25 August 2013

Artbooking in August Blog Hop: Day 4 of the Fun

Hi All! Welcome to the 4th and final day/week of Artbooking in August! The kids started back to school today so summer is unofficially over. It's been a good one.

If you just hopped over from Krista's Crafty Corner (blogging home of the super talented Krista Herschberger),  you're in the right place. If you're just joining the hop now and want to go back to the beginning (you don't want to miss ANY of the inspiration!), go on over and visit Adeline Brill's Creative Space for the whole list of participant blogs.

I thought that it might be nice to end this fantabulous series with a little altered project that could be used at school or home. So let's take a look:

A few months ago, my local office supply store ran a sale on clipboards. Never one to pass up a good deal, I stocked up. However, I don't like boring supplies. They're just uninspiring. So I started to give this one a face lift with a little Dream Pop paper. I set it aside to dry and, as happens in my craft room, I didn't get back to it until now. I decided to add some pockets to this one to give it even more versatility. That's where Artbooking came in. 

The long pocket is from the baby layout on page 51. (I left the size at 8 inches and it was perfect.) The folder-style pocket is also from a baby layout on page 50 and was cut on the same setting. I wanted the back of the paper to show, so I folded the tab down. "Notes" (p. 43) is cut at 3/4 inch with the "real dial size" on. "Big ideas" (p. 42) is cut at 1 1/4 inches also with the "real dial size" on. The arrows and "My Life" speech bubble were cut to match the measurements on the Artbooking Collections stamp set I used. The yellow speech bubble is cut 1/4 of an inch larger than the stamp. I also added a couple of Aqua Dots to the pockets for fun. The one on the long pocket hides a magnet. 

To make covering the clipboard easy, I added a strip of Dream Pop paper that I edged with the new scallop punch and then finished it off with Lagoon houndstooth washi tape. Here are some close-ups:

I hope you enjoyed my little altered clipboard. Now, for more inspiration, hop on over to Scrappin' in Paradisea and see what the talented Carol Horton has in store for you. Thanks so much for joining me in this tour de force of Artbooking. For those who haven't started back to school, enjoy the rest of your summer. And for those of us who have, Happy New School Year!


  1. What a nifty (I know that slang dates me) gift type item.
    very cute

  2. Great project!! Love your idea - perfect for back to school! :)

  3. Awesome clipboard. I love the pockets! You've inspired me with some Christmas gift ideas. I really like the washi tape with this paper. I will have to dig out my last packet of Dream Pop that I've been hoarding, lol.

  4. CUTE! I soooo wish they'd bring this paper packet back as a "real" paper packet!!!

  5. I love decorating clipboards. Love it! Love the paper :)

  6. How super clever - to add a pocket to a decorated clipboard! This would make great teacher gifts - hmmm. Thank you for all of your incredible artwork throughout this blog hop. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!