Newtons Nook Designs

Fall Birthday Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Thursday y’all! Almost done with the week and time for some crafting over the weekend! I don’t know about you, but fall going into winter is probably my favorite season to craft! Especially since it’s perfect time to use all those sunflower (and poinsettia) stamps! I love making season birthday and thank you cards, it helps make the post of your stamps too!

For today’s card, I designed it around the Falling Leaves Stencil, I ordered it a while back, but it fell to the bottom of the pile and I just never used it!

To create the card, I started by stamping and coloring (with copic markers) the sunflower image from the Sunflower Days Stamp Set and fussy cutting the image (you can also use the coordinating die).

Copic Combo : Y15, 17, 38; YG 06, 23, 25; E 13, 15, 37

Next I created the background using distress oxide inks (in wilted violet, spun sugar, scattered straw) and white texture paste. I started by inking up an A2 sheet of Bristol Smooth card with the distress oxide inks, and splattered the sheet with water and white paint. Once it dried I layered the Falling Leaves Stencil, and added the texture paste. I let it dry a few hours before adding the colored images using foam tape, and a sentiment from the Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set stamped on a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set. And as always I finished off the card with some jewels.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for fall! Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!

Happy crafting!

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All The Feels Kit | Erin Lee Creative

Happy Friday Y’all! I’m so excited to share this fun card kit with all of you! Erin Lee Creative was kind enough to send me their latest kit, All the Feels. I channeled my daughter and created some rainbow emoticons using my favorite technique, ink blending with distress inks!

I create two cards, as I wasn’t sure how the texture paste was going to show on the distress ink, but ended up sharing the card, even though I didn’t think it was perfect!

For the first card, I started with a stitched square die cut and attached the stencil from the kit after removing the face cut outs. I inked up 9 of the squares, and when it dried I added the face cut out and covered it texture paste.

For the second card, I made regular A2 with all the emoticons! I finished off both cards with sentiments that I stamped and fussy cut, and attached them to the card front using some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you were inspired to create something! Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered so that we can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!

Pretty Pink Posh

Rainbow Monsters | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday! I usually avoid blogging/social media on weekends, but I really wanted to share this card I made with Pretty Pink Posh’s Halloween release before the Fall release comes out tomorrow! I love ALL the products in the new release and honestly can’t help but want them ALL!

As you probably know, I’m not big on Halloween, but these monsters caught my eye as I can use them for fun birthday cards for little boys (and girls)!

To create this card, I started by stamping ALL the image from the Monster Hugs stamp set and colored them in using copic markers. Color combos listed below. Next I cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I couldn’t decide which monster images NOT to use, so I decided to make a square card using them ALL! I started by die cutting the largest stitched square from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Squares Die Set. I attached the die cut square to the Grid Stencil and inked it up to create a diagonal rainbow using distress oxide inks. I used the following colors : Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac.

Once the ink dried, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the cardbase, and added the colored monsters in the ‘squares’ with foam tape. Lastly I added the card front to a Kraft notecard.

Copic Combos : N0; BG 10, 11, 13; YG 00, 01, 03; RV 21, 23, 25; Y02, 11; YR 14, 16, Y35

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you were inspired to create something! 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!

honey bee stamps

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!

Joy Clair Designs

Acetate Window Cards (with Joy Clair Designs)

Welcome back to the blog! I thought that I would pop in today with a quick and easy card. I say easy even after I made like a bunch of mistakes while making it!

Coloring Medium : Arteza Colored Pencils (Lemon A004, Sunflower A016, Lime A101, Spring Green A042, Sienna Brown A048) and Shabby Shutter Distress Oxide

Firstly I forgot to print a statement till the card was done, so y’all get a sneak peak the the new September release! Then I tried to stamp on the acetate, but my stazon ink pad was dry! And lastly, I feel like the images could have been a little larger! Why I am still sharing the cards? Well I want to show y’all that no one is perfect! And the end results weren’t the worst!

Enough chit chatting, let’s get to the cards! I started by resizing and printing the flower and leaves from the Prized Life Digital Set. Then I colored and fussy cut the images. Then to create the window card base, I started by ink blending the front using a stencil. I cut out about 1.5 inches in the middle of the card front, adhering the two pieces using some acetate. I covered the back of the acetate with white card stock to hide the adhesive. At this point you can use stazon ink to stamp the sentiment onto the acetate, but since my was dried out, I stamped it above and below the window. Lastly I adhered the colored images from the Prized Life Digital Set using some foam tape on to the acetate.

Thanks for stopping by! If you create a card using the Prized Life Digital Set please tag me (@everydayengineered) and @joyclairstamps! Don’t forget to stop by again on the 9th for the new release!

