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Monday, January 31, 2011

Bee Happy Sentimentals Card!


While making Friday's card using the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge, I came across this bee and the word art, "bee happy" and thought it would make a fun card for today's simple card Monday.  In fact, the more I studied the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge, the more little gems I found on it!


Today's square card was cut at 5" using the Card feature and the "label1" on page 68 of the Sentimentals  cartridge handbook.  I cut the card three times using yellow, white and black cardstock.  Then, I trimmed down the white and black sections to make an additional scalloped border along the the yellow edge.


I cut the "bee happy" and the bee at 1-1/2", also from the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge.  I cut the black wing layer twice. I glued down one layer and then created the second black wing layer by gluing on the yellow swirl parts and then just glued down the center section so I could fluff up the wings.


White pen dots adds interest to the "bee happy"- try not to smudge it like I did (grrr!).  Scalloped white circle cut using Papertrey Ink dies run through the Cuttlebug.


Using a black pen, I created faux stitching along the scalloped edges and the card edges.  I also used some pen marks to make a trail from the bee.


The inside is finished off using a bit of paper.  I made the white section inside by cutting down the white card I used to create one of the scalloped border edges.  I adhered it flush with the bottom.  Paper is by Basic Grey (Urban Prairie line).  Ribbon from Michaels.

I have an additional giveaway to announce this morning!  Have you seen the new Cricut magazine?


Well, the Northridge Media folks have given us two issues to give away here and two on Obsessed with Scrapbooking.  I have also written a review of the magazine over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking so head over there to check it out.  It's quite thorough.  To be eligible to win, leave comments on each post this week to maximize your chances and be sure to follow or subscribe to us!  That's it!

Melanie has a new project up at Courtney Lane Designs also so pop over and check it out - it's sure to rock!!

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Luv 2 Create said...

Joy, I really liked this card. Alot of detail. Loved the review of the new Cricut Mag. Glad to hear they have some Home Decor in it. Can't wait to actually see a copy of this before subscribing.
Thanks for sharing.
Marcie

Danielle Phillips said...

I love the color combinations!!

Wendy said...

Love how you cut several layers for the bee, and then lifted up the top layer for dimension! Also love the white dots on the word art, which really make it pop (I don't see any smudging, though!)

Wendy T.

Corrie M. said...

Cute card! It added a little sunshine to my day (cloudy and rainy here). Thanks!
FormerHawaiiGirl

upnurse said...

the card is so cute, thanks for the chance to win the magazine
upnurse at aol dot com

Crystal said...

that is are pretty darn cute bee love the color scheme to.thanks

Jacqueline said...

Love the Bee card! too cute.
I haven't read the magazine yet but I'd love to see some technical stuff in there, like a Q. & A. section or FAQs.
Jackie

Star Ark Creativity said...

I just love this cartridge Just Because Cards I like the little truck in it and I like the card you made with the Bee Happy. Thank you for sharing.
Delama

Melanie said...

I love how you made the bee 3-dimensional. So cute!

SherriC. said...

this is super cute, TFS!!!!

JustJules said...

Wonderful card! Love all the layers and colors! TFS!

mitch1066 said...

oooh I especially like the colour combo,unusual!

mitch1066@gmail.com

katschriber said...

i love 'bee happy' and i have that cart. now...i bee happy!

kat
;)

Becky L. said...

Very cute. I like those little white dots on the letters..nice touch

ShoppingTamii said...

adorable!

Beverly K said...

The Bee Happy card is really cute! Sentimentals is a great cart! And I would love to win the Cricut magazine so that I can check it out!!!

Kathleen said...

What a cute card!! I love seeing all the projects you talented ladies come up with.

Scrapper69 said...

Such a cute card! I was using this paper this past week...love the bee! :o)

Big Mama LeAnne said...

That is a great card!!!

loui57 said...

Beautiful card, simple, yet elegant. I always enjoy your work. How did you know "Just Because" cartridge is the one I'm pining for *^*
Thanks for sharing, Loui

Charlene said...

Very pretty card. I love your little bee!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

mommanj said...

Love your card. Great details and colors. TFS and the chance to win the Cricut Magazine!

ineedfabulous said...

Love Love Love this card! It is snowing outside right now and looking at this cute card with the bee and brigt colors made me feel warmer! Thanks!!!

mississchic said...

Very nice. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

mahuntington said...

Your bee card is so cute. I like the colors you put together. I'm looking forward to the new magazine and would reall like to win a copy.
Mary Ann
mahuntington at wavecable dot com

Roenick said...

I love the bee... what a perfect card to send out to people "just for". Brightened my day.

