An Amazing Honeycomb Birthday

I love with a sketch presents itself as the perfect way to use new products.  I had on my work space the Hexagon hive framelit die I had not yet used. I also had the Honeycomb Hello stamp set as well as the Amazing Birthday stamp set just waiting for a first time inking.  Best of all, I had a birthday card to make for my friend and staff member Carol. Carol is one of only two women who report to me at our all day job, the rest of my staff are men.  The chance to make a card for a woman was a real treat although in all honesty, this could easily be given to a guy as well as a gal, pearls and all.


I used the Freshly Made Sketches #144 as my inspiration.

Did you notice the layers on the cake?  Wait, ha ha, that was totally not intentional. Anyway, I stamped the circle with the cake inside image from Amazing Birthday and punched it out with the 1.25″ circle punch.  Then a 1-3/8 circle punch out of some Designer Series Paper.  The next Circle punch in the collection is 1-3/4 but that was a bit too big a layer for my tastes.  I looked through all my punches and realized that the Label Bracket punch is really a fancy 1.5″ circle, with points on it.  Perfect a a layer between the two circles. The final touch was to add pearls, some in their natural state, some colored with the darkest Daffodil Delight Blendability marker which is great for permanently coloring anything, including pearls and rhinestones.

IMG_1448Don’t forget the inside.  I used the Hexagon Hive framelit as a mat and sponged inside the design with Lost Lagoon.  I repeated this on the envelope – not shown here – for a coordinating look.

I”m thrilled to report that Carol loved her card, and has it proudly displayed on her desk for everyone to see. Thanks for stopping by today. If  you have any questions about my projects, leave a comment below or send me an email at

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I loved all the layers all over the card, especially that they were highlighting different areas. 🙂

  2. Fabulous card! I love the white embossing on that hexagon panel! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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