Stampin’ Up! Detailed Honey Bee Gate Card With Video Tutorial

Happy Friday!!  Hope you’ve had a good week – and are looking forward to the weekend!  Have you been perusing the Retired List in the online store?  If you haven’t….stop right here and go double check!  Here’s the link.

I’ll wait.

Good? Okay. 🙂

If you were able to join me for my YouTube video – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay…here ’tis!

The card I made was heavily inspired by a card I saw on one of the SU! Demonstrator FB pages, created by June Dunn.  She thought way outside the box and saw…a hephalump’s badonkadonk in….the (Retiring) Honey Bee stamp set with the matching Detailed Bee Dies.  And it was adorable.  So…I made one of my own. Take a look-see:

I turned mine into a gate card fun fold and played along with the TGIF Challenge this week!

So…gate cards are seriously easy.  But they LOOK like they might be tricky – making your awesomeness-quotient very high when you give one of these to someone! 😉  Hang tight – here we go!

I started with a Smoky Slate card base at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and used my Simply Scored tool to score along the long side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.  Then I folded inwards at both score lines.  Boom.  Gate card.  Made.

I matted two pieces of Blushing Bride paper from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on Blushing Bride card stock and adhered them to the outside of each gate with Liquid Glue.

For the bellyband, I used a 1″ wide piece of Blushing Bride card stock – about 10″ long.  I wrapped it around the card, securing it in the front with Liquid Glue.

I cut the second-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die in Whisper White and stamped a sentiment from the Honey Bee set in Blushing Bride.  Then I adhered it to the belly band with Liquid Glue.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Honey Bee hive (or skep…) in Basic Gray three times.  One of them, I cut with the die in the Detailed Bee set – that’s the badonkadonk.

The other two, I punched with the smooth-sided heart die from the (carrying over!) Heart Punch Pack.   From the third one, I fussy cut a “trunk”.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the trunk and ears (that were hearts just a hot second ago!) to the Stitched So Sweetly panel.  I popped the bee hive – which is now a hiney! – on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

I cut a tiny flower from a scrap of Peaceful Poppies DSP using the little die from the Garden Gateway Dies (also carrying over – yeah!) and adhered it to the end of the trunk with Liquid Glue.

I made a little tassel from some Silver Metallic Thread and adhered it to…uh,hmmm…with a Glue Dot.  I tied a teensy bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and added it with another Glue Dot.

Two Champagne Rhinestone Jewels – one on the bow and one on the flower – finished off the belly band (which is, really, the card front!).

On the inside, I stamped a second Honey Bee sentiment in Blushing Bride on a Whisper White panel.  I added the two flower images in Basic Gray – and colored the flowers with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into the card base – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Honey Bee flowers on the front…

…and a little more Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How to make an elephant out of a bee hive.  Cool, huh?  The Honey Bee stamp set and matching Detailed Bee Dies are so sweet – and this will be your last opportunity to snap them up!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

The retiring list for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and 2020 Jan – June Mini Catalog is up!  Check it out here and then snag your favorites quick as you can!  These last-chance goodies are only available while supplies last – and they’ll be gone for good in June!


  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 15; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 2, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Let me know if you have any questions about the retiring lists!  You can also download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  The font is super tiny, so you’ll need to zoom out to read it!
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Annual Catalog retiring list.
  • Click here to download the sortable Excel File with the Mini Catalog retiring list.

Have fun shopping!  Don’t forget, everything except for the stamp sets are only available while supplies last!!

The following 10% off bundles are on the list, but the products are not being retired. Only the ability to order them as a bundle at the sale price is going away:

  • 151093 Woven Heirlooms Bundle
  • 151114 Delightful Day Bundle
  • 151131 Path of Petals Bundle
  • 151063 Memorable Mosaic Bundle


One quick FYI, the Stampin’ Blends are NOT retiring, they’re being repackaged and sold as Combo Packs starting with the new catalog. So don’t panic! They’re still going to be available. YAYAY!!!


All good things must come to an end—like favorite products. Today SU! announced that on 2 June, SNAIL Adhesive is retiring from our product line.  But don’t worry!  On 3 June we’re replacing it with something that we think you’ll like even better. Check back on 26 May for additional details, and get excited for this brand new adhesive solution!

Ornate Garden Suite – Available Now!!

Get the whole Suite right here!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Smoky Slate Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at2 1/8″ x 6 3/8″)

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 2″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for gate on front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner); 1″ x about 10″ (belly band)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched So Sweetly Rectangle die cut (sentiment); elephant die and punch cuts

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Blushing Bride):  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (DSP panels on gates); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

Finn has decided he wants to be a brand spokesmodel.

For…Thirty One!

I took a bunch of my totes to the grocery store with me the other day and used them to load and get my groceries home.


And once I got home and unloaded them, I found…

That’s the dog version of a Vanna White vowel-turning hand wave!

But…makes ya wanta tote, doesn’t it? 😉



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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Detailed Honey Bee Gate Card With Video Tutorial

  1. Such a sweet card! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it in the video yesterday! Yes, Finn does make a fantastic Vanna. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?? He was MADE for the job! Thanks very much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Sue Floyd

    Loved the card Mary!…& As always, love Finn as Thirty-One spokespet. He continues to amaze. Hope you & Wayne stay safe. Love your inspiration:)
    Sue Floyd, SU Demo in Akron, OH

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Sue – he definitely knows a good thing when he lays on it! 🙂

  3. This is SO adorable! I did go back and look at June’s card that was your inspiration but, frankly, I like yours better. I guess the first liar doesn’t have a chance. Like you, I would never have seen an elephant ‘beehind’ in a bee skep. I think it is a girl elephant because she is wearing lacy pantaloons. Right?
    Finn would make a wonderful brand spokesperson. He certainly has the looks for it. Sorry I missed the live video. I just can’t get it in my head to tune in. Of course, I was mowing my yard anyway, but could have used an excuse to quit if I had remembered.

    • stampsnlingers

      I think those ARE pantaloonies!! 😉 Thanks, Julie, for the kind words! I appreciate them very much! Glad you got your lawn mowed!! 🙂

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