Happy Crafting!

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Pretty Pink Posh

Toucan card inspired by the August 2020 BRI mood board (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Whoa, looks who back again, twice on the same day! A friend recently mentioned to me that she is “stress hiking”, I think I am stress crafting/blogging, I set a goal for myself to make/share 31 cards in August, and I already have enough to share and there a few days left in the month! Now I have to sit down and write the posts! This is the last card I made inspired by the Butterfly Reflections Ink August mood board, can’t wait to see what is in store for next month!

This picture was inspired by both the colors and the images in the mood board and I wanted to give a “scene card” another try. Believe it or not, this stamp set is from last summer and I just inked it up, at least my plan of using my BRAND NEW stamps is going well! I probably have enough to last me years!

I started this card by diecutting the two frame dies from a slimline die set, along with windows on the smaller frame. Then I inked the edges of the larger frame with Twisted Citron, and along inking up the window opening using the Tropical Background Stencil. I lighting inked the inner frame with the windows using Broken China.

Next, I stamped all the images from the Tropical Toucans Stamp Set, and colored them using Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils (colors listed below), and die cut them using the coordinating dies. Using foam tape for added dimension, I adhered the toucans and the branches through the window opening on the inner frame. Lastly, I embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set with white onto black cardstock, and trimmed to make it look like it was die cut!

Chameleon Color Tones Pencils : 3, 4, 11, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;

Tropical Toucans Stamp Set
Tropical Background Stencil
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
Black card stock
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

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

P.S. You can find the first three cards I made here and here.

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Inky Paws Challenge #125

In case you missed my little announcement, you can read about it here. And that’s the reason that these were never posted on time! But I enjoyed making them and loved the results I figured I’d share anyways! Maybe inspire you to make some summer themed cards. I used the color scheme from the Ink Paws Challenge over at Newton’s Nook Designs.

I got a little excited, and ended up making three cards. Believe it or not, I’d had these sets for years and they were brand new, proof that I need to buy less and use more!

I found the perfect paper pad from Doodlebug Designs in my stash that matched the color scheme, so I used that to make some CAS cards, and one detailed one, cause if you know me, then you know I need to go a little extra on my cards!

For the first and also most detailed card, I started by stamping ALL the images from the Summer Scoops stamp set in watercolor friendly black ink on to heavy weight white card stock. I used my derwant inktense colored pencils to color in the images, trying to stick with the color scheme. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them. To assemble the card, I started to create the background with some ink blending using a strips stencil. You can always use pattern paper, but I have been enjoying practicing my ink blending lately. To finish the card I adhered the fussy cut images using foam tape and glue to add layers to create dimension. Finally stamped a sentiment from the same set in black ink and added a few nuvo drops.

For the second card I used the Party Pops set (which is retired), and stamped and fussy cut the images. Using some pattern paper I created a card front and foam mounted the stamped images. I finished off with a sentiment from the same set along with some nuvo drops.

For the last card, I only stamped the sentiment! The rest is just diecutting, very unusual for me, right? I used the same pattern paper pack for the card front, and also die cut the balloons from the Balloon Shaker Die Set, I left one as it, and made the second one a shaker with the help of some foam tape and acetate. I stamped the sentiment on the back of the shaker from the Uplifting Wishes and filled it with Summer Sequin Mix from Pretty Pink Posh. After I adhered the balloons to the the card front I added the string die cut along with a few more sequins.

And that’s it’s! Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used:

Newton’s Nook Designs Summer Scoops
Newton’s Nook Designs Balloon Shaker Die Set
Newton’s Nook Designs Uplifting Wishes
Derwant Inktense colored pencils
Pretty Pink Posh Summer Sequin Mix
Gina K Inks
VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad (Onyx Black)
NUVO: Crystal Drops in Morning Dew
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

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

Pretty Pink Posh

Floral bouquets and stenciled backgrounds (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Hi there! Do you make multiple cards using the same supplies? Since I don’t have all the time in the world to craft, I tend to get a little carried away using the same supplies as I love coloring on the go! I originally planned to make 5 cards with this Mother’s Day Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh, but got a little carried away and ended up with 7 cards!

I stamped the same image multiple times on heavy weight card stock as I wanted to try out all the water color mediums I have been hoarding (unfortunately I forgot which one is which!) I will list/link them all at the end of the post in case you are interested.

Told y’all I got a bit carried away, so this is going to be a LONG post, scroll through if you must, I myself have a very short concentration span these days!

For the first card, I created a background using the leaves stencil, along with distress oxide ink in shabby shutters and Fresh Ink in paper white. I started with ink blending the green on to a heavy weight card stock, then adhered the stencil using some washi tape and blending white pigment ink on to the green. After drying it with a heat gun, I finished off the card with a heat embossed sentiment, one of my vase images and some nuvo drops.

