Thursday, November 14, 2019

All Occasion Card | Hello Bluebird - Bee Happy | Cut It Up! Challenge #187 "Celebrate Fall (or Any Season)"



Hey there!

We've got a fun theme over on the Cut It Up! Challenge Blog...create a project to "Celebrate Any Season" and I chose to celebrate the growing season with these playful pollinators! I used these cute little honey bees from Hello Bluebird's 'Bee Happy' Stamp Set (Summer 2018) and the Mason Jar Set from "The Cutting Cafe" who is our generous prize sponsor for this challenge. My concept was to make a shaped card with an acetate window, fill it with honeycomb and feature these hardworking bees buzzing on the front : ) Make sure to head over to the blog and see the other creative ways the design team members have used these same die cutting/print files!

I loaded the SVG files into the Cricut Design Space and tweaked the sizing/design just a bit to give me a hinged window card base. I die cut multiples of this design, glued/stacked them together (for stability) and then blended Distress Oxide Inks around the edges to create glass reflections. I ink blended the honeycomb background pattern using a Tim Holtz stencil onto one of the negative die cuts, spritzed it with shimmer mist and glued it onto the inside panel. The ruffled fabric topper/ribbon were die cut from pattern paper and adhered  onto the card front. 


I carefully trimmed a piece of acetate to size and adhered it to the back of the window opening. The bees/honey pot were stamped, colored and die cut. I stamped the Hero Arts' banner design and Stampin' Up's Labeler Alphabet Letters onto heavy-weight vellum with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. After the banner was trimmed, it was adhered onto the acetate panel with tiny pieces of double-sided tape. The bees finished off the card front and I added a sprinkling of gold confetti to the honeycomb.


This project was so much fun to design and the finished window is really effective! Sending a big THANK YOU to Regina over at The Cutting Cafe for furnishing the files and the prize for this fun challenge!

Rachelle

18 comments:

  1. Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

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  2. That's just awesome. Love Dawn x

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  3. What an adorable card, great design; love it!

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  4. These is as cute as can be and I am loving the acetate you used. Great idea!!

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  5. This is adorable and so much fun with the acetate! Those bees are soo cute!

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  6. So adorable and fabulous! I love it!

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  7. Lovely concept and execution. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  8. This is really, really cute! You had me at the bees, but the whole project is amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

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  9. Oh WOW Rachelle, this is so cute!! I love the adorable bees and your awesome jar design, the acetate window is such a fun element, I love this card!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  10. I think this is an adorable celebration of summery goodness! Love the window element and clever design. Amazing how many challenges this fits!

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  11. What a SUPER ADORABLE card!! Love the cute bees!! Love it!!
    Have a great day,
    Gerda

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  12. OMGosh! I love,love,love, your sweet adorable card!!! Fun and creative!!

    Theresa

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  13. This is so adorable, Rachelle! I love the honey bees and honeycomb background!!

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  14. This is just SUPER ADORABLE!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    I have a Thankful GIVEAWAY over on my blog and I would love for you to stop by.
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  15. Beautiful project! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  16. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's November "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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  17. Delicious! How clever is this project!! Love so much the acetate that represent so well the glass of the jar! The bees look so cute and the stencilled honeycomb is just perfect!

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