I did it. I am now the proud owner of my very own scrapbooked clipboard. I first saw one of these when a coworker showed me one she had made. It looked really cute and I figured it couldn’t be too difficult. With that said, I had no idea where to start so I went looking online. I found a blog called Echoes of Laughter which had great step-by-step instructions*. Anyway, on to the project…
- scrapbook paper
|My supplies, minus the Modge Podge, brush and acrylic sealer|
|The back with paper attached, before cutting|
Next, I worked on the front. I measured and cut the top paper to fit around the clip. This part was the most frustrating for me and when I make more, I’ll definitely make a template. I then used Modge Podge to attach the different papers to the front, just like the back. I was more particular with the front, adding a thinner boarder and a little detail in the corner.
|The front, needing a little trimming around the clip before being sealed|
I could have finished it by coating the whole thing in another layer of Modge Podge but I had some spray acrylic sealer in the craft box so I used that instead. I gave the back a good spray and let it dry over night (not because I’m that patient but because I ran out of sealer) and then sprayed the front this morning.
Finally, after the sealer dried, I added an “A” to the front circle. I think when I make more, I’ll add more embellishments, stickers, ribbons, whatever but for my first one, I’m very pleased with the outcome.
|My finished clipboard. I can't wait to use it at work on Monday!|