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Thursday, June 12, 2014

sending you sunshine honeybee Postcard

Created this Postcard using a US stencil I had seen used on a couple other blogs & it was indicated that it could be found at Hobby Lobby so off I went to find it. After looking I found the letters & number stencil area & the decorative stencil area but did not find the US Map stencil. I asked a HL employee where were the stencils. She showed me the same 2 areas I had already looked in. Went over to rubber stamp area and there I found the US Map stencil. See below in my supply list for the details on the US stencil in case you want to know who the manufacturer is.

For front I used the US Map stencil with Tim Holtz Distress Ink faded jeans. Stamped a Hero Arts sentiment and added a HA Bee next to sentiment.

For back I used a Penny Black postcard stamp.

I used a Momenta die that is an Airmail postage stamp that is appropriate for this.

Supplies List 

calligraphy:  handwrote 'MAD'
die: Momenta Airmail postage stamp
ink: Memento Dandelion, VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Sizzix
paper: cardstock - blue, white, yellow

stamp: Hero Arts CL342 sentiment 'sending you sunshine', Penny Black postcard
stamp/die: Hero Arts Garden Flowers Set - Bee
stencil: The Crafters Workshop Balzer Designs US Map
stickles: Diamond, Gold
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - faded jeans
Entering this into the following challenges:

6/13 A Blog Named Hero Ch#45 It's Not In The Cards Anything But a Card UE comb5totch 6/1 
6/17 Simon Says Stamp Wed Stencil It 5E(#5) 6/11 

6/22 Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party #33 Your Fav Color UE 6/9
   fav color - yellow
6/23 Cuttlebug Mania Transport 3E(#2) 6/10

6/30 Penny Black Jun Ch Use your fav stamp 3E(#1) 6/1


  1. Lovely ink and stencil work Melissa.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. This is very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for our Stencil It! Challenge!

  3. Lovely creation!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  4. This is soo cool !!! I love the stencil you used !! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin'Desert Divas Linky Party !!
    Mayra DTM

  5. What great stencilling - love the little postage die

    Thanks again for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  6. What an awesome card! Thanks so much for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's!

    Krystle CDD DT

  7. Ooh, I love that postcard stamp! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

  8. Aaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck, luv Sam x