When I first saw the Honey Bee cling stamp set and dies, which are retiring,  and the coordinating Sale-a-Bration DSP (Designer Series Paper), Golden Honey, I knew I must have it!  I even earned a second set of the DSP papers knowing I would put everything to very good use!

How did I know this?  Because the school’s colors where I teach are Black and Gold, and the mascot is a hornet.  Perfection!  This is one of the retiring bundles which I will keep long after they have retired.

Hornets for a Sick Student

As if virtual learning isn’t enough of a change, one of my “kids” has been seriously ill during this time. I created this card tolet her know that I am thinking about her and I wish her a speedy recovery.

Here’s my card:

I didn’t want to cover up any of the DSP with a sentiment. However, I wanted to use a beehive, so I decided to combine the two elements. Using a gold Wink of Stella pen to outline the hive created a very subtle barrier between the hive and the white DSP.

I already had the large and small bees in my stash for this set. At first, I thought that I would use a strip of coordinating DSP for the border between the stripes and bees. After I used dimensionals to pop all the elements up, I realized that I had four elements on the card. My sense of balance kept telling me I needed something else.

Enter the Bow Easy

In order to appease my out of balance feeling, I grabbed the black shimmer ribbon and used my Bow-Easy to create a small bow. There are times I can make a pretty decent bow, and there are times I truly can not. This card was a can not make a bow card.

I’ve had the Bow-Easy for a few years, but am finally getting the hang of it. Mary Deatherage with Stamps-n-Lingers, used it on a card for her Saturday night live fb a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been practicing. If you are left-handed, this tool is pretty tricky. I really have to think about what I am doing because the directions and Mary’s demo are both right-handed. When I created this bow, I was very thankful to be alone in my “blue room” aka craft room. Anyone listening would’ve thought that I had someone else in here because I was talking up a storm.

Finishing Up

The base of my card is Basic Black folded to a traditional A2 card size. I added a piece of white cardstock to the inside of the card, shown below:

Since I want to have more than enough room to write a note, I place the sentiment towards the top.

Next, I had to figure out what to do about my name stamp and the SU! copyright statement because I knew ink wasn’t going to show on the black. I came up with a pretty good idea, at least I think so, and you can see it below:

This stamp is just one of the ones I have gotten from Bossy Joscie at Joscie.com. I love the font she uses for my name and a girl just has to have different stamps for different cards.

After I added some black and gold striped DSP to the envelope flap, this coordinating set was complete.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. I miss my high school kids and the relationships we’ve formed. My heart breaks for my seniors. But, by working together and following the CDC guidelines, we can all help to flatten the curve.

Have a Peachy Day!


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