Just Bee-cause

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It’s Jacky here. For my project today I have created a Stand Up Card using the new Dotted Scallop Circles and Ovals and Bead Strings 2 dies from Els Van de Burgt Studio. I have also used the Strawberries die set and clear stamps from Joset Designs.

Here’s how I created my card:

Step 1: Cut a piece of Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock measuring 5″ x 11″. Score at 3″ and 5-1/2″. Fold along score lines. Lightly score at 8-1/4″ but do not fold.

Step 2: Cut a piece of Celadon Green Soft Finish Cardstock of 2 ½” x 5″. Adhere the piece to the bottom of the card base.

Step 3: Using one of the Bead Strings 2 cut 3 bead strips in Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive prior to cutting.

Step 4: Die cut one Dotted Scallop Circle from White Soft Finish cardstock using the smallest Dotted Scallop Circle in the set. Use black ink to stamp ‘Just Bee-cause” onto the circle.

Step 5: Die cut one Stitched Oval from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the third largest die in the set.

Step 6: Die cut one Dotted Scallop Oval from Celadon Green Soft Finish Cardstock using the second largest die in the set.

Step 7: To create the Strawberries: Die cut one large solid strawberry and one small solid strawberry from Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut one large and one small strawberry stamen and one large and one small strawberry overlay from White Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive prior to cutting. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply the ink, color overlays with Barn Door; color stamens with Mowed Lawn Ink. (Clean the tool between colors.) When ink is dry, assemble strawberries and adhere to card front as shown.

Step 8: To create the leaves: Die cut two strawberry leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the leaves with Mowed Lawn Ink applied with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. For best results, work on top of a non-stick craft mat (or the leftover backing of an adhesive sheet) and start making circular motions with the inked tool while it is on the mat, working toward the edge of the cardstock and then onto the shape (edge to center so the darkest ink is at the outer areas). Tip: Use light hand pressure. You can always add more ink as needed.

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Step 9: To create the bees: Die cut two bee bodies from black and yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheets. Die cut wings from White Soft Finish Cardstock. The bee with the open wings will go on the bottom Celadon Green Color piece to create the Stand-up Helper card. Refer to the photo.

Step 10: Assemble card – Adhere the white Stitched Oval to the Green Dotted Scallop Oval.  Adhere the strawberries,  leaves and one bee to the white oval. Adhere the main Oval panel to the lower half of the front of the card. Use 3D tape to add dimension to the small strawberry.  Add Bead Strings accents. Add the second bee as explained in step 9.

I hope you enjoy this project and have a wonderful Sunday!

Jacky.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

710- Bees

1173- Dotted Scallop Ovals

1172- Dotted Scallop Circle

1113- Stiched Ovals

1149- Strawberries

1169- Bead Strings 2

CS015- Clear Stamps- Bee Sentiments.

Other:
Inks: Black, Green, Red
Acrylic block for stamp
Die Cutting Machine
Foam Tape

“Summer” mini-album

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Happy first week of Summer to my Northern Hemisphere crafty friends! Summer is easily my favorite season and it always seems that the time flies by. This year I decided to create a little mini album to capture some of the happy summer memories.  The album is the first album I have created and it was so much fun…I know I will make more! Perhaps some of my family and friends will see a mini album in their future.  (big smile!)

The mini album was not designed by me (I found the instructions on Pinterest) so I will provide a link to the album instruction at the end of this post. However, I can share photos of my take on the album…and I have many to share…so let’s start!

The front of the album with Suzanne Cannon’s lovely Summer die and bright and cheerful Graphic 45 papers:

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The back of the album has Celebrate (because I think every summer day is a celebration of season):

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The mini album is accordion style…so neat!

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The album contains panels for photos or journaling.

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Following the cheerful theme I used the “happy” die on the front inside panel:

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“Remember” definitely had to be used on this wee album…

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…as did “Memories” (so pretty!!)

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The heart is elegant and happy (had to be added!)…

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…and “Dream” (one of my favorite dies!) will be used with a photo of my sweet puppy sleeping…

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Here are the outside panels…

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…and the inside panels…

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Oh – I so look forward to adding all my photos, journaling and embellishments to this cheerful album! (Can you tell I enjoyed making it?)

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Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Other products used:

  • Graphic 45 Mother Goose papers
  • Card stock in black and ivory
  • Black sheer polka dot ribbon
  • Wet glue
  • Embellishments of your choice

As promised, here is the link to the album instructions: http://embrace-serendipity.blogspot.ca/2016/04/baby-boy-girl-accordion-zig-zag-mini.html

 

Thank you for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the album.

Big hugs,

Kathy Jo

 

 

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