Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Partial Die Cutting | Honey Bee Stamps

Welcome back!

Today I'm sharing a partial die cut technique. I never seem to remember this great way to get more use from my dies.

I used the HBS A2 Double Stitched Frames and the Forest Friends stamps and dies to create this "almost" one layer card. Attached below is a video tutorial with all the details on making this card project. I hope you'll stick around and check it out! If you'd rather watch on our YouTube HERE! 


Thank you all for checking out the video! A detailed list of supplies used in the video can be found at the end of this post.

I stamped the cute little Forest Friends onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock. I used the partial die cut technique, detailed in the video above, to make the stitched window for the critters to stand. The image was colored very simply with Prismacolor Pencils.  I ink blended the background using Distress Oxide Inks. From bottom to top they are: Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Fossilized Amber. I added Nuvo Drops in Dandelion and Ripened Pumpkin for just a bit of confetti in the corners.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day | Chibitronics & Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Project!

Welcome and Happy Card Making Day!!!

I had so much fun playing with the Chibitronics Starter Kit and my Honey Bee Stamps

I started this card by first stamping the snowman and little bird from the Let It Snow Stamp Set. It's stamped on both Bristol Smooth Card Stock for the scene and masking paper. I fussy cut the images on the masking paper and adhered them over the images on the card stock. Using a set of hill dies, I cut the hill from masking paper as well. Once all of the masks were in place I began to blend Distress Oxide Inks to create the background. The first color (just around the snowman's heart) is Fossilized Amber. Next is Antique Linen. Did you know that Antique Linen doesn't turn green when mixed with the blue shades??? Me neither until a super sweet friend told me to try it out! I was able to create the warm glow around my snowman without the greenish tone. Score!!  The next colors radiating out from the snowman are Broken China, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot. 

After the oxide ink blending, I gently pulled off the masks. I did some super simple Copic coloring of the snowman, bird, and snowy hill. For the falling snow, I used a white gel pen.....soooo easy! I also sprayed a tiny bit of shimmer mist over the project, which is really hard to capture in photos. In "real life" is is super glittery and beautiful. I used a heart die found in the Coffee Break Die Set to die cut the area for the snowman's heart. I colored a small piece of vellum with Copic Markers and die cut it with the same heart. I inlaid the heart and used a small bit of clear tape to hold it into place. 

Now.  this is my first project using the Chibitronics Lights. I was super nervous, but followed the instructions laid out in the manual that comes with the stater set. I practiced a circuit in the little workbook and then set to work building the circuit for my snowman. After putting together my little light, with my switch being the little bird, I built housing for my battery out of foam tape. I used a triple layer of tape going around the battery so it has to be pushed to turn the light on, and then also added foam tape to the other open areas around the circuit. I added my snowman scene to all of the exposed foam tape and pressed my little bird for the snowman's heart to light up. Voila!!! My snowman had a warm and glowing heart! These things are so stinkin' fun!!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Don't forget about the sale!

Stop by each blog on the hop to have a chance to win 1 of 2 prizes. Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away and $25 gift card and Chibitronics will give a starter kit! Winners will be posted on Monday, October 9th;)

Kelley Kohout -----> You are here!
Kelly Griglione -----> Next Stop!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Witching You | Honey Bee Stamps

Hi there! It's Kelley back again with a Halloween card project.
I had a great time with the masking and ink blending on this card. I have prepared a video tutorial including all the steps taken to create this card. I hope you'll check it below! If you'd rather watch it out our YouTube channel, click Here!

Video Tutorial:

I appreciate you sticking around! A full list of supplies is found at the end of this post.

To start out the scene I prepared masks for the hillside. Using the masks as guides, I set up the large stamp from the Hey Pumpkin stamp set in my Misti. I masked off the areas of the stamp that I did not want to use on the card. I stamped the trees in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and covered them in clear embossing powder. Using a heat tool, I warmed the powder and melted it until nice and smooth. To make the ink blending easy, I used masks to cover each area . I used both Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides for the ground. For the sunset, I blended on Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides. Sprinkling the inks with water gives it the spotted oxide reaction.

I colored the Curious Kitty and witches hat with Copic Markers and then fussy cut each image. To get rid of the stark white sides once cut, I used a black Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker to darken the edges. I used a small bit of foam tape to adhere the cat and it's hat to the scene.

The whole greeting is from the Hey Pumpkin Stamp Set. I stamped both the inside and out in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. The cute little kitten on the inside is from the Curious Kitties set. I had so much fun creating this scene and was so excited when the sweet little witches hat fit on the kitty!


Friday, September 29, 2017

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember | Honey Bee Stamps Remarkable You!

Hello everyone! 
I'm so excited to be taking part in the Simon Say Stamp STAMPtember celebration with the Honey Bee Stamps team! 

