Happy Monday, Friends!
Blog Hop Lineup:
Happy Monday, Friends!
Blog Hop Lineup:
Hi Crafty Friends!
Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps and Misti Blog hop!
You should have arrived here from the blog of the Amazing, Lydia Fideler! If you are starting with my blog today, make sure you go back to check out Lydia’s post as she is the first person on the hop!
I was so excited when I found out that we would be working with the kind folks over at My Sweet Petunia. I have had my Misti since they first launched and It is the most used stamping tool in my craft room!
Today I have a fun little project for you. Instead of making a card I decided to make this cute little tissue box that holds those purse/pocket packs of tissue perfectly. I took inspiration from the Honey Bee Logo and the My Sweet Petunia logo for my colors.
Today I will be featuring the Bless Your Heart stamp from Honey bee stamps ( and don’t tell Melissa…. but if you look closely, you might see a couple of stamps from our April release coming up VERY soon! I had to sneak something in 😉 Shhhhh! )
Making the tissue box is super simple if you have a paper trimmer, scoreboard, and scissors.
Cut a piece of Cardstock to 8 inches by 7 1/2 inches. I used a piece of Strathmore mixed media paper. Both because I planned on doing some watercoloring but also this is super sturdy for a tissue box.
Time to score! Start with the 8″ length at the top.
Then turn your paper 90 degrees and score again.
Once you did your scoring, take a bone folder and burnish / crease all of your score marks. Then grab your scissors for some trimming.
to make the cutting easy, I first cut along the score lines on the sides that had the double score line close to each other. then I trimmed away the pieces you see above.
Before I assemble the box I wanted to do my stamping and coloring. Because I am working on a textured surface, the misti tool is even more helpful. Let me show you….
I could have lined this up at the top of the misti but instead I decided to use my creative corners to give it a little push upwards.
You’ll see above that my first stamping didn’t go so great, which is normal for textured papers. I Just re inked and stamped again.
Then I die cut a little hexagon for the tissue opening.
I have a handy little tip for you. Instead of taping your paper down to watercolor. Flip over your misti and attach your projects with magnets to the backside. This will hold your project down while you color or paint.
I sketched out some hexagons with a watercolor pencil by Prima.
Then I water colored the top of my tissue box. The watercolor honeycomb reminded me of the Honey Bee logo and website. I didn’t have a pink Petunia but I did have this cute little daisy (which may or may not be a stamp from a brand new stamp set coming soon) So I painted that pink. Of course my little bee is yellow and black. You can’t tell too well but there is a lot of glitter accents from my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. And I even mixed a little Gold watercolor in my yellow for the honeycomb.
If I tilt it just right you can see just a bit.
After I was done watercoloring I cut two side pieces to 2 1/4″ x 1′ from yellow polka dot paper and two longer side pieces to 4 1/4″ x 1″. I inked the edges of the yellow paper with some Black ink and for the black & white paper I inked it a bit with some Fossilized amber distress oxide ink and then some black distress ink over that.
I adhered those down with some Scor tape and then glued the small long flap and one of the sides together. The other side of the box i left without adhesive so this box could be refilled.
How cute would this be to hand to someone who has some bad spring allergies or a seasonal cold. I think it would make just about anyone smile. I mean look at that cute bee!
I have one more fun “tip” to share with you all. I love my creative corners but I really wasn’t sure how to store them. I wanted to be able to keep them with my Misti and my mini misti and not have the pieces all over the place.
I had this stampin up box and it was just the perfect size. I took a cd sleeve and made a pocket for the inside to hold my mini misti grid paper, my grid transparency and a scrap piece of plastic I use to stamp on sometimes. On the other side my Creative corner pieces fit perfectly!
I cut my packaging to fit on the inside of the stampin up case.
If you don’t have a case like this you could do the same thing with a 5×7 photo case.
