Friday, August 31, 2007

Countdown to Christmas Clipboard

How cute is this?! Kathryn had an awesome tutorial on her blog for these Countdown to Christmas clipboards, so I had to try one for myself.

This is my take on the clipboard, and I will be doing a class on these in November for anyone who's interested!

I started by painting a clipboard with acrylic paint, then adhering designer paper on it. I used the Wintergreen designer series paper with Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Soft Sky cardstock. For the Christmas tree, I just cut out a triangle of Artichoke, punched some circles out of the paper I used (for decorations), then stuck some buttons on with glue dots. The star is Yoyo Yellow cs punched out with the star punch, then I put VersaMark on the whole thing and embossed it with Iridescent Ice ep. The snowflakes are from the Frosty stamp set.

I made the number tags with the small and regular tag punches and the Best Friends Numbers set. The number tags have magnets on the back that stick to two washers that I've glued to the paper. That way, you can change the numbers as Christmas gets closer! There's also an envelope glued to the back of the clipboard to hold the extra numbers.

And there it is! I wouldn't say quick and simple because it took awhile, but it is a lot of fun!

8 comments:

Alexandra said...

Wow! I really like that idea - you are one brave soul to take this on as a class - LOL! Actually, it looks like it would be a lot of fun...are you going to paint the clipboards ahead of time? I may have to try this!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

This is really awesome!!! You did a great job with it, Shannon!

Heather P. said...

This is SOOO cute! What a great idea! :)

Helen & Co. said...

Really cute!!!

kathleenh said...

Adorable! I love this idea!

elizebeth said...

Very cute!
I have several advent calendars, but nothing handmade. Now your making me want to make one! ;)

Julia Stainton said...

This is darling! Love your clipboard. They are so much fun to do! I have 3 coming up...can't wait.

Kathleen Marie said...

That is super cute! What a great idea!