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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps 12 Days of Christmas!

We hope you have enjoyed our 3rd Annual Twelve Days of Christmas event filled with the inspiration from AMAZING DESIGNERS, daily discounts on the products that they used & our giveaways!! We have one last giveaway today, we will do a drawing from the comments for a winner of one stamp set that the designer used. Winners will be announced on our blog 12/15.

The daily product discount will be available on our website for 24 hours, no coupon code needed. The discount starts at 8:30 am CST today & ends tomorrow 12/13 at 8:30 am. Please be sure to join us daily & comment to be entered to win!

For Day Twelve, we are proud to have our owner, Melissa Hewitt and her great friend Taniesa Vlasak, Trinity Stamps’ owner join us.  Here are their amazing projects:

Hello everyone!

Melissa here,  and today I am super excited to be teaming up with my sweet friend Taniesa Vlasak for the finale of our 12 days of Christmas event!  We hope that you have enjoyed the past 11 days of inspiration as much as we have (and hope that you enjoy day 12, as well!) I want to thank each and every one of the designers who have participated in this fun event… we are so grateful for your help and support!

For our final day, we wanted to do something a little different!  Trinity Stamps is a newer stamp company, with super fun designs and lots of amazing embellishments! Owner, Taniesa Vlasak, is a very dear friend of mine… and we thought it  would be fun to partner up to represent both Honey Bee Stamps and Trinity Stamps for a double dose of inspiration!



I created this fun dimensional card using images from Trinity’s “Joyeux Noel” stamp set. I started by coloring and die cutting the sweet reindeer and a bunch of trees.

I knew that I wanted to create a card scene with dimension and layers… so I used our Hill Borders Dies to create 3 different hills, each one slightly taller than the last. To create the background, I used Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans and an Ink Blending Tool to create larger billows of color for a more natural Sky. I layered more colors near the edges of the background for added intensity (and to leave a softer area for the sentiment to be stamped.)

Once the background had been inked, I spritzed the background several times with water in a Mini Mister, to bring up some of the oxide ink so that it would look like falling snow. I just adore the effects you can attain with the oxide inks! Once dry, I added small white accents where I wanted extra snowy details with a whit Gelly Roll pen.

Once my entire background had dried from ink, water and ink accents… I chose to use our “Miracle of Christmas” sentiment stamp to add a large sentiment to the top/center of my card base. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment in place, keeping in mind the placement of the trees and hills.

After the sentiment had dried, it was time to put the card together! I placed foam tape on the back of each of my 3 hill pieces, as well as some of the trees, and the back of my reindeer. To help give the card pieces dimension, I adhered some of the trees directly to the hill pieces… and used foam tape to pop the rest of them up. Here is a higher view of the card, to view some of the dimension between each layer:

Once everything was in place, I decided that I wanted my reindeer to be glancing at the Christmas Star in the Sky because it just fit the scene and the sentiment. I didn’t want the star to be overpowering, so I stamped it with Delicata white shimmer ink for a delicate look. Once everything was glued and in place, I added Icicle Stickles on the tips and edges of the trees, as well as along the hill borders.

This fun little scene has now landed on our mantle where it will live until I give it to my sweet grandma next week for a little Christmas cheer.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card and I hope it inspires you to create a Christmas scene to use as decoration or to brighten someone’s day!


Hi There, Inky Friends!

Taniesa here from Trinity Stamps! Most of you probably remember me as a designer for Honey Bee Stamps. Posting today on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog is extra special for me. Not only to revisit this fantastic community but that I get a chance to post with one of my best friends, Melissa! I am honored and I hope to inspire you with a few projects that I think are great for those last minute gifts during the holidays or can be modified to work for any occasion!

I have three projects I created for you all today. I don’t know about you but I am so behind on all of my holiday shopping but I didn’t even think about the gifts for my postal carrier, my favorite Barista, and all the other people in my day to day life that I want to give a little holiday thank you gift to. These little projects give a fun handmade touch that I think will make anyone feel special!

First up is this fun Nail Polish ornament and tag duo!

