Thursday, October 18, 2007

a mini tutorial...

This was so easy!! Even finding my chipboard coasters was quick -- love those *easy* moments. So here's what you do....

1. Find some chipboard, designer paper & a die-cut.

2. Use gluestick to adhere the paper to the chipboard. I didn't use tape as I thought it would gum up in my cutter & didn't know if it would work as well.

3. Place your diecut over the newly *decorated* chipboard (you could even stamp it if you'd rather... or paint it or emboss... ooooh... lots of possibilities here)

4. Run it through your machine, in this case I used my cuttlebug (sorry about the flash glare... very poor lighting on this wet, wet, wet day!)

5. Now you have a smoothly cut out & decorated piece of chipboard to play with :). I know sometimes I have bought the all-ready covered chipboard pieces (especially alphabets) so how cool is it that you can co-ordinate it with your project so easily!

-have fun playing! .j.


Cindy said...

I'm going to have to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing!

Marie said...

We must visit the same blogs! I saw this too and thought - WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA!!!

Thanks for doing the tutorial!

Mary-Jane said...

Great idea - thanks for sharing - will give this a try especially now that I have a cuttlebug too!

Márcia Mattos said...

Hi Jenniffer

I have this same die, but I am afraid of running chipboard in my cuttlebug.
Can you tell me which plates you used???
Any help will be appreciated.
My email is