1 Product 2 Ways – Fancy Pants Chipboard Alphas

By Jenni Calma

August 16, 2016

This week we have Creative Team members Jennifer & Claudia showing us their innovative solutions to the challenge of using the Fancy Pants Chipboard Alphas from the August Kit!  Check it out!

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Here is how Claudia described her process and thinking!

“I always like how Thickers look but I always struggle with using them for titles, which is why I try to think of other ways to get a use out of them. For this layout I decided to bring out my craft knife (which I never use) because I wanted to try something different. I used a piece of craft cardstock from my stash for my tracing. You can do a bunch of different shapes with the craft knife but I chose rectangles. At first I thought I would do squares but I figured it would look more interesting if every cut out piece had a different size. After I cut out all the rectangles I went through the kit to find a paper that matched well. I ended up going for the paper with the triangles because it was a nice subtle background. I added a few different papers from the kit behind some of the rectangles to add more interest and a pop of blue. 

After that I pulled out the chipboard alphas and started placing them on my layout. I spelled a few words but it’s mostly just random letters and numbers that are jumbled. I found that this is a great way to use up those thickers that you can’t spell words with anymore. I added some foam tape behind my craft paper to mount it on top of my background paper – this also adds some nice dimension.”

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Next up is Jennifer!  I adore the was she use the alpha “left overs” to basically make a new embellishment!!

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In Jennifer’s words:

“This month I was challenged to use the Fancy Pants chipboard alphas. I love these alphas and they appear on all but one project this month. For this layout, I used the centers of all of the O’s and 0’s to create a starburst-like effect around my die cut. I had enough pieces to make a complete circle but decided to have them coming off of only one side. This is not something I have done on a project before and I like the idea of using ALL of the stickers rather than simply the letters and numbers.”
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Fantastic work team!  How do you use your alphas in a different way??  Share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page and while you’re there, check out the next couple weeks of the Alphabet Back-to-School posts!
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week!

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