Ellen Huston

CAS Egg Shaped Easter Card | Ellen Hutson

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! I was on the Ellen Hutson Blog last Friday sharing an Easter card using the new Sweet Spring stamp set and wanted to share in on here too cause I loved how it came out! I was inspired (probably more manifesting spring!) using pastel colors that make me think of Spring and all the new blossoms coming our way! 

To some, this may not be a CAS card, but for my cardmaking style of ink blending and multiple layers, I consider this a CAS card! Sharing some tips below to match your card to the season! 

Firstly I stamped multiple images from the Sweet Spring with black ink on to copic friendly white paper, and colored them using my lightest copic combos. I always associate pastels with Spring, muted colors with Fall, and blues with Winter! The copic markers I used are shown below.

Next I using the Essential Eggs Dies to cut out a shaped card front. I also used the next size down die to cut a golden border to match the gold paint splatter I added to the card front as I wanted to add a little sparkle to the background, after adding the paint it also looked more like an easter egg! 

For the sentiment, I used the new Some Bunny die. I wanted to match it to my colored images, but I didn’t have matching colored card stock, but no worries! I just used copic markers to create an ombre look that matched my images! 

I diecut a few extra of the sentiment to stack them up before adding them to the card front. I like the dimension of stacked word sentiments on a card front, worth the extra effort! Make sure to save the negative of the die cut to help add it to the front of your card! 

Lastly, to add the backing of the card, just score a bit on the top, fold it down and add some strong double sided tape.

I finished off the card by adding die cut word sentiment and the colored images to create a small scene and also used both foam tape and liquid adhesive to create some dimension when layering the images.

Thank you all for following along, I hope that you are inspired to create something with a spring or easter them, 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 having me back on the EH blog!

Take care,


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Circle Thanks Card | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Mon- oh wait it’s Wednesday! Thats what happens when its a long weekend + you take extra time off to sneak in one last summer vacation before its all things Fall!

Sharing a really easy card today, one that’s a great way to start transitioning into fall colors!

To create this card, I started by adhering the solid layer of the Scattered Leaves Background Stencil to some Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I inked it up with Distress Oxide Ink in a Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemon and Ripe Persimmon, and added the second layer of the stencil to add the details using white pigment ink. This toned down the bright colors and made it more muted for Fall!

To finish off the card, I die cut two circles using the largest of the circles from the new Sweet Stacks Circle dies, to create the base and used the next one to cut the inked panel. I stacked the sentiment die “thanks” using golden glitter card stock as the final layer 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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Sneak Peaks Day 3 | Honey Bee Stamps

It’s time again for a brand new release from Honey Bee Stamps! We will be sharing sneak peak daily till May 3rd so make sure to stop by daily for new peaks!

Today I’m using the new Apron die cut, along with some other baking inspired products. This release has been so much fun for the baker in me!

To create this card, I started by die cutting the pieces of the apron from a sheet of pattern paper from the team tie dye paper pad and assembled it using double sided tape. Next I stamp and colored some of the images from the baked with love stamp set with alcohol markers, and cut them using the coordinating dies, and tucked them into the ‘pocket’.

Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the baked with love stamp set on to the pocket.

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!

Pretty Pink Posh

Rainbow Shaped Cards | Paper Crafters Against Racism Instagram Hop

Happy Saturday y’all! Popping in quickly to share the details of cards that I just shared on Instagram.

To create these card I die cut the rainbow using the Rainbow Card Die from Ellen Hutson from heavy weight cardstock, making sure to cut the base twice. Then I ink blended the rainbow strips using Distress Oxide Inks (in festive berries, scattered straw, cracked pistachio, tumbled glass, shaded lilac). After assembling the rainbow, I scored a 1/4 inch of the second card base and used double sided tape to adhere it to the back of the rainbow. Lastly I added a sentiment from Simple Sayings: Kind Stamp Set, and sentiment die cut ‘Welcome Little One‘ and ‘Happy Birthday‘.

Happy Crafting!