Friday, March 13, 2020

Honey Bee Bundle for As You See It Challenges

I am almost all finished my preparations for my event on Saturday, my One Day Craft Crop to Aid Refugees. I had to work to squeeze in my As You See It Challenge card for the new challenge this morning. It's a Fill in the Blank Challenge, which means you have to fill in the blank to finish a sentence, and then make your card based on how you filled in the blank. Here's the Challenge Banner, with the idea concocted by Design Team Member, Joanne James!

I decided to fill in the blanks with the words, My favourite type of card to send is birthday cards for my grandkids.

The next grandchild to have a birthday in my family is Cedar and she will be turning six years old in May. I asked her mom, my daughter Kristen, what stamp set she would like and she chose either the Honey Bee set from the Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue or the carried over Nature's Beauty set from the Holiday Catalogue. I chose the Honey Bee set, but now I see that the bundle is not orderable for awhile until the dies are available again. The coordinating paper I used was a Sale-A-Bration reward, but that is sold out now - The Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is possible that some of our supplies may be impacted in the next while by the Corona virus crisis, as China manufactures a lot of our products except for our stamps themselves.

Anyway, without further ado, here is my card:

  • The Highland Heather card base echoes the colouring I did on the two embossed flowers on either side of the hive. They were embossed with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Detailed Bee dies.
  • The hive was embossed with Gold on Whisper White and die cut, while the sentiment and the bees themselves were embossed in Black on Gold Foil and die cut with the same coordination set.
  • The striped background paper and the hexagon background panel are both from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that you can no longer get. In fact, the only way you can get it now, is to earn an invite to my exclusive Celebrate Sale-A-Bration Party. To do that you have to have earned at least one Sale-A-Bration reward from me, during the Sale-A-Bration period. I usually hold it in April, with lots of SAB rewards as door prizes. The date may have to be postponed depending on the Covid-19 crisis, but it will still happen, and I do have a pack of that paper to give away to one lucky recipient!      
  • I used the Family Party stamp set for the sentiment at the top.
I created another version of this card first using a different design from the same pack of paper for the background, but I realized I didn't like it and made a different design at the last minute for the challenge.  It was just too busy for my liking. What do you think:

Well, have a great weekend! I'll hopefully have lots of things to share with you on Monday after the Craft Crop!


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  1. This is such a sweet set, it's hard to make anything bad with it! I love your golden hive and the way you've coloured the paper to match.

  2. What a charming card to make for your DGD! Who wouldn't love all those busy bees keeping that hive thriving! So cute!

  3. Thanks, Jan and Carol. My granddaughter likes to help my daughter with her beehives. She even has her own 5 yr old size bee suit to wear when she does it, so this is a great choice for her card.


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