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Introducing Happy Hexagons...

It's the 10th of the month already!  June is zipping by, and it's time to begin the Papertrey Ink countdown once again!  Today I get to help introduce a new set called Happy Hexagons.  YAY!  Can I just say how excited I am to have a fun hexagon set!  It's perfect!  And you know what makes it really awesome?  It's a $5 set!  There is also a new Cover Plate: Hexagons die that coordinates, which opens up all kinds of different design options.  These new products will be available for purchase on June 15 from the Papertrey Ink website.  

I have four cards to share with you today using the Happy Hexagons set.  First up is a card that reminds me of a country quilt.  I chose to use shades of blue, cream and white.  The background was created by using the new Cover Plate: Hexagons die along with my embossing mats to create an embossed background which acted as a guide for stamping my hexagons as well as lots of great texture.  I love that these Cover Plate dies can be used that way as well as regular dies!


The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from the Happy Hexagons set.  I love that Nichole included a few little sentiments as well.  It makes for a great set to pull out all by itself and just create....and for just $5!  I did throw in the needle and thread image from Quilter's Sampler as well.  The border along the bottom was cut using the Filligree Border die.


Next up, I combined the Happy Hexagons with my favorite set (ever!), Rosie Posie.  The new little hexagons nestle nicely inside of the large hexagon background stamp from Rosie Posie.  They are slightly larger than the openings of the hexagons from Rosie Posie and overlap a bit as you can see from my photos, but they still work great together!


I stamped the Rosie Posie hexagons using Sweet Blush ink, then filled them in with Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet and Fine Linen inks.  The sentiment is from this month's Think Big Favorites, which were originally in the Star Prints set and was stamped with Classic Kraft ink. 


Next up is a card that shows these hexagons aren't just for frilly feminine cards...they are great for masculine cards as well.  Here I stamped them in deep, rich hues on a text print patterned paper for a very masculine feel.


The sentiment is from World's Greatest and those wooden stars are from Studio Calico.


And last but not least, a patriotic card.  This card started off as something totally different, but when I had these first few rows of hexagons stamped, it looked so patriotic and summery that I decided to go that route instead!


The sentiment cluster at the bottom was created with various sentiments from the Est. 1776 set.  


To make the stamping really quick and easy on this card, I lined up my hexagons on my grid block like this and stamped each row in a different color.  I made sure to flip my block with each row so that that same stamps didn't end up being next to eachother, giving the images a little more variety.  


Well that's all for today's projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you're as excited about this little $5 gem of a stamp set as I am!  

Want more inspiration and peeks of the new products for this month?  Here's a list of ladies that are sharing projects today!

MelissaHeatherNichole, Dawn, Ashley, and Danielle


Blue-Birthday-dtl Finished size = 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Happy Hexagons stamp set, Cover Plate: Hexagon die

Enjoy-Life-dtl Finished size = 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Happy Hexagons stamp set

Worlds-Greatest-Dad-dtl Finished size = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Happy Hexagons stamp set

Patriotic-Hexagons-dtl Finished size = 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Happy Hexagons stamp set