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Have A Bee-Utiful Day A2 Card

September 5, 2023

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. The new Bugs and Butterfly Collection is so much fun to play with. The Bee is just adorable and I pulled out my old Honeycomb die to create my background. If you don’t have the Honeycomb die in your stash then it can be substituted with the Layered Honeybee dies. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold side. (A2)

Step 2 – Diecut Honeycomb and use the negative as a stencil. Place it on top of the card front and apply ink using a blender brush.

Step 3 – Diecut Bee in White and Black Cardstock. Using a blender brush apply Yellow Ink on the White Cardstock. For the flower and honey pot diecut in White Cardstock and use inks. Or if inking isn’t your thing then diecut in various colors of cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card front using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Stamp Bugs & Kisses sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Buzzing Birthday

August 28, 2023

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here on the blog today. The Bee dies set in the new Bugs and Butterflies collection is so adorable. I could not wait to play with it.


Cut and assemble the bee from the Bee die set. Cut and assemble the cake from the Party Time die set. Cut the honeycomb from Layered Honeybee die set. Cut one rectangle from white cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 3″ on the long side. Cut another rectangle from white cardstock measuring 3″ x 8″ and score at 4″ . Cut four rectangles from patterned cardstock two measuring 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ , 1 measuring 2 3/4″ x 4″, and 1 measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut the word “birthday” from Shakers die set out of white cardstock cardstock. Cut a spinner from black cardstock from the Tab 6 Planner essentials die set.

Use the honeycomb as a stencil and ink the honeycomb patterned cardstock that measures 2 3/4″ x 4″

Poke a hole at approximately 3/8″ in and 2″ up. Using a brad, adhere the spinner tab to the panel

Using the Bugs and Kisses stamp set, stamp buzzing by to say and the flying trail to one of the 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ stamp sets. For the buzzing by stamp, I cut off the word “Hi” but you can mask it off instead. I also added three dots to denote that the sentiment continues

Adhere the bee to the panel

Adhere the cake and the “Birthday” to the other panel that measures 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Using the Pieces of Life 1 stamp set, stamp the word “happy”

Adhere the 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel to the inside of the card

Fold the scored 3″ x 8″ panel to the card making sure that the panel layer opens from the left

Adhere the panel with the bee to the folded panel

Open the folded layer and adhere the panel with the cake to the inside

Lay the card upside down and flat. Adhere the panel with the spinner to the 4 1/4″ x 8″ panel. Make sure that the spinner is to the left

Flip the card over and fold in the spinner flap

Fold in the bee flap and secure with the spinner and the card is complete

Supplies Used”



Bugs and Kisses

Party Time

Layered Honeybee

Planner Essentials Tab 6

Pieces of Life 1

Beautiful Brights

Joset Designs

Follow your dreams

August 7, 2023

Hello everyone, Jackie here today with this cute shaped shaker card. This new collection from Joset is absolutely fantastic, the shaker die set is so versatile and can also be used without adding shaker parts so it is a must have set! Anyway let get started.

Step One:

First we need to create the circular card part. place a medium sized circular die on top of a top folding A2 card blank ensuring to leave a tiny bit over hanging at the top crease. You may have to run this through a few times as it will be quite thick.

Step two:

Die cut a further two circles. Ink blend one circle with a selection of blue inks then attach one to the front and one to the back making the card base more sturdy.

Step three:

Next we need to create the shaker window. Die cut a handful of circular frames and glue them all together, I have glued 5 together however you can make this part bigger by adding more layers.

Step four:

Use the inside of the metal frame die to draw a circular shape on to a piece of acetate then cut this out. Glue the prepared circular frame to the acetate, die cut one more circle and glue this to the reverse side then set the aside to dry. Tip: I find a white gel pen just about works on the acetate.

Step five:

Die cut lots of shaker bits and carefully lay them on top of the card base then glue the prepared acetate part on top. Set aside to dry with some weight on top to keep in nice a flat.

Step six:

Make up the bee as normal with two exceptions. Cut two of the same leg as he is flying and you will only need to use two wings. Use a little ink blending to add some dimension then add some white gel pen dots to finish the look.

Step seven:

Next we need to add the base stand. Die cut four of the stand pieces and glue two together (these need to be study) Glue one to the front and one to the back ensuring they line up when the card is shut. Add a sentiment strip, I have white heat embossed onto black card and popped this up on 3d foam pads.

Step eight:

Finish of by adding a flower, I have chosen to only add one flower but you could add as many as you wish.

It made a lovely change to make a shaped card and these shaker dies make the job really easy, I love that there is a shaker bits die included in the set too . . Thank you for stopping by today ‘Happy crafting’ Jackie xx

Products Used

Bee Dies Set – 2060

Shaker Die Set – 2065

Bugs and Kisses Stamp Set – CS316

Joset Designs

Bzzz…. busy

July 31, 2023

Hi everyone! it is Thursday again so Sylvia is here for you on the blog. Have you seen the latest release from Joset, Bugs & Butterflies? It is a really fun release with lots of insects and an additional stampset as well. I made this fun card with it, so let’s grab your supplies and get started.

First: using white cardstock diecut the full page of PE 46 (day by day) set no 1913 and cut it straight in the middle. I used the bottom half that has the 9 windows and saved the other half for an other project.

Step 2 Diecut the corresponding mats (also in the same dieset) once in black, twice in yellow. We need a full yellow set for the inside of the windows and alternate the black and yellow ones on the outside of the windows.

Step 3: diecut the parts of the bee in black and yellow as shown in the photo, diecut the wings in vellum and use ink of your choice on the honey pot. Assemble the bee and the honeypot.

