Crafting with Chipboard

May is National Scrapbook Month, and it is also a month full of celebrations in my family. I just returned from a two week long vacation with family, celebrating birthdays, Mother’s Day and the birth of my newest niece. Now it’s time to relax in my backyard, soak in the sun and the scent of lilacs while I make a mini album documenting our visit.  Chipboard is one of my go-to materials for every aspect of scrapbooking, from layout and construction to embellishing. Here are just a few new ideas for using chipboard in your scrapbooking and general crafts projects.

Blank chipboard embellishments are so much fun to decorate and stylize according to scrapbook pages or decor around the house. This tutorial takes embellishing flowers to a whole new level.

Chipboard FlowersStamping Mathilda

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Ask the Experts: Best Tools

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Q: I’ve lost my embossing tool that came with my scoring board and can’t find a replacement.  What can I do about that?

A:  You can use a stylus as a replacement.  Just make sure that the ball end of the tool fits into the grooves of your scoring board.

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Time for Tea: Tea Bag Holder

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Homemade Tea Bag Holder

The weather is getting colder, so many of us will be heating up our favorite teas.  This handy tea bag holder is helpful to store your favorite flavors or brands.  Keep it on the counter or your desk so it’s quick to grab when you want a hot cup of tea.

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Celebrate Halloween Banner

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Decorate for your Halloween Party with this cute banner

Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time to start putting out the first of the decorations for the year. Greet your guests or the trick-or- treaters this year with a fun Halloween themed banner.  It’s made even spookier with this great paper from Carta Bella!

Paper and Pennants

This banner was created using the Spooky paper kit by Carta Bella and the 4” x 6” natural chipboard pennant pieces by Paper Accents, but you can choose one from the great selection of pennants that Create for Less carries.

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Bunting and Garlands for Fall Decorating

To me, nothing says “party” quite like a nice little garland. Even if you’re not planning on hosting any parties this fall, I would still highly recommend adding some bunting around your home just to add a little excitement. You’re going to be cooped up in there for quite a while, and everyone needs a little festivity in their lives.

Paint Chip Bunting Home Decor

Paint Chip Bunting

This cute striped banner can be made to match your home or to match seasonal colors. I think this paint chip bunting would be perfect for everyday decorating because it’s so simple. You can change it up however you wish, I think it could be really fun to add letters to the flags with coordinating scrapbook paper.

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Ask the Experts

By Scrapbooking & Card Making Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

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doll stand

Q. How can I hold my heat tool and the paper I’m trying to emboss at the same time?

A: As crafters we are always looking for ways to use other things for tools and one way to hold a heat gun is to use a doll stand by placing the tool in the stand and using a piece of ribbon or string to hold the opening closed.

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Upcycled Checkers Game

DIY Upcycled Checkers Game

Grab something old and turn it into a sparkling new checkers game! This DIY can easily be adapted to whatever you have on hand. From old art pieces to cardboard boxes and from your ever-growing button stash to bottle caps, you can create a pretty game you’ll love to play.

Upcycled Checkers Game
What You Need:

Here’s How to Make It…

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