Hi, welcome to Sunshine and Bee Designs. Milly and I have been working hard over the last couple of months to bring our first range of clear stamps to life.
For the first release, we have four stamp sets.
I love colouring cute critters and florals, so this had to be the theme for this release. Our stamps are made with high-quality photopolymer in the UK and are 4×6 in size (A6 sized). The stamps are high clarity shiny stamps that resist yellowing. Are tear-resistant and will relax back to their original shape and will last for a very long time. The stamps have a naturally sticky back and peel off individually from the backing sheet – easy to mount onto an acrylic block.
Milly’s health, along with a quote “You’re only one decision away from a totally different life” was the push I needed to get working on this brand, Sunshine & Bee Designs and to stop putting it off. I use the word “we”, but it is mostly me doing the work – Milly is great at provided encouragement and emotional support.
Behind The Name
I decided on Sunshine And Bee Designs because my first dog, an English Springer Spaniel was called Sunner, and Milly loves her bee. In case you aren’t aware Milly, my 6-year-old Jack Chi rescue dog was recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and a heart murmur. I created some digital stamps in 2008 – but I felt discouraged. Technology was different then – I had a Wacom Pen Tablet that had a huge learning curve and I couldn’t get past this. I was also suffering from depression and felt discouraged that my drawing wasn’t good enough – but I kept on drawing in secret. Mom found an old notebook that had some sketches in it from 2009, and one notebook from 2016.
You can see all the stamps in an introduction video on YouTube by clicking HERE. There will also be videos and blog posts over the next week. We have shaker cards, scene cards, and KISS cards to share with you.
The first stamp set is Buzzing Bees Stamp Set and is inspired by Milly. Her favourite toy is a bee. Milly takes Squeak Bee to bed every night. There are three cute bees, a beehive and a bee nest in this set. With four bee-related sentiments – perfect for everything from birthday cards to new home cards and encouragement cards.
As much as I love Buzzing Bees, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Woodland Fox Stamp Set. There are four super cute foxes all ready to be coloured. Milly also inspired the curled up fox (she curls up like this when it’s cold). There are two cute toadstools and three leaves – which can be turned into tiny trees.
I didn’t want to go too Christmassy for this release. We expect the stamps mid-October and will dispatch orders straight away, so you can still get some Christmas cards made.
Festive Robins Stamp Set is the most Christmassy of this release. Three sweet round robins are ready to send your Christmas messages. There are sentiments for creating gift tags and sending cards “across the miles” to friends and family around the world.
The last stamp in this release is the floral Winter Poinsettia Stamp Set. There is a group of three poinsettias (with the correct number of petals/leaves) all together ready for stamping and colouring. Both Mom and I celebrate our birthdays during winter, and it has always been difficult to find birthday sentiments in winter stamp sets, so I made sure to include a birthday sentiment, along with a traditional Christmas sentiment.
The Little Paper Tree has always focused on stocking only the best quality products available in the crafting world. I’m also a stamp snob (as well as a coffee snob) and could never make anything I was proud off with cheap paper crafting products.
We are offering pre-order on these all these clear stamps with a discount on the full release. Follow us on social media for updates. You can also help spread the word about Sunshine And Bee Designs on social media. On Facebook groups and communities, via Instagram or YouTube, on your blogs and any other way you can think of to get the message out there.
We will be sharing lots of projects on Instagram, Facebook, Blog and YouTube over the next week.
We want to say a massive Thank You (and a high-pitched excited bark from Milly) for supporting us and making Sunshine And Bee Designs a successful Mum and Pup owned stamp company. Thank you for spending your craft money on these stamp sets. We can’t wait to see what you create with them, and we can’t wait to create more designs for you.