Step 4: layout your yellow mats that will go on the inside of the windows very close together, so that you can stamp on them. I wanted the dash line to continue on multiple rectangles, so I layed them very close to each other and stamped them all at once. Stamp the bees on another square or rectangle and a nice sentiment on another.

Step 5: Cut a piece of black cardstock of 12 x 6 inch and make a top fold for the base of the card. Glue the white window part on top, glue the stamped yellow mats on the inside, so that you can see them when you open a window. Glue the black and yellow mats alternately on the outside of the windows and adhere the honeypot on the largest black square.

Step 6: cut 2 banners from set 1329 (stitched fishtail banner), one in white, one in yellow and stamp them with a sentiment of your choice. Adhere them on the inside of the card, slightly shifted. Adhere the bee on top of them.

I hope you enjoyced my busy (buzzzzzzzy…) card. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, I’d be happy to help you.

Happy crafting!!


Soon to arrive:

2060 Bee

CS1329 bugs & kisses

Joset Designs


May 15, 2023

Hello everyone. Jackie here today sharing a jewellery box idea made from the book box die set. inside has two compartments, one for rings and one for loose jewellery. This would also make a lovely gift idea for a special occasion.

Step One:

Start by die cutting and building both parts of the book box keeping the two part separate for now.

Step Two:

Using the picture frame die set. Die cut two sides and trim off the angled ends, make sure they fit snugly inside the book box. glue them both in position leaving a tiny gap between that will fit the rings.

Step Three:

Create a magnetic catch. Glue a small piece of metal or magnetic sheet to the inside of one of the catch ends then cover over with a piece of card fussy cut to the same shape. Fix a small magnet to the other flap.

Step Four:

Glue the book box part inside the outer cover. Die cut the bee and decorate the lid using honeycomb, gems and what ever you fancy.

Step Five:

Use the fall out honeycomb pieces to add a button to the catch flap. Stack 4 or 5 pieces together then glue in place.

Step Six:

Decorate the inside in a similar theme then add a piece of gold coloured paper to the front compartment.

There would be lots of way to change the way I have created the inside of this box, you can add more ring parts or ever change the orientation. I hope I have inspired you to make your own jewellery box.

Happy crafting Jackie xx

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Planner Essentials Stamping Uncategorized

Bee Tag Planner Page-By Katie Porcina

April 20, 2023

Hi everyone, Katie here with todays post. I wanted to create a small planner insert using Annette Greens New Everyday Elements Collection. So grab a coffee or your favorite beverage and lets get started.

Step 1: Start with cutting your bee from your favorite card stock, I did use a matching pattern paper (From the same line as the base page) for the wings. Cut your postcard mats from green and black card stock. Last cut your honeycomb from yellow matching designer paper. Ink all your edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Step 2: Cut your base page from your choice of designer paper (I used 49 & Market), Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next stamp your image from the Honeybee Stamp set at the top of your page as per picture above. Stamp the quote Daily Happiness from Happy stamp set onto white paper, trim your quote to say Happiness and ink the edges.

Step 3: Start with ripping your honeycomb in half placing it where you want it, next add your photo postcard mats. Place the “Happiness” tag under your mat then your black reinforcements. Place some sisal and pop-dot your Bee. Last step speckle with white paint.

Thank you for joining me with todays blog post, hope it brought you some inspiration. Happy creating!!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used:

Joset Designs

Bee-utiful buzy bee

August 24, 2022

Hi everyone, Jackie here today with a monster mash up! I have used all three monster die set’s to create this super Bee-utiful buzy bee card.

Step One:

First create the background using the hexagon stencil and yellow ink, gently ink through the stencil with a sponge dauber leaving a small amount of white around the edges.

Step Two:

Next build the bee. I have listed which die’s you will need but you can change any for what you have in your stash. Ink around the yellow parts with dark yellow ink.

Head – Monster 3

Legs, Arms and Eyes – Monster 1

Wings and Body – Monster 2

Antenna – Party Time

For the bee body, use the largest body die from Monster 2 to draw around and fussy cut out (I did not want the circular pattern embossed onto the piece) use the same die to draw around again this time into black card then trim three bands as shown in the photo.

Step Three:

Die cut the antenna twice then add some glossy accents or clear 3d glue then once dry fix to the bees head.

Step Four:

Die cut a a stitched rectangle and layer onto a top folding A2 card blank using 3d foam pads. Next die cut a gold frame. Lay two hexagon dies one inside the other then secure together with a small piece of washi tape.

Step Five:

Stamp out and white heat emboss the sentiment onto black card then trim down and fix in place on the card front using 3d foam pads, add a few gold gems to finish.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have been inspired to have a go at creating a new creature from these fabulous monster die’s. Until next time happy creating – Jackie x

Product Used:

Distress oxide squeezed lemonade.

Distress ink mustard seed.

3d foam pads


Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – May

May 2, 2017
Negative Die Cut Cards May Die Cut Designer Challenge

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our May Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge. This time round we have a technique to share with you that uses dies in a different way.

Our Challenge this month is ….. “Being Negative” – Normally when we use dies to cut we get a positive piece (the actual die cut) and a negative piece (the leftover piece or pieces that we often throw away). In many cases the negative pieces can also make interesting card components, and it is these pieces that are the focus of the Challenge cards. The Design Team can also incorporate the positive die cut piece if they wish.

Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – May

For our Challenge today we are giving away a Background Die Prize Pack that includes the Heart Background, Circles, Background, Chevron Background and Diamond Background to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What are some project ideas where you could use die cut scrap pieces when crafting?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 5, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.

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