Thursday, January 5, 2012

DIY Custom Chipboard Letters

I've heard of scrapbooks that rival the thickness of a New York hoagie. Perhaps it's because sandwiched in all the layers are dimensional chipboard letters lovingly decorated for each page; but what if you want your font, or your size, or your whatever?
I made this chipboard version of the famous LOVE sculpture, designed by Robert Indiana. After cutting out the paper on my Silhouette, I glued 8 layers of 80lb cover weight card stock together (6 white pieces sandwiched in between 2 red ones). It makes an intriguingly subtle effect when glued on cream stock because the white seems to have life of its own. Pinning in strategic corners onto corrugated cardboard allows you to keep them in register as you race before the glue dries.


  1. Ooh la la! You have the precision it takes to make those whites speak volumes! The precision required to align every single layer! :) Lovely!

  2. very nice, must have steady hands to place them exactly on top!!!

  3. Fantastic idea, my cameo is going to be busy!

  4. I always come here for words. I'm so special that makes you beautiful! again!
    Greetings Baukje