Spring Birthday Card with Six-Sided Sampler

Today I wanted to share with you a fabulous card I received this month as a swap card from fellow stamper, Stacey Lane!  She joined my Fun n’ Crafty stampers last fall and creates the most amazing cards!  Seriously, I need to start attending her classes. Smile 

But each month our group does a swap where you send one or two cards to other folks in the group and get a couple ideas back your way.  This is the card she sent me this month:

Isn’t it fantastic?

So, here is the awesome part… see that patterned background?  That isn’t designer paper – THAT IS STAMPED!!

She used the Six-Sided Stamper stamp set and hexagon punch to make this card.


Now, it seems like a lot, but the nice thing is that if you stamp and punch a bunch of random hexagon images, you can glue them down to a larger piece of paper – say a 5.5” x 8.5” piece of scrap paper and then cut it up to create a background for multiple cards.

I also love some of the touches she added like

  • Sponging the hexagons in Smoky Slate, which really softens the look of the card
  • Embossing the banner with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (free with an order as part of Sale-a-Bration)
  • Using a toothpick to create a dimensional stick for the banner
  • Using Pool Party core’dinations cardstock for a textured mat behind her stamped background.

So, now it is time for me to break out this stamp set again and try it out in a non-masculine style (which is what I normally think of with this set. 


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  Stampin’ Supplies Used

Stamps – Six Sided Sampler, Simply Sketched (hostess set)
Ink – So Saffron, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Paper – Whisper White, Pool Party Core’dinations cardstock (subtles collection), Smoky Slate
Accessories – Hexagon Punch, Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder (sale-a-bration), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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