I stamped the little girl and pup from the Seasonal Sweeties Stamp Set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest Card Stock and 2 coordinating patterned papers. I fussy cut the girls coat, scarf, and both umbrellas with sharp detailed scissors.  I colored the rest of the images with my Copic Markers. The "hello Love" greeting from the Remarkable You stamp set is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink, covered in clear embossing powder, and heat set. I wanted to make the sentiment stand out, so I used the Honey Bee Stamps Solid Hexagon Dies to emboss the shapes into the paper. I added a handful of Pirate Black Half Pearls for the finishing touch!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the "miss you" also found in the Remarkable You Sentiment Set. 

Below I have attached a video tutorial for todays project(s). If you'd rather watch over on YouTube please go HERE!

Video Tutorial:


Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this project(s). Click the icon for the store underneath the thumbnails to start shopping. Where available I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Thank you! 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hello Fall!

Happy Fall Friends!

I'm sharing a bright and easy fall card using 2 of the brand new Honey Bee Stamps sets. It was fun and relaxing to sit and color the mix of leaves, taking inspiration from the changing colors outside. I have attached the whole process in making this card below. I hope that you'll stick around and check it out. If you rather watch on the YouTube channel, please click HERE!


 Thank you for watching! All of the supplies used in this video are listed below the post.

I started by stamping all of the leaves onto Bristol Card Stock with Versafine Black Onyx Ink. This ink is water friendly, so it's perfect to use with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and watercolors. I chose fall colors from my collection of markers and simply brushed a bit of pigment onto the leaves. I loved trying different mixes of the colors to get a beautiful autumn blend.

After adding the pigment, I dipped my paintbrush into water and very simply spread the color around. Using a heat tool, I made sure all of the images were nice and dry.

For the greeting, I used the shadow die found in the Gather Together Honey Cuts Die Set and cut it from the leaf painted background. I used coordinating card stock and cut the Hello letters, found in the same die set. I popped the whole Hello greeting up with foam tape. I stamped and heat embossed the word Fall (also in the Gather Together stamp set) onto black card stock. I simply added a bit of adhesive and slide it under the raised Hello. The River Agate Dew Drops were added with just a small dab of liquid adhesive.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop!

Hi Crafty Friends!!
The Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release has been happening all week, the fantastic fall products are now available in the shop. To celebrate the new release, we are having the Happy Fall Y'all Blog Hop. So grab your cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte, or whatever cozy drink you love and hop along with us to get you in the fall frame of mind!
Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment, you don't want to miss out on any of the fun prizes!!! We will be giving away TWO $50 gift cards to the Honey Bee Stamps store.
Winners will be posted on our blog Monday, September 25th.

I had so much fun coloring these sweet little Acorn Sisters in their field of sunflowers. I have created and attached a process video below! I hope you'll check it out! If you'd like to watch on YouTube, you can check it out HERE!


Thank you so much for watching! A full list of products used is provided in the supply list at the end of this post. 

Here's a little peek at the inside of the card! 

Thank you for joining me! Have fun continuing on this Fall Hop! 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release: Day 3

Hi there crafty friends!

I'm so excited to be part of the Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release! Today is Day 3 and I get the pleasure of creating with the Gather Together and Forest Friends Stamp Sets. I created the background with lots of Copic Markers in Autumn shades. This background was actually easy to make. This card was my first time trying this technique and I have shared the whole process in the video below. The sweet critters were also colored with Copic Markers. I am in love with this adorable gathering of forest animals! 

Below I have attached a process video with the steps to making a fall tree with Copic Markers. I also have a YouTube channel if you'd rather watch there. Please click HERE to visit my YouTube channel.


All of the new Honey Bee Stamps products will be available for purchase Thursday at Midnight! All of the other supplies used in my video can be found in a supply list at the end of this post. 

The inside of the card was stamped with the Forest Friends Stamps set. I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Gather Together set in Antique Gold Ink. 

I added a little bit of shimmer to the leaves with the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor Set. I love the subtle sparkle it adds to the beautiful fall leaves! 

All of the Honey Bee Stamps crew will be taking part in a Fall Release Blog Hop on Friday! Please stop back by to see more from this fantastic release! 


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rustic Fall Wreath: Country Wreath Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps!

  Hey there!
For today's rustic fall wreath, I pulled out an oldie but goodie stamp set. The Country Wreath stamp set includes pieces to make a wreath for any season. I'm so ready for the crisp fall weather and the warm colors of autumn!

I've added a process video below! I hope you'll stick around and check it out. If you'd rather watch on our YouTube channel, click HERE!


Thank you for watching! If you like any of the supplies I used, you can find them in the supply list below this post;)

To start out,  I heat embossed the wreath, hugs stamp, and berries in Antique Gold embossing powder. I first prepped the paper with anti static powder and then used Nuvo Clear Mark Ink to stamp the images. I'm loving the Nuvo brand of embossing ink! The pad is super juicy and produces a nice clean image. I stamped the maple leaf in Hero Arts Ombre Autumn ink. This ink pad has a beautiful variation of fall colors that's just gorgeous. The rest of the images were stamped in Distress Inks. The colors are: Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber. There is a soft halo of Mustard seed around and over the finished wreath. After can take a clean cloth and lightly wipe away ink that sits on top of the smooth embossing powder.

