Monday, June 28, 2010

Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Fling Blog Hop Week #4

Welcome to Week #4 of Cornish Heritage Farms' 12 Weeks of Summer Fling Blog Hop!  Can you believe we're already on Week 4?  Eeeeek, the summer is flying by!  This week we are featuring Tom Allen's Friendly Kritters line. 

If you're hoppin', then you've probably just come from CHF's Be Creative Blog, and you know all about this gig.  Your next stop is Tracy's blog.

If you've come here all on your own, let me fill you in with the basics, 'cuz there's candy to be won:  Hop along to each participating blog.  Leave a comment (BTW, you don't have to comment on EVERY blog, but if you do the whole hop - 5 stops in all - you'll have that many more chances to win!).  Simple as that.  What's in it for you?  The chance to win one of two gift certificates, that's what.... to use on anything you want in the CHF store!  First prize is a $25 gift certificate, and second prize is a $10 gift certificate.  All comments must be made before this Thursday, July 1st, midnight EST. That's some seriously great candy for just leaving a comment.  I'm just saying...... :)

If you've already got a Friendly Kritters stamp or two and are feeling creative, you might want to make a little something and post to the special CHF gallery - that will get you in the running for the Design Team's Favorite prize, which is a rubber stamp/stamp set of your choice (up to $16.99).

Anyhow, on to my project.  I didn't have any Friendly Kritters stamps until a couple weeks ago, when I couldn't resist getting this sweet Honey Bees image.  I've owned the Sweet Bee set from the Rummage Bin line ever since it came out, and this little Kritter stamp was just calling to me to complete the whole honey bee theme.

I decided to make a little "Honey Do List" paper pad using scrap printer paper - you know, those pages that print out with only a line or two on them (say, after you've printed out a copy of your online receipt for something, or an email).  I've been collecting all of that, and instead of tossing it in the recycle bin, I cut in all into quarters (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) to use for my lists.  I made a cover from a 10 inch by 6 inch piece of patterned paper (you could also use cardstock, or a combo of the two to make it a little sturdier).  In my case, I used Basic Grey's Kioshi line of papers.  I scored it at 4 3/4 and 5 1/4 inches to make room for the paper.  I used a little Distress Ink in Peeled Paint along the edges, then stamped the lace border from the Sweet Bees set along the edge using Dusty Concord.

For my front cover, I stamped the Honey Bees image in Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, colored it with Copics, die cut it with Nestabilities' Classic Scalloped Circles Small, and inked the edges using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass.  I used the next bigger die to cut a mat for the image, and inked the edges in Peeled Paint.  I stamped the "Honey Do List" image from the Sweet Bees collection onto another piece of paper, edge punched it, and colored with Copics. For the flower accent, I glued together two different Prima flowers.  For the center, I stamped the Honey Bees image again, and colored just one tiny bee.  I stuck a little "rain dot" (Cloud 9 Design) on top of him, cut him out, and affixed him to the center of my flower.  I think he looks cute down in there!

For the inside, I simply took my quartered scrap printer paper and affixed it to the list cover with two binder clips.  Easy peasy. (I turned the paper around so that the blank sides were facing up.  You can see a little bit of the printed side showing through.)

That's it.  A quick little recycle job that makes shopping lists and "to-do" lists just a little cheerier. 

One last little card, this one using the Mother Hen image that my fellow DT Kristine sent to me (Thanks, Kristine!!).  Deets in the Gallery.  Happy Hoppin' and Good Luck!

29 comments:

Terry said...

What a sweet Honey Do list! Beautiful and lovely color combinations!

Willy's creations said...

They are lovely.

Hugs,Willy

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful card! Love the bee hive.

The chicken card is too cute. Love her little babies. :)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Great idea to pair the bees with the Rummage bin set to make your honey do list... Need one of thoses!!


And the mother hen is wonderful! Love the cardstock and patterned papers that you used...

Sandra said...

oh my! very nice! I love the details.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

Suzanne C said...

Love both projects! The honey do list is beautiful! Love the rolled up paper on the mother hen image!

annesatx said...

The first time I saw this stamp, I thought the bees were wearing boots -- LOL --but the little buckets are even cuter! I like how you made this into a to-do list! Perfect choice for this particular stamp! I'll have to make one for myself!

JKB said...

Cute cards. Honey Bees are fun and the mother hen is a great backdrop to her soft yellow chicks.

RubyM said...

Gorgeous work.

Erika said...

These are cute too. Love how you made the center of the flower a matching bee.

stampqueen said...

Love the idea for the 'to do' list and so quick to do also.....I see some of those being made in my fucture!!!
Cute little hen card too:)

the primitive country bug said...

Both of your projects are just adorable! What a great way to use up those extra pieces of printer paper.

jpod Inc. said...

Love the honey to do list! I have some many of those receipts, I should use them, too! TFS, Joanne :)

leenda said...

I've not seen the bee stamp! Love it! Fabulous & creative artwork!

Leah said...

Fabulous projects! Love the bee accent in the flower and making your shopping/to do list pretty is something I should do:)

Susan S. said...

Those are my two favorite images from this line - the helpful bees and the mother hen. Thanks.

kathy/North Carolina said...

A honey of an idea! Love bees...love chickens...and love that you so cleverly recycled all that paper. Wouldn't that make a great teacher appreciation gift???

stampdiva said...

Oh this is so quirky! Such a great idea. TFS your beautiful artwork. Lynne M x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful projects! I especially love the bee in the center of the flower, just where he belongs!

Linda Robinson said...

Both cards are Wonderful... I just love all the little details... Like the tiny newspaper and the little clip... it really makes the card... Hugs, Linda

How are the kittys doing!

shetree said...

Wow! So beautiful! I really like what you did with the center of the flower - I'm going to have to use that idea :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Jean you always make the sweetest things, all those extra touches is what sets you apart!

SherylH said...

Wonderful projects -- your "Honey Do List" looks like a quick and easy recycle project and way to keep all those extra papers organized (I save the cut-offs from printouts too)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty Honey Do list cover.

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Great projects!

Cheryl said...

Love that Mother Hen card - the paper & embellishments you used are perfect for that stamp. And the recycled Honey Do list is a great idea!

Christine said...

Love the honey do list! Now I just wish I had a honey to do!!!

Blessings,
Christine

The Paper Princess said...

Your projects are gorgeous!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Shar said...

Both projectsare lovely!