#imbringingbirthdaysback Perpetual Calendar

It’s the 5th of the month – time for another Creative Circle Blog Hop!  You may have hopped on over from Fran’s blog

, or perhaps you’re just joining us.  Either way, I’m glad you’re here!

This month, we are showcasing Liz’ Perpetual Birthday Calendar.  She’s nicknamed it #imbringingbirthdaysback in honor of the grass roots movement that Shannon West of Stampin’ Up! started.  (If you’d like to know more about the movement, stop back in a day or two and I’ll explain…)  For my version, I’ve used the color scheme of Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, and Delightful Dijon – all colors that are found in the patterns of the Bohemian DSP pack.  I’ve paired my calendar with a suite of cards using the same color scheme and DSP pack and the Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set.  Here’s my ensemble:beelinestamping.com 4-5-16E

The pattern for the calendar is probably one of my very favorite 3D items that we’ve played with to date!  It’s got a lot of pieces, but it went together really easily.  I just LOVE that it’s got a place in the back to store things like a set of cards, or perhaps a pad of paper and pen to keep near the phone.

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The pattern for this project can be found in Liz’ online store, and as with all her designs, it has a companion video showing you how to assemble your cut pieces.  It’s offered in both an e-cutter format as well as .pdf. When you make your project, the first cube is numbered with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the second cube is numbered  with 0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8.  Where’s the 9, you ask?  You use the 6 and turn it upside down!

Time to send you off to see Sandy’s version of the calendar.  Make sure you leave a comment – Sandy is going to be doing a random drawing for a free copy of the pattern!  Thanks for visiting!

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In case you get off-track, our hop this months is:

Sandy:    http://www.thestampnscrapshop.blogspot.com

Liz:         http://www.lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.com

Fran:      http://www.fransabad.com

Barb:      http://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)

Creative Circle March Blog Hop – Preview of The Garden

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Welcome to the Creative Circle March Blog Hop.  This month we are giving you a preview of The Garden – one of Liz’ most recent projects.  If you’ve just come from her blog, you got a chance to see her lovely interpretation of the design.  Because it’s so easy to resize cut files on my Silhouette, I decided to miniaturize it a bit and make a card-in-a-box!  beelinestamping.com 3-5-16BMy garden was primarily constructed with cardstock with a few bits of Botanical Gardens DSP used on the outside of the box (visible with flaps up) and the trellis.  All the flowers were cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and cardstock (Basic Black, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow)  the Happy Birthday greeting on the front was done with Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Word Window punch.

I made a couple of companion cards to go with the set – take a look:

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Again, I relied heavily on cardstock for my basic color scheme and accented with die cut flowers and bits of  Botanical Gardens DSP.  The greetings used were from Birthday Blooms and Botanicals For You – a Sale-a-Bration set designed to coordinate with the Botanicals suite!

If you will be in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 13th, consider joining us for our live event at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.  You’ll get a pre-cut kit for The Garden 3D cardholder as well as 3 coordinating cards.  You’ll also receive a download code for all the cut files, a video tutorial on it’s assembly, as well as unwatermarked, unrestricted, written tutorials for the cards we make at the event as well as 9 additional coordinating cards.  To further entice you, here are a few teaser photos:

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Thanks for hopping along with us – next up is Fran!  Hope we get a chance to meet you in April…







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The stops on the hop are:

Liz        http://www.lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.com

Barb     http://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)

Fran     http://www.fransabad.com

Sandy   http://www.thescrapnstampshop.blogspot.com




What Am I Making?

Beelinestamping.com 3-2-16Here is my latest work in progress.  What am I making, you ask?  I’ll give you a hint – I’m working with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and some of Liz Holloway’s cut files that we’ll be using in our Make The Rounds Event in April.  Stop back on Saturday and take the Creative Circle Blog Hop to see my finished project(s)!

Want more info on Make The Rounds?  See the sticky post at the top of this page…



Make The Rounds Creative Circle Live Event!

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Are you going to Stampin’ Up Convention in April?  We’d love to have you join us at Make The Rounds – a Creative Circle Live Event!  Two sessions (10:00 am and 2:00 pm) will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center on Wednesday, April 13th.  Your registration fee includes all pre-cut materials for the 3D card holder, three coordinating cards, as well as your download link to e-cutter files for the 3D holder,  written un-watermarked tutorials you can use in your classes or on your blog for the holder, the three cards we make at the event, as well as nine additional cards!

Can’t join us for the live event?  Take advantage of our Kit To Go option and you’ll receive all of the materials listed above sent directly to you to work on at home!  Kit fee includes postage and handling.

Head over to the Registration Page to reserve your spot or order your Kit to Go!  Hope we see you!

You’ve Got Mail Blog Hop

12370906_1076423485742037_8593387562599901650_oIt’s the 5th of the month and that means another Creative Circle Blog Hop!  Wasn’t Sandy’s project the bomb?!  (can you tell I’m a big fan of her work?)