I added a few Nuvo drops to finish off the card. Autumn Red and Bottle Green are the larger dots. The super small dots are Copper Penny. To get the tiny splatter like drops, I just barely "kissed" the drop coming out of the container onto the paper. After drying, I added the finished panel onto coordinating card stock and this one's all done!
Thanks for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

United We Flourish: Honey Bee Stamps and Ellen Hutson Collaboration!

Hi there crafty friends!

I have to start this post by apologizing. I couldn't get my pictures just right due to lots and lots of smoke in our neck of the country. Part of our country is flooded, and the Pacific Northwest is covered in forest fires. Thoughts and many prayers going out to our friends in Texas, as well as anyone affected by all of the devastating fires.

Today's project started out as one card and kind of morphed into two! I had a ton of fun playing with the A2 Sunburst Coverplate Die and the new Sending Sunshine Stamps and Dies. The Sending Sunshine Stamps and Dies are a part of the amazing United We Flourish collaboration with Honey Bee Stamps and the fantastic Ellen Hutson!

I've included a video below that details the making of both of my cards. I hope you'll check it out. If you'd rather watch in YouTube, please click HERE!


Thanks for sticking around and checking it out! A detailed list of supplies for both cards can be found at the end of this post.

For this first card, I cut the Sunburst from yellow card stock and covered a white piece of card stock with a Stick-It Adhesive Sheet. I removed the backing sheet from the adhesive and stuck the sunburst onto the sticky sheet. I added Nuvo Gilding Flakes in Radiant Gold and Sunkissed Copper to the exposed adhesive. After burnishing in the flakes and brushing away the excess, you are left with the beautiful shine and texture.

The "Sunshine" die cut is from the Ray of Sunshine Die Set. This set includes both the shadow, shown here in navy and the scripty word that I've covered in sticky embossing ink and heat embossed with Nuvo Gold Enchantment Embossing Powder. The rest of the stamped greeting is from the Sending Sunshine Stamp Set. I used the same embossing ink and gold powder to match the die cut sunshine. I dotted the "i" with a shimmery star found in the Pumpkin Spice Latte sequin mix. My sun shining  card panel was added to a navy top folding card base.

This card was started with the Sunburst Die as well. I cut the sunburst 3 times. Once in scrap with card stock, once with the large polka dots, and last with the small. Using the scrap white sunburst as a guide, I glued all of the patterned paper in place and then gently pulled away the white card stock guide leaving the beautiful sunshine and rays. The grouping of flowers are from the Zen Floral Stamp and Die set. I had fun coloring the images with Nuvo Glitter Markers and Brush Pens (listed below).

The fantastic greeting is from the Sending Sunshine Stamps and Dies. I stamped them in Versafine Black Onyx Ink, covered the wet ink in clear embossing powder and then heat set to a glossy black finish. The die cut sunshine was cut 3 times and adhered one on top of the other to add a little dimension and interest. I added a tiny bit of clear Wink of Stella glitter pen the the sunshine die cut for a little extra shimmer.

Thanks for joining me here today! I hope you'll check out the United We Flourish collaboration stamps and dies! I had so much fun pairing them with supplies I had in my craft room!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Stretching my stamps with the Zen Ocean Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm stretching the use of the Zen Ocean Stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps! I love to think of new ways to use my stamps and dies.

Below I have attached a video of the whole process in making this card. I hope you'll take a few minutes and check it out! If you'd like to watch from our YouTube channel please go HERE! As always, if you enjoyed the video, I appreciate the thumbs up! BEE sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything from Honey Bee Stamps!


Thanks for checking out the video! All of the supplies used in this video are in the supply list added to the end of this post ;)

I just love all the swirls and waves in the design of this huge stamp! I thought it would be so cool to cut along some of the edges to create a new look for this stamp. After using the Misti to stamp 2 of the large images and some accessory images, I fussy cut the large "wave" design and then all of the smaller images I wanted to include on the finished design.

I adhered the "wave" design on to navy card stock, butting the straight edge up to the edge of the card. I then popped up all the fish and seashell images onto the design using small bits of foam tape. To add a bit of shimmer to each popped up images, I used a Clear Wink of Stella pen.

The beautiful sentiment is from the Mermaid Song Stamp set! I cannot say enough about the greetings included in this set. They are fantastic to mix and match, and are a must have for all of your under the sea themed projects! I stamped the greeting with Versamark Watermark Ink and then covered it with platinum embossing powder. Using a heat tool, I heat set the powder until it was nice and smooth. The sparkly gems on this card are from the Unicorn Rhinestone embellishment pack. I love that these little gems are flat backed, so they are super easy to adhere. AND....they include every color in the rainbow!

Thanks for stopping by!