Cards, Love & Friendship, Valentine's Day

Honey Bee Stamps House Builder Valentine’s Day Card

Hi friends. I used the House Builder Card Base Dies from Honey Bee Stamps along with the Treat Shop Add-On Dies and Stamps to make this cute Valentine’s Day Card. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make another card with these dies. They are still one of my faves!

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 10 x 7″and scored it at 5″ and a panel to 5 x 7″ for the background, which I inked with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. Then diecut the house card base 1x with the House Builder Card Base Dies from Pebbles Forever My Always 6 x 6 Paper.

Then die cut the roof and window awnings from both Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies. I cut out every other strip on the awnings and adhered them to the white one to create a cute striped awning. I diecut out the window from the front of the card.

The door was diecut from the same two color cardstocks using the Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-On and the stairs from Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Slate Gray Cardstock. I added some dimension to the house base, the door, steps, and awning with ink. I used Catherine Pooler Pink Champagne for the house base, Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink for the roof and door and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for the steps. I also diecut the bushes from Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock with the House Builder Card Base Dies and added Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Ink around the edges.

I added a piece of Vellum behind the window as well as a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to create a frosted window appearance. I added a strip of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray Cardstock to the bottom of the card before adhering the house. I stamped all the images from the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On 6×6 Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Additionally, I used Clear Embossing Powder on the “Candy Shop” and “We Are Open” signs for some added dimension and interest.

I colored them with Copic Markers. I used BG000 and Copic Blender 0 for all glass elements (cake dome, candy dome and gumball machine); R81 & R83, C1, C3, & C5 for the chairs and table; R14 & R27, R81 & R83 for the umbrella. E25 & E29, R81, R83 & R85, C1 & 0 for the cupcakes; R14 & R27, C00 & 0, BG000, G94 and E25 for the gumball machine; E25 & E29 for the chocolates; R81, R83 & R85 for the present; and G94 & G99, R81 & R83, E25 & E29, R14 & R27 for the candies.

I popped up the “Candy Shop” sign, “We Are Open” sign and the cake dome with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I created the heart banner by stamping the little heart from Honey Bee Stamps Little Pickup 4×6 Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink onto a piece of and cut them using the coordinating dies. Then I drew a black line using a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker (you need to use a permanent marker when writing on vellum or it will smudge).

I finished off the card by adding some highlights to some of the images with a White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Add-on Stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink and added a tiny awning which I cut from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop Add-On Dies. I added some left over images I had colored and die cut.


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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this cute Valentine’s Day card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Cards, Christmas, Fall

Gingerbread House Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Do you love decorating gingerbread houses but don’t like the mess? Fear not I have the perfect craft for you! This gingerbread house features Honey Bee Stamps Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Dieset. Combine it with the House Builder Card Dieset to make tons of cute house cards for all occasions.

For this card, I started by diecutting the house card base 2x with the House Builder Card Dies, chimney (from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on), and one gable from Lawn Fawn Paper Bag 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock, the roof, 2 scalloped windows, the scallop door frame, the round gable window and snow for roof and chimney from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, the door from Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock. I inked around the edges of all those pieces with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I wanted to make the gingerbread and frosting look more like real so using the ink especially around the “cookie” pieces helps give it dimension.

I adhered the two houses with the pre-scored strip that comes in the House Builder Card Base Dies to create the card base. Be sure to use double-sided tape or something very strong so they don’t come apart. Then stenciled a brick pattern on the front of the card using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Bricked Layering Stencil. I diecut small rectangle window frame from the House Builder Card Dieset with Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red 110lb 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and the window and door inside pieces from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the circle and rectangle dies from Honey Cuts Gingerbread House Add-on and the House Builder Card Base Dies and inked with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink Pads.

I adhered the roof, windows, gable the scallop door frame, the round gable window and snow and door to the card.

I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for trees, wreath and some gumdrops, Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red 110lb 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for some gumdrops, the wreath bow, and berries on wreath, Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for gumdrops, Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White for all the peppermints and two candy canes (which I colored with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Marker), Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock (discontinued) for the chocolate kisses and the tree trunks (which I stamped with the tree trunk stamp from Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink), and a gold metallic paper for the door knob, diecut with the House Builder Card Base Dies. I also stamped two lollipops from the Gingerbread House Add-On Stamps and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Solar White and colored them with Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Markers.

Once adhered to the card, I added sparkle to the snow on the roof, chimney and gumdrops with a Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle Pen, some “snow” with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White and white higlights with Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On Stamps.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these watercolored cards a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.