Friday, September 23, 2016

Strawberry Jude September Release!

Hello there friends! Crystal here from www.crystalthompson .net with a card made using the newest release from Strawberry Jude Stamps.

Don’t forget Fall Icons!

This card was pretty simple to make, I selected two types of patterned paper and trimmed accordingly so they’d fit at an angle.

Next, using the second piece of patterned paper I used that as the “ribbon”.

Then using foam adhesive, placed down the pumpkin and leaves from the set. There were stamped on a separate sheet of paper, stamped, colored with copics then fuzzy cut.

This is a great layout to use any of your planner stamps on cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fresh Bouquet Set by Inspired By Stamping

Hello there! Crystal here from with my first post as your September Design Team member! 

Today I am showcasing a set of cards I made featuring the Fresh Bouquet stamp set. 

So let’s get started!

Since I knew I was making two cards, using my MISTI I stamped the flower images onto some Ninna white paper using archival ink. Once that was dried, using my water based ink pad, I water colored the flower bouquets. One in pink, and the other in blue. While those dried, using some basic dies I die cut the patterned paper that looks like wood. Then heat embossed my sentiments in glossy black. 

Next, I fuzzy cut the flowers and adhered them to the card base with foam adhesive to give them dimension. Finished off by adding some water droplets.

I am sending one of these to my in-laws as they are having an anniversary, and the other one will go to my “nursing home” pile.

Supplies used:

Fresh Bouquet Stamp Set
Black card stock
Wood grain patterned paper
Black embossing powder

I enjoyed making these, hope like them too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, September 9, 2016

September Joy Clair Blog Hop

Hi there friends, Crystal! Welcome to the blog hop! We had a bit of technical issues so today I am here with the last month’s new release from Joy Clair called Butterfly Kisses. 

This set is so pretty and the sentiments ever appropriate. I decided to create this card for our great grandma’s birthday!

To make this card, I heat embossed the butterfly stamp onto vellum and colored in with copics. 

These were adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

To purchase this stamp set click HERE

Now to the hop! There are TWO $25 dollar gift certificates to the Joy Clair store up for grabs! 

Be sure to stop by each design team member and leave a comment! 

1. Jessica Pascarella - Gods Time :
2. Monica Edwards - Spooky Greetings:
3. Donna Green Idlet - Give Thanks:
4. Helen Gullett - Fall Time Planner:
5. Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez - Gods Time:
6. Steph Ackerman - Spooky Greetings:
7. Cornelia Wenokor - Give Thanks
8. LeeAnn McKinney - Fall Time Planner:
9. Lori Kobular - Spooky Greetings

10. Crystal Thompson - Butterfly Kisses

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more projects from the design team you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Blessings to you and yours,


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Honey Bee August Release Blog Hop

Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our August release Honey Hop!!!

All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new stamp sets and dies! 

Tomorrow our new release goes live and to celebrate we are showing you some beautiful projects, Today!!!

Here is my project featuring the new stamps!

Honey Bee Zen Florals, and Blessed stamp set
To make this, I began by trimming a foiled piece of patterned paper. Next I heat embossed in black the edge flowers from the beautiful Zen Florals set on vellum, then flipped the vellum and repeated the process.

Waiting for that to cool, I heat embossed in gold glitter the blessed sentiment from the Blessed stamp set, and die cut around it. 

I adhered the vellum on the patterned paper, and using 3D foam, attached the blessed on to the card. Next on gold paper, I heat embossed in black the "to have you". Attached that with foam adhesive and finished off with gold sequins. 

Now, on to the Hop:

What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our zen florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set). 

All you have to do to win is comment here, on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. 

Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.

So Hop along and get ready to BEE inspired!


In case you get lost, here is the blog hop order:


We *might* just have a few other surprises in store this week, so be sure to check in on our facebook page as well as our Instagram!Thanks for hopping with us!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jack O'Layers with Crystal

Hi there Strawberry Jude Stamps fans! Crystal here with my first post as your design team member. Today I have a card featuring my favorite set from the August release, Jack O'Layers!

 This was a relatively simple card to make! First I began by stamping the pumpkin from the Jack O'Layers set onto a white piece of card stock. Once that was dry, I fussy cut around it and set aside.

Next, I trimmed a piece of kraft card stock as my base, layered with leaves patterned paper and placed a brown card stock on top. I placed my felt leaves at the bottom, then added a yellow checkered paper. I adhered the pumpkin with 3D foam, then placed my die cut "thanks" sentiment.
To finish it off, glossy accents was added to the die cut.

This one turned out so cute, and ready for fall.
Supplies used:

SJS Jack O'Layers
White, brown and kraft card stock,
Felt leaves
Echo Park Paper Pad in "Fall is in the air"
Glossy accents
Thanks die

I hope you like the card, and come by again soon!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bee Kind "hello" card

Hi there! Crystal here from with a honey card featuring the new August release from Joy Clair.
This card was fun to make with lots of stamping involved, so lets get started!

First I stamped the bee trail on the side of the card in black. Next I stamped comb in yellow, while that dried I stamped the honey house on to separate paper and water colored that. Next fuzzy cut and adhered on the card. I then placed the whole base onto a patterned paper. To finish it off, I added a “hello” die cut in black.
Products Used in this card:
Joy Clair Bee Kind Stamp Set, Hello die, So Saffron SU ink and 3M adhesive foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Golden Blooms

Hi Honey bees, Crystal here on this beautiful Wednesday with a bit of a different sympathy card for a friend. I wanted to create a something elegant yet sympathetic.


First I trimmed a base of black card stock, then I proceeded to heat emboss in gold the prayers sentiment from the HB Prayers stamp set. Once that was all set, I heat embossed the flowers from Country Blooms on the base. While I waited for that to cool, I heat embossed another set of flowers from Country Bloom set on another piece of black card stock.


Using gold watercolors, I colored the inside of each flower. Once that was dry I cut them out and adhered them to the base with foam adhesive.
DSC_0101 To finish this off, I added Honey Bee dew drops on the edges of the flowers.


I thought the way this layout turned out was elegant, and placed the sentiment as the main focus.

Products Used for this card:

Honey Bee Stamps: Country Blooms Set, Prayers Set and  Dew Drops .

Wow Embossing Powder in gold, Simon Says Stamp Embossing pad,  black card stock, 3M foam adhesive and Gansa Tambi Starry Colors. (Click HERE to see these items)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!