A clipboard is an empty canvas waiting for something magical something to happen. No longer are clipboards for the 'office' only. They beg to be transformed. Think about it–chances are, you own a half dozen clipboards, if not more, thanks to Pinterest, Target, and the everyday hobby store. You can't get enough of them. Now, what to do with them all....
Our CP Gal team has been working to create their own 'made-over'clipboards on behalf of this week's premium Crate Paper feature, "Clip & Create". They paired them with your favorite Crate Paper collections, including the very latest, Poolside! This first one is super simple and comes to you from Marcy Penner....
MARCY PENNER: I'll admit, I had no idea what I was going to do for the crate theme this month. All I knew was that it involved a clipboard. I knew I had a small one somewhere. Once I found it (my room's under construction, so it took a while), I noticed the large "5" I had clipped to it and an idea formed.
Love it when that happens.
The large number I had clipped to it was from one of those perpetual calendars you get at the bank (or wherever)...the ones where you flip the number everyday. It dawned on me that this would be the perfect countdown for summer holidays!
I started by gathering up some supplies from the Poolside collection I thought I'd use...papers to layer and embellishments for the bottom half of the clipboard.
I trimmed my first paper slightly smaller than the clipboard.
And my second paper slightly smaller than that. I purposefully put the "busier" paper at the bottom of the pile.
I layered those two, plus a piece of vellum, and a number to the clipboard to see how much room I had to work with at the bottom.
I pulled out a smaller frame, die-cut and chipboard word from the Poolside collection and played around with their arrangement on the bottom half of the page. I decided to run the frame and die-cut across width-wise and then slightly layer the title over them.
To fill in the frame a little bit, I layered another die-cut underneath it and added a flamingo button.
It didn't quite feel like enough, so to fill in a little more space, I typed out a little title, trimmed around the words and adhered it on to the vellum.
None of my embellishments are adhered near the top, so the large countdown number can easily be removed and switched out for the next one.
I kinda think that I might recycle this idea for an advent calendar this year as well! It's nice and simple with just a bit of fun.