Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Bonanza for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

So.  Can you believe that the Honey Bee stamp set and coordinating Detailed Bee Dies are RETIRING!??!  Waaaaaaaaa!!!!  😢😢😢

I know.  I feel your pain.  But – the fact remains – they ARE retiring.  As is the fun and festive Birthday Bonanza DSP.  Which means you need to be sure you grab it ALL up now – only the stamp set is guaranteed to be around thru the end of the catalog on 2 Jun – the rest are only while supplies last!

Perhaps the card I made for you today will help you decide to act right now!

And here’s the color palette we were all working with!

I kind of loosely based my layout on the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week!

I started with some paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP that I matted on Bermuda Bay for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the bee skep from Honey Bee in Grapefruit Grove.

A skep could TOTALLY be Grapefruit Grove colored! 😉

Above it, I added the curved sentiment in Bermuda Bay.

I used my Journaling Pen to do a little doodling around the outline of the skep – adhered the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the little bee in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White – and the Hello sentiment in Bermuda Bay.   I cut the bee with the matching die in the Detailed Bee dies and the sentiment with the Classic Label Punch.

Using my Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers, I colored the wing and body of the bee.  Then I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue and popped the bee on with a Black Stampin’ Dimensional.

I tied a bow with some Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine Pack (this is ALSO retiring!) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I also colored some Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend and adhered them around the card front and on the sentiment – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Honey Bee sentiment in Bermuda Bay to a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the little bee in Tuxedo Black and colored it with the Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Markers.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bermuda Bay mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more bees on the front…

…and I added more of the Birthday Bonanza DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I do love the Honey Bee stamp set and the super-cool Detailed Bee Dies, don’t you?  And there’s nothing like the Birthday Bonanza DSP for a fun and cheerful card!  These goodies – plus the Nature’s Twine Pack and all-things Grapefruit Grove – are all leaving on 2 June!  So…don’t miss out.


I hope you like!

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me (plus my Online Tutorial)!  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.

YouTube Live – After Lunch Bunch!

I’m planning to go live today on my YouTube channel with a new project!  Come on over and see what I’m up to today at 1:00 PM ET!  Look forward to seeing you then!

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!!!

COVID-19 Give-Back DIgital Stamp Set 

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin’ Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts!

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Check out a little peek at what you’ll get…

…and what you’ll be able to create! 🙂

Here’s the 411 on the Share Sunshine PDF Download:

  • Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
  • Price: $12.00 USD
  • Dates: 28 April 28 – 2 June 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond 2 June

The charities are the sole beneficiaries of each purchase—that means every single cent goes to these organizations!

You get to choose which charity you would like to receive the proceeds for your purchase!  Here are the two charities that you can choose from:

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here.

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here.

Please note:  Since this is a special promotion from Stampin’ Up! and isn’t orderable through the regular online store…which means I won’t be notified when you order this set and it can’t be added in with your regular orders through the online store.  The only way to get this awesome set (and help out while you’re at it!) is to order it here.

Get your digital download today and help us make a difference!!

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:

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  (mat for sentiment panel)

Whisper White Card Stock:  (sentiment panel); Classic Label Punch (smaller sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Detailed Bee Die cut bee

Birthday Bonanza DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Bonanza for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Such a sweet card Mary 🙂 I’m gong to miss this set

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I’m sorry it’s leaving us! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Pretty card!! Sad to see these sets retiring.

  3. LOVE this!

  4. Cute card! Love the little bee image. Perfect way to use those colors. 🙂

  5. What a sweet card this is, just love how it’s perfect for this color challenge, too.

  6. What a cute card with great colors! I love the honeybee theme! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jen- appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Super-cute card! That bee is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karren – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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