Sunday, June 30, 2013

Life Is Better with Friends

Hi Bloggers!!  Happy Sunday to you! I hope your weekend is going great! I'm thrilled to be welcoming back guest designer Kelly Rasmussen for a beautiful and inspiring card made with SSS exclusives and new BasicGrey products! Enjoy!
From the designer:
Hello, Simon friends! I'm thrilled to be on the blog today sharing a card with you using some yummy BasicGrey papers from the Mint Julep collection.
 

I love so many of the papers in this collection, but especially love them when they are all used together! The tiny patterns in the 6x6 pad work great for a technique like I used on my card.

To create the hexagons I die cut a bunch of different papers using the Hero Arts Geometric Shapes Die and then I just laid them out around my sentiment to make them flow down the card. I used the hexagon frames on a few of the spaces and then popped up some tiny hearts in the openings that were die cut using the Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Die.

The mixed font sentiment from the Hero Arts/BasicGrey You & Me clear stamp set is my favorite from this collection! And the Hero Arts Ruby Dye Ink is a perfect match to the reds in the Mint Julep collection. I finished off the card with some pink BasicGrey Candy Buttons and covered the tiny hearts with some Glossy Accents. I think those small finishing touches you add to a card are what really make it complete.

I hope you enjoy the card!


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123 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful card!! Hugs, Hazel xx

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  2. Lovely: these little hexagons. Nice card.
    xxx Marianne MW

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  3. A very very beautiful card here from Kelly. She´s done a wonderful job on this one, and in such happy colors too.
    Have a great sunday everyone.

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  4. What a great card - I love those hexagons

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  5. Wonderful combination of colors n papers ! loved the hexagons n cute heart in it .

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  6. Love the patchwork feel to the card!

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  7. Like the hexagons in al the colours!Gives this CaS-card a warm effect!

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  8. Kelly, such a sweet card! Love the hearts in the hexagons!

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  9. fabulous card :) I have these dies, so thank you for inspiration xx

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  10. Very cute card. I need to give glossy accents a try...

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  11. Such a pretty and colorful card and I love the sentiment.

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  12. Very cute card,love the hexagons!

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  13. Pretty card. Love the hexagons and hearts.

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  14. I love the hexagons !! ..what a beautiful card from Kelly !!

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  15. I just love the hexagons! Really nice card!

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  16. I would love to get this card from a friend. Nice design and love the combo of pattern papers.

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  17. Fun design, love those hexagons!!

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  18. Very cute... And I love the paper selection, too.

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  19. Super cute card! Just love the shape and colors!

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  20. Sweet card! Love the sentiment.

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  21. Love the hexagons and the sentiment is so sweet.

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  22. Lovely colours,fantastic exagons,beautiful sentiment!

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  23. Great card design--I like the papers and the hexagons.

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  24. The way the hexagons flow down the card is really pleasant. I'm still in love with hexagons!

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  25. Such a pretty card! From the paper, to the hexagons, to the layout - eye-catching and day-brightening! I'm adding the geometric shapes to my wish list. They look like a must have!! Thanks for sharing/inspiring!
    c

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  26. As a geometry teacher, I love all these geometric elements and hexagons. But truth be told, octagons are my favorite shape, so I am hoping they take off soon! ;)

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  27. Very, very nice! Love those shapes, and the pp is perfect--all of this goes together just right!

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  28. these little hexagons are as pretty as can be! :)

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  29. WOW, those dies are wonderful. This is a terrific clean and simple card. I love how you alternated the solid and the outline hexagons . Those little glossy hearts really do add a perfect finishing touch. Great job.

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  30. I really like the vintage look of those BG papers. The colours are lovely and the way you designed the card with those awesome hexagonsis fabulous!

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  31. Such a cute card!! Love the glossy accents on the hearts. I just got some of the glossy stuff to play with myself, so it is fun to see how others have used it.

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  32. Great card! Love the hex shapes and hearts!

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  33. LOVE the FOLKSY feel of this card!

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  34. What a sweet card!Love it!!!

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  35. Kathy always impresses me with her design sense. This card, as usual, is a perfect example of balance and color.

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  36. This is a fabulous card, LOVE IT:)!!

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  37. Gorgeous card, love that paper! I may need to go shoppin soon =)

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  38. Oh, very nice card. Putting hearts inside the hexagons was a nice touch.

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  39. Love this card and the hexagon shapes. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great card! I love the texture and the colors of the basic grey papers!

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  41. So cute! I especially love the little PP hearts - what a nice touch!

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  42. super pretty card. I love the way you placed you hexagons. Wonderful details.

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  43. Beautiful card Kelly, love the hexagons!