Here is a few photos of the final project. What do you think?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Next stop on the hop is the talented Ilina! Buzz on over and show her some love!
Here is a list of everyone participating in today’s hop. Don’t forget to comment at each blog post for a chance to win!
Hello Coffee (and Papercraft) Lovers!
I am excited to be participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog hop for the first time! Today I am creating a project on behalf of KatScrappiness.com. I was inspired by the Seattle stamp set that was designed by Kelly Purkey for Hero arts as well as a Seattle Starbucks gift card.
I have always been a coffee addict but when I moved to the Seattle area about a year and a half ago I REALLY came to love coffee any time of the day! I thought it would be fun to create a coffee gift card holder but I didn’t want to JUST give a gift card, So I created another little special gift using my Seattle stamp set.
This cute little matchbox was created using the WRMK envelope punch board. I used some Doodlebug printed papers from the Gingham collection and the cream and sugar collection. I followed the tutorial for the matchbox HERE and then I added a card on top. Sort of an all-in-one gift!
For the inside of the card, I attached the coffee gift card using a glue dot. I cut a white panel for my message using the second smallest rectangle die in the Kat Scrappiness double stitched rectangle dies. I stamped a sentiment and coffee cup icon in a light grey (Hippo) ink from the Lawn Fawn mini ink pad set, Tropical Island. The stamp set I used here is an older set from Kelly Purkey.
I took the same size stitched rectangle die and die cut a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped a little Seattle scene using that Seattle stamp set pictured above. I then added some watercolor using my zig clean color real brush markers and a waterbrush. After it was dry I went over all of the water and space needle with a clear Spectrum Noir glitter brush marker.
For the inside of the matchbox I added some green sequins, real Starbucks coffee beans, some iridescent cellophane wrap, and a cute pair of coffee cup earrings I made using beads, stamps, and shrink plastic! I haven’t played with shrink plastic since I was a kid and I have to tell you, this was so fun and I am sure I will be making more stamped jewelry in the future!
The stamp set that I used today can be found at KatScrappiness.com. In honor of the Coffee Lovers Blog hop, Kat Scrappiness is giving you 15% off your purchase!!! Use code *SPRINGCOFFEE* at checkout. She even has a special section of the store dedicated to awesome coffee and tea papercrafting items!
How about a little blog candy? Simply subscribe to my blog, and follow me on Instagram HERE. Once you have done that please comment below and let me know your following as well as your favorite Coffee or Tea (I am also a Davids Tea fan!). One lucky winner will get a Starbucks gift card (a Seattle Exclusive card) two versafine ink cubes in Onyx black and Olympia Green, two bags of sequins in a sparkly Starbucks Green shade and a semi-transparent white, some sticky back gems, a new clear sparkle brush marker, and an awesome big Thanks stamp with a matching die set! I am ever so thankful for my followers!
Supplies that I have used in my project today are listed below. Affiliate links are used where available, at no cost to you. Thanks!!
Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our August release Honey Hop!!!
All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new stamp sets and dies! TOMORROW our new release goes live and to celebrate we are showing you some beautiful projects, TODAY!!!
What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our zen florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set). All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.
So Hop along and get ready to BEE inspired!
During our preview days this week I shared two videos. One for each new Alphabet stamp set that Honey Bee Stamps is releasing this friday. I love them both and I am sure you will too.
Brand new Sentiment Alpha!
And the oh so fun Color-Me-Alpha!
and now I have two cards to share! The first one you may of saw this week on social media….
For this card I used the main floral border in the new Zen Florals stamp set. I also used the Smile stamp set and die as well as the Sweet as honey stamp set.
First I used distress ink to blend a light blue background (Tumbled Glass). Then I water colored the floral images. After the watercolor was dry I went over with a clear Spectrum sparkle pen.
