How far will one go?

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:
Jillibean Soup - Placemat - White Hexagons
– 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 12×12 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.

For my second page I cut 7 connected hexagons in a “honeycomb” effect. This time I filled all of the holes with different patterned papers. As well as the Jillibean Soup papers I added a little of the yellow 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.

At this point I still had plenty of the Placemat left. I used a strip of hexagons on this third page, this time leaving them all empty. I added a little detail to them by placing a few stitches here and there over the sides. I decided to leave the corrugated people unaltered.

Now I was running out of Placemat to use! But I just had enough to fill one section of this fourth page. This time I layered in on top of a piece of Simple Stories Snap paper that coordinates with the Chilled Cucumber range. I used a corrugated shape again but this time I covered it with paper – that cute cloud over the sun.

So that is 4 pages from one 12×12 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.

I have kept that tiny hexagon template for future use but I plan to stock up on some more of the placemats. Have you bought any yet? How have you used them on your pages? Leave us a link so that we can take a look.

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.

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