As soon as I saw the Honey Bee bundle and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration catalogue I knew it would be perfect for making a card for my friend Amanda.

Amanda lives just around the corner from me and we quilt together, enjoy coffee catch ups at the beach and walk our dogs together. But the reason I was so excited about the Honey Bee suite is because Amanda has recently become the owner of a bee hive.

However, when it was Amanda’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to make her a bee birthday card, I realised I hadn’t yet ordered the Honey Bee bundle. Luckily, I had a packet of the beautiful co-ordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This paper is so elegant with its black and white designs highlighted with touches of golden foil and I wanted to make a card that really showcased the beautiful bee patterns on this paper.

And here’s what I came up with!

For the Happy Birthday I used the happy birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday To You Cling Stamp Set, stamping it with Versamark ink before heat embossing it in white and fussy cutting it with my paper snips.

I used the stitched rectangle dies to create a frame for my card and attached the frame using adhesive strips. I fussy cut a tiny black and white bee from the the DSP, attaching it with a mini dimensional.

Here’s my finished card with the matching envelope I made from a different sheet of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The back of the envelope features another bee. This one is golden and larger than the one on the front of the card, but it’s also fussy cut from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used a sticky dot behind the bee to make the envelope seal resealable.

Here’s a picture of the back of the envelope with a mini jar of honey and a bee’s wax candle that Amanda gave to me … I love that I could make a card that is just perfect for her, even without the Honey Bee Bundle!

You can earn both the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Happy Birthday to You stamp set for free when you place any order over $90 in my online store during Sale-a-bration.

You can also purchase matching dies for the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and I’ll be sharing some more cards made with this set later this week.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2020 Stampin Up! Mini Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue, or the Sale-a-bration catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

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