I heat embossed a dot pattern on black cardstock and adhered just below the floral border strip. I also embossed the smile die cut and the sentiment that was made up from the smile stamp set as well as the sweet as honey stamp set. Everything was heat embossed using the WOW rich pale gold embossing powder. I popped the smile die cut up on some black adhesive backed foam.
As an added touch, and something I have been doing a lot lately, is taking a coordinating image from the stamp set that I used for the card and stamping it on top of my custom signature stamp. I love how this just ties the entire card together and makes it just a little more special.
I also really like to stamp the envelope to match too.
For my next card I decided to shake things up…. well, Literally. I made a fun shaker card with Honey bee stamps new Zen Bouquet set, Zen Florals set, new gems embellishment pack, and I also added in the jar from the sweet as honey stamp and die set.
I stamped out the various flowers from both zen sets into an arrangement on scratch paper first. Once I was happy with the layout I traced around the jar from the sweet as honey die set. I cut some masks for each of the florals using Simon Says Stamp masking paper. Then I stamped my arrangement using Simon Says Stamp intense black ink.
After everything was stamped. I took my Tim Holtz craft knife (best craft knife I have ever owned, I love this thing!) and I cut around the inside of the honey jar and around the overlapping florals and leaves. This leaves the window for my shaker card. I took a piece of craft foam slightly smaller than my card panel and I cut out the Honey jar from the foam in the same place as the card panel. This leaves the opening a bit larger so that my panel covers the foam completely.
Then I began coloring. I used 3 to 4 shades per color family of copics to color in my images. I used warm grays at the bottom of the jar to ground the image. Once I was finished coloring I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the front panel to act as my window.
Now the fun part …. Wait, it’s all fun, ok ANOTHER fun part…. filling the shaker! If you have seen the sneaks, Honey Bee Stamps came out with these cute little clear gemstones to use in your shakers. I needed shaker bits to look a little bluish like water so I pulled out a tip my dear friend and fellow design team member taught me a year or so ago. You can dye your clear plastic embellishments any color you want with alcohol ink! So I thought why not these cute little gems. I took two shades of Ranger alcohol ink and a couple of plastic baggies and put some gems in each. I then put two drops of the ink in the bag and smooshed it around…. after they were coated well I poured them out on a paper towel and let them dry. here is a closer look at them….
Of course I need to buy more so I can dye these lil babies in every color of the rainbow!! I added some of these to my shaker window along with some clear sequins and some blue confetti. I covered up the opening in the back with a scrap piece of distress cardstock that I used a bit of ink blending on ( Broken china distress ink ) and that I drew in some stems with a green marker. I placed the shaker panel on a piece of Doodlebug green polka dot patterned paper and attached the completed panel to a top fold A-2 cardbase.
And that pretty much does it for my cards today. Thank you so much for hanging in there with my very long post today. I hope you were inspired.
There is lots more fun to be had. Keep on Honey Hoppin to our awesome Guest Designer’s blog, Deepti Stephens!!
Listed below are the links to the products I have used for these projects as well as postcard projects I have done in the past, and planning on doing. Affiliate links may be used, which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I really appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog.
Hey Crafty Friends!
If you have never visited TheCraftyPickle before, Welcome! I was so happy to help Simon out in his first Inklipse blog hop! He has a great hop planned with lots of talent (and of course prizes!) I hope you will follow along with us!
If you have started at my blog first you can start at the beginning HERE
You should have arrived from Jess Gerstner’s blog.
So I have to tell you, I had this big video planned. I recorded my whole process and when I went to edit my video last night…. nada … nope not any footage. Darn it! So I apologize. I will have some more YouTube videos coming VERY soon! You can find my youtube HERE. Subscribe so you don’t miss out on the content I have coming in September! ….. On to today’s card!
I recently got some of Concord and 9th’s new release products from a Simon Says Stamp haul and I was super excited to get to play with them. I just loved the Hugs die that they came out with earlier in the year so of course I got the Thanks die too!
This die is so great for making a card extra special!
