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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dynamic Duos #52 - Stampin' Up! Hexagons

Hi there

This week at Dynamic Duos we are celebrating our one year anniversary!! To mark this auspicious occasion, we are inviting you to make a card using any past Dynamic Duo colour combination.

For my card I was inspired by the challenge set in week 33 of Dynamic Duos.....Gold & Black with a music theme!


I also saw this challenge at CASology which was all about HEXAGONS!!...so I thought I would give it a go.

Hexagons are VERY in at the moment in the world of craft/blogland so I thought it would be cool to make some of my own hexagonal buttons as embellishments. I made the hexagonal buttons by embossing my paper with the Stampin' Up! Honeycomb Embossing Folder and cutting out about 7 of each design. I then stuck them all together, sanded the edges a bit, punched two holes in each with my Crop-a-dile and then applied Crystal Effects to make them glossy. I left them to dry overnight (VERY important) and then I decorated 4 with bakers twine and the fifth with a gold brad. I didn't come up with this idea....I saw a this cute video a while ago from the wonderful Heather Summers, and our Impressions magazine (for Stampin' Up! demos) also featured a tutorial on it a while ago. The buttons are very fun to do....they are not hard at all.......give it a go!

I left the rest of the card completely bare and stamped a single simple sentiment from Fabulous Phrases.

So PLEASE join in this week and help us celebrate one whole year of joyful creativity.....check out our fabulous Design Team and get inspired....

Alison xxx

Materials used

Stamps - Fabulous Phrases
Ink - Basic Black
Cardstock - Whisper White Textured CS (retired), First Edition Specialty DSP,
Basic Black DSP, Gold CS,
Love Letter DSP (black & vanilla polka dots), misc music print paper.
Accessories - Gold Brad, White Bakers Twine
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stamp-a-majig, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Crop-a-dile, SNAIL, Crystal Effects, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Paper Snips


  1. OMGoodness, I just love this to hexagon PIECES!

  2. Such a pretty clean & simple card. I just love all the white space and the assorted hexagons!

  3. So CAS and I love the graphic feel to your card...hexagon buttons are so cool! Thanks for joning us at CASology this week!

  4. Those hexagonal buttons almost pop off the card. Love the effect! Great card Alison!

  5. Oh my goodness this looks soooooo pretty :) love how CAS it is and soooo catchy

  6. Your hexagons buttons are fantastic!!

  7. Fabulosu card Allison, I loved this card from the moment I saw it in our Dynamic Duos gallery. Thank you for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  8. So cute, Alison! I love those hexagons. Gorgeous!

  9. How fun - I love how you've made them into buttons! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  10. Your card is adorable Alison, love the music noted hexagon! Fun!!

  11. Way to make your own buttons!!! Such a fun and fabulous idea. Beautiful card :)

  12. This is genius, Alison. Wow! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from CASology!!

  13. This is such an adorable CAS card, Alison! Love it!!

  14. Too cute! I love those hexagon buttons. Beautiful CAS card!! The raised white panel is such a nice touch too.

  15. What a fun technique to create those buttons, Alison! I especially love how you added the little gold brad to one, just to make it stand out. Love it! :)


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Peace & love
Alison xx