Saturday, December 6, 2008

Altered Clipboard

I've wanted to try my hand at creating these cute clipboard message centers for awhile now and along the way I've ended up with about 10 of these mini clipboards that I purchased at Walmart for about a dollar a piece. Since I had these lying around the stamp room, I thought this would be a perfect project for a recent workshop that I held at our house.
The clipboard was covered in a beautiful holiday paper from Stampin' Up! I used Modge Podge to adhere the paper to the clipboard, which worked like a charm! To separate the two different papers and cover the crease, I wrapped some of the new SU!, and I must say fabulous, felt stitched ribbon around the entire piece, securing it in the back with glue dots. The big letter "S" is grundgeboard from Tim Holtz and has been covered in more of the SU! holiday paper and then adhered with dimensional tape. I then added a few button embellishments to finish the clipboard. The post-it note pad and piece of cork were added with glue dots. The paper clip was part of a pack also picked up at Walmart and the top was finished with two flower punches. The last piece was to create the pen. This was the first time I created one of these beaded pens and the affect is just wonderful! They're super easy to make, you can see a tutorial on how to create these pens here. You can click here to order the micro beads needed for the outside of the pens.
This was a quick and easy project, add a couple of strong magnets to the back and you've got yourself an adorable message center for the fridge. A great holiday gift for about $5.00!!
I'm off to get ready to buy our Christmas tree!! Can't wait for that pine smell floating through the house...one of my favorite parts of the holidays!
Enjoy!

6 comments:

Perky Nihilist said...

Your clipboard turned out great. I love the little cork board and had never thought of adding flower to a clip. Good idea.

Thanks for the link to the pen tutorial - now I'll have to try making one.

Marnie said...

Adorable you did a great job with this Kim!

Ryann said...

Cute cute cute clipboard!

Godelieve said...

How gorgeous! Love the felt ribbon!! Great color scheme and lovely details. What a wonderful piece!

Claudette said...

clipboard is fantastic....love all the detail you put into this project

Hazel said...

I love this. It's one thing I've still not done. Yours is fantastic.