Saturday, May 14, 2022

Patterned Paper Stashbuster Challenge - Part 4 - Bee Birthday Edition

 Hello!  More cards using up patterned paper!  The 4 cards in this post bring me to 12 cards from the remnants of OLD 6x6 patterned papers.  I do have more paper left, although the pile is much smaller, and more scraps.  At the end I can give you a sneak peek of how I am working with them!

I realized that there was this paper in the set that was too pretty to cut previously and would work well for a Bee theme!  So I went through my stamps and pulled out anything that would go with a Bee!

The yellow on my last two cards looks like plain cardstock but it is actually a watercolored background from my stash.  It does look more watery in real life!

Here is a list of the stamps used on my cards:

Our Daily Bread Designs Honeycomb Mini and Mini Bugs set (not sure if that is the real name)

Our Daily Bread Designs Rose Bouquet stamp set (Happy Birthday Sentiment)

Gina K Designs Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Gina K Designs Birthday Go-Round stamp set

Close to My Heart Cute as a Bug stamp set

I would like to enter the last two cards in the Inkspirational Challenge - Free or Gifted.  The bee and honeycomb stamp sets from Our Daily Bread were gifted to me from Cheryl Scrivens YEARS ago. I have made good use out of them as that bee is super cute (and there are some other bugs in the set as well).  

And here is a sneak peek of the setup for my next batch of cards using this same patterned paper.  Do you ever set things up like this? I don’t always stick with the plan, but I find this helps me pick and choose what papers will go together and also what stamps will fit in the space I have for a focal point, etc.  I’d love to know your process too!

Thanks for reading and commenting today!  Have a good day!


Conniecrafter said...

These are fabulous and like you said they are perfect with your bees, love the different styles you came up with.
I usually always start with my stamp or image and then find the papers that would work with it, I never thought to start off with the papers and then get my image. Looks like you have some good cards in the making there!

Carol L said...

Loving all the bees and hexagons on your designs. What a fun and fabulous collection of cards!

April said...

I love these cards! You are really using up those papers. I need to crackin'!

Pia S said...

I have never planned a card like you did here, I'm actually far too unorganinized in my cardmaking. But thanks for the tip, it sure looks like a great idea, especailly when nyou need to make a lot of cards and have got limited time. You produced a lot of beautiful bee themed cards here. Thanks for sharing with us at INKspirational