Tuesday, February 1, 2011

altered clipboards

I have had  two clipboard in my craft room for a while and I had always meant to alter them so they would be photo display worthy.  They were your standard looking clipboards.  Like this one:

One is legal size and one is like a mini-clipboard.  Well, we are having a bit of a winter storm here in St. Louis.  We arlready have about 1" on ice on the ground (and it's still falling as I type) and the ever reliable weather guys are calling for buckets of snow as well.  So, I decided that this was the time to finally do something with them. 

Like ususal, I started with sheet music.  I simply Modge Podged the sheet music right onto the clipboards and allowed them to dry.  Once dry I applied a thin layer of Modge Podge to the front of both clipboards in order to seal the sheet music. 

I then used stamping ink to distress the edges of the clipboards.  I dug out my ribbon and lace and played around until I like the way it looked and simply hot glued it right onto the clipboards.  I finished with some scrapbooking typrography stickers that I applied with Gorilla Glue.  I love that they look like old typwriter keys.  I didn't want those stickers to pop off.  Finally I added some hand distressed, stained and altered tags and a couple of paper scrapbook accents. 

I thought "vintage love" was perfect for me.  All this sleet and snow we're having has me thinking about last year when I took (my then 1 year old) little punk outside to play in the snow for the first time.  I dug out a couple of black and white photos of that first snow playdate and clipped them on.  Perfect.

 I'm really crushing on them now.  I want to hang them on the wall but I need to find just the right spot.

I'm linking up to The CSI Project's typography contest.

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I hope you all stay nice and warm.


  1. Hey girl, I gave your blog an award on my blog!! Come check it out.


  2. Great project! Thank you for sharing your workmanship with us. Cherry Kay

  3. This is a great way to display photos and the words are so fun!

  4. That is very creative and smart of you!! Love it, it looks awesome!


  5. Ok, I never liked clipboard displays until now! Super cute!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog!


  6. Great job! I really love these! Thanks so much for coming to the party!

  7. I love the idea of using clipboards for photo displays - and these turned out gorgeous!!

  8. This is cute as a bug's ear! I love things done up with decoupage. Adorable crafting here!

  9. Darling~ Love the clipboards and they are so perfect for putting up anywhere and so sweet for favorite pictures- really creative! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  10. So adorable! Please consider sharing your creativity with my followers by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. on Sunday. I also have a fun gathering spot for on-line specialty shops to link up! Hope to see you. :)


  11. So Cute! Would love for you to add to my Thursday Treasure Party @


    The Treasurista
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  12. Fun idea! Would make for such a sweet teacher gift!!! Gonna have to remember this one! xoxo

  13. Just adorable~~stopping by via Sunday Showcase:))

    Have a blessed week!

    Pop by if you have a moment:))
    Nice to meet you,

    Kay Ellen

  14. Very nice. I now have modge podge on my list. Not enough hours in the day to make all the wonderful projects I see in blogland.


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