Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bee Happy!

Today I have a "springy" card to show you.  (I'm sharing it at My Craft Spot too!)  Here in my part of Canada, we've had a very snowy February and I am more than ready for spring!  In fact, we had another huge dumping yesterday.  The only good thing about our weather is all the unexpected "snow days" (days off due to all the snow)!

I created my card using my new embossing folder from Stampin' Up. (I'm linking this to Little Scrap Piece's Emboss It Challenge.)  Using my Gypsy, I resized some little hexigons from Accent Essentials to fit the embossed centers of my mat.  I used several pieces of scrap paper to vary the colours and patterns. I also used Accent Essentials to create the little border at the side of my card and then handstitched the zigzag in blue, using We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy kit to create the pattern.

The little sentiment tag was handcut (using a square punch on the diagonal for the pennant end).  I stamped the tag with a fun sentiment from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments - Set #2. My little bee is from Walk in my Garden. I popped the sentiment tag and bee onto my card to add even more dimension. Tim Holtz distress ink was used on all papers of my card.

Don't forget that this week's challenge at 
My Craft Spot is "Pop it up!" You have until Monday to link up your own project to be eligible to win this week's prize - a New Arrival stamp set.

Have a fantastic day!


snappy scrappy said...

Bee-utiful!!! Lee-Ann :)

Angi said...

Love those hexagon shapes on your card Kate! Adorable!

Audrey Frelx said...

A happy and very pretty card!!!

Great you don't have to drag in to work on those ole snowy, nasty days!

Design Originals by KC said...

what a darling card... love the way you used that embossing folder :) Kathi

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful Kate I like the Hex's
wonderful color ocmbo

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Kate!! I love the beautiful design and the papers you used!! What a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP :)

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jessica said...

This is awesome Kate! LOVE that embossing folder and the beautiful colors!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!

Bobby said...

I love this card. I bought the hexagon die and stamp set from PaperTrey Ink and you have inspired me to get it out and CASE your card.

Tammy said...

You are awesome!! Your sweet Spirit so shines through your creations!! WOW---I LOVE this card:) Again---you are so very gifted and I am so thankful to get to know you:) HUGE {{{{HUGS}}}}} be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Karen said...

My dear friend, this is an amazing design! I LOVE how you sporadically filled the embossed pattern with papers. It's gorgeous and so beautifully done! The hand-stitching is lovely, especially in that pretty blue. :o) The sweet bee and his sweet sentiment couldn't be more appropriate. Fantastic creation as always, Kate! I just love how your creative spirit flows. :o) I hope you have a blessed weekend ahead! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Kate this card is super sweet! It screams Spring. I have that sew easy kit and NEVER use it. I will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing! Always so much inspiration to be found here.


April said...

What a pretty, Spring card! I love how you used the embossing folder. What a neat way to use up scraps too!

Sherrie K. said...

Your hexagon card is so pretty! It's such a unique background and love the stitching and the sweet bumble bee!
I hope my guys are doing well there too! I haven't heard so no news is good news right? I am sure they are having a blast-they always do in Canada!
Have a great night my friend!
Sherrie K

Tracey said...

Fabulous Kate! I really love this card....what a great embossing folder , love how you added extra hexagon with pretty papers!

Debbie said...

I love the hexagon background!! Fun papers and such a cute bee!!
We homeschool so my kids are sad that they don't get snow days! :(

Annie said...

I love love love the little bee! Too cute! I love the hexagons and how it gives it an almost quilted look.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! I ordered this EF from SU! and am expecting delivery on Monday. After seeing this fabulous creations, I can't wait for it to get here. What a great design!