Hello, friends! I’m Erin Madsen, social media director for Die Cuts with a View (DCWV). I am excited to be a guest blogger for Creating Keepsakes today—I am continuously inspired by their fabulous scrapbooking publications.
Speaking of inspiring products, I want to share our Chalkboard Cardstock Stacks with you today. Each sheet of cardstock in a Chalkboard Stack has a surface similar to that of a classroom chalkboard. It’s perfect for all types of paper crafts, including cards, pages, banners, and more!
DIY Chalkboard Decor
In addition to paper crafts, chalkboard paper translates effortlessly to DIY home decor projects, including these two off-the-page items we completed recently: a menu board and a photo frame collage.
We encourage you to try using multiple writing mediums on the chalkboard paper. In the end, it all depends on the effect you’d like to give your finished product. Chalk is great if you want to be able to write and erase; or you can seal it in place with a fixative to make it permanent. We also love bistro markers for their range of eye-popping colors and crisp lines. In addition, be sure to try out crayons and even watercolor pencils.
Doodling on Your Scrapbook Layout
For our two-page layout below, we went with the bistro marker to give the doodles a defined, bold look, as we wanted them to complement the subject of our layout.
If you are hesitant to try doodling, don’t be. I like to sketch out my design in pencil before making it permanent as this helps me to feel more confident with the final results. Try it out soon—you’ll love it!
Enter to Win
In our line of products there are three different chalkboard sets. We would love to share them all with you! Creating Keepsakes will choose five commenters on this blog post and we’ll choose five more from the Chalkboard Stack giveaway post on the DCWV blog for a total of 10 winners. Comments must be received by Monday, September 17, at 9:00 am Mountain Time. International entries are welcome.
Congratulations to our winners!
Tisha says: I just love these stacks but don’t know what kind of chalks to use on them. I love the Menu idea. The writing is so crisp and clear. Thanks for this opportunity to win!
Di Almond says: I would love to try these interesting papers, thanks!
Princess Jones says: OH the possibilities!!! Thanks for the chance of winning some cute paper stacks!
Marla H. says: I have seen these fun stacks but have never tried them out. I would LOVE to have one of these to use on my projects. Thanks for the chance to win.
Theresa says: I’ve gotta go looking for this – I didn’t know they made chalkboard paper. Definitely going to need some of this!
Watch for an email in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your prize.
Until the next time, happy crafting!
—Erin Madsen, Die Cuts With a View social media director