Sunday, January 5, 2020

ESAD Mini and Saleabration Blog Hop

Today I have joined  up with 21 other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to showcase products from the new 2020 Mini Catalogue which is now available until the 2nd of June and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure which is now available until the 31st March. For every $90 AUD you spend during the Sale-A-Bration promotion period, you get to choose from fabulous free products.

If you haven't already got yours yet and live in Australia, contact me for your free copy.
You may have arrived from seeing Rochelle's gorgeous creation but if you started here, click the 'Next' Button at the bottom of this post to continue hopping. Make sure you visit everyone - there are lots of great projects and you won't want to miss any!

There are so many fabulous products in the new Mini Catalogue it was difficult to choose which one to showcase. I decided on the Honey Bee Bundle and made a Diorama card (or Shadow Box card) with it.
I first cut Whisper White cardstock for the front and back pieces of the card 14.85cms x 10.5cms scored at 1.3cms and 2.6 cms on the left and right sides and sponged them using Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue ink.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then die cut the bee hive shape in the centre.

I then used the poppy field stamp from the new Painted Poppies stamp set to stamp my background with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the Poppy Parade Dark Blends Marker and the Night Of Navy Light Blends Marker to colour in the flowers. I also stamped the small bee directly onto the background.

For the middle layer I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock 12.3cms x 10.5cms and die cut the bee hive shape in the centre. I then die cut the honeycomb from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock and attached it behind the bee hive cut-out.

I adhered the front middle and back card pieces together using Tombow liquid glue.

Next I stamped 1 large and 2 small bees and cut them using the coordinating dies. I then coloured the body with a Daffodil Delight Dark Blends Marker and the wings with Balmy Blue Light Blends Marker. I added a little sparkle to the wings with the clear Wink Of Stella.
Lastly I attached the bees to my card using Tombow liquid glue.

The card folds flat and fits into a C6 envelope for posting.

All products are available to purchase from my Online Shop here.

Product List

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project and have lots of fun creating your own!

Next up is my very talented friend Rachael Lewsley who I'm sure has an inspiring project to show you.

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us today. If you get lost or if there's a broken link, you can find a link to the next blog in the list of participants below.

Blog Hop participant List:
4.   Denise Buetler     (you are currently here)
8.   Libby Dyson
9.   Sue Vine
20.  Jenny Bowman
22. Sharon Dalton


  1. Love this project Denise, can't wait for my Bee set to arrive.

  2. Wow Denise!! This is awesome! The Honey Bee set wasn't on my wish list, but it is now :) x

  3. A fantastic project, thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Denise I love you card. I love the colours with your sponging and I love the style of card which works so well with this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. WOW, you colour blending is breath tanking, then I realised the Diorama = LOVE, tfs for sharing such an inspiring project

  6. Love this Bee card Denise you always make breathtaking cards my friend x

  7. What a great shadow box card - love those bees and can't wait for mine to arrive :D

  8. What a lovely card Denise. I must CASE that diorama. I love how you have combined the various products to create such a lovely card.

  9. Denise, I love your diorama card. Your sponging looks amazing and those bee's are super cute.

  10. I LOVE this card and the design, very cute indeed!!! May I please case it, too wonderful not to re-create <3
    Cheers Shaz

  11. Wow, this is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration

  12. Love the bees and the shadow box combination!!

  13. Wow Denise! That is just fabulous. Love the coloured background too. x

  14. I love a fancy fold and your diorama card is just gorgeous.