Okay, so when did chipboard go out of style?

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Posted 2/12/2013 by hilsmom in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 2/12/2013 8:54:48 PM
I have a really decent amount of it. I still use it. But I have seen several posts lately about it being "out" or "maybe it will make a comeback". I had no idea it had become dated. I actually thought it was a staple.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:00:06 PM
I use chipboard quite often still. I like it.






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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:03:36 PM
I don't think it is out. At least not in my world it isn't! The only thing I can say is that I do project life in addition to my regular 12x12s and I don't use chipboard elements in that because I try to pick flatter things so I don't have to use multiple albums at the end of the year. But I still use chipboard a lot for other pages. Hope it's not true!



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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:06:58 PM
I still love using chipboard! You know, I really dislike the idea of something going out of style just because a few designers or bloggers say it is...I do not mean the OP or anything...just something I have noticed. I guess it makes a difference if I am on a design team or not. I am scrapping for my pleasure. Just a mini vent.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:07:06 PM
I don't use a lot of chipboard because the only chipboard I have isn't really a style that goes with the papers I have. But I posted a mini-tutorial on my blog recently on how to cover chipboard pieces in embossing powder to customize them, and I think that'll help me use up more of it.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:11:23 PM
I still see chipboard elements being sold in new collections - like Maggie Holmes, etc - so I'd say it's still "in" style!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:11:24 PM
I still use it and still love it. One of my favorite things to do with raw or naked chipboard is to emboss is. It is so pretty.

Here is a link to show the process... heat embossing raw chipboard


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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:16:03 PM
I made the come back comment in the other thread about chipboard & I'm talking about the tons & tons of raw chipboard alphabets & shapes we all collected years ago from Basic Grey or the giant alphas from Rusty Pickle or whatever brand.

I've got tons of raw chipboard & I would love to see a resurgence in it's popularity with new ideas, that makes me want to use it on every page. I surely wasn't the responsible party that made someone think a product was "out of style", lol. So funny.

I should have been more clear that I wasn't thinking of shiney printed chipboard embellishments that are currently in the stores & I wasn't referring to chipboard being trendy or not.

I don't think anyone ever said a thing about them being out of style




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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:16:40 PM
Chipboard is one of my favorite embellishments- especially the printed kind!



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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:52:13 PM
I just used some chipboard on a Valentine banner. I covered the big chipboard hearts with PP and then used some "naked" BG letters to spell "be mine". I covered the letters with Heidi
Swapp color shine and they turned out so pretty

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Posted: 2/12/2013 9:54:28 PM
I can't make any page without chipboard!!!!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:08:23 PM
Who is going to see your pages? I don't think anyone that cares is going to know if its in or not. Also what are you gonna do ? Go back and redo all of the pages with chipboard. Use what you love!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:33:46 PM
What? I didn't know it was out.


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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:36:18 PM
Chipboard is my favorite part of my stash---I MIGHT hoard it a little (okay a lot) and have been known to buy two sets for lines I really love like Crate Fourteen and the new Maggie Holmes. I rarely make a page without it, but I prefer the pre-decorated version for the lazy,lol!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 10:59:31 PM
Personally, I love the look of chipboard and if it's truly "out", then so be it. I'm still going to use it!

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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:01:47 PM
Wow. I think of it as a staple also.



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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:47:56 PM
Chipboard is still a very current product being sold in multiple ways in the industry. It's definitely a staple and I don't see that ever changing since its really just a thicker version of paper. I have a big stash of raw chipboard and printed and I love and use them both!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 11:59:16 PM
I love chip board. I only have the old style from Rustic Pickle. I cover them with paper. I don't think they are lumpy at all.

Also what Dizzy said~ I too was shocked to find what is in and out and now I am just not paying attention. I spent to much money and I wont redo any of my pages cause that was in at the time. Look at it this way Trends always make a come back every 5 years or so.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 12:43:59 AM
I love chipboard and will use it whether it is 'in' or not. I bought some really large sheets of naked chipboard a couple of years ago, I live it so much, and use it with my Bigz dies, especially my alphas.
I have done the triple embossing powder thing on it for some years now too, love that look, although thinking about it, I haven't done it for a while, so must dig out the embossing powder and stamps again soon.
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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:07:03 AM
I'm pretty sure it is still in style. If it isn't, I'm sure out of the loop.



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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:07:13 AM
I dont think chipboard is "out" though I do find the raw stuff hard to use and the printed stuff super easy to use As far as me personally, I guess that means the raw stuff is out!
However I say use what you like and boo to the trends if they don't suit you, I find the main reason I follow trends is because the scrapbookers I like and follow show me awesome ideas using the new stuff!

