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September 10, 2012

Hexagon Shape Card




This is Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am so happy to be the Guest Designer today at The Bug Bytes.

I found out this week that a friend passed away.  I met Frank and his wife Dawn Marie 15 years ago.  Dawn Marie and I were in the same Daycare Provider Group until I moved to a near by town.  Frank was a great father and husband and wonderful person!  He loved children and dresses as Santa and came to several of my daycare Christmas Parties in full costume.  He was a special man and will be greatly missed!

I wanted to make a special card for Dawn Marie and her family.



I saw a card on Pinterest that sparked an idea.  I grabbed my Gypsy and created this hexagon card.  I took a hexagon from My Quiet Book and sized it to 4 inches.  I copied a second hexagon and rotated it -61 and welded it to the first hexagon to create my card base.

I put two more hexagons on my mat sized to 3.76 inches.



I opened another layer and found this tree on Jolly Holidays.  I left the first layer visible to help me size the tree.  I sized it to 2.65 and cut it out in brown cardstock.



I cut out the card in a green patterned cardstock and the smaller hexagon in a blue shimmer cardstock.



I adhered the layers together and added the tree.



I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch to cut out some tiny butterflies in pink cardstock.



I used mini glue dots to adhere the folded butterflies to my card.

I inked the edges of the card with a blue stamp pad.



I really like how this card turned out.  I did not use the extra blue hexagon on the inside as the back of the green patterned cardstock is light green.

I find it hard to make sympathy cards, but whenever I see a butterfly I think of my mom.  She passed away in 1989 and every time I see a butterfly I feel comforted.  This is the first sympathy card I have made using a butterfly and it just felt right!

Thank you for stopping by!




6 comments:

Michelle said...

Lori what a beautiful card, I'm sure your friend will appreciate it, but I am so sorry you had to make it :(

Design Originals by KC said...

Lori, Thanks for sharing this wonderful card! Love the butterflies... sorry for your loss and the loss of your friend. Kathi

Pam said...

Lovely card Lori. So sorry about the loss of your friend.

Adele said...

Lovely Card Lori!! Sorry to hear of Frank's passing though:(
Hugs
Adele

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, I am so sorry over the loss of your friend.

Your card is beautiful and I love the little fluttering butterflies.

Norma said...

WOW! lovely card and I love the card shape:) Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic Thursday!!!
Hugs,
Norma

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