Crafting is soul therapy that feeds creative hearts.
At Honey Bee Stamps, we celebrate and support your creative journey by bringing you only the sweetest, highest-quality goods and supplies for your next project.
We are a small, family-owned business that opened in the Willamette Valley of Oregon in April 2015. Owner Melissa Hewitt dreamed for years of designing her own craft line that would combine her career as a graphic designer with her love of paper crafts—and Honey Bee took flight!
Our standards were set high from the very beginning. We design and manufacture our original stamps from the highest-quality photopolymer so that crafting with them is a delight from the first impression. We offer 100% steel dies, paper pads, stencils, and embellishments. Our innovative products get the job done right, but most importantly, they're fun and easy to use. We believe great crafting tools should bring you plenty of joy, inspiration, and encouragement to keep creating.MEET OUR TEAM
The Honey Bee Name & Philosophy
Melissa chose the name in memory and honor of her dad (aka: her biggest fan) because she was his little Honey Bee. (Fun fact: the name Melissa means "honey bee" in Greek). Our company is a reflection of the creative passion and entrepreneurial spirit that he instilled in her. Whether we're designing a new stamp or packaging your order by hand, we do it with lots of love and care in hopes that you, too, will be inspired to chase your creative dreams.
Design Team Manager, Wholesale Accounts Manager
Hello! My name is Lisa, Design Team Manager and Wholesale Accounts manager. I have been with Melissa since she started the company in 2015. I love my job, it’s a blessing to do what you love!! I am a wife (married for 30 years to a retired Army soldier), an Aggie Mom, and a native Texan! Gig’ Em! I began my love of Cardmaking when we lived in Hawaii in 1997. I was hooked immediately! I also enjoy interior design & all things creative. My grandmother was an artist who always inspired me to be creative. I love the beach, lazy Sundays in my pajamas with my chihuahuas, and I am addicted to Outlander!
Queen Of Social Media
Hello there! I'm an Air Force spouse and homeschool mom. I've been crafting for as long as I can remember and began stamping and card making about 10 years ago. It's an honor to be part of the Honey Bee Stamps team.
(Side note from Melissa - Kelley is the wonderful crafter behind our Facebook and Instagram LIVE Videos! When you catch us live, be sure to tell her HELLO!)
The Design Team
Stamper, Blogger, YouTuber (75,000+ subscribers!), birthday cupcake-making queen, habitual coffee drinker…
I was introduced to stamping in the summer of 2004 (15 years ago!). I didn't think much of it until I got my first set of stamps and started stamping and creating my own cards. It wasn't long before I was hooked! Over the years I've used it as my source of therapy (and still do), my side job and now my full time+ career. It's a lot of work but I love what I do.
I'm a work-at-home mom with 3 girls and 2 boys - what I do, I do for them <3.
I’ve been stamping for 20 years and blogging about stamping for 13 years at Inking Idaho. Although cardmaking will always be my first love, making paper purses, paper flowers and all dimensional items run a close second. I started stamping with the deaf community in Sacramento after I lost my own hearing with the birth of our first son. I needed to find a hobby that I could enjoy without having to ‘hear’ too much. A friend suggested stamping and the rest is history. I have been married to George Papadopoulos for 27 years and we have two college age boys, a golden retriever and a cat, so basically we will never be empty nesters and that is just the way we like it!
I’m Bobbi Lemanski and I am a lover of color! I love to design and create many things from cards to interior spaces. My husband and I have teenage twins and a sweet cavalier named Stella. I love being a part of the Honey Bee Design Team.
My name is Brenda & I live in a small town in MO. I've been married to my wonderful husband, Doug, for 22 years! We have two fur babies, Bailey & Sidney, both golden retrievers!! I have always had a creative side, especially a love for coloring...it's my therapy!!
Hello! I'm from Texas and have lived here all of my life. I’ve been happily married enough years that we are empty nesters, except our sweet Maltese, Baxter! I've been doing some form of crafting most of my life: from embroidery, cross-stitch, macrame, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking and to card making—my most favorite of all! I love seeing that plain, white piece of paper transformed into a colorful card that can bring a smile to someone’s face!
