Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Chip Off The Old Block - Use Chipboard

Hello, Crafty Peeples,

I am a day late with my post for Shopping Our Stash, but this was one of those projects that literally turned into a vendetta.  To make a long story short, everything that could go wrong did go wrong.   I was incapable of cutting a straight line or cutting paper, or applying paper completely straight. I only have good stamped images because I stamped using pigment ink on chalk paint and could remove my mistakes with baby wipes.

I started this project as a gift for my grandson's teacher.  The 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade classes went on a camping trip (4 days, 3 nights, what brave parents and teachers) and I wanted her to have this as a little thank you!  They left on Monday and the project was still in disparate pieces on my board. 

I was surprised to discover the clip would hold the chalk without any additional anchoring.   The problem of the chalk had plagued me throughout the process.  I shook it, dropped it, no problems!

I used the Frosted Flakes™ chipboard box to create my sleeve.  The clipboard is also constructed from chipboard.

Other Supplies Used:
Earth Safe Finishes® Chalk It Up™ Razzleberry
DecoArt® Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish™ - Relique (1 part) Sleeve color
DecoArr® Americana Decor© Chalky Finish™ - Yesteryear (1part) Sleeve color
DecoArt® Americana Decor© Chalky Finish™ -  Carbon (for the clipboard)
Graphic 45 - An ABC Primer Collect Papers and Stamps
My Mind's Eye® record it! - all things CHALK! - (Journal Card and Alphabets on sleeve) front and the Happy Campers paper on the sleeve back.)
Rubber Stampede® Paint Pad Pigment Ink - White

Share some of that love with my teammates!


Frilly and Funky Challenge - It's Not Easy Being Green


  1. Great job on this project. I need to visit your blog recycle project is still half completed. May trash it and start on something else.

  2. Hi, Lois! Thanks for stopping by and leaving luv! I tell you, some projects just take you through changes. I almost trashed this one. I am sure you will figure it out. Looking forward to seeing what you finally create!

  3. Oh wow these are so creative Chana. Just love the clip board idea.
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  4. LOL - Chana I sympathize with your trials & tribulations [weird saying??] but your results are wonderful! I love this project!

  5. This really is fabulous! Some great ideas for recycling! Chrisx

  6. This was totally worth waiting for Miss Chana!! Stunning!! Your projects and re-purposing never cease to amaze so so very talented you are!!

  7. Wow. This is truly gorgeous.

  8. Chana, this is so classically YOU! I love the way you repurpose boxes. I had no idea that you had made the clipboard until I read it in the text. Such a fun theme, and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "It's Not Easy Being Green" Challenge!

  9. Brilliant upcycling Chana! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx


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