2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop - Day 6

It's hard to believe that we are on Day 6 of the Blog Hop already! I really hope you have been enjoying everyone's amazing projects, I know I have! Today, I have my second scrapbook page. This is an 8-1/2" x 11" page featuring my Dido dog!

For this page I used the Epic Day This & That Designer Series Paper. The hexagons were cut out with Paper Snips from the large hexagon pattern. I also used one of the stickers from the Epic Day Designer Stickers...

...I thought the saying was more than appropriate for that adorable furry face!

Did you notice the paper-pierced hexagons? No, there isn't a hexagon paper-piercing template. When I had all the hexagons laid out on the page, I wanted more hexagons but in a subtle way. I wasn't sure how to do that, but then I literally had a genius moment where a light bulb turned on in my head. I thought maybe I could make my own paper-piercing template...and it worked! I was sooooooo excited!

To make my paper-piercing template, I used a scrap piece of Vellum CS and traced one of my cut out hexagons. Then, I used the straight lines from the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack for the placement of the holes. As long as you don't use to much force, the vellum seems to hold up just fine. There are lots of possibilities with this technique! So, are you gonna go make your own paper-piercing templates now?

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
  • Daffodil Delight Seam Binding
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack with Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • Paper Snips
  • Vellum Cardstock
  • Whisper White CS
  • My Digital Studio: Hexagon Punch,  Flag Punch,  This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper, Arial Narrow Typeface, Basic Gray
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:) Kaitlyn 

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  1. Such a cute page! I love the idea of making a paper piercing template. I will definitely be trying that.

  2. What a darling page Kaitlyn. I love it and so creative with the vellum.

  3. This is such a cute page! And you are so super smart to make your own piercing template...endless possibilities!

  4. You're a one SMART COOKIE! You made your own paper piercing template--that is so cool. I love that subtle added detail and I have to say thanks for sharing that with all of us. Smiles, Elizabeth

    p.s. Dido is adorable and the photo is totally sweet.

  5. The Epic Day stuff is amongst my FAVORITE!! And you TOTALLY nailed it!! And I think I NEEEED your paper piercing template!!! Sooo very clever, Zumba!! :)

  6. This is a super cute page! I love all the hexagons! What a clever idea to make your own template! Fabulous idea!

  7. I love this page! Such a cute picture, and I love the custom-made hexagon piercing template -- very clever.


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