First, I started with the Happy Hexagon stamp set. Seems like hexagons are "big stuff" in papercrafting these days. When I saw the Happy Hexagon stamp set (which has 10 different hexagon stamps and 4 sentiments), I knew that I could come up with lots of different designs for cardmaking.
If you are familiar with quilt patterns, you know that the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt is made piecing hexagon-shaped fabric pieces together. I started stamping a piece of white card stock with good intentions of making a Grandmother's Flower Garden design for my card front. I kinda got carried away and covered the entire card front in hexagons. Here is what I ended up with.........
The white cardstock was going to be mounted on blue cardstock so I started stamping the hexagons in blue. The blue cardstock was then going to be mounted on a red card so.......halfway thru stamping, I decided to stamp one hexagon in red to match the red cardstock. A sentiment from PTI Framed stamp set was added to the front of the card using foam squares for dimension. Since making the card shown above, I made two similar cards but I stamped a separate red hexagon on a scrap piece of white cardstock, cut it out and adhered to the card front using foam squares. This really makes the red hexagon "pop"!
The next card pictured was made using the Subway Series:Holidays stamp set. The left hand side of the card is (discontinued) paper from Creative Cafe. The Thanksgiving Subway stamp was used on the right hand side. I stamped the image on orange cardstock using orange ink. A green ribbon and green buttons (with orange/white twine) were added as embellishments. Everything was adhered to green cardstock.
Time to get your craft on and make some holiday cards!!!!