Monday, January 13, 2020

Kylie's Monthly Training Blog Hop - Honey Bee Birthday Card - January 2020


Welcome to January's Blog Hop with Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program.  This is my fourth month participating in this blog hop.  I highly recommend her training program.  It is very laid back, work at your own pace...which we all know is a plus in this busy world!

 I had such great time creating this month's Card!  I have a friend who is celebrating her 50th birthday today!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MY FRIEND!  I will not give away her name, but she knows who she is.  LOL!  And by now she has already received her card from me so I can show you all a photo of it!

So?  A new fave? I think the Honey Bee  stamp set is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!  And to be honest, I have used it a lot lately.  I am not sure how I thought of this but it just came to me on Saturday as I was working on a project for a separate tutorial.    Sometimes I amaze myself...hahaha! I think I even mentioned in my video that I didn't even us Pinterest® to get inspiration for this card!

Here is another close up of the card.  I was happily surprised that the smallest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots fit perfectly on the end of the antennas.  They make a beautiful little touch of sparkle that shines with the Gold Foil honeycombs and embossed bees.

My sponging skills have improved greatly in the past few months.  As they say, practice make perfect.  Or pretty close anyway!  It used to frustrate me to try to sponge ink onto paper.  If I'm using a sponge dauber, it is still a daunting task.  But when I use the Stampin' Sponges I feel like a pro.  I cut one sponge into 6 pieces of pie, so-to-speak.  Then I punch out a card stock circle or other shape that I can fold in half and staple to the sponge.  Then label the name of the ink color on that circle.

What tried and true methods do you have for storing crafting items?
Here's what my sponging stash looks like!   This has been a helpful hint from Valerie!  LOL!

Don't forget to watch the video, buy your supplies from me, and make this card for yourself!

I appreciate you being a part of my Stampin' Journey!

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Measurements & Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Card Stock 5 1/2in. x 8 1/2in., score at 4 1/4in. and fold on score line.
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock 4in. x 5 1/4in.
  3. Cut a piece of Whisper White & Gold Foil honeycomb embossed Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 1/2in. x 4 3/4in.  
  4. Using the Detailed Bees Dies, die cut three of the Gold Foil embossed bees from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  5. Using three ink colors, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Pool Party, sponge the Designer Series Paper.  Then sponge the edges of the Whisper White Card Stock with those colors...view the video to see how!
  6. Sponge each of the die cut bees in each of these colors, making sure you get the wings darker than the bodies.  
  7. Cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock 2 3/4in. x 4in. and adhere to the sponged designer series paper.  
  8. Tie an 11in. piece of Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon around it.  Tie it in a knot on the right hand side then adhere to the  And adhere the layered pieces to the card front.
  9. From Gold Foil Sheets, die cut two honeycombs from the Detailed Bee Dies.  Then punch out the pieces and set them aside.  Snip one of the Gold Foil Honeycombs into two pieces.  
  10. Also die cut two hearts from the Gold Foil.
  11. Adhere the honeycombs to the front of the card using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.
  12. Adhere some of the punched out die cut pieces from the honeycombs onto the card front using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  13. Adhere the hearts to the front using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  14. In Memento Ink stamp the sentiment "CELEBRATE every moment" onto the vellum in between the Crushed Curry bee and the Calypso Coral bee.
  15. Attach one of the tiny Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to each of the Bees' antennas.  Voila!

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  1. Beautiful card Valeri . I think I may know the recipient.

  2. This is different and I am loving it....the sponging on the bees is a great idea

  3. I love the way you coloured this card Valerie! And the sentiment can be used for graduations and many other occasions. Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator training Support Program Blog Hop this month.

  4. Such a cheerful card Valerie! The colours really make it! :)

  5. Such a beautiful card! This is one of the first bundles I purchased from the new mini-catalog but haven't used it yet so you have inspired me!

  6. Wowzers this is stunning. I LOVE it