Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Bee's Knees

Don't fall off your chair, but YES, this is the third post from me this week!

There are birthdays, weddings and baby's all around so I kicked my card making into high gear. I can't very well show up to all these events with store bought cards now can I? Now my smarty pants son would tell me that I "can" but "choose" not to. Semantics!!

I used the I Love Honey image by Penny Johnson to make this card and gift set for my friend Lynn's birthday last week.

I was totally inspired by the milk carton die creations seen here and here. That SU milk carton die makes such great projects, I loved that there was an idea out there I had yet to see or try. Now I will say that the brown "sleeve" around the outside was a bit putzy to get right, I think I re-did the score lines 3 times before I had a snug enough fit for my liking. When I first saw the samples, I made one that I covered with DP but in my mind I saw a bee hive. The honeycomb stamp is a Scrapblock from CHF but inked up bubble wrap can also make a good alternative. The chocolate panel on the card is embossed with a Cuttlebug bee folder. I altered the tag on the honey pot so I could add in my own sentiment. To omit the words on the original image, I just colored the outline of the tag with a black marker, stamped it onto a piece of scrap paper and cut it out. It is attached with dimensionals for lift.

The box held a handful of dark chocolate Dove candy. I suppose some Bit 'O Honey candy would have carried the theme through even better. Maybe next time!

Tonight my mother arrives from Germany for a visit. Hubby and the boys will be driving to Toronto to pick her up. I will be at a training for work all day ;(. Then we will get packed up for a week at the lake. I do have some creations left to show you, so stay tuned.

Thanks for buzzing by!


Lisa Kind said...

What an adorable card and I love that container! Totally cool!

printed golf balls said...

what a gorgeous card, You used only three colors of brightness and contrast color, I really impressed with your creation. Well, You done a very unique work.

Marg Roswell said...

Your beehive is absolutely stunning. Would you share a tutorial for the rest of us.
I would love to try it. Please