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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps 12 Days of Christmas!

We have a FUN 12 days planned for you, our amazing customers. During our 3rd Annual Twelve Days of Christmas event, you will get to see daily inspiration from AMAZING DESIGNERS, receive daily discounts on the products that they used & we will do a drawing from the comments for a winner of one stamp set that the designer used.

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 12/3 at 8:30 am. Please be sure to join us daily & comment to be entered to win!

For Day Two, we are proud to have Jenn Shurkus join us. Here are her amazing projects:

Hi everyone, Jenn Shurkus {creative chick} here from shurkus.com. I am wicked excited to to be part of Honey Bee’s 12 Designers of Christmas. Although I know we don’t have to share a holiday card with you, I just couldn’t resist playing with Honey Bee’s new “Snow Buddies” stamp set and the “Jingle All The Way” stamp set. I actually HATE winter, but I LOVE snowman and snowflakes (as long as I don’t need to touch them in real life 😉 ).

For this card, I made a watercolored background using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I start by laying water down on the cardstock with a paintbrush. Then picking up ink with the same wet paint brush, and touching the ink into the watered background and moving the color around. Once I get a decent amount of color down, I heat set the background, and then add another layer.


I used Copic markers to color the snowman, bunny and little bird. For the hanging snowflakes, I used the set, Jingle all the way, and I stamped them with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, then I used a Quickie Glue pen and added Prisma Glitter to them for some fun sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment “Ridiculously Happy” with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, and then using a wet glue I added chunky glitter to the ground.
I love that this card is perfect to send to a special friend all winter long!
Before I go, I wanted to share with 2 other cards. I love how Honey Bee sends little free stamps in their orders as well as coloring cards. I used these to make 2 other fun cards.

For this hello bumble bee card, I used the 2 free bee stamps I have gotten as well as some little hearts and stars from various Honey Bee stamp sets to create a background. I then Copic colored the images. I Copic colored a gradient in the background with B06, B04, B02, B01 and B00.

For the sentiment I colored a gradient on a piece of white cardstock with R35, R24, R22 Copic markers, then I die cut out “hello” honey cut. I cut 4 more out of black cardstock, and stacked them with a wet glue.

This card was super fun to color and a great use of the free stamps!
Lastly, I had fun with one of the coloring cards that Honey Bee sent me with my order.

I played with Copic markers and really took my time shading the images, and adding little details.

I then matted it with dark brown cardstock and adhered it to a yellow card.
Hope you have enjoyed this inspiration! Wishing you all a fabulous holiday season!

Thank you Melissa and Lisa for having me!


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89 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Two Designer: Jenn Shurkus”

  1. Love that adorable snowman card. 🙂

  2. Billie Abalos says:

    Love all of your cards and I’m a huge snowman fan…that one has to be my favorite ❤️. The nail polish card is very creative!

  3. Katy Jessup says:

    The snowman card is so cute! Love the way you popped the snowflakes and added the “ground” glitter.

  4. Colleen Beamish says:

    Love the snowman card! So cute and colorful!

  5. Michelle Gaughan says:

    The snowman card is adorable! Also, love the sunflowers, they are my favyflower 🌻

  6. Jennifer Forster says:

    Precious snowman card! love the colors you chose

  7. Karry Lengenfelder says:

    Your snowman card is so cute, I just may have to purchase that one today. The back ground you created was awesome also on the second card.

  8. Chele says:

    The snowman card is so cute! I’m with you – I hate the cold and snow.

  9. Jenn’s cards are amazing as always! Love the vibrant bright colors of all three and that snowman is just the cutest ever!!

  10. Melissa Minelli says:

    I love your use of the little images HoneyBee has. I think you can come up with great cards using the sometimes underutilized little stamps in a set. Really shows how far you can stretch your stamp sets. Your snowman card is super cute too. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  11. Theresa Williams says:

    Your snowman card is adorable!

  12. Roberta S. says:

    Beautiful snowman card. Love the honey bee card too. Love how you colored the sunshine card. Thank you for sharing Jenn.

  13. Moira Galarneau says:

    Great cards. Love the sparkly snowflakes from Jingle All the Way

  14. Jessica Kerr says:

    Aww the snow buddies are adorable and I don’t remember the bumblebees but I heart that card!

  15. Susan McRae says:

    The snowman is so cute with his earmuffs and I love the happy little bees!

  16. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards by Jenn! I especially love the first card with that adorable snowman scene!

