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Paris Sign - Chip Decor Cartridge


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Design by: AZScrapper (20 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Vacation/Travel Party Decorations/Favors

I used the Chip Decor cartridge (available at Hobby Lobby) and The Paper Studio's Chip Decor 8" chipboard letters (also from Hobby Lobby) for this fun Paris sign (make sure you don't purchase the 3D paper mache letters, the cuts won't fit).

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 8" the Paper Studio chipboard letters
  • Patterned card stock
  • 12x12 chipboard - two sheets
  • Old map
  • Mod Podge - paper matte
  • Mod Podge - glossy
  • Cricut deep cut blade & housing
  • Sponge brush
  • Tempra paint
  • Gemstones

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Using the Chip Decor cartridge, cut the patterned paper.
If you are using the 8" letters you need to use the shift key, and set the size to 8".
If you are using the 3 1/2" letters, set the size to 3 1/2".
If you want to cover the reverse side, follow the same steps as in Step 1, but select the "flip" key.
Take and old map, cut it to 12 x 12" (if covering the back, cut two 12x12" pieces).
Using the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge, cut Eiffel at 11 1/2".
Remove the blade housing and replace it with the deep cut housing and blade. Set the blade to 6, the machine speed to med, the pressure to max. Select the Multicut button and cut the Eiffel out of chipboard at 11 1/2 ". Remove mat, rotate and cut another Eiffel so you'll have two. Cut another two pieces out of the second piece of cardstock using the same steps.

Using the Mod Podge paper matte, glue all four layers of the tower. Place something heavy on it so it won't warp while it dries.
Paint all the edges of the letters. Paint the back if you are not adding paper to it. No need to paint where the cardstock paper is going. If you do, use a light paint color as the paint color might bleed through the paper.
Using the Mod Podge paper matte, glue the paper to the chipboard (use a light coat so the paper doesn't wrinkle). Let dry.
Seal the top and sides with the Mod Podge gloss, let dry. Add Bling and Ooh La La!

Step 1

Using the Chip Decor cartridge, cut the patterned paper.
If you are using the 8" letters you need to use the shift key, and set the size to 8".
If you are using the 3 1/2" letters, set the size to 3 1/2".

Step 2

If you want to cover the reverse side, follow the same steps as in Step 1, but select the "flip" key.

Step 3

Take and old map, cut it to 12 x 12" (if covering the back, cut two 12x12" pieces).
Using the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge, cut Eiffel at 11 1/2".

Step 4

Remove the blade housing and replace it with the deep cut housing and blade. Set the blade to 6, the machine speed to med, the pressure to max. Select the Multicut button and cut the Eiffel out of chipboard at 11 1/2 ". Remove mat, rotate and cut another Eiffel so you'll have two. Cut another two pieces out of the second piece of cardstock using the same steps.

Step 5

Using the Mod Podge paper matte, glue all four layers of the tower. Place something heavy on it so it won't warp while it dries.

Step 6

Paint all the edges of the letters. Paint the back if you are not adding paper to it. No need to paint where the cardstock paper is going. If you do, use a light paint color as the paint color might bleed through the paper.

Step 7

Using the Mod Podge paper matte, glue the paper to the chipboard (use a light coat so the paper doesn't wrinkle). Let dry.
Seal the top and sides with the Mod Podge gloss, let dry. Add Bling and Ooh La La!

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