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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Happy, happy Bee-day...


Today is my daughter-in-law's birthday (happy birthday, Jenn!), and this is the waterfall card I made for her. My honeycomb background was created with a stencil and blending brush. I used a fancy square die to add a decorative edge to my waterfall pull tab. I also inked the edges a bit and printed the word "pull." I didn't want there to be any misunderstanding as to what to do with this interactive card!

I just love these little bees with their happy expressions and funny poses. They were colored with alcohol markers and some sparkle was added to their wings with a Wink of Stella brush.

I used a different bee on each square of the waterfall mechanism and found a sentiment among my stamps to go with each one.

The bee in this picture just cracks me up. He looks like he's rolling on the floor with laughter!

I stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment on the pull-out tab that coordinated with my bee theme. I only wish the BE had been spelled BEE.

On the inside of my card, I added a stamped sentiment and another bee.

I already have another card in the making with these cute little insects. They're super easy to color and come with matching dies. And now that I have my honeycomb stencil, I'm in "bee heaven."

If you'd like to try making a waterfall card, you can click here for Lisa Curcio's YouTube video that clearly explains how to do it. I tweaked her design a bit and made my card base 6" long so that I could fit a sentiment at the bottom. I also did not add a ribbon to my pull tab the way she does.

We're in for some more hot weather here over the next few days. Guess I'll just have to stay inside and craft! he he

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Cheryl, that waterfall card is SOOOO CUTE! Love those really cute little bees! I don't know who makes that set but it is adorable!

designbydonna said...

Those are the cutest happiest bees. Your waterfall card is fabulous. It will certainly bring cheer to your daughter-in-law. I haven't made one of these in years. I'll check out the video. I'm sure the Send A Smile 4 Kids would love this design.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how cute are these bees, love the different sayings and positions you used on the waterfall card. I haven't made one in a long time, but think I will have to now. Your stenciled honeycomb is perfect.
HOT here too - especially tomorrow and Thursday so darn will have to stay inside and find something to do. Wonder what it will be???

Darnell said...

This is a really tremendous interactive design, Cheryl! So, so fun and cute and beautifully colored! Those expressions and positions are amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh I absolutely LOVE this Cheryl and bet she did too, your little bees are adorable!

Patti J said...

This is darling! Love the bees (even though one stung me this week), they’re so cheerful and bright! Thanks for sharing!