Honey Bee Stamps Under the Sea Blog Hop!

Honey Bee Stamps Under the Sea Blog Hop!

Oceans & Mermaids.  It’s release day at Honey Bee Stamps and we’re celebrating with a blog hop to celebrate the occasion!  Two $50 gift certificates are being given away as prizes, so be sure and comment at each stop (see list below) by Sunday, July 16, for your chance to winWinners will be announced Monday, July 17, at Noon (PST).

I created a card using the new Ocean Bliss stamp set and coordinating dies.  What a fun set!  The little mermaid is so sweet!

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I cut the main panel using the A2 Double Stitched Frames Dies and then inked the background using Distress Oxide Inks.  I stamped the mermaid and sentiment in black ink & then colored with Copic Markers.  The mermaid was then popped up the image with foam dots on the main panel.  To finish this design, I added a touch of sparkle to the seashell using a Wink of Stella clear brush marker and added three little rhinestones.  The finished main panel was then popped up on the card base using foam adhesive.

For my second card, I used the Message in a Bottle set.  This set contains so many fun options for inside the bottle!

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I stamped the bottle in black twice, once on a piece of white cardstock and again on a piece of window sheet.  The water image was stamped on the cardstock in blue and I added some sand along the edge for some texture.  I stamped the cork image on a piece of thin cork and cut it out, adhering it to the assembled bottle.  The main image was then popped up on a piece of kraft cardstock with foam adhesive for dimension.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink.

I hope you’ll come hop along with us!  This new release is amazing and the hop is just full of inspiration!  Head on over to Nicole’s blog next to keep hopping!

Here is the blog hop order for your reference:

Honey Bee Stamps

Alanna Moses
Alexandra Stapleton
Amy Rysavy
Angel Rivera
Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke
Carrie Bryant
EK Gorman
Emily Midgett
Galina Fillippenko
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jo Herbert
Kaja Vezensek
Kelley Kohout
Lisa Cisneros
Melissa Bickford
Melissa Chipperfield – you are here!
Nichol Spohr
Patricia Lara
Taniesa Vlasak
Tracy Freeman
Vera Wirianta Yates
Yulianna Neginskaya

Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!

Happy Hopping!
















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  • myrna sweet Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 9:26 am

    Love a simple layout. Great job.

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  • Dee Earnshaw Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 9:56 am

    sweet cards – so classy:)

  • Charity Hotrum Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 10:20 am

    Love the bottle against the craft background!

  • Amy Vitriani Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 11:09 am

    Adorable cards Melissa!!! The mermaid is just too sweet, and your coloring is beautiful!! The bottle card is so fun as well ?

  • Peggy Bonova Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 11:59 am

    I like the bottle card- very elegant.

  • Stephanie Savidge Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 12:05 pm

    Very cute cards! Great work.

  • Erikat Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 12:15 pm

    Love your clean and simple style.

  • Elise Smith Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 1:03 pm

    Cute cards! I love that pink and purple background 🙂

  • Nanci Wilson Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 2:20 pm

    Love the two-tone blending of the background in the 1st card & also the stitching around the outside. Great cards

  • Valentina B Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 2:23 pm

    Beautiful cards! Colouring and blending in the first card is just perfect. But the second one takes my heart! 🙂 Simple layout and a craft card with a message in a bottle is gorgeous! 🙂

  • Peggysue Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 2:41 pm

    Great cards, love the one with the bottle and your color choices.

  • Karen D Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 4:01 pm

    they are beautiful cards!

  • Tracy A Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 4:58 pm

    Both your cards are great. I especially love the Adventure Awaits card.

  • Teresa Godines Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 5:30 pm

    Fabulous projects. Love the colorful sky of your first card. TFS

  • kim Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 5:31 pm

    So pretty! Love the background on the first card.

  • Mary Holshouser Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 6:33 pm

    Love the waves in the bottle
    Pretty cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Lorna C Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous designs!!

  • Elizabeth Bonilla Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 7:58 pm

    Beautiful designs.

  • Sallyann Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 8:22 pm

    Great cards and stamps!

  • Helen Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 8:48 pm

    Delightful cards. Love the waves in the bottle . So perfect for your sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • Jessica Cate Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 9:08 pm

    clean and simple. nice.

  • Ellen Cooper Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 9:18 pm

    I love the second card! It inspires a feeling of immense possibilities 🙂

  • Francine Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 9:19 pm

    Really beautiful cards. I love how this release has lots of components to compliment each other.. so you dont have to get them all (at one time).

  • Sue H Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 9:21 pm

    Great cards. Honey Bee stamps and dies are very different from other stamp lines. They are always so creative and different and the new release is no exception.

  • Janelle H. Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 10:05 pm

    Your sweet mermaid card made me think of the move, ‘Splash.’ It’s just darling!

  • SarahC Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 10:10 pm

    Lovely cards. Like how you did a very simple looking bottle one – they are never that simple, but it is very classy.

  • Jessica Monte Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 10:37 pm

    Very pretty cards love them

  • Cynthia Johnson Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 10:43 pm

    Lovely cards. Your mermaid and background is so pretty and the CAS bottle card is so cool on kraft.

