Tuesday, April 5, 2016

My Favorite Things–April New Product Launch!

 

Hello friends!

 

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It’s time for the My Favorite Things New Product Launch!  Have you been loving the Countdown posts as much as I have?!!  I’m telling you, this April release is one of my all time faves!!  I’m so excited to share with you the project that I created for the launch!

 

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I absolutely fell in love with the adorable images contained in the Fly By Friends Stamp Set – especially those darling little bees.  Now, in real life, I’m scared spitless of bees!  But these little guys have stolen my heart!  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical top-folding card base from Sweet Tooth Card Stock.  Score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut four of the the pierced rounded flag die from the Blueprints 21 Die-Namics Set from Pineapple Card Stock.  Once cut, move the die so that the final die cuts gradually get smaller and smaller.  Position the die cuts so that the largest one is on the bottom and the smallest one is on the top; then adhere them to a piece of printer paper.  Trim away the excess printer paper.
  3. Stamp the Mini Hexagon Background Stamp onto the assembled bee hive using Pineapple Hybrid Ink.
  4. Use the pierced circle die from the Blueprints 21 Die-Namics to cut out the hive entry hole, and replace it with a Black Licorice die cut circle.
  5. Stamp three of the small bees from the Fly By Friends Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Color them with Copic Markers, and die cut them using the coordinating Fly By Friends Die-Namics.  Apply a light coat of liquid adhesive to the bees’ wings and sprinkle them with Warm Diamond glitter.
  6. Trim an A2 panel from black and white polka dot patterned paper (from the Neutral Dots & Stripes 6 x 6 Paper Pad) and use the Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics to die cut the angled corner.  Duplicate the same cut on an A2 panel of Pineapple Card Stock.  Adhere the polka dot die cut to the Pineapple die cut, leaving a just a  slight Pineapple edge exposed.  Adhere the assembled panel to the card base with foam tape.
  7. Stamp the bee trails from the Fly By Friends Stamp Set onto the card base using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Adhere the bees to the card base with foam tape.
  8. Adhere the bee hive to the card base with foam tape.
  9. Stamp the sentiment from the Fly By Friends Stamp Set onto the card base using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.

 

Are those bees not so stinkin’ cute?!!  I just love them!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  ALL of the April New Products are available now in the My Favorite Things Online Store!  Just click on the widget below to be taken directly to the newly released products!

 

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Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked up to the other incredible projects that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!  Be sure to leave each of them a comment on their New  Product Launch blog posts--including this one--
for your chance to win one of two $100 gift vouchers to the MFT Store!  Off you go!!!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I’ll be heading back to Phoenix as this post goes live – I had the most amazing long weekend filled with lots of Gramma hugs and sweet baby kisses that will hold me over until the next visit with my kids and grandkids.  Now it’s back to real life!  Wishing you a great week!

 

98 comments:

Kathy M said...

You can never go wrong with black and yellow cute card

Charlene said...

My son's teacher collects "bee things." She would LOVE a card like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Very clever card! Love that hive! (I'm scared of bees too)!

Maggie Miller said...

Your card is the bees knees. I love it!

Patt H. said...

Love, love, love this one! I have bees decorating my kitchen & can see many uses for this cute set. Your card is adorable. Love the black & yellow together & your card design especially.

Margery C said...

What a creative card. Love the way you added the blueprint element to the top of the card which highlights the bees and bee hive.

Amy C. said...

Sweet card theme!

Alaska .Kris said...

So lovely and vibrant!

Iris Esther Lopez said...

This card is fantastic. Love it.

Ashwini Rao said...

What a versatile set - and your card too - I can see it being used in so many occasions! Amazing card! :)

Angela said...

Awwe! You made a hive for your bees! It's very cute!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Your card is bee utiful!

karenb said...

Awesome card! Love it!!

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTENESS GALORE :)
LOVE your ADORABLE bees & hive, LOVE your CHEERY colour combo, LOVE your ELEGANT design too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your DELIGHTFUL INSPIRATION!!!

Dianchik said...

Great card! Love the design and the choice of colors!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, chica! Your beehive is amazing! Love this to bits!

Me said...

Very stylish card!!

Kajcyika said...

Wow this is amazing :D Really fab card!

Corilyn Noreen said...

It's so cool that you made your own beehive!

Kajcyika said...

Wow this is amazing :D Really fab card!

vinita jain said...

Cool in yello and black with beautifully designed, cute beehives!

stamper101 said...

luv your choice of colors and design on your card.

Colleen Howell said...

Adorable card, love all the elements they fit perfectly together

Zandy Ng said...

Love the hive, it is brilliant!!

Shirley said...

Neat cute card!

Oliev said...

Cute card:-)

Annette Snyder said...

Fabulous card! I love the beehive!

loulou said...

Fantastic card. I love how you created the bee-hive. Sorry to hear you find bees a little scary. We have sweet little native bees around here which have blue bands and even better no stings.

