Guest Post, Pretty Pink Posh

Peacock Slimline Cards | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Thursday! I’m super excited and kinda nervous as I type this! I can finally share that I’m guest designing with Pretty Pink Posh for the month of July! This is a design spot that I have been dreaming and working towards for over 5 years! Basically as long as I have know the brand, it’s owner Paulina and been using, collecting and hoarding their products! So without anymore delay, here’s my first pair of cards for July using some older stamps that are a favorite!

Two things that I have been loving when making cards recently are slimline cards, yay extra space and ink blending. I am finally using the inks that I gave been hoarding for YEARS!

To make this cards, I started by embossing all the images from the Peacock Friends Stamp Set with gold embossing powder on to Bristol smooth card stock. I colored the images using Zig real brush markers and a wink of stella glitter pen and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Next I ink blend 3.5 x 8 inch die cuts with blue, green and yellow ink to create an ombre background to match the peacocks and its features.

For the first card, I used a white frame to add some dimension before adding the colored die cuts with some foam tape. I embossed sentiments from the Everyday Greetings stamp set in gold to match the die cuts. And of course I added some jewels!

For the second card, I used some stitched square die cuts from vellum back the colored images as they were blending into the background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings stamp set, and finished of with some jewels!

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 so that we can see what you have created!

Happy Crafting!

Pretty Pink Posh

Sea Scene Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Good morning on a Saturday! I keep saying I’m going to stay offline during the weekend, but it like never happens 😅 Popping in today for Ammi’s make Cards!

This time I joined super last minute with a card that I forgot to post! The theme was summer, so I think it matched pretty well!

I’ve been dreaming of going on a sandy beach vacation for over, but instead it’s just been crafting ocean themed cards! All the products used on these are from Pretty Pink Posh.

To create this card, I started by stamping all the images from the Sea Friends Stamp Set on Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I colored them with the lightest shades of Zig Real Brush Markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Next I worked on the back ground, started by ink blending an A2 piece of paper with Kitsch Flamingo, Shaded Lilac, and Tumbled Glass. I splattered it with water droplets and let it dry for a bit before adding white pigment ink through the Waves Stencil. Then I die cut the inked panel with the storybook 4 die. I attached the window die cut to a top folding A2 card using foam tape for some dimension and pieced the negative pieces in using glue.

Lastly, I scattered the die cuts around the card to create a scene, I used both glue and foam tape to create some depth and dimension. And finished off the card with a sentiment strip using the  Simple Sentiments Stamp Set on a white strip of paper and an assortment of jewels.

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!

Pretty Pink Posh

Spring Tulips Card| Pretty Pink Posh

Happy April! How are we already in the second quarter of 2021?!? I feel like March 2020 was literally yesterday, which is basically when I colored these tulips stamps! It took me a year to make and share a card, any one else have a stash of colored images that you will use, ‘one day’.

I stamped and colored (using zig real brush markers) the images from Pretty Pink Posh‘s Tulip stamp set. Then I die cut it using the Stitched Notes Dies. For the sentiment I used the Thankful For You Script Die, cutting it from golden card stock. I added the colored panel it an ombre ink blended card front, matching the tulips. Lastly, I added some jewels to finish off the card.

Hope y’all have a crafty weekend ahead and spring is starting to pop up where ever you live! If you are inspired by this card, please tag me on Instagram, as I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting!

Evelin T Designs

Snowball Fight | Evelin T Designs

Happy Friday! For the first time in a long time I have a to do list for today including writing up a bunch of blogpost cause I’ve got a ton of fun stuff to share next week! Stay tuned for lots of cute inspiration! Speaking of cute, how adorable are these little critters from Evelin T Designs!

I colored the two little animals from the Baby, it’s Cold Outside stamp set with Zig Real Brush Markers and fussy cut them. To create the scene, I die cut both the scallop and the stitched rectangle along with the hill from the Slim Card Basics Creative Cuts. I stamped and embossed the entire stitched rectangle with the snowflake image with white embossing powder. Then I ink blended over it using some distress oxide ink in Tumbled Glass. Lastly I smooshed some glue on to the ‘hill’ piece and covered it with chunky glitter after stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set.

To assemble the card, I layered the die cuts, with some foam under the hill to add dimension. Then added the critters along with their snowballs (that I covered with glossy accents after sticking them to the card).

I hope this inspires you to create more thank just holiday card with our winter stamps! This card is part of my #ammismakecards on Instagram, be sure to hop on over and see what my friends have made with me!

