Using regular paper, I cut out a template of the shape of the clipboard (more specifically the clamp) so that I could cut out my scrapbook paper.
Then I traced my template on to the sheet of scrapbook paper that would be at the top of the clipboard. I then cut out the 2nd sheet of paper that would lay at the bottom of the clipboard. I used the tape to hold them together until I glued them down.
Once my template was complete it was time to glue. I coated the clipboard with the Mod Podge, being careful to not use too much. It dries pretty clear but just like regular glue, if you use too much it can cause the paper to warp. Glue down the top sheet first, followed by the lower piece.
Next, I used either a scrapbook "border" or just scraps of other paper I had bought to bring the two different designs together.
Finally I embellished each clipboard with a sticker displaying the first letter of the teacher's first name. I finished by adding ribbon to the clamps.
These are the final products for the 2 classroom teachers.
The following 6 are for the after school teachers. The red & green is for a guy and I didn't think he would like the ribbon too much so I left it off. I tried to find some "non-girly" scrapbook paper. Not sure how successful I was at that, lol!
TJ wrote his name on the back of each clipboard with permanent marker and put the year 2010. Then he helped me stuff them in to gift bags.
Deuce thought he would take a break from playing in the mirror to help too.
The bags all ready to deliver!
Guilford Co had school Monday & Tuesday of this week so TJ took his gifts to school yesterday. He reported back to me that everyone loved their clipboards! I just love these because they don't have to be used as regular clipboards. They can be hung on the wall with a picture attached as an alternative to a traditional frame, say in a classroom! Or even in the kitchen. Anyway, enjoy!