombre purple sheet from the Playful Pastels paper pad with the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top. I adhered it to an A2 top folding notecard, added stacked diecuts from the Bitty Buzzwords die set, cut from black card stock. Lastly I accented the card with some floral images from the Fancy Frosting stamp set, that I colored but hadn’t previously used!

I’ve recently been loving making quick and easy CAS cards, I hope that you are enjoying them too!

Happy Crafting!

Joy Clair Designs

Joy Clair Designs August 2020 release

Im so excited to share with y’all that I’m on the Joy Clair Designs 2020-2021 design team! Thank you Martha for this lovely opportunity, and for believing in my talent. That being said, it’s time to share the August 2020 digital stamps release with y’all! Let’s start with a sneak peak at some of the cards you will see when you hop along, stay tuned for more details on that!

I created two cards using the Floral Friends stamp set.

If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know that I am huge on making layered cards, the more the merrier! But I am not a fan of fussy cutting intricate images, and since I was working with digital stamps, and haven’t learnt how to use my cricut to cut them, I decided to try and create a one layer card, which is quite a challenge for me!

Copic colors used
Flowers : R39-R24-R05 and Leaves : YG67-YG63-YG03

For the first card, I took one of the floral images from the Floral Friends stamp set and created a card front on picmonkey, printing it out in an A2 size (on A4 paper, trimming it down after printing). I colored the images using my copic markers and foiled the sentiment. That’s it! I was tempted to add embellishments, as I usually do.

Copic colors used
Flowers : Y15-Y13-Y11 and Leaves : YG67-YG63-YG03

For the second card, I used the same images from the Floral Friends stamp set, this time fussy cutting after coloring. To assemble the card, I ink blended the front of a A2 card with some yellow ink, then added a lattice cover die for some depth. Finally I added the sentiment and floral images using foam tape for added dimension.

What’s your card making style? Layered or CAS?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and now is time to hop visiting the designers blogs and as usual, you will have the opportunity to win with us! All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below:

You have until Sunday, August 2nd at 11:59 pm EST to post a comment and be to eligible to win one of the two $15.00 gift cards from Joy Clair Designs, valid for stamps and Digital Sets. Only one comment per person please. Two randomly selected winners will be announced on Joy Clair Designs Blog on August 12th. Thank you for joining Joy Clair Designs August New Release Blog Hops and best of luck with the contest!

Don’t forget to stop by and see what the rest of the team created! Click below to find a full list of all the designs and their blogs!

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Thanks for stopping by! Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

CAS floral cards (with Gina K designs)

Guess what! I’m a guest designer with Gina K designs for their June release. Seeing as Baby R came early I only just got to creating with the Nature’s Touch card kit. It was the perfect kit to get started on making some thank you cards to send out to friends and family for their gifts and treats to celebrate Baby R, from a distance of course!

Making CAS cards is a challenge for me as I love going overboard with the layers and embellishments, but CAS cards are perfect for bulk cards, just change up the color for variety!

To create these cards I started by stamping the floral image from the The Best Flowers stamp set with copic friendly ink onto heavy weight card stock. I colored them in using different color combinations (I will list them below). After I was done coloring I embossed the sentiment in gold onto the card base. To assemble the card I trimmed down the colored card stock, layered it with a card stock to match the floral image, and finally glued it down to a card base. That’s it! 30 mins and you have 3 cards!

Copics used : Flower : Y35, Y15, Y13 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Dandelion
Copics used : Flower : V17, V15, V12 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Lilac
Copics used : Flower : R39, R24, R05 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Coral Reef

As always, thanks for stopping by and here are a list of supplies that I used :

Gina K Designs Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Designs Island Dream paper pack
Gina K Designs Prime Time paper pack
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!