Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Bumblebee Pop-Up Birthday Card!

  Hello Crafty Friends and welcome! I have a fun card for you today. I was inspired by a card that Karen Burniston created using her Bitty Ball Pop-Up, which she turned into a chick and the card on the front said "Just Chicken In". It was so cute. So I decided to make a pop-up bumblebee. All the products to make this card are from Karen Burniston. If you would like to purchase any of these amazing dies, I have added links below. 

Just look at that little bee face!! I am so happy with how this little guy turned out. For this card, I started with a card base 5.5 x 11, scored at 5.5, 11 and 11.5". Then I cut some pretty bee themed patterned paper to add to my card. 

I used the Hexagon - Crosshatch dies to create a hexagon shaped window in the front of my card base. Then I added a piece of acetate between the layers to make a window. 

I then die cut all the pieces to make my pop-up bee. I used the Bitty Ball Pop-Up and die cut three halves using heavy weight black cardstock and one half using a heavy weight yellow cardstock. I die cut the little trapezoid pieces from black and yellow cardstock, adding some darker color to the yellow pieces. I used Lawn Fawn's No. 2 Pencil Ink for this. I glued these together using Lineco Neutral pH glue in my fine tip bottle. This is a product I highly recommend!!

I won't go through how to assemble the Bitty Ball, but Karen Burniston has a wonderful assembly video that you can watch on YouTube. 

I added arms and feet using the dies from the Bitty Ball Pop-Up. I also used the two small circles to add eyes and used the mouth die that comes with the pop-up as well. For the eyes, I added Glossy Accents to give the eyes some dimension. Once dry, I added white Gelly Pen to add shine lines. 

I die cut two hearts from blue glitter cardstock, using the Hearts - Crosshatch die set. I added score lines to the bottom of the hearts then glued them on to the back of my bee. I also die cut another heart to add to the front of my bee. I added some small foam pieces to the back. 

I had to create the antennae, which I did using thin strips of black cardstock sandwiched between two small circles, cut from the same die as the eyes. 

For the clasp on the side of the card, I used small magnets to hold the card closed. Karen Burniston has a great video on her YouTube channel about this. 

I added a strip of yellow paper across the front and then using Word Set 2 - Birthday and Alphabet dies, I created the sentiment on the front. 

I die cut a bee and flower using the Flowers and Bee die set, then colored them in using Copic markers. I added some Stickles Glitter Gel to the flower petals and wings on the bee for some extra dimension. 

Lastly, I added a small hexagon piece to the inside for a place to sign the card. 

This turned out so cute! It will be such a fun surprise Birthday card for someone special. Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

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