Honey Bee Clipboard

Welcome to the fourth, and final, instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed the first three posts you can find them here… part 1, part 2 and part 3.

This week I wanted to feature something a little different. I can’t be the only person who can never find their notebook? It lives on my craft desk and ends up underneath all sorts of things so I decided it needed a ‘place’. I bought a number of blank clipboards a while ago and realised that I could clip my notebook in and hang it up. Then I’d always know where to find it when I needed to see what was next on my ‘to do’ list. However, I wasn’t going to clip my gorgeous Bird Ballad DSP notebook to a boring brown clipboard was I?! No, it just had to be the Golden Honey DSP which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order during the Sale-A-Bration promotion! For more details, see here.

Let’s make it…

Firstly I chose one of the black and gold patterned papers from the Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey DSP pack. These papers are so luxurious! I measured the clipboard and adhered the paper. I needed to do this in sections so you can see the join at the top. I put the join here as it will mostly be covered by the notebook and the focal pieces are at the bottom. You could try harder to match the pattern but I was happy with this. I rounded the corners with a craft knife.

I then created the flower embellishments using the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches. These were cut from Gold Foil Sheets. The centres of the flowers is Basic Black cardstock cut out using the 0.5″ Circle Punch. I adhered the flowers to the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next I created the sentiment piece. I used the 2″ and 2.25″ Circle Punches to cut out pieces of Gold Foil Sheet and Basic Black cardstock respectively. I the used the Detailed Bee dies to cut a detailed bee from Basic Black cardstock and the honeycomb from Gold Foil Sheet. Remember to keep the little hexagons! The sentiment piece itself was created by heat embossing in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I layered everything together using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and adhered it to the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch was to adhere a few of the Gold Foil Sheet hexagons onto the DSP and I was ready to clip in my notebook and hang on my craft room wall. I can’t promise I’ll never lose my notebook again but I’ll certainly have a very pretty clipboard!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed my Honey Bee stamp set showcase. I have certainly enjoyed creating the projects and sharing them with you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

My Stamp Set Showcase for February will feature the super-cute Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies stamp set.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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Honey Bee Card

Hello, and welcome to the first instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. This is a brand new stamp set, featured in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue (see page 30). It is available as a bundle so you can save 10% if you purchase the stamp set and coordinating dies together. And it gets even better because if you spend £45 during the Sale-A-Bration promotion (3rd Jan – 31st Mar 2020) you’ll be eligible to receive the coordinating Golden Honey Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) for FREE!

The Honey Bee stamp set features two bee images, two flowers, a bee hive and 5 sentiments. The coordinating Detailed Bee dies cut out all of the main images as well as a honeycomb, hearts and an extra detailed bee. They might even cut out images from the DSP (wink, wink).

The first project I’d like to share with you is a quick and simple card.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Daffodil Delight cardstock and I have stamped the smaller bee image directly onto the card base in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I have stamped the image multiple times and at various different angles to create a background. The 2.25″ circle punch is used to cut out a circle from Basic Black cardstock and this is adhered to the card front. Next I have cut out the honeycomb from Gold Foil Sheets and adhered this to the Basic Black circle. I found it easiest to use a small strip of Tear & Tape to secure the honeycomb where it would be hidden by the sentiment piece.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then trimmed to size. This has been adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, I have stamped the larger bee image onto Daffodil Delight cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is adhered to the sentiment piece again using dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then trimmed to size. This has been adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, I have stamped the larger bee image onto Daffodil Delight cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is adhered to the sentiment piece again using dimensionals.

I hope you agree that despite being quick and simple, this card is really effective. The sentiment is beautiful and would brighten anyone’s day and the gold foil adds that little bit of shine.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set. Please join me again next week for more inspiration. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Product list…

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