Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happy Bee-Day

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this last Saturday in February. 

I can't believe February is almost over and Monday starts March 2021. Spring is just a few weeks away and also the switch to daylight savings time. I saw some daffodils at Trader Joe's the other day and it made me think Spring. And such a great price at $1.79 for 10 of them. I picked up 2 bunches.  They have all opened and are such a fresh site on my kitchen table. I buy flowers there until my hubby's garden starts blooming. But that won't be for some time yet. 

Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.  I used one of the new Spring dies - Mouse w/Flower Cart to create a birthday card for my friend who celebrates on March 20th. So let's get started with some details on how I created this card. 

Design Steps:
I already had my colors selected for this card. It's a little sneak peak of the upcoming color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. So I decided to feature this new Mouse die and then I needed a layout. I found this one on the MojoMonday site. I loved all the layers so I went with it.

Since the colors were pre-determined, I looked for designer paper for the background layer. I chose this striped pattern. The 3 squares are cut from a bright pink cardstock using the 4th smallest die from the Square set.

Next, I cut my mouse, flowers and bees images using various colors of cardstock.
For the circle I used the 4th largest die from the Stitched Circle set. I stenciled some clouds and grass for added interest. Then I stamped my birthday sentiment.
Then for the center layer I decided to emboss some white cardstock.
Now that my elements are all prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the background striped layer to the card base using double sided tape. 
...and the sentiment circle also with double sided adhesive. 
To finish off my card I added my images. The mouse is attached with dimensional adhesive and the flower pots with glue dots.  For the bees I rolled some glue dots to lift them off the background slightly, it's a little technique that works great for smaller images.   
Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time........God bless. 

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  A Gem of a Challenge is anything goes. 
2Allsorts challenge is feminine. 
3Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge. 
4.  Cute Card Thursday has a feminine challenge. 
5.  Creative Knockouts has an anything goes challenge. 


  1. Super cute card Mary! Love the sketch!
    Thank you so much for joinining in at Allsorts challenge! Hope you'll play along again soon!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  2. A very sweet creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Feminine' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. What a lovely design, the die cuts are so cute!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  4. Lovely and pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  5. How adorable! Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

  6. Super cute card Mary, love the design!

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Creative Knockouts! Good luck!



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