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August 30, 2010

Bee & Hive Step Card - Free SVG FIle!

I have been working on this one for almost a week now. I've had so many distractions, and every time I cut this, I had an issue to correct (it took me three tries!). But, alas, here it is, and I'm really loving it!
You see, my mom owns a landscape company, and it's called Bumblebee Gardening and Landscaping. She has a bumble bee for her logo, of course! She likes to give her clients thank you gifts and card, so I'm always working on new bee themed cards for her.
Since this one says "Bee Mine", I'll probably hold on to it to give her for Valentine's Day next February. I'll have to make her some others that say "Thank you", instead.
This file contains all of the elements shown, except for the "Bee Mine". For that, I printed it out on white paper, using Blomster font, and then cut around it before adding it to the card.
Bee Hive Step Card

I did not use the "side step layer" part of this file, but by cutting it, you can add some paper to each side of the black "step trim" so that the beehive steps of the base card are a different color than the side areas of the card. :) My bee wings are cut from acetate, and I used Stickles Glitter Glue to adhere them to the card, then outlined each of the three cuts with more Stickles. I also added stickles to the bee body, used a Peachy Keen Face Stamp on him, and used a glitter gel pen for his antennae and dotted bee flight line. The daisies have some fancy fuzzy brad centers and more Stickles. The beehive border is a two-part file: the black bottom and the top. I embossed the top with Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripes folder and then sponged the edges of it for some depth.

This file includes
Beehive Step Card Base
Bee Body & Wings
Two Daisies
Beehive Border
Side Step Layer
Step Trim

This file is no longer available as a freebie!
If you wish to purchase the file, cost is $1.50. I accept Paypal payments only for my files. Payment can be sent to my yahoo email address. Please make sure to include the email address you want me to send the file to in your payment, as well as a note indicating which of my files you are purchasing.
Thank you!


  1. This is SUPER-CUTE!! One of my favorite cards I ever made was a beehive HERE (-:
    I love that you cut your files to make sure they work well before posting them! Thank you for that! I know it adds time and effort, but it's so helpful to those of us who are downloading addicts!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card.

  3. Thank you very much for this great file. It looks so cute - I hope I can do it justice.

  4. Thank you so much for the wonderful file...

  5. Oh I LOVE all the instructions...hummm...hope I'm capable...I must must try this...have a few things I must work on and then this. Thank you for sharing. Keep coming with the step cards! Beautiful!

  6. This makes me wonder if I could hand cut a step card. Cool.

  7. Another great step card! Thanks!!!

  8. LOVE IT, Cheryl! Those hive steps are too cute! :)


  9. thank you so much, this is cute.

  10. This card is just adorable,Cheryl!!I will for sure grab the file!! And will work on it asap!
    Thank you for sharing! :)
    Cheryl,and thank you so much for stopping by at my Blog and leaving me all these nice comments.You brought a huge smile on my face this morning!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
    Have a great day,

  11. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Card post on Sep. 01, 2010. Thanks again.

  12. This is adorable!!! Thanks for sharing with us!


  13. Just wanted to let you know I have made a card using your file as a template! I made a few changes for the steps, but without your base, I couldn't have done it! I have given you credit for the design! HERE IS THE LINK TO MY POST

  14. I could not get this to work. It said it was an invalide file. Thanks!

  15. I love the card design you have created and was wondering if the file is still available please.


    Christine x


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