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Handmade Bee Cards

Are you looking for handmade bee cards to spark your imagination? Look no further.

As my focus today is on our tiny, buzzy friends - the bees.

They brighten our days and infuse positive vibes as we watch them buzzing around the flowers.

It isn't surprising that bees symbolise team work, dedication, hard work and fertility.

Honeybee greetings are versatile for every occasion. You can use them for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you cards, get well cards or just a note cards .

So, grab your scissors, paper, and a dollop of imagination. And let's explore card making ideas for bee-themed cards together!

After all, who can resist the charm of these busy little insects?

Patterned Paper Bee Cards

Handmade bee cards created from patterned paper.

My first batch of cards feature cards created with the Bizzy Bees paper pad from Whimsy stamps.

Use an hexagon die to cut the main image for "You're the Bee's Knees" and a circle dies/punches for the other die cuts.

I used the Mini strips stamp "Bee Mine" from Taylored Expressions to make a batch of bee sentiments for my cards.  This handy little stamp gives you 10 sweet bee puns.

Handmade bee cards created from patterned paper.

"Hive been thinking of You" and "Happy Bee-Day to You" use the same products with the addition of bees from a Visible Image stamp set.

Handmade bee cards created from patterned paper.

The next card "Have a Happy Day" used a versatile stamp set from Pink and Main "Spotlight Sayings" for the sentiment.

Handmade bee cards created from patterned paper.

Stamped Bee Cards

Handmade bee cards created with a background stamp from Catherine Pooler

I'm a great fan of background stamps and this Bee Hive stamp from Catherine Pooler makes for easy card making.

The image was stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

It was teamed with the Sending Love and Hugs die from Paper Rose.

The sentiment was die cut twice and glued together for added dimension.  Topped with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

Handmade bee cards created with a background stamp from Catherine Pooler

Above is a different type of vibe with the same stamp for a masculine card.  It was stamped and heat embossed in black onto a distress oxide ink smooshed card.

The Eclipse Technique was used to raise the centre circle and a hexagon die cut for the sentiment.

The Spotlight Sayings stamp set was again used for the "Sending Big Hugs" sentiment.

Printable Bee Greeting Cards

No time to make your own cards?  Take a look at my Bee Greeting Cards in the Card Making Circle Shop....

six printable bee greeting cards

Six bee greeting cards reading to download and print.

Mixed Media Bee Cards

Bee birthday card with the sentiment " Have BEE-utiful day!"

One of the most iconic symbols associated with bees is the honeycombe.  Here I've recreated it with a hive stencil and coloured texture paste.  

Colour the texture paste.  I used Pops of Color from but yellow distress oxide ink would work just as well.

The two cards used the same large bee stamp and die from Visible Image.

One was made in a clean style and the other in a grungy style. 

Which one do you prefer?

Bee Happy greeting card

The final card features a large collage stamp from Woodware Stamps.  Stamped onto mixed media paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The image was also stamped onto masking paper.  The bee image was cut out and placed over the bee.

Then the magic happens with Tonic Shimmer Powders (solar flare and cherry bomb).  Sprinkle over the paper and spray with water to mix the colours.

Just leave to dry and wait for the most amazing mix of colours.

To finish, remove the masking paper and colour the bee.

Bee greeting card

Personalising your Handmade Bee Cards

When it comes to adding sentiments and quaotes to your handmade bee cards, the options are endless.

For a birthday card, you might want to start with a warm and cheerful greeting.

Something like, "Wishing you a bee-autiful day!" will bring a smile to the recipient's face.

Anniversary cards provide an opportunity to celebrate love and commitment. Messages could include being each other's "bee-loved" or "buzz-mate".

If letting someone know that they are in your thoughts. You could add "Sending a swarm of positive vibes your way".

"Just a little buzz to let you know that you're not alone" can go a long way in brightening their day.

Quotes are another fantastic way to add depth and inspiration to your handmade bee cards.

Famous authors and influential thinkers have written many beautiful words. They are waiting to be discovered.

Such as this famous quote by Karl von Frish.....

"The bee's life is like a magic well, the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water."

It serves as a reminder of the wonders of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.

Quote from Karl Von Frish

Bee Sentiments and Quotes...

Here's a list of bee sentiments and quotes you might like to use in your card making or art journals......

  • "Bee-lieve in yourself!"
  • "Bee Happy, Bee Bright!"
  • "Always Bee Yourself!"
  • "Bee Brave!"
  • "Flying along life's pathway, bee obedient, humble and kind."
  • "Spread nectarous joy with every beat of your wings."
  • "Just want to say, you’re un-bee-lievably amazing!"
  • "Bee Sweet, Bee Bold, Bee You!"
  • "Your smile is as sweet as honey!"
  • "Life is the flower, Love is the honey. Bee Happy!"
  • "Queen Bee of my Heart!"
  • "Just Bee - You're Amazing As You Are!"
  • "Let Love Buzz in Your Heart!"
  • "Bee sure to enjoy every nectar of life.";
  • "In a world full of workers, dare to be the Queen bee."
  • "Stay buzzed with love and joy!"
  • "You're sweeter than honey, keep spreading joy!"
  • "No matter the miles, friendship always finds a way to bee near."
  • "Bee-autiful inside out!"
  • "You’re my honey bee, buzzing with sweetness and love!"
  • "Bee Happy, Bee Grateful, Bee Love!"
  • "Life is full of flowers to gather nectar from, bee curious, bee adventurous!"
  • "May all your days bee filled with joy.";
  • "There is always a reason to buzz with joy!";
  • "Your love is the most precious nectar!"
  • "Bee-cause of you, the world is a happier place."

And don't forget seasonal cards are a hit too.  For Christmas, a bee with a Santa hat and "Bee Merry" message bring a chuckle

Stir the holiday spirit with a "Santa Bee" card.  This cute character could have tiny reindeer antlers on its head and a sack of presents on its back.

Retirement can be marked with a "Busy Bee to Lazy Bee" card.

A "Thank you for Bee-ing there" card is a fantastic way to show gratitude.

No occasion? No problem!

Send a "Just Bee-cause" card.

A card featuring cheerful bees flitting about, sent for no reason at all other than to say 'I'm thinking of you" will surely make someone’s day.

For an eco-friendly touch, add seed paper into your card. The recipient can plant the bee-shaped seed paper (cut into a hexagon) to bloom into beautiful wildflowers.

A gift that keeps giving!

And Finally....

So there you have it!  A hive of handmade bee cards and ideas to get you started.

Remember, no idea is too big or too small when it comes to card making. Your unique touch will make your bee-utiful creations truly stand out.

So why not give it a try? Create buzz-worthy cards that will bring smiles to those who receive them.

It's time to get crafty and make some sweet memories!

Keep buzzing, my crafting bees!

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