Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Make your own chipboard with the Big Shot

For the last few months I have changed my monthly class format from a club to a stamp camp format.  This has allowed people to come as they are able and work more within their budget.  Each month we still do a variety of projects.  In August we did a series of projects using the Big Shot.  I showed you the "Beautiful Wings" card last week.  This week I wanted to show you another great use for your Big Shot.  Making your own chipboard.

The Big Shot is capable of cutting through many types of material from cardstock to fabric, chipboard and even thin metals.  Stampin' Up! sells sheets of chipboard that are easily cut with the Big Shot metal edge dies.  Not everyone has chipboard lying around though.  It is easy to make your own.  Simply cut multiples of the same shape from any of our cardstock colors.  You can also cut other materials around your house, like the boxes that most food comes packaged in.

For this example I cut 5 of each number out of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The layers can be help together with a little bit of two way glue pen.  I chose Crumb Cake for the base of my homemade chipboard as most chipboard looks like a tan style cardboard.  You can then stamp on the cardstock, color it with inks or markers, or cut an additional layer from designer series paper or another cardstock color.  I left this one plain to match the embossed strip at the bottom of the page.  To make the strip at the bottom, I put the center of the strip in the Stripes Embossing Folder and ran it thru the Big Shot.  Then I moved the folder over so the last stripe lined up with the folder.  I then ran in thru the Big Shot just to the end of the embossing folder.  I did the same thing on the other side.  Now the stripes go all the way across.

The flowers on the left side are made with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.  There are so many ways you can use the pieces.  You can put the layers on straight or twist them up.  You can decorate them with brads, buttons or other small accents.  I attached the flowers to the page with snail if it was completely off the photo mat.  Any flowers that went over the photo were attached with a dimensional.  This way the photo could be added later.

The next Stamp Camp will be on Saturday, September 17th @ 11:00 am.  For more information or to register, check out My Demonstrator Website Calendar of Events.  Can't make it on Saturday, there is also a Monday option.

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Products Used:
Colors: Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Alphabet Simple Numbers (#115968), Timeless Type Alphabet (#115951), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (#122464), In Color Glimmer Brads (#121005), Pearl Accents (#119247), Brights Designer Buttons (#119747), Tasteful Trim Die (#120893), Big Shot (#113439), Dimensionals (#104430), Lace Ribbon Punch (#122362), Stripes Embossing Folder (#123128)
Lace Ribbon Border Punch #122362
Brights Designer Buttons #119747
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464

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