Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Clipboard by Claudia Rosa

Hello ladies, today i would love to show you how i have altered a small clip board.
The steps how i alter things are pretty much identical with any other project.
Since the clipboard is just a rectangle with some rounded corners it is a simple project for any skill levels.

Memo_1_reSupplies: Stamps: Whiff Of Joy
Little Nurse
Little Doctor” both from the new Get Well collection Sentiment: Amuse Art stamps
Papers: Tim Holtz
Glue: i prefer Mod Podge (at Michaels $5.99), small brush, clip board (Michaels $1.99) i have also purchased some off Ebay or an Office Supply store, if you do not have Michaels at your place, pencil, small sanding block (Stampin up), sharp scissors, some matching paint, i like Crackle paint (not pictured)
1 1) remove your metal clip (share the fun with hubby and let him do that :-)
2) use your board as a template and trace with pencil the shape onto your paper
2 3) trace 2 pieces (one for front and one for the back and cut out
4) paint the edges and the sides with your paint and let dry. This will first make your board look finished from the side and also hide spots were your paper might not be cut exactly to size. Set aside and let dry.
5) once dried apply a thin coat of Mod Podge. Make sure you add the glue all the way to the edge of your board.
6) add your Design Paper to your board. Firmly press down with your fingers along the edges. Before you adhere the second Design paper to the back use a needle or piercing tool to mark the spots where your screws will go back in.
7) once the glue is dried use your sanding block, to remove excess paper and smooth the edges. Always sand from the top to the bottom. Do not move up and down.. this could lift your Design Paper off the surface.
8) add your metal clip back to the board 9) you are ready to embellish your project

Below is a shot of my “pocket” i created for my board. I scored the folds so a note pad or some loose papers could also be tucked in. To actually make it a bit sturdier i have added lots of pop up dots along the edge.
This is the finished project, would this not be a cute gift for a nurse or caregiver you know?
Here is a shot with my note book tucked inside the pocket. I was able to find one that had the same blues and pink roses for just $1 at Michaels. In the center it had some cakes – i covered that with a circular sentiment. It is an easy fix and worth the extra effort.
Thank you for looking!
Hugs Claudia


  1. Hi Claudia,
    Love it....I have just bought a clipboard really cheap a few weeks ago, and have done nothing to it yet, will DEFFINATLY do this now. Brilliant, thank you. Debbiexx

  2. OMG that is adorable.... thanks for sharing !!


  3. What a wonderful tutorial, Claudia!!!
    You are such an inspiration to all of us. The directions are clear and easy to follow.....even I can try it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. adorable - never saw a pocket on a clip board

  5. merci pour ce magnifique tuto
    biz claudine

  6. Claudia, wonderful tutorial! I might have to try my hand at one of these! Love your coloring ~Tori


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