Bee Mine I Love You No Matter What AYSI314

by Joanne James5. January 2024 12:00

Happy New Year everyone - the cardmaking has officially begun! Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where our first challenge for the new year is my favourite, a sketch challenge, designed by our wonderful challenge leader and chief organiser, Heather C:


I love Heather's cascade of hearts - I thought it would be perfect for a cascade of buzzy bees and a showcase of some of the lovely new papers in the new January-April Mini Catalogue - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Bee Mine - Today's card is all about the paper - no surprise there then! The Bee Mine designer series paper has so many beautiful bee-inspired patterns. I chose a rather busy one for my background and added a simple diecut panel that I stamped with some 'bee lines' using one of the stamps in the 'Bee My Valentine' stamp set to create a little space to showcase my cascade of bees.


Snip, Snip - For my bee cascade, i used my paper snips scissors to fussy cut four different bees from another of the sheets in the pack, each with a different expression - they really are so comical! - and popped these up on dimensionals on top of my card base, having already added my sentiment banner too. Here's a close up for you:


Stampin' Up!'s Paper Snips Scissors really do make light work of fussy cutting shapes from paper in this way - the super sharp and pointed tips make it easy to get into even the smallest nooks and crannies. If you don't own a pair, I would highly recommend you invest in some - you won't regret it.

No Matter What - The sentiment from the 'Bee My Valentine' stamp set does have love as its theme, but like many of the greetings in this set they have a much broader use than for Valentine's Day alone. This one is heading to one of the James Juniors - I think it is a great reminder of a parent's unconditional love. 

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.
  • In a sketch challenge, you are welcome to rotate or flip a sketch. You can replace shapes used such as substituting a circle panel for a square panel. However, we must be able to still see the basis of the original sketch in your finished product.
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 (6) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
1/5/2024 5:18:13 PM #

Just so very perfect, Joanne - LOVE those funny bees!  Beautiful fussy cutting - always so worth it, and I love this buttoned up design!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
1/6/2024 12:53:56 AM #

You are an amazing fussy cutter!! I was sure those bees were cut by a die because they were so smooth and the margin around them was so consistently even! This is just the cutest take on my sketch and pretty perfect for it! I'm really thinking I need this set now, even though I have resisted it until this time!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/6/2024 11:48:13 PM #

The cascade of bees is adorable and the addition of the wee flight lines is perfect. You are the undisputed Fussy Cutting Queen. Smile

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
1/13/2024 9:59:13 PM #

When I saw this sketch this bee bundle is exactly what I thought of! Great use of these products! Love it!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/15/2024 9:44:02 PM #

A fun & fabulous card Joanne - you know I do love a busy bee!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
1/19/2024 11:08:58 PM #

This bee suite is so fun and really perfect for this sketch.  I have been on the fence about this set but the more I see it, the more I like it!  You did good!

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