Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps and Ellen Hutson SUNSHINE blog hop! You should have arrived here from the blog of the lovely, Nichol. If you are starting the hop on my blog be sure to go to the Honey Bee Stamps blog or Ellen Hutson Classroom to hop along from the beginning!
Make sure you read all the way through for details on how you could win one of two $30 gift certificates to Ellen Hutson!
I have absolutely fallen in love with the Sending Sunshine stamp and die set designed by Honey Bee Stamps for Ellen Hutson, as well as some coordinating items from Honey Bee stamps! I created quite a few cards using this new release in no time at all. Let me show you a few.
First is a fun ” You are my sunshine” this card features a shaker sun center using the Honey Bee Stamps Partly Cloudy die set and the new Sunny Day sequins mix. The small frame around the sun circle made this shaker come together quickly. (Affiliate links used where available at no cost to you, thank you for supporting this blog)
The fun thing about this card is that the sun rays actually spin!
I assembled the layers using a paper fastener (aka brad) which allows the top two layers to spin around. My daughter who loves her fidget spinner, loved playing with this card and I think it would be great for any tween or teen!
Stamps are from Sending Sunshine stamp set as well as the Ray of sunshine stamp.
Next card is a simple ink blended rainbow for an inspirational ray of sunshine!
First, I created a shaker card using foam and the a-2 sunburst cover plate die. I added my Sunny day sequins to the center and then covered with acetate. I cut the A-2 cover plate from glitter and white cardstock. For the white piece I taped off sections and used my distress inks to build a rainbow from the center of the sun. once that was done I layered that over the shaker foam layer and then pieced in the glitter rays. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Ray of sunshine stamp set. I did some simple die cut inlay for the “sunshine” word. both from glitter cardstock. To finish it off I added some Bokeh lights confetti with my Silver Moondust Nuvo glitter drops. I love how you can see a bit of sparkle though the confetti.
The last card I have for you is one that takes a bit of time but can be well worth the time spent. This is a pop up box card with a little handmade gift included too!
To make the box I followed THIS tutorial which was super easy! I covered the front flap with strips of colored cardstock and then trimmed away any excess. I took some Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste and spread a thin layer over all the cardstock strips and let try. Once the glitter was dry I cut a cloud border using the Honey Bee Stamps cloud border dies and glued to the bottom of the rainbow. I cut this from white glitter cardstock and I also cut pieces to go around the outside of the box. the inside of the box has 4 layers and in between the front flap and the first layer I attached a bit of cotton to give a fluffy cloud look.
The back panel of the box card is the sunburst cover plate die cut pieces together and glued on that back piece. This gave the box extra stability too. I set the almost finished box aside and went to work on some cute planner clips for a friend who loves to decorate in her planner.
I cut felt pieces from the partly cloudy die set… the sun as well as the largest cloud in the set. I cut three pieces of each. I glued the ribbon on one layer and then once dry I sandwiched the other two pieces around the ribbon covered pieces and hand stitched them together. I am not the best when it comes to stitching and sewing but it was a lot of fun to make. I did sew the large paper clip to the middle layers before stitching all the way closed.
I added a row of sequins along the bottom of the cloud, each by hand, from the Honey Bee Stamps cloudy day sequins mix.
once finished I clipped these both into the layers of the box card.
Because this can be quite bulky I thought about making a band of sorts to go around the closed box for mailing. I took a piece of 12×12 cardstock and wrapped it around the box to make sure it fit ok and then using a heavy-duty tape I glued the two ends together.
To decorate the band I stamped a sentiment using the Sending Sunshine stamp set, Ray of sunshine stamp, The happiness stamp set and the simple sentiments stamp set. I also cut a cloud using the stitched cloud border dies and The sun is just from a circle die cut.
It was a really fun gift to put together. I am already thinking of more things I can do with the box card idea not to mention more fun felt paper clips!
That is all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by to view my projects. I hope you found them inspiring. To win one of two $30 gift certificates to Ellen Hutson, simply just comment below on this post and the other designers in the blog hop as well. I am the last stop in the blog hop but if you missed anyone don’t worry, you can head HERE to the honey bee stamps blog and get the entire line up.
If you missed my video highlighting all of the great new Sending Sunshine products you can check out that post HERE and watch my video showing all the products mentioned today and more.
