Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Creative Circle Design Team - May Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

This month, Liz has challenged us to make a card using the color Delightful Dijon. Since I've "bearly" used the "Bear Hugs" stamp set, I thought it would pair well with this color.

I used several different Designer Series Paper for this project. The "English Garden" designer series paper has pretty watercolor florals and the cutest bee paper.  I fussy cut the bees and adhered them to the card, recipe card, and the tag on the jar of honey. The "Bohemian" designer series paper has this awesome print in Delight Dijon and White which provided a nice contrast against the floral paper. 

At each of my Stamp Camps, we do a recipe card (and I serve the dish as a snack). A few months ago, I served chicken nuggets with this homemade Honey Mustard Sauce. And since bees make honey, and bears love honey, I decided to include a jar of honey and make it into a recipe gift basket.

Because this post is all about honey, I chose the Hello Honey striped cotton ribbon to decorate the basket and honey jar. Here's a close up of the basket contents (minus the rest of the recipe ingredients):

The bees were fussy-cut from the paper and their "buzzing by" path was hand drawn with an Early Espresso marker.

The recipe card matches the gift card:

I happened to have a few white dish towels, so I stamped the bottom edge with bears and little jars of honey to include in the basket.

I hope you enjoyed my project this month. I would love to hear from you!

I can't wait to fill the basket with the other recipe ingredients and give it to someone. Maybe I'll give it to you!

Now let's go see what beautiful creation that Liz Holloway has made! Click the Creative Circle Design Team button below.  If you get lost, you can click on Liz' and Fran's names below to get to each of their blogs. And if you're interested in joining our Creative Circle Design Team, scroll down and read all about it!

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We are looking for some wonderful designers to join our NEW Creative Circle Design Team.
Would you like to be a member of the CCDT? We would love for you to join us. We're looking for seven (7) enthusiastic designers.

If you love paper crafting in relation to (but not limited to) card designing, art journaling, scrapbooking, etc., and have your own Blog, electronic cutter, and Facebook (which you post to regularly), then we would love for you to apply.  You must be an active Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

No previous design team experience is necessary, so don't be bashful! The Design Team call is open to everyone worldwide that would like to apply.

The CCDT term will be for 6 months (from July 2016 to December 2016) and will be reviewed at that time.  We hop once per month, being on the first Thursday of each month. Every third month will include a 3D (designed by Liz Holloway) and one card. The first and second month will be a card of your choice using a pre-determined theme.  

We'd love to have you join us! Contact Liz Holloway at: with your application, including blog name and designs.

 Happy stamping!


  1. WOW! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your SWEET Honey Bear Gift Basket!! This is just so over the top adorable! And stamping the white towel, what nice added touch! Everything is just so stinkin' adorable! :)

    1. Thank you Tonya! I was so glad this set is carrying over to the new catalog. So appreciate your kind words!

  2. Wow! Such an adorable set. Another great job!

  3. That's the cutest way I have seen yet for that bear! What a great basket set!!

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks Lynn! Wasn't going to get the Bear Hugs set, but glad I changed my mind!

  5. What a beautiful change! I love it, and that was quick! Hugs, Liz

  6. Love, love, love what you have created with this set!!