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.

This looks so easy. I have used some of the Inky Antics Honeycomb papers and stamp sets. This looks very easy though. Can't wait to give it a try.
Kim Kowal  |  Thu May 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM
what a great idea. i watched a video some time ago on making your own honeycomb paper and then die cutting it. i thought 'i'm never going to spend that much time on it, i'll buy it". now i don't have to. i can use your method. thank you very much.
JoAnn K Delery  |  Thu May 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM
What a wonderful technique! Can't wait to try this out and get creative! video is clear and instructions is very helpful! Thanks so much!
Marcia T.  |  Sat Jun 2, 2012 at 6:28 AM
Love it! thanks for sharing! can't wait to try this out!
Marcia T.  |  Sat Jun 2, 2012 at 6:29 AM
What a great idea. Very impressive technique
Annette  |  Sat Jun 2, 2012 at 11:22 PM
nice technique, but not honeycomb. You are misleading people by calling it that. There are real honeycomb tuts out there.
Juliet  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 8:28 AM
Great vidio!!! Used it to make a graduation cap for my grandson's graduation last night, Cut out squares and put it on the fold inside the card at an angle. I still do not know how you could fold it if you did not use the fold on the inside. Thanks again anita
anita  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 9:15 AM
Great job and interesting idea! I am looking forward to making cards with this idea. It Could be very versital.
danneb  |  Wed Jun 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Great tutorial!! I love your apple. Thanks for sharing your talent. The music is not fitting....just my opinion. Thanks and have a blessed day.
Misty  |  Thu Jun 7, 2012 at 7:02 AM
Great tut! I need to go look at my punches to see what else I have besides a heart that would work.
Cheryl Stauffer  |  Fri Jun 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM
Awesome tutorial Lydia! Thanks!
Ellen Taylor  |  Mon Jun 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Great tutorial, I've made a hot air balloon with a few layers before, discovered it in a demo. Think I will try 20 cut-outs for my next project. Thanks for sharing
Geraldien  |  Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 8:22 AM
Awesome tutorial, Lydia! So easy and clear and do-able! TFS!! smile
Angie Tieman  |  Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 7:13 PM
Love this idea! Can't wait to try it.
Elaine Hoover  |  Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM
Fantastic. I don't have a heart die so used my Spellbinders Christmas bauble die. Works a treat.
Rosalind McLellan  |  Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 1:23 PM

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