Honey Bee Tri-Fold Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun Tri-Fold card featuring the Honey Bee Bundle! I recently shared a tri-fold shaker card, so I thought it would be fund to create another card that was inspired by the Gold Honey Specialty DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Whether you missed out on this DSP or maybe you’ve used it all up, today’s card shows you how you can create your own DSP just with the stamps! If you still have this wonderful DSP, I have an added bonus card at the end showing you how I used the DSP to create the same card!

For your card base, you will need one sheet of Basic Black cardstock, cut in half at 5 ½”. This will give you two bases cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and you will want one side to open to the right and the other side to open to the left. For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the large bee die to cut out two bees from a Black Foil sheet.

2. Heat emboss the sentiment in Black Emboss Powder on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1” Circle Punch. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch on Basic Black cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the All Wired Up background stamp in Versamark ink, and heat emboss Black Emboss Powder (I used my Stamparatus for this). I first sponged So Saffron ink all over the cardstock and then sponged Crushed Curry ink around the edges, just to give the cardstock some depth.

For the inside fold, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment in Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest Layering Oval Die. Use the second smallest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut a layering piece from Basic Black cardstock, this will be adhered under the sentiment.

2. Stamp the bee hive on Whisper White cardstock in Crushed Curry ink. I used the coordinating die to cut out, but then I used snips to cut along the bee hive to remove any of that little bit of WW cardstock along the outside. The reason for this, is that so this piece is smaller than what the cut out die would be. 

3. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first started with the large bee stamp in Memento ink, stamping three in the middle and two along the sides, and then used the small bee stamp in Memento ink filling in around the cardstock. The body of the bees are colored in with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.

For the front flap:

1. Use the bee hive die to cut out of the base layer.

2. Using one of the 5 ½” x 8 ½” card bases, you will adhere the cardstock and then tape the die to keep it in place. You will also want to make sure the card front opens to your left.

3. Adhere the detailed foil bees with liquid glue to the card front.

4. Adhere the layered sentiment with a dimensional.

For the second flap:

1. First adhere the back of the left opening card to the front of the right opening inside flap with liquid glue. Think of it this way, insert the left opening card back into the right opening card, the card will first open to the left, then to the right, and the middle will be your inside sentiment.

2. Adhere the stamped and colored bee base layer to the right opening flap.

3. Close the card completely (I used a block to keep the front (left) flap in place) and used dimensionals to adhere the bee hive to the inside (right) flap. This is why you want to trim down the bee hive, so there is enough room around it for the flap to open and close smoothly.

4. The layered sentiment is adhered to the cardstock.

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and flowers in Memento ink (you can also use your Stamparatus for this to make sure they are stamped evenly) and color the flowers in with the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends:

Here is the card I made with the Golden Honey Specialty DSP, only heat embossing the bee hive in gold:

Isn’t this a super cute and fun card?? Of course creating your own DSP base layers takes a little but longer, but this is a great way to show this fun bundle and make a fun fold card! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Mirror, mirror….

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute and fun Halloween card featuring Mercury Glass Designer Acetate sheets and the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! When I first saw the Mercury Glass Acetate sheets in the 2019 Holiday Catalog, the “cracked” design immediately made me think of a “cracked mirror” that would be perfect for a Halloween card! Since the letters from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies are small, spelling out the word “mirror” is a fun added touch!

The base layer is Granny Apple Green cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I stamped the Crackle Paint background stamp in Versamark and then heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder:

For the card front:

1. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out the word “mirror” twice in Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

2. Use the spider die from the Wicked Dies to cut out 3 spiders from the Black Foil Sheets. For the middle of the spider, adhere the small frosted droplet from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.

3. To create the mirror, use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies from the Black Foil Sheets. Use the third largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies from the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet in the “cracked” design.

To adhere the die cut letters, use the Black Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, cut in half. TIP-for the dot of the “i”, cut a mini dimensional into a ¼ and it will fit the dot. I first started at the edge of the base layer cardstock to adhere the M and the R, then worked inward to adhere the letters. HAVE FUN with this, they do not have to line up perfectly!

I used Snail to adhere the Mercury Glass Acetate oval to the Black Foil Oval and then used liquid glue on the back of the “mirror” to adhere in the middle. Since you are “sliding” the mirror into place, using liquid glue allows you to move the mirror into place and under the letters. I then used black mini dimensionals to adhere the spiders:

Adhere the completed card front base layer to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. The spider web is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Emboss powder and the spider and sentiment are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Shimmer Emboss Powder. I used a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to create the web line to the spider:

Isn’t this a super cute Halloween card?? I just love the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies and that you can spell out words to create a unique card! The new Black Stampin’ Dimensionals are great to use on your darker cardstock, don’t forget to add those to your shopping list!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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