Wednesday, July 20, 2011

HoneyBee Showcase ~ Punches

Today's HoneyBee Showcase will give you a couple more ideas of ways you can use
punches to create great projects.  We hope you are inspired!
Happy Wednesday!!!


Thank you, HoneyBee Judy, for your awesome array of 'punch' cards!!! 
For my card, I used the Martha Stewart anywhere heart punch.  I wanted to try something different and thought I would work with making a flower using hearts.  Now, I must say, I knew in my head what I wanted, put never made this flower before.  I envisioned attaching hearts and folding one half to give it dimension.  As I started gluing the tips together, I saw it coming together and felt so proud that I designed this myself!
By not attaching any sentiment on the front, this card can be used for just about any occasion.
(Sorry, the Stickles were still wet when I had to take the photo.)



I made my card with layers of black and white Cardstock punched with a MS Flower punch.  The large flower is made out of fabic using a Sizzix Die.  I received it at a Swarm (isn't it gorgeous?) 
 The little butterfly is silk.  I can just imagine giving this to one of my BFF's for their BD...
Betty Brett
My punchy projects are seasonal, and quite fun to build for adding a lot of personality to your card creations.  They were inspired by Dawn Griffith a couple of years ago, and are still favorites of mine.
 This is Frankie-N-Stein, and he is a standard A2 size card, with 1 3/8 and 1 inch circle punch eyes, eyelids, and nose.  Ink generously, and use dimensional for layering.  Hand cut his hair. 
His friend, Snow-E-Mann, is done the same way, only with a few additonal punches with a paper punch for the mouth, and a holly leaf punch for the decoration on his hat.  Lots of glitter or Stickles dress him up nicely.

We hope you have fun with this challenge, and will give a punchy project a try. 
The comment section below would love to hear from you **wink, wink**..
Then link up your card, layout, paper piecing, home decor, altered item, or other punched item to the INLINKZ button below, and we will come and visit your blog!  If you don't have a blog, you can send your project to our email, and we will post it for you.  We LOVE hearing from you!!

Happy creating ~

Photobucketand the HoneyBees


Court said...

Amazing! So well done ladies! Betty, I still LOVE those cards! They are so fun!!

Theresa said...

All of these cards are so wonderful, and so fun to see the different styles. I really love the "Frankie-N-Stein" card. TFS!

June Houck said...

Holy Moly, Roe & Wanda your cards are gorgeous! Betty I forgot about those cards…so cute.

Judy Ford said...

all the cards are bee-utiful!!! guess we're just a great punchy group!!!