Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Watch Us Wednesday with Tracy: Make Your Own Chipboard Embellishments

Hi everyone!  It's Tracy and this week I'd like to show you how to make your own chipboard embellishments using products from Kraft Outlet.  If you've checked out the chipboard section in the store, you'll see that Babette carries three different sized sheets of chipboard.  I've used the medium sheets to create a storage binder for my Nestabilities.  You can find the tutorial for that right here on The Kraft Journal blog.  I also have some of the full size sheets, and that's what I'm using today along with some 7 Gypsies Venice Gaffer Tape and two new products in the Kraft Outlet store, Cork Sheets and Chalk Board Stock Paper.

For the first embellishment I've used my quilting square to get an approximate measure of how large I need to cut my chipboard and the chalk board paper to cut one of the stars from this Sizzix die.  After cutting the two pieces I glued them together and ran them through my Cuttlebug.

I did the same for the Cork Sheet except that is comes with a self stick adhesive backing, so no glue.  I used a flower die for this one.

For the Gaffer Tape I chose a stamp die.  Since it's tape all I had to do was stick it to the chipboard.

Here are the three embellishments.  One layer of chipboard adds a nice weight to the embellishment.  It you wanted it thicker you could add more layers.  Just remember that the thickness will limit which dies you are able to use.  Of course you could always cut each piece separately and then glue them together.

Hope you'll give this a try.  It's super simple and the possibilities are endless!

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