Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tryin to be Crafty!

So, I told you how I wanted to create a clipboard for my BSF discussion leader. She is always carrying her lesson on a clipboard so when I saw these in the blog world I decided it would be a nice thing to make for her as a "thank you" for the year. I'm pretty sure she doesn't read my blog so I don't mind posting about it. Our last BSF is Monday so I'm going to give it to her then.

I have seen a few tutorials for these, like this one. If you want a good tutorial you can go to the linked blog and it will walk you step by step. One day I'll be so crafty I'll be the one doing tutorials...ah, the dreams I have!

Here's the finished product. Abby loves purple so I went with purple paper for her clipboard. Now, there are a few blemishes but I hope she likes it.

I put ribbon at the top were I didn't cover it with paper. This is still something I have to tweak, being able to cover the entire board.

I put a ribbon along the line where the two pieces of paper meet and then glued a heart button for a little accent.

So, there you have it...me tryin to be crafty. I love this kind of stuff so I hope to be able to keep the groove going!

18 comments:

Vivienne said...

Kelli, it is darling and she's going to LOVE it! Good job!
:)

Andi @ A Little Piece of Pink said...

I think it is super cute! You did a good job. I am going to have to try this out.
Thanks! Andi

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

It looks great! It is something I have always admired but never tried!! Good for you. She is going to love it!!

~Becca

Carrie said...

The clipboard looks great

Amy said...

That is too cute! I love it! If you like crafty stuff, you need to check out my real life friend, Beckie's blog. It's on my side bar (Infarrantly Creative). She is the craftiest crafter I know! And frugal to the max, you'll love her!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thanks for telling me where you got the directions-I am itching to do this!!!
(And you did a GREAT job!)

Carrie said...

OH, she will LOVE that! You are so sweet! She will think of you everytime she uses! Very cute!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

So crafty!! It's great and what a sweet and thoughtful gift. I have an empty clipboard that I have been waiting to use for something just like this. I definitely see tutorials in your future. ;)

jennifer said...

cutie cute cute!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Kelli, Your clipboard turned out great. I love the purple and the ribbon looks great too. Nice job.

That Girl said...

Adorable! I love the ribbon and heart on it also.

Xazmin said...

It turned out great! I love it...thanks for linking up!

Hope you're having a fabulous week!

Vivienne said...

I'm glad you linked this up.
:)

MiMi said...

Oh geez, that is CUUUTE! Way cuter than the one I did once upon a time... : )
Macey

shortmama said...

Very cute! One of these days I will get crafty too!

jenjen said...

Hi Kelli!

So cute! I love those. I have been wanting to make some but haven't had the time yet. You are very crafty!

XOOX
Jen

Tanielle said...

Super cute Kelli! What a fun idea, I may have to try it sometime!

Have a wonderful evening!

amybluestar said...

She is definitely going to love it! You did a great job -

Amy
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