Celebrate with Band Together and the Sisterhood of Crafters

Band Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

It’s time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Our theme for the next two weeks is “Birds, Bees, and/or Butterflies.” You can play with one, two or all three! It was so hard to choose because I love adding a bit of “life” to my cards. In the end, I chose to use the Honey Bee stamp set and coordinating dies and paired it with Band Together stamp set and coordinating dies, which is carrying over to this year’s annual catalog!

Band Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

MY SECRETS TO MAKING THIS PROJECT

  • This 5 1/2″ square card is the same style as the card I posted last Friday. I wanted to show you that it works with regular 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock. The cardstock was cut at 5 1/2″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2.” Then, I cropped off 3/4″ from each side.
  • Inside, Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 1/4″ square, layered with Golden Honey DSP, cut at 5 1/8″ square, were adhered.
  • I cut Whisper White cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ then ran it through the Scripty embossing folder for a little texture and adhered to the outside flap.
  • Now, on to the fun part! I stamped the flowers stamp in Tuxedo Black ink using my Stamparatus, colored them with Stampin’ Blends (colors listed below). Because I used my trusty Stamparatus, I was able to place it back in it, stamped it with VersaMark and Tuxedo Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
  • The band die was just what I was looking for! I used it twice, once with black cardstock and again with Highland Heather. I carefully laid the Heather Highland on top of the Black one and poked the pieces into the holes of the black one. Then, it was adhered to the card front, cutting the die cut flaps to size.
  • I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock then cut it with the band die. The flowers were adhered around the band, with leaves cut from Vellum from the Band Details dies.
  • Next, the bee was stamped and heat embossed with black ink and clear embossing powder. Then, I colored it lightly with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.
  • The finishing touch was just a couple of glitter dots.
  • INSIDE: I forgot to photograph this but I didn’t add a sentiment so I could choose the perfect one for the person I’m sending it to.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: BAND TOGETHER BUNDLE

The Band Together Bundle includes the Band Together Cling Stamp Set and the Detailed Bands Dies.

Band Together Cling Stamp Set
This beautiful flower can’t wait to be stamped and handed over as a token of love!
* Quantity: 8 cling stamps (repositionable, premium rubber stamps)

Detailed Bands Dies
Create beautiful die-cut belly bands, labels, and leaves in record time using the Detailed Bands Dies.
* 10 dies
* Largest die: 5″ x 2-3/4″ (12.7 x 7 cm)

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:


BEFORE YOU GO!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check it out HERE

Ready to place an order? Don’t forget:

  • Use Host Code TZ6A4KDE when prompted with your order of $75 or more and receive my monthly Host Code Rewards!
  • Don’t forget to order your necessities – adhesives, along with coordinating inks and papers!

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

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15 Comments

  1. This is AWESOME Debbie! LOVE the fold and design! The black/white background really draws the eye into that beautiful floral focus center … and of course love the little bee buzzing around the flowers. Great job! Stay well!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, love this fold Deb and gorgeous SU flower used…brilliant and big hugs…sistah…xxx

  3. Love it! The crisp look and your colour combination is just so eye catching. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Keep safe, stay home and craft instead!

  4. Gorgeous card, Debbie! Love the fold, the stripes, the flowers, the bee, everything about it!

  5. Such a lovely card, Debbie! The pink and purple compliment each other so well and make the black/white stripes stand out. Cute little bee! Your coloring is wonderful and love the dimension.

  6. Fabulous sistah! I love the different sizes of the panels and the embossed background – subtle and elegant.

  7. Ein sehr schönes Werk. Danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  8. Eine wunderschöne Karte und tolle Farben. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    LG Heike

  9. Debbie, your cards are always such a pleasure to look at. This is so you. I really love it. Love Dawn x

  10. Great card.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  11. Your card ist wonderful.
    Thank you for joinning us at the Animal Friends.
    Hugs
    Kuni

  12. Stunning card! I love the format and also the vibrant colours ;o) Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a lovely Sunday and happy crafting, Maike

  13. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  14. Cindie McDuffee

    How did I miss this post? This card is luscious!!!!

  15. Totally love this fold! It’s an amazing card! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

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