Today I wanted to share some cards that I created with the new Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die (p.26 in the Spring Occasions Catalog). I love this new thinlits die. It really cuts a beautiful Hexagon design and is an easy way to make a very impressive card.I CASED this card from Patty Bennett. I did change a few things, but I liked her basic layout. I used a Basic Gray card base and a layer of Epic Day This and That DSP (p.154). I cut a Whisper White piece of cardstock with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and glued that to the card. I cut out several small flowers with the new Petite Petals Punch (p.33 in the Spring Occasions Catty) from the same pack of Epic Day DSP. I sponged the edges of the flowers with Calypso Coral ink and added rhinestones to the centers. Finally, I stamped one of the Hexagon cut-outs with the “thanks” from the Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set (#133454 available online from Stampin’ Up), and attached it to the card with a stampin’ dimensional.
I used a Pool Party card base, a So Saffron cardstock layer, and a Whisper White Hexagon Hive cut layer for this card. I added a butterfly from the Backyard Basics stamp set and coordinating Framelits bundle (p.79). I used markers to color the butterfly and attached it to the card with a stampin’ dimensional. Finally, I added a banner from the new Perfect Pennants stamp set and Banners Framelits bundle (p.27 in the Spring Occasions Catty). I used a versamark ink pad and white embossing powder to stamp the pennant onto a piece of Pool Party cardstock, and then cut it out with the framelits. It feels very Spring-like, to me.
I used a Whisper White card base for this card. I added a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe DSP from the 2013-2015 In Color DSP stack (p.141). I cut out a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die and added that to the card next. I attached several of the Hexagon cut-outs back to the card over the remaining Hexagons to create a double Hexagon look for some dimension. The focal point of this card is three stacked flowers cut from Calypso Coral cardstock using the Floral Fusion Sizzlits (p.188). I added pearls to the centers and leaves cut using the Little Leaves Sizzlits (p.188) from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
This last card uses some of the cut-outs from the previous cards to create this interesting Hexagon design. I embossed the white hexagons with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (p.191) for some added interest. I used the Hexagon Punch (p.180) for the larger hexagons in Crisp Cantaloupe. I used white embossing powder, versamark ink, and the Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set (#133454) for the sentiment. The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock. This was a good way to use up some of those hexagons which were left-over from all those other cards!
ONE TIP: Remember to use a piece of wax paper between your cardstock and Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die for a much better cut and ease in releasing all those cut-out hexagons. This really does make a difference, so try not to forget this piece of advice.
I hope you are ready to try this new Stampin’ Up product for yourself. It really makes quick and beautiful cards….I love it!