Friday, September 3, 2010

Bee-utiful Card- Sentimentals

Hi everyone!

Today's project highlights the Cricut Cartridge--Sentimentals and Cuttlebug embossing folders--Sentimentals. Why do they have the same name? Well, that is because the two were meant to coordinate with each other. If you look closely at this project below you will notice that the image embossed on the black cardstock for the background is the same image as the bee cut out using the Cricut cartridge. Now it's even easier than ever to coordinate your project. Genius!

Project by Rowena Valentine


Cricut Catridge--Sentimentals
Embossing Folders--Sentimentals
8 1/2" x 11" aqua cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" black cardstock
8 1/2" x 11" yellow cardstock
Satin ribbon--White
4 Gems--Black
Pop up dimensionals
Color Box Fluid Chalk ink--Charcoal
Scotch Adhesive Transfer tape--ATG 714 dispenser
Cricut Expression electronic die cutting machine
Provo Craft Gypsy
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink--Tuxedo
Gelly Roll Pen--White
My Pink Stamper Stamp--Punny-licious

(To go directly to a specific product used for this project simply click on any of the links above.)


1. Cut the Aqua cardstock in half to create your card base.
2. Cut out a 4"x3-1/4" piece of paper from the black cardstock for your card background.
3. Using Sentimentals cartridge and black cardstock, cut 3" {bee} layer (p. 45 of handbook).
4. Using Sentimentals cartridge and yellow cardstock, cut 3" {bee} shadow (p. 45 of handbook).


1. Create card base by scoring half of aqua cardstock.
2. Sponge Charcoal Color Box Fluid Chalk ink on all four edges of the card base.
3. Using the bee embossing folder and the Cuttlebug machine emboss the black cardstock for the card background.
4. Tie a bow of your choice from white satin ribbon around the black background cardstock.
5. Adhere the black background cardstock towards the top of the card base leaving 1/8 of space from the top and sides.
6. Use Gelly Roll pen to outline the exposed areas of the {bee} layer then adhere it to the {bee} shadow.
7. Using pop up dimensinals adhere the bee to the top of the black background cardstock.
8. Adhere black gems unto the ribbon.
9. Stamp the sentiment 'Bee-u-tiful' Below the black background cardstock in charcoal ink.
10. Use the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to draw swirls at the bottom of the card base overlapping them for added interest.
11. Using the Gelly Roll pen create dotted swirls around the black swirls as shown.


Jannarama, aka Jann H Schott said...

OOH, I just made this same bee...I'll have to take a look at the cuttlebug folder now! TFS!

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