Hello I'm Ilda, the person behind I Love Doing All Things Crafty, which incorporates the letters of my name. All my life I have loved to craft. A few years ago I was introduced to stamping and have been hooked ever since. I love CAS cards but somehow mine usually end up busy but beautiful I think ;) I love anything paper related. Prior to cardmaking, my paper crafting was creating mostly 3D paper pieces using the Silhouette. Besides cardmaking now, my interests include photography, cake decorating, DIY crafts, and well anything crafty really. I also am a wife to a very patient and loving man, mother of two teenagers and have been and Oncology Nurse over 20 years. Hopefully, my work inspires you as many of YOU inspire me :)
Hi, I'm Joy, AKA, Create It With Joy. I'm a wife to a wonderful man, mother of 3 awesome kiddos, (I say kiddos but 2 are adults) owner to a sweet pup and a crazy bird. I love Disneyland and the beach. I really love to cook and eat! I love action movies, 80's movies and murder shows... haha... which I watch while making cards. I have been making cards for many, many years now and I LOVE making them, it absolutely feeds my soul. I also really love the process of making and editing tutorial videos. I hope that I inspire you to create something wonderful!
Hi! I’m Keiko from Happy Tree Studio in Japan. My two passions are card making and stained glass. You can usually find me in my little studio cutting up papers or glasses!
Hi Lovelies! My name is Keisha Charles. I have been married for 14 years and live in Georgia. Paper crafting is my retreat from a hectic work life, an opportunity to learn, share ideas and spread a love of color and crafting. I loved paper since I was a child and fell in love with scrapbooking 15 years ago. I spend my weekends in my craft room getting as inky and painty as I can. I hope that crafting can bring you as much joy as it has for me.
YT: Keisha at The PaperMint - YouTube
I am a Police/Fire/Ems dispatcher for a living which means my schedule is crazy but it's totally worth it. I am married to a wonderful man named Eric and we have one little bundle of never ending energy, Nathan, who is 7. All three of us participate in a side hobby of refinishing furniture. Which is a wonderful way to spend family time together and teach Nathan things. Nathan has two furry sisters our dog Molly who is a boxer/mastiff mix and Emma who is a boxer/bulldog mix. Between the three of them my house is never clean! ha!
My style of card making is pretty Clean and Simple. I sometimes venture into the Clean and Layered but even then my design isn't very busy. I do love a good one layer card, especially if it's a scene! I'm a big fan of encouraging and supporting each other as crafters because honestly kindness is free and it never hurt anybody :)
Hi there! My name is Laura Bassen or better known as Laurafadora, which was my childhood nickname. I am a wife and mother to five currently living in Southern Germany, but central Illinois is where I call home. I am so honored to be a part of the Honey Bee Stamps team and contribute monthly videos for them. My hope is to bring you inspiration and smiles along the way!
Hi everyone, I am a Canadian prairie girl freshly retired from teaching high school English and French! I am a mom of two amazing kids. I have been a creative forever; I love to paint, scrapbook, art journal and of course make cards! I love being a part of the hive here at Honey Bee Stamps!
My name is Ricky also known as "your boy Ricky". I live in Chicago and am married to my husband Tony. I have two pit bull mixes named Ivy and Izel which we saved from the Chicago Animal Care and Control center. I have been making handmade cards for five years. I started making YouTube videos to share my creativity with the card making community. I also share my projects on Instagram as well. You can find me in both places by searching for BromeroCards. I have bonded with the card making community with my yearly card drive for non-profit animal organizations. This year I was able to raise over 13,000 cards for Wild Hearts. It is such a great experience to be able to help in this way! I enjoy cardmaking and while it is primarily a female hobby, I have been introduced to so many other male crafters that are just as worthy as I! I am excited to bring creations to Honey Bee Stamps which is a company I have adored for a really long time and I am thrilled to be here! Now, let's get crafty, inky, and let's have some fun!