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Hi there! Laura here and I’m excited to join Honey Bee for their 12 Designers of Christmas series!

December 1 – 11 we will give away a $25 Gift Certificate to one person who comments on that day’s blog post
December 12th we will give away a $100 Gift Certificate to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave comments daily!

I have a couple of projects to share using some of my favorite Honey Bee sets.

My first project features the Season’s Tweetings stamp set & coordinating Honey cut dies. These festive birds are irrisistable and the fonts in this set are gorgeous, too!

I colored the images with Copics and used circle dies to create indivdual frames for each bird to pop out of. I blended distress inks on the background.

This next project feaures the Forest Friends stamp set and coordinating Honey cut dies.

I used another large circle die to frame these sweet furry critters and clipped a felt bow at the top for fun. The images were colered with Copics and fussy cut out.

Thanks so much for joining me and thank you to Honey Bee for having me. Wishing you a wonderul Holiday Season!

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136 responses to “Twelve Designers of Christmas: Day 11 Laura Bassen”

  1. Tiffany Temmis says:

    I am loving all the inspiration on here! Everyone has done such a great job!!

  2. Jen says:

    Speechless on the cuteness of these projects!!! Absolutely love your designs, colors and ideas!

  3. Marsha Loyer says:

    Love the color choices on the aweet bordie card. Never thought to use a felt bow on a card before…I need to think on that a minute! Lol

  4. Jan Elmore says:

    Oh my……so stinking cute and no other words to describe the delight of seeing these cards!

  5. Debbie A Smith says:

    Super cute

  6. Inky says:

    Those birds are way too cute! Hopefully I can grab those next year. The blue felt bow with the beautiful spotted background makes the Forest Friends card😍 Both cards are so lovely❣️

  7. Becca Yahrling says:

    I love the birdies!! So adorable. I also love the design with each peeking out of their circle. And the Forest Friends card is just as sweet. I love all critters!

  8. This are so stinkin’ adorable!! You did a magnificent job on the coloring!

  9. Ohhh….these are such sweet cards. Beautifully done. Cheers.

  10. Melissa Minelli says:

    Really cute cards! I really like how you cute out the places for the birds to peek out of. These stamps are really cute. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Michele Bewley says:

    LOOVE the tweetings – what a great job on making the circles look 3 dimensional – this is a keeper!

  12. Martha R says:

    Thank you, HoneyBee, for the fun blog hop! Your stamps and dies are so awesome!

  13. Evelyn Burton says:

    I just love all your stamps and dies! The ones that I have are wonderful. I also like the way Laura cut the circles out to show off the die-cuts and stamps. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Lindar C says:

    Those birds ars so cute, and the bunny ears, adorable! Love your cards.

  15. Cute cards! I especially like the one with the Season’s Tweetings. Awesome ink blending, as always Laura!

  16. Becky Green says:

    I THOUGHT that little bow looked softer than paper! LOL LOOOOVE THAT BOW!!! I ALWAYS get a SMILE when I see your cards, Laura!!! BOTH CARDS are WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  17. Connie says:

    Once again Laura has hit it out of the park. She is such an inspiration.

  18. Kris Reeves says:

    Laura definitely rocked these sets!

  19. cyndi morris says:

    I love these sweet cards. Laura never disappoints.

  20. Rochelle Mathis Crawford says:

    I am just in love at these birds… I can’t wait to add them to my collection

  21. Jackie Parkins says:

    Laura’s cards are always so creative. I love the Distress Ink background and the coloring on the critters is beautiful.

  22. Linda Carson says:

    Big fan of Laura’s artwork! It’s always so brightly colored and tons of fun!

  23. mary kozak says:

    love the birdies peeking out of the circles. tfs

  24. Anila says:

    Absolutely cute cards… White one is a darling

  25. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the use of the circles.
    the little guys looking out of the peepholes
    are darling. The group scene in the
    second card is fun.
    thanks for sharing.

