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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,
Farhana

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CAS Birthday Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Hump Day y’all! It’s been a day, thankfully productive. But as always the to do list didn’t seem to get any shorter, taking a mini break before starting dinner to share a CAS – just stamp card with y’all!

To create this card, I started by stamping the strip of candles Birthday Borders stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh on to an A2 piece of white cardstock and colored it using copic markers. Once I was done coloring I used a grey copic to add a shadow under the candles.

To finish off the card, I added some glossy accents to the flames and stamped the sentiment “so many candles“, possibly my last woodblock stamp that my son found and is now obsessed with!

Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram and join the Facebook group so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Greenery and Coffee | Newton’s Nook Design

Happy Thursday! Well it’s basically a few hours to Friday, which means it pretty much the weekend! I missed the February Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge, but I really wanted to make sure that I sneak on into the March challenge, Green.

I stretched “green” to greenery” and added a lot of foliage to my coffee mugs! And since it’s winter on my card I added some whipped cream topping!

To create this card, I started by stamping the image from the Heartfelt Holidays stamp set twice and die cut it with the mug die cuts from the Mugs and Kisses die set. I colored in the images using copic markers and added the whipped cream die cuts that I covered with some glitter nuvo drops, and set aside to dry.

Next I created the background for the card by embossing Holiday Foliage Stencil onto some green cardstock. I also die cut a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set from and embossed a sentiment from the Heartfelt Holidays stamp set on to it. I also die cut a scalloped oval from vellum using the Oval Frames Die Set to add behind mug to help them pop. As always, I finished off with some jewels.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that this card inspires you to create something and you get some crafty time this weekend! 
Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Avery Elle

Your Plane Awesome | Avery Elle

Happy Hump Day! Today is one of those days I actually my life together LOL. It’s only 2PM and my done list is way done then my to-do list! So that’s means extra time before nap time ends! I made this card a while back to match the party favors and cake at a little friend’s birthday party. Perks of being the baker, you know the theme of the party!

To create this card I started by stamping the plane from Avery Elle’s Peak-a-Boo Flight Stamp Set, coloring it using copic markers and then die cut it out with the coordinating die.

Next, I stamped the owl and it’s wings from the Peek-A-Boo Coaster Stamp Set, colored it with copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies.

I finished of the card by creating a background using the Pretty Pink Posh Layered Clouds Stencil set. I inked up on layer with a light blue ink and dry embossed the second layer. Lastly I stamped a pair of sentiments from the Peak-a-Boo Flight Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are inspired by what I create, tag me (@everydayengineered) on Instagram! I would love to see your creations!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

P.S. Linking this card to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

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Get Cracking on Christmas | Pretty Pink Posh


I finally finished my card for #getcrackingonChristmas for Jenn Shurkus‘ monthly challenge, using Claire’s Card On Christmas Card Challenge monthly theme of “background stamp” as my starting point! I had the image colored in already so managed to put it together during nap time, and now racing against the clock to share this card before little R wakes up!

To create this card, I started by embossing the Falling Snow Background from Honey Bee Stamps using white embossing powder. Next I inked it up using distress oxide inks (in chipped sapphire, broken china and salty ocean), buffed it to let the white pop through again, added some gold paint splatters, and set it aside to dry.

Next I colored the wreath from Pretty Pink Posh’s Winter Wreath Stamp Set using copic makers, then embossed it using gold embossing powder and die cut it using the coordinating die. I die cut a banner from some blue card stock, and embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set and added it behind the wreath, and added the wreath to the inked background with foam tape. Lastly I added some jewels from the Holiday Jewels Mix.

If you made it this far, thank you! If you are inspired by any of my work please tag me on Instagram as I would love to see your recreation! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Baby Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Wednesday y’all! The sun came out, so I went out, and thus this post is being typed (and hopefully posted) in a small window of time before it’s dinner time!

Sharing a rainbow-ish baby card today that won’t take you days to create!

To create this card, I started by inking up one layer of the Layered Hearts Stencils with pink pink and the second layer with light blue ink.

