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?



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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 herehttp://lewis4higher.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-make-pinwill.html 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! Esmommy2000@yahoo.com.

  21. Anna Says:

    I love the loud flowery set:-) annabananafive@gmail.com

  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 octnjen@comcast.net

  33. angie Says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

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