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Hi Crafty Friends!!

The Honey Bee Stamps Cheerful Love Release is now available in the store.

To celebrate the new release, we are having a two day blog hop called Cheerful Love. So please hop along with us both days to be inspired!

Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment to be entered to win!!! We will be giving away two $50 gift cards to the Honey Bee Stamps store, one from each day. The winners will be posted on our blog Tuesday, February 27th.

Here is a video of the full release!

Hello everyone!! AmyR here with Prairie Paper & Ink with a card and video to get this blog hop started!!

I used the new Penny the Platypus stamp set to create this fun birthday card. I started by stamping and masking the balloon and string images from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Distress Watercolor cardstock. I then used my three “go-to” Distress Ink colors to watercolor the balloons in rainbow order.

I went over the balloons with the Tonic Nuvo Glitter Gloss Brush Pen to add a bunch of shimmer and sparkle.

Penny was stamped onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb card stock with Copic-friendly ink and coloured in with Copic markers. I added highlights with a white gel pen then die cut her with the coordinating Honey Cuts die. I LOVE that the die also cuts around her hands so that you can easily tuck any of the images from the Penny the Platypus stamp set to make it look as if she’s holding them!

I’d stamped and watercolored a gift with the same colors as the balloons and used that for her to hold.

I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the new Cheerful Sentiments stamp set and added that to the card with foam tape.

I finished off the inside of the card with sentiments from the Cheerful Sentiments stamp set and that was it!

To see how this card came together check out my video below:

Thanks so much for joining me today and make sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop!

Day 1 Lineup:

Honey Bee Stamps

                                          Emily Midgett‘s blog is next <—-click!

Kelley Kohout

Jo Ann Danchik

Carly Minner

Carrie Bryant

Carol Hintermeier

Ilda Dias

All the supplies used for my card are linked here at the end of the post. Don’t forget to check back in

tomorrow for Day 2 of the hop!


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89 responses to “Cheerful Love Blog Hop Day One”

  1. Melanie says:

    Gorgeous new stamps! Love the fox theme, and that sentiment “Foxy”…I bet Jennifer McGuire is going to adore that one!!!

  2. ANDREA HASTILOW says:

    Typical me started with the middle of hop. Great card, such cheerful colours on balloons, just from 3 inks as well. Penny is very cute and I must admit I have fallen for her so another to my craft I must have list lol. Thank you for showing.

  3. amy says:

    Oh so cute, lovin’ that platypus!

  4. Joy Moss says:

    I LOVE the Honey Bee stamp collections of phrases!!! I’ve collected quite a few of them and love having the ability to mix and match different words from them.
    Amy’s card is adorable and her coloring work on the platypus is gorgeous!

  5. Mel H says:

    I love this great release. The little platy is so cute.

  6. Denise Warren says:

    So cute! Great happy, cheerful card.

  7. Valerie Breingan says:

    A lot of happy in this release.Love it all!

  8. Dale says:

    So sweet!

  9. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love your wonderful video – love the masking technique and the cute platypus:)

  10. such a cute card, I love the colourful balloons against the platypus, and the rainbow coloured gift is a perfect accessory for him! Thanks so much for sharing, inspiring, and for the fun blog hop, too!

  11. Oliev says:

    Such a cute birthday card, adorable platypus:-)

  12. Teri S. says:

    Thank you for the video Amy! Your card is so cute & coloured so very well. I think the platypus & the foxes are just adorable.

  13. Cynthia D says:

    Oh, what a cute card and thanks for the video!

  14. Lori says:

    That platypus is so cute! Love your card!

  15. Lisa A creations says:

    What a cute new release! I love the foxy foxes!

  16. Denise says:

    I have already ordered Penny the Platypus. She is adorable just like the cards that you have made. Excited to receive it. Thank you for your inspiration.

  17. Karen Gerek says:

    Awww…..Penny is SO cute! This release is PACKED with awesomeness.

  18. Mary Holshouser says:

    Great release. The hop was
    fantastic. thanks for having it.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. Beth Fiscus says:

    What a great release! That platypus is so much fun!

  20. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such a wonderful release. Love fox and the platypus and the sentiments are great . The cards are so cute. Thanks for sharing…

  21. Shanna says:

    I love Your new ideas!

  22. Aww – this card is so cute and festive! Lovin’ the new release!

  23. Mary Neubauer says:

    I’ve been excited for this release! That platypus is simply adorable!

  24. Birgit Norton says:

    Super cute Platypus! Oh my, she is just darling!

  25. Nancy says:

    Such a cute card,

  26. Rebecca says:

    So pretty! It’s such a fun card! So soft looking. I love it!

  27. Kathy Burgess says:

    What a cute Penny card! Thanks for the ideas!

  28. KimS says:

    This is so cute!

  29. Ilda says:

    Love your card Amy! Always awesome videos too 🙂

  30. Nancy Dempsey says:

    Cute card and great release! I always appreciate you giving us a look at the inside of your cards. Thanks, Amy!

  31. Janet Ingraham says:

    I have a new love – Penny Platypus!

  32. Annalisa says:

    I love Penny Platypus so much! And this trend of having die cuts cut out arms so that critters can hold things is GREAT. Gives so many design options. Thanks for sharing Amy; you are awesome, as is this release. I can’t wait to look at the rest of the bloghop!