(this card was originally created for Create and Inkspire)

Thanks for stopping by! Till the next time, take care, stay safe and keep crafting!

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Winter Wonderland Card | Butterfly Reflection Ink

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let y’all know that I am over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog sharing a winter theme card with some holiday stamps from Evelin T Designs.

Hop on over there to see more details and links to products used!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stay safe and keep crafting,

Newtons Nook Designs

Snowy Celebration | Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello there and welcome back to my very neglected blog! I’m going to try and be more regular here this year! Let’s see how successful I am with that goal! I don’t know about you but I’m all about stretching my supplies so of course I couldn’t put away my holiday/winter stamps I didn’t get a chance to use in December, then again it still is winter in January, so I made a winter themed birthday card for my first post over at Newton’s Nook Designs!

I stamped the image using black waterproof ink, and coloring using Zig real brush markers. for the background I heat embossed the little snowflake images onto some gray cardstock, and layered it with a panel embossed with a birthday image and ink blended it to add a little pop of color.

If you know me, then you know that I love creating cards with layers, and also end up using a bunch of sets, listed below:
Newton’s Snowman Stamp Set
Newton’s Snowman Die Set
Snowman Greetings Stamp Set
Birthday Roundabout Stamp Set
Frames & Flags Die Set
Banner Trio Die Set

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and don’t forget to pop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for more inspiration!

Stay safe and keep crafty!

honey bee stamps

Love Letters Release Instagram Hop | Honey Bee Stamps

To enter the giveaway [closed] please click here.

Popping in quickly to share how I made this card. I started by stamping and coloring the image from the Pretty Postage stamp set using zig real brush markers. I die cut the colored image using the coordinating die, and also die cut it from a light grey cardstock.

This is a flat lay card with the image flipping open to give you a space to write the message. To assembled it, I stared with a A2 size piece of light grey cardstock. Then I layered a sheet of pattern paper (from the love letters paper pack), next the grey die cut, and lastly I scored a 1/4 inch of the colored image and adhered it on to the grey die cut using double sided tape. Lastly, I embossed and die cut a sentiment in white from the same set and glue it to the front of the card.

Happy Crafting!

Pretty Pink Posh, The Daily Marker Coloring Challange

#thedailymarker30day Challenge : Day 1-5

I know I am really really really behind on this challenge, I have been coloring/creating, just not regularly. The reason being, I needed to take the break, step back and declutter (round 2!), and reorganizing my stash. Knowing what I have and where it is, really helps with productivity. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have already seen these cards, but I’m sharing them on here again so that I can link all the products that I used, and also share a little more into techniques that I used.

Day 1 : Kites with Chameleon Dual Brush Colored Pencils

This card was part of my Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, and you can find all the details here.

Day 2 : Animal Frames with Zig Real Brush Markers

This set of cards was also part of Dad’s and Grad’s Theme week, you can find more details here.

Day 3 : Stamped and inked background with Distress Oxides

I made this card as part of Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, so the exact colors that I used can be found here along with the technique. I shared it as day 3 after a failed attempt to recreate it on Instagram live.

Day 4 : Pigment Ink blending over a Stencil

If you follow me on Instragram, then you probably heard or read about my disastrous attempt to create a rainbow background on live and then again on stories, but I guess all’s well that ends well. I really ended up liking the final card that I created with the card.

To create this card, start with creating a colored background. I created a rainbow, but any combination of colors will work well. I used distress oxide inks in seedless preserves, salty ocean, shabby shutters, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade and candied apple. Next I attached a stencil to the inked background, and adhered it to my work surface. Using a Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool, I inked up the stencil using Fresh Ink in Paper White. Peel off the stencil and set it aside to dry, while working on the sentiment ring, starting with diecutting the beach scene die 5-6 times from regular cardstock, and layering them. On a piece of velllum, I embossed sentiments from Tropical Friends stamp set, and placed my stacked window die cuts on the vellum. Once the glue dried, I trimmed the vellum and adhered it on to my card front. If the pigment ink is still tacky, you can dry it off using a heat gun. As always, I added some jewels to finish the card.

The products I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Tropical Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Tropical Background Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Beach Scene Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Fresh Ink (Paper White) // Impress Cards and Crafts
Ranger Embossing Powder, Holographic // Amazon
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink // Amazon

Day 5 : Peacocks and Stripes with ink blending and water coloring

While cleaning and clearing I found lots and lots colored diecuts, so

To create this card, I used a previously colored image from Peacock Friends stamp set, using my zig real brush markers. The using the wide stripe stencil from Pretty Pink Posh, I inked up a piece of card stock using peacock feature and a make up brush. Then I cleaned the stencil, used is as a mask, and covered the blue stripes, leaving the white space open. After adhering it back to my work surface, I inked up the card front a second time using twisted citron to create the double color stripes. I cut down the ink panel, layering with with some foam tape and cut white card fronts. Before adhering the white layer I stamped and embossed a sentiment in gold to match the outline of the peacock. And as usual added a few jewels to finish off!