Supplies used are listed below (affiliate links where available at no cost to you)
Shop All the products mentioned in this post at:
Honey Bee Stamps or Ellen Hutson LLC
Sending Sunshine Stamp set
Ray of Sunshine
Sunburst A-2 Coverplate die and Stencils
Stitched Cloud Border dies and Partly Cloudy die set
NEW Buzz word dies (Sparkle, Ampersand, Shine, and Bright)
Honey Bee Stamps SUNSHINE bundle
Ellen Hutson exclusive bundle only
Sunny Day and Cloudy Day sequin mix
42 thoughts on “I’ve got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day…. Honey Bee Stamps and Ellen Hutson BLOG HOP!”
These are all so precious, love the spinning sunshine shaker, it is my favorite of the cards.
WOW You have got creativity bursting with each project. AWESOME ideas!
Oh my goodness! So much creativity bursting out of your post today! I’m completely blown away by all of your cards, especially the spinner card and the pop-up box with the felt clips. Those would be neat as little barrettes also – hmm, you have my creative wheels turning! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your creative projects with us and for your inspiration!
Wow, I’m in awe of your energetic explosion of creativity. All your projects are wonderful but I especially love the spinning shaker card.
Oh my goodness!!! You’re great!!! All your creations are absolutely STUNNING!!! I’m totally in love for the awesome spinning sunshine shaker card!!! It’s so cool!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
What a beautiful variety you’ve come up with. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
The first card is my favorite
Are you serious… You are so talented… still trying to figure out how you made the figet spinner card!
Wow–you have been very busy and creative!
The spinning sun is a clever idea.
Anytime you can come up with an innovative
way to move something – the kids (and adults)
will be thrilled.
The cards are all fantastic.
thanks for sharing.
I love your spinner card!!
Taniesa, you certainly know how to “pull up the rear”! For being the last on the hop you sure closed it with a bang! Your cards are ALL phenomenal! From you amazing spinner/shaker all the way through to your pop up box with the felt clips…ALL STUNNING! Very well done!
These are all beautiful, fun creations.
Wow !!! Such an amazing bundle of beauties !! I want them all.
Wonderful group of cards, and I enjoyed the photo props. You have given me so much inspiration.
Oh my gosh you are so creative and so talented!!!! I amazed with all the different things you made!! I love everything!
Holy cow!!! What a lot of awesomeness all at once. Happy factor on overload. And how fun is the interactive one. Yikes
All of your items are just outstanding.
What a wonderful way to end the hop!
Thank you for sharing your talents!
Your cards and clips are breathtaking but Oh My Gosh!!!!!! The spinning shaker is absolutely the highlight of the whole hop! Love it!
Wow these cards are amazing. I love all of them but my favourite is the second card especially with the Yellow sequin shaker centre.
Wow you have been busy. Love the new idea for shaker card and the pop-up card.
What great cards! I love the spinner!
WOW! Your cards are spectacular. Love the spinning sunburst.
OMG! The sun spins! So cool! I also love the sparkle and shine from the glitter and sequins on your cards 🙂
WOW! All of these cards are amazing!! That spinny shaker thing is SO fun…but those rainbow sun rays? THOSE made my heart happy! ♥♥♥ Amazing job!
Wow, this is awesome!
Love the box card and
the clips are so neat
Carla from Utah
Beautiful cards, wow, so much inspiration!
Wow! All of your cards are amazing! I think your first shaker card is the most fun shaker card I’ve ever seen! Kids and adults would have fun playing with it!!
You really went above and beyond with these amazing project. Love them all!!
Goodness! Cuteness overload! I still find that spinner mesmerizing!!
Taniesa, this is my first visit to your blog… I know! where the heck have I been??? The Crafty Pickle is SUCH a fun name!
I am overwhelmed by your creativeness! You spin me round, round baby – right round!!!
Love the gorgeous colours on all your projects.
Fabulous projects with these fun collaboration products! Love the felt clips and your box card! Delightful projects with a fun and cheery look! Love the colors!
WOW! What a great post, love all your fun creative projects.
I love all of your cards. The spinner card is super cool and the popup box is really fun. Love how you did the cloud with rain and the sum.
Wow, your creations are all so beautiful! I can’t pick a favorite as each one is as great as the last! Those planner clips are sure cute, tho!
gorgeous! :))) Wonderful projects !
Wow! These are labor intensive but really cute!!
The spinning sun center is fabulous and fun. Thanks for sharing