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Tue 09

Blog Blitz: BEE MINE
by Anne Thompson

Welcome to the second day of our Blog Blitz!  Members of the Design Team will be showcasing a wide variety of the new stamps and dies this week--just in time for Valentine's Day and with the hope for an early spring.  Those of you who have been in the deep freeze for days on end will really appreciate the lovely spring images and the opportunity to think spring!  You can see the entire release here.

I have two similar valentines to show you today.



The four dies I used on this card are


  • I chose a light pink notecard as my base.  
  • I die cut the 3.4X3.7 heart from a deep red cardstock and adhered it to the card.
  • I cut the Honeycomb Stitched Circle Frame from some sticky-backed gold glitter paper and added it to the heart.  I saved some of the punched-out honey cells to add later to the card front for more sparkle.
  • I die cut Be Mine twice from the same gold glitter paper.  I added an "e" from the second set to spell out "bee" for "bee mine".  And I love the little heart that makes the dot for the "i"!  I added those to the card.
  • I die cut the bee from black cardstock and glued the body onto more of the gold glitter paper which I had already adhered to a scrap of black cardstock.  I then used detail scissors to trim around the wings and tail section, carefully lifting up the four legs to cut as close to the body as I could.  I used foam dots to pop the bee on top the card.



  • This time I used a top-folded notecard in another shade of pink and a silvery-gold glitter paper.
  • I added "bee mine" along the left side of the heart and then placed the honeycomb on the right side, trimming off the piece that extended beyond the heart.  
  • I then adhered the finished heart to the notecard using double-sided tape.  
  • I made the bee the same way as before and popped it on, lining it up with the heart's edge.
  • Again I added a few of the honey cells for more sparkle.  


Want a chance to win the INTRICATE BEE?  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 14 by 11:59 PM EST.  One winner will be chosen at random from these posts to win the bee!  Be sure to stop by each day through Friday as the Design Team members share their ideas for using the newest Memory Box products.  A prize will be offered each day to a lucky commenter.  Will that be you?  Winners will be posted on the blog on Monday afternoon the 15th.  I can't wait to read your comments!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Bee-autiful cards! Love all these new dies.

Me encanta como luce la tarjeta gracias por compartir. Feliz Día.

This is so pretty. Love that little honeycomb circle and the bee is so detailed and gorgeous. Love the sparkle. We all need a little sparkle. Hugz

It's a 'honey' of a card today! I am impressed with the detail of this bee die cut.

Creative valentine's day card and great honeycomb die! The honeycomb as an accent is the perfect finishing touch

That bee is incredible!

Love that bee and you did an amazing job as well! Big is always good. Bee nice, pick me.

Love these! We are bee keepers so would love to have these dies.

Incredible! Love how you present these dies,eye catching design, in love with the new release!

So cute.

Beautiful card!! Love the honeycomb die!!!

Adorable card, Anne! Love that bee die.

I've ordered the bee die. Immediately fell in love with it when it was revealed!

Beautiful Valentine cards! I love the Honeycomb Stitched Circle Frame and the Intricate Bee!

Clever use of the 'be mine' sentiment!

The bee cuts are fabulous - love them and how you used them with red and gold - black - especially like the sentiment cut -TFS and for the hop of the New Releases

I love the extra E!

Love the bee themed dies!! Great card!! I love snipping or adding letters here and there when they fit well to make my word dies do even more as you did here!!!

Your card is un-BEE-lievably cute!! OMG!! That BEE is AWESOME!! I LOVE YOUR CARD!! More dies to add to my un-BEE-lievably long wish list!! :)

What an elegant card! The bee is so life-like

I love that shiny honeycomb pattern! This is really a fun design!

I've been loving bees lately, on cards and of course in real life. They do so much good for the world. Your card is beautiful and I love these dies, especially that gorgeous bee!

Gorgeous card, love the dies used. xx

Two fabulous cards! Some wonderful dies used here! xxx

Cute card! I love the gold sparkly bee.

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