Welcome back everyone!

I’m so excited to announce that the May Release products are finally available!

CLICK HERE to check out what’s NEW!

Each month is so exciting, and just when I think the last one was my favorite, then next release becomes #1! LOL! It’s great to love what you do isn’t it?

In honor of our release we are having our monthly Group Post.

The team, and myself are all sharing 4 amazing card creations using the NEW! Bee-Loved & Sentiments stamp sets 😀

Be sure you visit:

  • Kristin Bueter
  • Catherine Doucette
  • Debbie Marcinkiewicz
  • Katie Cotton
  • Lisa Kind
  • Monique Hansen
  • Pam Imholz
  • Tangii Crain
  • and our May Guest: Teresa Kline!!
  • Now I’d love to share my sample with you all.

    My Bee-Loved Set

    Is this not stunning?

    You all know just how much I LOVE making complete gift sets, so I decided to make 4 cards, with a coordinating template to package them up in.

    There is nothing more stunning than creating the TOTAL package! I love the results I get from the receiver when everything coordinates 😀 It is just too fun, and our products make it EASY to do. 

    Here my cards are packaged perfectly in a old Pretty Packaging Template.

    Can you guess which one by looking at it?

    If you guesses the Berry Sweet Basket © then you would be correct!

    It easily holds all 4 of my cards, with room to add some decadent treats 😀

    All I did was remove the basket weave pattern from the side panels of the Berry Sweet Basket ©, and created a 1 1/2 inch circle for my handle of my “tote” bag. The side panels are made using the back panel of the Berry Sweet Basket ©,cut twice, but resized to 3 inches wide 😀 I then just created a bottom from a rectangle to fit my tote bottom.

    Easy Peasy!

    Now the Berry Sweet Basket © has a whole new use!! Isn’t that exciting?

    Keep in mind we do have a fun tote already made without alteration needed: Tote-All Package ©

    Now if you are wondering where I got that stunning tulip that adorns my Berry Sweet Basket © made tote bag, that is the NEW! Trendy Tulip Cut File!!!!

    Tulips are my favorite flower, and now I have a fun 3 D version!!

    I’m in love with the Trendy Tulip cut file! I cannot say enough about it.

    This is the inside view:

    If you look inside a real tulip, it looks just like this 😀

    You can add these to a variety of  Pretty Packaging Templates, cards, frames, tags, you name it!!

    Now for my Trendy Tulip I cut my petals from red cardstock, but sponged it lightly with black ink! I know, it sounds crazy, but it worked to perfection!

    The Trendy Tulip come with the petals and leaves because you can have so many stem options. You can use pencils, cardstock, wire, artificial stems, straws wrapped in floral tape…you get the idea.

    Here I just created a D shape stem, in the length I wanted. I sponged it with a pigment ink for a more realistic look.

    Now for my label

    Sweet as can bee! I love it! Simply perfect. I stamped the sentiment on an oval then layered it onto a scallop oval. The little bee is from the Bee-Loved set, which was cut out using the My Bee-Loved cut file

    Now I always say to make sure the back of your packaging is as pretty as the front…

    that being said this is the back!

    I used the same style as the front, using the Flutters and Flowers © text pattern, put my bow in the center, and added my sweet bee from the Bee-Loved set, which was cut out using the My Bee-Loved cut file.

    Now for the cards!

    I was going to make a set of 4 all the same design, using the tulip from the Bee-Loved set, but I love to show you versatility, so I made them all different.

    I used almost all the images within the  Bee-Loved set!

    Tender Tulip

    Hello, My Friend

    Missing my Honey

    Thinking of you

    The yellow of all the cards has stickles on it! It gives a subtle bling 😀

    I had so much fun with each card. I think getting 4 different cards as a gift makes it more fun for the person receiving it. I love that each one suits a different occasion too.

    When I get in a rut or want to create a gift set with a real WOW! factor I always turn to the black and white with a POP of color. I think you will agree that this is definitely striking.

    Well I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

    There is so much more to come tomorrow 😀

    See you then!