Mar 1, 2020

Tim Holtz Hexagon Die Cut Mini Album

Hello!  I am sharing a fun and simple tutorial for you for our March challenge at Mini Album Makers.  I've been tinkering around with the thought of the first mini albums we all made years ago, chipboard cutouts that we simply covered with paper - and how to recreate those with my dies.  I really wanted to make another hexagon shaped book, so I used stacking hexagons dies and cut six panels from thin chipboard.

I wanted to use my beloved Patchwork and Patchwork Pieces stamps by Tim Holtz.  I used my stamp platform to very carefully align each stamping to the next to try and get a seamless repeat.  I did a repeat stamping using a variety of Distress Inks and Oxides (Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye DOX and Frayed Burlap) to get my "terracotta" colored panels.  I did the same to make the "moss green" I was looking for using Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce DOX and Frayed Burlap.  I shared the technique for this type of background stamping on YouTube HERE.

I used cut all of my stamped papers and elements with my stacked hexagon dies and layered them together as shown.  I mixed in a few patterns from Tim's Memoranda Paper Stash to offset the patterns a little.  The fun part was creating little vases to hold my "cactus" plants with Tim's Stacked Hexagon dies.

For my first "cactus" I used Tim's Large Stems die and watercolored them with the above mentioned inks.  I then cut the parts into three sections and layered as shown.  I used the small hexagon as a vase and shaded it on one side with more Frayed Burlap.

I bound my pages together with a ring and added a tassel.  I used all of my stamped elements to make the page collages, leaving spaces to tuck in black and white photos.

I used Tim's sticker sentiments throughout the album.

The next "cactus" was made from the Wildflower Stems 2 dies.  For this pot I sliced one of the hexagons in half and cut off a section of one half, then layered them together.  I love this terracotta potta y'all!  :)

I used a second cut from the Large Stems die to make another smaller succulent on the last page.

I covered the front and back of my little album with Ranger's Sticky Back Canvas.  I hope you've been inspired by this little boho terracotta & moss album.  We would love to see your creativity unleashed in our March Mini Album Makers Challenge.  Hugs, Autumn

Here's a different type of binding for a Hexagon Mini Album:

And other projects using Tim's Large Stems die:

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experiments in paper said...

Very clever, Autumn! Love your little plant compendium :-)
xx Lynn

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous wee mini- album Autumn - love that you carried through the hexagon theme through out, and you innovative and beautiful cacti!

Jan Clothier said...

Fabulous! Love this pretty album. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Claire Grantham said...

I love this, it's so clever and the succulents are SO realistic, love love love. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh Autumn, you are making me remember Donna Downey and the days of all the scrapbooking magazines (Memory Makers et al). I still have her mini album book where she made one out of 5.25-inch floppy disks and ran a bead chain through the center holes. Those were the days! haha

Your little album is so s-hexy! Love it lots. Been seeing the hexagons a lot in 2020, must be "the" shape. I even used my dies recently. I love how you have used the Wildflower Stems as potted plants. Clever! And gorgeous stamped background!

Margaret Mifsud said...

A really amazing little album Autumn! So clever stamping your background papers and I love the cacti in their sweet little hexigon pots. Just gorgeous! xx

Words and Pictures said...

Very cool hexagonal album - the succulents look great against the paper collaged backgrounds, and I like the smart kraft framing of each page.
Alison x

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely shaped album Autumn - I'm so into succulents right now, love all the ones you've used to adorn your pages! xx

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