  26. Mary W says:

    Laura really rocks the rainbows and gives me excellent advice like using cool colors for the background and warm colors for the focal points.

  27. Carolee McCaslin says:

    LOVE these darling cards!!!

  28. Denise Bryant says:

    Darling cards! I am in love with the Season’s Tweetings stamp set… adorable birds! And the Forest Friends critters card is sweet too! Delightful images!

  29. Teresa Doyle says:

    Eeeeeeek, Laura, these are too stinkin’CUTE! I love these birds and peeking out the ‘window’s, ACK, I can hardly stand IT! LOL ♡ it. Your second card is sweet too. Who doesn’t ♡ themselves some Honey Bee IMAGES???? Too ADORABLE!

  30. Sally Keagle says:

    Oh Laura, these are just delightful! You always do such amazing work. Smiling!!

  31. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Laura, I love love love these cards! HB makes the cutest critters. Those birdies are my faves… Love the ink blending behind them… highlights them perfectly!

  32. Mary-Anne V says:

    Very cute Laura! Really like those sweet festive birds!

  33. Jeanne Beam says:

    Adorable cards. Love all the little critters. Thanks for sharing…

  34. Maureen Reiss says:

    Love LOVE LOVE these cards!!! Those little cute birds are to die for!!!

  35. Leanna says:

    I love the birds peeking out and the colors behind them!

  36. Joni S says:

    Wow, Laura, those season’s tweetings are really cute! What a fun idea, I’m so stealing that! Now, to gather supplies….thanks for the inspiration!

  37. Anna says:

    I adore the peekaboo style cards.
    Annamieke from the land down under

  38. Sheri K says:

    I love the tweetings card–just super cute! The other one is cute too, but something about the images and sentiment just grab me. Awesome job Laura and Honeybee stamps!

  39. Cynthia Cole says:

    Love your cards!

  40. These are super sweet designs, I especially love the card with the birdies – so adorable! Thanks so much for supporting Melissa and HoneyBee Stamps, Laura!

  41. Kara Hopkins says:

    Love your creativity!! Super cute!! Merry Christmas

  42. Kara Hopkins says:

    Need to start creating with all these great ideas!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!! Merry Christmas

  43. Doris Jones says:

    These stamps are so adorable. I recall seeing a card with just the bunnies and thought they were the cutest stamps. The work on these cards is amazing, bright and fun all in a bundle. My budget will be shot but I must check out your line and sign up!

  44. preeti d. says:

    Awwww such cutie pie cards 🙂 love the sweet colors and critters. Totally adorable

  45. Dana W says:

    Super cute cards!! I just love those birdies!!

  46. Absolutely fun and adorable!

  47. Isabelle says:

    I love Laura’s cards, they are beautiful and so cute !

  48. Lorraine Turner says:

    Laura, I absolutely love critters and cards with critters on them well they leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling. So thank you for choosing to use critters on both your designs for HoneyBee Stamps. Also, thank you for the technique of using a circular die in the way you did, this means that I can stretch the usage of my shaped dies. I am certainly going to try to use them in a more abstract way in the future.


  49. FD91354 says:

    Adorable cards. Love these sweet images.

  50. Kelle L says:

    The critters are so cute, and I love the felt bow. Is there a die to make the bow?

  51. Adorable cards and I love the colors your used. These critters are so cute and I love the layout.

  52. F. Andre says:

    Forest Friends are the cutest ever. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  53. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Your cards are absolutely adorable ! margessw@icloud.com

  54. Lindarub says:

    Cute cards.

  55. Daniela May says:

    Again and again Laura’s work is brilliant – love how she uses these images

  56. Sara says:

    I love these designs!

  57. Lucy E. says:

    I’m loving that rainbow-ish
    colored card! I love how Laura
    uses circle dies to make her peek a boo
    windows or to highlight a scene.
    Great inspiration!

  58. Always a joy to see Laura … even more so here showcasing these adorable sets! Cute bubbles of colour highlighting those festive feathery friends … and that sweet group of woodland chums is completely sweet … great touch to add that soft felt bow! Anita 🙂

  59. Amanda says:

    Love the kindness card. All the animals are so beautifully colored! (And I’m just in love with kindness sentiments! :))

  60. Bev Karolak says:

    Adorable cards Laura! Such cute critters! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  61. Amy Cooley says:

    I really love how the birds are peeking out from the circle cut-outs. What a cute idea!

  62. Marisela Delgado says:

    Super cute cards!

  63. Trina P. says:

    Love these, especially how colourful they are. Love Laura’s style.

  64. Megan says:

    Those birds are so cute. So many great Christmas stamp images.

  65. So soft and sweet. Just precious. Love those chicks and the bear and bunny too. Just lovely. Happy Holidays!

  66. Angie Linton says:

    Adorable cards! I love those birds so much and your design showcases them so well.

  67. SabineVDK says:

    Very cute cards!!!! Those chicks are too cute!

  68. D.Ann C says:

    You always do such amazing things with color – like the background for those amazing birds!

  69. Sue Symens says:

    Absolutely love those little birds! Fun cards.

  70. Barbara Lambe says:

    These stamps are so cute, I must have them!

  71. Carolyn S says:

    The first animals are super cute but those little birds are adorable beyond words. And the ink blending is so gorgeous. What great cards to round out a wonderful 12 days!

  72. Christy Q says:

    I just love Laura’s Seasons Tweetings card – it spotlights all of the techniques that she does so well and that I love! The expert layout, the colors and the placement of the sentiment. When I grow up, I want to be like Laura Bassen! 🙂

  73. Sue McRae says:

    Very sweet cards…love the cutie birds!

  74. Carla Hundley says:

    Love the cut outs in
    these cards and the
    birdies are adorable!
    Carla from Utah

  75. Lori says:

    Love the ink blending on Laura’s cards. The Tweetings card is just adorable.

  76. Patt H. says:

    Love those adorable birds! Great use of circle dies on both cards!!

  77. carol says:

    Laura’s ability to marry cute AND classy is visible here with her duo of exponentially sweet bird and forest animal cards! Thank you for the smiles today!

  78. Iris Soscia says:

    Such cute and fun cards – love the birds peeking out on The Season’s Tweetings card.s

  79. corinne h says:

    those birds are the cutest things, i love the kindness card that is good for al times,

  80. Sue LD says:

    So cute. I like the circle designs.

  81. Pai says:

    These are so cute!

  82. Natalie Godfrey says:

    OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.

  83. Mel H says:

    Super cuteness. Love the birds especially so!

  84. Carol H. says:

    Such happy and cheerful cards! So so pretty! I NEED the birds!!!!! 🙂

  85. MelissaF says:

    Sweet birds and adorable forest friends on these fun and festive cards! Love the ink blended circle cut outs and the off center circle frame for the cute forest critters – awesome card designs!

  86. Loly Borda says:

    Awww Laura! I love how you colored those adorable creatures! TFS

  87. Pooja says:

    How cute are this cards !

  88. Susan Pezza says:

    I love your cards, so stinkin’ cute!! I just received the Forest Friends stamp and die set and am anxious to use it, it so adorable!! Thanks for sharing .

  89. Laura Zepeda says:

    This is so cute! I love the colors

  90. Melissa B. says:

    So cute! I love those birds poking out of the circles, they are adorable!

  91. Love the bright backgrounds behind those birds!

  92. Lagene says:

    AWESOME cards! I especially love the 3 peek-a-boo birdies!

  93. Kinjal says:

    Hi Laura, these are the cutest cards! And needless to say the felt bow is super adorable! Honeybeestamps are so versatile and love how you have used them!

  94. Gwen says:

    Such cute stamps and I love your designs with the diecut circles!

