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Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – June 2018

June 19, 2018

Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team is back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge …  Are you ready?

Our challenge is …………

Hexagon Inspiration – There are so many fun ways to include Hexagons on our projects. Use either or both the new Fitted Hexagons or Stitched Hexagons die sets in some way when you create your card/scrapbook layout or 3D items.

 

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 lucky winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook page and answer this question: What is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies. 

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 22nd, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team has created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post.

Sandy Diller starts us off this month with this ‘smoking hot’ diagonal fold card. To create her card Sandy has used the Stitched Hexagons; Fitted Hexagons; Backyard Barbeque; Words 3 – Happy Holidays; Blackboard Alphabet and Stitched Fishtail Banners die set along with the Summer Fun Clear Stamp set.

Tanja Kabel has created this fun floral and hexagon card for this month’s challenge. To create her card Tanja has used Fitted Hexagons; Words 2 – Thinking of You and Dashing Rectangles along with Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock and Watercolor Paper.

Selma Stevenson is next with a pretty floral card for us today. To create her card Selma has used Stitched Hexagons; Fitted Hexagons; Garden Notes – Rhododendron; Dancing Butterflies; Bead Strings 2; Corners 1 die sets along with Sentiments 1 – Celebration.  Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Misty Mauve; ModaScrap Under the Sea Paper Pattern Pack; Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter; Pollen and PanPastels were also used on this card.

Frances Byrne has created an Hexagon Easel Card to for our challenge today. To create her card Frances has used Stitched Hexagons; Fitted Hexagons; Flamingos; Tropical Florals; Stitched Ovals and Labels 1 die sets along with the Beach Sentiments Clear Stamp and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Karen Nofziger has created a beautiful floral card for us today. To create her card Karen has used the Stitched Hexagons; Garden Notes –  Shasta Daisy; Garden Notes – Forget-Me-Not; Garden Notes – Baby’s Breath and Dashing Rectangles die sets along with General Sentiments Clear Stamp set. White Soft Finish Cardstock; ModaScrap Butterfly Dreams 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pack and Yellow Pollen were also used on this card.

Kelly Booth has created a card for a friend for today’s challenge. For her card Kelly has used Flamingos; Stitched Hexagons; Words 4 – Remember die sets along with White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Elena Anderson has cleverly used Hexagons on her card to create a baby card. To create her card Elena has used Fitted Hexagons; Blackboard Alphabet; Words 1 – Celebration and Words 2 – Thinking of You die sets along with ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. White Soft Finish Cardstock; Silk Microfine Glitter in Diva; Solar Gold and Go To Green; ModaScrap Thinking About Rio De Janeiro & Happy Travel Patterned Paper Packs were also used on this card.

Samantha Klaebe is next with her “Bee Mine” card. To create her card Samantha has used Stitched Hexagons and Bee die set along with the Love Sentiments Clear Stamp set. ModaScrap Simply Love Patterned Paper; True Red Silk Microfine Glitter and Velvet Adhesive Sheets were also used on this card.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created a Hexagon Shaped card for our challenge today. To create her card Tina has used Stitched Hexagons and Party Lanterns die sets along with Sentiments 2 – Just Because Clear Stamp set and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Marilyn Schiller shares her tropical card with us today. For her card Marilyn has used Fitted Hexagons and Palm Trees die sets along with Beach Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

EK Gorman has created this fun hexagon card decorated with even more hexagons. To create her card EK has used Stitched Hexagons; Words 2 – Thinking of You die sets and Laundry Party Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Paper Pack and Soft Finish Cardstock in Dusky Sky & Dove Gray were also used on this card.

Sara Torzullo has created a pretty floral card for the challenge today. For her card Sara has used Fitted Hexagons; Stitched Squares; Garden Notes – Frosty Fern and Garden Notes – Flowering Trees of Spring die sets.

Christine Pooler has created a sympathy card for the challenge. For her card Christine has used Stitched Hexagons; Garden Notes – Poppy 2; Garden Notes – Leafy Berry Branch 1; Garden Notes – Maidenhair Fern and Words 4 Remember die sets along with Soft Finish Cardstock in White and Cafe au Lait as well as ModaScrap Wood Effect Patterned Paper Pack.

Katelyn Grosart has created two cards to share with us for our challenge today. For her first card Katelyn has used Stitched Hexagons; Stitched Fishtail Banners and Sand Castle die sets along with Beach Sentiments Clear Stamp set; White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Under the Sea Patterned Paper Pack.

