Thursday, January 19, 2012

Video: Chalkboard Cardstock Tips

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Hey everyone! Can't believe it's Thursday already! I leave for CHA in a week and today I am in Dallas, Texas at the Michaels Coorporate office working on a fun, secret project!! Dallas is my HOME SWEET HOME so anytime I get to come back here, I take it! Can't wait to tell you what I am doing here!! ;) ;) ;)

I have been getting lots of lots of questions from YOU asking about our new Chalkboard Stacks and what kinds of products work best on them. You will be able to find these Chalkboard Stacks at Michaels & Jo-Anns now and your independent retailers soon! They come in a variety of colors and sizes and are SO fun! 



Check out this awesome page that Susan Stringfellow made with our Chalkboard Stack! She used watercolor pencils for this look. One of many mediums that can be used.


Love the detail on this page :)


I made a video demonstrating some techniques for you! Watch my video HERE to see some of my tips on what kinds of chalk products work best on our papers. Hopefully it will open up your creative mind as to what you can create with these papers!

I purchased all of these products at my local arts & crafts store but I'm sure you will be able to find all of them at any arts and crafts store. The chalk bistro markers are the Uchinda brand, they are my favorite I think!

So check out the video and leave me a comment on this post telling me what you think! Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back on the blog on Monday.

67 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear what you are working on. I love this stack its so neat and versatile. I love all of the dcwv papers stacks. Thank you guys for all the hardwork you put into your products

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  2. I wasnt sure where to start with my chalkboard stack, but now I'm going to dive right in with my water color pencils. I love how you free handed the designs!

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  3. Wow this stack is amazing!! I love, love this layout, just beautiful. So many different dimensions to it. Really fun paper makes a really fun page! Great job!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  4. What an AMAZING Stack and I can see the possibilities with it will be ENDLESS!! LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to hear what you are doing in Dallas! HAVE FUN!! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

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  5. I love the idea of using them to make gift tags, and then the tag can be reused. That's cool! Thanks for sharing your ideas and tips Erin.

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  6. Does the chalk come off? Would you need to put it in a sheet protector to keep it from coloring other pages in your scrapbook?

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    1. hey Kendahl - just my observations here, but for scrapbook pages, I am using the watercolor pencils because they don't come off without a damp sponge, but the chalk dusts off easier. It really is alot like a chalkboard. You really will have fun playing with these papers. And if you make a small covered box or clipboard, you really can use it just like a chalkboard and have a real chalkboard eraser to erase. The best part is that you can get so many fun colors of the paper and chalks:) I hope that helps

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  7. Wow! LOVE the whole NBC theme and the chalkboard paper works beautifully with it! I'll be trying out some watercolor pencils and crayons with some soon I hope!

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  8. These papers look like they would be so fun to work with. This is a stack my son would love using also, to contribute his artistic talents to a family scrapbook. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Fun layout & fun Halloween decorations. Like the photos.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  10. That is the coolest! Love all the colors incorporated into the "doodling"!

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  11. How fun are these stacks! Thanks for the demo's on the different chalks/pencils!

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  12. That is really cool. Thank you for sharing.

    Leslie

    caccrapper at gmail dot com

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  13. That paper is neat... i saw it at Michael's and should have bought it!! Next time!

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  14. What an amazing idea!!!

    I am forever doodling on my pages with markers. I can't wait to try the new chalkboard papers out :)

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  15. wow how cool love that layout she did a great job! I had no idea you guys made chalkboard stacks.. I haven't seen one until this post but now i must keep an eye out! :D
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  16. That is a gorgeous layout. I bet I could have my daughter draw a background and then put a picture of her drawing on top of it.

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  17. Love the layout with Jack Skellington! I looked at these papers at Michael's recently and I'm thinking I want to go back and get some!

    ~Tracy
    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

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  18. this looks so cool. i've never seen this paper in my local stores. guess i'll have to find it on-line.

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  19. Thanks for the video! These chalkboard stacks look so cool. I'm on the lookout for them, so I can try out different chalk and markers on them myself. :) so fun!

