Happy Birthday To You – Honey Bee

Hello there everyone!! I have a new project today for Honey Bee Stamps!!

I began by die-cutting a small panel from white cardstock with the A2 Double Stitched Frame Honey Cuts. The sentiment from Happy Everything was stamped with Hollywood Star and Soft Garden Inks from The Ton and then heat set with clear embossing powder. The flowers and leaves from Busy Bees were also stamped with the same inks, then die-cut with the Coordinating Dies. The centers of the flowers were colored with a Tombow marker and then coated with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for some shine. I used the Hexagon Layering Background Stencils to emboss the white panel, before matting with pink cardstock and adhering to a white card base. The center panel & flowers were all adhered with fun foam and foam tape for lots of dimension.

That’s it for me today!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous week!!!

Thanks – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! Welcome back to my Tuesday project for Honey Bee Stamps!!

I just LOVE the Busy Bees stamp set & Coordinating Honey Cut Dies!! I have combined those & the Large Thanks Honey Cut Die with a few products from the latest release to create this adorable Thank You card. I began by blending Distress Oxide Inks onto smooth cardstock and die-cutting the panel with the A2 Double Stitched Honey Cut Frames. Next, the individual pieces from the Sunburst A2 Honey Cut Cover Plate were cut from yellow cardstock, ink blending the edges with Distress Oxide Inksbefore adhering to the blue panel. The Partly Cloudy Honey Cuts were used to cut the clouds from white cardstock. I stamped the bees from the Busy Bees set, colored with Copic markers, and then die-cut with the Coordinating Honey Cut Dies. The background panel was adhered to some black glitter paper, which was also used along with some white cardstock to die cut the Thanks with the Large Thanks Honey Cut DieAll the elements were arranged and adhered to the card panel, using foam adhesive to pop up the clouds and bees. The finishing touch was Nuvo Onyx Black Drops to create “trails” for the bees and a few drops around the sentiment.

Thanks so much for buzzing by today!! I truly LOVE the Busy Bees set & hope you do too…as I may have more projects up my sleeve with this adorable set!!!

Have a GREAT week!!!!

The Ton – August Challenge

Hello everyone!!! It’s August 1…time for a new challenge at The Ton!! Our theme this month is SUMMER!! I don’t know about you, but mine is going by way too fast!! I am not a cold weather girl. I plan to soak up as much sun as possible this month!!

For my summer project, I created a serene one-layer ocean scene. Nothing relaxes me more than the sound of water splashing on the shore, whether it is at the ocean or lake (which we tend to visit much more than the ocean).

I started by stamping the water from the Mermaid Vibes set in Cali Blue. I also made a mask from Post-it notes and masked off the water & the sun, allowing me to ink blend the sunset onto the card panel with Soft Orchid, Parisian Blue, Rose Quartz & Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Inks. I removed the mask and blended some Carribbean Turquiose Ink over the water. The Palm Tree stamp set was then used to create a silhouette and an island with Noir ink. Love the hammock included in this set!!! The fish are also from Mermaid Vibes and were stamped with Ocean Teal Ink. The clouds are actually foam from the Wave set stamped with Hampton White Pigment Ink. The sentiment and birds from the Palm Tree set were stamped with Noir ink, before popping some black fun foam onto the back of the panel and adhering it to the card base. Lastly, I used some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to create “bubbles” in the water.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Come play along with us at The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! I look forward to seeing Your summer themed projects in the gallery!!!! Plus, there is a $50 gift code to The Ton’s Shop up for grabs!!!

Swimming by to Say Happy Birthday – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! I hope your week is off to a great start!!!

It’s Tuesday & that means it’s time for another project for Honey Bee Stamps!! I have used several products from the newest release!!

I began by blending Distress Oxide Inks onto several panels of Bristol cardstock. The Cloud Borders Honey Cuts were used to cut several layers from the ink blended cardstock and I used Stickles to outline the wavy edge. The mermaid and turtle from the Swimming By set were stamped onto Neenah cardstock with Versafine Black Ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers, before fussy cutting. There are also coordinating dies available. I blended some watered down Distress Inks onto some Bristol cardstock and die-cut with the Happy Honey Cuts once it was dry, also cutting the middle die from white cardstock. Then it was time to assemble all the pieces. I flipped the cloud die-cuts upside down and adhered them to the card base. After figuring out the placement, the sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder. All the other images were adhered to the panel, then the bubbles from the Swimming By set were heat embossed with clear embossing powder, before filling with the same stickles used on the edges of the waves…adding a few here and there where needed.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Be sure to head over to Honey Bee Stamps to check out the rest of their new release!! Have a fantastic week!!!

