It's been a while since my last DIY tutorial ha...
Today I'm going to show you how to make an Altered Clipboard from SCRATCH!
Yep,it can be done with a few simple materials (and some tools from your husband's toolbox )
So...this is what we are going to do today
Here are the ingredients needed
- Hard cover from an old book
- Decorative cardstock
- Various decorations
- XYRON Creatopia Machine loaded with permanent adhesive cartridge
- XYRON glue stick
- XYRON 5" Creative Station
- XYRON 3" Sticker Maker
- XYRON Mega Runner
- Teresa Collins 2 Hole Chipboard Punch
- Small piece of sanding paper
- A piece of beeswax
- Drill+ drill bit
- Rivet Gun
- Metal clip
Take your old book and cut of one of it's covers .
I used an old dated dictionary
Sand the cover to reduce the shine and give it some teeth
I used the description of the word "Create"
If you don't draw/ sketch, you can always use a stamped image .
XYRON Mega runner to apply glue on the narrow edges of the frame and glue the frame on top of my dictionary page.
After glueing ,trim the extra paper around the edges.
This sweet embossed frame came from a set of lovely frames by Heidy Swapp.
The set calls "color magic pressed paper frames"
Run the decorative cardstock through your Creatopia Machine or apply an even coat with your XYRON Glue Stick
And a 'checked by Santa 'checklist paper from the same "Believe" paper pad
I cut the checklist paper to a narrow strip ,run it trough my 5" Creative Station and glued it on top of the background
Added my framed ephemera in
Wood Tag collection by LYB
library cards from Maya Road Design ,using my XYRON 3" Sticker Maker
‘color magic’ chipboard striped alphabet stickers for the 'ART'
American Crafts Good Tidings thickers chipboard alphabet stickers for the 'DIY'
And 'craft' word assembled with Lily Bee Design Destination Letter Stickers which were glued on top of Maya Road's oval tag shape from Mixed Shapes Mini Chipboard Set
To do so,I needed to drill two holes in the clip itself ,but before the drilling I needed two good symmetrical marks-
I found the best tool to make the template in Teresa Collins NEW 2 hole punch.
By punching a piece of scrap paper I instantly had a ready to mark stencil
And with the help of my rivet gun (or whatever it's called) permanently connecting the large clip to my altered board
And my awesome Altered Clipboard is DONE :)