Now I have done the hugs die just how Concord & 9ths YouTube video instructed but this time I thought I would cheat a bit with the thanks die… I cut my paper to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 on either side. This was my base. I set that aside and took two pieces of distress precut cardstock and stamped them both with the Barnwood background stamp from Concord and 9th in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I then took an ink blending tool and some gathered twigs Distress ink and blended both card bases.
I set those panels aside for a bit to dry. Then I blended some distress inks on some scrap watercolor paper ( Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, and Crushed Olive) I cut the thanks word out of this scrap of blended cardstock. I then scored each piece of Barnwood stamped Distress paper down the middle. The thanks dies fit right in the grove of my score line and I ran them through my big shot just like that. This left me with two side panels to overlay on the card base side panels. I glued them both down securely using Bee Creative tape. Once that was finished I glued the extra thanks pieces over the base layer of the thanks die cuts. I stamped the heart full of…. sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment builder stamp set in versamark ink and embossed with Pale Gold embossing powder by WOW. Once cool I cut out using a Simon Says Stamp stitched banner die. Finally I cut out some wheat and a leaf from Concord & 9th’s Layering Leaves dies. I colored the die cuts with some wild honey Distress ink and added some pale gold embossing powder to them as well. I glued all the pieces to the front using Multi Medium Matte from Ranger.
I wanted the inside to be special too so I turned it into a gift card holder! First I used my clarity stencil brushes and a Dina Wakley stencil to create a layered leaf background ( Crushed olive and Twisted citron distress inks) Then I stamped my sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Kindness stamp set in the middle of the card base using the Hero Arts Autumn ombre ink pad.
Finally I cut out a little gift card envelope from Mama Elephant’s Venice die set. I had the inside flap match the leaf background of the card base inside and the rest I used an ink blending tool and some wild honey Distress ink. For a finishing touch I added one of the layering leaves to the envelope flap. The envelope was glued down to the base using Bee Creative tape.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! Your next stop in the blog hop is Crafty Max!
Listed below are the links to the products I have used for this project. Affiliate links may be used, this means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I really appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog.
Thank you again for stopping by. Check back here next week for Honey Bee Stamps Honey Hop on Thursday Aug 25th!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hi and welcome to Honey Bee Stamps 1st birthday blog hop!!!
Thanks for joining us on our week-long birthday celebration! Today the designers are featuring the brand new stamp set “Happy Everything” with a sweet little kit put together by designer Lisa Cisneros. We have lots planned for you this week and of course lots of prizes! Just leave a comment on our designer’s blogs along your hop for your chance to win!
You should have arrived here from Holly’s Blog, but if not click HERE to start at the beginning!
Here is a photo of the kit we got to work with along with the Happy Everything stamp set:
For my project I wanted to do a little something different with the stamping. Did you know that if you own a foiling machine or laminator, you can actually foil your stamping work?
All you need to do is do your stamping with a very good black ink. Using a stamp positioner like the MISTI tool can really help. If you miss any spots in your stamping be sure to go over it with a marker or a fine tip pen.
Then take your stamped paper and photocopy onto cardstock using a toner based printer or photocopier. Your image is ready for foiling! Note: This should ONLY be for personal use due to copyright, do not share your photocopy images with others.
That is exactly what I did in my project below. You can see the aqua colored foil in the close up photo. I love how it shimmers right along with all the sequins in the shaker card.
I hope my little tip got your creative wheels-a-turnin’! I know that I want to foil ALL THE THINGS now! LOL.
I sure hope you had fun hopping along with us today for Honey Bee Stamps very first birthday blog hop. Make sure you have left a comment below as well as one on every designer’s page and of course the honey bee blog as well. Keep checking back on the Honey Bee Blog all week long for more inspiration and new products…. better yet join the Facebook party HERE for your chance to win lots of awesome prizes.
Welcome to another TCP blog hop!
Today our creative team will be sharing with you their take on a sketch created by our very own designer, Treasa!