Sherri said...

I love this card! What a great scrapbook layout it would be too, thank you for the great idea!

Kathy said...

I love this card, it's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Love this card :) Beautiful

shutterbuggin said...

beautiful card! I don't have sentimentals so I'm going to have to find another bee.

shelly said...

love the vibrant colors and that bee :) im also curious about the magazine..altho bog hoppin for new ideas is loads of fun!

Shelly said...

What an elegant card. Just got an expression and am starting card making and scrapping. Would love to win the cartridge. Thanks for the contest.

3 Sons said...

Wow--love how the colors work so well on that card!

Annmarie said...

Such a lovely card.The extra little touches make it really special.

Buggy said...

I love this card! so adorable! I love the detail you add with pen "stitching". really makes the card POP! great finishing touch.

Just Me said...

I really like this card. Its also a card I can make. Thank you so much.

Ann said...

what a cute card. My g'baby is know around as kayley bug so was thinking this could be done with a lady bug as well.

Michelle said...

i LOVE this adorable card....and the magazine...wow!

Armenta4some said...

Love all the ideas..I subscribed to your emailings!

Dawnmarie said...

Love this card! Colors are so happy!

Cathy H. said...

Love this card! So cute!

Noelle said...

What a beautiful card! And thanks for the review on the Cricut magazine!

BethAnn said...

What a happy card, Joy! I love the way you always explain all that you did to create it, including the sizes. It is so nice that you share your creativity with all of us. Thanks for the review of the magazine; I will have to look for it. BethAnn M.

Jean said...

Just so cute!

Karen said...

S1Thvember2is is a beautiful card and very detailed. I just love the bee and the colors are perfect. TFS

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

4kids4 said...

Beautiful, cheery card! TFS!

~Sharon C.

joni said...

How cute!!! I love it and the felt banana is super cute too! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is cute. I love that little Bee!

Heidi said...

I LOVE that little bee and how you popped up his wings. Great ideas. I'm already a follower but if I win your prize I will "bee even happier". LOL. Thanks!

Tara said...

Love this card - the phrase is too cute!

Melody said...

This card "bee" so cool! What brand of white pen do you recommend? Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

How cute! Love the bee!! :)

flscraplady said...

I love the card. I am sure anyone would "Bee Happy" to receive it. Great job (as usual)!
diane at weismanfamily dot net

Vicki said...

I just love the bee. So clever to have 2 layers of wings. The card is great. Thanks for sharing.

Sophia said...

Cute!

pennykitz said...

I bet you don't know just how talented you are!!! This card is above amazing. It really is. I wish I could think of the little touches that you put on your art. I am also happy that you share your talent with me. Thank you!!!
pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

CraftyKatDesign said...

Love what you did with the fluttering wings!

I haven't gotten into my sentimentals cart yet so this is great inspiration :)

Robin
angel.heavensent777@gmail.com
www.craftykatdesign.blogspot.com

Mary Ellen said...

I just love the all the things you can do with that cartridge. Your card is just so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapnatic said...

This card is so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

Linda Peterson said...

How absolutely darling!

Robin said...

I love the 3D affect of the bumble bee. Super Cute!

Sara said...

Love the card! And I just got the cartridge, so I think I might use this idea for a birthday car.

Dee said...

A cute card and a good reminder for us all - Just BEE HAPPY!!!

katieo said...

I love this card and this cartridge. I entered a challenge where you had to use a "neglected Cart" one you haven't used for 6 months. As i looked thru the booklet I remember all the great phrases, and card shapes

halomom said...

What a cute any occassion card. I'll have to make one to keep on hand! I guess I should take a better look at the cart, since I have it, but haven't used it yet!
Thanks for sharing.
Haloheidi at comcast dot net

KarenLinPA said...

Your Bee Happy card is simple, clever & beautiful. I'm going to revisit my Sentimentals cart, too!

Thanks for the chance to win the magazine.

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Jenscrapstoo said...

Very cute card I just love this image! Thanks for the review too. jendewar at optusnet.com.au

Debra said...

Stunning! It's beautiful. Love the colors and your treatment of them.

Karen S. said...

Your card is bee - utiful! :)

Thanks for the chance to win an issue of the awesome Cricut magazine!

Anonymous said...

I really do love the simple cards you do for us newbies! Sometimes I am stuck on what to do. That is why I would like to check out the new magazine. Since I haven't seen the magazine I don't know if they do this, but putting levels of easy, med, hard etc, might be nice.

Janell

Cornville Country Crafts said...

Cute card love the bees!!

JANLYNN said...

I have loved this little bee since I first saw and bought this cartridge. Love the way you did the scalloped edge on the card.

