Where to buy thick chipboard for album covers?
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Posted: 11/22/2011 6:11:45 PM
I am about to run out of chipboard I have that is pretty thick that I use to make mini albums with. I bought a large amount a few years back on Ebay and can't seem to find it again this thick. I took a measurement and it looks to be just under 1/8 of an inch... so I think that would make it 0.125 with how they measure chipboard. It is pretty thick and not a flexible board really at all which is perfect for my pages. When I bought it the sheets were 12x12 and I cut them down to the size I need for my album.

Any idea where I can find this again without have to buy just a blank mini album? Thanks for any help you can give me!



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Posted: 11/22/2011 7:32:53 PM
We R Memory Keepers and 7 Gypsies both make book board in 12 x 12 sheets. You can also buy Sizzix mat board in 6 x 12 and 12 x 12 sizes. Grafix makes a medium weight chipboard.

J's has chipboard and the Cinch book board.

I like the Sizzix mat board because it's made for die cutting and scores easily.

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Posted: 11/22/2011 7:40:51 PM
I believe Bazzill makes heavy chipboard also.


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Posted: 11/22/2011 7:42:57 PM
I get mine at walmart.com. It is a 12X12 pack of 25 sheets. Good thick CB for covers. I think I paid about $9-10 for it. I think I paid 97 cents for shipping.


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Posted: 11/22/2011 8:09:27 PM
Walmart.com. Site to store so I don't have to pay for the shipping.








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Posted: 11/22/2011 11:29:58 PM
Not sure if you have one in your area, But, I get mine from my local book binding store.
They give me their cut offs for free. So I always bring them coffee
You can also purchase larger sheets.
I have purchased 3' x 3' large sheet for under $10.00.

Also, when you purchase your single sheets of paper, ask the sales person for some chipboard to keep the sheets from bending.

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Posted: 11/23/2011 12:05:28 AM
i'm in the same boat as you. i bought a ton of super thick ones on ebay a couple of years ago and ran out. now that seller is gone and no one else is selling ones that thick. i think the thickest on there is .40 and i prefer the .60 thickness. i broke down and bought the .40 but i miss the .60.



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Posted: 11/23/2011 3:16:23 AM
Sorry for a bit off-topic question, but how do you cut chipboard when it's this thick?

Only die-cutter I have is Slice, and I know that won't do it. I usually cut my board by hand, which limits how thick I can go.

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Posted: 11/23/2011 5:19:11 AM
I have purchased several thicknesses of chipboard and bookboard at our local art supply store. They have several aisles of scrapbook items and stamps as well.



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Posted: 11/23/2011 7:53:01 AM
I bought mine (12x12) a while back from Amazon. I've made many mini album covers with them and they're just the perfect thickness.

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Posted: 11/23/2011 8:06:08 AM
I get mine from Amazon in packs of 25 it's nice and thick. It cits nicely and come in different sizes.


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Posted: 11/23/2011 8:44:30 AM

Sorry for a bit off-topic question, but how do you cut chipboard when it's this thick?




I normally run mine through the Big Shot - I have several album dies I love.

If I need a shape I don't have, I use a mat cutting knife.

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Posted: 11/23/2011 9:39:22 AM

Sorry for a bit off-topic question, but how do you cut chipboard when it's this thick?


I use an exacto knife and metal t-square ruler. I then use my corner chomper to round out the outside edges on one end.








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Posted: 11/23/2011 9:42:50 AM

I use an exacto knife and metal t-square ruler. I then use my corner chomper to round out the outside edges on one end.
This is what I do. But I also purchased three of the corner chompers so that I can have 6 corner possiblities.


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Posted: 11/23/2011 9:37:20 PM
You all rock! Thank you for all the suggestions... I will be spending my holiday tomorrow looking online at the different places and seeing what I can find locally.



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Posted: 11/24/2011 2:29:00 AM
I just purchased a pack of 30 12x12 Colorbok basic board pack from Joann earlier this week. You get 10 thick pieces of chipboard, 10 sheets of whiteboard (about as thick as a cereal box), and 10 sheets of blackboard for $9.99 (I used a coupon and got it for less than $5).

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Posted: 11/24/2011 9:29:44 AM

I also purchased three of the corner chompers so that I can have 6 corner possiblities.


I have all of them too! I have only used the round one on chipboard. I have used the other shapes for cardstock.








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Posted: 11/24/2011 1:58:34 PM
I love 7 Gypsies book boards! I don't have a heavy duty cutter, so what makes me buy theirs (vs. other brands) is that they come in a variety of sizes. I don't have to cut at all.


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Posted: 2/15/2012 11:46:18 AM
I know I'm getting into this conversation extremely late but I just found a place that has thick chipboard in larger sizes. My issue wasn't tied only the thickness of the chipboard because I needed larger sizes (16 X 16). Someone referred me to a local book binding company that had the material called coverboard (which is essentially chipboard) and they did but it was way too expensive. So I started looking online for some and I found some at Signature Craft Supplies.

Hope this helps someone!

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