Saturday, August 6, 2022

Welcome to our Hive

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

Hope your weekend is going well. We have no plans for today just a lot of little household chores. I am teaching Sunday School tomorrow for the kids, so I have a lesson to prepare. My class is K-1st grade. I love this age group. My hubby comes and helps me in the class. It's a good example for the kids to see a man who loves and serves the Lord. 

My card for today is one that I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I am featuring the new Bee Phrases and Honey Bee dies. We have new neighbors and I thought I would create a card to welcome them to the neighborhood.

Usually, I would make a meal or a baked treat to go along with it, but Covid changed all of that. I still send and receive meals from the neighbors on either side of me, but we have known each other for a lot of years.

I don't know how the new neighbors would feel about a meal coming from someone they don't know. So, I decided to cut flowers from my husband's flower garden and make them a bouquet. He has at least 10-12 different varieties of flowers so I will have a nice selection for the bouquet.

 Card Details:

I didn't really have a layout in mind for the card when I started so I cut out the hive, bees and welcome phrase first. On the vellum wings I sponged a bit of tumbled glass distress ink. 
My design idea then went to a slimline card. I cut a panel from the Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Slimline die. I used the largest die 3 1/4" x 8 1/4". I decided to stencil some leaves on the panel with twisted citron distress ink. I added a stenciled branch with ground espresso distress ink so the beehive would have something to hang from.
Next, I attached the "welcome to our hive phrase" with clear drying glue and the images with glue dots. 

To finish off my card, I added a few flowers. these are cut from the Strawberry Cottage die. I secured the card to a base of green apple cardstock. The base measures 3 1/2" x 8 1/2".
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.  Allsorts Challenge is to create your own background. I stenciled my background. 
2.  Crafty Calendar Challenge is anything goes. 
3.  Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge is summertime buzz. 
4.  Addicted to Stamps and More challenge is die cuts and/or stencils. I used both.
5.  Paper Funday is anything goes with optional of friendship. 



  1. A lovely card to welcome your new neighbours, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

  2. Your background and these cute little bees are just perfect! This card would be a joy to receive! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges this month! Nan, DT

  3. A lovely card Mary and it's so sweet to welcome your neighbors with this card. People just don't do things like that anymore and it's sad. I miss the good ole days. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge!
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  4. Very pretty stenciled background for the bees and their hive, Mary. Thank you for sharing your background project with Allsorts.

  5. What a great idea for a new home card and the bouquet sounds wonderful too. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  6. A beautiful card to welcome your new neighbours. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx



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