For her second card today Katelyn has used A Way With Words – Happy Birthday; A Way With Words – Butterfly Flourish; A Way With Words – Flourished Frame; Dashing Rectangles; Stitched Hexagons and Fitted Hexagons die set along with White Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Relax in the Garden Patterned Paper Pack.

Laura Gilhuly created this fun Scrapbook layout for our challenge today.  For her card Laura has used Stitched Hexagons; Fitted Hexagons; Stitched Rectangles and Words 3 – Happy Holidays die set.

Our final card for our challenge this month was created by Luciana Telesca. To create her card Luciana has used Tropical Florals; Stitched Hexagons die sets along with Beach Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Soft Finish Cardstock in True Blue and ModaScrap Wood Effect Patterned Paper were also used on this card.

 

If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post or Facebook Giveaway Post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners  will be announced here on our blog on Friday, June 22nd.

Happy Creating!

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48 Comments

  • Reply Anita Braddock July 18, 2018 at 10:07 am

    I would use the stitched Hexagon and the Tropical dies I have this beach chair frame and want to add them to the beach chair I think it would add so much character to the frame and it would sit in my craftroom. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Michele Christensen June 25, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I love all your stamps. It’s always a hard choice trying to pick one out when I have a little extra money. Thank you for a chance to win.

  • Reply Eileen R June 21, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I use them as a background accent in both my cards and my scrapbook layouts. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  • Reply Christine Cernoch June 21, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Great ideas! I love to use them on cards as accent pieces.

  • Reply Kathy Ferguson June 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I love shaker cards so I would use the stitched hexagon to create my window. Your designer did a fabulous job. I especially love the scrapbook layout.

  • Reply Gilda (McStamper) June 20, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I haven’t used a hexagon design before but I love these card ideas. Especially EK’s card and Laura’s layout. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

  • Reply Vivian C. June 20, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Okay, I’ll admit it, if you asked me for ideas on what to do with hexagons, I probably would have given you a blank look. Then I saw all the things the designers came up with. Wow! So many cool ideas. I am especially taken with the easel card. That is where I would start with the stitched hexagons.

  • Reply Nikki Smith June 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    What creative cards. I wish my cards were as beautiful as these.

  • Reply shartl June 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    The flamingo cards are the cutest ever!! I would use hexagons to make cards. They would work for a shaped card base, a frame, or just to scatter across the card front.

  • Reply Michele Baird June 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    These are simply fabulous

  • Reply karenladd June 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    These are all so creative but I really love Luciana’s card with the tropical flowers tucked in around the layered hexagons. Just gorgeous!!

  • Reply Sue D June 20, 2018 at 9:05 am

    My favorite ways to use hexagons are bee themed projects and quilt themed projects.

  • Reply Carla Hundley June 20, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Fabulous cards! Such
    neat designs using the
    hexagon. I would like to
    try the hexagon easel
    card, looks fun!
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Vivian Carden June 20, 2018 at 3:42 am

    I like using them as a background

  • Reply Kathy W June 19, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Love hexagons! I like to use them to create a honeycomb design and quilt designs/

  • Reply Janet June 19, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I haven’t used hexagons much. I liked the way it was used on several cards as the background for the main picture. Really made the card image stand out. I just bought a he ounch- am getting inspired to use it now! Thanks.

  • Reply Patricia Sakrismo June 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Like to use them as a focal point on a card or as a card base.

  • Reply F. Andre June 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    All the samples shared today are lovely. Hexagon shapes are great for framing sentiments or providing a backdrop for the card’s focal point.

  • Reply Lauri Bacalzo June 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    The hexagon shapes are wonderful!
    The flamingo cards are so bright and cheerful!
    And I like the hexagon shapes on the scrapbook layout page.
    Thanks for sharing all the unique ideas.

  • Reply Vicki Etheridge June 19, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I love the Hexagon Easel Card with the Flamingos on it and the building blocks baby card. Such creativity. I’m really into making baby cards at the moment so I’m going to have to try that technique this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Rose June 19, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    As a frame for my focal point.

  • Reply Heather June 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I loved how you made the building blocks out of them for like a baby card. So creative with the many options available – more than I ever thought of.

  • Reply Cindy Wilson June 19, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Hexagons are fun. I like that you can use them for either sex. Some awesome examples shown here.

  • Reply Janet Gundrum June 19, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Hexagon frames are so easy to work with, I like making frames with them the best. All really nice cards but framed flowers are beautiful. Hope to see you in Lancaster in July.

