Scrapbook & Cards Today – Honey Bee Stamps – Winter Catalog Cards & Envelope Art + GIVEAWAY!

Hey, Friends!

The Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine released a month ago and I shared two cards in the issue. You can see the digital magazine HERE. I’m on page 31!

I created my cards using a PageMaps Sketch:

My cards today are a pair of coordinating cards using this one sketch. One reflects the sketch more closely while the other is flipped in orientation and changes things up a bit. The fun thing about sketches is, it’s totally up for interpretation. I used to get really stressed out about sketches because I always got too literal with them.

Let’s talk about the more “literal” interpretation of the sketch. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Pinecone set.

I die-cut the lovely layers of the pinecone in brown cardstock and ink-blended it with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink to give it dimension. I also die-cut the pine springs using green cardstock and ink-blended it with Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink. The bow is die-cut from gold glitter cardstock.

To give both die-cut elements some interest, I used some Glossy Accents (clear lacquer/adhesive) and sprinkled on some Tim Holtz Distress Frosted Crystal embossing powder. To give it lots of texture, I heat embossed it. The heat dries the clear adhesive and causes it to bubble up and also activates the embossing powder. It’s a great technique I use every winter for a snow-like look.

For the banner across the bottom, I decided to get colorful with cardstock strips. I die-cut the strips of Simon Says Stamp cardstock using the Strips 1 Die. I filled a panel and cut a 1″ wide strip for the bottom of my card. My sentiment is a pre-printed sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips set.

My second card is similar, with the paper stripes panel going vertically instead of horizontally and features the Winter Bouquets set from Honey Bee Stamps.

I die-cut the poinsettia and holly leaves from pink and green cardstock and ink-blended them with Abandoned Coral and Pine Needle Distress Oxide inks. When ready to attach, i first fluffed them up by pinching the ends of the petals together to create dimension.

My sentiment from this card is from the Reverse Christmas Sentiment Strips. It’s so convenient when the sentiments are pre-printed! I hope you love these cards! I have one more thing to share with you! SCT Magazine asked me to create some envelope art using the Karin Pigment Decobrush markers so I used them to create a holiday envelope.

Serious business. I had never used these markers before and hand-drew the banner and stems myself on a black envelope. I first used a pencil to draft, then “painted” or colored it in with the Karin markers. I had a great time doing it all by hand, but it required patience and I kept worrying I would mess something up!

Here are the colors used on my envelope art – I got the Master set (includes all the sets sold separately) so I had a lot to choose from, but I think a great set to start with is the basic set – you get the full rainbow including black and white. These pens are so juicy and I loved painting/drawing AND hand-lettering with them.

Basic Set:  White 000U, Green 347U, Black 433U
Nature Set:  Leaf 376U, Lush Green 3285U
Passion Set:  Fire Red 1788U
Gray Set:  Neutral Gray 1 441U


GIVEAWAY!!!

I’m doing a GIVEAWAY for a PASTEL SET on Instagram. Thank you to Marker Universe for sponsoring this giveaway. If you’re interested in purchasing, these sets are available at Simon Says Stamp – links provided below.


I hope you enjoyed these projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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HBS Lovely Layers Pinecone
HBS Lovely Layers Pinecone
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HBS Winter Bouquets
HBS Winter Bouquets
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SSS Strips 1
SSS Strips 1
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SSS Reverse Christmas Sentiment Strips
SSS Reverse Christmas Sentiment Strips
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SSS Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips
SSS Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips
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SSS Red Line Tape (1/4 inch)
SSS Red Line Tape (1/4 inch)
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Abandoned Coral DO
Abandoned Coral DO
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Pine Needles DO
Pine Needles DO
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Walnut Stain DO
Walnut Stain DO
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SSS Cardstock
SSS Cardstock
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SSS Gold Glitter Cardstock
SSS Gold Glitter Cardstock
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Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
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TH Frosted Crystal Distress Embossing Powder
TH Frosted Crystal Distress Embossing Powder
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SSS Cream CS
SSS Cream CS
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SSS Green Leaf CS
SSS Green Leaf CS
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SSS Green Apple CS
SSS Green Apple CS
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SSS Lemon Chiffon CS
SSS Lemon Chiffon CS
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SSS Banana CS
SSS Banana CS
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SSS Sunshine CS
SSS Sunshine CS
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SSS Orange Peel CS
SSS Orange Peel CS
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SSS Lipstick Red CS
SSS Lipstick Red CS
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SSS Doll Pink CS
SSS Doll Pink CS
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SSS Cotton Candy CS
SSS Cotton Candy CS
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Basic Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Basic Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Gray Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Gray Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush - Nature Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Nature Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Passion Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Passion Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Pastel Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Pastel Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Violet Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Violet Set
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Karin Pigment Decobrush - Nude Set
Karin Pigment Decobrush – Nude Set

