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.
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!
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!
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!
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Until then, enjoy the rest of the Going Green Blog Tour!
Hugs, Karie B.
Tour Ended March 7, 2010 at 12:01 AM Thanks for joining us....more tours to come!