Do you love chipboard alphas, but hate the expense and the way you always run out of certain letters? Here's a way to use your Cricut to make faux chipboard alphabets....and use up scrap or ugly cardstock as well.
Once your letters are cut, apply adhesive and start stacking the layers. It's best to use liquid glue (like a Zig glue pen) or a gluestick, but you can also use your Xyron. The important thing is to get complete coverage of adhesive on the die cut. Press each layer down firmly to make sure it's adhered completely. Once you've stacked your cardstock layers, add your patterned paper layer on top. For the final touch, take an emery board or fine sandpaper and lightly sand the edges. This step isn't really necessary, but it helps blend the layers together so they're not visible from the side. Voila - you've made your own chipboard alphas!
You can use your letters as is, like I did, or you can add a layer of dimensional adhesive like Glossy Accents, or even Mod Podge, to get a shiny polished effect. And, don't limit yourself to alphas - you can use this same technique to create flowers, frames, borders, etc.
If you create your own faux chipboard, please link your project up to this post - we'd love to see what you create!