Thoughtful Moments Hello Bees AYSI 323

by Joanne James10. May 2024 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where Jan has a recipe challenge for us:


I don't know why, but I really struggled with our challenge this week. I think it's new catalogue syndrome - you know, when you have a ton of retired product and not much new but you want to make the new stuff work? In the end, I decided to go with a still-current-but-not-new favourite and chose to make a happy and sunny hello card that very much reflects the lovely warm weather we are having here in the UK this week - take a look:


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

Busy Bees - I decided to choose yellow as my 'other colour' in addition to black and white, and using the current Sketch Saturday layout, I positioned a pair of busy bees amongst some honeycomb elements. I stamped the details using the 'Bee My Valentine' stamp set in black onto both white and yellow cardstock, then punched out using my Bee Builder Punch and I also used another of the stamps in this set to add some stamped honeycomb to my white card base too. So that ticked off black, white and one other colour - check.

Hello, Hello - I decided to use a large 'hello' for my focal sentiment, so embossed and diecut it from the Thoughtful Moments hybrid embossing folder and die set. I inked the edge of the word in yellow before embossing and created an ombre effect by colouring with my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. This is a great way to get a little variation in colour without actually using a different colour, just making the use of both shades in the Blends pair:

My sentiment ticked off my last two recipe elements: embossing folder and diecut - check.

Finishing Touches - I added a couple of hexagons that I embossed with the (retired) Hive 3D Embossing Folder, showing both the embossed and debossed sides for added texture and interest and a sprinkling of diecut flowers and hexagon-shaped enamel shapes from my stash to complete my card. 

I really love the finished result and I already know who I'm going to send it to - hope she likes it too!

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/11/2024 7:47:19 AM #

This is a great card and doesn't look like you struggled at all! I do like the way you've got the three iterations of the honey comb: the embossed, debossed and die cut. That really works. The Thoughtful Moments dies look great here -maybe I will have to put them on my wishlist! The way you've coloured the 'hello' is fantastic.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/11/2024 4:44:24 PM #

I do love those dies Jan - and they have a good selection of sentiments too. I almost stopped there with my die/embossing combo, but was glad I added the honeycomb elements too - it made the design feel more complete.


Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
5/12/2024 12:12:53 AM #

I simply LOVE the way you interpreted this sketch - using the bees as part of the collection of shapes is brilliant. Super cate card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch Saturday Smile


Darlene Pavlick
Darlene PavlickUnited States
5/14/2024 12:09:47 PM #

OMG how cute are these happy bees!  lol  Love your take on our sketch ... awesome card creation!  Sure to bring a smile!  Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday!  Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.  We appreciate your support!  

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Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
5/16/2024 12:13:16 AM #

This was a perfect choice for this challenge, Joanne! Doesn't look like you struggled, but I want to affirm your feelings, so I get new catalogue syndrome! I can feel the same way, sometimes! I love your ombre sentiment. Looks sort of like melting honey!


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