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Hi Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed seeing the amazing new products that were revealed with the BEE BOLD release last week.  I’ve got so many ideas and will be sharing a lot more projects using them in the coming weeks right here on the blog.

For today’s project I decided to have a little fun and make an interactive card using the Bee Hive stamp set.  The hive itself is almost completely symmetrical so it worked perfectly for the spinning focal point.

I stamped out 2 hive images and a few of the bees.  I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  For the front panel of the card I used the Hexagon Cover Plate Stipple Honey Cuts to add a little interest.  I did apply some very pale yellow ink to the cover plate before running it through my die cut machine.  That gives just a hint of shading to the stipple honeycomb texture.

Next I used one of the circle dies from the Double Stitched Circles Honey Cuts to die cut a circle in the front panel and also in the exact same position of the front of the card base itself.  Before I started assembling, I stamped the sentiment from Hi Honey  and some of the bee trails.

Now for the assembly.  I covered the back of the front panel with foam tape.  Adhered the 2 hive images back to back with a length of clear nylon thread sandwiched in between.  I centered the hive within the circle and secured the thread to the foam tape.  Make sure you have the thread pulled tight from top to bottom.  I added this panel to the card base being careful to line up the circles.  I added the bees and a scattering of sequins from the Raw Honey sequin mix.

Lastly I used some light blue ink to shade in the area behind the hive on the inside of the card.  I just used the same circle die to make a stencil.  And that completes this fun spinning hive card.  Thanks so much for joining me today and I’ll see you next Thursday!



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5 responses to “You’re the Bee’s Knees”

  1. Becca Yahrling says:

    I love this!! How beautiful. I love how you did the BG with the honeycomb; that’s really a great BG.

  2. Renee says:

    Adorable!! I love your stamps they are just the cutest!

  3. Andre M. says:

    This is just the cutest. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. renee milner says:

    What a fantastic card–I really like all the details you’ve added!

  5. Mirella Rogan says:

    That’s so beautiful, I love the spinner!