Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Honey Bee Encouragement Card

 Mid-week already and I don't have half my card orders ready for Monday! Today and tomorrow have to be productive days!! This card took awhile...

Once again, Wendy Cranford was my inspiration. The Honey Bee Stamp Set is retired, as is the Designer Series Specialty Paper. But, if you have the product on hand, it's a fun card to make.

The bees can be found on Amazon...just search for Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers, Bees.

For the inside, you will need DSP - 5 1/4" x 4"; Whisper White 5" x 3 3/4"; scrap of gold foil

For the outside: DSP 2 1/2" x 4" (2) for panels; 3 3/4" x 3/4" for cross strip

Gold Foil: 3 7/8" x 7/8" for underneath DSP cross strip; 2 5/8" x 4 1/8" mats for panels

Basic Black: 4 1/8" x 1" for cross strip mat

Basic Black Card Base: 11" x 4 1/4", scored and folded at 2 3/4" from each end

The easiest part is cutting the pieces and adhering them! The most difficult was lining up the beehive and sentiment once the panels were cut with the Detailed Bee Dies. If you click on Wendy's name above, you will see how she did this. If you don't have time, what I did was lay the hive die on the front panels one side at a time, secured it with Post It Note tape and cut one side at a time. I had to run it through a number of times to cut through 3 layers. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the bee hive and sentiment but I didn't position the sentiment correctly so I tried to remedy that with the bees.

In order to keep the card latched, I put small pieces of Velcro at the right end of the cross strip.

I'm playing today at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #41 and The Sisterhood of Crafters Masculine.

Let me know if you give this a try and thanks for stopping by today.


  1. OH WOW this is awesome! LOVE the color and fancy fold! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

    1. Thank you so much, Darlene, for leaving a comment on behalf of SOC.

  2. VERY cool card! Of course, I love anything with bees! Neat way to do the opening!

  3. AWESOME card, beautifully made. Love your correction with the bees, wouldn't have known it was deliberate. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  4. Don't you just love watching the bees in the summer! I sure do! I love your card with the special fold and the beautiful honeycomb. The sentiment on the inside is fun too! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies August Challenge!

  5. Karen congratulations on being chose a Top Three for The Sisterhood of Crafters. Your card is beautiful


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