Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Chipboard, Chipboard Everywhere!

October Use Your Stash Bloghop

Chipboard, chipboard and more chipboard! If you are anything like me, you have tons of it in many different shapes and sizes. Letters, numbers, frames... you name it! So this month, our theme is - you guessed it - CHIPBOARD!

I am the starting point for this hop and all of the hoppers are listed at the end, but you can actually start anywhere because this is a circular hop. So if you got here from Shirley's blog, no problem! If you do get lost along the way, just return here for the next blog! As you go, please leave your comments as we love to get your feedback.

Now, here is my project for this month. I attended a crop to raise funds for breast cancer research yesterday and spent the day working on this little mini album. It isn't quite finished yet, but after working for 12 hours, I couldn't do any more. I will get it finished before my hubby and I head to Mexico in December as I intend to put our vacations pictures in it.

First of all, I would like to say thank you to all the very talented people out there who created some gorgeous albums that helped me create mine!  I watched quite a few videos, making notes along the way. I made the cover of this album with chipboard I have had laying around for years (backing from CM paper packs), a piece of Kraft-Tek I "borrowed" off of a fellow cropper (I couldn't get my hands on a piece of Tyvek anywhere!), two Seaside paper packs and a TON of Desert Sand cardstock. Oh, and the Close to my Heart Seaside Picture My Life cards! They saved me oodles of time! There are a lot of pictures here, so have a peek and let me know what you think.

I wasn't sure how to keep the album closed but I had this really old ribbon from CTMH in my stash and thought it would look okay. Instead, it looks great!

Inside the cover, I have a chipboard photo frame with a PML card under it. The card was actually too long so I sliced a chunk off the top, cut out the sentiment and added it with some foam tape. The photo frame is on the first page of a three page fold out that is held closed with magnets. The facing page is also a fold out, but only has two pages. Below are pictures of them opened.

The next page has a chipboard piece from another photo frame. I distressed the edges with Desert Sand ink and added a sticker from the Seaside Complements. The sequins are actually silver that I coloured blue with one of my Shinhan Touch Twin markers.

I noticed I skipped a page but you can see part of it above. I used a chipboard arrow that I distressed with Sorbet ink and added a small sticker (Beach) from the Seaside Complements. 
You can see on the next page that I used three of the PML cards - one to make a pocket and two smaller ones as tags.

Missed a page again... 

The PML card I used here has a banner theme so I tried to copy it on the next page. The three triangles are chipboard again. I covered two with Washi tape (Blue houndstooth and Brown Woodgrain) and stamped the center one with a stamp from the Seaside Workshop on the Go. They are strung together with some Hemp cord.

Below is another chipboard shape, this time a speech bubble. I lightly distressed it with Desert Sand ink and added another Seaside Complement then added foam tape to pop it up. The little fish on the other page is from the Seaside Assortment. I added three Sparkle Gems as bubbles. The border was cut with the new CTMH Diamond Border Punch, and the beads are contraband that were in the goody bag I received at the crop yesterday.

The next page has another chipboard arrow that I added a small piece of a zipstrip from one of the Seaside papers to give a little contrast. I love the sentiment from the Seaside WOTG stamp set! The flipflop card is another PML card and for this sentiment, I think it works great! The three sequins are the darkest ones from the CTMH Sequins Silver. 

So that is my project for this month. Still some work to do but it will be done by December! Now, on to Wendy Kessler and her beautiful artwork!

Here is the list of all of the hoppers for this month:

2. Wendy Kessler -

Happy hopping!!


  1. Most beautiful mini album ever! I love the use of the PML cards! Such a great job.

  2. OMG! I love your mini album. I love your excellant use of chipboard and you do have it everywhere........great job!!

  3. EXCELLENT use of chipboard and everything else in your mini album!!! Love it!

  4. I know the focus of this hop is chipboard, but your beaded pearl trim is what caught my eye. Pretty neat idea! Love your mini album. Great job!