Honey Bee Skep

Good Monday morning.  Is it too cold where you live to think ahead to spring and summer?  I had the most fun making this project with it’s flowering vine holding up the bee skep and bumblebees swarming around.  Can you call it swarming when there are only three?  LOL!

I started by cutting the twirling vine frame and attaching it to the card base with tiny strips of mounting tape. I cut the lavish branch, formed the leaves lightly with my stylus and mat and added lots of tiny formed flowers cut with the flower mound die. I attached the branch to the frame using glossy accents and several rolled glue dots.

KC Memory Box Honey Bee Skep 1 right

I cut the bee skep, sponged it lightly with antique linen using my ink blending tool, turned the edges inward to create a round look and attached to the base with mounting tape.

KC Memory Box Honey Bee Skep 1 center

The bees were cut using black and yellow paper and the wings were cut with vellum.  I assembled the bee parts and attached them together with glossy accents.  They were formed using my stylus and mat to create that rounded effect.  I attached them with rolled glue dots. I added the tiny, tiny flowers around the edge of the frame to bring a little more color and interest for the finishing touch.

KC Memory Box Honey Bee Skep 1 left

If you like adding tiny flowers to your projects and want to cut lots of them at once then the flower mound die is a perfect die to have in your collection. I used the larger flowers on the lavish branch and the tiny X shaped flowers around the frame border. Here is a larger view of the die.

Memory Box Dies, Flower Mound

I hope you have a wonderful week and I appreciate you stopping by.

  Memory Box Dies, Bee Skep   Memory Box Dies, Jolly Bumblebees    Memory Box Dies, Lavish Branch   Memory Box Dies, Twirling Vine Frame  Memory Box Dies, Flower Mound   Ink Blending Tool   Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen      Accents, GlossyHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateGlue Dots, 3/8Teflon Bone FolderSoft Grip Embossing and Stylus Set

Paper:  White, Olive, Red, Black, Yellow, Vellum    Ink:  Distress Ink Antique Linen     Accessories: Memory Box Honey Bee Skep, Jolly Bumblebees, Lavish Branch, Twirling Vine Frame, Flower MoundGlossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate, Paper Piercer, Stylus, Teflon Bone Folder, ATG, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Inkssential Ink Blending Tool,

23 thoughts on “Honey Bee Skep”

  1. So cute! I love the bee skep and that beautiful vine.
    I am definitely thinking of Spring and even hot summer. Bring it on! I am really weary of rain and clouds. πŸ™‚ Your card is beautiful and unique.

  2. Oh I can’t wait til Spring..no kidding, this card is wonderful. Makes me want to go out and garden. Unfortunately the ground’s frozen.

  3. Good Morning, Kittie, Well the bee’s are at work already, love how you did the frame and the that hive is so different. They are truly busy bees, getting ready for spring. love it.

  4. Hi Kittie, again another beautiful card. Looks like another trip to the craft store to get more Memory Box dies (just gotta love them!). I’m currently working through your hydrangea tutorial (have to punch more flowers πŸ™‚ to finish off the last layer.

  5. How fabulous is this card! I would never have thought of adding that Bee Skep to my collection until I saw what you did with it. The vellum wings are fantastic, how realistic! I just love it Kittie!

  6. Hi Kittie
    What to say ??? Again I’m amazed by your creative card ! This is also fantastic !! May I ask you did you cut the bees freehand or do you have a die for it ?? Memory box does’nt offer a bee die….right ?
    I have also been searching so much for the Martha Stewart candle punch. The store you recommended said it is out of stock….sigh ! Have been Googling that punch and a bee die…no success ….
    Thank you for always providing so much inspiration ! You are so clever and very talented !!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. What cute summery card. I love getting new dies. I do believe this one will be on it’s way to my door step. Thank you for all your wonderful card ideas. I am a fan.


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