Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Clipboard Fun

I had so much fun making this project! I used cut out key from Cricut. A pear stencil from Dreamweaver, cool papers, colorful flowers, great brads and embellishments!!! So here is what I did.... Step 1 was to find a clipboard. I then found some cool paper at my local store...Scrapbook Generation. I then put my adhesive on the board and put down one sheet on the front.

Step 2 I had to do a little cut out on the top of the board with the coordinating paper. I needed all the paper to overlap to the back of the clipboard so i could tuck it under the back panel of paper. I also had to miter the corners.

Step 3 Start the decorating. I distressed/aged the outside of the clipboard. I used strips of paper ribbon to decorate...glitter glue. I took the plain white flowers and tinted and dyed and the flowers up and then threw them in the microwave to dry them out. I then tried to flatten the flowers out some and layered them and put them together with brads.


Step 4 I pile more on with the great pear stencil and embossing paste! I tinted the paste just a little then used colored glitter to add the leaf color and shimmer to the pear.


Step 5 Adding a little ribbon to the top that has rosettes. Just made it perfect!


I hope you all enjoyed this post!
Happy creating!
Kristi

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20 comments:

Maggie said...

Kristi,
This is fabulous :)
Maggie

Just Call Me Grammy said...

Very pretty!

pcrusberg said...

I bought three blank clipboards about a year ago and haven't done a thing with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristi said...

Thanks Maggie and Grammy and pcrusberg! It just kind of came together and I was so pleased with the outcome! On to more creating!

IRW Dana said...

Love the clipboard and LOVE LOVE the flowers. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stephie C said...

Very pretty and I adore pears!!!
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jakell said...

great idea. loving it!

Lovin Hello Kitty said...

This is gorgeous!

Kristi said...

thanks again one and all!

jayma15 said...

I never knew you could "miter" paper corners, but now that you mention it, it does make sense!

BJ said...

Cute

KatieJ said...

Wow this is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

I have a bunch of extra clipboards upstairs collecting dust! This is very pretty!

Chris Wooten said...

beautiful flowers and techniques to dry them out.

My granddaughter would really love the Princess cartridge. YOu are so sweet to do this. I love getting ideas from your blog.

woohoo

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grandma chris and caitlin

Kim. said...

Wow what a pretty clipboard, love how you used the pear and the ruffle.
Kim xXx

Jennifer said...

Kristi,

I love it!!! :) I have a pile of composition books (notebooks) and a few clip boards that I plan to alter to give my nieces & nephews (for back-to-school; yes, as usual, I am a tad bit late-only good thing is that I haven't seen them yet, because I live 6 hours away). But I've been wondering, what kind of adhesive do you use to glue down the main paper (as the base)?

Thanks so much,

Jennifer

craftymom205 said...

Love the clipboard.

stefeni said...

Beautiful! So beautiful.

shari said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Shari (cricutrookie)

alwayscharlie said...

That is so very beautiful!