Hexagon Hive Valentine Card

This fun new Hexagon Hive Thinlit is a fun background for this Valentine card.  Use a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to turn your Hexagon Hive Thinlit or any die cut into a sticker!  Video is at the bottom of this blog post.
Hexagon Hive Valentine Card

* = Occasions 2014 Catalog available Janaury 3, 2014 – May 31, 2014
** = Sale-a-bration 2014 Catalog Available January 28-March 31, 2014 as a Sale-a-bration item FREE with $50 merchandise purchase.
  Love You to the Moon  w#133140  c#133143
Banner Blast  w#133551  c#133554
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Rose Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler
Silver Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper
Big Shot:  Hexagon Hive Thinlit #132965
Hearts Collection Framelits #125599
Chalk Talk Framelits #129983
Other:  Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #120805

1.  Cut Your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
*2.  Watch the Video below for this step.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Cut a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet the same size. Peel off the words on the Adhesive Sheet and adhere it to your Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Run though your Big Shot using this sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), cutting plate, card stock with adhesive side touching cutting plate, Wax Paper, Hexagon Hive Thinlit, and your top cutting plate.  Poke out the hexagons that are cut.  Not all of them will come out-they are not supposed to!  Set aside the hexagon stickers for another project.  Peel off the adhesive backing and adhere to your card front.
3.  Stamp your Banner Blast Hearts in Real Red ink inside each full hexagon.  Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig if you want them perfectly placed, or just try to stamp in the center like I did.
4.  Stamp your “Love” and “When I thing of YOU I can’t STOP SMILING” sentiments in Real Red in on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out the “SMILING” sentiment with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit.  Hand cut your “Love” .  Put Dimensionals on the back of both sentiments.
5.  Cut your Silver Glimmer Paper Heart out with the desired size Heart Framelit.  I used the third one from the center.  Use your Small Heart Punch to punch out your Red Glimmer Paper Heart.  Put Dimensionals on the back of both Hearts.
6.  Position the “LOVE” and Small Red Glimmer Paper Heart on top of the Silver Glimmer Paper Heart.  Adhere in the desired positions with the Dimensionals.  Position your Silver Glimmer Paper Heart and your “Smiling” sentiment in the desired positions on your card front.  Adhere.
7.  You can use some of the Hexagon Stickers you made to decorate the corners inside your card and on the outside of your envelope.  I have not yet tested to see how well they make it through the mail on the outside of an envelope.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nendy Kerr

Love You More Valentine for a Guy

This Valentine is a no frills Valentine and is perfect for the man in your life.  The Hexagons and Rectangles add a trendy geometric look.  Enjoy making this Valentine for your Man.
Love You More Manly Valentine

Stamps:  Love You More w#131850  c#131853  (Available only until January 27, 2014 or while supplies last)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378
Honeycomb Hive Thinlit Die #132965
Other:  Tombow Liquid Glue
Wax paper

1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  Adhere to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  You have a couple of options here.
Note:  Look at the cutting edge side of your Thinlit.  Notice that there are Honeycomb Hexagons that do NOT have the cutting edge around them.  I ran mine through three times trying to get those to cut out.  🙂
~Option 1:  (I used this one.)  Cut out your Honeycomb Hive Thinlit.  Sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform (all tabs closed), Cutting Plate, card stock, Wax Paper, Honeycomb Hive Thinlit, Cutting Plate.
~Option 2: (Considering using this one.)  Cut out a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Peel off one side and stick it to your 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Use the same sandwich as in Option 1 laying your card stock side up, adhesive side down.
4.  Punch out the Hexagons.  Save the rest for another project.  I will be posting a project on Valentine’s Day that will use it.
5.  Stamp “Love You More” and the arrows on a piece of 1-1/2″ x 3-1/4″  Whisper White card stock.   Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock at 2″ x 3-3/4″.  Layer the two together with Dimensionals.  Decide where you want your label and some of the Hexagons you cut out.  Adhere your label to the card front with Dimensionals.
6.  Position your Hexagons as desired.
~Option 1:  If you used Option 1 above you will need to use Tombow Glue to stick your Hexagons to your Honeycomb embossed card front.
~Option 2:  If you used Option 2 above you will need to peel off the sticker back and adhere the Hexagons to your Honeycomb embossed card front.
7.  Write a nice note inside before you give it to your Man.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy Kerr