No unfortunately I didn't get my hives yet, but I did make an adorable birthday card. I've been looking through my card folding magazine and seen this accordian fold that screamed make me when I saw it. So after doing some resizing on my gypsy....I started cutting and piecing together. It's a super simple card, and I enjoyed making it for one of my friends daughter's birthday.
bee and layers 3 1/2
flowers small 1 larger 1 1/2
then for the sentiment I used the celebrations cartridge. It's your day at 1 1/2, happy birthday at 3 in.
After everything was cut it was time to assemble the card.
One of the best things about this card is all of the cuts were made from scraps...which continues to show me why I keep a box of paper pieces when hubby thinks it's trash ;)
I added some buttons and self stick gems to glam it up a bit. The little bee is a button from Fabulous Findings. It took me a bit of time arranging and rearranging before gluing everything down. I wanted the bee's head to reach the crown, and yet look like it was flying when the card is opened. I used zots pop dots to add dimension to the bee and the flowers. The center of the flowers is a button with a larger self stick gem.
I then glued "It's your day" under the crown, but also hidden by the bee when the card is open. "Happy Birthday" was glued to a 4x4 in square and then placed on the inside fold of the card. I think that it turned out really cute for a great "Queen Bee"
DCWV citrus stack papers
misc. scrap papers
self stick gems
Paisley and Celebrations cartridges
Zots pop dots, glue