Saturday, January 27, 2024

Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop - Showcase

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm joining some lovely and talented crafters sharing our current projects. As we've finally left January behind, I've been working with the Bee Mine Suite.

This is a fab suite made up of the Bee My Valentine stamp set, co-ordinating punch, 12x12" DSP, ribbon, square pillow boxes and embellishments.

To start, I kept my first cards at a more beginner level. On a matting layer of Basic White I stamped the flower stems at the bottom of the page and then added the flowers. With a blending brush, I used blended Balmy Blue at the top of the page. 

I then stamped the bee direct onto the cardstock along with the trails and sentiment. 

The second card, I stamped and punched out the bee, then layered some DSP onto a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock. I added the honeycomb stamp to the Daffodil Delight layer.

To lift the sentiment, I added a faux bow and finished with a flower embellishment.

Another simple card I made using the DSP has the main focus. I added pieces top and bottom of a Basic White matting layer and added ribbon to cover the join. I stamped the sentiment direct onto the matting layer. Simple but effective.

The next two cards are a variation of the same theme using the DSP to do the talking direct onto the card base. For one of the cards, I stamped the sentiment to the right of a punched heartfelt hexagon and added the bee to the left. The hearts were from the bee punch that are meant for the wings and antenna. For the other, I decided to use Deckled Rectangle dies for the sentiment but rather than centre them, I layered them to the bottom right just for a change. 

I started to step things up from there and for the next card, I pulled from the Nested Essentials dies and cut the largest banner die for the sentiment. I then layered some DSP behind the banner and trimmed the bottom edges to match. 

The next card is a simple funfold card. It's a standard card base with the front folded back on itself. I used the stitched square dies from the Stylish Shapes dies to create a diamond effect for the sentiment and inside of the card. I embossed the front square using the Cane Weave 3d embossing folder to give some texture. I made it a Valentine's card and added the additional sentiment inside.

Then for my final card, I wanted to make something with some movement. I cut a matting layer of Sweet Sorbet and one of the pieces of DSP to be the same size. The DSP was glued flat to the card base, Then using two of the stitched circles from Stylish Shapes dies I die cut a frame from the Sweet Sorbet. This allowed the DSP to be seen from the card base and created a channel. I added the main piece of the Sweet Sorbet layer to the DSP layer using dimensionals. Using a small circle punch I punched two circles and added half of a small dimensional to the centre of the punches. I laid these just under the edge of the inner circle of the Sweet Sorbet layer, with the dimensional facing upwards. I then added the centre circle back into the middle overlapping the inner edges of the punched circles. To decorate, I fussy cut a few honey jars and the bees from the DSP. I added the bees to the circle punches in the channel so they can fly around the circle! Here's a speeded up video showing how I did it: 

To complete, I white heat embossed onto Sweet Sorbet and cut using the largest banner die from Stylish Shapes dies. I added a strip of DSP behind the sentiment to lift it and completed with a bow and some embellishments.

I truly am in love with these cute bees. I really struggled to put them down! Anyway, I hope you like the cards. 

Please see the links below for other crafters in the hop to see what they've been making lately.

If you want to recreate these projects, the supplies I used are:


Have you had a chance to take a look at the new January-April Mini Catalogue yet? You'll be spoilt for choice with all the beautiful suites and bundles on offer, plus all new Designer Series Papers and embellishments.

Click to view the catalogue online:


Shop online with me and receive a free gift from me when using this month's shopping code: 29693WT7

During January and February, when you place an order, you'll earn a free exclusive Sale-a-Bration item for every £45 you spend. There are also some items you'll earn free with a £90 spend. Free items are available while supplies last, so you'll want to shop soon to be able to choose from the full selection. You'll find that many of our Sale-a-Bration items coordinate with products in the NEW January-April Mini Catalogue, but these free items are only available until the end of February.

And even more items have just been added that you can choose from for free!


Hosts get extra benefits on top of the free Sale-a-Bration items earned with their product order. When your workshop or party order reaches £275 | €375, you'll get to choose an additional £27.50 in FREE products from our catalogues or online store to add to your order! This bonus isn't just limited to hosts as any order that reaches £275 also qualifies.


Sign up as a demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration and you get to choose your Starter Kit deal. Begin building your Starter Kit by choosing £130 of products for only £99, and then choose one of the two FREE bonus options.

Option 1 - is the NEW Stampin' Glass Mat Studio (retail value: £56).

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Additional benefits include 20% off future orders plus free tutorials, classes, previews of new and unreleased product and more! Click here to join my team.

New Kit Releases

Birthday Sparkle Kit

The all inclusive kit is £22 and includes:

Kit includes:
*Birthday Sparkle Photopolymer Stamp Set
*Clear Stamp Block
*Early Espresso Stampin’ Spot
*Pre-designed projects
*Step-by-step instructions
*Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
*Makes 6 cards and 6 gift tags
*Cards: 3 each of 2 designs; folded card 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8 cm)
*Gift tags: 3 each of 2 designs; largest tag 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" (5.7 x 8.9 cm)
*6 pre-printed envelopes
*Enough adhesive to complete projects
*Gold glitter stickers and pressed wood picks
*Baker’s Twine in Early Espresso and White
*A 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go.

Panda Friends Kit

The all-inclusive Panda Friends Kit (£14 | €17) includes everything you need to send adorable cards filled with love.

You'll get all the supplies needed to make 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs), with 8 pre-printed coordinating envelopes. The two designs make cards of two different sizes, measuring 4¼" x 5½" (10.8 x 14 cm) and 8½" x 3½" (21.6 x 8.9 cm). You'll be making multiples quickly with the preprinted sentiments and precut pieces. Add the perfect finishing touch to your projects with the included Iridescent Sequin Embellishments. Coordinating Stampin' Up! colours are Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade.

Your kit is packaged in a 9⅞" x 6½" x 1¾" (25.1 x 16.5 x 4.4 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on-the-go.

Rock Legend Kit

The all-inclusive Rock Legend Kit (£14 | €17) includes everything you need to make cards for all the rockstars in your life!

You'll get all the supplies needed to make 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs), measuring 5½" x 4¼" (14 x 10.8 cm), and 8 pre-printed coordinating envelopes. Your kit contains die-cut paper pieces of electric guitars, lightning bolts, stars and other rock-themed elements, plus preprinted sentiments and Adhesive-Backed Star Embellishments. Coordinating Stampin' Up! colours are Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, and Real Red.

Your kit is packaged in a 9⅞" x 6½" x 1¾" (25.1 x 16.5 x 4.4 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on-the-go.

Don't forget you can check out the full range of kits that are available at any time in my online store.


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