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  44. Love the hexagon shapes and the colors.

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  45. Great card! Thanks for these ideas to add more PP to my cards. ;-)

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  46. Such a sweet card! Love the gloss on the hearts!

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  47. Beautiful combination of little embellishments.

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  48. The card is adorable, and the sentiment is awesome!

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  49. such a true statement....wonderful card...

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  50. Nice card Kelly! I think you've highlighted your sentiment perfectly!

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  51. Cute card - love the hexagons.

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  52. Love the framed hexagon & color scheme on this card:-)

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  53. What a cute card, love the hexagons! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. I've always loved hexagons! Adorable card and another die I need. :)

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  55. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

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  56. Kelly's cards are always inspiring and I particularly love this one. The glossy hearts are a perfect touch!

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  57. I love this. What a beautiful card!

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  58. Thanks for sharing a beautiful card!

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  59. love this! thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  60. Gorgeous card, love the colors and the quilt-like feel to this. Glossy accents was a perfect finishing touch :)

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  61. What a beautiful card! Great layout and gorgeous papers! I hadn't thought of adding glossy accents to candy buttons so thanks for that :)

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  62. Love the hexagons and simple design of this card!

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  63. Such a cheery card...thanks so much for sharing. Love that patterned paper.

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  64. Wow, I love this card! Those hexagons with the little hearts inside are so cute!

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  65. Kelly I love this card. Thanks for the how-to.

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  66. Kelly I love this card. Thanks for the how-to.

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  67. Very pretty card with all of the hexagons. Especially love the windows, the hearts are a lovely touch! hugs, Kimberly

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  68. Lovely card. I really like
    the little hearts added in
    the hex shapes.
    Carla from Utah

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  69. Great card! Love the little heart accents inside the hexagons. Thanks for the Blog Candy giveaway!

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  70. Love those hexes and how you placed them in random fashion with tiny hearts! Cute

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  71. I need a money tree! My wish list is getting too long. This card has so many great elements. I want the hexagon die and the heart die. It goes without saying that I could use the paper too. Fantastic card:)

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  72. Very pretty card and the ruby ink is a great color.

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  73. Very nice card. Love the lil hexagons.
    Thank you for sharing

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  74. Great card! Gives me some inspiration for how to use a hexagon stamp set I have.

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  75. Loving the hexagons! I really want theSSS hexagon die

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  76. Great card! Love the hexagons with the hearts inside! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  77. This is absolutely delightful! Love the hearts!

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  78. Love this adorable card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  79. Love those hexagons and hearts!

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  80. Fun card! Love your choice of papers and the sentiment. TFS

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  81. Super card!

    love the hexagons

    Vithya

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  82. I love this quilty hexagon look! Summery too!9

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  83. Great card. Love the hexagons and colours. May need to push that die set to the top of the wishlist.....

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  84. Beautiful card!Love the colors,the hexagons are awesome!!!

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  85. What a beautiful card! I love the hexagons!

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  86. This patterned paper is so pretty luv the card

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  87. such a wonderful card! the hexagons seem to be very popular lately.

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  88. Very nice card...love the cascading hexagons and the cute glossy accent hearts.

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  89. This is a lovely and versitile design. The little hearts are such a pretty embellishment.

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  90. Great card! Very trendy! I love the tiny hearts covered with Glossy Accents! :-) xx

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  91. I love the glossy hearts. These paper packs are gorgeous. I love the sentiment also. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing.

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  92. Thank you for this simple, creative idea...you inspire!

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  93. I love the use of the hexagons. I try to incorporate them in my cards as often as I can.

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  94. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  95. What a great card. I love the way it is layed out.

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  96. beautiful card love it congrats!!!!!!!!!

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  97. What a lovely, lovely card.

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  98. I am a sucker for anything hexagon! And love those little hearts in the centre. Perfect!

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  99. Lovely card. Its design is simple yet the hexagons make a statement.

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  100. I love the hearts and hexagons together!

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  101. Love the shapes and patterns on the paper. So cool.

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  102. Such a lovely card!! I really love these hexagons!

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  103. The candy buttons and tiny hearts really just MAKE this card fabulous!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  104. Very Beautiful card! love the hexagon designs!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥

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  105. Lovely Card! Especially the Little Hearts.

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  106. Adorable card! Hmm might have to scrap lift this fun design, lots of possibilities! ~God bless~

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  107. Love those dies and this card!

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  108. This is such a sweet, fun card. Life IS better with friends, and I LOVE my stamping friends!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  109. The hexagons are so awesome. I just love this card! Simple yet elegant.

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  110. Love honeycombs and this card is fabulous. Love the design and there are so many possibilities with this.

    Hugs ~ Mette

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