Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I love Valentine's Day -- almost more than any other holiday! It must come from my incredible love for chocolate and being romantic at heart.  :) The love for bee things is a little different -- I am very allergic to bee stings, but for some reason, just love the dies, stamps, and little bee knickknacks I find. As long as they aren't real, I am good with them!
I made this valentine greeting using dies from CottageCutz. I had originally started to make a typical yellow and black card using my new cute little Bumblebee Mini Die, but then I took a pink turn (which happens frequently since it's my favorite color) and made my card into a valentine instead.
The Scalloped Doily provided a fun background for my Prima pink flower. I sponged Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo on the bees' wings for a little depth. 
A little Anastasia White Lace (new in the RRR Store!), wrapped around the narrow panel and with a bow, added a sweet texture to match the doily. I love this lace!
I do enjoy watching real bees as they fly from flower to flower in the spring and summer. These bees are buzzin' around to wish you an early Happy Valentine's Day~!

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Prima and stash DP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Accents: Scalloped Doily and Bumblebee Mini Dies (CottageCutz), tulle flower (Prima), Anastasia White Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Pearl pearls (Kaiser), rub-on letters


  1. Pretty card Judy. I love the way the Anastasia lace goes with that pretty doily die.

  2. Love the card... great detail.

  3. This card is beautiful. xxx

  4. Hi Judy,

    That is SO PRETTY!!! :) I have a thing for bees, too...and I think they're so cute with a hive.

    Thanks for taking the time to share!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  5. VERY SWEET!!!!!!!! LOVE that LACE!!!!!! ( I dare say, WE don't like the REAL THING in BEES either! :) These paper ones ARE CUTE! )


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