Echo Park Bee Happy Cards

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Echo Park Bee Happy Cards with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  These Echo Park Bee Happy cards are a result of a free play day that I gave myself.  Sometimes, I just have to create for the sheer fun of it: no deadlines, no tutorials, no design team assignments.  Just fun.  And after I finished that massive How to Make a Mini Album tutorial, I really needed to just relax and enjoy the creative process.  Do you ever feel that way?

We’ve had loads of rainy days this summer, so I also felt the need for sunny, cheery colors.  And it’s summer…so bees always come to mind.  That’s what led me to dig out Echo Park’s super cute Bee Happy papers and some bee themed goodies from Reneabouquets.  The cards turned out so cute, I just had to share them with you.

Savor Life’s Sweetness

If you’re a fan of buffalo plaid (I am!) and button flowers (yep, me, too!)  and honeybees, then I think you’ll like this simple card.  Burlap flowers are fun when you add big old vintage buttons to the centers, and Reneabouquets bees, beehive and honeycomb beautiful board made this card a quick and easy project.

Naturally, I added a pocket or two.  One for a packet of wildflower seeds…so you can sow your own pollinator garden, of course.

And the other to hold a cute tea wallet, honey stick and bookmark.  Summer is a great time to read, and I still like real books with real pages that you can turn.  How about you?

Queen Bee

Because I already had these happy papers spread out all over my workspace, and because I was having too much fun to quit (dinner was late…oops!) I kept on crafting.  This cute Queen Bee card focused on the soft blues in the Bee Happy collection.  It’s different from the first card, but equally cheery.

Once again, I created an inside pocket and filled it with some sweet surprises.

These little tea wallets are a great way to use up bitty scraps of designer paper.  You can leave a blank sentiment panel inside for  your note, then tuck in a summery tea bag as a nice treat.  And, again with the wildflower seeds.

That’s really all I had for today, friends.  Just thought you’d like to see this sweet paper collection once again.  I find it hard not to be happy whenever I pull it out.

And if  you’re looking for a break from the summer heat, here are some more bee themed projects from the archives for you to enjoy.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “Echo Park Bee Happy Cards

  1. Laura

    These cards are just delightful and I am so glad you got to have a play day for yourself. This paper collection is so cute I think I am going to have to pick one up for me!

  2. Helen

    A great vibe with this card Kathy, the hessian as we call it flowers with the buttons and especially the plaid along with the Renea elements create a vibrant scene. Always love the way you pop in a honey stick, I must look for them here. It has been very windy winter trade winds, and I am looking forward to hiding away in a few days and having the arty gear out to play!

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy these cards are just darling. Oh how we love the bees! They are so cute the way they are buzzing around! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. I love the burlap with the button flowers and the sentiments are so sweet! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – WOW!!! This is an awesome card – I love everything about it – definitely extra-special – thank you for sharing!!!

  5. Roxanne Renicker

    Love these honey bee cards!
    Thanks again for the mini album tutorial. I’ve seen the albums but never tried as I didn’t know what to chose for a page to get them to look similar. I love that you explained not only how to put together, but why you chose certain things and that it’s a book just to look at while enjoying coffee or tea. It was an amazing tutorial. Thank you!

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