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Hello everyone, AmyR here from Prairie Paper & Ink!! Welcome to Day 1 of TWO days of blog hops celebrating Honey Bee’s 4th Birthday and HUGE Birthday release!! We have a ton of inspiration as well as give-aways so make sure to check out the whole post and all the stops on the hop!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out all the new products you can find them all HERE <——click! at the Honey Bee shop!

I had THE hardest time deciding what to create with first from all the products in this release. Lately I’ve been obsessed with stencils and making backgrounds so I used the new Hexagon Patterns stencil and Diamond Patterns stencil to make some backgrounds with Distress Oxide Inks.

I also used the new Hexagon Patterns and Diamond Patterns stamp sets to create my backgrounds, and then added a bunch of Distress Oxide Sprays while I was at it.

I only intended to make 4 cards when I started as I made 4 backgrounds – but then decided I could make a LOT more cards if I cut them apart or die cut them. So with the hexagon backgrounds I die cut one with one of Honey Bee’s Hexagon Solid Stack wafer dies, and that made 2 different card backgrounds. I then trimmed the second background with my paper trimmer and added patterned paper and strips of glitter paper.

With the Diamond Pattered backgrounds I used the new Double Stitched Diamonds Honey Cuts Dies and then trimmed the other background in the same way as the first ones.

I used the new Fluttering By stamp set and Coordinating Fluttering By Honey Cuts Dies for all the butterflies and sentiments. I did some REALLY easy colouring by just white heat embossing the butterflies onto Distress Water-colour paper and then spraying them with the Oxide Sprays. After they were dry I painted over the butterflies with Tonic’s Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen and then die cut them.

Since I had a couple of butterflies and sentiments left over and didn’t want them to go to waste I stencilled a couple more card bases and then added some splatter and the butterflies to finish them off.

I finished off the insides of all the cards with sentiments from the Fluttering By stamp set stamped with black ink, and then stamped some of the butterflies from the set with the same Oxide ink colors I used on the backgrounds and that was it!

You can watch my video here on how I made these cards:

OK now for the GIVEAWAY info!!

For Day One of this blog hop Honey Bee is giving away a RAINBOW WISHES PRIZE PACK!! This includes: Rainbow Wishes stamp and dies, Rainbow Wishes paper pack, gem stickers, Rainbow Wishes enamel dots & Rainbow Wishes Stencil

All you need to do is leave comments on the blog hop posts and a random winner will be chosen to win all these goodies!

Now for all of Day One’s stops on the hop!

Amy Rysavy (you are here!)

Jennifer McGuire

Galina Filippenko

Jana Millen

Ilda Dias

Nichol Spohr

Carol Hintermeier

LeAnne West

Lydia Fiedler

Kathy Racoosin

Ashley Tucker

Bobbi Lemanski

Make sure you come back tomorrow for Day 2 of hopping and inspiration and giveaways!!

Thank you all SO much for stopping by and good luck!!


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130 responses to “Happy BEEday Blog Hop – Day One”

  1. Shelly says:

    Wow! These are all so beautiful!

  2. Elly Booij says:

    Gourgeous cards. I love the colors to.

  3. KimK says:

    BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors you used & how you incorporated the Hexagons & Diamonds stencils! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. SHARI CZERWINSKI says:

    Love this color combo, and those hexagons!!

  5. Carol says:

    Love your cards — the colors are my kind of colors and I’m partial to butterflies!

  6. These cards are beautiful! 🙂 Love the color combination!

  7. SabineVDK says:

    Wowsers these are beautiful! Great job Amy!

  8. Janice Sardine says:

    I love the cards, the colors and new release. Happy 4th Honey Bee.

  9. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Wow… I love these cards, Amy. The colors are stunning .

  10. Andre M. says:

    Beautiful palette on these sweet cards. Thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video.

  11. Jessica Williams says:

    These cards are great! I love when you can make many cards at once.