  • Joy Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 11:16 pm

    I absolutely love your message in a bottle!

  • Janet Ingraham Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 11:22 pm

    Very sweet cards

  • Rema DeLeeuw Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 11:48 pm

    Lovely cards!

  • Denise Bryant Posted Friday, 07/14/2017 11:50 pm

    Awesome cards! Love this release! The mermaid is adorable, and I love the bottle… so many possibilities!

  • Lisa Green Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 12:35 am

    Simple cards but there was a lot of work that went into each – you can tell in the fine detail work! Great job!

  • Roberta S. Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 1:07 am

    Both are cute.

  • Janet Ingraham Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 1:14 am

    Very pretty

  • bev p Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 4:17 am

    I am totally laughing! Love the message in a bottle and the idea of using the acetate for the “glass!” I am laughing because I made a beach themed Christmas card last year for my grands’ “other grandmother” and used actual sand from our Outer Banks vacation on it! (The middle grand helped me do it!) Thanks for the great example, idea, and trigger of a great memory.

  • Evelyn Vasquez Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 5:18 am

    Lovely cards.

  • Karen Gerek Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 5:26 am

    I LOVE your mermaid card! The background is stunning and make it all very magical.

  • Kathy S Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 5:27 am

    This release was mer-made for me. I love your cards.

  • Arianna Barbara Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 6:59 am

    Oh my!!! I’m totally in love for your stunning cards!!!

  • Vivian Foo Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 7:36 am

    Neat cards.

  • Teresa Doyle Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 7:39 am

    Melissa, you have done an amazing job on your cards. Such beautifully coloured images. I am inspired beyond measure! TFS!

  • Julie B Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 7:42 am

    Oh!! That bottle card! Love!

  • Lana Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 7:43 am

    Love your cards!

  • Cynthia Cole Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 7:46 am

    Great mermaid cards!

  • Erica B Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 8:08 am

    Lovely card!

  • Jodi C. Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 10:00 am

    These are gorgeous! Love the sparkle on the first one and the 2nd looks fabulous with the kraft background and a little sand…..just beautiful!!! Thank You!!!

  • Catherine Scott Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 11:25 am

    I love your bottle card!

  • Pam N Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 2:03 pm

    Love your bottle card

  • Nicole Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 2:14 pm

    The addition of the sand to the bottle is fantastic!! Lovely cards.

  • Diane M Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 2:50 pm

    Great cards!

  • Deborah Kaye Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 3:24 pm

    Your cards are lovely! I like the bottle one. That bottle has so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

  • Keely Jones Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 3:29 pm

    Love the bottle card! Very nicely done!

  • Sue LD Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 6:55 pm

    Beautiful colors and I like the sparkle on the mermaid card. I like how you added the wave and sand to the bottle.

  • Von Marie Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 7:00 pm

    Very pretty cards, I love the background of your first card and I adore your bottle card.

  • D.Ann C Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 8:42 pm

    What gorgeous colors for your sweet mermaid card!

  • Jiaying Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 8:52 pm

    Love the simple design of the second card and the beautiful background of the first. What a great release!

  • Stephanie Z Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 11:08 pm

    Lovely mermaid card and fun bottle card 🙂

  • Joyce Boylan Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 11:23 pm

    Love the simplicity, yet gorgeous cards!

  • Lisa Bzibziak Posted Saturday, 07/15/2017 11:43 pm

    She’s so pretty.. and that colorful background and love the fun and simple bottle card!

  • Mirella Rogan Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 5:27 am

    Wow, these are great! I especially like the second card – simple, but so cool and unique!

  • Marjorie Dumontier Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 5:46 am

    There’s no way to choose between those two cards …. the first with the astonishing blending job on the background or the very clean and simple but super efficient one with the bottle…. I’d take them both !!!

  • Jan Traeg Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 6:16 am

    Very nice! I soooo need that message in a bottle stamp!

  • Emily Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 7:53 am

    Love the use of the kraft card 🙂

  • Angela W Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 8:53 am

    Both of your cards are so pretty! I love the background for the first one. It really shows off the beautiful mermaid. I also think the message in a bottle idea is so clever for a stamp set. Your card with it looks great!

  • Sandra Colebank Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 12:03 pm

    Cute cards.

  • Lady Joyful (Charlotte E) Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 1:04 pm

    Gorgeous cards. I particularly like the second with the bottle. Just fabulous.

  • Jeanne Beam Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 3:59 pm

    Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing….

  • Maryjo L Monterosso Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 5:12 pm

    Very cute cards. Clean and simple. Thanks for sharing.

  • Melissa B. Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 5:50 pm

    I do love the mermaids, but you are rocking that bottle! Fabulous job!

  • Dana W Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 6:25 pm

    Sweet cards!! This is a great release!!

  • Heather Robinson Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 7:59 pm

    Lovely cards! Love the new release!

  • Hannah Y Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 10:19 pm

    Soo pretty! Love the sweet card you created.

  • Hannah Y Posted Sunday, 07/16/2017 10:21 pm

    So classy 🙂

  • Celeste Goff Posted Monday, 07/17/2017 6:04 am

    Love your gorgeous cards, especially the message in a bottle card! I just love anything on kraft cardstock!

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