Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hexagons 2 Ways ~ CAS-ual Fridays #33

I didn't think I had it in me, but I'm getting in one more blog post and challenge before the end of the year!  Today I played with CAS-ual Fridays "Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String" challenge!  {Are you singing that song in your head?  I am:)}  This challenge is a two-weeker, so there's still time to play along!
I just got a new set from PTI.  The set is called Rosie Posie, but for me it's all about the hexagons.  My first card is a simple one with the hexagons in all their graphic glory.  It's hard to tell in the pic, but the hexagon strip is actually two "arms" that are tied together at the button (kind of like a gate fold).  I finished off with one of my favorite sentiment stamps from W9 Plus.  It's unbelievable how clean and crisp the sentiments stamp!  
Since I already had all my stuff out, I did up one more card.  I used the same stamp sets and same basic supplies, with a totally different look!  
The first time I saw those hexagon stamps, I knew I had to try a rosette! Almost any linear pattern is suited for rosettes.  Love how it turned out so bold and graphic! 
To go along with the tied up with string theme, I did a fold-over, notepad-style treatment at the top.  Easy to do with my MS score board and my small hole puncher.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that everyone has a happy and safe New Year's Eve!  Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! 
{aloha, jj} 

Stamps: Rosie Posie (Papertrey Ink), Very Vintage Greetings (W9 Plus)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Chipboard, Razmataz Berry, Seabreeze (Mark's Finest Papers)
Embellishments: Button, baker's twine (The Twinery)


  1. You make me love kraft, JJ! It looks so awesome in pink (love that twine & button!) and the notepad style card is too sweet & unique - love the rosette, and it's like the pattern was made for it :)
    Happy new year to you & yours as well - I hope you had fun!

  2. Wow--these are really super. I have that same Rosie Posie set, and I grabbed the hexagons first, too. I really like how you have used kraft and black, and that rosette with the notebook topper is really clever.

  3. These ARE AWESOME JJ!! I can't pick a favorite...they are both so special.

    About Sea Life Park...LOL, it's like you read my mind!! Happy New Year. ;)

  4. Your cards are amazing. I love all of them. Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting.

  5. OH My Goodness! These are stunning!! I love, love, love them both but the rosette is pure GOLD! Gold, I tell ya!

  6. Love the black against the kraft and as usual your designs are fabulous.

    I'm so happy to have come across your blog today and spent some time scrolling through your posts. You have such a great eye for design!

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