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SSS Intense Black Ink
SSS Intense Black Ink
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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SSS Pawsitively Everything Tool (PET)
SSS Pawsitively Everything Tool (PET)
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SSS Blending Brush Set Small & Large
SSS Blending Brush Set Small & Large
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SSS Small Blending Brushes
SSS Small Blending Brushes
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SSS Large Blending Brushes
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SSS Rainbow Pack Blender Brushes
SSS Rainbow Pack Blender Brushes
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Finger Daubers
Finger Daubers
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Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Hammermill Color Copy
Digital Cover 100lb
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 110 lb
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Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
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SSS Vellum 40 lbs
SSS Vellum 40 lbs
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SSS Clear Acetate Sheets
SSS Clear Acetate Sheets
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MSP MISTI
MSP MISTI
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MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
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SSS 3.5 inch Acrylic Block
SSS 3.5 inch Acrylic Block
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Wagner Heat Tool
Wagner Heat Tool
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TRHD Embossing Powder Tool
TRHD Embossing Powder Tool
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SSS White Embossing Powder
SSS White Embossing Powder
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Double Sided Foam Tape
Double Sided Foam Tape
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Darice Foam Strips
Darice Foam Strips
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3D Foam Strips - Black
3D Foam Strips – Black
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Glad Press'n Seal
Glad Press’n Seal
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SSS Craft Tacky Glue
SSS Craft Tacky Glue
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AG Ultra Fine Metal Tip Applicator
AG Ultra Fine Metal Tip Applicator
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SSS Dot Runner & Refills
SSS Dot Runner & Refills
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SB Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
SB Platinum 6 Die
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LF Stamp Shammy
LF Stamp Shammy
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Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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C-Thru T-Ruler
C-Thru T- Ruler
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SB Reverse Tweezers
SB Reverse Tweezers
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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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TH Sizzix Shaping Kit
TH Sizzix Shaping Kit
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TH Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
TH Tonic Guillotine Trimmer
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TH Tonic Max Guillotine Trimmer
TH Tonic Max
Guillotine Trimmer
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Fiskars Titanium No5 Micro Tip Scissors
Fiskars Titanium No5
Micro Tip Scissors
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EK Success Honey Bee Scissors
EK Success Honey Bee Scissors
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Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
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DESTASH SALE!
If you’re interested in buying some lightly used or unused products in mystery destash boxes, please check out my Destash Sale Page


6 thoughts on “Scrapbook & Cards Today – Honey Bee Stamps – Winter Catalog Cards & Envelope Art + GIVEAWAY!

  1. Caly,
    These cards and your envelope are mindblowingly beautiful!! 🤯🤯🤯🤯 I love all of them. I have always loved that pine cone but the poinsettia is not in sharp focus for me on a “wish” list, too! LOVE !!
    Lori S in PA

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  2. Caly……you’re awesome! You rock star! Look at you all famous! Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 Girl, what gorgeous cards! I love the colors that you chose for the paper stripes. I love Christmas colors that aren’t the typical ones. So beautiful! And that envelope! Now you know how I feel about envelopes. Caly, how gorgeous! You did a fantastic job with all of it! 🎉🎉🎉 I think I may need an Instagram account to participate in so many giveaways. I just don’t know what to use it for. haha haha Congratulations, Caly. You’re awesome!

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    1. Thank you! You should have an Instagram for that purpose even if you don’t share! It’s a great way to see all the projects without reading blog posts!

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  3. Caly, I just looked at your Instagram and saw your other Instagram for your Calygraphy. Caly, how beautiful! I love gorgeous lettering like that! Girl, you are a rock star!

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