2 more days then I promise to use another stamp/die bundle. LOL! Welcome Back to Day 7 of Bee Week. Today is about friendship and bright colors. So let’s get started on today’s project about friendship titled, “You Brighten My Life”. This is an easy card to make in multiples. 

BEE FACTOID: The name ‘Melissa’ is derived from the Greek word for honey bee. 

Bright colors of Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo the honey bee make this card perfect to brighten the day for a friend.

Honey Bee Card with Stitched die layers

MEASUREMENTS (Supplies and Links are at the end)

  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ and scrap for sentiment
  • Golden Honeybee DSP: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (FREE During Sale-a-Bration with $50 product purchase)
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock: scrap for bee die-cut
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ for die-cutting 3″ Stitched Circle
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock: 3-11/16″ x 4-15/16″ and 2-1/2″ x 3″ for die-cutting Stitched So Sweetly label
  • Melon Mambo Ruched ribbon from Everything is Rosy Product Medley (On Clearance Rack as of 1/13/2020)
  • White White linen thread (extra embellishment stash from Paper Pumpkin kits)

ASSEMBLY (use any die-cutting and embossing machine)

  1. Stamp and die-cut queen bee. I added color with Dark Daffodil Delight Blend Marker on the body and Light Daffodil Delight Blend on wings.
  2. Die-cut the 3″ circle from Granny Apple Green.
  3. Die-cut a Melon Mambo Label from the Stitched So Sweetly die set and the hearts from the Detailed Bee die (2x).
  4. Stamp sentiment in Whisper White Craft Ink and heat emboss with White Emboss Powder. Then fussy cut. NOTE: Any sentiment will work. I had this one ready to go on my workspace.
  5. Use Dimensionals behind the Melon Mambo label, the bee and the outer edge of the sentiment. NOTE: Do not put a dimensional on the side overlapping the stitched die-cuts. Your goal here is just to keep all the layers level with each other.
  6. Wrap Whisper White Linen Thread around 4 fingers 3 times, pinch and twist in the center then adhere to the bee or center of label die-cut.
  7. Assemble card layers as it pleases you. I added 2 – 1-1/2″ lengths of ribbon to frame the focal area.Detailed shot of layers for the Honey Bee Card.
  8. Grab a Whisper White envelope and add some decorative stamping or cut some coordinating DSP for the envelope flap.
  9. Don’t forget to make an inside panel for your message. Cut a 4″ x5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock panel and adhere to the inside of the card.

Come back tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop and the last day of Bee Week 2 creations using the Honey Bee Bundle because your visits and your comments ‘brighten my day’.

If you missed any of the Bee Week projects, check them out by clicking on the day

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First Frost Bundle and the Golden Honey DSP

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Pressed Petal Banner and Embossed Card create texture for the honeybee

Artist Trading Card using Honey Bee Bundle in Vintage style

Artist Trading Card using Honey Bee Bundle in Vintage style



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