Thursday, September 29, 2016

My New Shop Papercakes By Serena Bee

Hello lovelies,

well, I know it's been a long time since I posted on here but I've just been super busy with my new company called Papercakes by Serena Bee. 

I started brainstorming ideas and designing way back in March 2016 and after 5 months and a half of designing my new collections are finally here! 

Papercakes is my online shop for digital printable journaling cards, photopolymer stamps, washi tape, accessories and more! I am so proud and excited to finally chase my dream of becoming a scrapbook designer. 

Here is a look at my new collection Spooky Pastel:

My Spooky Pastel collection is unique, different, and never seen before in the papercrafting industry. I'm super proud of it!! It's inspired by one of my favorite fashion trends-- pastel goth. 

My second collection is called October Nights and it features the classic Halloween colors with a modern twist! Inspired by cool, crisp fall nights. My favorite!

Both collections come with over 30 3x4 journaling cards, 12 4x6 cards, and 2 full sheets of tags, labels, stickers and embellishments!
For a detailed, closer look at all that is included in both collections, watch the videos below!

I hope you can check out my new shop Papercakes and support me on my new endeavor! 

I post a lot on my Facebook group and Instagram channel so make sure you follow me there to be up to date with all that's happening and for news on my next collections!

Stay spooky, Witches!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Gift Tags With Tombow USA and Avery Elle

Hello Lovelies!
 Welcome to the Tombow USA and Avery Elle Blog Hop! You arrived here from Heather Campbell. If you stumbled across my blog make sure you start the hop party at the Avery Elle Blog!

For my project I made these adorable gift tags that can be used for many things including presents! The back is blank and is perfect for writing your little message. I used my Avery Elle Dies to create all 5 tags. The die set I used seems to be unavailable at the moment but they have a lovely selection of tag dies such as this Circle Tag Elle-ments Die. The die set I used came with different styles of hole reinforces such as a star, starburst, and flower. I used these on all my tags as well.

Below I will explain how each tag was made and which products I used!
For all my tags I used the Avery Elle Pick N Mix stamp set. To adhere all my elements I used the new Tombow MONO Adhesive + Permanent with it's unique instant start system that advances the adhesive to the tip after every use. I also used a black Tombow Dual Brush Pen to stamp my sentiments for all my tags. Let's get started!

TAG #1

I stamped these adorable lollipops and jelly beans stamps on white cardstock which I previously die cut into my tag shape. Next using the Tombow Irojiten Adult Coloring Sets in both Tranquil and Vivid, I colored in the candy. I used  the fine tip of my Tombow Dual Brush Pens to add little dots of color to fill in some of the white space. To finish off this tag, I added shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen and some pink rhinestones. And finally, I added pink and periwinkle eyelash trims. 


Using the adorable gummy bear stamps in the Pick N Mix set, I stamped them randomly in the candy bag stamp. Next using my Tombow Irojiten colored pencils in the Tranquil set, I colored in the candy in pastel colors to match the background paper I used. Again I finished off my card with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and eyelash trims.

TAG #3

I used the star dies that came in my Avery Elle die set and stamped a cute "love u" sentiment along with jelly beans from the Pick N Mix set. Similarly, I colored them in with the Tombow Irojiten colored pencils in the Tranquil set. I outlined my sentiment with a pink Tombow Dual Brush Pen and added some sequins, rhinestones and trims to finish it off.

TAG #4

There are some cute Halloween stamps in this set so I had to make a Halloween tag as well! I used my  Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color in the candy corn.

TAG #5

Lastly, this is my Favorite tag. I wanted to highlight the different fun sentiments that is included in the Pick N Mix stamp set. I love the way I randomly added the sentiments and the lace. It adds a nice touch to the tag as a whole. 

I hope you like my 5 different gift tags made with Tombow and Avery Elle, let me know in the comments which is your favorite tag! Now let's get on to the prizes!!

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Altenew And Tombow USA Hop

Hello Lovelies! 

Welcome to the Tombow USA and Altenew Blog Hop! We have a great day of inspiration ahead of us. Make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs for the chance to win one of 4 prizes! 

For my project I used:

As for my Tombow products, I used:
I had a lot of fun creating with this stamp set, it allows for so many possibilities that I just couldn't stop and made 5 cards! Please watch the tutorial below to learn how I made each card!

Here is a look at all 5 cards, please watch tutorial to learn how to make these

Thank you so much for stopping by! Which card is your favorite? I think my favorite is the ink pad impression card, I love how the inks blended so nicely together!

Make sure to hop along with everyone in this hop for more inspiration! Also follow Altenew and Tombow on their social media accounts for more entries in the giveaway!!