Peg Toth said...

This is a favorite card! My dad was a bee keeper until he passed away at 95 yr. old. We grew up with bee "things". Thank you so much for all the details, etc. I will be certain to use this idea, especially for cards to my siblings.

Becca said...

How cute! I love the color combinations on this card.

Lindseyloul said...

Cute card!

Michele said...

wow, gorgeous card, love the black butterfly.

Karen said...

This is a super cute project. I really like this bee.

Julie said...

Sentimentals is a really cute cartridge. This makes a really cute card especially for my neighborhood where the Yellow Jackets rule at our HS!

Anonymous said...

I really like your bee card. Thanks for the chance to win the Cricut magazine too.
blply05 at yahoo dot com

Debby said...

Wow! What a great card, love the details on it. Nice color combo.
angel hugs
Debby

Ultraviolet said...

Love, love your card. Keep them coming. You are our inspiration!
Ultraviolet

Emily said...

Thanks

Lori said...

I absolutely LOVE this card. Too cute!

Lori B.

Brandi said...

this card is soo cute .. thank you for the insiration .. im always happy to see hwt you guys have made :)

Sassy's Ramblin's said...

Super adorable!

Jill W. said...

Love the card, love the cuts and paper!!
TFS,
~Jill

Hollyk said...

cute card. Would love to lear more about the Cricut Magazine

Linda said...

Your card is beautiful.

Donna said...

Love this card. Just got the Sentimentals cartridge recently. Would love to win a copy of the new Cricut magazine. Definitely a follower and have already subscribed! Thank you.

Brenda said...

I LOVE this card. I have got to get that cartridge!!

brz352@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Well, I am learning to be absolutely passionate about my Cricut! Love the Love Birds, I am making my Valentine's Day cards this year!

Cathy said...

Love your choice of paper and your doodling and stitching add a lot. I need to remember to try that on my next project.

Cathy said...

Love your choice of paper and your doodling and stitching add a lot. I need to remember to try that on my next project.

AJoy said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers too!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Patti said...

I love the 'bee happy' card. I HAVE TO make one of these for a an old high school classmate who is always telling everyone to be happy! I can't wait to read the new cricut magazine!

Sharon said...

I love your Bee card how cute! I am going to make this card.

Sharon

Sharon said...

I love your Bee Happy card, I will be making this.

Sharon

ArtsyChik said...

I'm so excited about the cricut mag and having an opportunity to win a copy.
ArtsyChik Jeanne

Scrappy Chic said...

How cute is that...I love the colors you used. I just love cartridges that turn out with more than you expected. That's always a plus. Thanks for the opp. to win the cart or the magazine.

Scraprelief said...

Cute card. Can't wait to get a hold of the magazine. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I really love this card, very nice!
April
vet2b@hotmail.com

Vickie said...

Beeeeautiful card. TFS. Would love to win one of theses magazines to.

~Tammy~ said...

Very fun card and thanks for the opportunity to win the magazine. I have wanted to test drive a copy before investing!

Julia said...

Wow that was a really cute card.

BTW I am subscribed as a different email address from what I post with, does that make a difference?

Valerie said...

Very Cute! Love the colors!

Darwin & Candace Johnson said...

Super cute! love the bees! I just bought my circut from a friend who upgraded and need a cartridge to try it out!

Connie F. said...

I love this super cute card.
true1947@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the cards you make. You are so creative :) Thanks for the chance to win such a cool prize.
Debra Hudson
onecraftygirl2010@hotmail.com

jamme said...

Wonderful paper choice. Love the colors. Cutting that layer of the bee twice made it really stand out. It turned out just perfect!

Momof4inArlington said...

What a cute card! I'm sure it wasn't quite as simple as it seems!

missionofjoycandles said...

Love that card. I have a friend that loves everything bees, that would be perfect for her.

DuanaG said...

Love this card! It really is so inspiring to see these projects. And it seems so easy too! I need to get to crafting! Thanks for the ideas!

Shaun said...

Very cute card. I like the colors too.

Kristen Ann said...

I've only used the Sentimental cartridge a few times, but have loved every minute of it. I will definitely be using this card design sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous colors! Love the Bee!!

Elizabeth M
ebocage@hotmail.com

SGilley said...

wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too cute! next spelling bee card uses this...love it! sonyagilley@yahoo.com
http://thegardengate1.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Great card.It is a happy card for sure. Hawksteammom@gmail.com

*Star said...

beautiful card! I love how vibrant the colors are. Thanks for the chance to win and have a great day. :)
star24601 at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

Lura L said...

