Bee Mine Valentines Card PP675

by Joanne James4. February 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have a timely theme challenge for us to work with:


This week it's theme week and since February is here and Valentine's Day is around the corner, I chose the theme of 'Love'. Your card doesn't have to be a Valentine's card - it could be for a wedding anniversary or simply to say 'I love you', but should be made with a loved one in mind. I almost went with a pink and red heart-filled creation, but more of that later in the week! For today I wanted to make a bright and colourful Valentine's card featuring those cheerful bees and the Bee Mine suite - I just can't get enough of them! I used the sketch over at Try A Sketch On Tuesday for my layout and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Bee Mine - I cut three panels of Bee Mine designer series paper and mounted them onto Sweet Sorbet cardstock before adding to my Lemon Lime Twist cardbase. In hindsight I should have made them shorter and positioned them higher to be more faithful to the TSOT sketch, but I was so keen to show off as much of the pattern as possible I overlooked that detail when I adhered them to my card and positioned them more centrally. Hopefully the ladies over there will forgive me ;-)

Bee My Valentine - I anchored my sentiment from the 'Bee My Valentine' stamp set with a bee, stamped from the same set and punched out with the Bee Builder Punch. This punch really is so versatile; it will punch the bee's body and wings, but also has a small heart that can be used as a heart or to punch out the bee's antennae. The wings double-up as larger heart too and the bee body could also work as a speech bubble - so many creative possibilities! I love a punch that has multiple uses!

Armed With A Tip - I made my bee in the likeness of one of the ones in the designer series paper pattern. I added a couple of dots of red to her cheeks and a pair of arms, to hold her fussy cut flower. And so to my tip! If you are not confident adding your arms freehand, you can use the negative space of the punched bee body as a stencil: simply place the rounded 'head' of the stencil onto the body and draw in the arms with a Stampin' Write marker. You're welcome! 

I'm also linking today's card up with my friends over at SUO Challenges where the theme is 'Valentine's Day'. This card is going to be my Valentine's card for the youngest of the James Juniors; not too girly, blue hearts and a punny sentiment - I think it might just be considered acceptable for a discerning teenager!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
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Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
2/4/2024 4:22:00 PM #

Oh my, this is such an fun Valentine Day card, love the bee and his sentiment... he's going to be a busy bee with all those flowers on the strips... great interpretation of the sketch.  You might want to check out our sister challenge at Double Trouble "Love is in the Air" and share with us too at


Polly Libby
Polly LibbyUnited States
2/4/2024 5:43:44 PM #

What a happy card with all those fun, bright colors!  The bumblebee is adorable!  Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT!  Smile


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/4/2024 9:50:10 PM #

Love this little bee...her little cheeks (and arms) are adorable! One of my favorite sketches, too!  Made me smile!


Cynthia Stevenson
Cynthia StevensonCanada
2/5/2024 7:25:15 PM #

I'm wishing I had gotten that set, those bees are adorable.  The layout shows of the pretty bright colours and that little bee perfectly.


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/6/2024 5:47:24 PM #

What a sweet card, Joanne! Your bee is such a cutie. I LOVE her little face. This is a great layout for showing off this adorable paper.  This is a great card!


jaydeeUnited States
2/8/2024 1:18:10 PM #

Joanne, I hadnt noticed this DSP - but I love it.  Thank you for showcasing it so beautifully.  Your little bee is perfectly positioned.  What a great love card.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/8/2024 6:52:19 PM #

Joanne, could this card BEE any cuter?  I love the sketch to showcase these fun papers!  That little bee made me smile!  Just adorable!  Such a fun and happy card, My Friend!  


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/10/2024 4:08:01 AM #

Super cheery and fun Joanne! Love the bright colors and that little bee is always a day brightener. Loved the challenge this week!


Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
2/10/2024 5:15:49 PM #

First off thanks for a fun theme.  I enjoyed playing along. - Second your card is totally adorable.  Those little bee's are just the cutest.


Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
2/11/2024 1:00:18 AM #

I love the bee holding the flower!!  And this layout really shows off that DSP!!  Great card all around!  Thanks for sharing with us at SUOC!


DalisUnited States
2/11/2024 1:18:16 AM #

This color combo is so extra ordinary and not common at all.

Thanks so much for joining us at TSOT, sorry for the delay in leaving some love!
== Dalis


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
2/12/2024 11:46:30 PM #

Such a fun and classy card + great inspiration. Thank you so much for joining us at and we hope to see you again tomorrow.


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
2/13/2024 2:55:19 PM #

I just love this, Joanne!  I love how you used that super bright green as the card base instead of a more traditional red or pink, definitely makes this cutie stand out.  And I love how you gave the bee a little flower bouquet!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!


Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
2/13/2024 5:22:52 PM #

Excellent Valentine!  I love the bee carrying a flower.  And Lemon Lime Twist is not the color I naturally gravitate toward when making Valentines, but it is perfect for this card.  That is a perfect color for the boys/men in my life.


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