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Stampin' Up! Queen Bee Birthday Card using Elegant Border Dies

Today I have a handmade birthday card for you using the Stampin' Up! Queen Bee bundle from the 2023 January to April Mini Catalogue, and the Elegant Border dies (released March 2023 as part of the Online Exclusives drop). This bundle really took my eye when I first glanced at the catalogue. I love it's vintage vibe.

Stampin Up Queen Bee Bundle

My first sample uses Petal Pink as the base and some die cuts and some Fancy Flora DSP as the second layer. The bee is stamped in Soft Suede and immediately over-stamped with Versamark and clear embossed. This gives a deeply coloured, shiny image.

Stampin Up Queen Bee card ideas

The floral die cuts fit really nicely around the largest stitched circle in the Stylish Shapes dies. I love that stitched label which comes in the dies from the bundle too. I popped a couple of Champagne Rhinestones on either end. The little flower is die cut from Distressed Gold Specialty Paper with a pearl in the middle.

Stampin Up Queen Bee Card by Claire Daly Australia

For my second sample, I have used Crumb Cake as the base, and I have randomly stamped on the base card in Crumb cake ink. I used one of the die cut Elegant Border Dies (in the Online Exclusives section of the online store or order direct through me - see below) for the Evening Evergreen piece, and a scrap of Fancy Flora that was laying on my desk for the DSP piece. I think this particular Elegant Border piece is really well suited to vintage cards. I also die cut some of the smaller bees and leaves with the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper.

Stampin Up Queen Bee Vintage Card

For the Queen Bee, I embossed her in gold, and popped her on top of some linen thread.

Stampin Up Queen Bee Birthday Card

Here's a closer look at the Queen Bee Bundle. This bundle is in the 2023 January to April Mini. We don't know if it's carrying over yet. but we will know tomorrow. It's Item 160485 and is $87.25 for the 10% off bundle. You can buy the stamp set or dies individually if you prefer.

Stampin Up Queen Bee Bundle available from Claire Daly in Australia

Here's a look at the Elegant Border Dies. They are item 161593 and are $56. These ones are part of the new Online Exclusives. They aren't in catalogues, but you can check them out in the online exclusives section in the online store. You can order them either online, or by contacting me directly by phone (0412 120 498) or email ([email protected]). 

Stampin Up Elegant Borders Dies available from Claire Daly in Australia

I hope you have liked todays cards. Don't forget to pop back in the morning to view the retiring colours and retiring products lists and to see what the new colours are!

See you then,


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Both cards are beautiful. I especially love the top one, it's elegant and stunning!

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