Saturday, January 26, 2013

XOXO Little Altered Clipboard

Just the other day, I went shopping with my daughters and we stopped in at the local Dollar store. We always have such fun shopping at this type of store because you never know what you are going to find. 
Well, I found something so cute and I just knew I had to make it pretty!

It's a clipboard that measures 6 x 8".  I just had all kinds of ideas to make this clipboard look pretty so I bought more than one!  For this one, the first thing I did was to paint it with some white acrylic craft paint.  The first coat didn't really cover that well, but then I decided I kinda liked that look!

Using some patterned papers from Pink Paislee Secret Crush and glossy Modge Podge, I got busy decorating my clipboard.  I also used some TRC stamps, of course!
After adhering down the base layer of patterned paper, I put a light coat of modge podge down and allowed that to dry. Then using Jet Black Staz-on, I stamped the XOXO Small stamp and Heart Strings stamp directly onto the modge podged layer. I stamped the polka dot tape from Don't Be Wishy Washi onto white cardstock and cut it out. I stamped the Love sentiment from Remember The Moments onto a tab die cut from the Address Book set (Spellbinders). The hearts are from Spellbinders new Media Mixage line - Hearts One and Hearts Two.

 I gave everything one final coat with modge podge and allowed it all to dry.  Then I added some ribbons to finish.

I'm going to send this to my daughter who is away at college.  I think she will get a kick out of what I did with the silly $1 clipboard I bought when she was with me!

Paper:  Pink Paislee- Secret Crush Collection, Simply Smooth White Cardstock
Ink: Staz-on Jet Black
Adhesives - Glossy Modge Podge
Embellishments: Really Reasonable Ribbon -Ribbon
Tools:  SpellbindersMedia Mixage™- MD1-005 Hearts One; MD1-010 Hearts Two -


Unknown said...

Super cute, love the stamps and patterned paper you used! said...

Fantastic project! Love your idea and these new stamps! I know your college daughter will love it!

Karen T said...

This is really fun! I'm sure you're daughter will love it!!