Cricut: DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer

June 26, 2017

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

Let’s start with a quick lesson on chipboard for anyone who’s unfamiliar. Chipboard is a thick, paper crafting material. Sorta like cardboard. A little thicker than the stuff used to make your cereal box. It’s great for crafting because it makes for sturdy, durable projects. Problem is – chipboard only comes in a few colors, namely brown, white and…well…I think that’s it. It certainly doesn’t come in pink…so I’m here to remedy that. Today we’re going to make our own DIY chipboard letters for summer. Essentially, we’re just layering identical pieces of cardstock until it’s thick like traditional chipboard.

In the spirit of last week’s medallion fruit, we’re going to quickly and easily give our chipboard letters a watermelon makeover. Let’s do it!

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

  • Cricut Explore  – this is a great way to quickly cut identical letters. Since we’ll be layering the letters, it’s important that they be exactly the same shape and size, which is easy to do with the Explore. If you want to recreate my “Summer” banner project, you can use THIS Design Space canvas.
  • Extra Strength Glue Stick
  • Paint brushes
  • green and white craft paint
  • a black fine tip pen

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

STEP ONE

Use the glue stick to adhere four of each letter together – one on top of the other.

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

STEP TWO

Once the layers are adhered, add white paint to the bottom of each letter.

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

STEP THREE

Once the white paint has dried, add a layer of green paint, making sure that some of the white is still showing

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

STEP FOUR

Use the black pen to add a few “seeds”

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

These letters will be a HIT at your next summer picnic or party. Combine them with the pineapple banner I made in THIS video for an incredibly fruity backdrop!

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer | damask love

 

5 thoughts on “DIY Chipboard Letters for Summer”

  1. What a fantastic idea! My Silhouette won’t cut chipboard and I’ve frequently wanted to make chipboard accents for mixed media creations. I need to try this technique!

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