Everythings Blooming Honeybee Step Fold Card

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Annette Green’s Everythings Blooming Layered Honeybee Step Card with Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello, Friend!  This cute Everythings Blooming Layered Honeybee Step Card is another sample I made with Annette Green’s new Elizabeth Craft Designs release.  Oh, I am having so much fun with these stamps and dies.  This time I’ve paired the beautiful Layered Honeybee up with the Lace Borders and Postage Stamps Frame and the Honeybee Clear Acrylic Stamps.  I thought it would be fun to show them off on a fancy fold card…so I did!

I began by adapting the standard 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ step fold card base to measure 7″ x 5″.  (Yes, it took some mathing.)  The Layered Honeybee has a kraft cardstock base, patterned paper and vellum wings.  I added “pollen” to his body (he’s a very busy honeybee) with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue and Scattered Straw Distress Glitter.  The cute flowers are made with the flower dies that come in the set, as is the honeycomb background layer.

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Next I die cut a Small Doily and stamped the Honeybee Clear Acrylic Stamps Label on patterned cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Heat emboss the stamped image with Clear Embossing Powder, then color in the flowers.  Brush the edges lightly with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  Now you can mat the stamped label in the center of the small doily.

Add some mustard seeds inside your die cut honeycomb for extra texture and whimsy.  And don’t forget to add Lace Borders to the step folds!  This really helps them to stand out.

A Peek Inside

I’ve used the lace borders inside the card as well. I really like the detail they add to the card.  To make the cute tuck spot, adhere just the bottom edge of the flower basket to your card base.  Now you can tuck the cute tag behind it and add a sentiment to the back.

I’m having such a good time finding different ways to use this wonderful release.  Honeybees are a favorite of mine, so I especially enjoyed making this project.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





8 thoughts on “Everythings Blooming Honeybee Step Fold Card

  1. Martie Rollin

    Bee themed projects always draw my attention!! LOVE the dangle bee charm. I never would have thought to use mustard seeds…definitely adds an interesting texture. Add me to the list of subscribers requesting the larger card measurements! Sweet card!

  2. Helen

    Stepper cards are a challenge Kathy and you came up with a super design. I have never thought to use bits and pieces on the lining to bring it all together to tell a story so beautifully.

  3. Laura Clark

    I love this honeybee theme and you did such a wonderful job with all the details! I can see a definite need for some of those supplies for my projects

  4. Rebecca Nicklin

    I was looking at this beautiful card on my coffee table, not more than five minutes ago! It’s truly a work of art and you did Annette’s new collection justice…once again! Perfect finishes on all the elements and lots of sparkle, as you know, Kathy, that I love!

  5. Janice Rosenthal Rock

    You would be doing the paper crafting world an immeasureable kindness if you could share your 5 X 7 adapted measurements/ template. I’ve tried several times over the last year to no avail …. Always ends up a mess! My “ mathing”mind cannot handle it! Please? Thank you!

  6. Sandy Artman

    Hi, Kathy, I know how much you love honeybees so it delights me to see your new creation. Do you plan to share your cut/fold adaptation? I love the 7×5 size, also. You’ve already sold me on Annette Green’s honeybee stamps. If you have any sway with Spellbinders…we sure would love coordinating dies (1 set already sold!) Great idea using mustard seed for pollen-thank you! Honestly, you’re a treasure trove of great ideas. Blessings, my dear, BEE HAPPY!

  7. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, how I love the bee on the honeycomb with the pretty flowers and buttons. The border and doily dies are so beautiful and really dress things up. This is such an interesting, beautiful design! Your card engineering skills are awesome! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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