Altered Chipboard Card

Maya Road | Maya Road

I had a left over piece of a Maya Road square coaster book and was excited to try something different with it!

First, you'll need to separate your chipboard in two...insert an ExActo knife in the centre layer and  gently pull apart.  We will be covering the pieces with pattern paper so it doesn't matter if the one side looks a little rough :)

Trim your first piece of pattern paper to measure 5 X 9 1/4 inches.

Place your chipboard pieces on the wrong side of your pattern paper and adhere down; leaving 1/4 of an inch between each piece of chipboard for "folding space".

Fold in all your corners...

and then the sides....

finally adhere corners/sides down to the chipboard....

Trim another piece of pattern paper to measure 8 X 3 3/4.

Glue on the inside to cover the chipboard.

Once dry gently fold to form your card.

Here is mine all decorated...

I just love the little owl from the Build a Tree set!  They are perfect to stamp on a little chipboard tag from the Tags Mini collection!

Tricks and Tips...I'm always afraid that someone is going to poke themselves on the pin when I give them a card I've made with a pin I enjoy making little pin covers!  The Trinket Leaf Pins are so perfect for fall projects.

First, insert your pin where you'd like it to be on your project.  Next, cut an isosceles triangle out of pattern paper and apply a thin bead of glue...

Then attach the long end of your triangle to the end of the pin and begin to roll up.

To achieve the colour on the "thank you" sentiment (Noah Mini Chipboard Alphabet set) I used three layers of Maya Mist.  First I sprayed on Silver Metallic Mist, followed by Charcoal Mist, and last was Iridescent Pearl Mist.  You don't have to allow each layer to dry before the next one goes on...saves lots of time and drying them with your heat gun works perfectly :)

Thanks so much!
Have a wonderful day,


Categories: Card Making
Tags: altered-art, altering, arts-and-crafts, cards, chipboard, gift-idea, handmade, ribbon