I just love sneak peeks! It's one of my favorite parts of being a demonstrator, and I just got to participate in another pre-order happening for demonstrators. I was able to pick up some amazing products coming in our Online Exclusives line of products, but I also even got to purchase a suite that will be available in the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog! 😱
The Bee Mine Suite Collection is the upcoming Mini Catalog suite collection I was able to purchase in advance. Why so early, you ask? We are using the Bee Mine Suite in the craft along during our virtual OnStage@ Home (Stampin' Up!®'s version of convention) in November. Any demonstrators who registered for this event can purchase the Suite now.
Wanna hear the coolest news? Anyone who purchases the Starter Kit and joins the demonstrator family in October receives free admission to OnStage@Home and can order the Bee Mine Suite, too! For information on the special Starter Kit promotion this month, head to one of my recent blog posts: https://www.amyrich.net/post/an-apple-a-day. Scroll to the bottom of the post to find the information.
Back to Bee Mine...
(😂 I'm pretty sure I have ADHD)
On Wednesday during What's Up! Stampers, I shared a REALLY fun card using the Bee Mine Suite Collection. Interactive fun fold cards rock! This one is a wiper card, and just look how cool this is!
The mechanism is really quite easy to put together. Three simple pieces of cardstock will do the trick. I used Petal Pink.
-2 pieces 8 1/2" x 4 1/4", both scored at 1 1/2" and 3"
I used one piece with the scored lines on the left hand side but flipped the other to have the scored lines on the right hand side.
-1 1/2" x 3", with a score line halfway across the 3" side to the bottom corner. See the picture below for a visual.
I put adhesive on one side of the triangular section, then adhered it to one of the card base pieces, as shown below.
Make sure the diagonal line meets up with the top of the card but goes no further.
I decorated the front side of this portion of the card base using the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper and a little Petal Pink Glimmer Paper, which will be one of the Online Exclusive products released in November.
Next, I created the bee to put on top of the wiper contraption part of the card. I used the Bee my Valentine Bundle to make it. SO CUTE!
Notice that the accordion port of this front part of the card is on the left. I then took the other portion of the card base (which would be the back), and made sure the accordion was on the right. I added Tear & Tape Adhesive on the accordion portion and along the left edge before adhering the front of the card to it. Important: make sure the accordion folds are on opposite sides.
After adhering the front and the back together, I finished the front with a Sweet Sorbet Decorative Circle (punch) and the sentiment in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White 2" Circle (punch)
Just so dang adorable!
And then, of course, I had to finish off the back so the card can be written on. I cut the Basic White cardstock 5 1/4" x 4", then put a strip of Designer Series paper measuring 1" x 4", along the left edge.
But the back of my bee is where I adhered the antenae and wings looked messy, I thought it would be a nice finishing touch to punch out a second bee body to adhere to the back of the first to cover up all those be parts.
Do better watching the process? You can watch me put this card together by heading here.
And don't forget: you, too, can order this Suite Collection NOW when you purchase the Starter Kit during the month of October. Contact me with your questions and click "Join My Team" at the top of the page to start the process!
Happy interactive card-making!