This week I have been sharing a new pseudo-workshop that I am offering here on my blog called “Every Needful Thing.” If you want to get in the loop then click here or go back through the posts from this week for all the info.
I now get to tell you of my favorite new find in the paper crafting world and what I used for the covers of our Every Needful Thing (ENT) notebooks – BLACK CHIPBOARD. Now, I know that black chipboard is not new…but an easy way to get it is what is new to me. You’ll never believe where I found it – in 12″ x 12″ size, no less. Wal-mart.com. Yep. You can get 12″ x 12″ chipboard from walmart.com in black, white (which is only white on one side) and raw (or natural). It comes in packs of 25 sheets for between $9-$12 per pack. That makes the sheets less than $.50 each and since you only need one 12″ x 12″ sheet for each notebook then…well, you can do the math. Seriously good deal. Good enough to buy a pack to create your notebook now and have the rest on hand for future projects, don’t you think?
Come on, who’s excited with me?!!!! For those of us crafters who bemoan the availability of just regular chipboard sheets that we can do what we want with, this is quite the find. No more having to use the backs of notepads to find the treasure of just one chipboard sheet. And it says the chipboard from walmart.com is “Medium Weight” but I consider it heavyweight. It is very sturdy (also hard to find) and thick. Click here to see for yourself!
As far as other supplies are concerned – the flowers are Bazzill Basics Paper brand, along with the ribbon and envelopes. We purchased the binder rings in bulk from mrlock.com. Click on the previous links to see what I used.
The patterned paper on the front cover is by 7gypsies but has been discontinued long ago. I think I might have scrounged up just enough sheets for our group from different internet scrapbook stores so you probably don’t want to waste time looking for it. Isn’t it great that there are so many yummy paper choices out there, though! Have fun finding just the right one for you!