Thursday, January 12, 2023

OSAT Blog Hop - Fresh Finds - Queen Bee

 Welcome to the One StampAt a Time monthly Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Fresh Finds from the New January-April Mini Catalog.  I choose the pretty Queen Bee Bundle to highlight.

It will be fun to see what stamp all the other creative stampers have choosen with all the fun new items in this new Mini catalog that have just become available to everyone.  The links to all of the bloggers participating will be at the bottom of this post.  

As always with the OSAT Hop we are to do one card and one 3D item, so let's start with my card.

This card is using the Queen Bee Bundle found on page 26 of the New January to April Mini Catalog. I wanted to do the bee in a more unconventional color, I chose grey and mint!!

I started with a Smoky Slate base and the mat layer and flowers are from the Country Gingham 6X6 DSP in Mint Macron.  The Basic White cardstock layer is stamped in Smoky Slate and I inked the edges as well.  Then there is a layer of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and over the top of that is a layer of Vellum that has been embossed with the Hive 3D embossing folder.  My bee was stamped twice on the Stamparatus with Smoky Slate ink giving it a bit softer look that using black ink.  The coloring was done with the Mint Macron Stampin' Blends.  The leaves were cut from Mint Macron cardstock. 

 The only thing that was not included in this bundle is the sentiment - the  Celebrate stamp is from Framed Florets in the new Mini Catalog and the die I used is from Fabulous Frames die set in the Annual Catalog.

These both have a fun glitter about them because of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon - but it kind of got lost in my photos.

For my 3D project - I thought something that would go with the bee theme would be cute.  When I found this Burt's Bees Cucumber Facial mask - I thought the color would be closer - too bad they don't put out a mint face mask!
I placed the face mask in a recycled bag that was from one of our die sets and cut a piece of card stock the same width and 2 3/8" longer than the package and folded over the top to make the flap.  I adhered it to the bag to the cardstock with glue dots in the front and back.

I decorated the corner of the bag by glueing a piece of vellum that I just cut free hand with a kind of wavy edge.  I used just some small amounts of glue in the middle and towards the corner where I knew I would be covering it with more embellishments to cover up the glue dots. 

 I use the same layering in this corner and on the flap as in the card  - with some Metallic Mesh Ribbon, embossed Vellum, die cut leaves and flowers and that fabulous bee!

The bow on the top corner is made with the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies, the Sentiment is from Color & Contour stamp set and the Die is from the Something Fancy Dies in the new Mini Catalog.

Now it is on to see what kind of Fresh Finds everyone else has created!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. I absolutely love these, Ann! Great job!

  2. Love your projects Ann! I just received this stamp set so thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Great projects! Fun project for a girls night/slumber party!

  4. Beautiful projects. You really did justice to this set. It's gorgeous!