Crafting with Chalkboard Cardstock

Erin Madsen, DCWV social media director

Erin Madsen, DCWV social media director

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.

Line a tray with chalkboard cardstock to create a handcrafted menu board

Customize frames with chalkboard paper to create unique home decor

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.

"A Day with Savvy" scrapbook 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!

"A Day with Savvy" scrapbook layout

"A Day with Savvy" scrapbook page

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.

Chalkboard Cardstock Stack from Die Cuts with a View (DCWV)

Until the next time, happy crafting!

—Erin Madsen, Die Cuts With a View social media director

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166 Responses to Crafting with Chalkboard Cardstock

  1. Debbie Orr says:

    I love the chalkboard papers

  2. Renee J. says:

    Erin, it is wonderful to see you here at the CK blog!! As always, I am loving all of your inspiration!! You are so awesome!!

  3. Jennifer Orgeron says:

    Oh the possibilities this paper has! I love the project ideas you have as well and I can’t wait to try some. This will be a great addition for my special scrap book I’m making for my husband while he is deployed! I also see many cute cards being made from this in my near future to send over to our troops! What a great alternative to some of those projects needing chalkboard paint! This paper would also go great with my handmade journals! Thanks! :) Jenny 

  4. Awesome giveaway….thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Great post Erin! Would so love to win this, DCWV rocks!!!!!!

  6. Eva says:

    I always fall for the DCWV’s different and unique paper stacks… Love these!! Could be a great match to vintage and grunge style projects!

  7. Cyndi Ureta says:

    I’ve enjoyed using my Chalkboard stack. Looking forward to seeing the new stacks.

  8. Maria says:

    Fantastic giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Devra says:

    Ooohh, they look so fun! I’d love to win a chance to play with a chalkboard stack!

  10. Tammy Louise says:

    Always been a huge doodler! Love the idea’s in this post too! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity!
    Tammy Louise

  11. tammy g says:

    Love this product and can’t wait to use it. It would save me so much time painting everything chalkboard!

  12. Crystal C says:

    WOW!!!!! I have never seen these pages before & am in absolutw AWE! My mind is reeling with so many ideas utlizing this paper! I can’t believe no one thought of this sooner…including myself! I can not wait to get myself a supply & begin working on my list of project ideas! I must have 30 or 40 already. Thank you SO much for your inout, ideas & advice! Kuddos :)

  13. {vicki} says:

    Gotta love this!
    Thanks for the chance

  14. Janet says:

    This is so nice of you to do! I would so love to win! Thank you for the chance!

  15. Heather says:

    I am still so new to scrapbooking, and I don’t consider myself talented at drawing. However, I would LOVE to try something new :)

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