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Posted: 2/13/2013 2:56:12 AM

I've got tons of raw chipboard & I would love to see a resurgence in it's popularity with new ideas, that makes me want to use it on every page. I surely wasn't the responsible party that made someone think a product was "out of style", lol. So funny.




Oh no. LOL. Yours was just one of the comments I have seen on here lately. Never fear, you were not solely responsible!

And I do still have a ton of raw chipboard, love it, and of course will continue to use it, just as I do all other things that I love ("out of style" or not). I had just seen several comments over the last bit of time and thought "chipboard?? but...but... that's like cardstock! It's a STAPLE!"

I do, however, absolutely prefer the prefinished stuff. It's just so easy, KWIM?


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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:52:51 AM

I can't make any page without chipboard!!!!


I can't make a card, layout, anything without chipboard. And there is a new U.S. company called Blue Fern Studios that makes AMAZING chipboard. Yes, I am designing for them; however, I was getting chipboard from Australia, etc., because there wasn't any intricate chipboard sold here in the U.S. Now there is, and I am utterly hooked! Truly gorgeous stuff, and I can't create without it! I love painting it, leaving it raw, and the other DT members do some AMAZING stuff with it.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:04:26 AM
I just used an old AC chipboard glitter star on a page yesterday.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:17:47 AM
I never got the hang of the raw chipboard but I love the pretty new glossy ones! I am a lazy scrapper when possible.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:24:06 AM
Its a staple, but even if it wasn't I'd still use it. I don't heed the fads; I scrap with what I love! If I tried to scrap the fads or trends I'd be broke!


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:29:46 AM
I LOVE using chipboard. style or no style. It's a staple in my book.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:36:52 AM
It's interesting to read the comments on here, because I was going to post something similar the other day. I have a lot of chipboard and would love some inspiring ways to use it.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:49:34 AM
HSN was selling was selling this chipboard kit yesterday. I don't think that it is out of style.




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Posted: 2/13/2013 7:18:01 AM
I still like the chipboard pieces (from October Afternoon that I can think of) that are buttons and banners, like these... chipboard

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Posted: 2/13/2013 7:42:23 AM
So who gets to decide that it's out of style?

I think following trends to the extent that you stop using something you like, is kind of silly. Why not use it if you love it? Just because a few people are claiming it's no longer in style? Are they people who set the trends or just expressing their opinion?

Sometimes a person gets tired of a trend and stops doing it, but that doesn't mean everyone else has to do the same.

If you like including something on a page, use it. If you don't, there is no need to feel pressured to do so. It's your album. Do it your way.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 8:15:10 AM
Sigh, I still have quite a bit of raw chipboard too (yes to the big alphas!) and have a hard time using it on my l/o's. I failed miserably at trying to cover them w. pp, so the only way I've used any is to paint them. OK, so this is one MORE thing I need to concentrate on this year: using up my cb. Maria

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Posted: 2/13/2013 8:42:00 AM
I have some plain chipboard letters and shapes from CTMH. I usually sponge ink on them, but will occasionally cover them with paper. I haven't tried embossing on them. I think I'll do that next.

I don't worry about styles. Nobody's going to look at my albums and say, "She made a layout in 2013 with chipboard??? Doesn't she know how out of style that was by then???"


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Posted: 2/13/2013 9:04:33 AM
Yeah, I don't really pay attention to what's "in" and what's "out". If I like it, I use it.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 9:14:29 AM
I chipboard. It will NEVER go out of style for me.



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Posted: 2/13/2013 12:51:30 PM
I love raw chipboard. I use it all the time. That being said, I don't really pay attention to trends in the papercrafting world. I just use what I like.
One of the things I like to do with my chipboard bits is cover them in paper, ink the edges, and then coat them with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. I'll sometimes ink over the cracks in the paint as well.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:35:47 PM
I use it constantly, love the stuff, I think of it as a staple also.



I was getting chipboard from Australia, etc., because there wasn't any intricate chipboard sold here in the U.S. Now there is,


^^^^ Yes that, exactly!!!! and I am soooo happy there is finally a company in the US that designs chipboard like that! After we came back from Australia, I was dying trying to figure out how I could get my hands on some at a reasonable cost



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Posted: 2/13/2013 3:02:28 PM

I was getting chipboard from Australia, etc., because there wasn't any intricate chipboard sold here in the U.S. Now there is!


