Happy Monday (or Tuesday), my friends! I was ready to post today’s card using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle, but I decided at the last minute to doublecheck the Inventory Status Report. The retiring Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set is sold out already, so I quickly “reworked” my card using the Honeybee Home Bundle from the January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. First, though, here’s my original strawberry card.
I think it would have been a fun card for class, but my honeybee card is fun too.
I decided to use the honeybees on the hollyhocks instead of having them stand alone like the strawberries. Don’t they look happy gathering all that nectar?
First, I stamped the three bees and the hollyhocks using the Stamparatus, then die-cut them with the coordinating Honeybee Blooms Dies. If you bundle the stamps and dies, you will save 10% over the price of purchasing them individually. And the good news – the bundle (and discount!) will be carrying over to the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.
I colored the bumblebees with Daffodil Delight and Basic Black Stampin’ Blends. I also added a little Clear Wink of Stella to their wings. I may have gone a little overboard with the Daffodil Delight. These look a bit like yellow jackets, but trust me – they’re honeybees.
The flowers are colored with Polished Pink and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the flowers along the bottom directly onto the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP). You can get this paper as a host credit with a qualifying order or party, but it’s retiring with the new catalog. That means, of course, that by the time you read this, it could be sold out. This paper has black and white designs on one side and bright, colorful images on the other. I colored the stamped flowers with Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.
The sentiment is also stamped directly on the DSP. It’s best to use the Stamparatus for this (and the small flowers), so you can stamp them multiple times.
I just “got” the sentiment on this card. Honeybees are the nicest bees, aren’t they? I certainly couldn’t have used that sentiment with wasps or hornets! Those little guys can be mean just to be mean.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!