Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome, friends!

Thanks so much for setting aside a few minutes in your day to stop by and join the fun we're having with the Hero Arts company in showcasing a fabulous new collaboration set with Honey Bee Stamps!

This stamp set is part of a special line that Hero Arts is creating with other companies in the crafting industry. You can read all about the program here, and it's all about coming together with other crafty friends to show unity in the industry!

So let's get to today's card!

I used some of the heart images from the You Are Amazing stamp set and stamped them with various dye inks on to white cardstock. I trimmed that piece down to a smaller size and also trimmed down a piece of colored cardstock from my scrap pile. After adhering the patterned piece on to the solid piece (slightly offset), I set it aside and went to work on the rest of the card.

I stamped the large heart and hand image from the set on to white cardstock and then fussy cut it out and glued foam on to the back of it before adhering it down to the patterned paper panel that I created.

I used a background die from Hero Arts to create the light blue background and glued it down to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. After mounting the finished patterned paper panel on to the card, I stamped out a sentiment, trimmed it down, and then glued it down to the card.

Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps will give away TWO $50 shopping sprees during this hop - one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Honey Bee Stamps! Winners will be drawn from the comments left across the hop - comment on more blogs for more chances to win! Enter by Wednesday, July 15th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps blogs the following week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


Honey Bee Stamps Hello Summer Release Blog Hop

Happy Summer, Friends!

Welcome to our fabulous blog hop where we've got so much fun inspiration in store for you! You can find the entire release here!

For today's card, I used the Freshly Picked stamp and die set, along with the Pearfect Sentiments stamp and die set.

I began by stamping out the images in different dye inks and then used the coordinating die set to cut out the images. I set them aside and then created the small watercolor panel by smooshing some dye inks on to a piece of acetate, spraying it with water, and then pressing the acetate down on to my white cardstock piece.

After arranging and gluing down my images to the watercolor panel, I set it aside and worked on the card base.

I cut and scored a white 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and then chose a piece of patterned paper from the Back to Basics paper pack, trimmed it down and then adhered it to the left side of my card base. I chose a small piece of pink cardstock and trimmed it down to a small strip. I glued it down alongside the black and white piece to create a finished edge.

After glueing a piece of foam on to the back of my watercolored panel, I adhered that panel down to my card base, off-setting the placement just a bit. I finished off the card by stamping and diecutting a sentiment from the Pearfect Sentiments set and adhering it down to the card with a bit of foam tape on the back.

Thanks so much for joining the blog hop today! Hop along to each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Honey Bee Shop!

Honey Bee Stamps
Mindy Eggen
Sara Sherlock
Kelly Martin - You are here!
Danielle Flynn - Go here next!
Brenda Noelke
Amy Tsuruta
Bobbi Lemanski
Amanda Fitterer
Vera Yates
Ilda Dias
Laura Jane
Jenny Hall
Jessica Frost Ballas

Have a fantastic day!