Guest Post

Love you S’more | Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy Friday! Welcome back for my last caffeinated card as guest designer on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog! It’s been a wild month for so, I’m so glad that I got to craft as a distraction! As much as I love summer, I am ready for all things FALL! It’s already looking like fall in my craftroom, as you can tell from today’s card, along with the one that I shared last week!

Copic Combos : 0, N0; BG 10, 11, 13; YR 14, 15, 12; E 57, 37, 15, 13

For today’s card, I started by stamping ALL the images from Honey Bee Stamps Love you S’more stamp set. I colored them using copic markers (listed above) and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Then I created the background for the images to pop on, using some Gina K Blue Lagoon Ink and Newton Nook Designs Mug Stencil. Alternating between foam tape and glue, I adhered the colored images to the card front. I created the sentiment using the new Bitty Buzzwords Fall Diecuts along with the Bitty Buzzwords Fall Stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps latest release. I stacked the word die cut “latte” three times using kraft paper, and embossed and cut off the “lets” from the “let’s get together” on a strip of brown cardstock. Lastly I added some jewels to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time! Thank you Amy for this lovely opportunity!  

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Charcuterie from Paper! | Honey Bee Stamps

Welcome back for the last day of sneak peaks for the Autumn Splendor release coming tonight from Honey Bee Stamps. Today I’m sharing a quick card using the new So Char-CUTE-rie stamp set along with some coordinating products! This set is so much fun to color and use!

To create this card, I started by stamping and coloring all the images from the So Char-CUTE-rie stamp set (sone of then multiple times, but I also ended up not using all of them!), and die cutting them using the coordinating dies.

Next I started to create the “scene” for the card, staring with a Kraft A2 card base, then I added another layer to be the “table cloth” using the Quilted A2 Cover Plate die, cut from Kraft card stock and inked up with a light pink ink and the coordinating Quilted Hearts & Dots Stencils. I added it offset to the card base and trimmed off the edges. The last piece before adding the colored images, was the “cutting board”, I die cut the Cutting Board die from the same Kraft paper, but this time added a bit of brown ink on the edges to add some depth.

To finish off the card, I embossed and die cut a sentiment from the Life is Gouda stamp set on to dark brown paper with white embossing powder. I arranged the colored elements using foam tape for the larger images and liquid adhesive to tuck the smaller images underneath. The cutting board has a little hole in the handle and I added a little twine looped through it.

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!
Farhana

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Sunflower Mini Slimline | Honey Bee Stamps

Welcome back for day 3 of sneak peaks! Changing things up today and sharing a mini slimline card as an excuse to use the NEW Sweet Stacks: Mini Slimline die cuts! I also used the NEW Lovely Layers: Sunflowers Honey Cuts, which is currently my favourite layered floral.

To create this card, I started by die cutting the largest mini slimline die from dark brown card stock, and used the next size down from kraft paper. I inked up the Kraft piece using a light brown ink using the Basketweave stencil for a tone on tone look. For the sentiment I used the Thanks die cut from matte gold cardstock and stacked it three times.

Lastly, I created the sunflower by starting with die cutting all the pieces of the sunflower once, and the leaf three times. I inked up the leaves using two shades of green. For the sunflower, I inked it up using 3 shades of yellow, and 2 shades of brown for the center. After I finished inking the die cuts, I splattered them with water and black paint. I finished off by stacking with foam tape for added dimension and added it to the card base. 

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!
Farhana

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Mute Fall Rainbow | Honey Bee Stamps

Welcome back for day 2 of sneak peaks for the Autumn Splendor release coming soon from Honey Bee Stamps. Today I’m sharing a quick card using the new Autumn Splendor Cover plate die.

To create this card, I started by die cutting the Autumn Splendor Cover plate from Bristol Smooth cardstock and inked it up to create what I like to call, a “muted rainbow”. Just cause it fall doesn’t mean we have to leave our rainbows behind! I then added the die cut to a Kraft note card (another way to tone down the colors for fall cards!)

I wanted to keep this card on the simpler side so that it can inspire those who like to mass produce cards, so I finished it off with a stacked “thanks” sentiment cut from a matte gold card stock. And as always I added a few jewels to finish off the cards!

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!
Farhana

Guest Post

Fall is in the Coffee | Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy Friday! Welcome back for another caffeinated card! I’m back up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today using some fun stamps fall stamps from Honey Bee Stamps.

Copic Marker Combos : B 00, 02; BG 10, 11, 13; C1, 0; E 11, 13, 15, 27, 37; Y 15, 17; YR 04, 07

For today’s card, I started by stamping ALL the images from Honey Bee Stamps Treat Yo Self stamp set. I colored them using copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

To finish off the card, I cut a piece of pattern paper from the Love Letters paper pad to an A2 size, I stamped a sentiment from the same set, Treat Yo Self directly onto it using black ink. I arranged the colored images accross the card front layering them with glue and foam tape for some dimension, Finally I added some jewels to finish off the card.

