Saturday, July 16, 2011

HoneyPOP Revisits Stampers Anonymous

Even though I've been rather quiet on the blog lately, it's been a whirlwind of activity behind the scenes in preparation for next week's Summer CHA trade show. I'm excited to show you some sneak peeks of our new releases, which I'll be doing after I return...so stay tuned for more about that later.

In the meantime, I wanted to tell you about our recent Inky visit to the Stampers Anonymous booth at the Orlando show last month. Our owner, Ted, was experimenting again with products from our HoneyPOP Collection, with some fun results!

First, he made sure he had all his supplies. Honeycomb Paper Pads? Check. Tim Holtz's Sizzix Bigz Dies? Check. Vagabond Machine? Check. Banana? Check.

Now he was ready to cut the Honeycomb Paper Pad with the Gingerbread Die:


(Note: Many customers have asked whether the Honeycomb Paper Pads can be used with a die-cutting machine. We've only tried it with the Vagabond Machine, which is very durable and has a powerful motor. Please be aware that using Honeycomb Paper Pads with any die-cutting machine, however, may void the manufacturer's warranty, so please proceed at your own risk.)

When experimenting with your own honeycomb shapes, you'll want to end up with a symmetrical form that has been cut in half, which Ted did using his Tonic Scissors:


Then he adhered the honeycomb half-shape into the card with a glue stick:


All of the shapes in our HoneyPOP Clear Sets have been designed to work great with the Honeycomb Paper Pads. When making your own shapes, you may find that some ideas work better than others. In this case, the gingerbread man had "winged" arms and legs, so Ted fixed that with a little creative trimming:


Lee supervised the selection of decorative paper for the outside of the card, which was chosen from Tim Holtz's Seasonal Paper Stash:


Ted put on his magic glasses and performed a secret ritual to help facilitate the bonding of paper to cardstock:


He used Distress Inks along the edges of the card:


And, of course, he stamped a saying and other elements on the inside:


Next, he covered Tim Holtz's Numerals with Tidings Tissue Tape:


He also prepared an Adage Ticket for an Ornate Plate:


These were adhered with Glossy Accents:


An interested onlooker watched as he brushed the honeycomb shape with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber for the final touch.


And, ta da! His finished project was ready for its big reveal:



Here's a closeup photo of the outside:


And this is the inside:

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If you've been meaning to pull out your HoneyPOP products, now is the perfect time. There's still a week left to play along in our HoneyPOP Summer Challenge.

Whether you've got an idea for your own honeycomb shapes or would prefer to use our HoneyPOP sets, it's completely up to you. We'd love to have you participate! Please click here for details.

5 comments:

Jovita said...

Such a fabulous Christmas card, loving the vintage looking gingerbread man. Well done Ted!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! This is so cool! I'm pretty sure my cutting machines won't cut the honeycomb, but this is such a cool idea!

Chelsea said...

Wow... Love it!!!

Eve said...

this is very cool! Luv the vintage look with honey pop!! :-)

Bev Gerard said...

Well I am just so sorry that I missed this demo in person!! LOVE Ted's "secret" ritual photo ... thanks for the smile today! Very cool card indeed.

~Tex