New at SU- Go Bananas with Bumble Bee a 2020- 2022 In Color

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop! Today I am joining a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are Hoppin’ with creative paper crafting ideas to share with you. I am showcasing the new Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color in my projects. Don't forget to keep hopping with us by using the "Next" button below my projects and descriptions!

Bumble Bee was the first of the new In Colors that we were introduced to back in March when the Ornate Garden Suite was released. To be honest, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a color I liked. It felt very 70's. It's a warm yellow but bright without being fluorescent. In the Ornate Garden suite, it is paired with colors like Old Olive, Early Espresso, and Terracotta Tile. The more I work with this color the more I realized that it has so much more to give! While I love a good retro vibe, I also love a color that transcends and can be used across many different applications. If you are familiar with the Ornate Garden Suite then you will quickly see how vastly different Bumble Bee looks in my projects.

Today I have made 2 different projects for you, a card and a cute little box. I love the whimsy of these two projects. The step by step directions for the box project are in a downloadable PDF and I made a video as well. The stamps I used are also new in the 2020-2021 catalog. They are the Cute Fruit set in the Beginning Brochure (ask you demonstrator for one- or if you don't have a demonstrator I can help). I love the Beginning Brochure this year. It features the Cute Fruit set, along with the Zany Zebras and a set that coordinates with the Jar of Flowers set. It really isn't just for those starting out!

Details for today's card

Ok, let's talk about this card! I don't know how you can look at it and not smile! The day I created it, life felt absolutely bananas. Nothing seemed right or even real. In those times, I retreat to my stamping corner and create. Sometimes I just put together a Paper Pumpkin kit, other times you get cards like this. I focused on the yellow that is Bumble Bee. It's so bright but has depth to it! I added a little Cinnamon Cider for the stems and Tuxedo Black Memento ink for the face and greeting. The card is a standard 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" top fold. I layered Bumble Bee Cardstock (4"x5 1/4") behind a piece of Whisper White (3 3/4"x 5"). I knew I didn't want to fill the background with bananas, I wanted some white space at the bottom. I added the face and "smile" into the lower right hand corner. 

Now the box I made is probably my favorite and easiest box that I make. It's really not a box but more of a belly band around a tub. Boxes to me have lids and are all one piece. This one is not. See the video below on how to make it. 

In the picture below you can see how the box pulls out like a drawer, rather than having a lid that is attached. This box is fairly big, it can hold candy or even one of the Bath and Body hand sanitizers (with ample room around it).

Belly Band (outer part of box): 8"x 3 1/8" score on the 8" side at 2 1/2", 3 5/8", 5 3/4", and 7 1/4" Whisper white rectangle on the band is 2 7/8" x 1 3/4"

Box: 6"x5" score each side at 1 1/2"

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I would be happy to answer any questions about products or the techniques shown here. If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the below link to order products from me or join my family of happy shoppers and demonstrators. 

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  1. What fun projects with the bananas! I have fallen in love with Bumblebee, too.

  2. The smiling faces in the Cute Fruit set just take each project to a new level! Love the box: You could fill it with dried bananas!

  3. So darn cute! Your projects are so fun and happy!

  4. I cant look at them with out smiling. So cute, I love the mustache face on the fruit

  5. I absolutely ADORE these bananas - what a fantastic job you have done.
    So bright and cheerful.
    Thank you

  6. Love your darn cute.


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