The hexagon seems to be a trendy shape that is sticking around for the long haul. The chemist in me is partial to them, since a hexagon can be used to represent a 6-carbon ring, but I digress. This post is full of a variety of ways to use hexagons. I am always so amazed at how creative you crafters can be with such a simple shape!

This card by Susan uses the hexagon shape as the focal point and shape of her card! It would be such a unique treat to receive in the mail.

Happy Birthday Hexagon by Susan Goetter

Happy Birthday Hexagon by Susan Goetter, image source keeping in touch

Mindy’s card is so vibrant that I am sure it will definitely cheer up the recipient! I love the hexagon “scaffold” and how she layered it over the bold black and white stripes.

Cheer Up Buttercup by Mindy Backes

Cheer Up Buttercup by Mindy Backes, image source Bada-Bing! Paper-Crafting!

Marisa used cute patterned paper for the hexagons on her sweet greeting card. The way she accentuated the quilt-like appearance with some stitching and burlap makes the card just perfect.

My Friend by Marisa Gunn

My Friend by Marisa Gunn, image source Dzines by MEG

This bright and colorful card takes advantage of the way hexagons fit together to provide a great backdrop for birthday wishes. Yana made such an eye-catching card that would make anyone’s birthday cheerier!

Colorful Happy Birthday Hexagons by Yana Smakula

Colorful Happy Birthday Hexagons by Yana Smakula, image source Yana Smakula

Diane’s card would be perfect for any of the men in your life. I like how she used more masculine colors and accentuated a segment of the hexagon background with the navy blue paper. This card reminds me also of a number of board games I love to play that use hexagon tiles to build the board. (Is anyone out there familiar with Settlers of Catan, Takenoko, or Eclipse?) How much fun would it be to make a hexagon card that connects to a board game for someone that loves to play?

Masculine Hexagon Happy Birthday by Diane Barnes

Masculine Hexagon Happy Birthday by Diane Barnes, image source colourmehappy

Stephanie’s card does a great job of using hexagons to add a unique flair to the front of her card. The bright pink really sets off the constellation background.

You're Out of this World by Stephanie Severin

You’re Out of this World by Stephanie Severin, image source Ingenious Inkling

Don’t forget that hexagons are one of the shapes on a soccer ball! Look at how Amanda used her Hexagon Hive die to produce a great soccer ball! I’m sure this idea could go a long way for all of the soccer or sports fanatics in your life.

Simply World Cup by Amanda Mertz

Simply World Cup by Amanda Mertz, image source Did You Stamp Today?

Hexagons are also the shape of beehives, and I would be remiss to not show you at least one bee card. Lisa made such a cute background for her little honeybee to travel across. The variation in color really adds interest to the little hexagons!

Bee Mine by Lisa Petrella

Bee Mine by Lisa Petrella, image source Bellalistona

There are so many different hexagon related products out there, it was hard to choose a few.  Be sure to visit your favorite paper crafting retailer and search for hexagons!

Sizzix has this great set of 14 dies that make small, layered hexagon shapes.

Sizzix Triplits Hexagon Die Set

Sizzix Triplits Hexagon Die Set

Fiskars sells this fun stamp set.  That large stamp at the top has so much great potential!

Fiskars Hexagon Sentiments Stamp Set

Fiskars Hexagon Sentiments Stamp Set

I’m sure there are a million different options out there for nesting hexagon dies, but check out this set from Echo Park at Simon Says Stamp.

Echo Park Hexagon Die Set

Echo Park Hexagon Nesting Dies

Stampin’ Up sells this Hexagon Hive die that was featured in a number of the cards in this post, and they also sell a coordinating stamp set!

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up

Hexagon Hive Die by Stampin’ Up

Honeycomb Hello Stamps by Stampin' Up!

Honeycomb Hello Stamps by Stampin’ Up

Hopefully you’ve been inspired to add some hexagons to your crafty work in the near future!  Happy Hexagon crafting!

3 replies on “Trend Watch – Happy Hexagons”

  1. I’ve just discovered hexagon punches…these projects aresuch interesting ways to use them! Thanks!

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