Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday's {Tip} Recycling Thin Chipboard

Happy Tuesday everyone! Lately I have been saving the thin chipboard I get from K-cup boxes, our vitamin supplements, and other nice thin chipboard that comes into our home. The chipboard I am saving has the same thickness as the chipboard found in a Kleenex or cereal box (though I am not saving those but they could certainly be used). I have decided to take this chipboard and cut them into small tags. It seems I never have a tag on hand when I want one!

For my tags, I am using several tag dies:  ODBD Tag die, Memory Box Classic Tags, and the Sizzix Bigz Tiny Tabs and Tags die by Tim Holtz. The thinner dies by Our Daily Bread Designs and Memory Box Co. cut right through this thinner chipboard. It is awesome. When I use the Tim Holtz die, I am able to cut 3 tags at once. In the photo below, I cut a tag from the K-cup box. The part of the tag cut from the outside of the box needed to be covered up, so I opened up my scrap paper box, cut a tag out of scrap paper, and adhered it to the printed side of the chipboard. I then used a small strip for the front to match too. The front side is where I can write notes, etc., to the person receiving the gift.  I tied this particular tag to the gift with matching divine twine. The recipient will then have some twine for their own stash too!

And here is a small stack of the Tim Holtz tags. I will store them in my antique unit shown in the same photo. The slots are 2 1/2" wide so they will be perfect for holding tags.

Of course, this type of chipboard can be used to die cut any shape but right now my need it always tags. I hope you will look carefully at the chipboard coming into your home. Maybe you can make a stash of tags, flowers, leaves, hearts, etc. You get the idea! Blessings, and thanks for stopping by!


Irish Eyes said...


Thanks so much for another great tip! I have learned so much from you.

Anonymous said...

We recycle, but re-using is always welcome, too! Thanks for the suggestion. Is this chipboard safe to use around photos, or just in other ways? Thanks again for your creative uses of ordinary things.
--Jennifer in Ohio

Bunnyfreak said...

Great idea to cut out a bunch of tags to have ready for projects.

Traci S. said...

Go ahead and laugh, Patter! I save the very uniquely decorated Kleenex boxes and cut them as bg shapes for masculine cards mostly. They have stripes, argyle look, cars, you name it. And, on some I cut out the flowers and they are gorgeous on cards and scrapbook pages! Just an idea. Odd as it may seem!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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