Hexagon card for Spring!
I purchased this Hexagon Hive Thinlit last month and was a little unsure of how to use it but think it works great for this bright and cheerful Spring card 🙂 The Hexagon Hive Thinlit is in the Occasions catalog and I thought it was a little weird that all the hexagons didn’t get punched out. But hey, it’s good to be different and unexpected sometimes, right? 😉
I die-cut the Whisper White cardstock with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and Big Shot using the Magnetic Platform. It was a little tricky getting the paper to release from the framelit so I did some online research and found using wax paper between the cardstock and framelit is recommended.
After the cardstock is die-cut, it measures about 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ so it’s not perfectly centered on the front of a standard card size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). If that bothers you, simply cut about 1/8″ off the right sides of your card. I did not trim my cardstock base and think it looks fine:
I layered the die-cut whisper white cardstock to the “Sweet Sorbet” Designer Series Paper and then to Basic Black cardstock and finally to the front of the folded Whisper White cardstock. (The Sweet Sorbet paper is free with a $50 order as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion – you can view the brochure by clicking the link to the right 🙂 I stamped some of the flowers from “Petite Petals” in Black Stazon on Whisper White cardstock and punched them with the coordinating Petite Petals Punch. (Both the stamp and punch are from the Occasions Catalog – link the right 🙂 Rhinestones are added to the centers and they are popped up with Dimensionals. The greeting is from the “Banner Greetings” set which is available only to hostesses. I trimmed the greeting with Paper Snips and added with Dimensionals. The butterfly is punched from the Silver Glimmer Paper with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and is the perfect accent for this Hexagon Spring card!
I have a meeting for my downline (demonstrators in my group) next week and think this will be a fun make-n-take for them. Have you ever considered joining the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator? There are lots of different kinds of demonstrators in my group:
- Discount shoppers – these demonstrators love purchasing their Stampin’ Up! products at a permanent discount! The minimum discount is 20% and you can earn an additional 5-20% depending on your monthly sales.
- Hobby Demonstrators – these demonstrators may sell to a few friends and hold an occasional class or workshop. This is also a GREAT way for them to easily meet their quarterly minimums and have fun sharing their love of stamping and paper-crafting with their friends 🙂
- Business Demonstrators – there are a few of these in my group who hold workshops and classes on a more consistent basis. Some work their business part-time to help pay a few bills or save for something special for the family and others work closer to full-time while still enjoying the flexibility of working from home and setting their own business hours.
I have been each of the above in my Stampin’ Up! career. Initially I signed up ONLY for the discount and even told my upline I would never do a workshop. Well it wasn’t even a couple of months later that my neighbor asked me to do a workshop for her and her friends 🙂 I’ve earned a lot of incentive trips and have even been fortunate enough to rank in the top 100 demonstrators 4 out of the last 5 years. I’ve been a demonstator for 13 years and still LOVE what I do 🙂
If you would like more information about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please contact me – I’d love to hear from you! You can also view some information online at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/brendakeenan/jointhefun.
If you like the Spring card using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit, you can purchase the supplies at my online store by clicking the Order Online link to the right 🙂