Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Blessings Blog Hop!





Welcome, crafty friends!

I'm so glad you're here because I have such a fun card to share with you today!

Honey Bee Stamps is having a fun blog hop today as part of inspiration week to fill your idea files with great ways to use the newest release which you can find here.

I had so much fun creating today's card, so I'll get right to it!


I was so excited when I saw this House Builder Die - it is so unbelievably amazing! It comes with so many pieces and options to customize your house. It can be used to make shaped cards OR the house is also small enough to fit on the front of an A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inch) card.

So really this card was simple to put together from the standpoint that I just cut out the pieces with my die cut machine and then glued them together. These dies are also a fun way to incorporate patterned paper, which is another obsession of mine! And using this die is also a great way to use up scrap paper in your stash because a lot of the elements of the house are pretty small.


Here are a couple tips I picked up along the way with using this die:

1. Ink Blend for Added Dimension

After you cut out your pieces, they can fall a little flat sometimes. So pick up an ink blending tool or a sponge dauber and blend some ink around the edges of the die cut pieces to give them some added dimension! This will help them pop off the base of the house a little better!


2. Add Colored Pencil Details for Added Texture

Using a colored pencil in the same shade as your die cut piece, you can lightly scribble on some lines to your die cut pieces to give them the look of texture. I did that with some of the window pieces to give them the look of wood grain.

3. Use the Photo from the Website for a Guide

Sometimes a large die set like this can be overwhelming and confusing, so utilize the product photos on the website to help you know what function all the pieces are supposed to perform! But the GREAT thing is that these dies are sized and designed so that some of the pieces can pull double duty and serve multiple functions.


For instance, you may notice that the sample photo here from the website does not contain a flower box underneath the two windows on the first floor of the house. And it also contains a nice detail piece over the front door. Well for my card, I used that front door piece as a flower box for the first floor windows instead!

I chose to keep this a shaped card, so I die cut another house panel and then used one of the dies in the set to create a hinge piece and glued one side of the hinge to the top of the under-side of the first decorated house panel. I then glued the other side of the hinge to the top of the other plain house panel to finish things off!

Thanks again for stoping by and be sure to check out all the other stops along the hop today! Honey Bee Stamps is giving away two prize packs valued at $50 to one lucky winner who comments on each stop along the way.

Check out the entire hop here!

Honey Bee Stamps
Channin Pelletier
Carol Hintermeier
Kelly Latevola
Lisa Cisneros
Kelly Martin (you are here!)
Bobbi Lemanski (go here next!)
Jill Hawkins
Galina Filippenko
Alba Castejon (our friend Alba is sharing her project for today's hop on her Instagram account!)


Have a great weekend!!

Kelly

33 comments

  1. Loving the soft beautiful colors of your house card!

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  2. Love the little house with all of your adorable extras! So creative. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. How lovely. I wish the second house come true because I want to move in. 🤩😊

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  4. Cute house. I like the colors and the flower boxes.

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  5. So cute. The first one looks like a beach cottage. Adorable.

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  6. Adorable! This is such a cool set of dies.

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  7. The house die is FAB! I love the soft colors you used!

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  8. This die is the cutest. Love all the designs with it!

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  9. This is a fabulous new die! Who doesn't love a shaped card!

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  10. Fun details on your house card! This die set looks like so much fun!

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  11. Great fall release! Awesome creation! I especially love the soft colors you used!

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  12. I'd like to enter the home and talk to you about our King. Blessings

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  13. I would like to live in that gorgeous house you created, can I? :-)

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  14. This house set makes lovely cards. Yours looks wonderful. Thanks for pointing out some different ways to use the dies.

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  15. I love the soft pretty colours that you used on your house ❤❤❤

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  16. I love how you can customize your house with these dies by adding or subtracting elements. The subtle colors in your card give the dies a whole new look!

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  17. The house card is my fav :) What an awesome die set! :)

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  18. The house is so beautiful! I love it!

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  19. Cute house cards! It's so fun to see how different everyone's houses look with the same die set.

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  20. Kelly, your little house is just darling! So sweet and so different! What a great die set! Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful inspiration!

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  21. The coloring you added to the edges of all the pieces added a lot of dimension. I like your choice of colors too.

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  22. That house die set is amazing!!

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  23. This house die will be a good addition to my collection

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  24. Love this house builder. You have
    two great ways to present it.
    thanks for sharing
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  25. This house is just the cutest, love the palette you've used.

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  26. Oh my gosh, your card makes me want to hit the beach! And it is now September, so no more beach time unfortunately, but still I want to go because your card reminds me of a sunny beach house! Beautiful work!!!!

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  27. Awesome release. Your house card is so cute.

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  28. Your house is stunning! Thank you for sharing your tips as well so helpful!

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