Tutorial: Using extra Project Life supplies to make chipboard thickers
If you're like me, you've got lots of Project Life supplies that you're not using, and probably won't ever get to use because you'll want to get the next kit coming out, or you use your own supplies too. Or, perhaps an awesome friend passed along her extras when she went digital.
I wanted to find some uses for these extras, so over the next week or two I'll be sharing some ideas.
First up - chipboard thickers! I have a project I'm working on (will share next week) and needed some alphas. What better but to use up some of the hundreds of grid cards I have on hand.
Grid cards, Project Life card stock, or really any scrapbook paper (thicker works better)
A foam brush
A manual die cut machine
Grab some chipboard. I like these chipboard coasters, which you can find easily on Etsy, or if you do a quick search, buy them in bulk packs of 1000, like I did.
For my project that I'm working on, I wanted to use the grid cards for the paper on the letters:
Grab your Mod Podge and your foam brush, and paint on a layer of the Mod Podge on the chipboard. Then put on your grid card. (If it's patterned paper, make sure you lay the pattern face UP).
Let it dry. Then, I used my paper trimmer (which is heavy duty - if you don't have a heavy duty one, either don't cut your chipboard (you'll have some waste, unfortunately) to cut it to the size of the letter I wanted, or cut it with scissors.
Then run it through your die cut machine as you usually would. (Mine is the Creatopia, which I LOVE).
Here's what pops out:
Punch out your letter:
How cool is this?! And check out the ones below, which I did using some paper from the Clementine card stock pack.
That's it. A simple way to use up some of your extras. Stay tuned to the blog for more ideas next week!