Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Honey Bee Showcase - Corrugated Cardboard

Happy Wednesday, and here it is June 1st already!!  The year is half over, and school is ending... it's the beginning of hurricane season here in Florida, and summer vacations are beginning... What is happening in your part of the garden?

Based on June's great Motivations on Monday the HoneyBees have created some awesome projects with Corrugated Cardboard, or Crimped Papers this week.... Let's have a look!
In keeping with the tender feelings of honoring our military heroes this week, I have chosen a red, white and blue theme.  The upper star field is made from a Diet Coke can, tinted with Copics, then embossed with the Cuttlebug.  My star was cut by hand, and embellished with an awesome button and gold metallic crochet cotton.  My sentiments are heat embossed, and I've finished up with three sparkly gems.
God Bless the USA!

Betty Brett

HoneyBee Courtney Lee reporting for corrugated goodness! 

Today we are showing you how you can use corrugated chipboard on your projects! 

My friend June provided you with a host of inspiration on Monday and I knew when I saw her cards exactly what I want to do! 

I think this is my first "legal" sized card - 9"x4"

I am a *proud* member of the Cricut Circle and we had a challenge to case a card in the private magazine that is provided for us! I have never cased a card to this extent and thought it was just charming so I chose this one. 

I took a screen shot of this card to share with you so you could see how closely I cased it. In the magazine, we get cut sizes, recipes, and instructions so it was easy to follow closely.

This is the card I cased by Janet Wilkins

Every Monday at Betty Bee's Buzz is Monday Motivational. This week Honey Bee June did a great tutorial on corregated cardboard. Judy Ford
I've never worked with corrugated cardboard before now. I took Queen Betty's suggestion and ripped the top off a box... great therapy!!!  Then I took June's suggestion that it can be cut with Szzix die cuts easier than with the Cricut Expression.
I have 2 Sizzix die cuts and 1 SU die cut in my arsenal. Here are the cards I made.
Sizzix christmas tree #2Sizzix Frame with Scallops

Sizzix Frame with Scallops (inside frame piece)
Waste not want not....
SU Lattice Frame
I used 4 different patterned papers here...I thought it would look like a stained glass window

Now you try it!!! Go rip apart an old box and get started!
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This was such a great challenge for me because I dusted off my Fiskars crimper; a tool I haven't used in a long time!!  Using my Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, I cut scallop circles and then ran them through the crimper.  For the pot (bowl), I used a Sizzix die, crimped and then used my brown Copic, brown chalk and brown ink for added dimension.  Sizzix die for the leaves, Stickles, Prima flowers, Cuttlebug embossing folder for the card and Imaginisce I-top for the center in this popped flower.


I used a piece of Cardboard box for my corrugated paper.  I'm in the process of moving my craft room.. (uggg what a mess).  So I couldn't find my handy dandy crimper...  But not to despair -  look how cool it turned out.  I used paper from my monthly craft kit.  The digi is one I've had for a while and I apologize, as I'm not sure who's it is..


Now it's your turn!!  Let's see you go rip up those boxes, or crimp your chipboard, and show us what your style!  Post your project to the link below, or send it to us in our email, and we'll be checking you out!

We are on the lookout for Guest Designers!  Would that be YOU??? 

Winners from Summertime Challenge will be announced on Friday's Buzz, Brag and  Bee Happy!!! 
Stay Tuned!


and the HoneyBees


June Houck said...

My fellow HoneyBees, you are the best! I am giddy with excitement from each and everyone of your cards.
Betty, I love your embossed stars and your corrugated star; love the depth they add.
Court, your card is a wonderful CASE (new and improved in my humble and completely unbiased opinion).
Judy, you sure went to town. Your die cuts turned out GREAT. I especially love your tree card. It never occurred to me to try this with the lattice die. Smart!
Roe, your potted flowers are my favorite Roe card EVER. So pretty and a beautiful color scheme.
Wanda, your dig is so cute and I like the way the cupcake wrapper mimics corrugated paper. Genius :)
I love you guys!

Rosemary said...

Ladies, you did an awesome job with June's Corregated challenge!! I think it's time to keep my crimper handy!

Court said...

AWESOME job ladies!!! GREAT challenge June!! :)

Judy Ford said...

Wow, Wow and Wow!!! going to have to start drinking diet coke again! love the embossing! Love all the cards... cardstock my new staple!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice projects, corrugated flowers are cute.