Friday, July 27, 2012

Back2School Clipboard Calendar


With school right around the corner, I thought I'd make this cute calendar for my sons aide. This aid has spent 7 years with my son, this year he will be in the middle school without her. It's going to be a big adjustment for him. She is like a member of our family and just adores him. I think it's going to be just as tough for her. LOL

I used the Back2School Palz set by ScrappyDew. I purchased a package of clipboards from Walmart. They are sold 2 to a pk. for $1.88, they are nice and sturdy. Layered some white cardsock and some patterned paper and inked all the edges. I used a punch by Martha Stewart called Cherish and punched the edge of my white cardstock. 

I download some 4x6 calendars from www.calendarsquick.com/, printed and trimmed them. Be sure to print both 2012 and 2013 calendars. I punched holes in each of the sheets and joined them together using heart brads. You need to center the calenders on the layered patterned paper and mark with a pencil where the brads are. Then you will punch your holes so you can adhere the calenders using the heart brads. I used my hot glue gun to adhere everything to the clipboard. 

When using the hot glue, be sure to firmly press down on your background paper to the clipboard fairly quick. You don't want to have thick spots under you project where the glue is. Once the glue sets up, then you can decorate how you wish.

I used some flourishes, flowers and rhinestones.

This is a very inexpensive project to make, and would make a great back to school teacher gift. 


Supplies Used: ScrappyDew Back2School Palz, Trendy Twine, Cardstock, Cherish Punch, Recollections Jar and Package Flowers, CalendersQuick.com, AC Cardstock Silver Foil, Ancestry Paper, Studio G Ink, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Making Memories Heart Brads, Rhinestones.

Thanks for looking
Michelle

5 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous! I would never imagine a plain clipboard transforming into this. What a great gift. You did a wonderful job, wonderful creativity.

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  2. That is so cute Michelle! I just adore the colors! I wish I had the creativity you have. It is amazing to see the projects you come up with! TFS all your ideas!

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  3. Fabulous Michelle, a lovely gift and keepsake.

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  4. Thank you for your lovely comments Stephanie, Shirley and Shirley. They are very much appreciated!!

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