  12. Cynthia Cole says:

    You’ve created so many lovely cards!

  13. Linda BL says:

    Great cards. I loved seeing how you made the backgrounds and then came up with 10 different cards.

  14. Linda BL says:

    Great cards. I loved seeing how you made the backgrounds and then came up with 10 different unique cards

  15. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    All of these gorgeous butterflies make me swoon! So pretty!!

  16. Aurora Loaiza says:

    These came out great! Really like how you used the stencils to create backgrounds.

  17. Cora Schindel says:

    Great idea for maximizing card quantity. They turned out so lovely and I love the colours you chose; happy and vibrant!

  18. Avra N Williams says:

    Just gorgeous!

  19. Janeen Baird says:

    Love your color combo! Can’t wait to get the hexagon stencils and make some cards.

  20. Patty Eifert says:

    Wow!! These are fantastic! Makes me want to get out my stencils and start playing right now!!

  21. Arlene D says:

    Love the idea to layer stencils and how all the backgrounds were made! Love the colors, too!

  22. Sharon Gullikson says:

    So cute. I am into stenciling these days, too. I especially love the honeycomb pattern. The colors you chose are great–non-traditional and interesting. Nice job.

  23. Brian Poteraj says:

    Nice pairing of the butterflies and stenciled backgrounds. You have inspired me to get into the craft room and create. Maybe an Easter table decoration.

  24. Denaha J Doss says:

    I love those butterflies. I also love the colors you’ve chosen to showcase them. Beautiful cards!

  25. Kimberly Perkins says:

    Wow! I love the new butterfly stamp. And love Honey Bee Stamps product.

  26. Amanda Wilcox says:

    I love your color combos on these cards. They’re gorgeous!

  27. Monica linerode says:

    Beautiful cards and love the idea of making more cards the way you did.

  28. Kelly Ornelas says:

    Amy, you always make beautiful cards.

  29. Love love love those butterflies, and the color choices are perfect and oh so pretty! Happy birthday Honey Bee!

  30. Shawn Wenrich says:

    Awesome cards Amy! This release is amazing and it’s huge and I still want it all! HBD Honey Bee!

  31. Mindy K says:

    I’m so in love with this release!!! Best to date!!! Love the color combination used on the cards as well!!

  32. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous set of cards! Love the colors you used and all those beautiful butterflies!

  33. Cathy says:

    The whole set of cards is gorgeous. I especially love the diamond backgrounds!

  34. Carol McGregor says:

    Awesome cards. I love this stamp set. So many options. Love the coloring on your cards also.

  35. Evelyn Burton says:

    My, My, My but these are beautiful. Such pretty colors and techniques!

  36. Sheri Kempke says:

    Beautiful cards Amy and congrats to Honey Bee stamps!

  37. Amy Cooley says:

    The butterflies are definitely one of my favorites from the release!

  38. Subhashini says:

    Oh my goodness!! So many wonderful cards! Love them all, agree with you that one can’t just stop at four cards. So addictive! Love the pretty colors you have used.

  39. Lori Kobular says:

    Wow!! The colors on your gorgeous cards are stunning!! I love each one, so much detail! I want everything from this new release!

  40. Jennifer Petersen says:

    Beautiful butterflies and beautiful cards!

  41. Sherri Van Horn says:

    All very nice. Looks cheerful and uplifting to receive and very relaxing to make.

  42. Eija Salovuori says:

    Lovely cards and I like those butterflies stamps.

  43. SQUEAL!! SUPER FUN Release!! LOVE ALL Of the AMAZING Inspiration on the Blog Hop!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN such an AWESOME Prize Package!! Hope you have a VERY BLESSED Easter Weekend!!

  44. Liz Ford says:

    Amy, really super lovely and creative cards! They look so fun and I love the purple hues!!!

  45. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Gorgeous cards!! I love the colors and the backgrounds!!

  46. Bianca Wegner says:

    Love your combination of colors!

