Monday, February 19, 2018

Buzzy Bee Quilled Birthday Card

Raise your hand if you have a stockpile of unfinished projects in your craft room.  If your hand isn't up, you probably lie about other things too :). Some of mine are really old.  For example, way back in 2004 I purchased a quilling kit (I know because I found the receipt when I was cleaning last week).  Last fall, I decided to finally compete all of the projects in the kit and I did, but I didn't use them on anything. I just had a bunch of unused 3" x 3" quilled pictures. Last weekend as I surveyed my growing unfinished project pile, I decided I needed to do something about it.  I told myself that for every new project I start, I have to finish at least one existing project first (we shall see how long THAT lasts!) So, inspired by my recent Mystery Box freebies, I grabbed one of my quilled creations and came up with this cute card.

Of course, a quilled card can't be put in a flat envelope, so I used my Box Envelope Tool to create a perfectly sized envelope.

Frame Instructions:

These instructions are for a 5" square frame with a 4.25" opening.  They can easily be modified to fit any size artwork.  The quilled artwork I used is on a 3" x 3" square.

  • Select a piece of patterned paper for the frame. Cut a 4 3/4" square from it, then cut a 4 1/4" square from the center to create a frame.
  • Cut a piece of Pineapple Smoothie card stock to 10.5" x 5".
  • Score at 5" and 5.5"
  • Score a 3.5" square 3/4" in from the top and bottom and one end
  • Score a 3" square in the center of the 3/4" square.
  • Cut diagonally from opposite corners of the 3.5" square
  • Mountain fold the 5", 5.5" and outer square score lines/
  • Valley fold the inner square score lines to create four v-shaped flaps.  You will glue the back of your artwork to these.

  • Add the frame you created from the patterned paper around the opening before proceeding.
  • Mat your 3" x 3" artwork on a piece of 3.25: x 3.25" hammered gold paper.
  • Add the matted artwork to a 3.5" card stock square and glue this to the four v-flaps.  The back side will look like this:
  • Embellish the frame with thin line dazzles and journey twine.

Create the bottom flap:

  • Cut the second largest hexagon from Dark Roast card stock
  • Cut the third largest hexagon from Pineapple Smoothie card stock
  • Cut the smallest hexagon from Banana Cream card stock
  • Stamp Bee Happy on the smallest hexagon.
  • Randomly stamp honeycombs on the Pineapple Smoothie and Banana cream hexagons using Pineapple Smoothie ink.
  • Affix the Pineapple Smoothie Hexagon to the center of the Dark Roast hexagon.
  • Pop the small Banana Cream hexagon up on Journey Foam Squares and position near the lower right side of the Pineapple Smoothie hexagon.
  • Attach the Dark Roast hexagon to the back of the card with Flip Flop Fasteners.

Materials List


  1. So pretty! I know what you mean...I too have a quilling kit sitting in my craft room right. I have taken everything out of the kit and looked at it...and then put everything back and it's still not done. If I had a receipt with my box...It would probably be dated before 2004 LOL!

    1. Well drag it back out and MAKE something! It's fun. :)