Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy Everything Blog Hop

Hello. We have a special blog hop for you guys this week. We are featuring Happy Everything. This hop is a circle, so keep hopping until you come back to where you started. If you have been hopping, you will be coming from {Kathleen Androlewicz}. Next in the hop is {Priscilla Gotham}. If you get lost along the way, you can find the whole lineup {here}

Happy everything is a special stamp set that will only be available until August 31. It is special because every stamp purchased, Close To My Heart donates $3 to Operation Smile. Plus every stamp set you purchase, a portion goes towards Operation Smile. Stop by {} to find out more about this organization and how to donate. 

I have a friend who loves bees. So when I saw the bee in this stamp set, I knew I had to make a card for her. I kept playing around with ideas but never had a great idea to use.  Then I had an idea of a bee in the jar. We have a cute Hostess Rewards stamp that has jars, but none of them worked in my head. I kept wanting a mason jar. We have a mason jar in Artfully Sent, but it had spring on it and just wasn't the look I was going for. So I found a pic online and uploaded it into Design Space. I wanted the fireflies in the jar look, but couldn't get it to look right. I think I really needed bees in both directions for it to look good. 

While I was looking for jar in Pinterest, I saw a couple projects where the jar was on the top, pouring out whatever was inside. I kept trying to put the bees in the jar that way, but still wasn't getting what I wanted. Then I had the idea a honey dripping out of the jar and a couple bees on the ground. I still think maybe I should have gone with sponging ink for the honey instead of the markers. The markers make the honey very bright. Oh Well. It still works. 

I put vellum over the jar to give it more of the glass look. To get the vellum on the card without seeing the glue, I used double sided adhesive sheets. The glue is all over the vellum so you can't see it. The setting I used on the Explore was not the right setting. It didn't cut all the way through. I had to cut along the cut lines. I had already ejected the mat, so it couldn't get it to line up again to cut the second time. And I didn't want to waste the adhesive. The kind I got only has 2 sheets for $5. I did get it for 40% off, but still. A little too much to waste. Once I figure out the right setting, I will let you know.

I have also used this stamp on the following cards:

I hope you enjoyed this special hop. Please keep hopping. Next is {Priscilla Gotham}.

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Stamps -
   D1653  Happy Everything Operation Smile Stamp

Paper -
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   Z2032  Adventure Fundamentals (Honey)
   X254  Cards And Envelopes
   Non Ctmh Vellum, Adhesive Sheets

Ink -
   Z2105  Black Ink Pad
   Z2452  Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker
   Z2457  Marigold ShinHan Marker
   Z2467  Warm Grey (WG4) ShinHan Marker
   Z2469  Colorless Blender ShinHan Marker


  1. The bee card is too stinkin' cute! I love how you showcased multiple stamps from the set.

  2. What a great idea with the bee in the jar and the honey pouring. Very cool!

  3. wow, lots of cute cards, I can't pick a fave, I like all of them.

  4. Great cards! Love that jar of honey.

  5. love that you describe the creative proces to get the look you wanted - thanks for sharing :)

  6. Super darling cards!! Great job!!

  7. The bee card is so clever, Nikka!!!