This is the fantastic sketch she created for us:
How would you like to win a “Year of Flair?” There are two ways to win! Enter both ways to improve your chances! First, Leave a little love on each of the designer’s blogs as you hop along. Every comment gets you an entry into the drawing for the flair. Second, Participate by creating your own take on our sketch and link us in the comments to your photo (Can be posted on your blog, Flickr, Photobucket, Etc…) It can be any type of project, however the sketch inspires YOU. International friends are welcome to participate as well! You have until Wednesday Feb. 25th to enter. Winner will be announced on TCP’s blog on Friday Feb.27th
Winner will receive 12 monthly sets of TCP flair valued at over $50.00
On with the hop!
First up is Alicia!
If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.
Don’t forget to comment on the TCP blog too!
Thank you all for taking part in The Crafty Pickle Blog hop! Here are our lucky winners!
First Place goes to Kim A!
Second Place goes to Jenn C!
Third place goes to Shari D!
Winners, Please contact me at TaniesaCTMH@gmail.com and let me know which products you would like with your gift certificates!
Welcome to The Crafty Pickle blog hop!
Today our creative team will be sharing with you ideas on using Flair, Sequins, Close To My Heart stamps, and more.
Make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop along for extra chances at winning some fabulous prizes. You have until Friday November 21st to comment and winners will be announced on Monday November 24th!
First Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to The Crafty Pickle etsy shop
Second Prize: $15 Gift Certificate to my Close To My Heart store
Third Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to The Crafty Pickle etsy Shop
Prepare to be inspired by our awesome, creative crafty pickle team!
First up is Alicia!
If you get lost along the way here is the order of the hop.
Then back to The Crafty Pickle blog to leave your final comment!
Hi Crafty Friends!
Today I have teamed up with Scrap your Scraps to share some ideas using Flair buttons! I wanted to share two different ideas using some brand new Flair that I just added to The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store.
First up is a thank you gift card holder that I made using my silhouette and a flair from the Cozy Fall Set. I adore Autumn and pumpkin spice latte’s are my favorite!
I used some cardstock I had on hand and cut out the card design on my Silhouette using design # 29511
I die cut a tag from some cardstock scraps I had, added a little bit of decorative trim and attached it with a little clothes pin. I attached the PSL (pumpkin spice latte) button with some tombo xtreme adhesive. You could also use a button from the Starbucks flair set too, I just wanted to go for an autumn feel with this card.
The inside has room for the coffee gift card as well as a little room to write a personal message.
Once it was all finished I slipped the card into a clear envelope and tossed in some of the exclusive autumn mix sequins from The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop for a little added fun touch.
Next up I have a project life card that I am sure anyone can find use for in their album, Mine is usually inspired by one of my teenage boys dodging the camera. For this card I am using the Photo Not Available flair from the Everyday Photo #2 set
To make this card I took a white piece of heavy cardstock that was in my scrap pile and cut out the camera design on my silhouette (Design #41015) The design called for several shades of gray but I only had two shades on hand so I just cut everything out of the white cardstock and colored the pieces with my copic markers (N8, N6, N4, N2, Y15, and Y19) I also used my wink of stella glitter pen and my Stardust gelly roll pen by Sakura
I attached a few sequins (that are always included in my flair packages) and attached the Photo Not Available flair with some Tombo Xtreme adhesive. The base card is a Becky Higgins Project Life grid card.
As you can see above my flair has a very low profile making it ideal for page protectors of all types, especially pocket pages. It’s about the same dimension as chipboard or thickers.
If you haven’t visited The Crafty Pickle Etsy shop recently you might be surprised to find over 30 new flair sets including our new color patterned pop collection and some special limited edition sequins mixes.
Make sure you Stop by the Scrap your Scraps blog for even more flair inspiration, Not to mention a fun giveaway from The Crafty Pickle Etsy Store too!!!