Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Mini Clipboard by Sandy Trefger

Hello! Sandy here today with a little mini clipboard for Spring!  These chipboard clipboard sets from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts are so fun to play with.  Only a little assembly is required and they are so much fun to decorate.  I decided to use some Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers and flowers from my stash to create this.

Here is the supply list:
  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Miniature Clipboards D70C
  • Tim Holtz Metal Clip
  • Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12x12 Paper Collection
  • Post Card from my stash
  • Flat Metal Key
  • Prima Roses from my stash
  • Beacon 3-in-1 Glue
  • G45 Place in Time tag
  • Wink of Stella, Clear
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Black Ash
  • Black Distress Ink
  • Pink Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Pink Rhinestone

Step 1:  Select the paper you'd like to use  and all the pieces of the Clipboard set as shown.  Use a pencil to trace out two pieces of paper to cover the front and back of your clipboard.  Cut out with scissors.

Step 2:  Use a wet adhesive such as the Beacon 3-in-1 glue and cover the front and back of your clipboard base. Use a file or nail file to sand the edges of the clipboard as shown below.

Step 3:  The clipboard set from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts comes with a gold clip.  If you want a different color clip, you can substitute with a different one.  I used a dark silver one from Tim Holtz.  Apply Nuvo Embellishment Mousse onto the chipboard clip piece.  I used a damp baby wipe to rub it on the front and back in the Black Ash color as shown in the next two photos.

Step 4:  If you wish to ink the edges of your clipboard, do it before attaching the clip piece.  Ink as much or as little as you like.

Step 5:  Use Beacon 3-in-1 glue to attach the metal clip to the back of the chipboard clip piece.  Allow to dry.

Step 6: Use Beacon 3-in-1 glue to attach the assembled clip piece to your clipboard as shown below.

Step 7:  Now you are ready to decorate your clipboard as little or as much as you like.  I wanted mine for a decorative piece and not really to use as a clipboard so I added lots of decor!  First, cut out and add a piece of cut out patterned paper.  I used this one with the beautiful rose on it and glued it onto the clipboard at an angle.  I also cut out a piece of patterned paper and glued it to the front of the clip. This is optional but if you decide to do the same, use your chipboard piece as a template to cut out the paper BEFORE assembling the clip piece and attaching it to your clipboard.

Step 8:  Next, I found a post card in my stash and curled up one corner and glued that over the rose paper as shown below.

Step 9:  Start gluing down pretty roses, metal embellishments such as the flat back key and a pretty bow tied from seam binding ribbon.

Step 10:  Fussy cut out a butterfly from your paper and glue onto the post card as shown below.

Step 11:  Finish the clipboard by adding a sentiment such as the Graphic 45 "Best Wishes" tag shown below.  I added a pink rhinestone to hide the tag hole.

This project goes together really quickly and makes a wonderful  little gift or party favor.  It would be really nice to make one for each guest at a bridal shower.

Thank you so much for following along and I hope you  have fun creating with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!   Check back April 5th when I'll have another project for you!

Happy Crafting,

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