  47. Fabulous cards, Amy, and I can’t blame you for not knowing which product to start with first – this is an absolutely amazing release!

  48. Cynthia Hess says:

    Everyone of these cards is just gorgeous. The blues and purples, the butterflies, just so so beautiful. Thank you AmyR, you always give me such inspiration

  49. barbara lassiter says:

    I do love these butterflies and I think your card designs are amazing and beautiful. These are some of my favorite colors and were just the icing on the cake. Great start to this blog hop!

    • barbara lassiter says:

      I tried to leave a comment on Ashley Tucker’s blog post but could not get it to go through. I thought her card was extremely cute!

  50. Laurie Gelo says:

    Oh my. These are so amazing. And you make it seem so doable. I cannot wait to get my hands on the stencils and stamps.

  51. Lisa Byers says:

    Such beautiful cards with these glorious butterflies. I love the beautiful shades of blue and purple that you used!

  52. Gilda says:

    Love all of your butterflies. Beautiful designs and colors.

  53. Donna says:

    I love this color combo! Great cards, Amy!

  54. Jen says:

    These are amazing!!!!!!!

  55. Bev Chapman says:

    Love the cards. Cool using the oxides. Never thought about splattering with them. Can never have enough butterflies.

  56. Tanya S says:

    Well my bank account and I are having a disagreement. Quite frankly it’s getting ugly….not sure what we are gonna do. But have faith Honey Bee … I may just win 😉 lol There is so much goodness that needs a home

  57. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Amy, THese are AWeSOME! I love the colors! Such cool designs! The butterflies are just fab!

  58. Mary Webster says:

    Cute cards. I like your color choices.

  59. Eileen Balgaard says:

    Loved the use of the hexagon stencil for a background variation…loved the purple combinations. It all created a beautiful card.

  60. Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m totally in love for these stunning cards!
    Layouts and combo of colors are amazing!!!

  61. Michelle McClellan says:

    What a beautiful set of cards with coordinating colors! Beautiful!

  62. Tina Chau says:

    Beautiful cards! Congrats on the new release!

  63. Lindarub says:

    Love the butterflies!

  64. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the mix of blue/purple.
    Beautiful cards. Fantastic release.
    Happy Birthday – best wishes for
    many more.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  65. Missy Verhey says:

    Beautiful color combo.

  66. Lee says:

    The cards turned out so lovely!!

  67. Jeannean M says:

    Amy, Love all the variety in your backgrounds! This is an awesome release!

  68. Gab says:

    Wow! These are such great cards!

  69. Kirsty Lim says:

    Great cards…I love the colors.

  70. Cathy Lillie says:

    What a way to stretch those backgrounds! Fabulous set of cards, Amy! I really like the hexagons in this release, but after seeing your cards I want both the hexagons and the diamonds. Thanks for starting this hop off with a bang!

  71. Mindy Hook says:

    These cards are gorgeous! The butterflies are so cute and make me happy!

  72. Marie says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the splatter and how you used the stencils.

  73. Congratulations!!! Love all of the new products!

  74. Trudy B says:

    Wow those are so beautiful. Love the hexagons.

  75. Ronda Scroggins says:

    I love the diamond plaid background! What a great idea.

  76. Wow…. your cards are absolutely amazing.

  77. I love how you made so many backgrounds! These cards are so fun and cheery!

  78. Jackie S says:

    Gorgeous cards Amy. Honeybee really hit it out of the park with this release!

  79. Sherri Little says:

    Wow! Very productive to make so many unique cards at one time!

  80. Bev Hoppe says:

    I love how you take all the parts and pieces to make several coordinating cards

  81. Surekha Galagoda says:

    Dear Amy
    Butterflies in any color and size is all about happiness and hope. Love the happiness you shared through your beauties. love it. love nad hugs

  82. Becky Reeder says:

    Gorgeous cards, love the colors!

