Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Chipboard Panels

Hello there fellow scrappers...welcome back for another scrappy post : )

Today I wanted to share some of the holiday panels I've made with some chipboard. Normally I make these "name boards" for custom orders but I thought it would be fun to make some with a holiday theme this time around.

First up is Noel....

You will never guess what these panels are from. I work in the IT department for our school district and these chipboard panels are from the inserts they put in netbook and laptop user manuals. They normally wind up in the recycle bin but now they wind up in my scrapbook room...and yes I cleared it with my boss before I took them home : )

I really like how this sparkly paper that I originally purchased to use in my wedding album fits in so nicely with this holiday theme. It looks all snowy/wintery like. The chipboard letters were "naked" and I just put some adhesive on them, laid the paper on top and cut them out with my craft knife.

I ran some glittery ribbon through the boards to tie in with the sparkly paper. It's hard to see in this picture but the white portions on the letters are parts of reindeer and trees, they are fuzzy and feel great when you run your fingers over them. That's one of the many things I love about crafting...the textures of the projects when you hold them in your it!!
And here's the backside. I like to make the back look pretty too so you have something to look at if you have it on a desk or whatever. I have a name board I made for myself that sits on my counter so I have something nice to look at when I look up and not just stare at plain chipboard. My friend & co-worker Alisha bought this one from me...thanks Alisha : )

Next up is another Noel but with different paper & letters...
I used some of the paper I put on the letters from the first chipboard Noel and added some white glittery letters this time.
I really like this holiday paper pack from K & Company. Some of the papers have felt elements~like the patterned paper on this board~and some have bling and glittery sparkly it!
I used some cranberry yarn to tie this board book together...I liked how well it went with the papers and picked up the red accents in the patterned paper.
Tying some sheer sparkly ribbon on the ends of the panels just seemed to "tie" the look ok cheesy I know but hey...that's my sense of humor : )
And here's the backside.....cute huh???

Next up is Joy....

Since I chose this striped holiday paper I thought I would keep this one simple and just have the letters stand out so I only added some ribbon/trim to the letters with a little bit of bling on the bottom panel.
And here's the backside.....

And the last one for this post is Peace........
Normally I use different papers, patterns etc on these boards but I really liked this paper and wanted to just stick with it alone on this one.

Again I wanted to keep this one fairly simple since the paper has a pattern on it and I didn't want it to look too busy. I just tied some red thread to each letter to sort of make the letters pop out a bit. I inked the twine I used to join the panels together to give it a more vintage look. 

And here's the backside..........
The paper on the back is Bazzil...I forgot the name of the color I just left it plain since it's textured. 

I've had a lot of fun scrappin up some holiday items in the last couple of weeks. It's just so fun to break out the Christmas papers and all the trims and embelishments that go along with the holidays and create something to not only look at & enjoy but to also decorate your home that you can use year after year. 

My next post will be about Christmas tags I've been making for some holiday orders so be sure to come back for another scrappy post : )


  1. As the proud owner of the first one, I am absolutely in love with it!! I am not sure that I will even take it down when Christmas is over! :D
    The details are amazing in person!

  2. What a great gift these would make, and a very clever idea!


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