Monday, May 10, 2010

Organize your Stuff: Week 19- Chipboard

Happy Mother’s Day Week to all of you who use being a mom as your excuse to scrapbook (don’t worry that’s the reason I do it too *wink*). This week is chipboard, and to be honest, it is one of my newest most used tools. Last year I discovered the world of handmade mini-albums. They are the cool answer to that 400 photo long weekend… you know the ones. For this “layout” the POW has forced me to step it up and start the family Easter vacation to California (I started with a kit from using jillybean soup papers and enhanced it with We R Memory Keepers). Here is the cover with a chipboard tulip (itinerary on the flip side), chipboard letters wrapped with wire and beads on another chipboard page, and finally… the start of the photos on the inside.

Question of the Week: How do you decorate your chipboard?

Usually I adhere paper on top and either leave the edges naked or ink them. Girl Friday likes to play in paint to much. However, on occasion, I do break out the paint, and for the above pics, the edges are painted and the C and A are as well.
Here is the tiny stash of unused chipboard that I have. Chipboard also lives in my scrap class bag, and I have a request in with Fabulous Spouse for a case of chipboard from U-line for my birthday! OCD Me barely had to lift a finger…I think she actually yawned at this tiny stash, the Inner Hoarder laughed and PA Me did not even bother to play.

Die cuts/ cut outs for next week…only 9 weeks left!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I just became addicted to mini albums this year. I love them. I decorate my chipboard the same way as you do. I have painted the edges and then adhered paper. Like on a scallop square I didn't want to cut around all the scallops so I painted and then cut the paper in a square with rounded corners.