Daily Archives: October 20, 2007


Don’t you just love it?! I adore the dimension and texture it adds to your design and there are just SO many things you can do with it. This week at Craft Critique, we’ve been having a chipboard theme featuring many different makes of chipboard. I love Basic Grey chipboard and was so excited to have the opportunity to review it for today’s entry. I have one design to share with you here and to see the rest… check out my article HERE.

Infuse Chipboard Believe Design


For this design, I just couldn’t resist trying out the new Basic Grey Infuse Undressed Chipboard. Love it! When I first saw it, I immediately grabbed it off the shelf. Never mind that there were very few customers in the store, I just had to get it in my hands as quick as possible! LOL And then I wondered…hmmm…how hard would this be to cover. Oh well… I was sure it was doable and there is always sponging with ink and embossing options if it gets too tricky. As I wandered the store a little more, I came to the Basic Grey paper section and found the Infuse die cut sheets… wohoo! Now that is a super idea. The die cut sheets PERFECTLY match up with the chipboard. And so, I brought it home to try. 🙂

The chipboard elements were SO easy to cover using the die cut sheets and sooo much fun. You are going to be seeing more of this to be sure! I was so impressed at how well the chipboard and die cuts lined up…no trimming, no sanding, just adhere and you are done! I went to the added step of sponging the edges for a little dimension but if you are not into sponging… you really don’t need to!

To tell you about about my actual design, I used this week’s CPS layout for my jumping off point. That big flower just reminded me so much of the design, it was a perfect fit. Using strips of Basic Grey Infuse 6×6 patterned paper, I loosely followed the layout, added some stitching and a Basic Grey rub-on sentiment. Along the bottom of the stitched layer, I ruffled up the edge a little for a little texture interest and to break up the design a little. For the centers of my flowers, the smaller one is set with a Making Memories snap and the larger one has a Stampin Up clear button tied with some stitched ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this design and have a fabulous weekend. As you can see, this design isn’t my usual Simply Saturday entry, my Craft Critique article is most like my Sunday {C’est Bon} entries adn so, I’m going to consider this my Sunday’s post and tomorrow, I’ll do the simple design. 😉 A little switching up is OK now and then, right? 🙂

Supply List:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip – SU

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Infuse 6×6 pad

Ink: Chocolate chip – SU

Other: Snap – Making Memories, clear button – Stampin Up, ribbon – unknown, Wholy Cow White rub-on – Basic Grey, sewing machine, Crop-a-dile – We R Memory Keepers