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Echo Park Bee Happy Cards

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Echo Park Bee Happy Cards with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  These Echo Park Bee Happy cards are a result of a free play day that I gave myself.  Sometimes, I just have to create for the sheer fun of it: no deadlines, no tutorials, no design team assignments.  Just fun.  And after I finished that massive How to Make a Mini Album tutorial, I really needed to just relax and enjoy the creative process.  Do you ever feel that way?

We’ve had loads of rainy days this summer, so I also felt the need for sunny, cheery colors.  And it’s summer…so bees always come to mind.  That’s what led me to dig out Echo Park’s super cute Bee Happy papers and some bee themed goodies from Reneabouquets.  The cards turned out so cute, I just had to share them with you.

Savor Life’s Sweetness

If you’re a fan of buffalo plaid (I am!) and button flowers (yep, me, too!)  and honeybees, then I think you’ll like this simple card.  Burlap flowers are fun when you add big old vintage buttons to the centers, and Reneabouquets bees, beehive and honeycomb beautiful board made this card a quick and easy project.

Naturally, I added a pocket or two.  One for a packet of wildflower seeds…so you can sow your own pollinator garden, of course.

And the other to hold a cute tea wallet, honey stick and bookmark.  Summer is a great time to read, and I still like real books with real pages that you can turn.  How about you?

Queen Bee

Because I already had these happy papers spread out all over my workspace, and because I was having too much fun to quit (dinner was late…oops!) I kept on crafting.  This cute Queen Bee card focused on the soft blues in the Bee Happy collection.  It’s different from the first card, but equally cheery.

Once again, I created an inside pocket and filled it with some sweet surprises.

These little tea wallets are a great way to use up bitty scraps of designer paper.  You can leave a blank sentiment panel inside for  your note, then tuck in a summery tea bag as a nice treat.  And, again with the wildflower seeds.

That’s really all I had for today, friends.  Just thought you’d like to see this sweet paper collection once again.  I find it hard not to be happy whenever I pull it out.

And if  you’re looking for a break from the summer heat, here are some more bee themed projects from the archives for you to enjoy.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Think Happy Bee Happy Bee Themed Card

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Think Happy Bee Happy Bee Themed Card

Hello, Friends!  This Think Happy Bee Happy Bee Themed Card is a bright and cheery way to start a Wednesday morning.  I had a few Reneabouquets Lemon Branches left on my workspace after making yesterday’s Blue Dream Tea Party in a Box project.  They inspired me to break out my Echo Park Bee Happy paper and a new Tiny Dots Embossing folder from Spellbinders.  This card came together as quick as quick can be!  If you’re a bee lover, like me, I think you’re going to enjoy today’s card.

Sweet as Honey

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Here’s the “recipe” for this sweet as honey card:

  • First, create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from black cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 6 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ panel of black gingham paper on a 6 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ panel of white cardstock.
  • Mat a 6 5.8″ x 2″ panel of the small floral print on black cardstock and adhere as a belly band.
  • Now cut a 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ panel of yellow tone on tone patterned paper and emboss with the Tiny Dots embossing folder.  Then mat on slightly larger panels of white and black cardstock. Back with foam tape and adhere to the card base.
  • Adhere the Reneabouquets lemon branch, bee hive and bee on the left hand side of the card.
  • Back the ephemera tag with foam tape, top with ribbon, twine and bee charm and adhere on the right hand side of the card.
  • Add the flowers and the bows.

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See?  Told you it was easy!

A Peek Inside

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Dress up the inside of your card with more Bee Happy paper.  And of course, you have to add a pocket!

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What goes in the pocket?  Well, honey of course!  And how about we add  a packet of wild flower seeds so we can make a garden to feed the bees?

Naturally we have to add a Lemon and Ginger teabag to our tea sachet.  It’s the perfect accompaniment to this Think Happy Bee Happy Bee Themed Card.

I’m noticing a lot of pollinator gardens going up in our neighborhood.  Bees are our friends, and I think it is a bee-utiful thing to thank them for all that they do by planting some posies for them to enjoy.

Did this little card add some sunshine to your day?  Then my job is done here!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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