I found this cute three-piece nail polish ornament in the Target dollar spot for $3, I knew just what I wanted to create with this one so I scooped up a few of these for some special holiday treats. I Left the ornament almost identical to how I purchased it except I replaced the confetti (which was pink and silver flat sequins) to Trinity Stamps Boughs of Holly Confetti mix and some Skip-A-Beat heart confetti. I also filled in the top with some mylar tissue paper. I added just a little tape to the sides and bottom so the ornament wouldn’t open up easily.

Then I took the Honey Bee Stamps Nail Polish Bottle Honey Cuts die set and made a shaker tag by filling the layered foam and die cut bottle with the Skip-a-Beat heart confetti and the Lucky Clover confetti. Once that was put together, I colored the top of the nail polish bottle with some cool gray Copic markers C5, C7, C9, C10 and added a top layer of glitter with my Wink Of Stella glitter marker and then coated the whole top with Glossy Accents by Ranger. I set that aside to dry.

I made the cute little die cut bow out of red cardstock and painted it all over with the Nuvo Midas Touch gold glitter pen. Then I stamped, Cut, and colored some pieces in the Trinty Stamps Winter Botanicals stamp set (die set too) to make some mistletoe. I added some sparkle and a little glossy accent’s to the berries too. I glued the mistletoe arrangement down at the base of the bottle top and then placed the red bow over the ends.

The next morning when the glossy accents dried, I used the Honey Bee Stamps Simple Sentiments and Simple alpha to stamp this cute and fun message on the inside. (I should have stamped this prior to putting the bottle together but it worked out okay, but you might want to stamp the inside first before completing the outside).

This cute ornament would look so fun hanging on any tree or gifted to your favorite Barista or whoever does your manicure!

Next is a similar project but sits on a table a bit better than the ornament. This cute little box contains three mini bottles of nail polish and would be great to have as a party favor, hostess gift, or any little holiday gift you might need. This can adapt to any them and doesn’t have to just be for Christmas.

I created this little box with extra pieces I had from an older project. Then I stamped some nail polish bottles from the Honey Bee Stamps Shine On Stamp set, colored them with Copic markers, and then cut them out with the coordinating die set. I coated the top of the bottles with glossy accents as well and left to dry overnight.

Once dry I sprinkled with a little glitter then topped with a silver embossed bow from the Trinity Stamps Winter Botanicals stamp set. I also added some of the bells from our Jingle Bell Rocks embellishment mix.

I wanted to include a note so instead of slipping one inside the tiny tote bag, I cut a note card slightly smaller than the box with the Honey Bee Stamps A-2 Double Stitched frames die set and used my same Winter Botanicals stamp set to stamp the mistletoe and berries as well as another embossed silver bow. I colored the mistletoe with the same red and green Copic markers I used for the bottles. Using the Honey Bee Simple Sentiments and Simple alpha I stamped “For Your Mistletoes” on the front and then on the inside I stamped “Mani Thanks” from the Honey Bee Stamps Shine On stamp set.

I adhered the little notecard to the back of the box and then assembled my little gift. I think it came out so cute and it was super easy to create!

The last little project I created was one using the Honey Bee Stamps Tea Time die set, This set also has a matching Stamp Set but I just used the dies alone for this project. I also used the Trinity Stamps Seasonal Sweetheart stamp and die sets for the gingerbread man and the sentiment.

I took the cupcake die from HBS Tea Time and the largest mug and cut them out using patterned paper and cardstock. The top of the cupcake is coated with embossing paste to mimic frosting and then I added some of our Sweet Strawberry sprinkles, the Key Lime Sprinkles, and a hit of clear glitter.

Once dry I added the little Gingerbread man from Trinity Stamps Seasonal Sweetheart to the mug and then added a hint of glitter. I added a sentiment strip that says “May Your Holidays Be Sweet” from the same Seasonal Sweetheart stamp set. Inside is a Starbucks gift card that I thought matched the theme.

All three of these gifts can be made fairly quick or create ahead and have them on hand for those last minute gifts!

Thank you SO much for reading my very long post. I hope you were inspired to get crafty with some fun little gifts.

