Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just Buzz-ing By

This particular card was made WITHOUT any help from my Cricut Machine (GASP)!!  It was pretty difficult to come up with a card when all I wanted to do was go to my wonderful Cricut Cartridges.  This card is for a challenge that stated to go BACK TO BASICS, meaning no cricut usage!  It was a fun challenge to come up with something, and I really love this darling little card.

This card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and Here is what I did:

Cardstock: deep black, used some generic I had in my stash
Paper: All paper, yellow and bee paper, is from Frances Meyer
VersaMagic Chalk Ink:  Midnight Black
Ribbon: Sheer Organza ribbon by Offray 5/8 inch
Embellishments:  Daisies and bees from JoLee's Boutique, 2 gold eyelets 1/8" , Fiskers paper trimmer
Words: Original words done on the computer in Print Shop

That's it.  Once I got going it was pretty easy to put together.  The hardest part is always coming up with the idea and then picking out the paper!  Choosing the paper and embellishments are always my very favorite part of the process.  Enjoy and thanks for joining me today!
This card has been entered in the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #7 over at 


Cindy said...

Beautiful job with this challenge!I love the colors and the sweet little bee,and the great paper!!Thank you for playing at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

Shelly said...

Very Cute! I love bumble bees (on paper only) :)

Lisa R. said...

Love this! Great summery creation. thanks for your comment on my blog. =)

The Archiving Angel said...

Oh my is this ever cute! Love the layers of papers. That pretty little sunflower, your stitching & of course that little bees. You really "tied" in all the elements nicely & topped it off like a little present with that fun bow. Nice job!
Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,

Kim H said...

Oh how I LOVE this card! I LOVE bees, as long as they don't sting! What great paper and embellishments! Love the bow and the center flower! The sentiments are so perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

Lena's Creations said...

I would be gasping too lol. I can't remember life without my cricut. You did a wonderful job on this card. Love the papers and colour combo - very happy and summery card. Also thank you for your comment on my blog :)

ScrappingStephanie said...

Fun and fabulous. Love the bow. Great paper combo. The little bees are adorable. Love how you have the sentiment inside that card. I am the one that came up with the challenge, and it was sooo hard I just kept saying oh let me use this cut to stamp the image on and then would have to stop myself. Totally can relate to you. You did awesome. Thanks for joining us at WW.

kami said...

Darling Card - You need to sell your cards! they are wonderful!

GiGi said...

I LOVE this! That bee paper is so cute and I love how you added the bee and flower to the center of the bow! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Scrappy Zeni said...

what a sweet card! that ribbon really gives it a special touch and the bumble paper is sooo cute! TFS and good luck from the WW Design team!