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Hello everyone! I am so excited to bring to you the FIRST day of SNEAK PEEKS for the new Honey Bee Stamps Release, in collaboration with little old me- Lesley Oman.

To start the week we are giving you a sneak of TWO new sets – that’s right, not one but TWO.  First up take a look at ‘CELEBRATION BOX’. 

This stamp set is jam packed full of lots of images which will be perfect for all those celebratory occasions. There’s balloons, strings, confetti, and other images that will have you reaching for this set time and time again.

This stamp set will also have matching dies, along with a fun die where you can add flaps to the box for more dimensional results! SO EXCITING!

For our second reveal, we are giving you an awesome set full of words! Take a look at ‘HOORAY

This one was designed by Melissa and is a larger size at 4”x8”. It has the perfect mix of large, scripty words mixed with simple, elegant text – and they all coordinate so well! The stamp set has been designed with this release in mind, so you will see that they work great with the other stamp sets revealed this week, but it will also get a lot of mileage with the rest of your stash! It’s always nice to have a great text-based stamp set in your collection!

As this set is all text, there are no dies for this stamp set – but all the other stamp sets will have matching dies! <3

Over on Instagram and Facebook, we are sharing some sneak peeks of some projects that I made, but you guys are the lucky ones because you get to see the WHOLE PROJECTS not just the peeks!

First up, take a look at this one!

For this card I stamped the box twice using a grey ink and layered it up so my balloon string was emerging from the inside of the box.

I coloured my balloon with some copic markers using a simple blending technique, and added a cute bow to attached it to the silver string.

When you get to see the stamp set (in Friday’s big reveal) there is one image where it isn’t obvious what it is. I call it the ray of light image, and you can see on this card how I have used the emboss resist technique to stamp rays of light emerging from the box, and then added some distress ink blending over the top to make these rays pop!

For the greeting, I used the Celebrate stamp from the Hooray set, and white heat embossed this on some card inked with distress ink!

Here’s another project for you guys, showcasing both the Celebration Box and the Hooray stamp set!

I started by cutting a long piece of post-it tape with a craft knife, right down the middle in a curve. Then I adhered this onto a piece of cardstock and added some colour in the middle section using distress inks. I worked the ink back and forth until I had a beautifully blended rainbow effect on my background, then I spritzed with a little water to reactivate the in and create fun distress splotches!

For each colour of ink I used, I stamped a balloon and coloured it with coordinating copic markers, then I stamped some balloon strings and cut them out. Unfortunately my dies had not yet arrived when I made this card, so I had to fussy cut the hard way- but lucky for you guys the matching dies will make this an absolute breeze!

For some extra fun, I added a thick layer of glossy accents to the middle, pink balloon, and before it was dry I sprinkled on a few sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps exclusive embellishment line!

So there you have it! Day one of our sneak peeks, and tomorrow I will be back with another sneak peek as we announce our third stamp set, with matching dies!

BUT don’t forget to head over to the HONEY BEE STAMPS BLOG TODAY where you can see another project made using the sets announced today.

And I will see you back here tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley x

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    Great cards. I’m always looking for Birthday sets. This looks like a lot of fun.

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