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Sunday, August 29, 2010

SCS Technique Lover's Challenge Tutorial - Recycled Cardboard Box

Hello everyone....are you ready for a really fun challenge??? I am the hostess this week for Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge ...today we are going to use recycled boxes!! Corrugated cardboard is so fun to work with...you can decorate the whole box if you want or create some fun accessories...my first demo is a big flower...who doesn't love big flowers???
I picked a flower stamp from Laundry Line called Flirty Play...inked it with Chocolate Chip and stamped it on the cardboard.
It's about a 2 inch stamp...you have to press pretty hard to get it to cover the cardboard.

Now cut it out...


seperate the layers on the petal edges....


and roll the top layer edges for a ruffled look.

Now, add it to you card.
Recipe:
Stamps: Laundry Line and sentiment from PTI's Year Round Puns
Papers: PTI's Lavender Moon, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen, Daisy D's Sweet Baby Jane
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Lace, Button, Twine, Cardboard
My second demo is a Christmas card using this beautiful bird from Little Paper Shop called Christmas Wishes. Like the flower above, the bird was inked up with Poppy Parade and stamped on the cardboard.

Cutout the bird image, seperate some of the layers, and attach to the card.

I also made a little banner for the sentiment. Some of the top layer was torn off to reveal the corrugated layer...this adds a little shabby chic look!!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Little Paper Shop
Paper: Pure Luxury Kraft, Pure Luxury Lipstick Red, Mistletoe dp by Memory Box
Ink: Poppy Parade, Old Olive
Accessories: Lace, Zva Rhinestone Flourish, Prima Poinsettias, Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Cardboard

My last demo shows how you can use the cardboard as one of your layers. For my card I tore off the first layer of paper ...

Then I sprayed on some Copper Shimmer Spritz, sponged with a little Poppy Parade, and distressed the edges with my handy dandy kitchen knife....my favorite tool...LOL!!! Remember when picking out your colors the ink will look darker on the cardboard so experiment with a few different inks to get the right color.

To make the flowers, I again tore off the first layer of paper and ran it through the Cuttlebug with a Stampin Up! flower die.

Next, I sprayed and sponged it....

and added the button with twine.....

Taa daa...like magic, it's all finished!!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin Up's Script background (retired)
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pure Luxury Kraft,
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Copper Shimmer Sprits by Tsukineko, Cotton Scrap from Crafty Secrets, Lace, Buttons, Twine, Zva Rhinestone Flourish, Wood Bird from Kaiser Craft, May Arts Pink Silk Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Cardboard, Cuttlebug
Now, go cut up a box and create something FABULOUS!!!!!

26 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SOOOOOO cool Joan! What an AWESOME technique! LOVE this!!

Kimberly S said...

Wow, besides the fact that every one of these cards is absolutely gorgeous, it looks like so much fun! Love the corrugated cardboard on your projects, it really is such a fabulous touch! hmmmm...I don't suppose you're looking to add one more to your Christmas card list? lol

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, fun. I love using corrugated cardboard on my cards. Thanks for a great tutorial.

Scrapper Maya said...

I always love using boxes! In fact it become my favourite embellishments. Recycled items! :) Thanks for sharing!

Kittie said...

Great tutorial, Joan! I especially love the third project with the flower.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wit Whewwwww, girlie, these are all so beautiful! I can't even pick a favorite they're all so wonderful!

Gotta remember to try that technique. Love the look!

Bonnie said...

Joan these are all so gorgeous!! What a wonderful tutorial!

debbie said...

Joan, what wonderful ideas and they look fabulous! I just love techniques and can't wait to give this one a try.

Sharon said...

Joan, this technique looks like fun to try. Thank you for the tutorial, to help those of us who didn't even think of it. :)

Emma F said...

What a great tutorial, Joan. I need to make sure I find time to play along over on SCS today. Thank you so much for this gorgeous inspiration!

Cassie said...

What a great idea, Joan! I love it, and your projects are so wonderful with your recycled embellies ;D

catdidit said...

O.M.G.!! These allll are so amazing Joan! MUST try this! thank you for the inspiration!!

marilynprestonn said...

How smart and beautiful all these techniques are Joan. I especially love the red bird, wow amazing look to all the cards. TFS and hoepe I can make one of them today!

HugsPeggy

Linda Palmer said...

Wow! These are all beautiful but the one with the bird is stunning. I love them and hope I have time to try it later this week.

Crystal said...

WOW Joan these are gorgeous and thanks for the fab tutorial i will have to give this a shot..AWESOME!!!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh Joan!! You clever clever girl!! I just ADORE your tutorial and who would've thought cardboard could be so fun?!!! TFS!! HUGS

Joy said...

Beautiful Joan! Way to go green and everything turned out amazing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great tutorial Joan!! How clever!! Love the flowers! I will have to try this!! Gorgeous creations as always!!
hugs,
Chris

maryr917 said...

you created 3 fab cards here joan-if I had to pick a fave-it would be teh christmas card

Dawn Easton said...

Totally fun and interesting technique, Joan! I hope to play along this weekend when I'm off! GREAT designs!

Anne said...

Great tutorial Joan!! I esp. LOVE the corrugated paper look on that last one!! I think you've started a revolution!! I will def be incorporating that -- its texture gone wild!! Woo hoo!! TFS GF!! You rock!!

Bev Gerard said...

HUSH Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!!
I am so sorry that I've missed your challenge, Joan. But in all honesty ... your samples are way outta sight, gf! Jeepers Creepers! Where would I start with the many things you've brought to the Inspiration Table!

***bowing***

Bev Gerard said...

LOL
You silly girl .... NO "ta-dah" magic here ...
Just plain mega-talented stampin' Ms. Joan!

Woooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooo~~

~Bev

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