Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm having a bee-utiful saturday!

Hello Paper Crafters.  I hope you are all having a fabulous saturday and doing something fun.  I have lots of things I "need" to do.  But I worked some extra hours this week, so I am definitely making time to play as well.  No my husband would totally have said that differently, teehee.  He would have said that I play a lot and he would like for me to make some time to work.  Next week will be very busy as well with work and then my daughter is coming for another visit on thursday!!  Yah!!  She will be here for 11 days and I"m really looking forward to it.  We are going to take a little trip to San Antonio while she's here, so that should be lots of fun.  We haven't really taken the time to explore outside of Houston since we moved here. 

So today I'm sharing an ensemble inspired by this week's Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday.  And I couldn't resist using my "Honey Sweet" art stamp set by Layers of Color.  This is such a fun set with the cutest bee sentiments.  You can check it out HERE.

I have no idea where Cath find's all her inspirational photo's she shares, but I hope she keeps them coming!  I would not look so great in that coat, but I LOVE it.  I love the folds and the shape.  I think it would look awesome in red as well.

... and here is the matching gift bag.  I used the Square Bag 01 large, pre-cut / pre-scored from Creative Cuts and More.  I think if I had added a little black ribbon / bow at the top to tie the handles together it would look better. 

I think the Prima Notecard from Flora Fairy just made the card below.  Of course the Warbler image from Layers of Color is the shining star though. 

I LOVE birds.  I'm not sure how many times the birds on my bird feeder outside my studio window have made me smile this week.  They are just one of God's most amazing little creatures.  The ones who have been stopping by are so small.  There are a couple of different kinds.  I've been trying to catch a photo, but the fly off as I approach the window.  I need to get my zoom lense out.  I'm thinking aboutr picking up another feeder and putting sun flowers seeds in that one.  I would love to see a red bird sitting outside my window.  Luckily the cats think they have to be in the house at the window to enjoy them.  They haven't figured out that if the jumped the fence and went around to the front of the house, it might be easier to catch one. 
I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of God's wonderful creations this weekend!

My "Bee Mine" ensemble was chosen as a Trigger Target over at Moxie Fab!!!



Project Details

Honey Sweet Card

Stamps : Layers of Color "Honey Sweet" art stamp set
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper : The Paper Studio, Glitz
Border Punch : Martha Stewart, Oval Punch - Paper Shapers
Deckled Scissors : Fiskars
Trim patterned paper and adhere to front of A2 card. Trim white cardstock strip and punch along bottom of strip and cut with deckled scissors along the top. Tie yellow ribbon and secure ends around back of strip. Adhere. Stamp bee’s, color, trim and adhere. Doodle flight path and antenna‘s. Stamp sentiment, punch with oval, and adhere with pop top.

Honey Sweet Gift Bag
Stamps - Layers of Color "Honey Sweet" art stamp set
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio and Glitz

Fold and adhere Creative Cuts and More gift bag. It comes pre-cut and pre-scored. Trim patterned paper and white cardstock. Stamp sentiment. Adhere pieces together and tie yellow ribbon. Adhere panel to front of bag. Stamp images, color, and trim. Adhere to front of bag. Doodle flight path and antenna’s.
Warbler Card
Stamps : Layers of Color "Warbler" cling art stamp and "Sent With Love" art stamp set
Ink : Brilliance Peralescent Chocolate by Tsukineko
Cardstock : Bazzill     Patterned Paper : Prima Annalee Collection - Sonnet
Fiber : local craft store
Buttons : Dress It Up  (Michaels)
Copic Markers
Other : Prima Tag / Notecards Flora Fairy

Stamp image with brown ink on cream cardstock and cut out. Color branch and blooms with Copic Markers. Stamp sentiment on Prima note card.  Cut brown cardstock to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to front of card. Cut patterned paper 5x5" and ink edges. Adhere to brown cardstock and stitch around the edges. Adhere Prima notecard as shown. Adhere fiber / lace along top edge. Adhere Warbler image. Embellish with buttons.


You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More projects HERE.
You can view more of my Layers of Color projects HERE.

You view more Gift Bags / Boxes HERE.

You can view more bee projects HERE


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards Melisa- I love the Honey bee card and gift box.

lisa808 said...

'Bee'utiful gift bag and card.

Unknown said...

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Linda Beeson said...

Very cute! How does it get better then cute little bees!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - imagine my delight to pop across to MFW to add my Bee card and see yours there - we are 'on the same page' my friend Love those adorable little bees - they really pop!! gorgeous details and with the Warbler - always divine from you - thanks Melisa! {{{hugs}}}

Shirley said...

The card and gift bag set are outstanding. I love what you did with those cute bees, the ribbons and the adorable sentiments too! Your bird card is vintage lovely and the creative way you did the ribbon and buttons is wonderful too!

Elizabeth said...

Melisa, I had to come check out your project using the LOC Honey Sweet set after Lovely Linda said you had made something with it. Wow! This is a fantastic project! I just couldn't see myself using this when I saw it in the new release group, but then I saw Linda's project...and now yours! What 'honey sweet' inspiration! =)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Melisa these are all beautiful - we too have an abundance of birds and I love them - we have recently had a Bell Bird (a NZ Native) in our corner of twon and it has such a beautiful call!
I am sorry now that I did not order the Honey Sweet set but I ran out of the necessary :-(. Never mind, some other day perhaps - but then I do have two bees in a TCM set of yours.....

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Love the bee cutwork! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

"Let's Get Scrappy!"

Sudha said...

Wow beautiful creations dear.

nancie said...

Your creations are georgeous. Thanks for joining MTTCS. Good Luck

Wordbird said...

You are doing some beautiful things with these bees! These are fab! hugs!

Benzi said...

Oh my, this is all fabulous. I love all the yellow and the bees, as well as all the dots. Just adorable! I am a bird lover, too and I love your bird card.
Thanks so much for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi my friend, your cards are beautiful and I love the bird on that pretty paper. The ribbon across the top with the pink buttons, so pretty and vintage.

Have a great day!

Gunn (Merete) said...

These cards and gift bag is beautiful. Ilove the colors. And how you used the bee`s are so great.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Deb said...

I love the brightness of the yellow and the bees - very cheerful! Your Prima Notecard is also gorgeous.

uksharon said...

Love this, fab card.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Liz's creative corner said...

Lovely creations, lovely bright colours and fab images, thanks so much for sharing with us at paper play hugs liz xx

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Bee-utiful creations, Melisa!! Your interpretation is perfectly marvelous! And I adore your warbler card, gorgeousness, all of it!

I'm glad you're enjoying the beauty of summer!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Melisa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Linda Beeson said...

Your Trigger project is sooooo pretty and "happy"! LOVE those bees, I just posted a card on my blog using one of them!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on a beautiful project. Well done!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Congrats on the Tuesday Trigger! This is such a refreshing design, I love the fun, fresh color combo.

Becca Sadler said...

Melisa: Kudos!--for being named a Tuesday Trigger winner for the amazing bees interpretation!!

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