Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chipboard Makes Me Happy!

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My studio reorganization is finished and the space looks wonderful. I have everything neatly stored and labeled. (I plan to shoot my video either today or tomorrow!) Part of the fun of reorganizing was shopping my stash! I found that I have seven (count 'em, seven!) bins of chipboard shapes. Really?! I think that qualifies as a sickness!

Two of the bins on my shelves are chipboard items from Imaginarium Designs. I joined the design team in January, but I have been using their products for a few years. I love their laser cut designs and the type of chipboard they use! Here are two projects I made for their blog. Visit the ID Blog, HERE. This team is AMAZINGLY talented! They knock my socks off every month and I struggle to keep up with them!

I created this layout with a photo of my daughter, who was about three at the time. (She's nearly 17 now!) I love this photo of her, in her "fur" trimmed, velvet sweater! For the title, I used one of the Imaginarium Designs phrases, which I inked and then covered with clear embossing powder.

I found a whole sheet of children silhouettes in my stash. I inked the reading girl and then popped her on top of a paper rosette that I made with Graphic 45 paper.

I used the same technique with the alphabet chippies. I love making paper rosettes! There is just something so whimsical about them. For the ones here, I used a Tim Holtz die template to cut and score them. Very fast and easy! I used a strong glue to attach the chipboard to each rosette.

The layout has a lot of dimension, with tags, fussy cut shapes, and chipboard.

I also made a card for the Imaginarium Designs Blog. I find it harder to use chipboard on a card, but I am up to the challenge!

I used a chipboard phrase for my sentiment. I just ink or paint the chipboard and then glue them to the paper.

One of my "signature" items is creating these clumps of flowers and metal embellishments. I also added a chipboard clock that I "enameled" with layers of embossing powder. While each layer of powder is still hot, sprinkle more embossing powder and keep layering and heating it until you have the look you desire.

I used the same enamel technique on the butterfly, but kept the corner scroll a flat finish.

For a bit of added sparkle, I sprayed the flowers with some glimmer mist to create a soft, glitter look.

I hope you had fun looking at the projects today. I will have other projects to share later in the week and will be drawing for the Graphic 45/Want2Scrap/Art Glitter prize on July 31st. Also, if you have not Liked my Fan Page, please do so. I will be drawing a name from the Fan Page Followers to win another prize - once the "fan base" reaches 200!
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Title phrase (IDP0025), Adore (IDW0026), Alphabet (IDAUC0001), Girl Silhouette (IDS0023)
Cardstock: American Crafts Black
Designer paper: Graphic 45: Communiqué Typography; An ABC Primer Grammar School, One Two Buckle My Shoe, Alphabet Soup, School Days
Tags: Graphic 45: Playtimes Past, An ABC Primer
Die cuts: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Paper Rosettes; My Favorite Things Paper Doll Border
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox: Archival Wicked Black; Fluid Chalk Creamy Brown, Blackbird; Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx Schoolhouse, Black
Embossing powder: Hampton Art Stamps Clear, Black
Trims: DMC Floss Ecru; Really Reasonable Ribbon Natural Twine
Button: Buttons Galore and More
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Glue Dots Adhesive Dots Craft; Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Sentiment (IDW0014), Swirl Corners (IDC0002), Small Butterflies (IDT0014), Small Clock Face (IDS0036)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Nightmist, White
Designer paper: Authentique Genuine 6x6 pad
Die cuts: Spellbinders: Labels Four, Labels Four Small
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox: Pigment Smoke Blue; Archival Wicked Black; Watermark; Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer
Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll Star Dust
Embossing powder: Hampton Art Stamps Clear; Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Black Aurora;
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon White Corsage Ribbon
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip, Light Bulb; Maya Road Ticket; Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Wire: Artistic Wire Silver 20 Ga
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue; Glue Dots Adhesive Dots Craft; Scotch 3M tape runner


  1. Fab work . Smashing scrap book work,you inspired me just started a scrap book thank you xxx

  2. Love that you are back in your studio! Can't wait for the big reveal!

    The page of your daughter is precious. I love the silhouette you perched on top of the rosette. The card is also great.

    I haven't used a lot of chipboard in the past, but I'm starting to really enjoy it. If I'm not careful, I'll have bins of it on my hands, too. What a marvelous obsession we share!

  3. i love both of your projects. the flowerrr hiding the bulb made me do a double take. cute!

  4. Glad to see someone else has a wee problem with chipboard too

  5. Hi Gloria, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. Great projects Gloria! I love the school layout-I'm afraid, I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to chipboard myself! :)

  7. just showed the layout to dear daughter & she knew right away who it was - sweet, sweet photo & layout! Can't wait to see the studio.

  8. I love the LO and the card! I had no idea on how to use the light bulbs, thanks for the inspiration ~

  9. love all of your projects. it's wonderful!!!

  10. Beautiful page and card, I can see why you love chipboard.

    Hugs Ali x

  11. stunning and dramatic Gloria .. loveeeeeeeeee it all xoxoox