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Friday, December 18, 2009

Wrapping with scrapbook supplies


Designs by Dee Foust

Dee randomly adhered sparkly embellishments such as gems, pearls, and stickers to wrapped presents for an easy holiday look.: For extra bling, Dee wrapped pearl trim around her box several times and bundled the trim together with a ribbon.

Free Holiday SVG

Free Holly SVG by Wanda

Todays Featured Video: make your own chipboard embellishments

In 2006, chipboard became a big hit with scrapbookers and the trend continues!

Chipboard is a cardboard-like material but thinner. Not all chipboard is acid-free so make sure to check its packaging label. Usually those created as scrapbooking embellishments are acid-free.


As you can see, pre-made chipboards make very interesting page accents and add dimension to your scrapbooking layouts. They can instantly brighten up a layout. The good thing is they are not too bulky. Just add adhesive to the back of the pre-made chipboard piece and stick it to your desired place on your layout. Easy to use.

Pre-made chipboard can be costly. Companies started producing plain chipboard. They are less expensive but not as pretty and a new scrapbooker might be stumped by how to use it!

Plain chipboard or naked chipboard is fantastic for customizing and creating your very own unique embellishment, at a fraction of the price. You can customize it perfectly to match any layout!

Some ideas for embellishing your plain chipboard for:

  • Cover it up with patterned paper
  • Use rub-on to create text or custom designs
  • Embellish with stickers, flowers etc
  • Paint it
  • Stamp it
  • Ink it
  • distress it

  • Chipboard is a very versatile scrapbooking embellishment with endless possibilities!

    If you want to a step-by-step guide to creating your own designed chipboard, don't miss out on the video below by Tammy Mitchell.

  • Recently, I have started making my own chipboard by recycling empty cereal boxes, pop tart, macaroni boxes etc. I find these boxes the perfect thickness to create custom chipboard for my layouts and best of all, they are Free and I am helping the earth in the long run. While you might be worried about the acidity of these recycled options, you can purchase a spray that will neutralize them for you. (don't tell anyone but I dont bother to neutralize mine, I juse use them as is)

    Holy Purple Cow Hop

    I just finished the purple cow blog hop and wow, there are quite a few awesome creations to feast your eyes on. Be sure to stop by the blogs by clicking on the clipmark to be sure and enter in for some fabulous blog candy giveaways!
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    Free Downloads!

    Nicole Heady, one of my favorite Paper Trey Bloggers has archived all of her giveaways throughout her blogging career. How awesome! Be sure to hop on over to her blog here and grab some of these freebies for yourself!