09 December 2016

A Little Joy Decor

Hi All! Just wanted to share a little home decor project with you today that I created using a Mini Clipboard by Tim Holtz. I use these little clipboards in my altered art projects a lot because the clip is completely removable making the board a cinch to cover.

For this little piece, I used leftover papers from the My Crush Happy, Happy Christmas collection by Close to My Heart to cover both the front and the back of the board. I added a sentiment card from the Happy, Happy Christmas Picture My Life cards, and then went to town on embellishments.

I began by adding Cranberry Striped Twill Ribbon to to board and then created a flower-bow from loops of the same ribbon, layered with loops of jute ribbon from the Rustic Home Ribbon Pack by Close To My Heart. I finished off the flower-bow with a metal button from my stash. I then cut a variety of greenery from Fern, Ponderosa Pine (a retired color), and Cranberry Cardstock scraps using the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Mini Thinlits die set. I layered the greens and berries sprigs behind the flower-bow using a little Liquid Glass at the very base of the stems. I punched a snowflake from the same paper with which I covered the board, and attached it to the sentiment card with a glue dot. To finish everything off, I added Diamond Stickles to the snowflake and Christmas Red Stickles to the berries. I also added a little jute ribbon to the top of the clipboard just for a little somethin' extra.

Here's a collage of close-ups showing the details:

And here is the clipboard once again:

Hope you enjoyed this little home decor piece and are inspired to give altering these little clipboards a try. (For more inspiration, see this post.)

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!


  1. This is so pretty! What a great use of the leftover My Crush!

  2. Wow, wow, WOW! That is gorgeous, Kim! Love all the greens and I am crazy smitten with that bow!