Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday-Chipboard {The Kraft Journal}

Hello Friends,

I am over on The Kraft Journal blog doing a product spotlight on Chipboard.

I made two different cards for you showing two different uses, but the possibilities are endless. These are just two examples.

Here is a Christmas card I made where I used the chipboard to die-cut the tree, and then I cut the tree again from patterned paper.
I started by using a piece of the Small Precut Chipboard The Kraft Outlet sells and running it through my die-cutting machine using a Sizzix Tree die.  

 Next I printed some green gingham checked paper using the Buff Ivory cardstock. I waited a few minutes to make sure it was dry and I cut a piece to run through my die-cutting machine using the same die once more.  Next I adhered the patterned paper to the top of the chipboard piece.  This is a great way to create your own chipboard images. To give a vintage look, I inked the edges of the tree using Vintage Photo distress ink. 
I repeated the same process for the snowflakes, and I layered them on top of the other adding a brown button laced with Natural Hemp Cord.  I then stamped a greeting from My Pink Stamper Christmas Wishes onto a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag.  I added patterned paper to the Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock base adding some vintage crochet lace trim to the top. Lastly, all I had to do was add the Chipboard tree image to the center adding the snowflakes and Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag to the middle of the card.
For my next card, I took another piece of the Small Precut Chipboard and placed it inside an embossing folder to create a sturdy background. I took the embossed piece and ran it through a stitched rectangle die to give it a nice finishing touch. 
All that was left was to layer and assemble the card. I just used pieces from my scrap pile to complete this baseball birthday card. For the baseball, I used a file I had already purchased from the Silhouette Store. 

I hope I have given you a few ideas for using chipboard in your projects.  It's also a good base to create good and sturdy tags which is perfect with the upcoming holidays. 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Benzi said...

Fabulous way to use the the gingham tree and card. Cute baseball birthday card, too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are both GORGEOUS! I love love love the tree on the first one!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Great cards, Tammy, and great ideas for using chipboard! I like that the Kraft Outlet sells big sheets of chipboard so you can use them to create card layers like you did... and it's a great idea to emboss it, too. Your baseball card is adorable! Really love the elegant vintage design of your Christmas card also!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the beautiful tree!! The paper you used is so pretty!! And the baseball card is awesome and adorable!! Have a great day :)

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Stella said...

Your baseball car dis fab but that christmas tree....I am in;s a stunner and I love gingham. It looks lovely with the neutral background. Fab design!

Maria said...

Yes, great idea for the chipboard, Tammy! Love the vintage card with the fab gingham tree! And, you baseball card is super fun!:-)

Sherrie K. said...

Fun ways to use chipboard! Your cards are both beautiful! I love the gingham tree, pretty lace and gorgeous snowflake!
The baseball card is awesome Tammy! The embossing looks great! I love the craft with the red/blue combo! Cool card!
Sherrie K

Lisa said...

Another adorable baseball card Tammy!! Your Christmas card is SWOON worthy, really pretty and cozy too!!

Charlene said...

Love the gingham tree and design, and the baseball card is awesome!

Greta said...

You are always full of great ideas, Tammy--even if you don't always feel like it! These are both so creative with lots of interest! I adore the first one--so beautiful!

walchowDesign said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the gingham tree and your baseball card is awesome!

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful cards, Tammy! That gingham tree is too fun, and the second is absolutely perfect for a little guy!