Altered art clip board and notebook set

I am reposting this one for a reader who was looking for it!

For a Women’s activity at my church I was given the assignment to come up with a decorated clipboard. I never get the time or would have taken the time on my own to play around with any crafts right now, so I guess I should be thankful it was an assignment, that meant I HAD to do it 🙂 Right?

I started with a regular composition notebook (.50 cents at Walmart) and scrapbooking paper. I traced the cover and back and cut to match the size of the cover.

I did the same for the back and front of the clip board. I used a coordinating paper for the backs of the clip boards.
Next, I glued the paper to the notebook covers.
For the front of the clipboard I made a template so I could cut around the clip part and fit the paper in nicely.
It was late and I thought I had modge podge (I spelled that wrong didn’t I?) but I was out. So I watered down white Elmer’s glue and it worked perfectly.

I coated the backside of the clipboard with a thin layer and placed the paper on top. When it was dry I did the front side. When that was dry I did a think layer over the top of the paper to help seal it down. It only takes about 20 minutes to dry.
While watching a movie with my husband, I trashed my living room floor with scrapbooking supplies to embellish the covers. We were watching Juno, I hadn’t seen it before, it was a cute movie.
This is one set when done! The little book in the left hand corner is a little post it note embelished book. I used velcro on the cover to hold it closed. It turned out really cute! The directions to make one are HERE.
This set has a smaller clipboard with buttons. I like the bigger clipboards better but I wanted other to have options, thats always fun isn’t it!
What was the last crafty thing you made?


33 Responses to “Altered art clip board and notebook set”

  1. Julie Says:

    I love the bright colored flowered set! I would totally use that with my girls club at church and the girls would love to make them! Pick me, pick me! 🙂

  2. A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) Says:

    I love them both! Where do you find time?!My last crafty thing I made was my younger daughter – 12 years ago. It was a gold mine. I never have to use glue again.

  3. Heather Says:

    Love the bright flower set!Great ideas!

  4. Jennifer Says:

    You did a great job! I love paper crafts and make BIG messes all the time:) I'd love to win the paisley print set.

  5. Jennifer Says:

    You did a great job! I love paper crafts and make BIG messes all the time:) I'd love to win the paisley print set.

  6. April and Doug Says:

    I like the bright flowery one – and hmm the last crafty thing I did. . . ugh. . .I'm not crafty in the least! I painted some furniture, hardly crafty!

  7. The Hilemans Says:

    I love the bright floral set. So creative! Last crafty thing…hmmm…I do digital scrapbooking all the time…oh, and I recently scanned and printed some of my kids' artwork to iron onto plain old reusable grocery bags. Fun project!

  8. girlsinwhitedresses Says:

    Seriously – I want to know how you have time to make such CUTE stuff, raise 6 kids, and have such a great blog??? Seriously!!! I would love either – I think I'd choose the bright flowered one. Thanks!

  9. Cr4zySAHMandArmywife Says:

    I love both who can choose?! I guess I will choose the pink set. Both really are great though. Awesome job!

  10. cricketg Says:

    love the bright floral one. You may have inspired me to get crafty 🙂 Had considered making these during the school year but…never happened!

  11. Joy Says:

    What a wonderful idea! The last crafty thing I made was our yearbook pages for our homeschool year book! 🙂

  12. Rachel Bickford Says:

    These are awesome!! I would love either, but particularly love the bright floral ones. I love to stamp and make homemade cards, but haven't made too many since my 3rd baby was born 7 mos ago. I've got to get back into it … maybe this weekend I'll be inspired!

  13. Katy and Wes Says:

    Those are so cute! I love the paisley one. And I needed a craft idea. I might try and make this.

  14. Corn Says:

    Fun fun fun and really really cute! You're crafty too 🙂 I love the floral one.

  15. jenn Says:

    How cute! You're very crafty…I love the Paisley one!

  16. Hendrickson Family Says:

    Either one would do it for me!! Very Cute. I like to sew. Right now I am making a quiet book. I have a grandchild on the way. Never mind that I am only 36.

  17. All of Us Says:

    These are so stinkin cute! I love the bright colors, and the post-it holder, oh how I love post-its. The last crafty thing I think I did was turn the entire family into cows, thanks for that tip too!

  18. M and W Says:

    I made a scrapbook for one of my classes and it turned out pretty cute I think. I like the second one.

  19. Meagan and John Says:

    they are both so cute. I wanted to answer the question about what the last crafty thing I made was, it was a pin wheel and the first one didn't work–seriously. You can read all about it here wow trying to find that took longer than I thought, maybe I guess it wasn't the last crafty thing I made, but it sure was the most memorable thing

  20. The Adkins Family Says:

    Love the flower set!

  21. Anna Says:

    I love the loud flowery set:-)

  22. Christy Says:

    Love them both! What a cute idea! I was addicted to making felt food a few months ago, strawberries, eggs, donuts, bananas…

  23. Jen Says:

    Those are neat! I like the bold flower set. Thanks for the giveaway and instructions…maybe I'll try it…I said maybe!

  24. ardenpostma Says:

    What a great idea. I've printed this blog to tackle it when the kids are back in school. I love them both!Deb

  25. Life by the Handful Says:

    I am a fan of the paisley set. I too am amazed at how you do all that you do. What time do you put your kids to bed?

  26. The Lopez Family Blog Says:

    they are both so cute! I am going to have to say the pink one.janellemlopez@yahoo.comi follow

  27. GMa Nila Says:

    Enter me pleaseI like the paisley one

  28. MJ Says:

    I am the least crafty person out there. But we did make some terrific Valentine's Cards with the youth group at church. I used some cool clearance paper and card stock. I'd love the pretty flower set.

  29. fiveofakind Says:

    The Beautiful Flower Set would be Great. Please Sign Me Up. The last crafty thing I made was a birthday card for a male relative that is on the Family Fun Magazine website as an idea for a Fathers Day card. It is a shirt with a tie. (I wasn't sure if I could put the link on here or not)

  30. ~Mo~ Says:

    Those are pretty tiffany! I always have a hard time doing the composition books. I like doing the notebooks that you attach a keychain ring with pen. I also love doing beaded pens. The last crafty thing I did is I'm working on Tifani's Party stuff!

  31. Tracy Says:

    How creative, and stylish -I don't have a working sewing machine, so I hot glue everything (curtains, pillows, costumes).

  32. akared75 Says:

    I think these are going to be christmas presents for teachers and the secretaries at my husbands school! I make 20+ homemade gifts yearly for them as a thank you… the last crafty thing I made must have been the Snowman Soup for them for christmas, or the baby blanket for our newest little one! You really do some cool things Tiffany! I have 5, my oldest is 7… and I try, but you are in inspiration!Jen

  33. angie Says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

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