Ooh it’s nippy out! After the snowstorm a couple of days ago it’s pretty, but cold. Winter has hardly begun but I’m already counting down the days until spring. I’m looking forward to warmer weather and the return of colour and critters to our yard. For now though I’ll have to content myself by creating spring-like projects in my craft studio. For today’s simple Sunday project I was drawn to the Honeybee Home Stamp Set. Designing this card was really easy with the coordinating Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP) to help me.
HEART & HOME
I began with the Heart & Home 12″ x 12″ DSP as my inspiration. I chose two different patterns from the pack and from there selected my colour scheme. I wanted a paler card base so went with Petal Pink. Then for the darker mats I chose Cinnamon Cider, with Basic White as my neutral.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Petal Pink Card. Then I folded it along the scored line, sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder and set it aside.
Next from the floral paper I cut a 2-7/8″ x 4-5/8″ piece. Then from the bumblebee pattern I cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″.
With that done I needed to cut the mat layers from Cinnamon Cider Card, each one 1/8″ larger than the layer it was for. So I cut two pieces; one 3″ x 4-3/4″ and the other 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto their respective mats.
I just needed a few more card pieces before I was ready to move on… So from Basic White Card I cut one piece 1-5/8″ x 2″ that I’d need for my sentiment. Then I cut a 1-3/4″ x 2-1/8″ piece of Cinnamon Cider as a mat for the sentiment layer. Finally I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card that I’d use to line the card base.
Now I needed to do a little stamping using the Honeybee Home Stamp Set.
First I chose the “Miss you” sentiment and stamped it onto my small Basic White piece using Cinnamon Cider ink. With that done I glued the sentiment onto the Cinnamon Cider mat. Then, after adding a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels, I put it with my collection of prepared pieces.
By this point I’d decided to use a honeybee image from the stamp set as my coordinating feature for the project. There’s three different bee images in the set but I chose the one that matched the image on the smaller of the two pieces of DSP.
So first, using Cinnamon Cider I stamped the bee in the centre at the top of the Basic White layer. Then I stamped him in the middle of the flap on a Basic White Medium Envelope. At last I was ready to put everything together.
I began by using liquid glue to fix the large basic white piece inside the card base. Then on the front of the card base I glued the larger of the two layered DSP pieces.
Over the top of the first DSP layer I added the smaller one, this time using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added the sentiment over the top of this layer, stacking the Stampin’ Dimensionals where the piece extended past the edges of the layer below.
In next to no time my simple card was complete.
I’m really pleased with how this card turned out. It’s really pretty but so easy to put together and the layout would work with lots of other patterned papers too.
If you missed my first honeybee project you’ll find it in my blog post Honeybee Home easel calendar for 2022.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Honeybee Home Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Honeybee Booms Dies (not used today). Using the single ‘bundle’ item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore that option for yourself.
HEADS UP – Cinnamon Cider is one of the 2020-2022 In Colors that will be retiring at the end of April. If you haven’t yet got them or want to stock up, now’s the time to do it. Especially since you may earn free Sale-A-Bration products too.