Username Post: where to find chipboard        (Topic#1493037)
aprildgirl
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hello, everyone. I am looking for chipboard for my cricut. I tried the grafix med weight and used my deep blade and it didn't go through. so know i am looking for a thinner chipboard. does anyone have any recommendations and where to get it. seems like i saw somewhere they carried it at hl. any help appreciated.


 
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  • Rae_M on 01-18-09 11:28 PM
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Maybe you are looking for this? I am going to buy a pack when I get my deep cut blade to try it out.

Rachel


 
aprildgirl
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i have noticed this and wondered if it worked in the cricut. hopefully someone else will give us advice.


 
Kitty_wOlf
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did you notice that "FYI: This chipboard, like most chipboard, is not acid-free"...


it this ture- chipboard is not acid free?


 
mariposa326
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What about the cardboard-like backing that comes with some packs of paper? That's pretty thin and would work. If you're worried about the acidity, Hobby Lobby sells a "Make It Acid Free" spray by Krylon for about $5.


 
kdsmommy
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In response to aprildgirl

I recycle cereal boxes and other things like that for chipboard. I save it, trace, cut, and cover. Cheap and actually quite useful. It's sturdy too and not too thick. Haven't tried it with a Cricut though...


 
scrappinmac
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I've heard that even with the new Cricut blade, you still have to cut more than once for most chipboard.

Some chipboard is acid-free, some is not- get a pH tester pen to check things with- those pens come in very handy. If you do use non-acid-free chipboard and cover it with acid-free paper you should be fine.

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  • Tivi on 01-19-09 06:09 AM
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I use the watercolor paper for chipboard. It comes in packs and is usually in the artist/paint section of the craft stores. My cricut cuts it in one pass. Sometimes I cut 2 images if I want it a little thicker.


 
Jennifer Priest
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You can get chipboard in bulk at Kelly Paper stores.


 
terrihooper
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I bring mine home from work. I get a LOT of mailings that have it in there to keep the items from being bent during shipping--I just spray it with acid free spray if it is going to touch my photo and off I go-- I tried cutting the thinner stuff with my WB and it worked in one pass--- Horrraaayyyy!


 
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