  95. Deborah LeMarbre says:

    Adorable cards Laura, love the creativity.

  96. Breina Burgin says:


  97. Jane says:

    Love the adorable cards!

  98. Geraldine Carbonari says:

    Love, love, love these critters. Great job coloring on these cards…………….

  99. irene Grau says:

    I always say I can spot a Laura Bassen card from a mile. I love her soft sponging!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  100. Carol Ross says:

    These cards are so cute and sweet! Love the critters and the birdies! Thank you for sharing your talents, Laura.

  101. Oliev says:

    Those birds are just adorable, great cards:-)

  102. Beth Myers says:

    Love the layout with the birds. So sweet and colorful!

  103. Awww these are super adorable cute cards!! I love the coloring and the beautiful design 🙂

  104. Denise Kasbohm says:

    These are so cute. Love your coloring too!!

  105. Beth B. says:

    I like the non-centered cutouts.

  106. CATHY SCHUSTER says:

    So, so clever!

  107. Haejin says:


  108. Katherine S says:

    Such darling cards and awesome colouring Laura. Those season’s tweetings birds are just too cute.

  109. Elizabeth Pollock says:

    I love both cards but that Season’s Tweetings really gave me a giggle. Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration over these last 11 days!
    Hugs from snowy New Hampshire… brrrrrr

  110. Isabel Z says:

    I love your creations–little works of art!

  111. Shaunne says:

    I sit here thinking all the adorable cards I could make for my little nieces and nephews with these gems. That first card all I could think of was “peek a boo!”

  112. Julie Booker says:

    Laura, I love how you used the birds from Snow birds and season’s tweetings. I’m going to have to try and recreate your design (with my own twist). They are sooooo cute! I just love the Honey Bee Christmas stamps set release. They are all fantastic.

  113. arlene p. says:

    I love the little birds looking out of the circles, Great idea! This new release is wonderful

  114. bobbieBluegill says:

    Seasons Twittings is the best. Love the shading under the circle openings.

  115. Bethany Gates says:

    I love that your animal stamps always have cute faces!

  116. Nan says:

    I’m not usually a critter person but these little guys and girls are too cute! Thanks Laura for the great inspiration.

  117. John says:

    Absolutely cute cards. Beautiful!!

  118. Christine M says:


  119. Mary says:

    So amazing! Merry Christmas!

  120. Kristine Johnson Gifford says:

    These little birds are so darn cute and your cards are just beautiful and provide a lot of inspiration! Thanks!

  121. Jeanne Beam says:

    Your cards are so cute. Thanks for sharing…

  122. Monica W says:

    I love the polka dots in this card, so adorable!

  123. kathy dumpert says:

    Thanks for another day of inspiration honey bee!

  124. Stacy V says:

    Two great cards! I love how you positioned your focal points on your cards with the circles. Nice formatting 😀

  125. Kimberly Kendle says:

    So super cute! I love the critters!

  126. dana says:

    always forget about using circle die for windows

  127. Beatrice Cristina Lawson says:

    Too cute for words. This is such an adorable set of critters (and normally I am not a critter fan:-))

  128. Donna says:

    Love those little birds. Super cute. Thanks!

  129. Michele W says:

    Cute cards, especially the one with the birds but all the critters are great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  130. Lorie Bohnstedt says:

    The Season’s Tweeting stamp set is just adorable! It’s a must have! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  131. Stacey L Palmer says:

    Those chubby little birds are so stinking cute… They are on my Christmas list. Love your cards!

  132. Tanja Souter says:

    These are lovely cards I love the circles and curve.

  133. Dee Earnshaw says:

    these designs are just fabulous. Thanks for the eye-candy:)

  134. Arianna Barbara says:

    Beautiful cards!!!

  135. ADORABLE !! I love the colors you used, super cute cards, looks like peek a boo.

  136. renee milner says:

    Such doggone cute stamps and cards–you nailed it on the coloring as always! 🙂