Honeybee Shaker Card with Custom Dyed Ribbon

Honeybee Shaker Card with Custom Dyed Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Bees are buzzing and flowers are blooming, so I’m popping in to share this Honeybee Shaker Card with Custom Dyed Ribbon.  It’s adorned with Ribbon, Metallic String and Pastel Sweetheart Blossoms from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

You might recognize this Elizabeth Craft Designs Honeybee from an earlier post.  This time I dressed her up in shades of aqua and coral.  She’s headed for the spring flowers inside that shaker frame for sure!

Create the shaker frame with an Everythings Blooming Large Doily.  Die cut a circle from acetate and adhere to the back.  Then add 3 layers of foam tape and press over your selection of sequins, buttons and beads.

Die cut the honeycomb from patterned paper.   Keep the punch out pieces, flip to the reverse side and glue inside the cells. You can also scatter some sequins in for a touch of sparkle.

Custom Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon to the Rescue!

What do you do when you don’t have perfect shade of ribbon in your stash?  I turn to my white seam binding ribbon!  Then I pull out my Distress Inks and add just the colors I want.  Here’s how.

  • First, cut about 1 yard of white seam binding ribbon.
  • Next, select 3 complementary shades of Distress Ink. For this card, I chose Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Fossilized Amber.
  • Swipe the Distress Ink Pads on a non-stick craft sheet, then mist with water until small color droplets form.
  • Dip the seam binding ribbon through the inky puddles.  Don’t swipe, or the colors will get muddy.
  • Dry the ribbon with a heat gun between applications, and repeat until you are happy with the final result.
  • If your ribbon is wrinkled, you can iron with a warm iron.  But I like the crinkles!
  • Now tie your pretty bow and top with Iridescent Metallic String.
A Peek Inside

Add a cute side pocket inside your card, then fill with a mini note card and packet of wildflower seeds.

Create a cute little tag with Honeybee and Bloom stamps from the Everything’s Blooming release.  Tie waxed linen thread around the top and add a bee charm to complete the theme.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





8 thoughts on “Honeybee Shaker Card with Custom Dyed Ribbon

  1. Helen

    I agree Kathy, seam binding is a must have in the stash for that custom look on occasion. I have tried using distress oxides to colour, looked great but the binding was a bit crunchy ffom the pigment! Is that tiny beads for eyes on your bee? It is all in the details, that makes this folio so special.

  2. Martie Rollin

    Artistic license gives us permission to make bees any colors we want! I, however, am solid about holding to the colors nature has chosen…personal preference. I’m always ink dying my seam binding…one of the joys of being a bit of an artist. Love the honeycomb hexagons I’m seeing. What a fun card for this time of year!

  3. Rebecca Nicklin

    As much as I love, pink, I must say this color combo is the bee’s knees! So much going on on this card, but all elements work so well together. Do you recall where you purchased the honeycomb die?

    1. Rebecca Nicklin

      Ha! I’m so embarrassed. The honeycomb die is part of Annette’s bee die set….and I purchased it already! Guess I was just focused on that big beautiful versatile bee!

  4. Joni E

    Love the bee theme! This card is so cute inside and out. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks.

  5. Susan Steele

    Kathy this card is adorable! Luv how your seam binding turned out …beautiful colors and it’s made a gorgeous ribbon and matches your card perfectly! I’ll try and remember to dip only …not drag! Lol! Now must finish getting ready for our 2 gr’sons coming for a sleep over this weekend! You enjoy your weekend! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Beautiful card, Kathy!! I love Annette’s Bee die, along with all her new release, and you really did a gorgeous compilation – thank you for sharing!!

  7. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, what a “honey” sweet card! I love the colors of the bee and your perfectly matched flowers and honey comb. The shaker elements are so pretty and that bee can’t wait to collect the pollen from those beautiful flowers inside. So glad you reminded us about dying the ribbon. The bee theme of course is one of my favorites! We love our bees. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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