Next I embossed the “BABY” stamp from the Baby Stamp Set on to white card stock with white embossing powder. I ink blended it in a green to yellow ombre, and buffed it to make the white pop through again. I die cut the letters using the coordinating dies and added them to the inked card front using foam tape.

I finished off the card by embossing “congratulations” from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set using gold embossing powder on to a black strip die cut using the Simple Strips Dies. And as always I added some jewels.

Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram and join the Facebook group so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Pastel Copic Coloring | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Friday! We made it to the weekend! I’m so excited to have plans this weekend, its been a loonnngggg start to the new year! Thankfully I had my crafty supplies to keep me distracted! Which also means lots of cards to share with y’all! Back with another card using Pretty Pink Posh products that are on sale!

To create this card, I started by stamping the row of hearts twice, one at a time to allow for double stamping and embossing from the Love Borders Stamp Set and colored it in a rainbow using copic markers in the following combinations :

Once the image was colored, I restamped it using embossing ink, and heat embossed it in with gold embossing powder.

Next I did some partial embossing above and below the coloring using the embossing Petite Hearts Stencil (similar from Pretty Pink Posh : Scattered Hearts Stencil). To finish off the card, I built the sentiment using the Love You Script DieLarge Floral Hearts Stamp Set and Simple Strips Dies, along with gold glitter card stock, black card stock and gold embossing powder. Finally added some jewels.

Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram and join the Facebook group so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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LOVE | Pretty Pink Posh

Hello there friends! Hope that the week is going well! And if not, there’s only 2 days to the weekend! Sharing another CAS card today using some Pretty Pink Posh products that are on sale!

To create this card, I started by dry embossing one of the layers of the Layered Hearts Stencils. Next I stamped and colored the inner heart from the Floral Hearts Stamp Set using copics and then restamping and embossing it in gold.

Next I embossed the “LOVE” from the Love Stamp Set and inked it up using some distress ink in Abandoned Coral to create a red-pink ombre. I buffed it to get the extra ink off and die cut it using the coordinating dies.

I added the letters and the heart at the “O” to the embossed card front using foam tape.

Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram and join the Facebook group so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Hearts Make Me Smile | Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Monday! It’s been a minute since I have been on here with a Pretty Pink Posh card! Between the holidays break, guests and germs, I’m finally getting back into a “routine” and it’s been really fun digging into my stash to find new stamps that haven’t been inked as I’m on a “no spend” challenge! 6 more days to make it a month!! I heard rumors of a Pretty Pink Posh Birthday release in February, but thankfully I have been saving my gift cards for that!

Okay, back to the card! To create this card, I started stamping the “outer” hearts from the Floral Hearts Stamp Set and the Large Floral Hearts Stamp Set with light brown ink on to heavy weight white card stock, and colored them in with copic markers. Once the coloring was done, I restamped the images with watermark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, and die cut them using the coordinating dies (Floral Hearts Coordinating Dies and Large Floral Hearts Coordinating Dies).

Next I created the background by embossing Petite Hearts Stencil (similar from Pretty Pink Posh : Scattered Hearts Stencil). To finish off the card, I built the sentiment using the Love You Script Die, Simple Sentiments Stamp Set and Simple Strips Dies, along with gold glitter card stock, black card stock and gold embossing powder. Finally added some jewels.

Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram and join the Facebook group so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Merry Penguin Pals | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy last day of November! I know, right? I know that this year has been crazy busy, but November literally passed by in a blink! I managed to color these cute penguins a while back, and finally got a chance to create the card! I actually recreated my own card from earlier in the year! Check it out here.

To create this card, I started by stamping all the penguins from the Penguin Pals stamp set along with all the “accessories”. I colored them using copic markers. The color combos I used are shared at the end of the post. And then die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Next I die cut a stitched square using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Squares from white card stock, and dry embossed it using the Snowflakes Stencil and I die cut all three of the frames from the Stitched Photo Frames die set.

With a little masking, I stamped the sentiment “merry wishes” on to the two larger frames. I adhered the frames and colored die cuts using a mix of foam tape and liquid adhesive to be able to layer the images and add some dimension. I finished off the card with Winter Wonders Clay Confetti and added it to a light blue card base.

Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram and join the Facebook group so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana