Honey Bee Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hey there, friends!

Thanks for joining the fun on the blog hop today! If you've just come from Julianne's blog, then you're in the right place! I'm so happy for Melissa's celebration of 5 years in this industry - especially since I'm also celebrating 5 years in cardmaking this year as well!

There's so much inspiration to be found along the way, so let's dive right into my card for today!

I began by using the Birthday Candle Background Stencil set to create those circle elements on the card. This set comes with three stencils, so you can stencil the candles spearately from the flames and get two different colors! The third stencil is the entire pattern in one stencil for creating a tone-on- tone look all in one color.

These stencils are etched with grid lines so you can line up your cardstock and get everythig centered - genius, right?!

After I ink blended my candle images on to my white cardstock using Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks, I used a circle die from an older set to cut out several areas of the cardstock. I then used the same blue ink to color the frame piece.

I selected a piece of patterned paper from the Birthday Bash paper pack and cut it down to a 4 x 5.25 inch panel. I then glued down my circle elements to that piece of patterned paper, arranging them around so that most of them were coming off the edge. After cutting off the excess around the edges, I adhered that finished panel down to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card base.

I used the Party die and some of the same patterned paper from that Birthday Bash paper pack to create that large die cut and then stamped the "Let's" from the matching Party stamp set to finish everything off!

And of course it wouldn't be a celebration blog hop without a chance to win some prizes!

Hop along to each stop today and leave a comment on each blog. This blog hop is going on for two days, so there will be two opportunities to win a $25 gift card to the Honey Bee Stamps store.

Here is the hop list for day 1:

Honey Bee Stamps
Vera Yates
Kelly Latevola
Bobbi Lemanski
Jenny Hall
Galina Filippenko
Ilda Dias
Brenda Noelke
Jessica Frost Ballas
Julianne Foyil
Kelly Martin - you are here!
Jill Hawkins
Arjita Singh

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!