We'll have the shop open for cropping and classes Jan. 2 & 3 2008.


Friday Jan 2 we will be open from 10-6. Class will start at 6:30 (details below)

Saturday Jan 3 we will be open from 9-6 in the store, and 9-11 in the crop room.


You can find more details online about our crops which are only $5.00








(heart) You Custom Chipboard Book Class Friday Jan 2 6:30 pm $15.00


Join us as we build a custom chipboard book for valentines day! We will have the letters and shapes precut for you cut from red flocked paper. It's a treat to build this book, when so much of the work will be done for you! There is little sanding involved.








You'll learn about our product line expansion in 2009 into bulk products you can cut yourself and put in your scrapbook pages and projects. We'll work with clear acrylic you can cut in your paper cutter, and cut on almost any die cut machine. (oh my it's really yummy). Don't forget the vinyl too....it's all there just waiting for you to unwrap the discovery! Papers are the new Bo Bunny Paper Line.



Bring to class: Scotch quick dry adhesive, pencil, 12" paper cutter, red ink (cats eye is best), tweezors, stapler, crop a dile, brayer, big brother and lil sister sanding sticks.











We are located at 101 Ross Street in Muncie, IL. At this time we are only offering this at our store location. If we have extra kits I will post it here with a link to our site. If you would like to purchase a custom chipboard book that you could decorate yourself you would want to order a 4 letter custom build a book directly from our site. Read the page at the top, as it explains our program, then scroll down to order. In the comments section put "heart and YOU" We will ship you the 3x5" heart shapes, the letters YOU and the pages needed to complete the album.

January Class and Crops

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We'll have the shop open for cropping and classes Jan. 2 & 3 2008. Friday Jan 2 we will be open from 10-6. Class will start at 6:...

Sanding Sticks

I love working with raw chipboard. I like being able to transform it into anything I want. When I began working with and designing chipboard for our family owned business about 3 years ago I was so frustrated by the sanding options on the market. I wanted something to sand paper off chipboard that was durable, that could reach small places, and that I could count on.

Our sanding stick is the perfect answer to my frustrations. It simply is a wonderful tool that has many uses. The smaller stick measures 1/4" wide and the large stick measures 1/2" wide. Each stick has a sand paper belt that rotates when you push the handle on the end. When the belt gets dull, or filled up with adhesive you just rotate the belt. If the belt wears out we have replacement belts. How simple is that?

The pointed end is small and reaches into cracks and tight spots. The rounded end is perfect for the inside of letters or numbers. We call the sticks lil sis and big brother...you know family members that you WANT to have around. :)

Let's talk about covering chipboard with paper!

For adhesion I like to cover my chipboard with Scotch Quick Dry adheisve. Have a wet wipe handy so that when you put the paper on, you can easily wipe up the excess ahesive. If you are putting your chipboard in an album where it won't be handled a great deal you can use a glue stick, but for chipboard books you need greater adhesion, so use a high tack liquid.




I like to place my paper on the chipboard, and use a brayer on it. The brayer flattens all the glue out, and insures I have glue on the edges!






Next place your project on the edge of your table, and take the stick and pull down. Do not "saw" with the stick as it breaks the adhesive bond. Just pull straight down. If you are working with basic pattern paper you will first sand through the color on the top and be left with the white core of the paper. Keep sanding until the entire white of the paper is gone and you have a clean chipboard edge.


Sometimes people come to scrapbook shows and show me projects that look like...welll....not so great and they want to know what they are doing wrong. Most often they have used WAY to much adhesive and the paper got wet and then they tried to sand the paper when it was wet and loaded with adhesive. You end up with this mangled shredded mess. To avoid this don't go crazy with the glue. I always say a lot of glue lines...but THIN ones. Let your glue set for a minute or two before sanding....this will give things a chance to adhere and set before you sand. If you are covering two sides of a project then cover one side, go do something else for 2-3 minutes and then come back to finish the other side.


It's a fun way to create many wonderful chipboard projects.








Sanding Sticks

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Sanding Sticks I love working with raw chipboard. I like being able to transform it into anything I want. When I began working with and des...

The library Pocket book kit is one of our better selling items. It's reasonably priced at $5.99 and fun to adapt to any project you might be working on. I'm making a few of these for our Christmas Gift exchange with friends. You can fill the cards inside with journaling, or photos, and accent the book with sayings or qoutes.


One of our goals with this business has always been to inspire people to create "doable" projects and scrapbook pages. There's nothing worse than wanting to create something and being overwhelmed by it. To this end we're developing more and more resources on our website to help in this area. I've been working for quite awhile on getting instructions for this project together and I've finally done it. Click here and you'll be redirected to our site and see my step by step instructions. The library pocket kit is readily available on our site.
The instructions were written with step by step instructions and a complete supply list so I'm hoping you'll be able to finish the kit once you take it home. After all that is what it's all about right?


Library Pocket Kit

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The library Pocket book kit is one of our better selling items. It's reasonably priced at $5.99 and fun to adapt to any project you mi...