I love the honeybee paper from the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper pack by Stampin’ Up! I only put 2 full size photos and 2 tiny photos in this 3 page layout because I didn’t want to cover up the DSP. I need to buy ugly paper so I can use more of my photos!
- Very Vanilla
- Basic White (scraps for die cutting, can use Very Vanilla)
- Heart and Home
- Honeybee Home
- Honeybee Blossoms
- Gray Granite
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Stampin’ Blends
- Daffodil Delight Combo
- Granny Apple Green Combo
- Adhesive of choice; I used liquid glue
Punch 3 holes in left side of 1 full sheet of Very Vanilla, set aside. Trim 1/4″ off 8 1/2″ side of second sheet of Very Vanilla. Score at 1/2″ on 8 1/4″ side to make a gluing tab. Trim corners on an angle of gluing tab if desired. Add adhesive to the back of the tab and adhere to the right hand side of the first piece of Very Vanilla.
Cut (3) 7 1/2″ x 10 3/4″ pieces of DSP. Adhere one piece to the cardstock with the three holes, leaving an even border around the three sides that do not have the holes. Adhere the other pieces of DSP to the second sheet of Very Vanilla, leaving an even border all around.
Cut (2) photo mats at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and one journal pocket 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ I added 1/4″ wide strips to the sides and bottom of my pocket to make it easier to slide the journal card in.
Next I made a hexagon to decorate my journal pocket. I cut a 3″ square from DSP and another from chipboard. I marked the center of each side of the DSP square on the back. Then I drew diagonal lines from corner to corner on my chipboard square. After lining up the marks on the DSP with the lines on the chipboard, I cut the overhanging corners off the DSP. Voila! A hexagon to go with the Honeybee theme.
I used the corners I cut off the hexagon to make photo corners for the left hand page. I added 1/8″ strips to the back of the DSP corners and glued them to my photo mats. This is a totally optional add-on and maybe just a little too far into the land of crazy.
It was easiest to glue the strips on before cutting them to length.
On the first try, my bottom photo didn’t quite fit. I trimmed 1/8″ from the long side then it fit perfectly.
For the front page of the layout, I repeated the steps to make hexagons using 1 1/2″ squares for the mats and 1 1/4″ squares for the photos. I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the flowers from Honeybee Home on a 1 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla and centered it on the front page. I stamped and cut images using Honeybee Home stamp set and Honeybee Blossoms dies. I colored them with Stampin’ Blends and glued them to the front page. These were all left over from an earlier project or I would have used Very Vanilla for them.
To finish up; I cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4″ x 9″ for the journaling card. I drew horizontal lines on it using my grid paper and a ruler to make them straight and even. Then I used Gray Granite ink to stamp honeybees and flowers on the card. I added some more of my left over die cuts to the pocket and the layout is finished.
I hope you enjoyed this project. I had fun designing it and sharing it with you.
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