National Bee Day for Cardz 4 Galz #255 & TSOT 646

Welcome back to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge # 225. Our host and fearless leader, Caz, picked National Bee Day for the theme. When you finish here, please visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the very talented design team members created. Then, don’t forget to upload your creations to our gallery. We look forward to seeing your creations there!

Here’s my National Bee Day card:

I’m so glad this Bee My Valentine stamp set and punch carried over. While it is a Valentine’s Day set, it’s also versatile.

I used the Try a Sketch on Tuesday layout for the inspiration for this card.

Here’s the banner for the sketch challenge:

I also posted a Cardz 4 Guyz design team card using this layout. You can see that post here.


  • Trim a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, score at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Trim a piece of Crushed Curry 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, trim a piece of the same DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • While I could just leave this card for my husband on the counter or coffee bar, I want to mail it. Everyone loves getting mail, right? Therefore, I punched a Crushed Curry heart from scrap DSP for the envelope flap.
  • Trim a piece of black and white DSP to 3 by 1-1/2 inches. Then cut the piece in half diagonally to get the two triangles.
  • After running a piece of black cardstock through the Cut & Emboss machine using an embossing folder of your choice, crop it using a deckled rectangle die.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 5-1/4 by 4 inches for the inside panel of the card.
  • Use a piece of scrap white cardstock for the sentiment, wings, and antenna stamp.
  • You will also need a scrap piece(s) of Crushed Curry cardstock for the bees.

Stamping, Punching, Assembly:

  • Stamp the stripes and face on Crushed Curry cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink three times.
  • HINT: You will make better use of your scraps if you stamp a bee on either end of the scrap and punch them out. Make sure to leave enough room in the center of the scrap to stamp and punch out the third bee.
  • Stamp two sets of wings and antennae on scrap white cardstock and punch out.
  • I also punched a set of wings from vellum cardstock just as an added touch. It’s optional, though.
  • Unless otherwise noted, I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere pieces together.
  • Adhere the wings, vellum, and antenna pieces using glue dots.
  • Add dimensionals under one bee for the outside. The bee on the inside was adhered using multipurpose liquid glue..
  • After stamping your sentiment, crop it out with a deckled rectangle die and add dimensionals on the back so it will straddle the baker’s twine.
  • Wrap some baker’s twine around the black embossed cardstock and adhere the ends in the back with tape.
  • Next, I tied a bow on the front with another piece of twine and cut the ends to size.
  • Add dimensionals to the back to the embossed black cardstock to accommodate the twine.
  • Adhere the Crushed Curry cardstock to the base of the card.
  • Adhere the black and white DSP triangles to opposite corners.
  • Stamp your sentiment on the inside and adhere to the base of the card.
  • Using the dotted stamp from the Bee My Valentine stamp set, stamp it across the bottom of the envelope using Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Stamp the wings and antennae on the front of the envelope.
  • Adhere the body of the bee in place.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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While I like so much of the new format of the Stampin” UP! annual catalog, I really miss having the DSP all in one place at the back of the catalog. In addition, I find that I need to know what DSP is currently available in the online exclusives. Therefore, I created a spreadsheet for all the current DSP. I broke it up into sections for the 6 x 6 inch, 12 x 12 inch, and the online exclusive DSP and I got it all on one page. The font is small, but I left the doc as a Excel doc so you can download it and change the size if you want.


What’s just as exciting as the new 2024 – 2025 Annual Catalog?   That would be the new kits now available.  They are fabulous, but I must get the one with the adorable dogs ASAP after it comes back in stock!

Take a look at these all-inclusive kits!  All you need to add is a pair of snips/scissors and an acrylic block for stamping. 


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