5- Introducing Honey Bees

By May 9, 2008Just Cards

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Candice is currently away in sunny Mexico marrying her soul mate!  But in the months leading up to her wedding, she prepared this bee-autiful stamp set for all of you!  I have always loved that Candice has a way of combining whimsy & elegance all into one amazing package with each and every image. This set is definitely no exception!

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For my project I decided to combine Candice’s new set with one of my older favorites, Sweet Love.  While playing around I found that the smallest bee in Honey Bees fit together perfectly with the nugget label from Sweet Love.  I searched my entire studio over and realized I had NO labels to stamp on!  So I started experimenting with what I could do differently.  As always, when put in a position to make do, you often make the most fun discoveries!  I cut a strip of white cardstock measuring 1-1/8 inch wide and 5-1/2 inches long.  I stamped the reverse label image from Sweet Love with Summer Sunrise ink.  I then scored a line just above and below the label image, creating a professional looking edge. 

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By adding a strip of adhesive down the center back of the cardstock strip, I was easily able to wrap it around a pair of nuggets.  You could also do this with other pairs of candies that have a square shape.

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I knew that I wanted to create a whole ensemble around my coordination discoveries, so I paired one of the larger bees from Honey Bees with the reverse oval stamp from Sweet Love.  I punched it out with a Giga scalloped oval punch and scored a line through the middle, being sure to omit the portion with the bee. 

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For the cute little 3×4 gift card, I heat embossed Polka Dot Basics onto chocolate cardstock with clear embossing powder, creating an accent strip.  After the accent strip was attached to the card, I scored directly above and below the strip to accent it.  To finish the mini card up, I tied Summer Sunrise satin ribbon around the card and added chocolate brads to the focal point.

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The pair of nuggets fit perfectly inside one of our small hinged tins, making a wonderful presentation.  A wrap for the tin was created with scraps leftover from creating the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!  Why don’t you play around with using a score line as an accent on a project today.  It is quick & easy and matches anything!

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Be sure to drop by Taylor’s blog today to see what she has done with Candice’s Honey Bees stamp set.  You won’t want to miss out on how she combined the images with her signature style!

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Stamps: (bees & sentiment) Honey Bees, (oval & nugget images) Sweet Love, (dotted background) Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Summer Sunrise & Burnt Umber Palette Inks, Versamark for embossing
Paper: Stamper’s Select White from Papertrey, Chocolate from Bazzill
Ribbon: Summer Sunrise Satin Ribbon
Other: Small Hinged Tin, Tag Punch from McGill, Clear Detail Embossing Powder from Ranger, brown brads from Paper Studio

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