Stampin' Blends

Honey Bee Bundle & the Golden Honey DSP

Yes, I am posting another sample using the Honey Bee bundle  (January-June 2020 Mini Catalog aka JJ20MC) and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP (Sale-A-Bration 2020 aka SAB 2020).  These products are a  joy to create with. 

Today's Festive Friday Challenge is #50, #FF50!!  The festivity that is inspiring the Inspo list for #FF50 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, which is celebrated on January 31.  

FF50 Inspire your art with heart

I love the Inspo list which makes it easy to participate in the challenge.  I chose rainbows, stitching, and die cuts.

ASID-FF50 (1)

Here's how I made this card.

  • Basic Black cs- 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4".  Whisper White cs 4" x 5-1/4" adhere to the inside of the card
  • 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" Black & White Striped pattern from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP
  • Color the white stripes in rainbow colors (ROYBGIV) I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather.  All are the light Stampin' Blends except for Coastal Cabana-Stampin' Write Marker)  I just realized my rainbow is not in ROYGBIV order!
  • Cut the rainbow stripe at 1/2" and trim it to 5-1/4" and adhere it to the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the 2" x 5-1/2" strip to the front of the card. 
  • Cut 3 Whisper White scallop stitched rectangles using the #3 (#1 being the smallest) rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Adhere them to the front of the card
  • Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink 1 each of the flowers. Cut out using the Detailed Bee Dies.
  • Color the flowers using the Daffodil Delight & Shaded Spruce Light Stampin' Blends.
  • Tie a black ribbon around the card and tie a bow.
  • Adhere the flowers to the rectangles using Mini Stampin' Dimensional
  • Cut a stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes #3 circle die (#1 being the smallest circle) in Whisper White. 
  • Cut a large bee in Basic Black using the Detailed Bee dies.   Glue down the body, legs, head on the stitched circle, leaving the wings free.  Color in the body using the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Light Stampin' Blends
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Honey Bee stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Stamp the large bee in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color in the body using a Daffodil Delight Light Stampin' Blend.  Attach the bee to the inside of the card.



I hope you will join in the fun of the Festive Friday Challenges.  We would love to see your card, 3-D, layout in the gallery!

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Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon
Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

Hanging Garden Thank You

The Hanging Garden stamp set was first seen in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  I was happy that it carried over into the 2018-19 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  


I used a variety of Stampin' Blends to color the baskets.  Coloring is quick and easy using the Blends. There is still no definite date as to when the new Stampin' Blend colors will be arriving.  I hope it will be soon!  .  

The paper I used is part of the Subtles 6" x 6" DSP, which you know I think is a must have in every Color Collection.  Yes, I used the Solid Basic Black Baker's Twine, again.  I think I am becoming very predictable!


I almost forgot to mention that cute little black jewel, which is part of the Faceted Dots embellishments.  The Faceted Dots come in 4 colors, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron and in 3 sizes.  I used the smallest size Basic Black Faceted Dot.

If you still aren't sure you need this stamp set here are a couple of other cards I made HERE and HERE.

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Hanging Garden... Just Hanging Around

I found a box full of bits and pieces of projects that just needed to be finished.   The last time I cleaned up my craft table these pieces must have been gathered up and put in this box with the thought that they would all be in one place, which would make it easier for me to pull them out and complete.  Sounds reasonable but apparently it doesn't work for me since I totally forgot about the box and its contents.


This Hanging Garden card was totally done except for the sentiment.  I can remember thinking it needed something so I put it to the side which is how it ended up just hanging around.  I think it still may need something but right now I am considering it done and hope that the person who I send it to will like it.


The Hanging Garden set is a fun one.  The images are quick to color.  Love the look of the hanging baskets.   Recently  I went to an event and there were lots of hanging plants with macrame holders!  Talk about a flashback.  These basket images are right on trend.  The sentiments are great and they have used a lot.  Here's another sample using the Hanging Garden stamp set.  Need your own set?  I would love to have you shop with me!

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Color Me Happy and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

In honor of the debut of the new Stampin' Blends (Stampin' Up!  alcohol markers)  I decided to use them for my Create with Connie and Mary design team card. 

Here is the sketch for this week.


Here s what I made inspired by the sketch


Are you wondering what stamp set these cute little lanterns are from?  This set is called Color Me Happy. The Color Me Happy stamp set can also be purchased as part of a kit.  I colored in the lanterns using the Pumpkin Pie and Pool Party Stampin'Blends.   The great thing about Stampin' Blends is that they are meant to blend, which means no more marker lines!  It is easy to make highlights and shadowing using these markers.  

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.  I know you will be amazed at all the different ways the sketch was used.  I hope you too will join in the challenge.

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