Card, Catered Crop, Hero Arts

Catered Crop: Magnifying Glass Card

by May Park-

Happy Friday, crafty friends! Popping in to share a card that I created for the Catered Crop: Orange is the New Black challenge. This time we want to see you use the color orange in your creation: grab your orange inks, papers, crayons, and if you throw in a pumpkin, that’s great, too.


This is the card that I was inspired by a couple of challenges: a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #50 and a bit woodsy theme from CASE Study #162. I started by running some Kraft cardstock through the Cuttlebug in a wood grain embossing folder from Darice. I used the Circle Friends stamp set from Simons Says Stamp to stamp a little bee in Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then I colored the bee image with three Copic colors, fussy cut it, put feelers using some twine, and coated the wings with Glossy Accents.

After that, I created my own magnifying glass using My Favorite Things’ Circle Die-namics. To make it look real, I attached some acrylic clear sheet under the circle frame using mini glue dots. Then I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments in VersaMark ink onto the black handle and heat embossed it with white powder. I assembled my bee and magnifier using lots of form dots to give some dimension.


Here is a closer look at my magnifying glass. I love that everything goes perfectly together! Love this little bee through the circle window, don’t you? So cute! Hope you like my creation and get some inspiration.


FYI, these are the supplies I used for my card: the heat tool and Cuttlebug were not pictured. That’s all I have for today. I hope you play along with us at Catered Crop as the winners will have a chance to guest design on the next recipe swap. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

May Park.


  1. Stephanie Wincott

    Fabulous card, thanks for playing along with the challenge! 🙂

    29 . Oct . 2013
  2. rosemary

    This is a really sweet clean and simple design. The texture from the embossing folder adds a great element and I love how you took time and effort to make the magnifying glass look dimensional. It all came together wonderfully. Bee-cause you love them! (sorry, couldn’t resist a pun). Love that you found us at Opus Gluei, and thank you for submitting a card that is definitely appropriate for a man. Please come back and see us again.

    26 . Oct . 2013
  3. Bo

    Wonderful card! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

    24 . Oct . 2013
  4. djkardkreations

    This is so fun, May!! Congratulations on the Top Three win at Case Study!! Hugs, Darnell

    24 . Oct . 2013
  5. Becca Whitham

    Love every last detail!!

    24 . Oct . 2013
  6. wienerhoneymooners

    Congrats May, this need to be published, way too clever!!!

    23 . Oct . 2013
  7. Joni

    So Adorable most definitely 🙂

    23 . Oct . 2013
  8. Debby Hughes

    Oh this is just pure fabulousness! Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week 🙂

    23 . Oct . 2013
  9. adeenacard

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Order of the Opus Gluie this week! I just love this little magnifying glass. What a fabulous idea! The bug is just too cute underneath

    22 . Oct . 2013
  10. Cathy (Kraftykoolkat)

    Fantastic creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member

    22 . Oct . 2013
  11. paru mahtani

    What an awesome card May!!

    21 . Oct . 2013
  12. Sue

    Love how you made your magnifying glass, very creative! Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

    21 . Oct . 2013
  13. Cath

    Hey May! Thanks for linking this up to the Metal, Cork, & Wood Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

    21 . Oct . 2013
  14. onel

    The bee and the magnifier are so cute! I love your wooden-embosed card, pretty!

    21 . Oct . 2013
  15. Betty J.

    This looks so pretty. Love the little bee behind the magnifying glass. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

    20 . Oct . 2013
  16. Lorry :o) xx

    Love it, such a cutie!
    Lorry :o) xxx

    20 . Oct . 2013
  17. Shana Gaff

    Cute, cute, cute! I love the bee in the magnifying glass! The white embossing on the sentiment really pops on the black too! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. 🙂

    19 . Oct . 2013
  18. Wendy

    I just saw this card on Make it Monday. Love the woodgrain embossing and your magnifying glass! What a great idea for a clean and simple card!

    19 . Oct . 2013
  19. Monika Reeck

    Dear May you are really clever to combine the two challenge and love the result and the wood grain embossing folder too and how can you collect all the stuff you have used on your card ooh dear…my table is so small and I collect all after use and never think to make a foto like yours…ADORABLE AND CLEVER CAS CARD love this…

    I see your card on Make It Monday and my card is #205 if you like to see it on my blog and I would be glad if your could leave me some love…hugs, Monika

    19 . Oct . 2013
  20. wienerhoneymooners

    Love it, clean ans simple yet so clever!!

    18 . Oct . 2013
  21. Kylie

    Love it!!! Very creative. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

    18 . Oct . 2013
  22. Lisa S

    Clean and simple but oh so cute May!!! Love that embossing folder. 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

    18 . Oct . 2013

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