Donna Phelan said...

BEEutiful! They are adorable little bees! Lots of bee keepers here on Cape Cod lots of lovely honey!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

The black and yellow all over the card makes it so stunning. Beautiful card.

cincyem said...

This is my favorite card of the night. I love that you always give step by step instructions so that I know how to begin.

sharrilou said...

Very striking card. Love that bee.

Jana Bolster said...

Cute card.

Amy Yang said...

This card is super creative and adorable. Thank you for the inspiration.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

I love the clever hive and combination of colors!

joy said...

Karolyn, you have made me look at the Blueprints 21 die-namics in an entirely new light!! How clever you are to fashion a beehive from the rounded flag die in the set. LOVE this card; thanks for the inspiration.

Sue McW said...

Fabulous card. Love the gold and black on white. Clever beehive. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Great card---design, colors, and execution!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun!

Debbie Nelson said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Leanne said...

Cute!!

hallcb said...

I never would have thought to use the blueprints 21 to build a beehive-great job!

Unknown said...

I love your work. You are so talented.

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

So beeautiful!! Love your card!

Cindy said...

Adorable card with wonderful colors. Thanks Karolyn!

Greta said...

Love your striking card--fabulous design!

Jess K said...

love this card, and thanks for the tutorial!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, black and yellow - nothing better for a 'bee' card. LOVE the polka dots, they really make this card POP!!

Sue McRae said...

What a great card design! Love that beehive!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Very creative and cute. Love the bee hive with hexagon background.

cghundley said...

What a fun card and
it fits into my state
being the Beehive
state!
Carla from Utah

Tammy H said...

Absolutely adorable card. The colors and elements are perfect together.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Darling card! Love hoe you made the hive and I love the sentiment as well!

Linda M said...

Wow! I love this card! Can't wait to get this stamp set! Thanks!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is too fun! Love this color combo!

Danielle said...

Cute card! Love how it leads your eye right to the beehive.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

LOVE how you created the bee hive!! How ingenious! Cute card.

Christine Canfield said...

i love the contrast of the patterned paper toward the top

Rosemary said...

oh what a sweet card!! love how you created your little beehive!!

LC said...

Such a fun card! I love the combination of black, white and yellow. So classy! Those bees are super cute!

Sheri Elmont said...

Those bees are adorable. And just where I want them, on a card, not in my house. Great color combo.

Judie said...

What an adorable card! Love the bee hive!!!

Karen B. said...

So bright and fun!

Geri said...

BRILLIANT idea to use the the rounded flag die to create a 'beehive'! I'm going to give this a try as soon as I post my comment! Sweet bumble bees and fabulous polkie dot panel!

Pat McCleary said...

This card is perfect in every way.

Sabrina said...

Such a darling card!!

Janeen said...

Totes adorns as my young daughter says.

TK said...

So sweet! Love how you created that beehive!

Lee Anne said...

Beautiful, beautiful projects this week! Thank you for the inspiration!

Heather said...

This is fabulous!! Love the top panel and these sweet little bees.

Kathy Mc said...

Karolyn, this card is so striking even with the controversial bumblebees. Your hive turned out so cute. Thanks for sharing all the details on how you accomplished this beauty! I think I "need" those basic edge dies. :)

Patty said...

First I've seen of the lovely bee set!! Perfect color combination for your awesome card!!

Cynthia said...

Super fun design, Karolyn. Love the bees!

Natasha said...

How cute is this!!

blaze said...

You nailed it! Adorable!

Denise Evans said...

This is OVER THE TOP adorable! Oh, I LOVE this card!

Sue D said...

I am a beekeeper--love this!

Debbie Vasel said...

What a great color combination!
Love how you angled the top.

amee said...

cute beehive!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, brilliant!

PatQ's Cards said...

Love the layout of this card and your vibrant colors.

scrappergirl56 said...

Such fun...love your buzzy card...LOL.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Great relase and amazing card!!!

Janet Newberry said...

I love your color choice and the design. Great work!

Mary Holshouser said...

This is darling.
Love the layering.
The colors are bright and the honey bees reall
pop off the card.
thanks for sharing

PaperDoll said...

I love all the pattern & texture playing together in one piece.

Nikki said...

Really cute card.

Kate B said...

Cute card - I agree, this release is a fantastic one!

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous design, the colours, the beehive, all the details are so well coordinated!

KirstenNB said...

So creative. Thanks for the inspiration!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the FUN Products from the Release!! Your Card is TOO SWEET!! I LOVE the Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Week/Weekend!! =)

Marsha Stehle said...

Cute card! Love the bee hive!

Tammy said...

Your card is too cute!!!

Marilyn said...

Fantastic inspiration and wonderful release.

Laraine R said...

Adorable card! I can blame you for ordering this set!

Patty said...

LOVE the design!! The black and gold are perfect of course!!

Patty said...

LOVE the design!! The black and gold are perfect of course!!

kreativeimagination said...

beautiful card
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