Sunday, January 6, 2008

Clipboards

I found these cute mini clipboards at A.C. Moore. It was one of those....I don't know what I am going to do with this but I have to buy it items. It is part of my crafters disease. They have a little place to hang them on the wall as well as a dowel that sticks into the back so you can stand them up. Perfect for a picture holder! That is what I decided to make with them. I did several to put in the craft shop I have a booth in. I didn't manage to get pictures of them before they were gone, but I did get a special order for some more and here they are! I did four, but I'm only showing you two today. They are super easy and fun to make. The hardest part was finding the words to put on them. I have loads of stamps, but the gal that ordered them wanted them similar to ones in the shop. Yes, you guessed it....in my hurry to make something I actually used a sticker! I know! Gasp! I never use those things! Figures I would need to find another sticker like the one I used and it has disappeared off the face of the earth. That is a good lesson in the benefits of using stamps. Anyway, on to the project. The clipboard came white so I didn't have to paint it. yay! This first one is covered with designer paper from one of the simply scrappin kits from last years catty. The 'family' is a rub on I found at the scrap store yesterday...yummy new store in Orlando! The clear acrylic tile on the clip is from WalMart and the ribbons are all SU! Iused black photo corners from Pioneer, the flower mysteriously grew in my drawer (i.e. have no idea where it came from) and the rhinestone brad is SU! I stuck it all together with snail adhesive. Lots of it.
This next one uses more Designer paper from SU...spring flowers I believe. The little tile on the clip is from the dollar store...gotta love those dollar finds! The sticker "Us" is the one I had to go all over town looking for. I ended up at Joanns in the sticker section and got a whole sheet of these. The benefit? I had to move the darn thing around about six times til I got it where I wanted it. It still stuck after all that. yay! The flower is another wild one that appeared in my drawer. It was one layer bigger on the bottom, but that was one layer too big for my project so I cut off the bottom petals and added some Prima leaves. The bead was already in the flower. This one has white photo corners as per the order. I have a huge bag of the corners I think my mom got me just after the beginning of time (i.e. when I started scrappin) and I hardly use them. Mostly because I'm too lazy and also because you have to lick them. Can you say gross?
I have a couple more I may share tomorrow. I've got to get my swaps done! Wish me luck!
Note: I'm not sure why my watermark is on there twice....the mysteries of the computer....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the little clipboards. What were the dimensions? I was thinking that if they were small, they'd be good for book marks, or if larger, for little shower invitations or small recipes. (one could give the recipe along with the yummy sample) Whatever. You do have the best ideas, and most miraculous finds. Hurrah for you! I know someone with a darling FHE board that those would be so cute on with pictures or names of family members. ;-)

All Pink girl said...

Fab clip boards ,great work ,Dawnx