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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 22:23

So for this years CJ I used a sarabook ready made album, though 2007 CJ I actually cut the cover from a very stiff cardboard.

I'm pretty sure some of you also make/cut your own covers but what material do you use?

The cardboard I originally use I would never touch again, i think it was a random cardboard box.

Is it chipboard? If so where do you get it from?

Only asking because it would be nice to make my own sized albums rather than rely on the likes of 7gypsies/sarabooks, who claim the books are the size you want but then they turn out not be!

Edited to add: Then again if I ever get a bind it all, they have them all ready made dont they lol!

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 23:21

I use the chipboard that is sandwiched with papers and stuff as stiffening/ packaging. I have bought chipboard by the sheet in the past, but can't remember where from at the minute.

Yes, BIA make covers already cut; but the thicker chipboard ones only fit the new pink machine,not the original blue one (I found out the hard way last week!).

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 22 Feb 2009 - 23:38

I use recycled board too. The grey stuff that backs 12 x 12 envi's and smaller ones. All sorts of stuff as long as it's flat and not the corrugated stuff.

I've also doubled up cereal box card. Mr Green Once it's covered with paper, it's absolutely fine and stiff enough.

Very rare I use thick chipboard for covers, unless it's a BIA book.

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Post by Guest on Mon 23 Feb 2009 - 0:32

I'm the same I use the cardboard from Scrapbook products packaging. I'd love a bind it all.

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Post by kimb on Mon 23 Feb 2009 - 9:12

i have also used cereal boxes , doubled up if the paper/card is thin that is going to cover it , or single if its thick strong stuff .
i did not know that about the difference of the covers for the blue / pink bind it all

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Post by Mrsfeefee on Mon 23 Feb 2009 - 10:14

I sometimes use mountboard cos its quite cheap and you can use it in the bia

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Post by Maria on Mon 23 Feb 2009 - 10:38

whatever I can get hold off, but its usually scrounged off something.

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Post by lyndaejane on Mon 23 Feb 2009 - 17:17

I'm lucky, because a friend of mine gives me cardboard from her friend's husband. He's a photographer and the card is cream, not too thick, but very sturdy. I think it comes to stiffen the pages for the wedding albums and similar. Come to think of it, next time we have a craft weekend I'll try and bring some, because I think my friend has loads of it.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 23 Feb 2009 - 18:15

I use mount board too, our art shop does framing and sells bags of offcuts for 50p so I use them.

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