Saturday, August 06, 2022

Welcome to our Hive

Hello CottageCutz friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

It's new release time!!! We have new dies in the online store. It's our Strawberries and Bees release with 16 new designs. You can pick up the individual dies at 30% off.

The new dies are perfect for all your cardmaking needs. They would work for so many occasions as our design team has been showing.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the new Bee Phrases and Honey Bee dies. We have new neighbors and I thought I would create a card to welcome them to the neighborhood. Usually, I would make a meal or a baked treat to go along with it, but Covid changed all of that. I still send and receive meals from the neighbors on either side of me, but we have known each other for a lot of years.  

I don't know how the new neighbors would feel about a meal coming from someone they don't know. So, I decided to cut flowers from my husband's flower garden and make them a bouquet. He has at least 10-12 different varieties of flowers so I will have a nice selection for the bouquet. 

Card Details:

I didn't really have a layout in mind for the card when I started so I cut out the hive, bees and welcome phrase first. 
My design idea then went to a slimline card. I cut a panel from the Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Slimline die. I used the largest die 3 1/4" x 8 1/4". I decided to stencil some leaves on the panel with twisted citron distress ink. I added a stenciled branch with ground espresso distress ink so the beehive would have something to hang from. 
Next, I attached the "welcome to our hive phrase" with clear drying glue. 
Now I am ready for my images. They are attached with clear drying glue and glue dots. 
To finish off my card, I added a few flowers. these are cut from the Strawberry Cottage die. I secured the card to a base of green apple cardstock. The base measures 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
That's my card for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use these new dies. See you next Saturday! We have a new release coming and the team will begin showing samples next week. 

Dies I used to Create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Very cute slimline love that fun little bee!

Kristine said...

So so cute Mary!! Your stenciled designs are perfect for hanging the hive and overall design - Love it! :)

Melinda Beltran said...

What a fun card! I love all the movement your sweet little bees seem to be buzzing around beautifully!