A Honeycomb Background Makes This Card!

Today I am sharing a “sweet” little card I made using some of the new Bee die cuts and another die to create this textural honeycomb background. I just love how that honeycomb background just makes this card!  I used the Rubbernecker Inside Scallop Nested and Honeycomb to create the scene base layer and created the fun scene using the Bee with Honey Pot, Stitched Hills, Leaves and Greenery and Tiny Flower Buds.

A paper pieced handmade greeting card featuring a bumblee and a die cut honeycomb background.

The Honeycomb Background and Grass

  • Cut an A2 sized card base and an Inside Scallop layer using white cardstock.
  • Place the scallop layer on the cutting platform, line up the Honeycomb die and run through the machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the honeycomb layer and several small pieces around the die cut openings and attach it to the white card base.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the Stitched Hill layer.
  • Cut the grass layer using the Inside Scallop die to create a matching border and attach it to the honeycomb layer using a strip of mounting tape.

And adorable handmade greeting card using die cuts and a honeycomb background.

The Bee, Hive and Flowers

  • Cut the bee using bright yellow and black cardstock and the wings using vellum.
  • Attach the bee pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Use tan and brown cardstock to cut the hive and attach the pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the foliage sections and bright yellow and aqua cardstock to cut the tiny flowers.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the tiny flowers to the foliage sections using glossy accents.

Finish The Scene

  • Tuck the hive in behind the grass layer and attach using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Attach the greenery and flower sections to the hive using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the greenery and flower sections in behind the grass layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching the bee using a small piece of mounting tape.

A dimensional handmade greeting card using paper pieced die cuts and a die cut honeycomb background.

I have had lots of fun making cards with the new bee sets by Rubbernecker.  The little bees are so cute and all the accessory pieces are are perfect to create a complete scene.  Check out this link to see some of my other creations.

Here are the supplies I used to make this adorable card:

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5304-03D Honeycomb Die
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5324-02D Bee w/ Honey Pot Die
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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While this honeycomb background is just perfect for this card, I am already thinking of other ways to use that die – how about you? How would YOU use it?

A Cute Beach Picnic Card!

I know that for so many people a beach picnic is one of the true markers of summer. And this year, it’s not as easy to just pack up and pop out for one of those summery hallmarks. We can still share the fun, the memories and the promise of MORE beach picnics to come with this cute picnic card. And it’s pretty easy to make with all the dies from Rubbernecker.

For this card I used the Nested Scallop with Half Holes, Picnic Table, Palm Trees, Cooler, Deckle Hills, Small Birds and Sun Moon.

Make a beach picnic card for those days when you and your friends just can't make it to the real beach!

The Ocean and Sky Background

  • Cut a white A2 Sized card using white cardstock. 
  • Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped layer.
  • Mask the scalloped borders all the way around with masking tape.
  • Apply a piece of masking tape across the middle of the scene and apply Beachside ink to create the ocean using a blender brush.
  • Remove the middle mask and apply Beachside ink to the sky area using a blender brush.
  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut the sand section.
  • Line up the scalloped die on the sand section and run through the machine to create a matching border.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sand layer and attach it to the scene base.

The Picnic Table and Cooler

  • Cut the picnic table and benches using brown woodgrain cardstock.
  • Cut the table cloth using gingham cardstock.
  • Attach the table cloth to the table top using rolled up double stick tape.
  • Use pieces of mounting tape to attach the table and benches to the scene base.
  • Cut the cooler using red, white and black cardstock and the bottles and cans using colorful cardstock.
  • Assemble the cooler pieces and drinks and attach together using glossy accents.
  • Attach the cooler to the card base using mounting tape.

I love this beach picnic card because I can almost smell the sea, feel the sand and hear the clink of those soda bottles - click through to see how easy this is to make!

The Palm Trees and Sun

  • Cut the palm frond using green cardstock and the trunks using Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply Pecan ink to the tree trunks using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the fronds to the tree trunks using glossy accents.
  • Gentle form the fronds with your fingers.
  • Tuck the trees in behind the sand layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the sun and attach it to the sky area using a piece of mounting tape.

This beach picnic card is actually pretty easy to make with the great dies from Rubbernecker - click through to get the details!

Celebrate your own beach picnic vibes and make a couple of these cute picnic cards to send to friends!  You can get lots of picnic card inspiration by checking out this link.   And, check out this Beach Card to see a very similar beach scene with a different theme.  Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5320D Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes
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5202-08D Picnic Tables Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Here are the other tools and supplies.

 
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Twins, Judikins Eclipse
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clean and Simple Valentine Cards!

Yes, I am fully aware this is the wrong season for this but after I made this for the Rubbernecker Slimline release I looked it over and realized it’s a perfect idea for clean and simple Valentine cards! And it was so super easy to make! Of course the hearts could send any kind of love message but, I don’t know, I am seeing a Valentine!  My favorite thing about this new Slimline OPC Hearts is all the tiny hearts that can be stored and used on all kinds of projects.  I used them here in the center of the frames along with the tiny leaves cut from the Flower Stems and Tiny Flower Buds.

Click through to see how I made clean and simple valentine cards using one of the new dies from Rubbernecker - fast and easy and oh-so-sweet!

The Slimline Heart Frame and Card Base

  • Cut a white 3.50″ x 8.50″ piece of cardstock, score in the center and fold.
  • Cut the slimline frame using pink cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the white card base.

This is an example of the clean and simple valentine cards you can make with one of the new slimline dies from Rubbernecker - come see how EASY it is!

The Hearts and Flowers

  • Attach two hearts together with mounting tape for each frame opening.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the flower stems.
  • Cut the tiny leaves off of the flower stems and attach them to the hearts using glossy accents.
  • Cut the flower buds using light and dark pink cardstock.
  • Form the the flowers using a molding pad and tiny tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flowers to the leaves using glossy accents.

You can make some clean and simple valentine cards in a flash using this new slimline card die from Rubbernecker - come get the details!

This card is perfect for a new baby girl, for any person who loves pink, for anyone YOU love and, certainly, as one of a batch of clean and simple Valentine cards – you can get started early! Take a look at my Slimline Category to see all the cards I’ve made with using a slimline layout.  Check out this Pinterest slimline board if you would like even more slimline inspiration.  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a good day.

Here are the Rubbernecker dies used for this card.

 
5325-01D Slimline OPC hearts
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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