This month, we are featuring a really cool 3D Mailbox that Liz designed!  I really had a lot of fun putting this one together – might just be my favorite of all that we’ve worked with!  Here’s my version along with some coordinating cards:beelinestamping.com 1-5-16A


Might be my granddaughter’s newfound love of all things Mickey/Minnie Mouse that influenced me, but I started working with Melon Mambo cardstock, and the black/white polka dots from the Neutrals DSP stack just seemed like a natural match!  I used accents from Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit and stamps from the Bloomin’ Love set.  Here’s a closer look at the Mail Box:

beelinestamping.com 1-5-16BThe lacy heart on the front is actually one of the foil heart doilies in the Love Blossoms kit that I turned over to the white side.  I stamped the heart from Bloomin’ Love in Rose Red, then sponged Melon Mambo over all – I really like the way it turned out!

This box actually has a secret compartment!  Not only does it open at the top like this…beelinestamping.com 1-5-16C




…The front flap opens as well giving you LOTS of room for card sets.  The back compartment holds three A2 sized cards and envelopes, the front (accessed by either the top or the front flap is great for smaller 3 x 3 cards/envelopes.

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Cool box, eh?  Would you like a chance to win the pattern and pre-cut material?  Leave me a comment to enter into the drawing!  On January 19th, one lucky person will be chosen at random to be the winner.  What’s that?  You don’t want to wait that long?  No problem!  The pattern can be yours today for $6.99 – head over to Liz’ online store to get your copy…

Time to send you off to see what Liz did with her project.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Don’t forget, both the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs go live today!!  If you haven’t gotten your catalogs yet, please let me know and I’ll get some out to you right away…


In case you get lost, here’s this months line-up:

1. Sandra Mott – http://thescrapnstampshop.blogspot.com/
2, Barb Stencel – https://beelinestamping.com/ (You’re here)
3. Liz Holloway – http://lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.ca
4. Fran Cassidy Sabad – http://fransabad.com/

Creative Circle Gift Card Combo Box

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Welcome to the Creative Circle December Blog Hop – I’m so glad you are here!  So tell me, are you completely in love with Sandy’s project?  I know I always am!!!

This month we are working with a very unique box that Liz has created.  It’s both a box and a gift card holder – great timing with the Holidays upon us!  Traditionally, we make three cards to be enclosed in the boxes we work with.  This month, however, I decided to turn my box into a hostess gift with an accompanying card.  Here’s my project:

beelinestamping.com 12-5-15A little background on my choice of color schemes.  Last week we had a doozy of a snow storm blow through.  We got about a foot of heavy, wet snow that piled high on everything that wasn’t shoveled.  That night, the temps dropped and hard froze everything.  As severe as mother nature sometimes is with us, she also shows us some pretty beautiful stuff, and the next morning the sky was impossibly blue and all the hard frozen snow was glistening in the sunlight.  White sparkle with blue sky is one of my favorite things about winter, and served as the inspiration of my project.  My box is made from Pool Party cardstock and has a layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, another layer of Pool Party cardstock, and a top layer of the snowflake motif from the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. It’s accented with Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Silver Cording Trim,  a Tea Lace Paper Doily, and a white-embossed Snowflake Element.

Here’s a closer look at the box:

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And then when you open it – not only does it have a place for a gift card, mine also contains some sweet treats!!  Perfect to bring with to one of the many holiday parties I will be attending this month.  The greeting on the inside is from the Versatile Christmas stamp set and the stamped snowflakes are from the Project Life Hello December 2015 set.  The corners were done with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch with some Rhinestones for bling.beelinestamping.com 12-5-15B

The pattern for this box is available in Liz’ online store, and the video tutorial for assembly can be found here. The cut files are just $3.99 and you can use them with your e-cutter, or you can get them in a .pdf format to use as a template for manual cutting. Why not make some lovely gifts for your hostesses!

Oh! One last bit of eye candy… Liz gifted each of us with a cut file for some miniature boxes, and I built my own Advent Calendar with them. Of course, the Blue Snowflake theme was carried through this project. The DSP I used is, unfortunately, retired, but I thought it went well with today’s post!beelinestamping.com 12-5-15D


I didn’t give you much of a look at the matching card for today’s project, but if you’ll stop back next week, I’ll have more details for you!  Now, off you go to see what awaits you at Fran’s blog.  I hope you have a great weekend, and don’t forget to take some time off from all the holiday preparations to create something.  You’d be surprised at how much more productive you can be when you have a little mental vacation!!December 2015 Blog Hop Button






In case you get off track, here is the order of this month’s hop:

Sandy   http://www.thescrapnstampshop.blogspot.com

Barb      http://www.beelinestamping.com    (you are here)

Fran      http://www.fransabad.com

Liz         http://www.lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.ca


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