Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

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Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby carrie123 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:05 pm

Okay, is everyone ready? Got your supplies? If not, this class should be pretty quick and easy to follow at another date. We are gonna be making an altered clipboard and making it a countdown to Christmas. Here is my finished project....



The first thing you want to do is take your patterned paper and trace the clipboard on the back so you can cut it out. Use a heavy duty glue and glue onto the front of the clipboard. I used Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive. I also did this on some scrap paper so when I smoothed out the glue it didn't get all over the place.


While I was waiting for the glue to dry, I got to work on the blocks.... this is where that chipboard that comes in our ups orders that we all hoard is gonna be used. I marked it every 3 inches on the top and on the side....I marked them so I would know which ones not to cut out. Cut around the 1-6...


This is what it will look like after you cut it out...



Now, score your box lines and fold up into a cube. I used that heavy duty glue and glued the ends together with strips of cardstock...



Okay...do that twice to make 2 cubes. Next I took my Club Cracker box and cut in right in half length wise....


Now, I had to cut the box again, it was the exact size of the clipboard but I wanted my cubes to be a bit snug...


Put your cubes in these pieces and to see where you need to reattach the pieces...


I used my heavy duty glue again and glued mine to the very bottom of the clipboard. You can glue yours anywhere you want. I put mine where I did because I didn't have enough ribbon to make mine hang. If you glue yours up a bit higher you can use a matching ribbon and clip it under the clip. Mine at the bottom stands by itself. For the cubes, I had to cut squares and attach with adhesive to all the sides. The 12x12 cardstock when folded around was a wee bit too small. I inked the edges to give it a polished look....


Now you are ready to decorate any way you like. The numbers for the cubes are: 0,1,24,7,8 and on the other one: 0,1,2,3,5,6(which doubles for 9)
Last edited by carrie123 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:59 pm, edited 9 times in total.

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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby 1grandma » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:05 pm

This is so cute! I am ready.
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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby javalove » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:07 pm

Adorable!!
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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby jennifer_russell09 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:07 pm

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see how to make it!!

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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby betseymae » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:07 pm

I've been waiting for this one - looks cute!

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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby scrapbookmary » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:08 pm

What a great idea! I love it!
...... but age is such a triumph over youth,
again, because you moved across the years to here.
Leaving there where it belongs
for youth to come along and re-discover. by Rod McKuen


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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby Judy in NM » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Very cute!
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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby scrappin44 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Very nice!

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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby carrie123 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:10 pm

Question for you all....,do you want me to edit my original post or do you want me to add new posts each time?

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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby scrapbookmary » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:12 pm

I think edit original post is easier to follow
...... but age is such a triumph over youth,
again, because you moved across the years to here.
Leaving there where it belongs
for youth to come along and re-discover. by Rod McKuen


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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby scrapbookmary » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:17 pm

Ahhhh...I see where you're going! great idea!
...... but age is such a triumph over youth,
again, because you moved across the years to here.
Leaving there where it belongs
for youth to come along and re-discover. by Rod McKuen


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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby deerewife » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:20 pm

How did you get the paper under the clip of the clipboard?


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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby carrie123 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:22 pm

deerewife wrote:How did you get the paper under the clip of the clipboard?


Lots of guess cutting! LOL! I pushed the paper up under the clip as far as it would go and then kept cutting down paper to match the missing pieces. Some clipboards have the clip screwed on turn yours over and see if you can unscrew yours...mine wasn't that kind. :(

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Postby Sandi0805 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:23 pm

I wasn't able to get all the supplies, but I have bookmarked this to do at later time. Your countdown clipboard looks great. I might just wait and have my dgd help me as a project for her.


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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby ncokely » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:30 pm

I knew I forgot to pick up something today---clipboard still at school!!!


Great work---I will anxiously try this later!!
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Postby jmo95 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:31 pm

I just picked up a clipboard to try this out later. I plan to use stuff in my stash. What a great idea. Yours came out super cute! I think the kids will love this!
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Postby debamas » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:12 pm

lovin it!
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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby carrie123 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:30 pm

Just an fyi....I created a gallery for those of you that get this done. I can't wait to see what everyone does!

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Postby cbergren » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:39 pm

The Believe in the Magic of Christmas tag at the top . . . Did you just adhere it to cardstock and handcut around it to get the same shape or do you have some other trick?
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Re: Christmas Countdown Clipboard Class...Right Here!

Postby writerlady » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:46 pm

Carrie - that's beautiful!
Please stop by my blog,Writerlady's Craftroom


 

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