Hello readers and Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing the first two cards I created using the July Bee Yourself card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I have really enjoying receiving these card kits once per month, because I feel like it's forcing me to use them, instead of just letting the cute oversized boxes pile up in my craft room! Don't get me wrong, the boxes (albeit, empty) are still piling up in my craft room because I re-use them for storing other kits! Unfortunately, this particular kit is now currently sold out, but if you love it, keep checking the SSS website, because it should be restocked after the initial rush. Yup, we stampers sure are crazy buying things up overnight as though there will ever be a stamp drought in the foreseeable future!
Let's take a closer look at the Bee Yourself card kit:
This kit includes a wide variety of hand selected coordinating supplies, enough to keep you creating for hours! Included in the box is an inspiration sheet with 6 ideas using the kit. You'll also receive inspiration via email newsletter with even more project ideas and video links using the kit.
Included in this kit:
Simon Says Stamp Bee Yourself 6 x 8 clear stamp set
Honey Bee The Bee's Knees exclusive 6 x 6 paper pad
Simon Says Stamp custom foilable cards
Rainbow Shattered Glass 5 Foil Transfer Sheets
Simon Says Stamp White envelope
Simon Says Stamp Small Hexagon Cluster wafer thin die
Black and Yellow custom sequin pack
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine cardstock
Simon Says Stamp White 120# cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Seaglass cardstock
1 new Glue Sponge
Here is a video created by Simon Says Stamp showcasing the July Bee Yourself card kit:
Here are the first two cards I created using this kit:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. I adhered a piece of the yellow hexagon paper directly to the card base. I stamped two of the bee hive trails on this paper using Early Espresso ink. I created a honeycomb shaker component using the Stitched Hexagon Dies from Gina Marie Designs. I stamped "Just Because" on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock in Early Espresso ink to place behind the shaker frame. I stamped the bees on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored them using Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I added some highlights to my coloring with the Sigma Uniball white gel pen. I added Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter to the bee's wings using a Sakura Quickie glue pen. I adhered the bees to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
The second A2 card is made from Basic Black cardstock. I adhered the patterned hexagon paper directly to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner using Early Espresso ink. I stamped the bee trails also in Early Espresso ink. I stamped the beehive in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on one of the patterned pieces of paper included in the kit. The beehive is from HoneyBee Stamps - called Bee Hive. It has a coordinating die too. I stamped the bees in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I added extra details to the coloring using a Uniball White Gel pen. I added Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter to the bee's wings. Lastly, I adhered the bees to the card front using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
I hope you have enjoyed today's cards. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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