With Valentine’s Day coming I took my Bee designs I created last year and changed them up some to make a cute character that you can use on cards and other projects. The Be Mine Bee is a cute little layered bee.
Note: This post may contain affiliate links for your convience, which means I may receive a commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. Please see my full disclosure for further information.
You can resize the Be Mine Bee to fit a card. He is a fun layered project to create for someone this Valentine’s Day. If you would like to make a girl bee, add another bow onto the bottom of one of the antenna’s on the bee.
Get access to our free library
When you join our newsletter
- Black Cardstock
- Yellow Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- Cream Cardstock
- Pink Cardstock or Light Red Cardstock
- Barely Pink Cardstock
- Red Cardstock
- Gold Glitter Cardstock - wings overlay
- Foam Dots
- Foam Strips
- Cricut Maker
- Standard Cutting Mat
Cutting Out the Be Mine Bee SVG
Unzip the download file.
Then open up Design Space and start a new project.
Click Upload and find where you saved the unzipped version of the downloaded files for this project.
Then go into the SVG Folder and select the SVG Files
Select all and change it to the size you want to cut out
Then click on the Make It 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 black 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 Be Mine Bee
Starting with the wings overlay (cut out of gold glitter cardstock)
put glue on the back and glue it to the wings
next put foam strips/dots on the back of the wings and place them on the bottom piece of the bee
next take the yellow body piece
put double sided craft tape on the back and place it on top of the wings
then take the face piece
put foam dots/strips on the back and place on the head of the bee
where the head overlays onto the body you can add glue underneath the head so it is glued to the body
then take the two black stripes
put glue on the back of them and place them on the body (the top one pictured goes at the bottom of the body and the other one goes in the middle, see photo of bee below)
next take the hands of the bee
glue the hands on to the arms of the bee
then take the arms and put a foam strip on the back and place them on the bee body
next take the shoes
put foam dots on the back and place them on the bee's feet
then take the yellow circles
put a foam dot on the back of each one and place at the top of the bee's antennas
then take the white eye pieces
put glue on the back of them and glue them to the eye lashes
then take the black eye centers
put glue on the back of them and glue them on the white eye pieces in the inner corners
then take the eye lids
put glue on them and glue them on the top of the eyes (see photo below for placement)
then put foam dots on the back of the eyes and place them on the bee
next take the nose piece
put foam dots on the back of the nose and place it on the bee
then take the mouth piece
put glue on the back and glue it on the the bee's face
next take the small heart piece
put glue on the back and glue it to the large heart piece (cut out of pink cardstock)
next take the ribbon piece (cut out of pink cardstock)
put a foam strip on the back and place it on the heart
them take the small bow center (cut out of a shade of red or pink cardstock)
glue it in the middle of the large bow piece (cut out of a shade of red or pink cardstock)
then glue the bow onto the ribbon
put foam dots on the back of the heart and place it underneath the hands on the bee
put foam dorts on the bee's hands and place them on top of the heart