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!

Kelly

53 comments

  1. Great card! I love muted colour in the background with the focal circles!

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  2. I like the use of the circles. I would never have thought of doing that!

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  3. Wow, what a great idea to use that Birthday Candle Background Stencil like this!

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  4. Cute! Love the patterned paper!

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  5. Super cute!!! Those candles are so fun!!!

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  6. Super card! I like the pattern paper as the base, and the scalloped circles are placed proportionately on the card! Thanks for being on the hop!

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  7. Wowsers...this is the kind of stencil that will make my OCD really happy.
    Love how it has been used in this card

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  8. Love the candles! Gorgeous design and I love the party sentiment!

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  9. I love that HoneyBee makes cover plates and stencils, so many options. Love how you used the stencil on this card, great idea!

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  10. Oh, I really like your colors. The blue stands out perfectly.

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  11. Such a creative way to use these supplies! Love it!

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  12. Cute and festive card design.

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  13. Love how you put the candle paper into circles. Very different take. Very cute.

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  14. Like the combo of the candles and circles.

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  15. I like the circle focus with the stencil. Great use to break up the look.

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  16. Great presentation. Love the black lettering to make the sentiment pop right off the front of the card

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  17. Such a fun card! I like the background paper. That pack looks like it full of fun patterns. Your circles make it look like I'm looking down on lots of yummy cakes.

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  18. What a great way to use that stencil! Great card!

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  19. Love the way you used the candle stencil. Cool Card.

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  20. Nice card and nice set of stamps! Thanks for sharing your work

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  21. What a cute card, love the green and blue colours.

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  22. What a fun and cool design,I really like it!

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  23. Love the set of candles stencils! Pretty card, and an awesome sentiment too! Love that 'party' die set!

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  24. Great idea cutting the stenciled paper into circles!

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  25. Such a unique card great idea tyfs

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  26. Such an adorable card!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  27. Great card! I love the colors!

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  28. Love your Lets Party Card!. It is so versatile for so many occasions. Great card to have on hand. Happy 5th.

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  29. Very cute card! I love the colors you used!

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  30. Love how you die-cut that candle design into circles. Certainly looks totally different and an extra way to stretch products = win-win!

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