2/12/2013

HeARTful Thinking

Valentine's Day is just a few days away... are you tired of seeing hearts plastered everywhere yet? In my opinion, you can never have enough hearts! 

I was inspired by all of the hearts and Love in the air... so I decided to make myself a heart covered clipboard! Who really likes those old dull & boring clipboards anyway?

I've even made up a quick little tutorial so you can make your own! Check it out! 

First, gather up some supplies. I chose the Street Lace stack by DCWV. It's not really a "Love" themed stack, which is good because you can use your clipboard all year round! You will also want a punch, I used a large heart shaped punch. 

Punch out several hearts from different patterned papers. You might want to ink the edges to make them stand out a little. 

Start gluing your hearts onto your clipboard. Alternate patterns and layer as you go along. 

Keep gluing and layering hearts until you cover the entire clipboard. Don't worry about the hearts that overlap the edges. 

Once your clipboard is covered, be sure to let the glue dry completely before moving on to the next step. 

 Once the glue has dried, flip the clipboard over and run an xacto knife down the edge to trip off the excess. 

I sanded the edges a little then inked around the perimeter  After that, I covered the entire clipboard with Sparkle Mod Podge... because I wanted to have a pretty shimmer. Once the first coat dried, I added a second just to be safe. You can also use regular Mod Podge, it doesn't HAVE to sparkle. 

Once the mod podge is dry, add some pretty ribbons to the clip part of the clipboard. 

There you have it! A quick & easy DIY clipboard! 

5 comments:

Gabbi said...

So pretty. I love decorating clipboards.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Wow, that's amazing! The coolest clipboard I've ever seen! Love your clever use of hearts and the pretty colors!

Gina Cangin said...

Luv it & those papers are Fabulous.... <3

Dianne said...

This is fabulous and I'm not even into hearts, your a doll for showing how you made this, thanks for sharing, I love it..

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great idea.

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