Monday, January 27, 2020

Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps


Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Hello, my Honey Bee Friends! 

Today I have a super cute Box Card to share with you, in fact, it is a 3D Post Box Card using the new POST BOX CARD BASE DIES from the latest BEE MINE Release. I am not going to lie and tell you this was a quick and easy card because it took about 3 hours to make and probably could have been made faster but I was figuring things out as I created it. So I will share with you my process and what I would do differently to make it easier for you if you wanted to create something like this 😉

CARD DETAILS
Here I have compiled some images of my process to make things more visual for you.

1. Die-cut 4 of the Post Box Panels.
2. To create the side panel for the box card I die cut 2 pieces of the connector die (12 total)
3. Bend the die-cut pieces at the scoreline.
4. Glue the 2 pieces together to create one side panel connector for each layer of the box card.

Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

5. You will need to create 6 connectors pieces.
6. Line up the connector with the outer edge of the post box panel and glue in place.
7. Push flat the connector piece and add glue to the flap. 
8. Attach the next panel in place lining it up with the scored edge and repeat steps 6-8 for the remainder of panels.


Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

9. Glue connectors onto the other side of the box and connect the coordinating panel.
10. Repeat until all panels are connected. As you build the box, before the glue completely dries, bend the panels from side to side to ensure they fold flat each way.
11. Die-cut your decorative papers to cover up the panels. For the middle pieces, you do not need to cut the full Post Box panel. I just did the tops as that is what is visible.

Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

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12. Glue the patterned papers in place. For the inside pieces, I had to trim a tiny sliver on each side of the panels to make it easier to glue in place.
13. Glue on the outer and inner pieces of patterned paper. This paper comes from the SWEET ON YOU PAPER PAD.
14. Cut a strip of paper to the size of the side panels to cover up the connector pieces and glue in place.
15. Embellish the Post Box Card as desired.

MORE CARD DETAILS

To decorate and complete this card I stamped out, colored and die cut the bees from the BUSY BEE stamps set and Coordinating BUSY BEE dies.

I then used thin strips of acetate to connect a few of them in the air. To cover up the ink bleed from the coloring on the backside of the bees, I used a blank die-cut to sandwich the acetate piece.

Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The greeting stamp I used on the back of the Box card comes from the HI HONEY Stamp Set.

The little hearts I used to decorate the letters and the backside of the card come from POCKET FULL OF LOVE HONEY CUTS.

Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

For the letters, I used the LOVE ENCLOSED HONEY CUTS to create both the postcard type letters and the envelopes. I then also stamped a few using the stamps from theLOVE ENCLOSED Stamp Set.

Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

As you can see from this next photo this card will fold flat to fit into a 5x7 envelope. Keep in mind it is quite thick and will require extra postage for shipping.

Happy Mail Just Beecause | 3D Post Box Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY
If I was to recreate this project again I would have used a lighter weight paper. I used Neenah 110lbs for this, which made it too bulky. Instead, I would have used a 65lbs paper because it will be reinforced with the patterned paper making it strong enough and less bulky for mailing.

Also, I would have adhered all the patterned paper first onto the white panels then glued the pieces together. I did it the way I did to hide some of the white connections inside, but honestly, they wouldn't have been that noticeable.


I hope you have been inspired by this fun 3D Happy Mail Just Beecause Post Box Card. I also think would also make a great mini-album too simply by using the single connector pieces and layering as many post box panels as you desire!

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Plaid Background Valentine's Day Card | Layering Die Technique | Studio Katia



Hello crafty friends!

Today I have a super cute plaid card to share with you that I created by simply rotating and flippling one die. I love stretching my supplies to create something totally new!

CARD DETAILS

To create the plaid. I used the HALF STRIPED COVER die to cut out 4 different shades of pink cardstock. I then layered each piece by either rotating or flipping the die-cut piece and glued them all together. To finish the background, I then glued the plaid layers onto a piece of red cardstock.

Plaid Background Valentine's Day Card | Layering Die Cuts | Studio Katia by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

For the greeting, I used the stamps from KOBI'S HUGS and KISSES stamp set and to frame the sentiment I used the outer heart frames from the SHAKER HEART dies that I stacked and glued 3 times.

Plaid Background Valentine's Day Card | Layering Die Cuts | Studio Katia by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is a closer look at all the layers. To embellish the stamped hearts I added some liquid pixie dust for sparkle and then topped them off with glossy accents.

Plaid Background Valentine's Day Card | Layering Die Cuts | Studio Katia by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Super simple, and so pretty! The perfect card to give a friend or loved one for Valentine's Day 💓 I hope you were inspired by this layering die technique. 

Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋


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Monday, January 13, 2020

Cheeky Friendship Thank You Card | Honey Bee Stamps


Cheeky Friendship Thank You Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Happy Monday Friends!

I am back today with a super fun "cheeky" card, literally! 😂 This card is for that really great friend you have that you can joke around with, that lifts your spirits and of course is just awesome sauce. I have a few of those girls in my life and I'm sure you do too!

CARD DETAILS

This slimline card was actually quite simple to make as it is basically a one layer card with some paper piecing. The finished card measures 4 x 8.5 inches.

Cheeky Friendship Thank You Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

To create the bottom, I used the largest heart die from the PIERCED XOXO HEART DIE set. For the pockets I used the STACKING POCKETS DIES. I then used a BACKGROUND BLENDER BRUSH to color in the pieces for the blue jeans using faded jeans Distress Oxide Ink.

Once everything was colored I pieced the pockets together and glued them in place. I also added the stitched details and the tiny heart buttons to the pockets using dies from the POCKET FULL OF LOVE DIE set.

For the sweater I measured the width of the heart (derriere) at the point where I wanted the sweater to reach, I then cut the sweater pattern piece to that width and used the edge from the DECKLE EDGE A2 frames to die cut along the bottom of the sweater to give it a more realistic finish. The sweater pattern paper comes from the HOLIDAY TRADITIONS Paper Pad.

Cheeky Friendship Thank You Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The greeting on the card comes from three different stamp sets that I stamped out using Versafine Onyx Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. The "Friend" stamp comes from the FRIENDSHIP stamp set, the "you are awesome sauce" comes from the AWESOME SAUCE stamp set and the "thanks for the lift" comes from the BLOWN AWAY stamp set.

Cheeky Friendship Thank You Card | Honey Bee Stamps by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I had so much fun coming up with this punny card and I really hope you enjoyed this CAS "Cheeky" Friendship Thank You Card as much as I did!

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting 👋


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