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#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:17:30 PM(UTC)
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I've just recently tried cutting chipboard on the cricut for the first time and I'm having a bit of a hard time. I thought I could cut things out of chipboard and paint them but I'm getting a lot of tearing on the top layers of the chipboard and it's also peeling off on my mat. Maybe it's just not good quality chipboard. Also when I cut the same image out with paper or cardstock to cover the chipboard image it doesn't cut out the exact same. What am I doing wrong?
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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:16:14 AM(UTC)
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I am new to cutting chipboard so I can't answer all your questions but I used cereal box and taped it down with blue painters tape. It is strong enough to hold down the chip board but it won't leave glue on the mat. It worked fine. As for cutting something the same size, I have that issue with my cricut.

Sorry I wasn't much help.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:41:15 AM(UTC)
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The first time I tried to cut chipboard, I had the very same problem with poor cutting AND it stuck all over my mat. The chipboard I used the first time was way too thick, so I bought a "thinner" chipboard and had no problem. I do slow down the speed when cutting it and if my blade isn't practically brand new I use multi-cut.

I know you didn't ask about this, but I thought I would offer it up anyway. When painting chipboard, I always prime it with gesso. That way the chipboard doesn't soak up so much paint and I use much less paint, and it provides a much more even smoothe layer.

I have used cereal boxes and grunge paper too and they both work great.

Don't give up. All of these things are fun to work with.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:52:29 PM(UTC)
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As for matching your paper cuts to your chipboard, the blade has to compensate for the thickness of the chipboard when it cuts, and it may cut the design a little larger, so the paper will not make a perfect match when cut to the same size. I HTH and I hope I explained that correctly!
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:51:04 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the help everyone.
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#6 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 4:00:53 PM(UTC)
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I'm wanting to use my Cricut to cut grungeboard. I wasn't sure that the regular blade would cut it so I purchased a deep cut blade. I'm wondering if anyone has cut with grungeboard before and what they did?
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#7 Posted : Friday, November 16, 2012 4:13:19 PM(UTC)
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OK here is my input on this.

I use Ceral boxes as my Chip board base -- I cut the image like 2 times and glue together then cut paper - works great.

Are you using a Deep Cut blade ??? IF not I would recommend that - I also use a multi cut when I do cut it out. I make sure I use an extra sticky mat - if they are not sticky try running it under HOT water and let it air dry.

Good Luck.
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