It’s make a “shaped card” week!

Bees H2O

Shaped cards are fun to make and that’s the challenge for this week!  So here’s how I made this one.

The Steps:

Step 1:  I decided to use a nested hexagon die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Hexagons Stitched Hexagons

Use the second to the largest die in this set to make the base card.  First score an 8.5″ x 11″ at 5.5″ pc. of white cardstock on the long side.  Then place a straight edge of this die just past the fold making sure only the blade is right above the fold:

Die on fold

This is the result after you run it through your die cutting machine:

Bees open after cut

Step 2:  Using the smallest die in this set, cut a lot of these from black cardstock.  Start in the center of the front of the card with a hexagon.  Then work outwards as shown:

Hex finished

As you can see in the photo, I cut several in half to continue the pattern all the way to the six sides.

Step 3:  Using the largest die, cut with yellow cardstock and adhere this step to the front of the card base.  Now adhere the finished step 2 to the yellow front.

Step 4:  Create a flower to adhere to the top center.  I used a nested flower die from DocCrafts to make the one I made.  It’s called “Glorious Gerbera”.  I used white cardstock for all the layers and yellow for the center.  Adhere the flower you choose to the center.

Step 5:  Using Elizabeth Craft Designs: 710 – Bees  cut enough pieces to make 3 bees and adhere to the card as shown:

Bees H2O

Step 5:  Create on your computer or stamp a sentiment onto White cardstock and cut with the second to the largest hexagon and ink the edges with yellow ink or PanPastels as I did.  Now adhere this layer to the inside of the card.

Bees inside senti.

That’s It!

As always, I really appreciate you taking your precious time to hop over here and take a look.  I hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge.

Other Products Used:

Sizzix Big Shot Plus

CutterPillar Pro

Michaels:  All cardstock

Beacon’s Kids Choice glue

Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

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