Honeycomb Shapes

by Lydia Fiedler

Make three dimensional honeycomb shapes using symmetrical punches or dies.


  • 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


  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.

    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



  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!

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Questions and Comments

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Wow! Great narrative which was clear and succinct. Thanks for sharing!!!
Theresa  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM
@Corinne - I used six hearts for the glimmer paper apple. And the stamp set is Pursuit of Happiness by Stampin' Up! - thank you for linking Kathleen!
lydia  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 8:35 AM
This idea would be wonderful using the banner punch to make Christmas trees! I'm going to try it for our Christmas in June card party! TFS!
KT  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM
I have never seen it made like this before and I love it.....I am going to try this for sure
Marcia  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 9:42 AM
I was surprised to see today's topic. I've been working on this type of project all week. I have been making cherries for a swap on Saturday.
Liz  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Thanks for this! Love it! Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks again, so pretty. Ok, off to the craft room!
Diane M.  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 10:15 AM
What a clever idea. I have just the person to send this to, she loves apples. Can't wait to make one!! Thanks for your tutorial.
Yolanda Rivera  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 10:36 AM
I love this. I have been trying to figure out a way to make the honeycomb effect for when you open a card to have it pop open. This is perfect for that effect. I am going to play with it more today. Thanks for sharing!
Deb  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Really super tutorial. Thanks Lydia!
Girona  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM
That was awesome!
Amy  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM
hi,love-love your wonderful idea,thank you for sharing...
Elizabeth f Jennings  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Thanks for this great tutorial Lydia!
Susan  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:10 PM
Tutorial was very helpful even tho I couldn't hear it. I can't get my sound loud enuf for me to hear anyway. But the motions were very helpful. That looks like fun and easy, just need to look at our punches in a different way. I haven't seen or heard of the honeycomb paper, don't know if anybody even carries it in our area. I'll have to do a search.
JaneEllen Jones  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 5:26 PM
JaneEllen - if you will email me, I will help you fix your sound so you can hear. smile

lydia @ splitcoaststampers.com

(without the spaces)
lydia  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM
Your video was very nicely done. This does make a nice teacher's card but it would also be fun to mix it with some fall leaves. It makes me hungry for apple pie!!
sue d  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM
thank you this is sooo adorable. cant wait to get this going. thanks for your love of paper crafting and sharing it with the world.
lisa dvorak  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 9:20 PM
What a fun idea!!! smile
Bev Barton  |  Wed May 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM
Love the tutorial! Inspired to try it myself:)
Tarah DeMerchant  |  Thu May 31, 2012 at 3:16 AM
WAAAAYY cool!! Definitely have to try this!
Julie Masse  |  Thu May 31, 2012 at 6:36 AM
Wow...what a neat idea and you did the video so well. It was paced well, the lighting was great and the transitions were seamless. Nice job!! I am going to make this for my anniversary and give it to the 'apple of my eye'.
Diane McGovern  |  Thu May 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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