The answer – the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die is what I used to make a masculne birthday card for my post today.  And, I have a few tips to share about using this die.


I used the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die to cut a piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Series paper.  The die cuts some hexagons out of the paper but leaves some intact.  I kept some of  the ones that were cut out for the inside of the card.

HINT: Place a piece of wax paper between the Hexagon Hive Die and the paper.  This makes it easy to release the paper from the die.  Trust me – you definitely want to do this!  Ask me how I know.  Yep, after wasting several pieces of paper, I realized that I should try the wax paper trick.  It works!!

Notice that some of the hexagons have a smaller black hexagon stamped on them.  I used the Hexagon stamp from the Geometrical Set.  It is a nice way to be able to add some interest to the hexagons.  

Speaking of adding interest, I wanted some small images to stamp in some of the blank hexagons.  After looking through the catalog, I decided on A Fitting Occassion.  The tie, crown, horseshoe and moustache are all from that set.  The other 2 images are from Mosaic Madness.  

Notice the "happy birthday" in the lower left corner.  It is from Fabulous Phrases.  Using the stamp-a-ma-jig, I was able to split birthday into 2 words so that they would fit my hexagons.  Instead of inking the sentiment, I colored "birth" with a Bermuda Bay Marker and stamped it in a hexagon..  After cleaning the stamp, I repeated the process with the "day" part of the stamp.

Masculine Bday inside

See Ya Later from the Sale-a-bration catalog provided the inside sentiment.  And, you can see some of those hexagons that I saved are scattered about for some color..

This was a very different card for me.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.  I am glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone to try something different.  It does have a definite masculine tone.


stamps - A Fitting Occassion wood 131952, clear 127049, Geometrical wood 133158, clear 133161, Fabulous Phrases wood 128577, clear 120501, See Ya Later wood 133533, clear 133536, Mosaic Madness wood 130246, clear 130249

paper - Kaleidoscope Designer Series paper 132995, Whisper White c.s.

ink - Crushed Curry, bermuda Bay, Black StazOn

Tools – Heaxagon Hive Thinlits Die 132965

accessory – wax paper

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