Monday, November 20, 2023


Happy Monday!  This week I am sharing sneak peeks of a new suite of products that will be in the 2024 Jan - April Mini Catalog.  If you are thinking..."WHAT? Spring Mini, already?"  I know, it is a way away, but since it is so cute, I was excited to share it with you!

This particular BEE MINE Suite was an early purchase made available to those demonstrators that participated in OnStage on November 11.    I thought maybe you need a bit of a break from Christmas Cards.  We've been looking at Christmas cards since July, so for this week, let's look at "love" cards for a few days.

Today's card shows the BEE MY VALENTINE Bundle which includes a coordinating BEE BUILDER Punch. I also used the BEE MINE 12 " x 12 Designer Series Paper (DSP), Sweet Sorbet Bordered Ribbon and the Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers -- all which are part of the suite.  In addition the Suite included Square Pillow Boxes -- which I have not played with, yet.

The design was totally CASED from a card we made at the November 11 OnStage Event.  I changed up the DSP, added a Pool Party Layer and the Ribbon, but the layout is exactly the same as the one demonstrated at OnStage.

This card lets the DSP do most of the work.  I used two different patterns on the top and the bottom and did a little stamping on the Pool Party Strip to provide interest and then added the sentiment "You make my heart buzz" with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  

The bee is quick to make.  Just stamp the body with the two-step stamps.  Stamp the wings and antennae with Black Memento and then punch out all the pieces with the BEE BUILDER Punch.  Use a little adhesive to attached the wings and antennae to the back of the body. 

I did add a little pool party color wash to the wings with my Water Painter, but I could just as easily have used the two-step stamp process with the heart stamp that provides color for the wings.  I also like to add a little bit of Wink of Stella on the wings to make them sparkle.

For a FREE tutorial with all the step-by-step directions, click on this link to download a copy.

To dress up the inside of the card I added a little strip of the Petal Pink honeycomb patterned DSP bordered with Pool Party.  The inside sentiment is another stamp from the BEE MINE stamp set.

For a list of the few current products used in addition to the BEE MINE Suite see below.  

Product List

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