Practicing Creativity

Hap-BEE Birthday card

I made this card for my husband's birthday using a free digi from Whimsie Doodles. When I snagged this freebie a couple of years back I liked the image and thought the sentiment was cute and although the bee was a bit strange looking, chalked it up to artistic license.

Fast forward to hub's birthday morning and this card waiting for him at breakfast. He opened it up, said all the obligatory niceties on the card itself, and then he said, 'What is it? A turtle?'

Palm slap to forehead. By golly, it was a turtle! No wonder it looked a bit different. How did I miss that? Sigh . . . a repeat of the Porky BBQ 4th of July card incident.

The paper (and paper piecing on turtle) was a long ago magazine freebie from the now defunct Creative Cardmaking.  That was such a great magazine; they gave fantastic gifts. There were several pieces in this one, even die-cuts (you can see more in action on this Sweet as a Honey Bee card). Embellishments are simple enamel dots.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp – Whimsie Doodles Hapbee Turtle
Dies – La Cabina stitched oval die
Embellishments – enamel dots

I'm linking up with: Emerald City Crafts #4 – ATG, Creative Fingers #138 – ATG, Crafting with Friends #52 – ATG, Alphabet Challenge – O for Oval, Crafty Friends #68 – ATG.


  1. Tee hee. You turtlebee (and your post) totally made me smile. I think the card is fantastic! Love the paper piecing and the sentiment too.

  2. LOL! I like Jan's "Turtlebee" name! It is cute - but kinda strange image... what is that wing on his back holding the present? I woulda been confused too! What is really cool though are the papers you used on him - very cool indeed! Tell your hubby Happy Birthday from California.

  3. Super cute card. I agree the bee is strange looking but totally cute at the same time. :)

  4. Funny story! Bee or turtle, it's a cute card. Happy Birthday to your husband.

  5. Superbe Shani!! J aime beaucoup le jeu des mots du titre.. et cette tortue est si mignonne avec ce combo des couleurs.. j'espère que Henri a passé un super anniversaire, aujourd'hui ce Damien qui fête ;0)
    Gros bisous à vous deux !!

  6. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely paper pieced card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  7. Beautiful card, the paper piecing looks great, I love the papers you used for it. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.


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