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CAS birthday card | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Wednesday! Tomorrow is Eid, so I got TONS to do popping in with a quick birthday card with minimum coloring!

To create this card, I stared by die cutting an ombre purple sheet from the Playful Pastels paper pad with the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top. I adhered it to an A2 top folding notecard, added stacked diecuts from the Bitty Buzzwords die set, cut from black card stock. Lastly I accented the card with some floral images from the Fancy Frosting stamp set, that I colored but hadn’t previously used!

I’ve recently been loving making quick and easy CAS cards, I hope that you are enjoying them too!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Rainbow Balloons | Honey Bee Stamps

What type of card do you make the most? For me it was thank you cards, now it’s birthday cards (I still have to work on the sending part!). And when a brand has a birthday themed release, you know that I’m all for it! Thanks to Honey Bee Stamps I finally have a balloon stencil!

Stencils and ink blending are one of the easiest ways to create a quick but fancy looking card! To create this card, I started with an A2 piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and adhered the large balloon stencil. I inked it up in rainbow order using distress oxides in Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. The I used the second layer of smaller balloons with white pigment ink to create a shadow look.

I finished off the card with a stacked ‘happy birthday’ die cuts from Bitty Buzzwords die set.

This card is part of the Honey Bee Stamps Instagram hop. So head over to my Instagram to start hopping and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by! Till the next time stay safe!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Sneak Peaks Day 2 | Honey Bee Stamps

Back with a quick idea for day 2 of Honey Bee Stamps Let’s Celebrate Release. We will be sharing sneak peak daily till May 3rd so make sure to stop by daily for new peaks!

When you have a name like mine, you literally NEVER get to pick something off the shelf! Yay for alpha stamps that let you create WHATEVER you want! And that’s exactly what I did with the new Sugar Cookie Alphabet stamp set. I heat embossed the letters in gold, die cut with the coordinating die cuts. I cut a book mark shape from a sheet from the Funfetti Birthday paper pack. Added some ribbon and now my daughter has a custom book mark!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Instagram for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Sneak Peaks Day 1 | Honey Bee Stamps

It’s time again for a brand new release from Honey Bee Stamps! We will be sharing sneak peak daily till May 3rd so make sure to stop by daily for new peaks!

For today’s card, I decided to step out of my comfort zone to use pattern paper, along with the balloon stamps from Fancy Frosting stamp set. I stamped, colored them with copics, restamped and heated embossed with silver embossing powder, and lastly die cut them using the coordinating dies.

When trying to add them to the pattern paper that I chose from the Funfetti Birthday paper pad, which was also going to be the sentiment, they were getting lost so I added a piece of vellum to allow the balloons to pop a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Instagram for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Pattern paper backgrounds | Honey Bee Stamps

Hi! I’m Farhana and I hoard pattern paper and crafting supplies! Like seriously! I have no idea when and where I got the paper that I used on this card, and the die has been in my ‘to use’ pile since January!

When shopping I’m super ambitious and think that I will make ALL the interactive cards, but clearly there’s not even a handful on the blog! For today’s card, I kept most of it simple, as it took me a while to get to put together the interactive part. I used the Fortune Cookie Slider die from Honey Bee Stamps.

I die cut all the pieces from white card stock, inked blended them and added a sentiment Fortunate To Have You stamp set.

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Farmhouse Florals | Honey Bee Stamps

Hey there! Welcome to the blog for some fun with Honey Bee Stamps! They are celebrating their 6th Birthday and there’s a ton of giveaways and freebies with purchase! Make sure to head over to my Instagram for a giveaway!

Today I’m sharing a floral card (you know me!) using a stamp set from an older release, Farm Fresh Flowers stamp set.

I started by stamping, coloring using copies and die cutting the images using the coordinating dies. Then I heat embossed the a thin sentiment from the same Farm Fresh Flowers stamp set on to the jug.

To create the background, I embossed a sheet of paper from the Playful Pastels Paper Pad using the Whimsical Hearts A2 Cover Plate.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to check out the Honeybee Facebook group and Instagram for more details and fun giveaways! And head on over to my Instagram for a flash giveaway!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Donuts and Coffee | Honey Bee Stamps

What better way to start your day then with donuts and coffee? Well nothing much I guess besides crafting while having the donuts and coffee!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I am all about adding rainbows to EVERYTHING! So of course my donuts needed some rainbow glaze too!

I started by stamping the donut image multiple times along the coffee mug from the love you s’more stamp set. I colored them using copic markers (colors listed below) and die cut them with the coordinating dies. Then I added glossy accents to the ‘glaze’ part of the donut and let it dry overnight.

To assemble the card I trimmed down a piece of pattern paper to an A2 size and embossed a sentiment on a scrap from my last card. I added the coffee mug and donuts using foam tape, and also made a mistake! Can you see it?

Copic Combo : C1-3-5, Y15-13, YR07-04, R08-05, YG13-01, BG05-B05, V17-15, E55-33, E15-37

Hope you enjoyed this coffee theme card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along! There are a TON of prizes, including one from Doodlebugs WA.

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Egg die cuts with DIY colored paper | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Wednesday! It’s been quiet around here as I’ve been trying to FINALLY organized and set up my craft space along with unpacking a bunch of boxes I’ve been hiding in closets! Spring is in the air and vaccines are getting distributed, so here’s to a brighter tomorrow! Till then we keep crafting!

I really wanted to make a rainbow of egg diecuts with the Build An Egg | Honey Cuts but I couldn’t match the right papers and since I’m trying to avoid buying ALL the things, I decided that ink blending is now my favorite and go to technique! So I inking up an scrap pieces of bristol Strathmore with distress oxides (in Kitsch FlamingoFestive BerriesDried MarigoldScattered StrawTwisted CitronTumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac), and then die cut them using the Build An Egg | Honey Cuts. I also die cut the solid egg multiple times to back the colored die cuts.

To assemble the card, I die cut the Basketweave Slimline Cover Plate from kraft paper and embossed a sentiment in white onto black cardstock from the Hoppy Easter stamp set, and die cut it using the coordinating dies.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are inspired and create please remember to tag @honeybeestamps and #honeybeestamps on Instagram!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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More Watercolored Tulips | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Monday! Hope your start to the week was as productive as you needed it to be! I’m hopping in today to share details of a card that I shared on Instagram, but never got to blogging!

I colored the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set using Koi Watercolors, just like the image in this card. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.

I assembled this card a little differently, using the Floral Bouquet Wrap, but instead of die cutting it from vellum (like I did here), I used some tissue paper (yes I saved it from a gift!). I dry embossed the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top from a sheet of pattern paper from the Playful Pastels paper pad. and used the scrap from it the same sheet to heat emboss a sentiment, die cut and place it on top of the bouquet. And done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Watercolored tulips | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Thursday! Well it’s almost Friday, so basically happy weekend! I posted this card as part of Honey Bee Stamps Instagram Spring Bliss Release Hop, but never got around to blogging about it! So here we are 🙂

To create this card, I started by heat embossing (in black) the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set. I watercolored it VERY SLOWLY using Koi watercolors. I’m a totally newbie so it took me a really long time to finish the inage. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.

To assemble the card, I die cut the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top from a sheet of pattern paper from the Playful Pastels paper pad. I added the bouquet image with some foam tape along with a sentiment embossed in gold from the Pickup Lines stamp set.

What coloring medium would you use to color this image? I usually default to copics but decided to try something a little different this time!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana