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I am so psyched to share with you today’s project because this week, Honey Bee Stamps is releasing the new Under the Sea stamps, dies and embellishments.  Wait ’til you “sea” the new products that are going to be featured this week.  Today is the first day and I am showcasing the super cute “Message in a Bottle” Stamp set.

I have to apologize that I will not be able to participate in the blog hop on Friday, July 14th.  I had to travel for a family emergency concerning my father-in-law and will not be available for the month of July.  Please check out the design team’s projects this week for more inspiration.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I did not have the coordinating dies just yet for this set and since I wanted to make a shaker tag, I decided to use my Exacto knife to cut out the middle portion of the bottle, and then covered both sides with acetate sheet.



I used a tag die from my stash to die-cut the tags.  I tore the card stock and sponged it with my distress ink to create the look of sand.  I adhered the shaker element using my Xyron mega tape runner and foam tape.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment, added the sun, and the cloud.  Here is what it looks like:


Here’s another look:


You are all going to absolutely love the new stamp sets and dies for the July release.  The stamps, dies and embellishments will be available for purchase on Friday, July 14th.  Please stay tuned for more project inspiration from the design team this week.  Have an amazing day!

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29 responses to “New Release: Day 2 Message in a Bottle”

  1. Anne says:

    Wow! Such a fun and beautiful gift tag! I love it!

  2. Pooja says:

    I really loved this tag !

  3. Eileen R says:

    You are so clever and talented! Love this tag!

  4. carol says:

    Your message-in-a-bottle shaker card is both brilliant and beautiful! Amazing that you’ve created a full-on beach scene on a small canvas! Such impact!

  5. Amy Seigler says:

    What an adorable and detailed tag you’ve made! I love the scene your created with the new message in the bottle stamps and love that you made it a shaker tag as well.

  6. Deborah Kaye says:

    How cute! I really like how you turned the bottle into a shaker. Perfect!

  7. BunnyD says:

    The bottle makes a perfect shaker! Love this design. Well done you!

  8. Tammy Whitley says:

    I simply adore this stamp and die!! What a great tag!!! Im sorry your won’t be here on Friday and Ihope the “emergency” will end with a good outcome. Prayers for you Father in Law. I can just imagine all the cute stuff I could make with this release. Can’t wait to see whats next!!!

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the message in a bottle.
    A unique set.
    The babies are darling.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    Sooooo cool ! I love the message in a bottle idea ! Very clever !

  11. This tag is so cute! Love the message in the bottle and the detail! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Carla Schechner says:

    I’m excited already because of that bottle!!!!!! 🐳🐋🐬🌊

  13. Kathy MacDonald says:

    This release is just perfect for a shaker isn’t it! I love the colours you’ve employed here to give a watery look filled with texture and colour.

  14. Tracy A says:

    Your message in a bottle set is so unique. The tag you created has so much dimension and texture. Beautiful.

  15. Linda S. in NE says:

    You have done a beautiful job showcasing this set from the new release. Can’t wait to see more. Hope all goes well with your visit to your Father-in-Law.

  16. Bette says:

    Love how you made the sand to look so real with the torn paper. Outstanding tag…

  17. Shelley says:

    How fun, so unique really like this die set

  18. Helen says:

    This is such a clever tag. The shaker bottle looks as if it is actually immersed in the sand! Can’t wait to see more of this new release. Thanks!

  19. Roberta S. says:

    My prayers for your FIL. This tag is so cute. Thank you for sharing how you created it. Love the shaker items you used. The beach is so soothing love the various themes I have seen this summer.

  20. Stacy V says:

    So clever!!!

  21. Birgit Norton says:

    What a great idea turning this into a shaker card. The message in a bottle is so dreamy!

  22. Barb H. says:

    Really love this shaker tag. The message in a bottle die set is very unique.

  23. So fun and clever, very well executed, too!

  24. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is so awesome! I love shakers and this is just
    so creative with the new set.

  25. lindsay w says:

    That message in a bottle shaker is absolutely adorable!!

  26. Mary says:

    Your tag is so cool! Love the beach so this release is one of my favorites! Can’t wait!!

  27. Nancy Kenny Monahan says:

    Well Maria….you ‘nailed’ it!!! This tag is not only super cute but it is super creative. I love how you tore the paper to get the realistic looking sand! Congrats on being a DT member b/c HB is one of my favorite companies, seriously! God bless sweetie and best wishs to your father in law for a full recovery.

  28. Stephanie Z says:

    What a cool looking bottle – love the shaker! Your tag is wonderful 🙂

  29. Susan Werner says:

    Love theMessage in a Bottle Stamp. So cute!