Sep 17, 2013

Repetitive shapes used to create a background are super trendy right now, but you don't need an electronic die cutting device to create the look. A simple punch in a fun shape can be used too! I created this hexagon background with a hexagon punch and the Simple Stories Say Cheese collection:
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Using two punches of the same shape in slightly different sizes lets you turn your photos into fun shapes and your patterned papers into fun photo mattes. For these smaller shapes I use the 6 x 6 pad to include more of the design on each shape.
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And if you do happen to have an electronic die cutting machine, you can create a mixed font title by using Simple Stories stickers and a large cut title. I use the Simple Basics collection to cut titles.
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And to top it all off, a smattering of brads and chipboard scattered throughout creates a fun look!
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So pull out those basic shapes punches and your Simple Stories collections to create fun backgrounds!
Supplies Used:
Siple Stories Say Cheese Collection:
Expression Cardstock Stickers #3303
6 x 6 Paper Pad #3322
Chipboard #3328
Brads #3327
12 x 12 Simple Basics Kit #3301


  1. so totally creative--love that you incorporated one of my favorite shapes!

  2. I've never been into hexagons but this looks sooo cool!

  3. such a fun design. you always do a great job with those kinds of LO's.... they scare me, so I haven't even tried. ;)