Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Altered Clipboard

Happy Tuesday! I thought I would share a fun project that I did for a "Pay It Forward Swap" that I am in. In this kind of a swap, the first person on the list makes something for person #2, #2 makes for #3, #3 makes for #4 etc. The girl that I had on the list loves to make and collect ATC cards, so I thought I could make her something to display her favorite card du jour. I already had everything I needed in my stash! 
I started with a mini clipboard from Oriental Trading. 

I removed the clip and painted the entire clipboard with blue acrylic paint and then added Tim Holtz's Crackle Paint - Weathered Wood over it. Next, I adhered my patterned papers with my ATC gun, sanded the edges and then sealed all sides and edges with Mod Podge. Once the MP was dry, I reattached the clip and added the shaker box, ribbons, chipboard letter and bling. It was fun and pretty easy to do!

Mini clipboard: Oriental Trading
Chipboard glitter letter "t": Making Memories
Bling: Basic Grey
Papers, ribbons, shaker, acrylic paint - stash
Mod Podge


  1. This turned out great, I know she will love it.

  2. Awesome project and great details Love the shaker embellishment!
    Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*

  3. Oooh that's fabulous! LIKE!! Like very much!

  4. Hi Dawn I read your message on my blog post but could not respond I don't have your email address. LOL Mine is janet9347atbellsouthdotnet
    Your post was so vey nice I appreciate it Thank you so much!
    Big Blog Hugs *Janet*

  5. Love the clipboard!! I love that you were thoughtful enough to see what her interests were, and made her something not just beautiful, but something that you know she will love!! Great job!!! Karen♥

  6. This came out so fun! Love all the ribbon and the colors!

  7. Dawn I saw your comment- I can't find your email addy, here is mine:

    That is really sweet!

  8. I saw this is person it is beautiful! Love it.


  9. Wow, this turned out awesome!!! Love it!!!

  10. This looks fantastic! What a great idea for the swap-ee! The size is perfect for her ATCs!