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Hi. I'm Ashley. I work in the product department here at Stampin' Up!, and today I want to show you an out-of-the-box way to utilize a few of our products. Here’s the project that I’d like to share:

Let me begin with a little story. My sister, Amy, and I were driving home when suddenly she screamed, "Stop!” She had spotted a yucky, old side table on the side of the road that was about to be discarded; it had a pretty neat shape (if I do say so myself)! So we took this little beauty home, sanded it, and gave it some paint. This is what it looked like after our elbow grease. 

I knew that I wanted to deck this table out, and I also knew that our Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper would look amazing on the tabletop. (Note: this Designer Series Paper is going away soon, so if you love it as much as I do, you might want to stock up!) I also knew that I wanted to mimic the shape of the table, so I opted to use our Hexagon Punch.

Then came the easy part: I simply adhered the Designer Series Paper hexagons using Mod Podge. Here is what it my tabletop looked like as it began to take shape:

After I finished covering my tabletop with a million hexagons (there were A LOT of hexagons!), I applied a thin coat of polyurethane and let it dry. Voilà! My sister now owns a super-cute tabletop done Stampin' Up! style. Here is a close-up:

And here is one more look at my darling hexagon table:

How do you use Stampin' Up! products in new and interesting ways? Tell us about it in the comment section below!

Ashley C.
Associate Product Specialist


  • dorothy wade

    Feb 08

    beautiful job on the table.

  • Cheryl Soerensen

    Feb 08

    Saw this today and thought of your table! What do you think?

  • Brenda Pearson

    Feb 08

    I love it!!!! I have taken Designer paper & put in the back part of a window that has 4 sections to decorate each part. Then put in 1 section rubbed on words from when we had vinyl rub ons. raffled it off at our relay 4 life event. great fun

  • Sandy Olsovsky

    Feb 08

    My son was about to throw out three old slatted wooden cigar boxes. No way. The side slats, and the tops and bottoms, will now get covered with DSP to hold tools for my camps.

  • Sherry Butcher

    Feb 08

    What a neat idea. I sold one of these tables in mint condition at a yard sale last year for $5. I sure wish I had kept it!