Money Saving Monday
How to Use Cardboard Instead of Chipboard

Have you ever been in the middle of a scrapbook page or making a card when you realize a chipboard embellishment would be really cute? Well, chipboard can be expensive, and if you don't have the money or you just don't have the time to go out and buy some, here is a super cheap alternative!

Use those food boxes you already have! As soon as you empty a cereal or any food box, just flatten it and store it with your crafting supplies. You can use any shape or size as long as one side is plain brown.

They flatten out and are easily stored. You can cut them or disassemble them into small sections. You can cut these by hand into the desired shape, or you can use a Cricut with a deep cutting blade. I used my Cricut to cut out this cute Easter basket.
Use this money saving tip when you need chipboard shapes. You can be frugal and feel good about recycling. You can customize the image, and no one will ever suspect it once contained your food!

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