Friday, 19 October 2018

Altered Clipboard - Using up Retired DSP

I have had a bunch of these clipboards lying around for sometime now.  I bought them with the intention of doing a workshop but have yet to get around to that.   Do let me know if you live in the Southampton area whether you would be interested.

I bought my clipboards from Home Bargains.

I have some much loved retired DSP so I decided to do something with it.

So basically, I created a template by clipping a piece of A4 paper onto the board and drawing around the top clip piece.   I cut it out and cut the A4 to my desired size.  Using that as a template, I cut my DSP to the same size and adhered to my clipboard, having first rounded off all the corners.

As you can see, I thought it would nice to customise it by die-cutting the word "NOTES".   I did so twice.  Once in Powder Pink and once in Whisper White.   I heat embossed the Whisper White to create a nice shiny enamelled look and then stacked them, before sticking to the board.

I added some DSP to the large peg before adhering it to the board.   I bought the peg from The Range.  I also lined a clear tube pen with coordinating paper and attached a pen holder.  I loved making the bulldog clips look more decorative.  That was easy too.  Just cut my paper to the require width and length and applied to the clips using strong double sided tap.

I thought the envelope (made using the Envelope Punch Board) would be useful for things like stamps or paperclips or even receipts.  This is attached to the board using magnetic strips, as is the little notebook.  So if they get tatty, they can be easily replaced.

Look, I even made a fancy ribboned paperclip.  These are great if you keep a planner.

One thing I would add is, that with the addition of the large peg, if you decide to hang your clipboard it will not hang straight, so maybe give some thought as to whether you would add one, or maybe locate it more centrally.  However I shall just be propping mine up somewhere ready to grab should I need it.

Well I hope you like it and might like to have a go yourself.  These would make brilliant presents or stocking fillers.

That's it from me for now - Thank God its Friday !

Have a super weekend everybody.

Linda xx
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