honey bee stamps

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!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Gnome Garden | Crafty Meraki & Newton’s Nook Design Collabation

Good morning and Happy Friday! Popping in bright and early to let you know that there is Instagram Hop (with prizes!) hosted by Crafty Meraki and Newton’s Nook Designs.

I’ve recently been creating scene cards and enjoying it! Pair it with my first love, shaker cards and the you got the best kind of card! And let’s throw in some gnomes for added cuteness!

To create this card, I started by die cutting the View from my Window slimline die from Crafty Meraki and backed it with acetate, and added foam tape to create the shaker. Then I die cut a backer for the shaker and inked the areas that would peak through using the Petite Clouds Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and blue ink. I stamped and colored all the images from the Gnome Garden stamp set and die cut it using the coordinating dies. Last part of the scene was die cutting and inking up the grass, using the Land Border die set.

Before assembling the shaker, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set onto the card front and added the grass strips. I filled the shaker windows with blue seed beads before sticking it to the backing. Lastly I added the colored die cuts to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I make sure to hop along and see what everyone else created! I hope that you have a fun and crafty weekend! Keep cool!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Coffee Shaker Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Welcome back to the blog! Today I’m sharing my 4th card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is my first time participating and I am having so much fun! Fingers crossed for some crafting time tonight to make more cards!

We all know I love making shaker cards! And I love drinking coffee! So here’s a combination of the two! I started this card by inking up an A2 piece of Bristol Strathmore paper using the Mugs stencil with distress oxide inks in shaded lilac, tumbled glass and kitsch flamingo.

Copic combos : BV00-000, R20-11-01, BG11-10, E59-57

I then die cut a window to create the shaker, and stamped a sentiment from Newton Loves Coffee stamp set and filled it with clay confetti. I added the pair of mugs from the Love Cafe stamp set colored with copics (listed above) and die cut using the coordinating die.

Hope you enjoyed this coffee theme card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along! There are a TON of prizes, including one from Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Butterfly Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are having a great weekend and get to have some crafty time! It’s time again for #ammismakecards! Make sure to head on over to Instagram to see what my fellow Ammi’s have made!

The theme/key word for this month’s challenge was ‘Shaker Cards‘, so of course I had to pull out my Pretty Pink Posh products as she introduced me to shaker cards almost a decade ago when she was just a blogger! So proud to see how far she has come over the years!

I usually have my shaker as the top layer of my card, but I’ve recently been loving how it looks behind diecuts. To create this card I started by inking up the new released Butterfly Background stencil in rainbow order using distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac). Then I die cut the bigger of the two butterflies from Bold Butterflies Dies to create the shaker window. I added acetate and lots of foam tape and filled the shaker window with Unicorn Dreams Clay Confetti.

I die cut the larger butterfly from Bold Butterflies Dies, this time from purple glitter paper, adding it with foam tape on the shaker window. I didn’t adhere it down all the way to ensure that confetti shows through. I finished off the card with a embossed sentiment from the Simple Sentiments on a strip cut from the Quick Stripes die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you head over to Instagram to see what everyone else created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink

More BRI Mood Board Inspired Shaker + Bonus Card | Butterfly Reflections Ink

Welcome back to the blog! I have a LOT to say, but sometimes letting go is better than yelling. It’s easier said than done, I know! But its worth it cause then you are the bigger person and not the jerk!

I made these shakers using Pretty Pink Posh products using colors from the Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board. You can find the details along with links to products I used on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog.

I also shared a mini slimline card! I decided to give this new card size a try! Not sure how I feel about it yet, though!

What do you think? Do you like mini slim lines? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Spring Roundabout, Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils

Happy Monday! It’s reveal week over at Newton’s Nook Designs and I’m so excited to share a ton of inspiration with you this week! Today we are showcasing the Spring Roundabout (works with Circle Frames & Banner Trio Dies)  & Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils. Here’s how I was inspired!

For my first card I used the Spring Roundabout stamp set to create a shaker card, along with the Basketweave Stencil.

I started by heat embossing the roundabout image with white embossing powder onto heat resistant acetate. Then I used some pattern paper along with the largest two circles from the Circle Frames to create a ‘frame’ for the shaker, I glued it to the acetate, added foam tape and filled it with some sequins that match the pattern paper. Lastly, before adhering the shaker part directly to the card base, I dry embossed the Basketweave Stencil to the kraft card base.

For my second card, I heat embossed the bunny stencil onto some white card stock with white embossing powder. (I just smooshed my ink pad onto the paper with the stencil attached to it.) Then I ink blended (using distress oxides) in a little pastel rainbow, make sure to buff your cardstock after ink blending so the embossing pops! Lastly I added a sentiment from the Spring Roundabout stamp set on to a banner die cut using the Banner Trio Dies.

Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker (me!)
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink

Valentines Shaker Card | Butterfly Reflections Ink

Whoa! It’s been a LONG week! Lots on cards made, lots to share in the coming week so be sure to check back here or on Instagram! Today’s card is inspired by the Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board.

I made a pair of quick Valentines day cards, NO coloring! You still have time to make these 🙂

Head over to Butterfly Reflections Ink for more details and links to products I used to make this card!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Joy Clair Designs

Slimline and Shakers (with Joy Clair Designs)

Plans for the weekend? I’m hoping that I can squeeze in some uninterrupted TV time, given the pandemic, it’s a lot to ask! But fortunately I’ve been able to craft, even if it takes me 3 days to make one card! What are you doing to stay grounded through all that is happening in the world?

With the God Guides stamp set from Joy Clair Designs I made two (kind of coordinating) cards. First, I started by resizing and printing one of the floral images from the stamp set 5 times. Twice sized into a 8.5 x 3.5 layout so that I could trim it down to make a slim line card front.

Copic Color Combos : V 17-15-12, V 25-22-20, YG 67-63-G 21, G 99-94-YG 03; Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves for Ink Blending

For the slimline card, as I mentioned above, I arranged the images from the God Guides stamp set in such a way that I was able to trim it down to a 3.5 x 8.5 slim line card front. After printing and die cutting the panel, I colored the image using copic makers, color combo’s listed above.

In addition, I also colored an additional pair of the larger flower, which I then fussy cut and adhered to the card front using crafty foam tape for some added dimension. (unfortunately not very visible in the picture!).

To finish off  the card I used a sentiment stacked sentiment die cut, cut from some ink blended card stock to match the copic colored flowers.

Copic Color Combos : RV 69-66-63, V 25-22-20, YG 67-63-G 21, G 99-94-YG 03; Distress Oxide in Seedless Preserves for Ink Blending

For my second card, I created a shaker card using the same image from the God Guides stamp set. This time after coloring (again with copics, color combos are listed above), I fussy cut the whole image, then die cut a shaker sentiment, adhered it to some acetate and added crafty foam tape for dimension.

Before adding the shaker element to the card base, I ink blended part of it to make the white die cut pop. I filled the shaker with sequins from my stash, and lastly adhered my fussy cut floral image using some foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by, and as always here are a list of products I used :

God Guides stamp set
Hugs Shaker Die
Hello Friend Script Die
4mm Enchanted Garden Sequins Mix
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Distress Oxide (in Seedless Preserve)
Mama Elephant: Slim Card Basics
Taylored Expression blending brushes

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

Arabic Sayings

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 4

This post is days late because I decided not to pack my laptop, thinking that I can type it up and post it on my phone, but I failed. Really badly failed, so here I am on a Monday afternoon when I should be creating/posting for Eid! Can you believe Eid is less that a week away! I’m still unpacking from the wedding weekend. Man, Dallas was hot! Enough chit chat, card time! 

To make these cards, I started off by stamping this beautiful floral wreath image from Studio Katia, it’s a HUGE one! My final card was a 5 x 5 inch square. I’ll link the envelopes I use to mail/give this away below. I colored them using chameleon dual tone colored pencils, and diecut using the largest square die I could find in my stash. Then I used a circle die to cut out the center of the wreath. With my card fronts ready, it was now time to finish of the cards. I made 5 x 5 cardbases in black cardstock.

For the first card, I made a window card. Started with lining up card front with the base, and die cut a circle, and create the window. I added a white square to the inside of the card to stamp the sentiment (from DStamps), leaving room to add your message. As usual I added some gems to the front of the card for a finishing touch.

I made the second card a shaker, one of my favorite cards to make! Using some thin foam tape I created the ‘well’ for the sequins, after adding a piece of acetate to cover the window in the middle of the wreath. I added more foam tape around the ‘well’ and added it to the card base. I also added a few of the same sequins on the wreath, along with an embossed sentiment to finish off the card!

Thanks for following along and here is a list of the products that I used to make these cards!
Salam Stamps // DStamps
Floral Wreath // Studio Katia
Spring Blooms Sequins Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Micheals Stores
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black // Impress Cards and Crafts
Versamark Pad // Impress Cards and Crafts
White Embossing Powder // Impress Cards and Crafts
Chameleon Dual Tone Colored Pencils // Amazon
Square Envelopes // Amazon

Thanks again for stopping by! I’m off to type up the last post for this series! See y’all soon!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana