Hooray – Honey Bee

Hooray!! It’s New Year’s Eve!! It’s also the owner of Honey Bee, Melissa Hewitt’s birthday today!! Happy birthday Melissa!! And she is giving YOU a gift for HER birthday!! How cool is that?

Members of the design team are creating projects using the Celebration Box set!! Here’s my project…To begin, I blended Distress Oxide Inks through a stencil from the Ocean Scene Builders Set onto Bristol cardstock. Next, I stamped the box, tissue, and balloons from Celebration Box with Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto Bristol cardstock, then colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers. I then fussy cut all the images & used a Momento Black Marker to eliminate the white core of the paper on the edges. I used the same colors of Distress Oxide Inks to stamp some of the confetti onto the background. I also mixed each color of ink with water and flicked it onto the background panel with a paint brush. After that was dry, I temporarily placed all the elements onto the card base, marking the placement in pencil. This gave me a good idea of where to stamp the balloon strings onto the background panel, which I also stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I adhered the background panel onto a piece of black cardstock and then a top-folding note card. Next, I attached the tissue to the back of the box and the popped it all onto dimensional adhesive. The balloons were also adhered with foam adhesive. I blended the Distress Oxide Inks onto Bristol cardstock and then used the Hooray Honey Cut Die to cut the sentiment from it. The second layer was cut from black cardstock. The Hooray was adhered right onto the box. A Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Pen was used to add a little sparkle to the balloons and Hooray die. A sprinkling of Clear Iris Mix Sequins add the perfect finishing touch!!

Thanks for joining me today!! Be sure to visit the Honey Bee Blog for more inspiration & to send your birthday wishes to Melissa!!!

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!!!

You Are Beary Special – Honey Bee

Hello all!! Welcome back for Honey Bee Tuesday!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!

I have two young nieces and their birthdays are both in December!! So, needless to say, I needed a couple of cards. Katy turned 9 on December 20th & I knew I wanted to make a shaker card and her favorite color is aqua (a girl after my own heart!).

As I was making my Christmas cards this year, I thought this Globe/Ornament Shaker Card Honey Cut die-cut would make an awesome balloon. So I set out to make that happen and this is what I came up with…

How cute is this?? Here’s how I made it!! I began by cutting the back of the Globe/Ornament Shaker Card Honey Cut from Bristol cardstock and ink blended some Distress Oxide Inks through the heart stencil onto it from the Fall Shower Stencil pack. I also cut the transparency from the same die, while I had it out. Next, I used the front portion of the die and cut it from aqua glitter paper and heavyweight cardstock. I cut it from white cardstock several more times, as I intended to stack the die-cuts to create the shaker well. I freehanded the neck portion of the balloon onto the background, cut it out, then used it as a template to trace and cut the other die-cuts. All of the white die-cut pieces were adhered together, with the transparency sandwiched between those and the aqua glitter paper. I stamped the adorable bear from Flakey Friends with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copic markers, before cutting with the Coordinating Die. I die-cut the “You” from aqua glitter paper with a die that was included as a special bonus that I received when I placed an order while Honey Bee was moving into their new retail storefront. The bear and “you” were adhered to the heart background. Then I placed a combination of the Celebration Sequin Mix and Unicorn Rhinestones in the center and adhered the front part of the balloon on top. The “are beary special” (also from Flakey Friends) was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto aqua cardstock. That was cut into a narrow banner and placed on the outside of the transparency. Lastly, some aqua & white twine was tied around the neck of the balloon.

I had so much fun making this!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!! Have a great week!!!

Christmas 2017 – Honey Bee

Hello crafty friends!! Welcome back to Honey Bee Tuesday!! This is my last Honey Bee post before Christmas, so I have a project to share to wish you a very Merry Christmas from my little family!!!

I created a snow globe, combining several stamp sets and dies!! Let’s get started, shall we? I started off by blending Alcohol Inks onto Yupo paper for the background of my shaker. Next, I stamped the snowpeople and accessories from Flakey Friends, puppies from Playful Pups and trees from More Flakey Friends, all with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, then colored them with Copic markers. Then I used the Flakey Friends, Playful Pups and More Flakey Friends coordinating honey cut dies to die cut all the images. The Globe & Ornament Shaker Honey Cut Die was used to cut the background from the alcohol inked Yupo paper and a piece of acetate. The same die was used to cut the front of the ornament from silver glitter paper and six times from white cardstock. The white cardstock was stacked and adhered together, then the acetate was sandwiched between that and the silver glitter paper. The die-cut trees were embellished with Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops and sprinkled with glitter, before being adhered to the background paper. Bokeh Lights Confetti Mix & Snowball Shaker Bits were placed in the center to create the “shaker” before the acetate portion was attached. I cut the base of the globe from silver foil cardstock with the Globe & Ornament Shaker Honey Cut Die also, and adhered it to the bottom of the globe. Next, Christmas was die-cut using the Let It Snow Honey Cuts Die from red and white cardstock. The 2017 was white heat embossed onto a strip of red cardstock with the Simple Alpha set, then cut into a banner. All of the snowpeople, accessories, puppies and dies were adhered to the front of the globe as shown. Lastly, Black Nuvo Drops were added to the eyes, noses and buttons for a little shine. This represents my little family!! I’m going to glue some cording onto the back and hang this on our tree!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday from me, Doug, Bailey & Sidney!!!

Happy “Birday” To Me!! – Honey Bee

Hello friends!! Welcome back to Honey Bee Tuesday!! A Tuesday that just happens to be my birthday!! I have a birthday card to share with you today, with a little play on words!!

I love this little bird from the Snow Birds set & wanted to create a card that wasn’t holiday related. I began by using the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cut die to cut the background panel, then used the heart stencil from the Fall Showers Stencil set, with a thin layer of Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste. I stamped the snowbird with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic markers, before fussy cutting (Coordinating Dies also available). I used the Happy Honey Cut Die to cut part of the sentiment from red & black cardstock. I adhered the die cuts together, slightly offset to create a drop shadow. The rest of the sentiment was created with the Simple Alpha set, spelling “birday”, which was heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock. The heart balloons started with a stamp from the Little Pickup set. I stamped the hearts with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, drew the necks and bows onto the balloons, then colored them with Copic markers. I freehanded some strings onto white cardstock, then  fussy cut the balloons and strings. Then I assembled the card as shown. The bird, balloons, strings and “birday” banner are all adhered with foam tape for added dimension. I added some dots to the hat and highlights to the balloons with a white gel pen. That’s it!!

This card just makes me happy!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Have a great week!!!!

You’re A Deer Friend – Honey Bee

Hello friends!! As I mentioned last week, I received several new-to-me stamp sets from Honey Bee & I can’t stop playing with them!! Seriously, so many ideas swimming around in my head!!! I love the combination of this cute little deer with the matching sentiment!!!

Here’s how I created it!! I began by ink blending some Distress Oxide Inks onto a panel of Bristol paper, then splattered on some White Gold paint from the  Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set. Next, I stamped the deer, trees & gifts from More Flakey Friends; and the sled from Flakey Friends with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. Then I cut the images with the More Flakey Friends Honey Cuts and Flakey Friends Honey Cuts. I also die cut some snow mounds from the Hills Borders Honey Cuts. I spread some Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall over the die cuts with my finger, for a little sparkle. I stamped the sentiment, “You’re A Deer Friend” from More Flakey Friends with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I cut a panel of white cardstock the same size as my card base, then used the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts to cut a frame for my little scene. I adhered all the dies as shown, popping the deer, sled & small gifts up with foam adhesive. I also stamped the small heart from More Flakey Friends in red and die cut it with the Coordinating Honey Cuts. I think the heart is the perfect finishing touch!!!

Isn’t this scene so cute??? I can’t wait to create more scenes with these adorable sets!! That tree is so perfect!! Be prepared to see it a lot more on my projects!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful week!!!

The Ton – December Challenge

Hello everyone!! Welcome to December!! I can’t believe Christmas will be here in 3 1/2 weeks!!

For the month of December, Effie created a new Mood Board for The Ton’s Challenge Blog

I loved all the soft colors in the mood board, but in the end, my eye kept going to the tree in the bottom right corner. Here’s my project…

I started off by stamping the Christmas Tree layering stamp with Aspen Cocoa, Bright FernBasil Mojito inks. I stamped the star & ornaments from the Christmas Tree set with Versamark and heat embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder. The sentiment is from Holiday Ballet and was also heat embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder, before fussy cutting the sentiment and tree as one piece. The Haute Stripe Background Cling Stamp was embossed with the same gold sparkle embossing powder onto red cardstock, then die-cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Large). I stamped several stockings from the Fireplace Holiday Accessories set with Caviar Ink, colored with Copic markers then fussy cut. I added the names of my brother’s sweet family to the stocking to personalize this just for them. I think that makes a Holiday card even more special, don’t you? I popped the stripe panel onto some fun foam & adhered it to a top-folding note card. The tree was adhered with foam adhesive, as were the stockings. For a little more dimension, I placed gold holographic sequins from the Kiwi Smoothie Couture Mix over each ornament.


That’s it!! I think my youngest niece will love this card…she LOVES her some glitter too…lol!!!

Now it’s your turn!! You have all week to play along!! You may even win a $50 gift code to The Ton’s Shop!!!