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Monday, July 23, 2012

Bee Happy!

Hello Everyone!  I'm so glad you could stop by!

Today I am posting a birthday card that I have put together for several blog challenges.

This oh-so-sweet stamp is Honeybee Tilda from the Summer Memories collection by Magnolia of Sweden.  I have colored her with Copic markers and placed her on a flower that I made using an egg punch.  After punching each egg petal, I embossed them with the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug, inked them and then stitched the edges.  The "Bee Happy" stamp is by Studio 112.

This is my first attempt at a Side Step card.  This photo shows the base of the card flat and the top photo shows it folded so that the card will stand as if on an easel.  I cut the base pieces using my Cricut with the Elegant Edges cartridge.  This didn't work out so great because it didn't cut symmetrically.  I had to fiddle with it a lot to get it to work.  The rest of the products I've used for this project are listed below.

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♥ Laura C.

Challenges for this card:

Tilda's Town (Anything Goes)
7 Kids (Winged Things)
Simon Says Stamp (Dawny's Sketch)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers (Sugar - Tilda Only)
Simply Magnolia (Embossing)
Magnolia-licious Highlites Mid-month (Not A Square)
Just Magnolia (Birthday)
Stamp N Plus (Anything Goes)

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Honeybee Tilda by Magnolia, Bee Happy by Studio 112
Inks: Copic Markers, Memento, StazOn, Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
DP's: American Crafts (play ping pong), Doodlebug (fauna), the blue clouds and orange check papers are scraps from my stash that I have no company name for.
Dies: Memory Box (woodland branch), Sizzix (leaf), Spellbinders (scalloped circle) Cricut (eyelet shadow-elegant edges)
Punches: Egg 1 1/4"x2"
Misc: Sewing machine, wire and pom poms from my supplies

19 comments:

mae said...

Wow, Laura, this is such a beautiful creation! I love your colors and the layers you put on this card!Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia Challenge this week. Hugs, Mae

Lin said...

Love that you made a shaped card and incorporated our sketch, too! Darling! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Cathy Lee said...

Love your honey bee Tilda, Laura. She is adorable and sweetly colored. Love the design and your papers are fabulous.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Leslie Turner said...

Super cute! Love your Tilda! Those papers are awesome and such a good fit for the flower!
Hugs,
Leslie
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Kelly Neis said...

Laura, your card is fun, cheery and adorable. I love the design and Tilda is colored so pretty. She is perfect sitting on the flower, everything looks great on your card.

ParkNSlide said...

Very clever to use the egg punch and emboss the petals. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

JAE613 said...

I love it! The colors definitely make me happy:) always so creative!

Suzan L said...

Hi Laura, your cards is so darling!! I love the flower that you made for Tilda to sit on. The petals look wonderful embossed! And, Tilda is colored so beautifully!
Hugs,
Suzan

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Totally cute card, love the bright colors.
Blessings Doreen

Bonnie Irvine said...

Great card design. The colours are so bright and fun. They go perfectly with this sweet image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Paper Tails said...

Very cute card! I really like your design and the bee is just too cute.

Karen

cabio's craft corner said...

Super cute shape card. Love the fun sentiment that match Tilda's image. Perfect match :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Norma said...

Laura, beautiful card. Love this Honeybee Tilda. You've coloured her beautifully. I've only coloured here once and would love to have another go at her if I didn't have the new images to play with...LOL. Love the shape of your card.
Hugs,
Norma

Linda said...

Wow what a gorgeous design!!!! Tilda is adorable as a hobey bee!!!!! Excellent choice!!!!!

plouise said...

lovely card,i love the colours too, nice and bright

Elizabeth said...

Such a colorful and happy card, Laura! I love it! Thanks for joining us in Tilda's Town this week. Hugs, Elizabeth

Tina Makuc said...

Gorgeous card Laura!! The layout and papers are awesome and I really like your colouring!!
Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!! Good luck in the draw!!
Hugs, Tina

Cindy Groh said...

Super cute card. Love the patterned papers you used. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus this month.

Crafty and Green said...

What a Fantastic Card! LOVE The Bold Colors & all your beautiful Details! Thank you so much for playing with us at Stamp N Plus July Challenge! Please Come Back and Play with us again!

Many Blessings,
Tina

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