Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial

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Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Clear Stamp/Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  For our first Throwback Thursday of 2024, I have a  Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial to share with you.  It’s made with Spellbinders January Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club and Echo Park Bee Happy paper collection.  January can be a bit of a dreary month, so I thought this bright and cheery card might add some sunshine to your day.

One of my goals for 2023 was to work on my stamping and coloring skills.  I did make some progress, but I decided I really wanted to dig in deeper in 2024.  There are so many cute stamped images out there, and now that many of them come with matching dies, it really does make things easier.  So, I signed up for the Spellbinders Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club.  Sometimes you’ve gotta put take drastic action to meet a goal, right?

Bees and Honey!

Since I am a huge fan of bees and the lovely honey that they make, I was thrilled that the January Club kit featured both of these themes.  Instead of coloring the honey jar image, I decided to paper piece it.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, stamp the honey jar image on a scrap of light blue patterned heart paper from the Bee Happy Collection. I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, then I immediately heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I did this on each stamped layer.
  • Then stamp the image a 2nd time on a piece of gold cardstock.
  • Next, stamp the image a third time on a scrap of yellow check patterned paper.
  • Now stamp and heat emboss the bees (gold paper) and the flower swag (white cardstock) and heat emboss as well.
  • Die cut all the pieces with the matching dies.
  • Then trim the inside of the gold honey jar just inside the black embossed lines.  Adhere the “honey” layer inside the blue glass jar.
  • Next, trim out the yellow checkered cloth on the top of the jar.  Back with foam tape and adhere over the blue cloth lid to create extra dimension.
  • Color the flowers with watercolor pencils and a water brush.
How to Make a Small Focal Image Stand Out

The honey jar image is fairly small, and I was afraid it would disappear on this 5″ x 7″ card.  So I matted it on a piece of circular ephemera from the paper collection.  Then I located a 4×4 image from the paper collection and placed the image in the center using foam tape to add extra dimension.  Now this cute little honey jar steals the show.

To echo the circular shapes, I created a wax seal with some mixed beads and the Wax Seal of the Month. (Yep…I joined that club, too.  The wax seals are just so much fun to make!)

A Peek Inside

Doesn’t this paper make you feel happy all over?  You’ll see how I put the inside of this card together in the video tutorial below.

It’s always fun to put a hidden message behind a flip element, isn’t it?

And if you make a honey themed card, you are more or less obligated to add a pocket….

…then fill it with a tea bag and some honey crystals.

Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this cheery card come together, I hope you’ll enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.


Did you have fun today?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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Thanks for stopping by, friends!




4 thoughts on “Just Bee-Cause Paper Pieced Stamped Card Tutorial

  1. Susan Steele

    Oh my dear Kathy …luv your Bee u tiful bee card! I am making my grand -daughter-to-be a recipe book out of this same paper collection! It was supposed to be for Christmas …but I’m running late as usual …so it might just be for a bridal shower present now …I luv your card …so I’m sure I’ll hopefully have enough scraps left to make one to go with it! Or at least on that order! I did find some bee material to make an apron to go with! I’m really behind now. Thanks so much for all you do! Sorry I’ve been out of commission lately, but going good now! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Helen

    The tiny gems highlighting the honey in the pot is one of those details that adds to the layers of stamping, completes that element. You have done justice to the mixed media in every way with this folio. Stamps, papers, embellies, what a delight! I have in the past on stamped jars tied a narrow string bow around the jar lid for extra touchability. This piece is certainly reflecting our warm golden days at present.

  3. Joni E

    Love the bee theme! This card is definitely cheery on these cloudy days-Thank you for sharing.

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