Craft a Beautiful Ipad Holder from an Old Cutting Board

by Roni Johnson

DIY craft hack transform cutting board into an ipad holder

Technology has crept into most aspects of our lives and the kitchen is no exception. The internet is a wealth of information especially when it comes to recipes and cooking suggestions. It’s like having all of the cookbooks in the world at your fingertips. While technology grants us the ability to look up any recipe we could think of there is still one little tech problem in the kitchen. I need both hands free to cook and I also need to prop up my Ipad to read my recipes. So, I thought it would be fun to make an IPad “cookbook” Holder to solve this problem. After crafting the design, I simply set it up on my counter using the hinged prop on the back, and I was ready to go!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour + dry time


Step 1

Paint a wood cutting board with white acrylic paint. Position stencil over the cutting board and ink with VersaMark Ink over the entire board.

Step 2

Sprinkle Imagine’s Clear Embossing Powder over the ink. Shake off excess powder and return it to the jar for future use. Melt powder with a heat tool.

VersaMagic Dew Drops – Aspen Mist, Sea Breeze, Aegean Blue, Ocean Depth, Night Sky
Step 3

Ink with VersaMagic Dew Drop inks over the embossed design. VersaMagic is a chalk pigment which leaves a beautiful matte finish and has a little bit of a longer dry time to allow for blending. Use an InkBlusher to blend the inks together working from light to darker colors.

Step 4

Use a tissue or soft dry cloth to wipe excess ink from the embossed areas. The embossed design will really pop once the excess ink has been removed.

Step 5

Color a Scrabble Letter Rack (or a similar wood mount) using an InkBlusher sponge and desired color of VersaMagic. Glue inked holder to the front of the cutting board.

Step 6

Affix a prop to the back of the cutting board. You can create any support you feel will work for your cutting board. I simply glued chipboard (actually an old game board) to the wood holder to create a support, attached the ribbon (to keep the board from opening all the way and covered the board with matching ink. 


  • Cutting Board (preferably an old one with some character & large enough for your tablet)
  • Acrylic Paint – White (I used DecoArt)
  • Stencil
  • Scrabble Letter Rack
  • Heat tool







IMAGINE Product Feature with Memory Box

Welcome to a week of fabulous projects featuring the great products from Memory Box!  Our Artists In Residence were beyond excited to work with stamps and dies from our neighbor here in the Seattle area.  Today we share with you two of the creations from our AIRs.


Let Your Heart Be Light by Taylor

Pink Christmas Card


  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento London Fog, Angel Pink, Dandelion; InkBlushers, Sponge Dauber
  • Memory Box: Let Your Heart stamp (CS2006B), Beloved Stars die (99056), Cursive Merry stencil (88578)
  • Cardstock: Ultra Smooth White (Spectrum Noir)
  • Misc: Darice foam adhesive, painters tape, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig


Memento Inks in Angel Pink and London Fog

1. Secure stencil and cardstock panel with painter’s tape.

2. Sponge Angel Pink and London Fog ink over stencil with an InkBlusher.

Memento Ink in Dandelion and London Fog

3. Die cut the Stars and sponge with London Fog and Dandelion ink on with InkBlusher and Sponge Dauber.

4. Use Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the sentiment and stamp in upper left corner with London Fog ink.

5. Add ribbon and adhere die.

6. Pop the whole panel up on foam adhesive on card base.


We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Linda

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  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento: Espresso Truffle, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Nautical Blue; Delicata Golden Glitz, Craft Mat, Sponge Dauber
  • Memory Box: Snowy Tree, Majestic Deer, Merry Christmas cling stamps
  • Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Machine, Back to Basics Tags Shapeabilities; Snowflakes View Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator
  • Miscellaneous: cardstock – white and pale yellow; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner; Acrylic Block; scrap of recycled kraft card.


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1. Using Memento Espresso Truffle, stamp Majestic Deer onto white card.

2. Cover the bird image using Washi Tape.

3. Stamp the sentiment using Espresso Truffle onto tag.

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4. Sponge the Snowy Tree using Bamboo Leaves on the tree, followed by Olive Grove on the tips of the branches.

5. Sponge the sky using Nautical Blue and a sponge dauber.

6. Stamp image onto white card.

7. Repeat the inking of the stamp.

8. Lightly spritz the inked stamp with water.

9. Stamp onto image.

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10. Score 4˝ x 5¼˝ piece of pale yellow cardstock at ¾˝, 2˝, and 4˝.

11. Fold into mountain and valley folds as shown.

12. Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than the folds and adhere using E-Z Runner.

13. Tear recycled kraft card and cut to size, making one slightly higher than the other.

14. Using the Sponge Dauber previously used for the green inks, distress the edges as shown in the photo.

15. Adhere longest layer to the back of the second fold using E-Z Runner.

16. Adhere the second layer below the top layer using 3D Foam Squares.

17. Adhere the Majestic Deer between the two layers of Kraft card using liquid glue.

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18. Adhere each stamped image to cut/embossed Snowflakes View (x2), using 3D Foam Squares.

19. Carefully apply drops of StazOn Cotton White, as shown in photos above.

20. Adhere the first Layered trees to the card base using E-Z Runner.

21. Adhere the second layered trees, overlapping onto the first, using 3D Foam Squares.

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21. Adhere embellishments – medium flower, snowflake buttons x2 and small stamped bird.

22. Cut/emboss one (1) Back to Basics Tags in white card.

23. Using the Die as a stencil, sponge around the inside edges in Bamboo Leaves.

24. Stamp the sentiment using Espresso Truffle.

25. Adhere Tag using 3D Foam Tape.

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