Loved the card. Now I'll have to go out and get that cartridge.

Sarah said...

I love this card. Supercute!!

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Oh great card and would love to get my hands on that magazine.

*kbcraftcorner* said...

I love that bee and all the details you put into it! Thanks for inspiration, one again:)

Jess said...

Gorgeous card! Love the details on the sentiment!

littleeifwife said...

Really love your Bee Happy card! So cute, and such great use of colors. Would love to win this cart & would also love to check out the magazine...would want to do that before I ever thought of ordering!!! Thanks for the chance!

Kathi Silvia said...

Love the 3D of the bee...very cool!

PINK SURVIVOR 03 said...

Your bee card is beautiful and I would have missed those cuts in my Sentimentals cartridge. Thanks for reminding me! I left a lengthy comment on Obsessed w/Scrapbooking to share my opinions of the magazine. I am a follower of both blogs and I thank you every day for your inspiration. ptarleton at nc dot rr dot com.

farmlifewife said...

I love BEES...as long as they love me. This is too cute. Thanks

TUKI said...

Seriously, your cards are always FABULOUS! I really enjoy your blog. You girls are just uber talented!!!

Tuki

shanna said...

Cute card. I would love to win a copy of the magazine also.
Shanna
stanner58 at yahoo dot com

Scott & Ann said...

Love your techniques on this card - cutting the same design twice & using both pieces to give a 3-D look, especially. It's an adorable card!

Crafty Patti said...

I get your daily e-mail adn love to see all your designs. I can not wait to get home and try some of them. when i can.

*Linda-saved by grace* said...

I've always thought that the images on that cart were too ornate to make cutesie cards...I was wrong! This card is incredibly cute. I'm already a subscriber via email...yay me!

dabren said...

I LOVE this card!!! It is so cute. I have a thing for bees. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

racqyteer said...

wow, i'd love to check out this magazine but wouldn't think of $40 for only 6 issues.

love the BEE Happy card, so bright and cute.

Linda said...

Your bee card is really cute , need to take out my cartridge now and get busy!

SHELLEE said...

Thanks for the review of the mag. I have been contemplating a subscription,but have yet to make a decision. Thanks for the chance to see a copy before deciding!
Shellee

cricutharper said...

Love this card. It's so cute!

alearly said...

LOVE IT!!! The wings are fantastic

JoAnn said...

This is so cute. Love the colors. The little Bee is so adorable.

Cynthia B. said...

I love the layered wings of the bee!
I read your review about the Cricut mag - thanks for being so thorough!

Mary Jean said...

such a cute cart im gonna have to lift this one!

Jd said...

oh wow! absolutely stunning! ***

I have been wanting the new Cricut Magazine .. Barnes and Noble didn't carry it and neither did Joann's or Michaels. :-( I want it!

Andrea said...

Bee-utiful! Love the paper especially.

Marta said...

The bee card is adorable. Thanks for reminding me about the Sentimentals cart. I forgot all the stuff on there! I would love to see more party/themed decor items in the magazine. I am always looking for coordinating decorations to go with the invites, etc.

Marta
sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

Pat P said...

Bee Happy is one of the cutest cards so far. Love it!

patpionkeathotmaildotcom

bichonpawz said...

I'm already following you here and on Facebook. What a terrific job you did with this card!!! Love the detail you put into it!!

Jarna said...

You always seem to pick the perfect papaer for your cards. Love this one too!

telhill7 said...

Love the card, have the cartridge but I dont make cards like you do. Yours are really good. And about the magazine I think its a bit pricey. I have a Cricut Expression that I have had about a year and purchased the Imagine before Christmas. And now Provo Craft has a new expression. I just want to sell mine if I didnt have so much invested I would.

telhill7 said...

I really wish it was easier to post to your blog. I like the cards you create you are very talented. I have a Cricut Expression and and Imagine that has never worked correctly. Really would like to sell both machines. Have alot of money invested. Now Provo Craft has come out with another Expression. Think the magazine is to much for what you get.

Jill said...

Now THAT is a darn cute card!

Felinemom05 said...

This is my first time finding your blog and seeing what you've created. I love the Bee Happy card! I know this is going to make me want to buy more cartridges!

Denise said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!

Felinemom05 said...

This is the first time I've found your blog. I love the Bee Happy card. This is going to make me want to buy more Cricut cartridges that I don't have yet! I'll need a second job!!

DEEinMD said...

I am enjoying the butterfly projects made with the "Sentimentals" cart. THINK SPRING.

Chia said...

I love the color choices! Fantabulous!

Dhilly said...

I guess I need to take this cartridge out and scraplift your fabulous project.