On the second card I created the background using distress oxide ink in shabby shatter, and then without removing the stencil I added a layer of Glitz Glitter Gel (in White). Remember to remove the stencil and clean it immediately! I’m not really sure what’s the minimum time for the gel to dry as I left it overnight, and assembled my card the next day. For this card I embossed the sentiment on vellum, and added a border using the scallop oval dies. I die cut multiples to add some dimension and finally added a colored vase image with foam tape to finish off the card.

For this card I dry embossed using the stencil. This is similar to embossing with an embossing folder on your die cutting machine, you just need to add a silicon embossing pad to your sandwich. I heat embossed the sentiment on to vellum for this card too and hiding the adhesive behind the colored image, which I added using some foam adhesive. For a final touch I added some ribbon, also from Pretty Pink Posh, from way back when! Who remembers when they carried ribbon?

Using the same stencil I created a basic background for this card using one color of distress oxide ink. I also ink blending the same color on some scrap card stock to die cut the sentiment from. I also die cut a few sentiments out of white to add some dimension. When putting the card together the background and sentiment looked too busy, so I added a little vellum to ‘dull’ the background. Finally added my colored image along with some nuvo drops.

For the last card using the vase image, I ink blended over the stencil using regular distress ink in shabby shutter this time. Before removing the stencil is used a wet paint brush to soften the color and add a little ‘watercolor’ look to the background. To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment on to a banner tag die cut, added a strip of ribbon along with the colored image.

Anyone else love the ‘extra’ that come along with a stamp set? I tend to use them more for creating my own backgrounds, but this time I decided to put in the effort to color and cut them! For the first card I wanted to use the leftover ‘hugs’ sentiment that I created using the hugs shaker die along with some vellum that didn’t work with the vase image. I used the same stencil for a quick ink blended background, and created a partial wreath around the sentiment.

For the second card I ink blending the center of the card in a circular motion using distress oxide in worn lipstick and stamped the sentiment on to the card base directly. I added a border around the sentiment using the circle die cut from the beach scene die, cut multiple times for added dimension. Same as the previous card I added the floral images to create a half wreath and finished off with some jewels.

That’s it for today! If you follow along and made it all this way, thank you! I really appreciate it! And before I forget here is a list of supplies that I used :

Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100lb
Mother’s Day Stamp Set
Mother’s Day Coordinating Dies
Scallop Ovals Dies
Window Frames Dies
Beach Scene Die
Stitched Hexagons Dies
Thinking of You Script Die
Stitched Labels 1 Dies
Hugs Shaker Die
Tropical Birds Stamp Set
Peacock Friends Stamp Set
Simple Sayings: Life Stamp Set
Glitz Glitter Gel (White)
Leaves Stencil
Derwent Inktense Pencils
ZIG/KURETAKE: Gansai Tambi
Nuvo Watercolour Pencils – Brilliantly Vibrant
Ranger Distress Inks
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens

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

Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 1

Finally posting day one of this theme week super late as it got dark last night by the time I finished making these so had to wait till morning to take pictures. Today through Saturday, I’ll be posting Father’s day and Graduation cards, super quick and easy designs, so you can recreate them in time for the weekend! But if you don’t need those type of cards, you can also change out the sentiments for a different event, as you’ll see I did with some of the cards in the coming posts! I have a hard time making masculine cards, so challenged myself with this theme week.


For these cards, you can use any type of ink that you can blend with. I used distress oxides but I have used Fresh Inks from Impress Cards and Crafts and Gina K die inks for blending too. For today’s card a used the “double blending” or “tone on tone” blending technique, basically I used one ink per card to create a dual tone colored background.

Using a make up brush and Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock (cut to an A2 size), I very lightly blended the entire background. For the second layer, I attached the stencil with some washi tape and very heavily blended the same color ink over the stencil. And your background is done!

For the sentiments, I just added a Happy Father’s Day and Congrats script die. I cut the top layer from glitter card stock and stacked then with plain cardstock using a quickie glue pen for added dimension. I backed the diecuts with some vellum to make it pop! I used ginak connect glue behind the diecuts to adhere the vellum to the inked background.

I used the following distress oxide colors : wilted voilet, candied apple, twisted citron and broken china.

The remaining products used are linked below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol cardstock // Amazon
Makeup Brushes // Amazon
Vellum and Glitter Paper // Michaels
GinaK Connect Glue // Ellen Hutson
Quikie Glue Pen // Amazon
Graduation Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Bow Ties Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Father’s Day Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Congrats Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!