  • Reply Birgit Norton June 19, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I don’t own the hexagon dies but I love Frances easel card using them. I can also see that they make great frames and Elena’s idea of turning them into blocks was brilliant! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  • Reply YVETTE WILLIAMS June 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    The first thing I go to is making a bee hive. Using them as frames for a different shape than the usual.

  • Reply Anneke Schep June 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I am very inspired by all the possibilities I have seen with both the stitched and the fitted hexagon dies.
    Honestly I can not remember having used a hexagon in a card but I definitely will but I can’t make a choice what my favorite will be. I love the use in the background but I also like experimenting the shape as a card by itself. Using a hexagon as a tag is also cute. Thank you for this challenge, it is ver inspiring and I kind of needed inspiration to pick up on (or get back to) my card making.

  • Reply Jan Metcalf June 19, 2018 at 11:50 am

    So many great ideas! I really like the flamingos on a hexagon, the grill too! And the stack of small hexagons under the sand castle was nice as well! Will give this a try if I win!

  • Reply Bessie Phillips June 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I really liked EK Gorman use of stitched hexagons to form the large hexagon. It is an interesting shaped card with the use of coordinating papers!

  • Reply Luanna June 19, 2018 at 11:21 am

    What an amazing variety of ways to use hexagons. The design team outdid themselves. I love all the inspiration they have given me!

  • Reply Katherine Deuel June 19, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I’m just starting to use the hexagons and love the versatility of the stitched version. I have used them to accent an area on a card to draw the eye to a highlight. I am also a quilter, so am looking forward to fitting the different colors and textures together to form an overall design on my scrapbook pages.

  • Reply RaVonna Johnson June 19, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I love all the projects but I especially love Selma’s card. These hexagons are really very versatile.

  • Reply kathy krug June 19, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Wonderful designs from the whole team. Each one is so different.

  • Reply Jean Chaney June 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

    My favorite way to use a hexagon is to create a card shape. I find this to be a fun card shape.

  • Reply Kathleen Adams June 19, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I love all of the Hexagon inspiration cards. I just got my set and can’t wait to play now!

  • Reply Marjorie June 19, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I love the hexagons. So many ways to use them. All the projects were beautiful. I particularly like the patchwork. I can’t wait to try them all. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • Reply Sandra Heitman June 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I love Elizabeth Crafts Designs products. They are high quality, durable and easy to use. Elizabeth Crafts Designs also has a huge amount of instructive videos that are so informative. They don’t leave you hanging with a product you’re not sure how to use. Their blogs and videos give you all sorts of creative inspiration. Thank you for all of your efforts. They are greatly appreciated.

  • Reply scrappyrat June 19, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Am I terribly boring if I say my favorite thing to do with these is use them as a background for stamped images? They’re just so perfect for layering!

  • Reply Anita Hoogerhyde June 19, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I love stitched geometric dies – sqaures, circles, rectangles AND the hexagons for making a “quilted” pattern look on cards, the possibilities are endless.

  • Reply Judy Rossmann June 19, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Holy hexagons. I never knew how much I needed them until I saw your samples. I love the bees and the blocks. This is such a useful and flexible. Love it!

  • Reply Rhea June 19, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Neat to see hexagons on all the cards. Love all the different way to use them.

  • Reply Linda P June 19, 2018 at 9:15 am

    The hexagon shape is so versatile that the ways of using it are endless. However, my favorite way is using it on flower cards as a background. It gives the card a whole new dimension.

  • Reply Denise Bryant June 19, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I love all these hex card ideas! I love Samantha’s Bee Mine card! Fun use of the hex shapes and a great mix of patterns and colors!

  • Reply Kimberly McField June 19, 2018 at 9:01 am

    These projects are beautiful, and I love how the hexagons were used in so many different ways. I especially love the flamingo cards.

  • Reply Sally Taylor June 19, 2018 at 8:54 am

    My favorite ways are icountry chic quilt blocks, honeycomb and nursery blocks.

  • Reply Becca Yahrling June 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Wow, lots of beautiful inspiration using hexagons!! I love the
    flamingo easel card and have to CASE that idea! I love making
    shaker cards from the largest hexagon. They’re my favorite
    type of card.

  • Reply Lisa Lesshafft June 19, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Love the hexagons. You have shown so many inspirational ways to use these dies. I love to use them in a Honeycomb type of layouts. Your patchwork examples are lovely and will probably become my new favorite way to use them. Thank you for giving us so many lovely ideas.

  • Reply Myra Hutchins June 19, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I love all the hexagons, but my favorites are Katelyn’s two designs. They both speak to me.

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