Hop over to the Trinity Stamps Blog to read more about a fun giveaway, some sales and a little about our new company!

A SUPER Big thank you to Melissa and Lisa of Honey Bee Stamps for having me as a guest!

I hope you all have the most wonderful holiday season and blessed new year ahead!

Crafty Hugs!

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52 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Twelve Designers: Melissa Hewitt & Taniesa Vlasak”

  1. Carrie says:

    Super cute and fun projects. It brings joy to my heart to see the collaboration between you two lovely ladies ( Sister friends <3 ) Love you both.

  2. Lori Kobular says:

    Awesome creations! I adore the card with the Gingerbread man! Those shaker nail polish cards are just too cute!

  3. Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! Lots of amazing projects! Great finale!!!

  4. Dee Earnshaw says:

    OMG I am totally awed by your creativity and designs – thanks for the ideas:)

  5. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the frosting on the cupcake. The row of
    polish bottles is a fun idea. Great gift
    giving projects. thanks for having the
    hop. It’s been fun.

  6. Absolutely adorable collaboration!! I love mixing up sets, and it was amazing to see 2 of my favorite stamp companies combine 🙂 Thanks ladies and Merry Christmas!!!

  7. These are so cute! 🙂 Love the dimension you added to the trees on that first card.

  8. Sheri Kempke says:

    Wow–love the cute little deer on the first card and the many shaker and nail polish projects were incredible! Thanks for inspiring us with this lovely 12 days preparation.

  9. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome projects by Melissa and Taniesa! I love Melissa’s sweet winter scene with the pretty trees and the deer! Darling cards and gift box by Taniesa!
    Great wrap up to your 12 Days of Christmas posts!

  10. Kimberly Perkins says:

    Wonderful cards ideas and glad to see two designers at once. Love both companies. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Sally Keagle says:

    Delightful projects today, ladies! So clever and unique. You are inspiring me to get back to my craft desk!

  12. Cheryl Mize says:

    Oh my Gosh. That Deer is just precious!!! The card is adorable!!! Love the layers❤️

  13. Betty Sue says:

    These ideas on genius!! and pretty!!!

  14. Isabel Z says:

    OMG, these creations are awesome!

  15. Amy says:

    OMG, SO wonderful I don’t even know where to start. Well, I do – have to go get my Visa card… ho ho ho & Merry Christmas!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!

  16. Amazing projects for the final day of celebrations! I love the nail polish bottles x x

  17. Melissa Minelli says:

    Love these ideas! Super cute and clever. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  18. Becca Yahrling says:

    Melissa, your card is so lovely! I adore a pretty winter scene like this and love the dimension you gave it. Taniesa, your projects are so full of fun! The ‘for your mistletoes’ is a hoot! Love the card and that yummy looking frosting you achieved.

  19. Laura says:

    Love the cute winter scene! Lots of great projects and gift giving ideas!

  20. Julie Booker says:

    Great projects. Love the ‘mistletoes’ pun… The winter scene is just adorable. Thanks for such fab inspiration.

  21. Sue D says:

    Oh my–so much cuteness today with the nail polish bottles and love the dimension on the scene with the deer.

  22. Tracy Moloney says:

    WONDERFUL projects!
    LOVE them ALL from the DELIGHTFUL dimensional winter scene to the SUPER CUTE nail polish shaker!
    Thank You for sharing SO MUCH CREATIVE INSPIRATION … my mind is filled with FUN and FABULOUS projects I still have time to make in time for sharing Christmas CHEER 🙂

  23. Sue McRae says:

    Delightful projects today…I am loving the texture and sprinkles on the cupcake, it looks edible!

  24. BBillie Abalos says:

    Aww, what a sweet card…love the little deer ❤️

  25. Jessica Kerr says:

    Gorgeous outdoor scene with the reindeer and oh my goodness cute shaker treat – love the nail polish idea.

  26. Carla Hundley says:

    So cute and festive,
    great card and gift
    Carla from Utah

  27. Kimberly McField says:

    I love that sweet little deer, and the shaker and gingerbread projects are cute, too!