  17. Wow what amazing cards Jenn. I really love the super cute snowman card and your colouring on the sunflower card is amazing. Thanks for sharing x x

  18. Lindarub says:

    Love the snowman card!

  19. These are so adorable! My favourite is the snowman card (that stamp set is beyond cute!), but I love the other two, also – such a great use of the freebies that we get and sometimes forget about or underappreciate… great post, thanks for being a guest! 😍

  20. Cindy Carlson says:

    Love all your cards and all the different techniques you used. I have been eying that snowman set since it was released. May have to buy it today!

  21. Amy says:

    These all make me “Ridiculously Happy”. The sunshine card got me though – because my hubby calls me that…. I “need” one of those!! 😉

    SUPER CUTE, love your cards!!!!

  22. Amber Scholtz says:

    I love the snowman card. The pink ear muffs, the little blue bird and especially the watercolor background. So cute!

  23. Kelle says:

    I love them all! The snowman and bees are just adorable. The shading on the sunflowers is gorgeous! Tumbled glass is a perfect color for the snowflakes, especially with Jenn’s signature quickie glue with glitter to add a little sparkle.

  24. Renee Milner says:

    Such adorable and cheerful cards–love the happy colors!

  25. Mary H says:

    Oh my gosh. All of the cards are so pretty. I just adore the snow buddies. In fact I have been on the hunt to buy but they have been out of stock in most places. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Kimberly McField says:

    Beautiful cards! And I need that forward-facing free bee. I have the other one, and I think he’s lonely. 🙂

  27. Amy Cooley says:

    Oh goodness, I especially like the sweet snowman with the earmuffs!

  28. Mary H says:

    Update to earlier post: just bought the snow buddies set and at a bit of a discount. Sooo excited!

  29. Laura says:

    Love all your cards! I was bummed to miss out on the snow buddies when they had their Black Friday sale, so glad to see it available again!

  30. Wendy Lambert says:

    These cards are adorable! That first card is definitely a favorite. It’s so darn sweet!

  31. Andrea Shell says:

    I really love the snowman card! I have a terrible weakness for snowmen stamps, and this set is one of my favorites! Beautiful coloring of the sunflowers, too!

  32. Becca Yahrling says:

    These are all just as sweet as can be. I’m a fan of snowmen myself!! I’ve lived in So. FL my whole life; no snow. So when I went to upstate NY in April my senior year, I wanted to build a snowman sooo bad!! Forget it … I was out there less than 3 minutes. Way too cold for me. lol

  33. Jennifer Honaker says:

    Love love love the snowman!

  34. Karen Sanville says:

    The snowmen card is so adorable. I just love the set.

  35. Sue D says:

    Lots of cute and cheery card designs.

  36. Janice says:

    Love the ridiculously cute snowman and saying!

  37. Janice says:

    Love the cute snowman and saying!

  38. Kirsty Vittetoe says:

    Wow! Wonderful cards!!! Love these adorable images and fabulous details!

  39. Sally Keagle says:

    All of your cards are so wonderful. I am especially LOVING the darling snowman and his friends! Great inspiration.

  40. BeverlyBL says:

    Cute cards. I like cute snowmen, too. Like all the little bits you use on your “Hello” card.

  41. Carla Hundley says:

    Fun cards and
    I love the adorable
    Snowman card!
    Carla from Utah

  42. Jane Booth says:

    That snowman set is going on my wish list (or if I can swing it-in my cart!) love Honey Bee…they are a new to me company and I recently purchased a whole lotta bling…but haven’t gotten any of their stamps yet ☹️ But definitely plan to in the very near future! Your cards are so cute!

  43. Arianna Barbara says:

    Adorable cards!!!
    As alwaya, your colouring is really amazing dear Jenn!!!

  44. Linda Gorman says:

    Great cards!!! The snow man is adorable!!!

  45. Lissa says:

    Those honey bee stamps just made me smile! Thanks for that!

  46. Sara Nelson says:

    That’s the best sentiment ever!!!

  47. Annalisa says:

    This is so stinkin’ cute! I love this snowman set to bits, and you colored it perfectly. And your sparkly bees are really the only way I like bees in my life. 😉 Thanks for another fun day of inspiration!

  48. SarahC says:

    Lovely cards and I love the way you used all the goodies they send. I have several thank you cards from them that make gorgeous cards. TFS

  49. Cathy P says:

    Wow! Such great inspiration- thank you! I have the free bees & coloring card, sitting on the back of my desk……now my mind is churning with ideas on how to use them! Beautiful cards!