Altenew has a special offer for our amazing readers and followers: Get 10 % off your entire order at with code ALTENEWLOVESTOMBOW at check out. Offer ends on May 30th at midnight EST.

Now on to the Prizes!!

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tombow USA and Stampendous! Blog Hop 2016!

Hello Lovelies! 
Welcome to the Tombow USA and Stampendous! Blog Hop! You probably came here from Kristine Reynolds If you stumbled across my blog go to the Stampendous! Blog to start.

Project #1: Mixed Media Card

Here is how I made this card:

Using the card base that came with the Stampendous Butterfly Duo Stencil Set I began by spreading modeling paste through the stencil.

While waiting for the modeling paste to dry I began doodling through the stencil with the black 0.3mm micron pen that came with the stencil set. This pen is very nice to write with! I made random shapes and doodles. I went with the flow and didn't think too much about it. It was very therapeutic.

Once the modeling paste was dry, I then strayed it with different ink sprays I have in my collection. 

Next, I colored in the doodles using the Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

I decided to add silver glitter card stock behind my custom made drawing. I find the best adhesive to use when gluing down glitter card stock is the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive  because it really adheres down on the fine glitter whereas other glues on the market just don't have a strong enough hold like the Xtreme Adhesive. BONUS TIP: it's a dry adhesive so you don't have to wait for your glue to dry to continue working on your project! 

Next using the Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue I adhered colored rhinestones to finish up the card.

PROJECT #2: Decorative Photo Frame

Here's how I made this project:

I used the Stampendous Butterfly Duo Stencil  Set which includes 6 card bases and a great black micron pen along with the Stampendous Glance Stamp.

Using the Tombow Blending Palette I scribbled on 3 colors and then sprayed it with the Tombow Blending Mister. Using a watercolor brush I added the color to the card base and let it dry.

I then stamped the Stampendous Glance Stamp and went over the lines with the black micron pen to make the lines bolder.

I went in with a white gel pen and white ink spray to add white high lights. This really made the face stand out from the background.

Next,  I trimmed off the back piece of the card and added my art piece in a 5x7 frame. BONUS TIP: use the Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive to help your picture stay in place when adding it to the frame. Since my image was smaller that my frame the Mono Removable Adhesive prevented it from falling or shifting when closing the frame. And because it's removable it will not damage your picture or your background.

I hope you enjoyed my project tutorials!

Now on to the two amazing prizes!

The second one is a bundle of Stampendous! NEW Stencil Duos:  Blossom Duo Stencil SetHeart Duo Stencil Set, and the Butterfly Duo Stencil Set.

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Now hop along to see what these talented ladies made:

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Thank you for stopping by! Let me know which project is your favorite! I think i love the girl frame, there's just something so haunting about it!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hey Look! It's Me!! Tombow USA 2016 Design Team

Oh Hey look!! It's my face up there :O

Hello lovelies!! 

I have some exciting news, I am a member of the new 2016 Design Team for the amazing Tombow USA. I am so over the moon, happy and grateful!

Can't wait to make some magic!

2016 is starting on the right foot! 

Please visit the Tombow USA blog to learn more about the full design team!

Here's to a brand new and amazing year!!


Serena Bee

Monday, November 30, 2015

It's My Party and I Can Craft If I Want To: DIY Party Hat Banner Tutorial For TombowUSA

Hello Lovelies,

Serena Bee here and I am over the moon excited to share my Tombow design team finalist project. For my project I created my own party hats using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the Bright Palette and used these hats to create a banner! Because it’s my birthday month I created a birthday themed banner, however, this DIY can be made for any occasion! Just think of all the possibilities!

Download the FREE Party Hat Template HERE

Below are some pictures of my banner but I also have a detailed step-by-step video tutorial. You can watch it below:

 I just love the look that the Tombow Bright Dual brush Pens created on the papers!

I enjoyed playing with these amazing Tombow adhesives and I hope I helped showcase how wonderful all these products truly are. You will get nothing but great quality adhesives with Tombow. I hope you can give some of these adhesives a try, I know you won't be disappointed!

Thank you Tombow USA, for choosing me as one of your finalists for the 2016 Design Team. I had a blast making this Party Hat Banner and I hope you enjoyed watching! Check out the TombowUSA Blog to see what the other finalists made.

Good luck to all the other finalists!

Thanks for stopping by <3

-Serena Bee- 

Full Product List:

Tombow Mono Removable Adhesive (not shown in video but used to adhere die cuts before finalizing pattern)

White 80 lbs cardstock from Michaels

Hot Press Watercolor Paper From Canson

Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan" die cuts

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Hello Ghoulies! 

