How to Foil Chipboard

Learn how to apply foil to chipboard for a colorful result.

final card front

What a fun way to upscale chipboard using foil. This chipboard was purchased at the Dollar Tree but any chipboard pieces will work. There are different ways to get texture with the foil based on how you apply the transfer gel. After foiling, I used the chipboard on the front of a card and added additional color and texture with cardstock pieces.

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Applying Transfer Gel on chipboard can be done in a variety of ways. Using my finger to apply it gave a very nice texture to the surface when the foil was applied. You can see the entire transfer process and card making in the video tutorial below.

Video Tutorial:

close-up of texture

The close-up image shows the texture detail from the foil on the chipboard. This version is the one with less foil applied as seen in the video tutorial. The brushstroke-like effect is very nice in person, while the overall color shimmers with movement.

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Make a Quick and Easy Card

Make a quick card from wrapping paper.

Wrapping a present for a birthday party, we needed a card. I had very little time before we needed to leave. After wrapping the present, I decided to use the wrapping paper to make a matching card. It was so quick and easy to do.

As a craft designer, I am provided materials to create with.
Some items used in this post were provided by the manufactures.


  • wrapping paper
  • stamp – Stampendous
  • the works board – We R Memory Keepers
  • ink pad – izink
  • cardstock
  • tape runner – Scrapbook Adhesives

*Note: single-sided wrapping paper works best so the design from the other side doesn’t show through like the example does.

Video Tutorial:

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Making a Birthday Card with Cricut Joy

It was my husband’s birthday and with the recent Corona Virus I wasn’t able to go out and purchase items for him but I was able to make him a birthday card thanks to the Cricut Joy. I searched Design Space for an appropriate image and I really fell in love with the above image. It was really quick and easy to make.

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I purchased the following image for use with the Cricut Joy.

Happy Birthday Card#M10AC4464 

Loading the card mat into the Cricut Joy.

The finished card.
I added a piece of Rinea Gold Foiled Paper under the cut image and glued it in place to enhance the text. 

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