Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District

Hello, Friends!  You can tell summer is coming because I have bees on the brain!  This Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket is such a unique design.  Dressed up with Simple Stories Vintage Garden District it feels just like a summer garden party!

The base is made with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board.  I am completely unabashedly addicted to this wonderful stuff!    And this Honey Bee Loaded Card, Tag or Frame Kit speaks to my honey-loving heart!    It assembles quickly and easily.  Beautiful Board takes all mixed media products like a champ.  The fact that the base is already white means that you don’t have to prime, and the colors are true.  Paint all your surfaces before you assemble.  Then just add a dries clear adhesive along the edges, snap the pieces together and you are ready to decorate.

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket: Two Sides to Every Story

Here’s a peek at the frame side of the kit.  Naturally, I turned the frame overlay that comes with the kit into a shaker box.  Here’s how:

  • Decoupage the frame with rice paper and Matte Medium.
  • First, paint the frame with Matte Media.
  • Next, cut a piece of rice paper slightly larger than the frame dimensions.
  • Now lay the rice paper over the frame and burnish gently.
  • Then cut an “x” in the rice paper from top left to bottom right corner inside the frame.  Ue a craft knife for this.  Repeat from top right to bottom left.
  • Now brush matte medium onto the back side of the frame and wrap the rice paper around it.  The rice paper will conform itself to the shape of the sides with a little gentle encouragement.  And you might need to brush a little matte medium onto the back of the rice paper, too.
  • Just keep working it until it looks the way you want it to look. Set aside to dry.  Then ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • When everything is dry, you can adhere acetate to the back side of the frame, add your foam tape and create the shaker box just as you would on a card.
  • Decorate with flowers, ribbon , buttons and Spanish Moss.

Here’s the Queen Bee, adorned with roses in the center of the hive.

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket: The Pocket

Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket Simple Stories Vintage Garden District by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The pocket contains a little decorative burlap panel and some sweet treats fit for a queen.

Bees and birds and flowers make me ridiculously happy!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks 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.  You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




12 thoughts on “Reneabouquets Bee Frame and Pocket

  1. Susan Steele

    Oh WOW! Luv your creation! That Reneabouquet bee frame kit is awesome! Thanks for sharing the tutorial about this little jewel! Luv how you decorated yours with all the bee emphera! And all those beautiful flowers! Wow! Thanks for all the inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. Gena L Krannig

    OMG, Kathy! This is one of the most stunning “Bee” creations ever! Those little bees are enjoying the gorgeous flowers and building such a pretty honeycomb. I LOVE your Queen bee! How delicate and beautiful she is. The colors of your shaker elements and those lovely flowers are so warm and enticing! What a wonderful Summer birthday gift this would make. Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  3. soozyb2013

    Okay now this one is my new favourite. I know I have been saying that but wow Kathy, this one is amazing!! So much yumminess. 🙂 Love everything!!

  4. Joyce Lennard

    A masterpiece. It almost looks as if bees are living there. You leave me in awe—again.

  5. Mary Ann Fry

    I see you too have caught the Reneaboquets bug ( literally and figuratively). I can’t seem to get enough of her beautiful products!

  6. Helen Budz

    So lovely, Kathy. What you’ve created with the Reneabouquets product is delightful. The pocket to hold all your goodies is made for you! Thanks for sharing this project. With your tutorial, I might just have to order one of these kits and give it a try. It will make a great summer birthday gift. Hugs-stay well.

  7. Claire Gagne

    I love this one Kathy. That bee is huge!! I’m simply amazed at the talent you have. You are not afraid to put anything together! I’m struggling to mix colors together, like same color family, but totally different design! I do get inspiration from you, because I’ve started to place pockets in some of the cards I make. I just need to be careful of the postage. Can’t always send a box!!
    Be safe & TYFS

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