The products that I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Peacock Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Wide Stripe Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Everyday Greeting Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Ranger Embossing Powder, Gold // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Zig Real Brush Markers// Amazon

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave me a comment with any question you may have!

Happy Crafting!


Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 5

You are probably wondering why I’m sharing a bunch of graduation cards cards this late. I was going to post them on Saturday, but life happened. But I have the cards made, might as well share them, you can always make them for graduation party coming up or change the sentiments for thank you cards too!


As you know, this theme week was more to challenge me to make masculine cards more than anything else, as you probably know that I gravitate towards florals and all things glittery! Another thing that I’m not good at is coloring critters, but my new collections of zig real brush markers has helped! I plan on using the current coloring challenge to get a little more practice with critters has I have managed to collect A LOT of them! 

After coloring my little critter images, I die cut them with the coordinating die, but these images can also be fussy cut as they aren’t that detailed. I wanted to create cards that can be mass produced, so after the coloring I chose to keep the rest of the card relatively simple. I used two stencils to create an embossed card two (one with graduation caps and the second with bows). I adhered the critters using foam tape an added some star sequins and some clear ones to finish of the cards.

And that’s it! Thanks for following along this theme week, I really hope that it inspires you to use what you have in your stash and just be creative! We don’t need the newest and greatest products to create!

As always, I’ll leave you with a list of supplies that I used. I also updated supplies for day 4, here. (The rest of the theme week can be found here (day 1), here (day 2) and here (day 3))

Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens // Amazon
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Animal Signs Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Graduation Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Bow Ties Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink // Amazon
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer // Amazon

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!


Pretty Pink Posh

Wreath Cards (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Oh my look who is blogging! After weeks of clearing my craft room, I realized how much stuff I have accumulated yet never used, I decided that its time to go from hoarder to crafter! And then I made 22 cards in 9 days, and am super pumped and excited to remain creative and re-start this blog again. But blogging with a twist! No new and fresh stuff, its going to be a throwback themed blog where I am going to try and go through all the stamps that a still BRAND NEW in my drawers! Story time is over and lets get to today’s cards!

IMG_0596 Yup, I made three cards using one stamp set and a background die. I did use sentiments from different stamp and die sets. But you can always use the sentiments from the stamp set. I just needed these sentiments!

  1. Gatefold card : For this card I started with a 5.5 x 8.5 inch piece of card stock, scored at 2.25 inches from each end to create the gate fold. Then I cut a lattice diecut in half, attaching it to either flap of the card base. After coloring and diecutting the wreath image, I attached it to half of the card front, so that it can still open up. Then I threaded the ribbon through the wreath, glued it to the back and tied a bow in the front. To finish off, I stamped a sentiment and added some jewels to finish off.
  2. Window card : For this card, I started with a lattice die cut and a top folding A2 size card base. I used a circle die matching to die cut the window thought the front of the card, stamped the sentiment making sure that you can see it once the wreath is adhered to the front (after coloring and diecutting). To add a little more interest, I ink blended the card base before sticking the lattice diecut. And of course finished off with some jewels! IMG_0606
  3. Embossed background card : Instead of diecutting the lattice background, this time I embossed it on to the front of a A2 card base. Then I ink blended in a circle before sticking colored and diecut wreath image. For the sentiment I used a word diecut, cut from some gold cardstock, that I layered 4 times with regular cardstock to add some dimension. And y’all know that I can’t finish a card without some jewels!

I stamped all the wreath images with versafine ink on startemore bistol cardstock, embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I colored them with zig real brush markers and a nuvo aqua shimmer pen in glitter gloss.

If you made it this far into this post then thank you! I hope to be back with more posts and till then here are links to the products that I used.

Spring Wreath Stamp Set// Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Cupcake Critters Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Love You Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Lattice Background Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Valentine Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Green Jewels // Pretty Pink Posh
Pansy Purple Jewels // Pretty Pink Posh
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
GinaK Connect Glue // Ellen Hutson
Makeup Brushes // Amazon
gold and white cardstock
Strathmore Bristol cardstock // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Gold Embossing Powder // Amazon
Zig Real Brush Markers // Amazon

Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!