Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Six-Sided Sampler

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  Today will investigate the versatility of the fun stamp set Six-Sided Sampler, which coordinates with the hexagon punch.  These hops result in such a variety of ideas; don't you love them?

If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Dawn's blog.  Dawn has such a fun paper crafting style!   To get myself warmed up with Six-Sided Sampler, I started with a clean & simple card for Easter.

I cut the egg shapes on my e-cutter using the egg punch from the Everything Easter download.  I then stamped the patterns from the hexagon stamps to create fun and colorful decorated eggs using last week's Friday Mashup color combination.  This card was a great excuse to pull out my Fringe Scissors again.

It is a little late to begin Easter cards, although maybe there is some of you out there?  You can try this technique of stamping patterns on any e-cut/die-cut/punched shape you can imagine, as you will see in the next card as well.

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede; Accessories: Everything Easter MDS download, Fringe Scissors, Cupcake builder punch, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Square Collection framelits, Big Shot, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

I love making shaped cards, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for a hexagon card.

Using the Hexagon punch from My Digital Studio and an e-cutter, I designed and cut the Early Espresso card base and Crushed Curry card front.  I ran the card front and stamped Six-Sided Sampler images through the Hexagon Hive thinlit to create the hive die-cuts.  The sentiment came from the Six-Sided Sampler download with a small offset around the word for ease of cutting.

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Field Flowers, Six-Sided Sampler MDS download, Flores Suaves MDS download; Paper: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand; Accessories: Hexagon punch MDS download, Aquapainter, Hexagon Hive thinlit, Big Shot.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what creative and fun goodies Kerry at Peonies and Paper Chains put together with the set.

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11 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

What awesome projects! I love how you used the stamp set in such fun ways. And I love, love, love the shaped card...too cute!

Deb said...

Love these ideas using MDS and your e-cutter! So clever and now I am wanting one, too! Love those eggs!!

Wendie Waldman said...

Love your card, especially the bee on the flower - perfect!

Yapha said...

Oh man, you are making me want an e-cutter! Those cards are fantastic. Great idea to use the patterns for Easter eggs. Very clever!

Betty said...

Both of these are so cheerful! What a fun idea to use the stamps on a different shape and reinserting the stamped hexagons in the spaces added a great effect!

Carol Carriveau said...

Wonderful cards...love the bright eggs and grass on the first card! Wonderful bee hive card!

Mike Funke said...

Very clever! Love the eggs and the comb!

Jill Coleman said...

Two fun and different cards Heidi. I'm beginning to think I may need an e cutter. But, then I need someone to teach me. Love the bee in his hive!

Adriana Benitez said...

Very cute and very clever designs for both! What fun to see such versatility! TFS

rubberredneck said...

You really want me to get that e-cutter don't ya! lol AWESOME projects! The egg card is so smart! I love how you used it on the second card.

Helen L said...

LOVE your hexagon card: so striking and perfect!! :-)