Bees and Blooms

Bees and blooms are a common sight in the spring and summer here in Iowa.  Although bees perform such an important job in our world,  for the safety of the Boxer kids, who are allergic to bee stings, I would much prefer to enjoy my bees on a card.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!Bees and BloomsThis week, Jaydee is hosting a very timely theme challenge: Birds and/or Bees.  My card features a trio of busy bees, buzzing around a beautiful bouquet of blooms.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Bees and Blooks

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Bees and Blooms

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Today’s card was made for Nueve’s friend, Michelle.  Once a week, we drive 3 hours round trip to take Nueve to Michelle’s grooming shop.  He doesn’t go to be groomed.  Instead he goes to play with different breeds of dogs and with cats. He spends an hour or two with her behind the counter, and has an enjoyable time.  It’s something we do to make him feel just as special as sister Sixx and Uncle Q, who are going to obedience classes.  Nueve will be giving this card to Michelle next week, to show his appreciation.

It’s a relatively easy card.  But, keep in mind that easy doesn’t necessarily mean “quick”.  The floral image, from the Blessings of Home stamp set, and the trio of bees, from the Honeybee Home stamp set,  are colored with Stampin’ Blends (color details are in the tutorial which can be downloaded below), and then die cut out.  Soft Succulent die cuts, created with the Honeybee Blooms dies, are tucked in behind the image.  The bees sport rhinestones on their heads and sparkly Wink of Stella on their wings.  I double bow accents the sentiment.  Because Nueve will be paw delivering his card, the bulky double bow is not a problem.

bees and blooms

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  1. What a beautiful card, Ann! But that bow…can I just say WOW! The “floof” is on point!

  2. This card is so beautiful, Ann! I love the colors and the gorgeous double bow. Your layered elements are exquisite. Please ask Nueve to bring it to me. You rocked this one!

  3. Gorgeous card, Ann! I love the soft pastel colors and all the shiny accents–that double bow looks amazing! And isn’t Nueve such a good boy for paw-delivering this card to his friend 🙂

  4. Ann, that embossing folder is the perfect backdrop for all of these gorgeous elements. You brought them together so beautifully and I love the pastel colors.

  5. I adore the soft colours you used on this beautiful card Ann and the bees look properly furry like real bees! You definitely don’t want any real bees near your boxers if they’re allergic :/ How lovely to hear about Nueve’s playtime at Michelle’s shop! Vicky x

  6. Claire Broadwater

    Ann, this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful pastels and the gorgeous bouquet of flowers. The little bees and the embossed background are perfect. That sweet bow steals the show! Have a great week!

  7. Oh dear, we don’t want any boxer stings!! But paper bees are so much safer and so pretty on this gorgeous creation! John gets bee stings from an Amish man every week on his back and shoulders to help with arthritis! Youch!

  8. LOVE the soft colors and the “honeycomb” embossing for the background!

  9. Beautiful blooms – I love the pastels! The bees are the perfect addition and that bow is fabulous!! Michele will love it.

  10. So beautiful!!! I just love the embossed background and pretty blooms!

  11. Ann, what a beautiful card! That bouquet is stunning and the little bees a perfect touch! Have a great week!

  12. Your card is awesome…… Love the colors!

  13. Your card is beautiful!

  14. Beautiful beautiful card! I miss Nueve 😢

  15. What a stunner of a card. first word out of my mouth was: WOW!

  16. Bonnielee McGuire

    That is absolutely stunning and I don’t usually go for pastels!

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