Bee Sweet - Honey Bee and Chibitronics Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello friends, 

today is world card making day and for this Chibitronics and Honey Bee Stamps are making a collaboration blog hop. Along with this blog hop there will be amazing designers showing there creations and for sure a give away. 

First of all I have to admit, that I wanted to create a video for you. But it shouldn't be so. The first time there was something in front of my camera and you would have missed the half video if I had cut it down. So I tried another card and I filmed everything in one pass. But the file was to big and I wasn't able to get it on my mac. I´m really sorry, but I will try to explain. 
  • I always like to start coloring all the images I need: I stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Solar white 80lbs and colored all the images using my Copic Markers.
  • After coloring I fuzzy cut the images and traced around the edges with a black pen to have a nice finish.
  • I layer everything on my card panel so I new where to stamp the bee images (I wanted to have the little bee sensors) and where my switch for the circuit would be. I die cut a circle where I wanted the battery, like always I like to hide the thickness of these cards. 
  • Below you can find how I created this circuit. It is a simples parallel circuit with a switch. the most difficult part is designing and assembling the card. But this time it was pretty easy. In each place where is a LED there is a bee on top.
  • Mask of the half card panel and ink blend it using distress inks (antique linen for the wooden part; tumbled glass for the sky part).
  • Die cut the card panel. I used a My Favorite Things background die.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versafine onyx black and my Misti tool. I didn´t want to mess it up.
  • I used two layers of foamtape. But not behind the whole card. One layer behind the card panel. And one layer behind the honey pot. This is how I normally hide the thickness of the battery.
  • Assemble the card and scatter some sequins on the whole card panel. Now the card is done :) 
  • A little TIPP: I used the little "press here" from Heffy Doodle so the recipient knows where to press and can see that it lightens up. 

A video on how this card lights uo will be posted on my Instagram account. 

This is all for today and I´m really sorry that it appears like I wasn't prepared =/ I was really frustrated when I saw that I wasn't able to make the video for you. I liked this card so much and it was easy to create, so it would have been easy for you to recreate. But I hope my instructions could help you. I wish you all a happy World Cardmaking Day and a happy weekend. Please don't forget to go to the next stops. Honeybee is giving a $25 gift certificate drawn randomly from comments left across all blogs and Chibitronics is giving away a starter kit. Comments will close at 11:59 ET on Sunday, October 8th and the winners will be announced next week. 

Chibitronics  Starter Kit My Favorite Things  Blueprints 25
Chibitronics  LED white My Sweet Petunia MISTI Tool
Chibitronics  Cuppertape Neenah Solar White Paper Ultra Heavy
Copic Marker Copic Marker Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Create a Smile Acrylblöcke Scotch 3M Tape Glider
Fiskars  Schneidebrett Sizzix BigShot
Foam Tape 3M Stampin Up Schere
Folia Bonefolder Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Ink
Folia Acrylblöcke Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool
Folia Bastelskalpell Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Lifestyle Crafters Quick Stick Tool Tombow Mono Multi 
Memento Tuxedo Black Versafine Onyx Black
Honey Bee Stamps Sweet as Honey


  1. Simply adorable! AND happy World Cardmaking favorite holiday. ;)

  2. The colors you used in this card go very well together. I like it :)

  3. Lovely honey jar card. So pretty with the addition of the lights.

  4. So sweet and fun! Happy World CardMaking Day!

  5. Darling card! Love the bees and the honey jar! Happy WCMD!

  6. Such an adorable card! Love the lights so fun!

  7. Beautiful card and a great idea with incorporating the light-up element.

  8. Oh my goodness !! That's such a beautiful card !! Your coloring job is awesome !!

  9. Wow! I love this card! Your coloring is beautiful and when the bees light up it is just magical!

  10. Oh my,I have this stamp and love it!

  11. Your card is beautiful. The design and coloring is wonderful.

  12. Love your card and the colors you chose.

  13. Beautiful card! Loving all of the creative light up cards!

  14. Love this honey bee and jar card design!

  15. This is so cute!! Love how you colored the images xx