It’s time to get crafty with chipboard! This is my first time using chipboard and I am in love with it. As part of a Xyron design team project for this month, we are showcasing Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. They have a huge variety of embellishments, kits and more. Using the products sent to us and our Xyron® Sticker Maker, I made a chipboard decor project – a wall hanging that reads, ‘The Love of a Family Makes Life Beautiful.’
Chipboard Decor Project
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- Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Feathery Flourishes
- Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Words & Phrases 1
- Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Butterflies & Dragonflies
- Xyron® 3in Sticker Maker
- Xyron® 1.5in Sticker Maker; optional
- Craft/Hobby Knife
- Martha Stewart Glitter
- Gold Embossing Powder and Ink
- DIY Natural Craft Banners
- Braiding Cord
- Flower Embellishments
- Buttons and/or Brads/Gems
- scrapbook letter stickers
- Glue for Glitter
I chose to do a saying that I have always loved, but you can definitely make other sayings using the Words & Phrases set. Our saying reads, ‘The Love of a Family Makes Life Beautiful’ so I poked out the chipboard words Family, Love and Beautiful. To do this, use a craft knife to carefully cut the teeny tiny parts that are holding it together.
Push the words, one at a time, into embossing ink and then pour embossing powder over it. Heat set it.
Place the words through the sticker maker. This is perfect for the thin lettering that glue would probably makes messy – love it! Peel off the plastic and you now have a word art sticker.
Peel off the backing and press it into place on the craft banner. It helps to layout your design beforehand.
Place the chipboard butterflies through the sticker maker and peel off the top plastic.
Paint glue over the tops and then sprinkle with glitter. Let dry. Peel the backing from the now glittered butterflies and flourishes and place on to the banner. Use the craft knife to cut away any glue webs if needed. Use a dry paintbrush to wipe away any loose glitter on the canvas area.
Adhere the flower embellishments in a design that you like.
Glue on buttons/gems/brads in the centers. You can also put these through the sticker maker if they are thin enough.
Add the rest of the saying with the scrapbook letter stickers. Alternatively, you could stamp this on.
Untie the hanging cord on one side. Attach 2 pieces of the braiding cord (i.e. green and pink). Braid it and then tie it back on.
Hang it up as a gorgeous wall hanging handmade by you!
What saying would you use for your own chipboard decor project? Share in the comments!