Thursday, March 15, 2007

Chipboard is so cool!!

Chipboard is a strong fad in papercrafting. And for good reason, you can do almost anything with it. If the chipboard is thin enough you can even die cut it -- wow!! That's a real big selling point for me. If I can die cut chipboard into the shapes I need over and over again ... I'll save enough money to buy more dies!! {if my husband is reading ... disregard, you know I'm only teasing about buying more ... if my friends are reading, STOP LAUGHING!!}

Chipboard is available in large sheets, 3" & 4" coasters, and precut into various shapes, letters and numbers by many different companies {including one of my favs: Stampin' Up!}.

You can paint, emboss, and distress it. You can cover it with printed papers, decorative tapes, ribbons and fibers. You can ink it, stamp on it, glaze it, Mod Podge it and UTEE it ... oh the things you can do with chipboard!

Here are a few ideas for using your chipboard pieces. If you make any projects with chipboard, email the photo to me and just maybe I'll be able to post it here for you -- or I can link back to your site if you prefer.

The first is a mini book made from 4" chipboard coasters. Punch holes and tie ribbon through for the binding. This one is a girlfriends mini album. I've seen adorable baby albums, vacation albums, almost anything you would make a mini album for.

all images ©SU! 1990-2006

The second idea is an On Board chipboard album with a chipboard monogram that has been inked with the direct to paper {dtp} technique, then distressed, stapled and a flower attached. Too Cute!!!
all images ©SU! 1990-2006

Last, is an ATC album made into an Advice booklet with a chipboard monogram that has been stamped. Some really cute ribbon has been added to the binding, and it appears to be a stamped piece of shrink plastic made into a heart charm. Who wouldn't love to receive this album for a gift??
all images ©SU! 1990-2006

If you read this far - congratulations! - now you will know that I'm offering a sampler gift of blank chipboard coasters to an randomly drawn name from the comments on this post. I'll draw a name first of next week.


Jackie said...

I'd love that - I have been wanting to play with chipboard stuff for a while!! I love what you did with yours.

Kathy McD said...

You know...I never was able to "visualize" how these blank books could look. These samples are so awesome! Thanks so much for helping me to "see"!

joan said...

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Ally Stamps said...

GREAT IDEAS!! I just got a bunch of cb coasters in the mail so i think I am off to make some mini albums!! Thanks for the great ideas!!

Peggy said...

I happened to link over from Twisted Chick's blog - I love her style and so I saw your link on her page. I love what she does w/ chipboard so it's funny that you had a post on chipboard!

Thanks for these great ideas - I want to try to make a mini-album!

doverdi said...

Great ideas! I love your chipboard projects and have been dying to try these myself. I have been wanting to make a mini album for a long time but unfortunately haven't had access to this chipboard. Thanks for sharing.

planosuep said...

These are awesome! ! The second one is probably my fave - although all 3 are great. It helps to see what others have done w/chipboard to try & get me to do it also - just haven't gotten the courage or motivation or access to chipboard to do it yet.

Thanks for sharing

Susan said...

Awesome ideas!!! I love chipboard!!

Vicki said...

Such cute projects!

nofrills said...

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s.patel said...

haven't started using chipboard yet, but am intrigued after seeing all these great project ideas!

Anonymous said...

love what everyone is doing with chipboard..
thanks lisa-b

Karen in Fergus said...

I've got a few of the On Board 5x5 Art Journals that I'm going to give as Christmas gifts next year ... I'll probably do them up as address books. Love that chipboard!!! The possabilities are endless!!
Thank you so much for all the inspiration I've gotten from your blog!