Bees Are Buzzing

Summer is here and the bees are buzzing in our yard looking for the clover. I have created two projects with bees. The first is the Bee & Honey Comb that is a layered project that you can create to display in your tiered tray or add to a card.

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bee and honey comb

Materials Needed

  • 1 Sheet of Light Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Bright Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Gold Foil Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Green Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Yellow Glitter Cardstock
  • Barely Arts Glue
  • Foam Dots
  • Design #89

The second project is a bee and his bee hive. This project can also be created to display in your tiered tray or added to a card.

bee hive

Materials Needed

  • 1 Sheet of Kraft Brown Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Light Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Light Green Cardstock
  • Barely Arts Glue
  • Foam Dots
  • Design #89

The SVG Files also comes with several layered words that you can add to either the honey comb or bee hive. You can resize either of these SVG Files to fit what you want to use them for.

bee hive and honey comb


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Bee & Honey Comb

Bee & Honey Comb

Materials

  • 1 Sheet of Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Light Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Black Glitter Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Gold Foil Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Green Cardstock

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Brayer
  • Standard Cutting Mat
  • Spatula
  • Weeding Tool

Instructions

Cutting Out the Bee & Honey Comb

Upload the bee and honey comb into design space

bee and honey comb in design space

****please note I save the various layers of the honey comb in different colors so that it would be easier to see the layers instead of making them all yellow

Then click on the Make It button

Next the screen wll appear that you select the mat size

and then click on continue

The prepare screen will appear with the various mat

bee and honey comb prepare screen

Now if everything looks correct on it, click on the continue button
The next screen will be where you will select the type of card stock you are using. If you do not see the material in your material favorites, click on "browse all materials" to find the weight of cardstock that you are using. For example the yellow Cardstock I used is medium weight, you will need to select "Medium Weight"..
Once you have Design Space set, you are now ready to prepare your mat. I used a brayer when placing the Cardstock on the mat, this helps in making sure that the paper is adhered to the mat and will help in keeping the paper from ripping or moving when it is being cut. 

Please note when using regular vinyl that is not HTV (iron-on) you do not need to mirror it on the prepare screen. Don't forget when selecting the material type to select the correct type of vinyl you are using to cut out.

Assembling the Bee & Honey Comb

Starting with the Honey Comb layers

bee and honey comb layers of honey comb

starting with layer 2 of the honey comb, put glue on the back of it and glue it to number 1

bee and honey comb second glued to bottom layer of honey comb

Then take layer 3 of the honey comb and put foam glue dots on the back of it

bee and honey comb third layer with foam glue dots on the back of it

then place that layer on top

Next take the top layer (4)

bee and honey comb top layer of honey comb

put foam glue dots on the back of it

bee and honey comb top layer of honey comb with foam glue dots

then place the top layer on

Next take the bee pieces

bee and honey comb bee pieces

starting with the gold and white layers of the wings

glue the gold wings on top of the white wings

then take the black pieces of the bee and glue them on the yellow piece

then put foam glue dots on the back of the yellow piece of the bee and put it on top of the gold piece

Next put foam glue dots on the back of the white wings and put the bee on top of the honey comb

Now you are ready to put the word kind together

bee and honey comb kind layers

Starting with the middle layer (yellow), put foam glue dots on the back of each letter and place it on the green kind word

Next take the top layer (white), put foam glue dots on the back of each letter and place them on top of the yellow layer

bee and honey comb top layer of kind word on second layer

Next put foam glue dots on the back of the green layer of the word kind and place it on the honey comb

bee and honey comb

bee hive

Bee Hive

Materials

  • 1 Sheet of Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Brown Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Light Yellow Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Light Green Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Foam Glue Dots

Tools

  • Cricut Maker
  • Brayer
  • Standard Cutting Mat
  • Spatula

Instructions

Cutting Out the Bee Hive

Upload the bee hive into design space.

bee hive in design space

Select all and size it to the size you would like to create

Then click on ungroup

Next selet the top layer of the word happy

bee hive select word happy and attach letters

and click on attach

Then click on the Make It button

bee hive select mat size

Select the mat size

bee hive mat size selected click on continue button

click on continue button

The prepare screen will appear

Now if everything looks correct on it, click on the continue button
The next screen will be where you will select the type of card stock you are using. If you do not see the material in your material favorites, click on "browse all materials" to find the weight of cardstock that you are using. For example the kraft brown Cardstock I used is medium weight, you will need to select "Medium Weight"..
Once you have Design Space set, you are now ready to prepare your mat. I used a brayer when placing the Cardstock on the mat, this helps in making sure that the paper is adhered to the mat and will help in keeping the paper from ripping or moving when it is being cut. 

Assembling the Bee Hive

Starting with the black layer

bee hive black layer

take the brown layer

bee hive brown layer

put foam glue dots on the back of the brown layer and put it on top of the black layer

Next take the bee pieces

glue piece 2 (full wing of bee) to piece 1 (black piece of entire bee)

Next glue piece 6 (body of bee) to piece 1

Next glue piece 3 (smaller wing piece) to piece 1

Next glue piece 5 (face of bee in yellow) to piece 4 (black face piece of bee)

Then put foam glue dots on back of piece 4 and place on piece 1

Next take the word happy pieces

bee hive happy pieces

Starting with the separate letters of happy 1

glue them on the separatd letter of happy 2

bee hive top layer of word happy glued on second layer

Next take foam glue dots and put on the back of the second layer and place them on the third layer of the word happy

bee hive happy second layer on third layer

Then take the third layer of happy and put foam glue dots on the back and place it on the bottom layer of the word happy

bee hive third layer of word happy glued on bottom layer

Now you are ready to put the bee and the word happy onto the bee hive

bee hive complete

bee and honey comb pinterest pin
bee hive pinterest pin

Please Share Your Project!

I’d love to see what you create. Please share a photo in the comments below and on my Facebook Page or tag me on social media with @carlaarlenecreations

Happy Crafting!

Carla

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