Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HoneyBee Showcase - Chevron patterns - June 8th

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the hive!  Today's challenge is inspired by PaperCraft Magazine's layout on Chevrons... and Judy gave us a good kick start on Monday with her Motivational... so here are some more goodies from the HoneyBees to sweeten your day!
 I love this tone-on-tone orange chevron paper from Echo Park's "a walk in the PARK" collection.  (Cut sizes and all materials listed here.)

My card was created with My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary" papers.  These papers are double-sided, have a light texture, and are a nice weight. I loved working with these papers! They emboss beautifully too.  I used a chevron pattern for her umbrella, and polka dot patterns for her rain coat, the sentiment, and other backgrounds.  I also used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder by Provo Craft on the large polka dot pattern paper.

Other supplies:
My Favorite Things 
Pure Innocence
 "My Umbrella" stamp set
copic markers: YG95, E00, E21, E29, C3, G28
Spellbinders Nestibilities circles & squares dies
SU word window punch, label punch, and dimensionals
paper piercer
Bazzill card stock

Brief tutorial: I cut a 12x12 sheet of dark green Bazzill card stock into 4"x12" (I made 3 cards like this one). Score at 4", 6", and 8". Create a mountain fold in the center. On one side of the mountain (2"x4" rectangle), place some strong double-sided tape. I like to use photo tape or red-line tape. Adhere down. Now decorate as desired!

You can alter the dimensions. If you have 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, try cutting it in half (4 1/4" x 11"). Then score at 4 1/4" and 6 3/8".

Now give it a try!

  Do you have chevron patterns in your stash?  I had more than I realized.  But you can also create your own with a sewing machine (zig zag stitches).  Another idea is to use a decorative corner punch:  arrange punch outs in a mountain/valley pattern across your paper.  I am enamored with chevrons now :)


You would think with the hundreds of papers and cardstock I have, I would find a chevron design!  Nothing even close, except I did find in my ColorBok Punch-Out Pack a ric-rac border that I thought would make a good substitute. This is a Father's Day card for my son, Jeff.  I am so proud of him for being such a great dad to Nina and Ian.


My chevron was handmade with this striped paper set from the Happy Day (2008) paper pack by Imaginisce.  I cut the 12 inch strip of paper, and then laid it on my paper trimmer at the angle I wanted, and cut the ends, making sure to flip the paper over so I got alternating points.  Touch the edges together and tape on the  back.  VOILA'... a chevron!
Add a couple more embellies from Imaginisce, and it's ready to bring a smile to someone's face!

Betty Brett


Look who sneaking in the backdoor of course.....sorry HoneyBees.
I chose to do the Zig-Zag technique from Technique Junkies on my card this week, just added a simple sentiment so as not to hide the pattern.
Used Stampin-Up card stock, striped paper K&CO, stamp Autumn Leaves.

Beth Ullman

Now it's YOUR turn!  Pull out your paper, and look for those jaunty angles, cut squares to make those points, or find a super stripe, and create your own... then create a card, layout, home decor piece, altered item, or whatever you are inspired to design... and share it right here!  These pieces are HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

I made my card with regular striped paper cut on the diagonal both ways to make the Chevron pattern.  I added little rhinestones on the points and stamped your number one.  I'll be giving this to my Dad.  He checks my blog often so I won't be posting this card until after Father's Day..  I really want it to be a surprise for him...


and the HoneyBees


June Houck said...

Ever since Judy's inspiring tutorial on Monday, all I can think about is chevron ideas. This hive is alive with so many great chevron pattern ideas!

Rosemary said...

June and Betty, great examples of this interesting design!!

Court said...

Gorgeous work girls!!! Way to pull out the Chevron stops! :)

Judy Ford said...

didn't realize how much I've come to love chevrons!!! Great cards! thanks for the mini tutorial June! I'm gonna give this a try too should be a great way to showcase some of momma's coloring!!!!!!

Beth said...

Awesome work girls, and sorry I am late once again.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you gals did a great job on *making* your own chevrons for this!