Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio

Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Did you know that I love bees?  It’s true!  There’s something about those busy, buzzy little insects that makes my heart happy.  The fact that they make honey for my morning cuppa also figures into my admiration for the species.  So every time I see a bee themed crafting product it has a tendency to fall into my cart.  This Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio is just as sweet as honey.  See what you think!

Queen Bee Shabby Chic Card Folio Tell it to the Bees by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Craft Consortium Photo 01

Yellow and black ribbons make this 5″ x 7″ card come to life.  My bow cluster features a double loop bow tied with Maize Taffeta Ribbon.

I’ve topped this off with  3/8″ Black Quatrefoil Print Satin, also a double loop bow.

Then I piled on a bunch of black and yellow paper flowers from my stash. The digital image is from Polly’s Paper Studio ETSY shop.  The rest of the paper is Craft Consortium’s “Tell the Bees.”    This mixed media card incorporates distressed edges, machine stitching and a little dry brushed paint to soften the edges.

Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio: Sweetness on the Inside

There’s lots to love inside this mixed media card folio.

Take this ribbon topped tag, for example.  I’ve covered this Graphic 45 Ivory Square Tag with designer papers from the collection.  This is so easy to do now that G45 has released their new dies! This Square Tag and Clock Die cuts the perfect paper layer to cover the tag.  As a bonus, you get the gorgeous ornate clock die that I’ve used in this tag collage. To add extra texture, I’ve topped the tag with more of the Black Quatrefoil Satin, Natural Crochet Lace, and burlap string.

This little tea wallet is dressed up with this sweet Bee and Bloom Journal card from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy.  And here’s a great way to use your ribbon scraps!  I hot glued these two little snips of black quatrefoil ribbon under the button.  Waste not, want not!  Of course, you have to include a honey stick in a bee themed card.

And what goes better with a honey stick than a cup of tea?  I think I’ll go make one right now!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, trick and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!





9 thoughts on “Queen Bee Mixed Media Card Folio

  1. Helen

    Kathy, there’s something about the primary neutral colors of this project–with those great splashes of yellow–that I find very soothing…like sitting down with that cup of tea! Thanks for sharing your folio and these great resources. I’m enjoying checking out digital products.

  2. Sandy Artman

    Hi, kathy,
    You really got my attention with the bee theme. I have been enamored with bees since reading Sue Monk Kidd’s book “The Secret Life of Bees”. Bumblebees remind us we can do the impossible (I’m Possible!) and honey is simply amazing – talk about food as medicine! Thank you for letting me know about the “Tell the Bees” paper and this beautiful reminder of just how much I love bees, too!
    Love & blessings, Sandy

  3. Janice Rosenthal Rock

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! (as always!) I bought a “bee kit” of supplies onl Etsy from “Polly’s Paper Studio” and now I know how I’m going to finish up using them!! Kathy, I also have to tell you that I love your writing! I taught English and Journalism for 18 years and have also been a freelance writing . . . so I notice!! Your style is so “pleasing” (that’s the best word I can think of!!) . . . I love your descriptions, your little “asides”, and your touches of humor . . . .for me, those things just add the frosting on the cake of the stunning projects you create and share!! THANK YOU!!
    One of your biggest fans!

  4. Suzy Q

    Beautiful card Kathy …luv your arrangement of everything on the cover …luv your colors and tag and everything inside too! And I can see why you like bees so much! Hugs to you…

  5. Gena Krannig

    Precious folio and I LOVE the tag. We live in the country and have wild bees visit us sometimes. Thank you for sharing this darling card!

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