Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring is in the Air ~ SOUS ~

TGIF! It's Friday and time for a new reveal over at Stuck on U Sketches. This week's challenge is very open to interpretation BUT you do need to use a Die Cut tool or machine of some kind. The theme is "Spring is in the Air." Perfect for Easter weekend, huh?

 So, for a while now I've been wanting to cut the bee from the Sentimentals cartridge and took this opportunity to do it  .. "egged on" by my scrap promoting husband who thinks I need to do something other than butterflies for a change. Hmmm ... but I didn't want to use black and yellow, so I went pale yellow with brown to make it more of a honey bee. LOL

As you can see,  I have welded my bee base to a rectangle and cut that from a pale yellow Bazzill card stock. Then covered that with a piece of Basic Grey Curio paper, although I have forgotten the pattern name. Sorry. While I'm on this photo, I wanted to point out that the Bee Happy sentiment is cut from the Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge using brown card stock. Because this had no shadow cut, I hand trimmed a shadow from the yellow Bazzill c/s. Then I placed the sentiment on foam squares for dimension. It looks super cute! 

This is a side photo of my cute little honey bee. I cut several layers and mounted them on one another using foam squares and got quite a bit of height. Next I added a ribbon to my bee and accented that with a small paper rose from my stash. It all made for a heavy little bee attached to the card base but I was super pleased with how it turned out! I have already sent it out to a dear friend. 

Well, I just want to say thanks for coming by to those who do! I know this is a busy weekend for most families. So your visit is appreciated! We will be spending Sunday at church and then with family. Got to watch those grand babes hunt their eggs!!! 

See you next time! 


  1. Fantastic Card Sandi & I love your buzzy buzzy bee ... wishing you & yours a happy & blessed Easter .. enjoy the Easter hunt with the grandies .. luvnhugz X:)

  2. I don't know what you are talking about but I know someone who MUCH prefers bubbles to butterflies! Hehe!
    This was a little treasure, I have to tell you that! What a treat...
    I love the dimension and the added embellishment to the bee! Very pretty! I so wanted that cart just for that bee! LOL!


  3. What a beautiful card! Love the detailed bee and the colors you chose. TFS

  4. Oh Sandi I love your card! This little Bee is one of my Favorites and I love all the dimension (you can never have too many layers, lol!) I love how it opens, too darn Cute! Happy Easter!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  5. What a great card Sandi, love that bee...
    I really gotta get my design studio switched over to my new computer so I can get back to using it.
    Hugs Wanda

  6. Love your little Honey Bee Sandi, and all the layers. Great idea with the ribbon and the rose on his back - cute card.... Hugs xx

  7. Oh how sweet! Enough said, huh? Love your design and that bee with the ribbon and bow is wonderful. Have a blessed Easter. He is risen!

  8. awww....loveee your card Sandi! loveeehow you did your bee! I have been having sooo much fun doing your challenges...they have inspired me and gave me the push needed to get some treasured photos scrapped! It feels great to be crafting again
    Happy Easter!

  9. Love your card! Your new look of the blog is fabulous. Happy Easter!

  10. Hi Sandy........I think your Bee looks great,embellished with the pretty flower. Great card. Happy Easter:)

  11. What a beautiful card! I love the way the bee is welded onto the card base. The layering, the details and the paper choices are all perfect!

  12. Oh, this is so cute! I love the way the bee flips out! :)

  13. o m g, how cute and clever is that?!!! The bee flies off the page!!!!!!!!! I mean card!! lol

    1. Such a delightful card Sandi!! Love the bee and background paper!

  14. Your bee card with the flowers is just perfect! Beautiful colors too!