Crafting with Chipboard

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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

 Mini albums make thoughtful presents and are beautiful keepsakes. They’re fun to make and I can complete one in an afternoon in the garden!

Spring Forward With A Charmed Life Mini BookSimple Stories

If you have leftover chipboard you can make lovely coasters or picture frames. The following tutorial gives some great tips for making perfect corners when covering your chipboard.

How to Get Perfect Corners When Covering ChipboardAs the Card Rack Turns

My husband hates to throw away cards, and I’m beginning to agree with him, especially now that we get so many home made cards from our nieces. This decorative card box is just what we need to save all those precious cards! You can buy a paper mache box with lid to decorate or you can build your own with chipboard.

Place In Time Card BoxGraphic45

This is a great idea for those smaller pieces of leftover chipboard and pretty cardstock. This would also make a great gift for a husband or wife who tends to misplace their keys…

Chipboard Key ChainSimply Kierste

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