  33. Connie says:

    Cute little critter. I always enjoy watching you make your cards.

  34. Susan O'Halloran says:

    Very cute card, Amy! Colorful and happy with a nice composition. This is a great release!

  35. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Thanks for a great hop. That platypus is adorable. Definitely on my list.

  36. Kim Dasenbrock says:

    I love the new release everything is so amazingly cute. Honeybee is now my go to stamps for my card making .Honeybee stamps rock

  37. Laurel says:

    I so love this how can you go wrong with a platypus? I always adore your cards even if you are totally to blame for my Honey Bee addiction and ty to Honey Bee for being so clever and creative

  38. Barbara-Jean says:

    Adorable card, image and colors!

  39. Laurie says:

    What a fun card! You can’t go wrong with a platypus love her 💕

  40. Jen Forster says:

    Thank you for this fantastic video!! Super cute release –

  41. Sue D says:

    Cute release. I enjoyed the blog hop and the cute platypus and fox.

  42. Sue TH says:

    Wonderful card, it’s SO cute! Loving the new release!

  43. Adorable! And so cool that the die cuts it her hands!!

  44. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the cute platypus… so much personality!

  45. What an adorable release! Loving that platypus.

  46. Brandi R says:

    So so cute! Love that sweet platypus ♥

  47. lee says:

    Sweet release!!

  48. Arianna Barbara says:

    What adorable release!!! This card is so cute!!!

  49. Tanja S. says:

    As an Aussie, the platypus caught my eye first – very cute!

  50. Avra Williams says:

    A platypus?! How cute!

  51. Melissa Minelli says:

    What a playful stamp! Love HoneyBees creative stamps! Cute card — my 5 year old would love this because she loves all animals.

  52. Emily Davis says:

    Love the colorful balloons on the white background with the colored image. So good.
    Awesome card Amy!

  53. Cheri says:

    Love your platypus card- don’t think I’ve seen a platypus stamp before! He’s so cute & like that he can be holding different…..it’s all-occasion! LOVE this new Release!

  54. Cynthia Cole says:

    Adorable Platypus card!

  55. renee milner says:

    Absolutely adorable card and stamps! The little rainbow present is so fun–I really like that the platypus can hold things 🙂

  56. Dana N says:

    Your card is so cute and I love the stamp set.

  57. Lindar C says:

    Oh my gosh! That platypus is SO adorable! Very creative!

  58. Kari VanNoy says:

    Love this! You colored that platypus beautifully!

  59. Kerys says:

    Super cute card! Loving the platypus and the cheerful Stamps set. Thanks for the inspiration -I’m off to hop. Can’t wait to see what you’ve all created x

  60. Linda Slattery says:

    Such a cute release. Your design team has done these new stamps and sentiments proud. I’m off to complete the hop.

  61. Robin P says:

    What a cute card and Penny is just adorable.

  62. Kelsey Thomas says:

    So cute! 🙂

  63. Angie Linton says:

    Such a cute card. Those colorful balloons showcase the adorable platypus so well.

  64. Cathy Lillie says:

    Cute platypus stamp! Great birthday card and I love the G’day greeting!

  65. Sue Symens says:

    So fun. That Fox will be so cute to color. The the grad sentiments also.

  66. So cute, love how you featured this new release!!!!!

  67. Holly says:

    Awesome new release! I can’t wait to see all of the projects with these cute designs. Thank you for adding such wonderful sets!!

  68. D.Ann C says:

    So many cute new goodies! Penny the Platypus is looking fabulous here decked out to party!

  69. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Darling card using the platypus stamp set. I really enjoyed seeing the new release. Thanks for sharing.

  70. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Nice release, I could use more sentiments and these are fantastic!

  71. Terrie D. says:

    This is such a cute card! I love the platypus 🙂

  72. Caren C. says:

    Sweet card!

  73. Amy Cooley says:

    Great new releases! Looking forward to hopping along and seeing the inspiration.

  74. Margery C says:

    Great release. Love it.

  75. scrappyrat says:

    I love the little rainbow present! So sweet!

  76. Teresa Doyle says:

    What a sweet, sweet card Amy and a fabulous release!

  77. Paula Desmarais says:

    I love your cards and this release is awesome!!!

  78. FD91354 says:

    Thanks for including a video. Love those as they help me create.

  79. Kimberly Bennett says:

    Love that Penny the Platypus!

  80. Linda M. says:

    What a wonderful release and adorable card! Can’t wait to see what the other designers have done with the new products!

  81. Marsha Loyer says:

    Cute cute cute!!!

  82. He is so cute! Love the watercoloring!

  83. Annette Gordon says:

    Love this release, and how you can put different objects into the platypuses flipper. So cool!

  84. Such a lovely release!! Adorable and cute cards by the team 🙂 Thank you for the blog hop, I’ve left some love on all the participating blogs 🙂

  85. Sara says:

    So sweet 🤗🤗

  86. Awesome Release…You have the most beautiful stamps to swear by…hope to hold some soon

  87. Kim Perkins says:

    Love the new release. Honey Bee stamps is one of my favorite stamp company. And cute card.

  88. Amante del Papel says:

    super inspiring the hop of today!

  89. Totally adorable release! thanks for the chance to win some HBS goodies xx