  83. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Beautiful cards as always, Amy. Love how you stretch the card bases for more cards

  84. Linda Crowley says:

    Butterflies and Purple, it doesn’t get any better! Your cards are gorgeous! Happy Birthday Honey Bee, your products are amazing!

  85. Neha Agarwal says:

    Wow.. love the colors and the butterflies.

  86. Glenda Thorne says:

    Such creative ideas!!! Those cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity.

  87. Tina says:

    I love how you layered the stencils with the diamond background! Beautiful!

  88. Sue Symens says:

    Beautiful cards. The rainbows were one of my favorites from this release!

  89. Isabelle says:

    I love butterflies and my color is blue so of course I LOVE your cards !!! And you gave me good tips to use my partially ruined background 😉.

  90. Candy says:

    OMG amazing! Love the colors and the cards!

  91. Ashley Ebben says:

    Beautiful cards Amy! Happy birthday Honey Bee Stamps!!

  92. Marisela Delgado says:

    Wow, these are FABULOUS!

  93. Gayle Bartholomew says:

    The backgrounds you created really make the butterflies stand out and love the colors you used.

  94. Judy Markowitz says:

    OMG these are all gorgeous!

  95. Shirley T says:

    Thanks for such wonderful and inspiring cards!

  96. Sue D says:

    Fabulous backgrounds and love the butterflies.

  97. julia says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  98. Charlsie says:

    Beautiful Cards. Thank you

  99. Catherine Scott says:

    I love the colors you used!

  100. Teena says:

    Love the cards and colors!

  101. Joni A says:

    These are sooooo pretty!!! I love the color combinations!!! This is a fantastic release!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

  102. Penny Klie says:

    Love all the colors and the use of the stencils.

  103. Hanh says:

    Wow! So many fun products with this release! Such pretty cards that you’ve made. Thank you for the inspiration!

  104. Nancy May says:

    Amy, you had so much fun! Your projects are always so fun…ad I just LOVE Honeybee! Thanks to both of you for sweet things!

  105. Jenny says:

    Love the colours you used…beautiful cards!

  106. Rachel says:

    Fantastic release. Beautiful cards.

  107. Jean Marmo says:

    Such lovely cards!

  108. Sandra W says:

    This release is amazing!

  109. Maureen E. Chandler says:

    Your cards are wonderful – love each one!!! Thanks so much for the video showing your process!! Great cards to have on hand and my favorite colors too!!!

  110. Dolores Good says:

    Just when I think I know enough and have enough you come up with these beauties.

  111. Laurie R says:

    Such beautiful cards on all the sites! 😊

  112. Lisa A creations says:

    What an awesome set of cards. Love the color combinations and the wonderful backgrounds.

  113. Cyndi Morris says:

    Love those gorgeous butterflies! Beautiful cards, wonderful release.

  114. Astrud López says:

    Love this release I wish I have enough money to buy everything!!!

  115. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Gorgeous cards!!

  116. Kit L says:

    Happy Birthday!! The butterfly cards are lovely.

  117. Connie says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this release. I have backyard chickens and it is so hard to find stamps and dies. Love the cards too.

  118. Elizabeth Petersen says:

    What a wonderful release! There are lots of things I’d love!

  119. jessica kerr says:

    These are so gorgeous

  120. Wow! Fantastic cards!! I love this color combination, the blues and purples!! 🙂

  121. Lagene says:

    Happy 4th to Honey Bee Stamps! Gorgeous creations! Love these butterflies and stenciling!

  122. Susan McRae says:

    Beautiful butterfly cards and amazing colors!

  123. Mel H says:

    What pretty and colorful cards! Love the variety and color choices.

  124. Marisela Delgado says:

    Wow, how fabulous!

  125. DeAnn O says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and the butterflies!!

  126. Kathleen Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the colors and blending.

  127. Brenda Turner says:

    The cards are wonderful, love the colors and the butterflies!

  128. Cynthia Macias says:

    Beautiful card! Love butterflies ! Thanks!