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By: Jennifer Manis
Now, onto the First "Sweet Tooth" Tutorial of C.S.D. ..... It's being given by Guest Designer Jennifer Manis. She's an Ohio Native and a morning Crafter who started out creating "Soap Opera" Scrapbooks when she was a teenager. She's here to show us how to Alter a Clipboard with her "Busy Fashionista" Altered Clipboard Tutorial.
Altering a plain ol' Clipboard is a fun way to bring originality to something so simple and it gives you reason to dress something up. Also, by Altering Clipboards you get to personalize it to your very own taste.
-For those of you who travel a lot or don't yet have a GPS you can always Alter a Clipboard in a Travel theme and use it to hold your Tickets, ID's, Itineraries, Road Maps, etc.
-You can Alter a Clipboard in any given theme to keep track of your "lists." Whether it be a Grocery List, Chore List, School Supply List or To-Do List.
-You can Alter Clipboard's to coordinate with different rooms of your house that could use a calender and go to http://www.samplewords.com/ and print off free calender sheets.
And for all us "Busy Fashionista's" an Altered Clipboard would be a wonderful thing to have to keep "order" in everyday things. Plus, you can take it with you when you're on the go.
The supplies needed are:
-A Clipboard (of course) in a size of your choosing.
-Adhesive (whatever kind works for you).
-Scissors (the tool needed for just about every craft your working on) and if you like things to be perfect a measuring tool would be handy too.
-Scrapbooking Papers, Fabric -or- anything else you'd like to use to cover the Clipboard. If you'll be using Scrapbooking Papers try using some from your stash to start diminishing it.
-and last but not least....Embellishments (anything you'd like to add such as flowers, ribbons, buttons and even photo's if you'd like).
Now onto the "Sweet Tooth Tutorial" by Jennifer Manis
Don't worry! Altering a Clipboard is SUPER EASY and so much fun! You've already done the hardest part of it all and that was "gathering the supplies".....it wasn't that hard was it?
Now, if you haven't already done so go ahead and think of a theme you would like to work with and go with it.
Start the Altering process by adhering down the Scrapbooking Paper or Fabric -or- whatever else you chose to cover the Clipboard with. You can cover it's entirety or half and half or however you'd like.
After your Clipboard is covered you can go ahead and do the fun part which is adding your embellishments to decorate the Clipboard.
There are endless possibilities here....you can tie some pretty ribbons to the clip, tape some funny pictures down, attach flowers, you can even decorate the back of it if you'd like. I'm not going to tell you where to put what. This is where your creativity comes in.
In the end you'll have a stylish new Clipboard to help you keep track of things!"
You gotta have Rules:
*PLEASE READ THE "ABOUT US" PAGE LOCATED UP TOP TO UNDERSTAND THE POINT SYSTEM.
-You can submit any Altered Clipboard YOU created (in the past or present) to be eligible for the "Busy Fashionista" Blog Candy. Just make sure to leave a comment with a link to where it's located.
-You will get 1 POINT for each submission. You are NOT limited to just 1 Submission.
-You will get an EXTRA POINT for using the color RED on your Altered Clipboard.
Here's an Altered Clipboard I made for my daughter's teacher last year. I actually found the marked up Clipboard in my daughter's room. I don't remember how she got it but it looked years old. I knew it just needed some re-vamping instead of just being thrown away. So, I went to work on it.
I always get sucked into making her teachers Handmade Gifts, especially for the 1st Day of School. And remember I said that somehow when I start working on something things just come together? Well, I was looking around my kitchen for something one day and came across the apple you see dangling from the clip. I couldn't believe it, it was the perfect touch to add to the project and it was already on string. I have no idea where that came from either.
I added an A+ with some Creative Memories Stickers that I've had for years in hopes that her teacher will give me some bribery points. LOL And I thought the quote "Teachers can't live on apples alone!" was a cute touch since a lot of kids still do bring their teachers an apple on the 1st day of school. :)
I couldn't find my exacto knife at the time (I still can't seem to find it and it's been about a year now) so....I used buttons to cover the Clipboard portion at the top. I think it worked in my favor....that row of buttons made it all come together somehow.By: Lynnette Davis a.k.a. Cherry Lolita
DUE DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009