Friday, March 5, 2010

Blooming Clip Board plus a Bonus idea!

Today is the last day of the Going Green Blog Tour, however, be sure to come back to my blog often to see what's new, check out the links on the left, etc.....

My Redesigned Drawing Slip Clip Board

I use several of these small clip boards at many of my vendor events, like the Great Lakes Mega Meet coming up this May, the Farmington Hills Founders Festival in July, and many others.  A few are starting to look sort of sad but they are still sturdy and I didn't want to purchase new ones, so here's what I've come up with to make them a bit nicer. 
I used the the Bigz XL Die 'Stampin' Up! Flower Folds (Item #115970), Shades of Spring DSP (Occassions Mini Item #117160), Flower Designer Brads (Item 3112579), Anywhere Glue Sticks (Item #104045), a small 3" piece of elastic,  some craft store felt, and a clear barrel pen.
To give it some support for the brad behind the 'clip' , I used an spare piece of chipboard, covered it with DSP, punched a hole in the center with the Crop-a-dile (Item #108362), and you can't see it, but there is 3/4" metal washer on the other side of the chipboard to keep it from tearing through.  The Flower Designer Brad is put through the felt flower (cut with the Bigz Die) and through the hole in the 'clip' of the clipboard.  I did use a Hobby Blade (Item # 102449) to put a slit through the flower layers for the brad.  I don't think anyone will notice this side, but I know it's there!
I used the Crop-a-dile again to punch two holes through the clip board so I could add the elastic for my pen.  The photo on the left is the back side, which I didn't decorate.  The elastic was white, but I dyed it with a Stampin' Up! Reinker to match the DSP.  The pen (shown in the first photo) has a piece of DSP inside the barrel so that it matches as well.  Come see more of these redesigned clip boards, and enter a free drawing, at my booth at upcoming events this year.

BONUS PROJECT - Card Holder Clear Box

You will need some of the boxes that the wood-mount Stampin' Up! stamps come in. I know many of you are, or have already, unmounted all of your woods stamps so you can use our cool new clear blocks. Now you have an idea for the plastic cases they came in.  I recently received a LOT of them  from a customer/friend, Pat Schultz, because she has a new craft room with drawers and wanted to take the stamps out of the boxes (GASP!!!).  But she did keep photo copies of the sets so she wouldn't be totally lost about what goes with which.  Smart girl!

  Above is everything I used to make my two boxes and the three cards I am going to show you, and some of the boxes from Pat....stacked inside each other - as you can see - she loves SU stamps!  FYI - do you see a sneak pick of Stamp Set in that photo?  Yep...there is one there that will be out in the Summer Mini!  I earned it FREE through a Stampin' Up! Challenge after a Regional event I attended in AZ.  I LOVE FREE STAMPS!  Ask me how you can get some FREE STAMPS too! - or click the What's It Like To Be A Demonstrator button on the left (picture of me & my team's SU mascot)
Hers & His card  holder clear boxes
 Some of the His cards to match His Box.  

I loved using the To The Nines DSP because it is specialty DSP so it's more like card stock, when folded the insides of the the two cards on the left are printed!  So Cool!  I kept the cards very simple to appeal more to a man, however, my husband said they were too plain for him - but if you know my husband that isn't a surprise!

I did this Going Green project first but changed my mind.  Although I like them, they are not my favorite end result.  That's why they are my Bonus Project, not a main project.  I will more versions in the future, in the mean time, why not give it a try yourself.  They'd be great Thank You Gifts for Teachers this year!   I do recommend you use the next size up Stampin' Up! stamp box because this size holds the cards, but the envelopes are a bit too long for it....darn!


Until then, enjoy the rest of the Going Green Blog Tour!
Hugs, Karie B.

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Tour Ended March 7, 2010 at 12:01 AM  Thanks for joining us....more tours to come!

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