Birthday Wishes!! Honey Bee

Happy weekend to you all!! Thanks for stopping by on this Saturday morning!!! I have a new project for you created for Honey Bee StampsI began by stamping several of the images from the Busy Bees set with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, before coloring them with Copic markers and colored pencils. The Coordinating Honey Cut Dies were used to cut out the flowers, leaves, stems and bee. I die-cut a panel with the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts and used Salty Ocean Distress Ink to watercolor a portion of the background. I used two of the dies from the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts to create a frame from white cardstock and fun foam. The frames were adhered to the watercolored panel and then onto a piece of blue cardstock, before adhering to the card front. I arranged all the images onto the frame and popped them up with some dimensional adhesive. The sentiment was stamped from the Special Delivery Set with Versamark ink onto a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. it was popped onto some black fun foam and adhered toward the bottom of the frame. A scattering of sequins from the Spring Sequin Mix finished off the card.

I just love this Busy Bees stamp set and have so many more ideas swimming in my head!! It is such a happy set!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Enjoy your weekend!!!

Thanks!! Honey Bee

Happy weekend everyone!! Today is Saturday & that means I have a new project for you created from Honey Bee Stamps!! 

I began by stamping all the cutie-patootie flowers and bees from Busy Bee onto Bristol paper with Versamark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder, before coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The Busy Bees Coordinating Honey Cut Dies were used to cut out the images. I also used the same dies to cut the images out of white fun foam, adhering the foam to the back of the corresponding images. After the flowers were arranged onto a piece of white cardstock, a frame cut using the A2 Double Stitched Frame Honey Cut was adhered on top. The Large Thanks Honey Cut was used to cut the sentiment from pink & white cardstock & some pink fun foam, before adhering to the panel. A small bee was also popped onto some yellow fun foam. The Thanks die was coated with a couple of layers of Wink of Stella Clear ink for a little sparkle. A few sequins from the Celebration Sequin Mix finished off the card nicely!! So much dimensional goodness!!!

I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by today!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!!

Under the Sea Blog Hop-Honey Bee

Good Morning Crafty Friends!

Have you noticed the mermaid trend?? Oh my!!! It is everywhere!! If you are a fan of mermaids, the newest release from Honey Bee Stamps is a must-have!!!! We have a huge blog hop today to celebrate this fantastic release…Under the Sea!! Come swim along for some fantastic inspiration!!!You should have arrived here from Bibi Cameron’s blog. The next stop on the hop is Carrie Bryant. If you get lost along the way, there is a complete list below or you can return to The Honey Bee Blog. Make sure you comment along the way for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!! 

I have a shaker card to share with you today using the Zen Ocean and the Ocean Bliss stamps sets.

Here is the card I created combining both sets…

I began by blending Distress Oxide Inks onto two panels of Bristol cardstock. I used Faded Jeans, Broken China & a little bit of Wilted Violet. The Zen Ocean stamp was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder onto one of the panels. Next, more Oxide Inks were blended over the top. I used the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts to cut a frame for my shaker out of the second panel. The Ocean Bliss mermaid and a few images from the Zen Ocean set were stamped onto Neenah cardstock with Momento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic markers. I used colored pencils, a Wink of Stella Clear Pen and a white gel pen to add more detail to some of the images. I fussy cut the colored images (coordinating dies are available here & here, but I didn’t have them yet). Some of the Desert Oasis Sand was added along the bottom of the frame, as well as some of the Natural Abalone Shells. Spring & Coral Shell Sequin Mixes were used to create the shaker, then all images arranged on top of the frame, some with foam adhesive. I added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops onto the acetate to create “bubbles” for the finishing touch…they are difficult to see in the photos, but add an extra little touch in real life!!

Swim along with our New Release – Under The Sea with Honey Bee!
Everything is available for purchase today in our shop HERE.
So let’s Shellabrate with some splashingly sweet prizes!! We will have TWO winners that will each receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, July 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST.
So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration!
The wonderful line-up of our new Design Team is as follows:
Alanna Moses
Alexandra Stapleton
Amy Rysavy
Angel Rivera
Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke <<<you are here>>>
Carrie Bryant
EK Gorman
Emily Midgett
Galina Fillippenko
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jo Herbert
Kaja Vezensek
Kelley Kohout
Lisa Cisneros
Melissa Bickford
Melissa Chipperfield
Nichol Spohr
Patricia Lara
Taniesa Vlasak
Tracy Freeman
Vera Wirianta Yates
Yulianna Neginskaya

Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!