Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bee Mine

I received the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge from this month. At first I did not think there was much to this cartridge, but the more I played with it the more I realized how much I could do with it. I started this card for my daughter and then realized that it would not post until after Valentines Day, but it turned out so cute and looked like Spring that I just had to share anyway.

Using the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge, I cut the Bee Mine (1st row, 6th button) on black and red cardstock at 5.5" tall (note because the pieces are sized to work proportionally with the shapes, the actual cut was only 3.25" tall). The red cardstock came embossed with little hearts so it was perfect for this project. I used scissors to trim the bug off the red piece of cardstock and then using Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Adhesive, I layered the red on top of the black cardstock. Then I used a scrap piece of yellow cardstock for his body and eyes and a scrap piece of white glitter paper for his wings. I used my Zig 2-way Glue Pen for these small pieces. I used a scrap piece of blue glitter stock to go behind the Bee Mine. Once I layered these on to the back of the black piece of cardstock, I put used a scrap piece of white cardstock for the background.

I cut the top note shape (3rd row, 6th button) at 4.5" tall using the real dial size on Tantalizing Turquoise (Stampin' Up). I cut the shape in half, then trimmed off the center points so they would not show from the back side. I put one-half of the shape on one end of the bee layers and then the other half on the opposite end. If you could see the back side you would see that there is about 1" between the 2 pieces. I used the Signo Uniball White Gel Pen to doodle in some sew lines around the edge. This is the ABSOLUTE best white pen I have used. If you don't have one, order it today from You might as well stock up on a few other items too while you are at it because you get free shipping with only $25 in merchandise!!

I cut a piece of Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up) 6" wide by 8.5" long and then scored it down the middle at 4.25" and folded it to make a card. Using the Signo Uniball White Gel Pen again, I doodled little dots around the edge of the card front and then used a punch along the edge of a scrap piece of designer paper and adhered that to the bottom of the card. I had some green tulle left over from another project so I scrunched it up and then applied pop-dots to the back of the blue top note die and adhered to the front of the card with the tulle in between it. I added some flowers and some pearl embellishments to the front to finish it off.

I hope everyone had a very nice Valentines Day!!


Christy said...

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Christy said...

Yay, it's back up! Thank you - I am SO happy to have finally found these Uniball white pens again! It's been awhile since anywhere else I have shopped carried them.

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