In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search


Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
Inking Addict
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Summit, NY
Posts: 95
Default SU honeycomb embossing folder

Having just received my honeycomb embossing folder, I have been looking on e-bay for the Creative Memories mini hexagon punch. I was not quite willing to pay the price that they are now going for. I have just discovered a solution. If you have the Cricut Expression, and have the Accent Essentials cartridge all you have to do is go to Accent 45( the 5th image on the last row). Use Real Dial Size , set size at 3/4" and the shift key.
The result is a perfect fit for inside the honeycomb. I am so excited, aside from saving me a lot of money, I can use my paper scraps and cut as many as I want.

There possibly are other cartridges that have the same hexagon shape. This happens to be the only one I have.

Good Luck,
Mrian
backroom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 589
Default

Ty for this great tip!
KarenBinPa is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
Crimping Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Washington state
Posts: 1,192
Default

OMG, that's one of the best craftin' news! TFS!
__________________
Annie
My Blog / Website / Facebook Page / Gallery
lovemycards is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
Stazon Splitcoast
 
mamaxsix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Syracuse, Indiana
Posts: 23,129
Default

I was really surprised that SU didn't come out with a matching punch. It sure looked like they were using one in the sample pix in the mini with the dp hexagons inside their embossing (page 3 and 16 for example)
__________________
Gail
Winter Sketch Challenge Design Team Member,
CAS Challenge 2013 Summer Design Team Member

Stamping for my Sanity's Sake!

Romans 8:28-29
I finally have a blog! Click here to check it out.
mamaxsix is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
binkiemonstermom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,044
Default

I am hoping, crossing my fingers, for a punch with the new catty in June!!!
binkiemonstermom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #6
SuG
Forum Fanatic
 
SuG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,764
Default

I was wondering, and haven't tried this yet, if making a tight sandwich with a piece of dp in the honeycomb wouldn't cut through the paper and create the shape. I will have to try this soon.
__________________
Su
my blog
SuG is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #7
Matboard Maniac
 
AllisonStamps!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by binkiemonstermom View Post
I am hoping, crossing my fingers, for a punch with the new catty in June!!!
I've got my fingers crossed too! I'd LOVE a punch!!!!
__________________
Check out my blog: http://nicepeoplestamp.blogspot.com
AllisonStamps! is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 03:35 AM   #8
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Formerly Upstate New York, now Rome GA
Posts: 889
Default

And speaking of a hex punch, WHY can't I find a HEX DIE? A couple companies show them but so far not to be found, at least around here.
LindaBabe is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 05:22 AM   #9
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 589
Default

What is the size of the honeycomb shape exactly? Anyone know?
Karen
KarenBinPa is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #10
Mad Swapper
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,929
Default

The George cartridge also has a hexagon shape (same button as the letter 'P'). Wonder if it would work? My Honeycomb folder is yet to arrive so can't try.
Crafter 4 Life is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
Crimping Master
 
sharilea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 1,176
Default

OMG!!! Thanks so much for that tip! I have that cartridge and a Cricut. I get my new Honeycomb embossing folder at stamp club next weekend. I was not looking forward to cutting out all those little hexagons! You have saved us all a ton of work! You rock!
__________________
Shari
sharilea is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
Inking Addict
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Summit, NY
Posts: 95
Default

Karen, the size of the mini hexagon punch, using the smallest one, is 3/4 ". They also have a hexagon punch large, that one is too big.

The shape from the George cartridge is called an octagon and does not fit the honeycomb folder. I tried it. It has 8 sides, not six which you need.
backroom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 12:20 PM   #13
Stazon Splitcoast
 
snowcountry311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: beautiful cny
Posts: 73,197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuG View Post
I was wondering, and haven't tried this yet, if making a tight sandwich with a piece of dp in the honeycomb wouldn't cut through the paper and create the shape. I will have to try this soon.
this method does work. but still hoping for a punch or die in the next catalog!
__________________
gayla
snowcountry311 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 03:37 AM   #14
Insane Embellisher
 
shestamps72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 935
Default

Taylored Expressions has a small hexagon die set and so does My Favorite Things, I own the TE one and it is small, I plan on ordering the one from Mft, it is much larger. Good luck!
Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaBabe View Post
And speaking of a hex punch, WHY can't I find a HEX DIE? A couple companies show them but so far not to be found, at least around here.
__________________
MY BLOG
My Gallery
shestamps72 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #15
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach CA
Posts: 817
Cool PTI Hexagon Die

I am loving this thread. I have the PTI hexagon impression plate that cuts out little hexagon shapes. They don't fit perfectly in the SU honeycomb EF but close enough. Here is what it looks like:
Attached Thumbnails
p1040624.jpg  
MarianneLamb is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #16
Gabfest Goddess
 
craftymomto2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO.
Posts: 7,089
Default

Maybe SU is coming out in June with a Framelit for this hexagon embossing folder instead of a punch??? How cool would that be!
__________________
Mary
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
My blogs: www.maryscraftroom.blogspot.com
www.icantbelieveimadethat.blogspot.com
Proud RAK Member
"Always do your best. What you plan now, you will harvest later." Og Mandino
craftymomto2 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 02:27 PM   #17
Mad Swapper
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,929
Default

Sorry about the bad info re the George cartridge. No wonder I wasn't good at geometry!

A die that would make multiple hexagon cut images would be awesome. One of the online stores has a hexagon stax - Taylored Expressions? Only thing about a set of Multi-size images, you can only cut one shape at a time. The TE(?) hexagon stax - the smallest hex is 3/4" so sounds like that would work for the SU honeycomb but you can only cut one at a time.
Crafter 4 Life is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #18
Kookie Creator
 
Kate Stamps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chehalis, WA in my stamp room
Posts: 435
Default

Thanks for the info. I have the cricut, the cartridge and the honeycomb ef. Now, I'm on my way out to my stamp room to try this.
Kate Stamps is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 09:00 PM   #19
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
 
tessaduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 21,733
Default nesties and mft

I own the spellbinders hexagon nestabilities. The smallest die fits perfectly on the back of the su! hexagons ef, but not the front. I also own mft's open hexagon border die-namics, but it's not a regular hexagon. It's a little longer. In the attached photo, the lavender die cut is a nestie, and the orange one is the mft.
Attached Thumbnails
hexagons.jpg  
__________________
Have fun!
Brenda
Fan Club member
tessaduck is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 04:00 AM   #20
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
fionna51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fort Collins CO
Posts: 11,132
Default

A hex punch in the new catty wouldn't surprise me. They did a big butterfly punch when the butterfly set came out and the small butterfly punch came out this spring.

I have the CM punch, but I have also been known to run DP thru the folder, then just cut the hexagons out on the inside edge of the embossed lines. Since the cuts are so short it's really hard to mess it up!
__________________
Diane
On SCS since 2005...Fan Club since 2007
Quiltzi...High Plains Member of Punchkateerz
I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned,
in awe of the One who gave it all.
I'll stand, my soul, Lord, to You surrendered,
all I am is Yours.
fionna51 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off