How cute are these fun bee cards to make? Pretty keyute!!

In my latest Behind the Paper: An Interview with a Paper Crafter, you’re going to wish you were friends with my friend Janine! If you were, you just might get one of these in the mail!

Janine created absolutely fabulous designs with this fun Bee Mine collection! Stamps, a builder punch, patterned paper, ribbon and adhesive backed hearts and flowers. The only thing Janine didn’t create with were the square pillow boxes.

But that’s OK. There’s a TON of creativity here for you!

Now before we get to her designs, if this is your first time seeing this post with lots of ideas from a fellow crafter, you’ll want to take a peek at the rest of this series!

I’ve been lucky to have featured lots of paper crafters with such out of the box, gorgeous ideas! They’ve had fun playing and sharing their favourite stamps, bundles and creations with all of us!

You’ve seen Janine’s designs before, from her fun snowflake cards to fabulously cute Give It a Whirl ideas for Halloween!

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What an adorable card made with the Bee Mine Collection of products

It was hard to pick a favourite of Janine’s designs! But this one is at the top of my list (well except for another one I’m going to do a video on a little later – you’re going to want to watch for that!).

  • not only is it a peek through card (which I love)
  • it’s a different size (3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)
  • with an adorable bee in a veritable garden of bees
  • with some coordinating ribbon (you know I love me some ribbon :)),
  • but…

Take a peek below to see what it also is!

An Interview with a Paper Crafter

Name the best stamping or crafting tip you’ve learned in the last year.

SU! Designer Series Paper coordinates so well, it will go together on any project and turn out great!

What is your “go to” layout for a card if you need to make one in a hurry?

 I don’t think I have a go-to layout. I tend to create according to the set I’m using.

fun bee cards to make
Turn the clear oval to see the ghosts float and fly!

Name the top 3 tools you recommend for anyone starting to paper craft.

I’ve recently modified this list just slightly. I’d have to say my top 3 (and 3 is hard) are my paper cutter with scoring blade, sharp scissors and a die cutting machine!

What was the last paper crafting tool you purchased and why did you get it?

The last tool were the blending brushes. I love creating ombre looks, emboss resist or a soft background to accentuate a focal point. blending brushes. I also like using or making masks and like the soft ink colour the brushes give to my projects.

Now, in case you thought this collection meant you ALWAYS had to play with fun bee cards to make, here are three more ideas Janine shared!

This one uses the Bee Mine DSP, a sheet without a bee in sight!

Sweet design with the Bee Mine DSP front and centre.

Who do you make the most cards for?

 I make the most cards for friends (birthdays, thank you’s, anniversaries…)

How is your paper crafting area set up so you can create cards quickly and easily?

My craft area is in a spare room. I actually sit at a kids sized table and chair, with most things I need just an arms reach away. It’s a disaster most of the time, but I know where everything is!🤣

Make a more traditional hearts card with the stamp set too!

I’ve been in Janine’s craft room. She really does work at a kid’s table! Maybe we’ll have to get a pic of that for next time!

Here’s a closer peek at everything in this collection.

This One’s Really Outside the Box!

This last idea is a way to take this punch quite a bit further. You can see how Janine used the shapes to make an adorable fish card!

What kid wouldn’t love to get this?

Think outside the punch with a cute fish made with the Bee Builder Punch!

I’d love to hear which of Janine’s project designs is your favourite! Leave me a comment so she can see!

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Now I promised you a peek at Janine’s peek through card…isn’t this the BEST?

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Add some fun to your crafting with a peek through fun fold!

I hope you enjoyed Janine’s fun bee cards to make – and “bee” on the lookout for more ideas with this super adorable suite coming soon!