Saturday, July 11, 2015

Honey Bunches

I graduated from & worked at the University of Baltimore (UB) & I always enjoy their yearly Alumni magazine. The most recent issue's back cover was a giant photo of bees; I couldn't resist keeping it and using it with my newly-acquired Bee Sizzix Triplet die set.

The jar digi stamp is from Melonheadz, and the digi sentiment is from Meljen's Designs. The banner was cut with a die from a•muse studio's Cupcake Toppers set. I printed the jar on white paper & vellum. I fussy-cut both, coloring the lid with a Copic marker and glitter pen. I heat-embossed the back of the vellum jar with transparent yellow powder.

For the honeycomb border & fuzzy bee, I used the same techniques as in my Honeycomb Tunnel Card, except this time I used recycled box cardboard instead of coasterboard. The shiny yellow, honeycomb-embossed paper is actually scrap from a previous project. I cut the frame with a Pagemakers die. I added some drops of Glossy Accents to the corners.

I had lots of fun making this card, and gave it to my husband as a "just because" card. I'm lucky to be married to someone who understands how much love is put into my creations.

Crafting By Designs: Re-Use/Recycle (image from a magazine & cardboard)
Crafty Sentiment Designs: Sweet
Mojo Monday: Sketch #405
Polkadoodles: Add Some Embossing (heat & dry embossing)

Thank you for visiting & for inspiring my crafting,


  1. Oh wow this is a wonderful creative take on the sketch. Adore the bee theme.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. This is so cool looking - great use of the college magazine - worked perfectly for this card.

  3. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  4. Such a fun card. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  5. what a clever idea! Thank you for joining in the 'add a little embossing' challenge over at Polkadoodles this fortnight x


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