Be sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more caffeinated crafty inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Watering can floral arrangement | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Friday! After a few hicups, it’s finally time to get started on sneak peaks for Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Splendor release! For my first peak I decided to play with my favorite stamp set from this release, Garden Harvest Florals.

To create this card I started by stamping all the images Garden Harvest Florals using brown copic friendly ink (leave the stamps in the MISTI as we will be re stamping after coloring!) and colored all the images with copic markers. After coloring, I stamped and embossed the images with gold embossing powder. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

I created the background of the card using Kraft paper and light brown ink along with the Basketweave Background Stencil. I arranged the florals to create a bouquet, added a stacked sentiment using a word die from the Darling Dahlias coordinating Dies and some jewels.

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!
Farhana

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Fall Rainbow | Honeybee Stamps

Hi! Back again sharing a simple rainbow card, but with fall tones instead of bright! I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but Fall is one of my favorite seasons to craft for!

To create this card, I started by cutting down a A2 size card front from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. Next I stamped and embossed (in gold) the Harvest Blooms Background. While heat setting it, the paper warped a tad bit, so I ran it though my die cutting machine to flatten it out.

Next I inked it up in rainbow order using muted colors, perfect for fall! I finished off with some jewels and a stacked die cut “hello” from the Darling Dahlias die cuts.

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!
Farhana

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Sew Sweet Card | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Thursday! I don’t about you, but I’m ready for the weekend AND a LOT of crafty time! If you are crafting, here’s a little inspiration using a combination of stamps from Honey Bee Stamps.

One day I’ll create a card using these stamps and a stitched background, till then you get to be inspired by the Quilted Cover Plate that I embossed on to an A2 piece of white card stock instead of die cutting. I love that the square look more like a real quilt. I added a little blend of blue ink on to the embossed background to create a highlight for the colored images.

Next up I stamped the sewing machine from the Sew Special stamp set, along with the all the ‘sewing’ themed stamps from the Let’s Get Crafty stamp set. I colored them in and die cut/fussy cut out the colored images and arranged them over the blue inked area of the card front.

Lastly I embossed the sentiment from Sew Special in white on to black card stock and cut it part, and stacked it under the images to create a staggered look. And of course I added some jewels 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!
Farhana

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Darling Dahlias | Honeybee Stamps

I love flowers but hate gardening, so coloring flower stamps are pretty much the next best thing! Dahlias are so common in PNW in the fall, but I still can’t get enough of them! I love picking them up at the farmers market!

To create this card, I started by stamping all the images from the all the images from the Darling Dahlias stamp set (I ended up using only one of the large flowers) with intense black ink on to heavy weight white card stock. I colored then in using copic markers (combinations listed below) and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

To create the background, I created a blue inked ombre background using distress oxide inks, once dry, I layered it with the basketweave stencil and added some white pigment ink (one of my fav techniques! Once it dried, I arranged the flower using foam tape for dimension, added jewels to match and finished off with a die cut sentiment “hello” from the bitty buzzwords die set.

Copic Combos : RV63, 66, 69 and YG03, 63, 67

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!
Farhana

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Birthday Gnomes | Mama Elephant

Back after enjoying some time of social media, not really time off since I planned my first party in almost two years! It was so good to see friends, celebrate my little one and enjoy the summer weather!

If you haven’t seen these posts (here and here), I have been dusting off my Mama Elephant stamps (#hoarder) and sharing entries for the #mamaelephant2021gdcall! Today’s card was a special one as I custom made it for my close friends birthday, and if you can’t tell, she loves gnomes!!!

To creat this card, I started by stamping all the images (didn’t end up using them all!) and multiples of the gnomes holding the sign, from the Little Gnome Agenda stamp set. I colored them in rainbow colors, added the letters of my friends name using the little alphabet stamps from the Little Signage Agenda stamp set. I die cut the gnomes using the coordinating dies.

Next I created the scene to add the gnome, starting with the Slim Card Basics die set from Mama Elephant. I die cut the scallop rectangle once and the stitched rectangle 4 times. Then I die cut 3 of the 4 stitched rectangles with the Slimline Horizon Borders from Honey Bee Stamps. I inked them with shades of green to add the “hills” and “grass”, and used the Petite Clouds Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs on the forth die cut to create the sky. I added the layers with foam tape, ending with a very thick card, but I wasn’t to worried as I wasn’t mailing it!

To finish off the card, I started by adding the die cut gnome images, some with glue, some with foam tape for added dimension, and accented them with some flowers from Pretty Pink Posh’s Bunny Friends Stamp Set. Lastly, I remembered that I did not add my sentiment! Quickly stamped one from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set, this is a perfect example where the tiny sentiments save the day!

As mentioned before I am adding this as an entry to the #MamaElephantCD2021Call! You can find my previous entries here and here.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are every inspired by work you can copy away! If you do share on social media, please tag me so that I can see! 


Happy Crafting
Farhana