Hi all. Jen G here. Huge congrats to the blog giveaway winner - see the post below for details! This month I ordered the lovely Chilled Cucumber range from Jillibean Soup (ever wonder where they get the range names from? I do!) including these cute die cuts; the bite sized bits; plus the corrugated people and shapes. I also ordered one of these White Hexagon Placemats:
- purely because I was intrigued by what it could be used for and how far it would go in terms of how many projects I could use it on. It is 12x12 and made from white cardstock. There are other shapes too and they also come in Kraft.
So I got started. First of all I had to find the courage to actually cut into it! I used a section of the placemat to cover the lower corner of my background which had already been lightly misted. I filled a few of the hexagons with patterned paper, but left most of them blank. I then layered up some of the die cuts and corrugated shapes around the photo. I lightly inked the corrugated shapes on this page to coordinate them with the papers.Pebbles Basics paper. Those papers are so handy as the coordinate with so many ranges. Again I layered up the die cuts and corrugated shapes, but this time I left the shapes blank.
So that is 4 pages from one 12x12 placemat. I still had a tiny section of it left though. It wasn't really useful on a page, but I was able to use it as a template. I used it to cut hexagons from the patterned papers for this fifth page that I have to share today. I used the corrugated card shapes differently here too - wrapping them with bakers twine to add a little more dimension to them.
P.S. This page does not have any of the Placemat on it but I did use a couple of the corrugated people. I couldn't resist sharing it as it made me chortle as I was putting it together. Those of you who know me know the One Direction as so not my cup of tea! My son loves to tease me that I secretly love them. This one is for his album just to prove him wrong!
Thanks for looking.