  28. Teresa Doyle says:

    What a great card Melissa, the deer and trees look adorable and really make your scene so fun.
    Taniesa, your gift ideas are awesome. The nail polish stamps and dies have been on my wish list since the debuted and you did not make the wanting any better here. HAHA Fantastic ideas. Well done.

  29. Susana lacy says:

    I just love Honey Bee Stamps

  30. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great projects! I especially love the little box with the bells on the nail polish jars, do you call them jars? Whatever they are, they are super cute!

  31. Barb H says:

    Wow! Fantastic!

  32. Wendy Lambert says:

    These are awesome! The first card is so adorable with the little deer. I love the snow on the trees. And the last projects..just wow. So creative and festive! I want to eat that cupcake!

  33. Ladies, today’s post is amazing and extra special – definitely my favourite one of the 12, and that’s something, seeing the fab line up you had, Mellissa! I loved reading about your friendship and seeing both of your amazing creations. Taniesa – so super creative, love the sentiment, the design, the little jingle bells – it just works! Mellissa – your colouring is spectacular, and the card design is so beautiful! I wish you both all the best, I love both your companies and I hope you both keep growing!

  34. Tracy Lustick says:

    Beautiful sweet card , I love the bright colors !

  35. Amy Cooley says:

    Fun projects! I love the deer with the scarf and the nail polish gift ideas are so cute. Love the shaker. I’ve really enjoyed all the inspiration over the last 12 days.

  36. Linda Carson says:

    Such fabulous cards and creative gifts!

  37. Cathy Lillie says:

    What a great way to end the series! Melissa, your card is so beautiful and peaceful looking. I love the sweet deer, the gorgeous night sky, and the icy Stickles on the trees. Taniesa, such fun and festive projects! Great last minute gift giving ideas.

  38. Melissa, your grandma will love your card, what a sweet little deer! Tsniesia, I love how you dressed up a simple and wonderful gift of nail polish! So glad to hear from both of you and see your projects! It makes your companies more personable, thank you!

  39. Annalisa says:

    What a perfect way to end this 12 Days celebration. I love this supportive community, so it makes perfect sense that this final day of collaboration would be with another stamp company. So many hearteyes for your projects and for your genuine friendship. Thanks for giving us so much inspiration these past couple of weeks; it’s been delightful.

  40. Oh my, what a fun twelve days and what a great way to end it. Love the dimension on the beautiful winter scene and those adorable and colorful nail polish bottles are a hit. Love Honeybee!

  41. Andrea Horabin says:

    Wow I love these projects and I probably have the Christmas card items somewhere for me to replicate it or similar lol. Thankyou for sharing your talent. (Shame it didn’t include how to make the box, I’ll have to see you tube for instructions lol) . Xxx

  42. Janis in ID says:

    Oh, my goodness……EVERY SINGLE project is just brilliant!!! Love love love EVERYTHING!! Wow…fab collaboration. I am glad to get acquainted with Trinity. Merry Christmas everyone!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  43. Emily M. says:

    Just love the Joyeux Noel stamp and the Misteltoes and Jingle Bells! What an awesome collaboration. So much fun to see your designs Melissa & Taniesa!

  44. Andre M. says:

    Lovely collaboration between these two – it’s great to see a more established brand so openly embracing a new one. Fab projects from both designers featured today. Thanks for the inspiration throughout the twelve days.

  45. Mary-Anne V says:

    Beautiful layered Christmas card. Love the little fun gifts by your guest.

  46. Those are great designs – very fun, very sweet, and very festive.

  47. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the “For Your Mistletoes” What a GREAT idea! Both DTs did amazing jobs!!!

  48. Denise Mlady says:

    The card with the deer and the trees is beautiful and I love all the dimension. The gift projects are so cute, I really like the nail polish shaker tag, so fun. It is wonderful to see friends supporting one another!!

  49. Marisela Delgado says:

    Super cute stamps

  50. renee milner says:

    These are wonderfully creative and fun projects!

  51. BEAUTIFUL Projects!! THANKS for sharing and for the FUN Event!!