Ulli here with you today. For our Friday favorites today I’ve made a 12x12 page with the focus on the wonderful Hope Die Cut Shapes. I love Die Cuts and the Hope Die Cut shapes are too cute and with its uplifting words they are perfect for these times.
When I went through them I was inspired by the three hexagon-shapes and my idea was born. I wanted to do a hexagon page with positive vibes and all the wonderful Hope colors and patterns.
First I searched for a hexagon cut file and I found one with many different sized hexagons. I used the wonderful Essentials White Cardstock and cut the hexagon pattern with my electronic die cutting machine into the paper. Then I packed all the hexagons with the super pretty Hope patterned papers. I used the Floral & Stripes, Confetti & Windows, Spots & Numbers, Stripes & Dots and the Plaid paper. I love that I got with all these papers the complete color range of the Hope collection on my page.
The hexagons from the white cardstock I didn't throw away because I also wanted to use them to decorate my page. I added my picture on the right side on the top and layered it with two of the Hope die cut hexagon shapes and some of the white cardstock hexagon shapes. I used 3D dots to add some dimension and to make the page more interesting. With these white hexagons I also got a very light and playful layout.
I glued the title "Hope" with the wonderful die cut word on the picture and used also 3D dots for it. Then I began to decorate the whole page with the white hexagons and with all the wonderful phrases and other Hope Die Cut Shapes. It was so much fun! The floral hexagons shape from the Die Cuts found a place on the bottom of the page with the words "good moments". I cut the wonderful die cut roses and glued one piece under my picture and the other one under a big white hexagon on the left side. I also used one of these cute little embroidered hearts. Aren’t they cute!?
I used the wonderful Grace Rainbow Stamp set and stamped the cute little hearts on my page. First I wanted to use the rainbow stamp, but my page was so full with all these hexagon shapes that I needed only some small highlights with the stamps. I also used the phrase "When it rains, look for rainbows". The picture is from our stay at home time. My husband and my children have painted a rainbow with chalk on the sidewalk near our front door. I love the rainbow as a sign of hope in these crazy and scary times.
I cut a very small paper strip from the Hearts & Criss Cross paper and glued it on the left border of my page. I love the rainbow color transition with the hearts and wanted to add a little rainbow detail on my page with it. Then I typed my journaling and printed it. I cut it into paper strips and added the journaling onto the right corner below.
I stamped the date with black ink and the Felicity Jane Roller Date Stamp on my layout. At the end I glued the pretty striped die cut bow on my picture and splattered black ink across my page. I used some Elizabeth Epoxy Hearts in matching colors and some black and white striped and grey Brooke Puffy Shapes here and there to finish off my page.
I hope you like my hexagons layout and maybe I could inspire you to use some hexagons on your next project! Stay healthy and safe, my friends!