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  20. What a great job!! This is adorable!! antdoda@aol.com

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  21. Very cool!! I love this idea!! I need this in my kitchen!

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  22. I love the chalkboard stacks! Totally on my wish list!! Thanks for the video!

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  23. I love the chalkboard stacks! I have one and really need to start a project with it. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  24. Thanks for sharing the video. I might need to get some chalkboard paper to experiment with. What a great new product idea.

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  25. Fun! I think these could be fun in my 3rd grade classroom.

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  26. Thanks for the video! Gonna have to try out some chalk board paper.

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  27. hi, I'm from Brazil and I'm dying to fganharuma stack of these, love your work and your tips in the videos, such as chalk. a big hug.

    stephaniesandes_12@hotmail.com

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  28. This is a great idea, I like the way it looks!

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  29. Wow I always wondered what to do with it and now I know

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  30. These look like fun to try out Erin! Thanks for all your tips! Have fun in TX!

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  31. Love the chalkboard paper it is a great way to get my Son involved in the lay outs! Enjoy your trip to Texas very curious what is in the works for us with Michales!

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  32. owning these stacks will be a dream come true
    lovely page

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  33. What a great product. I can see a lot of uses for my classroom. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. This is so cool! I just got my chalk stack earlier this week, and now I will be able to have an idea of how to work with them. Thanks to Susan for a great page demo, and for the video!
    And my DH is in Dallas this week...say hi to him if you see him.....LOL! At least it's not 22 degrees there!

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  35. So much fun and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your chalkboard wall. Love it when you post photos of it :) So I NEED some of the chalk markers. Where did you find them?? I live in a small town so no Michaels or JoAnns but I checked an office supply store and no luck. Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. Looks like lots of fun and there are lots of ways to use this stack. rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

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  37. What a cute and fun page! It is making me want to try the chalkboard paper --- and branch out from my CAS pages.

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  38. This stack looks like a lot of fun. The markers look like the best, less messy idea to me, so going to see if I can find them at my Michaels. Thanks for taking the time to share the tips and ideas. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. This is great! Very imaginative. Love the colors too.
      Thanks so much! (It actually let me leave a comment this time)
      Penny
      redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  39. Gorgeous layout Erin!! Halloween looks like a ton of fun at your house!

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  40. I have not been able to find the chalkboard stacks at My Joannes yet but can hardly wait to get them! Love them already!

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  41. Wow, your designs are awesome, Erin! Oh, the video is really great, too!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  42. Wow! This is awesome!!! Amazing artistic ability too! And I just love Jack and his little "reindeer!"
    Lisa

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  43. I love chalkboard cardstock! It is so fun and versatile!

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  44. Wow Lots of possibilities with these stacks!

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  45. Chalkboard cardstock: how fantastic is that!!!! Love love love. I have a few ideas al ready! The cardstock markers look awesome too - be great on any chalkboard with the fine nib.

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  46. Thanks for the demo. I want to play with that paper and chalk.

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  47. I totally have to have some of this now!

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  48. Nice layout. These will be on my Michaels shopping list. TFS!
    scrapwithme30@gmail.com

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  49. I love these stacks. I definitely want to pick some up!! Very cute. Thanks for sharing Erin!! =)
    Rosalynn C.

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  50. Thanks for the video and hoping I can pick some up when I'm in the city next month.
    Where did you get the bistro markers from?????? Thanks
    Leanna

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  51. Cute scrapbook LO! Thanks for the video -- I was wondering what to do with this type of paper. Now I'll have to add it to my list of things to try out for myself.

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  52. Wow this seems like a fun material to work with :)

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  53. Wow, how much fun are these stacks. Thanks for the video. Can't wait to try this out. Kx

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  54. How cute! DCWV stacks are the best :)

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  55. So cute! Love it. awesome layout.

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  56. I keep looking at this stack but kept wondering how to use it. I never thought of using watercolor pencils.

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    1. Love the fun ideas for using such a differnt type of paper.

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  58. Wow that is cool! Love the drawing on the paper!!

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