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

BikerGranny said...

This is such a pretty card - really catches the eye with all the pretty papers and different elements you used. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win an issue of Cricut Magazine, too. :)

Joann said...

This card is so fun! It's bright and cheery. Love the sentiment! Cannot wait to hear more about the cricut magazine!

Donna said...

Bee is so detailed! Bright and sunshiney!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

Shari said...

I love the card, the bee is so cute. I think the Sentimentals cartridge and the Just Because cartridge are the two most wanted on my "NEED" list. Would love to win.

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. What I would like to see in the magazine are layouts and cards with good instructions.

Sally Gasparri

Kaye said...

This card is great! You use the best combinations of paper and colors!

Pauline said...

How cute is this:)
Thanks for sharing.
Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

Judy said...

Wow - I love the colors and the die cut is adorable

Delphia Kay McBride said...

the card is so sweet and nicely put together. good job. love it a lot.
kay mcbride
rmcbride@panhandle.rr.com

Kathleen said...

Love this cute card - made me think of warmer weather. Much needed right now after 6 winter snowstorms in the NE. Would love to see the Cricut magazine to help with inspiration!

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

sunnyday1k said...

Love it!

Jessica said...

I'd love to have the magazine! The subscription rate is just to expensive for me. I'd also love the cartridge. There's been a shut down in spending here for the last few months. I haven't been able to buy anything more than adhesive! And yes I'm having withdrawal symptoms! lol TFS

CathyR said...

I love this card. All the extra little touches make it so great. I love the pen stitching and the pretty bow. How do you tie such perfect bows?

mimikat33 said...

I love the colors and the way you cut two for the wings to fluff them up; I have been working on a 3D affect such as that. I also would love to know how you get the bows so perfect. Thank you for an opportunity to win.

ITeachK said...

I love this card! The colors, cut & design are adorable!

Ann R said...

I LOVE this card. And I also love how you always finish the card in some way in the inside. Thanks so much!

Karen said...

What a cute card. I love the sentiment and the way you layered your bee so it would be dimensional! Thanks for the ideas.

M.M. DeZigns said...

That card is bee-u-tiful! I love it!

Cricutting Wendy said...

I love that bee!! I don't have the sentimentals cart but I will be scouring my gypsy now to see if I can use that technique! LOVE it.

Leslie J. said...

Such a "BEE-autiful card. The color combination is so fresh and cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Great card as usual!
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

Very cute card. I really like it!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

HobbyHellion said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love the details with the white on the word art and the faux stitching. Great!

Mallorey said...

Very cute!! I made a layout with that paper and the bee from Paisley. I like the bee you used better though! Not as cartoony.

egt said...

yay! I am so excited! I actually have this cartridge! I am still new to the cricut, and am learning, and I don't have very many cartridges yet, but this one came in the bundle I ordered! I am so excited to use it!! Cute card!

Debbie said...

Wow!!! Too Cute!! I love the way you make the bee buzz around by cutting out 2 of the black parts! Great idea! Thank you! :)

SunshineFamily said...

Wow! So beautiful! Definitely inspiring for us newbies :0) Thanks!

mary said...

Cute, cute card. Love the bee. Would love to see the issue of the Cricut Magazine.
mdotkdotschmidt athotmaildotcom

Stacy Simpson said...

I LOVE your BEE HAPPY card - it is just adorable. The faux stitching made it perfect.

Nana's Paper Things said...

Very cute! I like the colors and the patterns.
LizW in TX

Melissa said...

I can't get my cards to turn out as cute, but I love to try!

Deanne said...

love this card! great color combo!

Brittney said...

Okay, this card is fab!

The Creative Princess AKA Tara :) said...

It's that great when you find cuts you never noticed before on cartridges you already own! Love it!
Tara

thecreativeprincess at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

awesome cards! Thanks for the ideas and the opportunity to win great prizes!!

Kim said...

I'm brand new to Cricut-ing and am so glad I found this site! Thanks for all the ideas. Love this bee card :)

Devona said...

I love the way you did the bee! It is so cute!

Lisa B. said...

Love the bright colors. Reminds me that summer is just around the corner. Thanks for sharing!

StefanieH said...

I love this card, i love the the bee.

pdela-torre said...

Cute bee card. Love the color combos. TFS!

The Chambs said...

So pretty, love the detail of the bee.

Kim. said...

Great card and I have never seen such a beautiful looking bee lol love how it is layered.
Kim xXx

Karen said...

Very Cute Card!!! TFS;
karen_staten@hotmail.com

paperscissorsink said...

That is a very happy card, love it! I'm wishing I had that cartridge, TFS!

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