Honeycomb Shapes

by Lydia Fiedler

Make three dimensional honeycomb shapes using symmetrical punches or dies.

Supplies

  • Symmetrical punch or die shape, Stampin' Up! Full Heart Punch used here

  • Leaf and stem punch or die shape, Stampin' Up! Bird Punch used here

  • Dye Inks, Stampin' Up! Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobbler used here

  • Bone Folder

  • Adhesive

  • Sponge

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    With a heart punch or die, punch 25 shapes out of a lightweight patterned paper.

  2. Step 2

    Trim the point off the punched shapes, trimming about 1/4" from the bottom of the heart.

    Hint:
    Cut up to ten at a time to make them even, depending on thickness of paper.

  3. Step 3

    Fold each heart in half, being careful to fold precisely.

  4. Step 4

    Put adhesive on one side of each folded heart, and adhere next heart to it, being very careful to line up the shapes along the straight, folded edge.

  5. Step 5

    Adhere all 25 hearts together.

  6. Step 6

    Sponge the edges of each heart, using Lucky Limeade ink on the top half of each apple shape, Cherry Cobbler on the bottom.

  7. This is what your apple will look like when it's finished.

  8. Step 7

    Holding your patterned paper and brown cardstock together, punch just the leaf and stem with the bird punch.

  9. Step 8

    Finish your card

Video!

Variations

  1. Use heavy weight glimmer paper with fewer shapes for a glittery honeycomb shape.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Honeycomb Shapes. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

wow! love it. It does remind me of the honeycomb.
When you mail it flat does it pop out when it is taken from the envelope ?
Craft smiles  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 1:33 AM
This looks like such a cool technique - I am going to give it a try today! Thanks so much - the video was wonderful and very clear!!
Maureen Chandler  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 2:49 AM
This is a fabulous tutorial. I love the honeycomb effect and you make it look so easy. I plan to try this technique today. Thank you so much.
TADsgram  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 3:10 AM
They do have the Honey Comb paper now..makes it easier!!!I have made quite a few cards and it is something different! 4 Cats Lady (ines)
Ines Harriss  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 3:20 AM
I.love.this.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful technique! I can't wait to try it!
~amy~  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 3:50 AM
How many glimmer hearts did you actually use for the apple? LOVE your tutorial !! Thank you so much!!!
Corinne Somerville  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 3:51 AM
This is so cool, thank you for sharing this. What a wonderful idea that would and should bring a smile of gratitude to the heart of the receiver.
BETTY A CALLAHAN  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 3:53 AM
I didn't know this technique was called "honeycomb!" Here I went out & purchased some of the honeycomb paper itself! THIS makes me feel so good, to be able to create my own!!!!!!!!! AND add a patterned paper too! Cause what I purchased is just plain! They don't offer much in patterns! THANKS LYDIA!!!!!!!! smile
TLady  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 3:58 AM
Now I am cannot wait for some gallery ideas. Could the heart be turned upside down and trimmed to a PEAR shape? What other punches can I see through NEW eyes? What a good idea!
Diane Martin  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 4:04 AM
Thanks Lydia for showing how to do this awesome technique. I'll have to put this on my todo list, as a must try!!! Great video!
Kris  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 4:10 AM
Fantastic idea! It will save me some money as I don't have to buy the new honeycomb paper! With the additional advantage of being able to flatten it! (don't think you can flatten the honeycomb stuff once it is stuck down!) Thanks a bunch!
Robin Schaefer  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 4:30 AM
is the "be happy" quote a rubber stamp? which one? that is such a great quote
Katie  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 4:41 AM
GREAT technique!! That glimmer card is FABULOUS!!!
Donna Phelan  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 4:48 AM
I think it would be fun to put it on the fold on the inside of the card....
Marty Bennett  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 4:56 AM
Awesome!!! I love it and thank you for the insights. I can hardly wait to try this one.
blackieoso  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:20 AM
Such a great tutorial and video. Thanks so much!! I hope to play with my punches soon.
Cheers, Karen
Karen  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:37 AM
great technique - i'd be intrigued to know just how flat 25 pcs would go too!!!

the stamp is from a SU stamp set you can see here

Kathleen Mc x
Kathleen Mc  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:45 AM
Thanks for the reminder of this technique. I sponged the sides of my paper strips before I punched them out. Less messy that way. Enjoyed it.
Carol Mina  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:46 AM
Oh. Em. Gee. I LOVE THIS!!! so stunning, so simple, so unique. Love the text paper, the inking on the side, and how you made the heart out of the apple.
Kelly Griglione  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:51 AM
ooops, apple out of the heart : )
Kelly Griglione  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:52 AM

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