Welcome to my blog and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
Today I am celebrating my favourite holiday with a design team application for Tombow's New DT for 2016. *wish me luck*  Today is the last day to enter and if you're interested check out their blog for more info HERE

Here is a little more about me:

My name is Serena Bee I am 27 and I am a Youtube Crafter. (You can view my channel here). I've been crafty full time as I like to call it for the last 5 years and I have loved every minute of it. Crafting is more than just a hobby for me. It's a way of life and I would love to make it my career one day. 


For my first project I would like to share the pocket letter tutorial I made back in August for my guest design team spot on the Tombow blog! This project showcases some different techniques and projects I enjoy creating. For example, it showcases my skill and love for creating mixed media projects, ATCs, and art journaling through the watercolour backgrounds created. I also used some of my handmade DIY cupcake liner embellishments to decorate the middle shaker pocket and also the decorative picks I created using flower and donut dies. I also showcase my coloring of these images.

Moreover, I created my own glitter dots using the Tombow adhesive dots and glitter. I then sealed these dots using the Tombow Mono Aqua liquid glue, which is my favorite go to glue this past year!

I have a step by step video tutorial where I go through how I made this pocket letter from coloring the images using the Tombow Dual Brush Pens- Bright Palette to the watercolored background using the same pens and the Tombow Blending Kit. Click this video below to watch my tutorial.

Here is a closer look at my layering and DIY cupcake liner embellishment.


I am a paper crafter at heart, however, one of my other passions is creating altered projects or easy and affordable DIY home decor projects. For my next project I would like to share a more recent item I made for this Halloween season. I created an altered witch cauldron wall hanging decor piece. Although I used hot glue to adhere most of the floral picks and sprays I did use Tombow Mono Aqua liquid glue to adhere all the glitter used on the "smell my feet" sign.

I also have a step by step video tutorial for this project. You can watch it down below. 

Basically I started off with trimming the floral picks and sprays down to the size I needed and began adhering them to the back side of the cauldron sign using a hot glue gun.
 Once all the picks were secured to the back of the sign, I then began working on the "smell my feet" wood piece. At first I gessoed the wood piece in order to paint it with orange paint. However, I wasn't achieving the look I wanted so I moved on to using an orange Sharpe oil-based paint pen to color the sign. Once that dried, I began adding a layer of glue with the Tombow Mono Aqua liquid glue and added fine orange glitter and then later a chunky orange glitter on the top.

Next, it was time to add the second cauldron piece to the backside in order to hide all the glue and picks we adhered down. This gave the sign a more professional and cleaner look and allows you to hang the sign up on the wall if you chose to do so.

Next it was time to decorate the front of the cauldron, I started by adhering a black and white polka dot ribbon with some hot glue. Next I made a bow using the same ribbon and placed that on the left hand side of the cauldron. For a finishing touch, I decided to add a jack-o-lantern resin embellishment piece in the center of the bow. Lastly, it was time to add the last finishing touch, the "smell my feet" piece. Once that was adhered with hot glue the project was complete. This is an easy and quick project anyone could do.

Here is the video:


For this last project I want to share a Disney mini album I created. For this album I wanted to do a classic black and white themed album mixed in with pops of colors such as pink, red, and gold. 

I just love layering on projects!

 This is a paper bag envelope mini album which means there are pockets on the sides with more room for photos and journaling. I also used my Tombow Xtreme glue and Tombow Stamp Runner adhesive to adhere down the embellishments and also my Mono Aqua Glue through out this whole album.

I also have a video where I show this album in its entirety. This is the first video share I found on Youtube that shows a paper bag mini made using the Cinch for it's binding. I had plans of having this mini as a tutorial, however, I sadly deleted the footage I had filmed. 

There are so many more project  I wish to share. I also enjoy creating scrapbook layouts, cards, pages in my Midori travelers notebook, art journaling, DIYs, and so much more! But for now I hope I showcased my range, creativity and style within these 3 projects.

Thank you Tombow for stopping by and checking out my application. Having the chance to be a part of the new 2016 Design Team would mean the world to me. I would love to design some more with your amazing and great quality items. Tombow is already my favorite glue company and it would be amazing to have a chance to support a company I love and help spread the word of Tombow! *hehe* I am ready for this new adventure in my crafty career. My dream is to work in this industry and start my own line. It's the best feeling designing and creating and I hope that I will get a chance to do so for your company. I am ready to share with the world my unique and creative crafty style! So please pick me :)

Thanks again for the opportunity and for your consideration. Good luck to everyone who applied!

Serena Bee




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