Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Hydrangea Birthday Card & Treat Box | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Wednesday crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a card I made with some NEW products from Honey Bee Stamps newest release called Let's Celebrate!  I'm using the gorgeous Lovely Layers: Hydrangea Honey Cuts!  I have lots of photos for you and hope it helps you to see how I created this gorgeous set!

To begin I created some inky watercolor background pieces.  I used watercolors in my stash in shades of a pinky red, purple and lavender on two pieces of watercolor card stock.  On a third piece, I watercolored in two shades of green.  I set these aside to dry.

Then I used the same pinky red watercolor and added droplets to my card front.  While that was drying, I cut a strip of black striped paper from the new Funfetti Birthday 6x6 paper pad and added it to a black layer.  Then I adhered that to my card front.

Next I die cut the same black striped paper with the Hexagon Box Cover die.  I centered and taped the window dies in place before die cutting the paper.  Next I trimmed the tabs so they wouldn't show in the windows and adhered them together.  You can add acetate to the windows, but Honey Bee now carries these heavy weight acetate boxes that coordinate perfectly with the die cuts!  I assembled the acetate box and slipped my decorative cover over it.  To hold it in place I added dots of glue along the top inside edge of the paper.

Now it's time to have fun creating the hydrangeas!  There are four layers for the hydrangea and I die cut the pink watercolor background with these.  I also die cut the three extra single flowers from the pink paper.  I die cut several leaves and the flower centers from the green watercolor background.

After you have the layers die cut, if you look at the center of each layer, you will see a shape that all of them have in common to help you in your layering.  Check out this next photo to see what I mean.

I added foam squares between each layer to give it lots of beautiful dimension!  I adhered the hydrangea and the leaves to my card front with Bee Creative glue.  I glued the little flower centers on and added a drop of Nuvo Sunlit Meadows Glitter Drops.

Next I created the little floral topper for my treat box.  I used the single flowers and snipped a few apart. For the base I die cut the lid from the Hexagon Box Cover die set from white card stock and cut the tabs off.  Then I intertwined a few of the petals and gluedthem together.  I adhered these to a 1" circle of white card stock and added a foam circle to the back.  Then I adhere it to the hexagon.  I arranged the remaining flowers, snipping some apart, and gluing them around the top piece until I was happy with the look.  Here's a look at my pieces and the top flower cluster.

I adhered the flower piece to the treat box with Bee Creative glue.

I used the new Bitty Buzzwords stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts for my sentiment.  These are the same buzzwords that Honey Bee has but in a smaller size!!  I love these!!

I absolutely love the dimension you can achieve with this Lovely Layers: Hydrangea!

I hope you've enjoyed the process of making this beautiful dimension card!  Be sure to check out the full Let's Celebrate release!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Stunning, Carol! This is really fun and sure to be loved by the recipient!


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