Red, White, and Blue Week!

I’m so excited to share a bit of news and a challenge with you! This week over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog is “Red, White, & Blue Week!” Designers will be sharing their project using this color palette.

RWB Color Palette

Of course it ties in with the 4th of July festivities but it does not have to be an Independence Day or Americana project, It can be anything using any types of products (not just Honey Bee Stamps)

This fun will run starting Today, Monday 6/27 Thru Monday 7/4. During this week, the Design Team will be posting their creations using the Red, White & Blue color theme and you will have a chance to participate in the fun (not to mention have a chance at winning a prize!)

THE CHALLENGE

We would love to challenge our customers, friends & crafty kids to play along with us. Share your creations on the Honey Bee Stamps Website, Honey Bee Stamps Facebook Page or on Instagram using the hashtag #HBSChallenge so that we can see everything you create!  We challenge you to share anything crafty (cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media). While we love to see you use Honey Bee Stamp products, they are not required to participate. The color palate above is just a starting off point. It can be ANY shades of red, white, and blue.

I will be playing along too! Both here on my blog and on my instagram account as well as on the Honey Bee Stamps blog. Look for a few fun projects from me and the rest of the Honey Bee design team!

Have a FANTASTIC week, my friends!

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa Vlasak for Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Birthday Honey Bee Stamps!!!

Hi and welcome to Honey Bee Stamps 1st birthday blog hop!!!

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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:

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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.

TheCraftyPickle.com for Honey Bee Stamps

TheCraftyPickle.com for Honey Bee Stamps

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.

Happy Hopping!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com