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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.

You can find a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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