Chipboard has become one of the hottest products in the paper crafting world, but many people find themselves wondering how to use chipboard in scrapbooking.
What is Chipboard?
Essentially, chipboard is a type of thick cardboard that paper crafters use to add extra interest to their projects. Since they are slightly raised from the page, chipboard elements attract more attention than rub-ons or other flat scrapbook embellishments.
Some chipboard elements found in scrapbooking supply stores are self-adhesive, while others must be adhered with glue dots or double-sided tape.
Ideas for How to Use Chipboard in Scrapbooking
If you’re looking for ways to incorporate chipboard into your scrapbooking projects, consider the following helpful suggestions:
Working with “Naked” Chipboard
Although you can purchase chipboard embellishments for your scrapbooking projects in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors, sometimes it can be hard to find exactly what you need. Fortunately, an increasing number of scrapbook supply manufacturers are creating “naked” chipboard embellishments that you can decorate to perfectly match your project. Ways to use this type of chipboard accent in your scrapbooking layouts include:
Making a Chipboard Album
Although chipboard embellishments work great for everyday scrapbooking projects, you may wish to stretch your creative muscles by completing a chipboard mini album. These fun books are available in a number of unique shapes, including hearts, stars, and scalloped circles as well as albums where each page is shaped like one letter of word such as “FAMILY” or “LOVE.”
Chipboard mini albums work well for scrapbooking baby showers, weddings, vacations, birthdays, and other special events. They are also great gifts for your non-scrapbooking friends and family members. The process of creating a layout for a chipboard mini album is basically the same as making any other scrapbook page. However, since chipboard albums don’t have plastic page protectors, you will want to make sure you use a strong adhesive to keep all of your elements secured to the page.