Thursday, March 5, 2009

Just Buzzin By!

Being the avid gardener that I am, I fell in love with the new Stampin Up! set 'Just Buzzin By' the minute I saw it. I just love the faces on the cute little bees and the fun sentiments that go with the set. Plus, the big bee hive is super fun to color!
For my first card, I actually got the idea of putting the bee on top of the honey pot from a card I saw on Splitcoaststampers. But the rest of the card, is all my own idea. The card stock colors are 'Barely Banana', 'Bashful Blue', and 'More Mustard'. I put Crystal Effects on the Honey Pot and all the bees on all the cards have stickles on their wings. The flower is stamped, cut out, and popped up with dimensionals. Ribbon is Stampin Up! 'More Mustard' and American Crafts.
For my second card, I used a layout I also saw on SCS, but I changed the papers. The papers I used are Stampin Up! 'Barely Banana', 'Brocade Blue', 'More Mustard' and 'Bashful Blue' Designer Paper. One of the bees is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

My third card is entirely my original idea. I used the retired Stampin Up! Wheel 'Hollyhock' to create a background behind my bee hive and on the card. I cut out the bee hive and bee and mounted them up on dimensionals, along with the main image panel. Card stock colors are 'Certainly Celery', 'Pretty in Pink', and 'Barely Banana'. Ribbon is Offray.

For this card I used Stampin Up! Designer Paper 'Bashful Blue' for my background. The scalloped edge was created with the Stampin Up! punch. The main image panel is mounted up on dimensionals. Clips, brads, and ribbon were added for embellishment.

My final card uses designer paper from Magnolia and Stampin Up! Cardstock colors 'Wild Wasabi', 'More Mustard', and 'Bordering Blue'. Stampin up ribbon was added for embellishment. The main image panel was mounted up on dimensionals.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing all my 'bee cards' and that it brought some warm, sunny thoughts to those that are still dealing with snow and cold (like me). The craft store I work at officially opened in Eau Claire today. All the team members are so nervous about working on the cashier or cutting table, PRAY FOR US! LOL! I don't work today, but I do work tomorrow and Saturday, so I'll definitely need your prayers! There is just so much to remember and everyone is afraid of doing something wrong.
God bless you all! Amy


  1. Not to worry Amy ... you will do JUST FINE!! After you get that first day under your belt ... it will be a breeze!!

    Now ... the cards!! Adorable ...each and every one of them! Wow ... you certainly got some crafting time in today! Good for you!! They are all so cute! Great job!

  2. Oh my gosh these are all so darling! Every one of them is so cute! I love how you paired it with the flowered jumbo wheel on the one, so clever!

  3. You've already got your money's worth out of that set. Way to go in making five cards from it already. All of them are really terrific in color and design. I especially like the hollyhock one.

    Good luck to you at the store. The first Saturday of a new store opening will probably be hugely busy. But it will make the day go faster.


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