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  51. Love the cute snowman card; and then I saw the ‘free” bee card!! Wow, great Idea!! Fun way to color up the free cards they also send with our orders! Thanks Jen, love your cute style!

  52. Vivian Foo says:

    Love all the inspiring cards.

  53. Janis in ID says:

    Love these bright and happy cards! The snowman one is just adorable. Love all the dimension!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  54. Carrie Erickson says:

    Love the snowman card. It’s so cute and I love the color choices.

  55. Denise Mlady says:

    All of these cards are awesome! I love the Snow Buddies set and you made such a fun scene. The Bee card is so sweet, great use of the smaller stamps. The coloring detail on the sunflowers is so pretty!

  56. Katherine Herbert says:

    Such cute cards!

  57. Kim says:

    LOVE THE COLORS! Love this card!

  58. Amy Williams says:

    So many awesome cards! That snowman is adorable! And I love the look of the stacked black die layers under the colored layer on the Hello card.

  59. Rhonda Miller says:

    Wonderful cards. I love the adorable snowman.

  60. Marsha Loyer says:

    Great Copic coloring. The sentiment with 8 layers is seriously wicked!

  61. Kym Maxwell says:

    I absolutely love all of these cards, but that little snowman is so stinkin cute!!! You did a fabulous job on all of these thanks for sharing!!! Big Hugs!!

  62. Caren C. says:

    Such lovely cards!

  63. Marisela Delgado says:

    Your cards are simply FABULOUS!! Mercy!

  64. Andre M. says:

    These snowmen are some of the happiest I’ve ever seen and your card is pure delight. Your other cards are just as lovely with fab coloring.

  65. What an adorable snowman card, so cute! And love the extra cards as well, always so nice to have cute cards in the stash to send out if need be…..

  66. Cathy Lillie says:

    Your snowman card is adorable! I love the earmuffs on the snowman and the cute little bunny friend. The glitter and sparkle throughout the card is really pretty. Both of the bee cards are as sweet as can be. The freebie bees are so tiny and cute!

  67. Leanne S says:

    Beautiful cards here. The snowman is adorable.

  68. BrendaLea Abbott says:

    Love how fun your first card is Jenn, and then the next two are so perfect. I am a new customer at Honey Bee Stamps, and was shocked, but very appreciative of the free stamp I received in my order.

  69. Isabel Zito says:

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

  70. Amy says:

    Those snowmen are my favorite.

  71. Kim Teets says:

    The snowman card made me smile! How fun!

  72. Mary Holshouser says:

    that snowman makes me happy and smiling.
    Love the sentiment. The busy bees are
    great. Wonderful cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  73. MoJo says:

    Oh, that snowman is the cutest thing ever 😍

  74. Julie Booker says:

    I love all your cards. Those bee cards are fab and your snowman looks so happy. That sentiment is just perfect for your card.

  75. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    extra luv those hanging snowflakes!

  76. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great cards! Especially love the first one, such a happy snowman!

  77. chark says:

    Love all of these!

  78. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I LOVE THEM ALL! Especially that snowman with pink ear muffs!

  79. I LOVE the bright beautiful colors in all of your cards! This really feels so festive and fun, especially that adorable snowman in pink earmuffs! darling!

  80. Tammy L Davis says:

    What sweet cards! I love them all!

  81. Mary-Anne V says:

    What a great variety of cards! I especially love the adorable snowman on the first one and the Vivid colors on the 2nd.

  82. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    I love your cards! The glitter makes them.

  83. Sharon Dolan says:

    The snowman is cute, but my favorite is the sunflower card. Super funny to receive it from someone in a warm place here in the Beautiful frozen north!

  84. Dee Earnshaw says:

    WOW what an amazing collection of yummy cards – thanks for sharing 🙂

  85. Sheri Kempke says:

    Bees buzzing and wonderful Snowman and friends, great projects all! Thanks for the inspiration.

  86. Teresa Doyle says:

    Oh Jenn, ALL of your cards are so fun….they make my HEART HAPPY! Love these!

  87. Tracy Lustick says:

    Your cards are so stinking cute !

  88. Tracy Moloney says:

    WOW – WONDERFUL cards Jenn!
    LOVE your sunflowers, LOVE your bees, ADORE your snowman!
    Thank you for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS 🙂

  89. Marisela Delgado says:

    so pretty