3.31 Thrifty Thursday DIY Currogated Letters and Shapes

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3.31 Thrifty Thursday DIY Currogated Letters and Shapes

Post by datatar on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:07 pm

Currogated letters and shapes are hip and trendy, but they can also put a hurt on the pocketbook, costing between $4.00 to $5.00 at set. You can achieve this same look easily with some cardboard scraps and a die-cutting machine for a fraction of the cost and you're sure to have enough letters for a title! I'm in the habit of saving cardboard boxes for this purpose and I also like to use cardboard as a base for some of my layouts. If you want your currogated cardboard to look perfect, there is the option of buying "ouchless" cardboard, which is just the middle currogated layer. I have seen 10 12x12 sheets for $8.00, which is more than I want to spend, so I punch my own letters and shapes from old boxes.

Step 1: Gather your supplies. I started with my Cuttlebug, the "Baby Face" dies and a piece of cardboard that I cut from a box.


Step 2: Tear the top layer from your piece of cardboard. I leave the backside on the cardboard for stability.


Step 3: This is what my cardboard looked like after I removed the top layer. You can see that the corrugated layer is more visible on the right side of my cardboard piece, so I used that side to punch my letters and shapes. It is possible to remove the entire top layer if you want to spend the time. I like a more grungy look so I'm ok with leaving some traces of the top layer on my cardboard.


Step 4: Here are the dies I chose to use. I love the tags in this set.


Step 5: Place the cardboard over your dies, currogated side down, and run through the machine.


Step 6: Here are my finished letters and shapes. I used my letters as is on a layout, but embellishing these letters and shapes with paint or bling would be really fun!


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Post by Mara on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:48 am

This is such a great idea!!!!

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Post by jennaroo on Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:51 am

Awesome !!! TFS!

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Post by asarasota on Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:11 am

faboo tut! TFS!

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Post by scrappnness on Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:48 am

Great idea! I love those types of letters and haven't been able to find them yet!

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Post by datatar on Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:51 am

Thanks Ladies! Jillibean Soup makes the letters and shapes that I have seen. If any of you do not have a die-cutting machine/dies, I'd be happy to cut you a set of letters and tags. Smile

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Post by Katie on Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:42 pm

great tutorial! i am going to have to try this with some of my dies. thanks dana!

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Post by mvance on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:17 pm

I've done this before & around the holidays I've saved red/green packaging & cut it-already colored that way! Great tip-TFS!
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Post by Laura on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:28 pm

I've used the corrugated cardboard for backgrounds, but I haven't die cut anything from it. Great idea!

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Post by jessicabree on Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:51 pm

I am sure you could use punches too. Great tutorial and idea!

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Post by StevieK on Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:30 pm

Never even thought of this! Genious!!! Thanks, Dana!

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