whether you’re needing to send “bee-lated” birthday greetings, remind someone to “bee-lieve” in themselves, or simply let someone know you’ll “bee” thinking about them, you’ve not only accomplished your act of kindness through remembering and touching the hearts of friends and loved ones with your creative projects, but you’ve refreshed your soul and refocused your heart as well!
Join us in spreading joy and “bee-autiful” creations with the new Sweet as Honey Collection by Heartfelt Creations! “Swarming” with stunning illustrations of whimsical honey bees, charming hives and “bee-autious” garden scenes, this fun and lighthearted collection is ideal for creating projects for a multitude of occasions and is sure to capture the hearts of the young and the young at heart! A bright and happy hued paper collection will fill your soul with rays of warm sunshine yellows, bright sky blues and rich golden honey colors, while boasting captivating honeycomb patterns, happy hexagons, delightful polka dots, perfect plaids and dreamy florals! An assembling of three “bee-coming” cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies provide endless inspirations with a “bee-autiful” colony of honey bee maidens, whimsical hives and sweet sentiments ideal for pairing with honeycomb die cuts! So, now that you know what all the “buzz” is about, join us in “bee-ing” Sweet as Honey and sharing “bee-autiful” art from the heart wherever you go!
Here is my project for today.....
Heartfelt Creations Supplies used -
HCDP1-291 Sweet as Honey Paper Collection
HCD1-7183 Honey Bee Maidens Die
HCD1-7184 Honey Bee Bungalows Die
HCD1-7185 Sweet as Honey Die
HCPC-3831 Sweet as Honey Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-7181 Backyard Blossoms Die
HCPC-3827 Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3828 Garden’s Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7182 Garden’s Edge Coneflower Cling Die
HCD1-745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday Die
HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die
RACP962 -Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Fern Green
RACP499 – Ranger Archival Pad – Plum
RACP482 – Ranger Archival Pad – Olive
RACP005 – Ranger Archival Pad – Sunflower
RACP475 -Ranger Archival Pad – Library Green
RACP505-Ranger Archival Pad – Sepia
RACP524- Ranger Archival Pad – Vibrant Fuchsia
HCD1-7173 Small Sweet Peony Die
HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
71083 ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Concord
Other Supplies used -
White Cardstock, Blue Cardstock, Stickles, Clear Dry Glue, Twine, Green Dry Moss, 3D Foam tape, Shaker hexagonal chippie, Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Glass Beads, Yellow Acrylic Color, Double sided tape.
For more tips on creating with the Sugar Hollow collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/ymZQYi2NqKk.
Take white cardstock 12 x 12, score at 4 inch and 8 inch both vertically and horizontally. Cut and remove the corner squares so that the final shape resembles a ‘plus’ sign .Fold on all the score lines to make the base of the explosion box.
For creating pockets take two 4 ½ x 4 ½ white cardstock, cut diagonally creating a triangle , score at ½ inch both vertically and horizontally , apply double sided tape on ½ inch scored area. Overlap two triangles from the center and attach on to the two opposite flaps of explosion box base for creating pockets.
For making the lid cut white cardstock 6- ¼ x 6- ¼ inch, score at 1 inch from all the four sides. Cut along the horizontal score lines till 1 inch area, apply double sided tape and attached to the center flap. Mat the white cardstock first with blue cardstock and then with pattern paper, leaving 1/4 inch border.
Die cut white cardstock twice with Festive Holiday Die, distress the edges with Archival ink Saffron and adhere in the center of the explosion box with clear dry glue.
For creating the center pot die cut white cardstock two times with Window box die from the Window Box Elements Die set, attach the two parts together with double sided tape. Color the pot using Archival ink Saffron and Sepia and adhere in the center as shown.
Stamp the filler flowers from Garden’s Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp set with Archival ink Plum and Library green, die cut using coordinating die and color using Archival ink Vibrant Fuchsia, Olive and Fern Green. Arrange the flowers around the pot and fill up the center with green moss.
For the sides of the explosion box first die cut the honey bee images using coordinating Honey Bee Maidens Die. Next die cut the honey pot and bungalow images using coordinating Honey Bee Bungalows Die. Also die cut house image using Sweet as Honey Die.
Stamp big flower from Backyard Blossoms Cling Stamp Set using Archival Ink Plum and Library Green, die cut using coordinating die and color with Archival ink Plum, Sunflower, Sepia, Fern Green and Olive.
Stamp Ferns from Backyard Blossoms and Garden’s Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp Set using Archival ink library green, die cut using coordinating die and color with Archival ink Fern, Olive, Saffron and Colorbox Chalk ink - Concord.
Also stamp filler flowers from Backyard Blossoms Stamp set with Archival ink Plum and Library Green, die cut using coordinating die and color using Archival ink Vibrant Fuschsia, Fern Green and Olive.
Cut tags and sentiment tickets from the paper collection using Luggage and Tags Die. Mat the sentiment tickets with blue cardstock.
Once all the elements are ready arrange them on the four sides of the explosion box as shown.
For decorating the top of the explosion box, Frame the bee image from the paper collection using 3d hexagonal shaker chippie, fill it up with glass beads and color the outside with yellow acrylic paint. Die cut pattern paper using Honey comb die from Sweet as Honey Die set. Stamp small flowers from Sweet peony Collection using Colorbox ink – Concord, die cut using coordinating die and color using Archival ink Cobalt and Concord ink. Arrange all the elements as shown and adhere with clear dry glue.
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