Feb 23, 2007

How to Use Chipboard

Copyright Stampin' Up 1990-2007

Chipboard, you know, that cardboard stuff found on the back of a legal pad, is all the rage in the Scrapbook and Stamping community right now. You can find chipboard albums, chipboard die cuts, chipboard boxes and more. You may have seen chipboard featured in a magazine or a package of die cuts at your favorite craft spot. If you are like me, you probably looked at it, shook your head, and asked yourself, what would I do with that?

Well, thanks to a fellow stamper, here are some great ideas for you.

You can add any sort of embellishment to your image. Here are just a few:
Ribbon, fancy fibers, eyelets, brads, glitter, crystal effects, additional die cut shapes, photos etc .

Make Your Own:

Need an extra letter, or multiple of a shape? Use your existing die cuts as a pattern, trace and then cut from cheaper or free chipboard. You can cut several bookmarks out of one tablet back – great for stamp camps!

Books & Journals & More:
Chipboard journals and books can be found anywhere (dollar store, office store, even your junk drawer at home).

Journals can be made using the same techniques as listed above or you can cut paper 1/2” larger all around and folding the paper over the edges to the inside of the journal. Snail adhesive or Stampin Up two sided Sticky strip works great for the inside edges.

I found a great chipboard journal example at splitcoaststampers. I thought you might want to check it out:


1 comment:

Kim Orr said...

Great Blog! You rock Girlie!
Thanks for sharing this in your last email.. I will be checkin in here often! KIM