^^^^ Yes that, exactly!!!! and I am soooo happy there is finally a company in the US that designs chipboard like that! After we came back from Australia, I was dying trying to figure out how I could get my hands on some at a reasonable cost


So glad someone knows what I am talking about. The other U.S. companies that have chipboard do not have the intricate designs that Blue Fern Studios offers. It is truly beautiful to work with, and the designers have ALL sorts of techniques for finishing it. They amaze me! I use crackle paint, embossing powders, stickles, acrylic paints, etc., but the other designers, WOW! They use all sorts of things that just make the chipboard look like art. I am learning from my team members for sure.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 3:10:29 PM

It's interesting to read the comments on here, because I was going to post something similar the other day. I have a lot of chipboard and would love some inspiring ways to use it.


I've done a few kits from The Button Farm and love how she layers and clusters her chipboard with foam tape.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 3:25:19 PM
awww...I always wanted dusty attic cb...not so easy to get in the states, was glad to hear of blue fern studios...as I have always been amazed at what they do with the DA. I need to get around and try that blue fern. Ohhh and as for Button Farm...I have 4 or 5 or their kits...love, love them.

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Posted: 2/13/2013 4:59:16 PM
for me, the bare chipboard has gone out of style but i still like some other chipboard. they add nice dimension to a page.



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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:15:17 PM
I love chipboard...I use my paints on mine all the time. In fact, I'd like to have more of it.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:24:58 PM
I don't know if it is out of style but I still buy it and use it if I see some I like. I could have sworn I saw some chipboard elements in several of the new collections. I have a ton of it in my stash and I plan to keep using it. I don't use it on all my layouts as it does add a lot of bulk but once in a while I like it just to give a bit more depth.


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Posted: 2/13/2013 5:31:58 PM
I thought that was strange when I saw that in another post! I don't think it's out of style. Lots of new collections have chipboard. I like the added dimension, so I'll keep using it whether in or out!



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Posted: 2/13/2013 7:36:54 PM
Oh no, say it ain't so! I can't live without my chipboard! I find adding it to your art adds so much more interest and dimension. And I so enjoy the decorating of the chippie as well. There are so many more unique designs to choose from these days. I recently made some artist trading cards ("ATC" featuring little perfume bottle chipboard pieces (made by Blue Fern Studios in case you're interested in them too), and adding those darling perfume bottle chippies really made the ATC's pop. I posted the artist trading cards here if you're interested in looking at the perfume bottles.


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Posted: 2/14/2013 8:21:06 AM
I would say the opposite about chipboard- I think it's incredibly popular right now! But I suppose it depends on the communities in which you're involved. I love chipboard- I think it's awesome that you can make it coordinate perfectly to whatever you're designing.

I know that sometimes trying to alter the chipboard can be time consuming. One of my favorite techniques is to simply paint them white with a base of gesso, then grab a favorite stamp and ink and stamp designs onto them. Super fast and fun!

As Patter mentioned, the Blue Fern Studios girls are always sharing their techniques! You can check out the blog here: http://bluefernstudios.blogspot.com. There's a new post almost every day with some really great ideas. And if you've already got that raw chipboard laying around, you might as well put it to some good use!

I really enjoyed reading the comments in this thread. Yes, I too would love to know who "decides" when something is "in or out". I say you use whatever you want!

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Posted: 2/14/2013 10:17:58 AM
Wait just a cotton-pickin' minute! Who said chipboard is "out?" I love chipboard and use lots of it. I paint it, emboss it,glitter it,cover it with burlap or paper,etc. I have decided that I am not going to worry anymore about what is "in" or "out!" If I like something, then it is "in"!

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Posted: 2/14/2013 10:27:02 AM

Wait just a cotton-pickin' minute! Who said chipboard is "out?"

LOL, I've enjoyed reading this thread & the funny comments worrying about things being "in or out". I don't believe anyone ever decided that chipboard was out, but the OP has sure caused a stir over chipboard

Kidding of course!




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Posted: 2/14/2013 10:31:21 AM

LOL, I've enjoyed reading this thread & the funny comments worrying about things being "in or out". I don't believe anyone ever decided that chipboard was out, but the OP has sure caused a stir over chipboard




I know, right?! All because I saw a few comments on more than one other thread kind of making reference to it! I was just curious, because, as usual, I didn't get the memo!

Regardless of whether it was considered (by ANY, not ALL, pea-ple) "out" or "in", I am in no way a sheep who is easily led, and would have continued using up my stash at my own rate. But wow, at the comments, huh?


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Posted: 2/14/2013 10:35:03 AM
In the end, this thread has tons of uses for raw chipboard mentioned & I've been inspired to get it all out and start using it again.

I just got a new order of Mister Huey's colors & I plan to start with those this afternoon.

Thanks girls, hopefully I wont be such a chipboard nerd now



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