Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Paint Chip Clipboard for Dad - Embellishing Ideas

Yesterday I shared how to alter a plain old $0.99 clipboard using bits and pieces of old books and paint chips turning it into a really fun and fabulous gift for dad....

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Well today I wanted to share a variety of ideas on how to embellish it to make it perfect for Dad or anyone else on your gift giving list!

You could embellish your clipboard with a beloved photo of yourself, your family or heck even the family dog.  (sorry...no pic of this idea)

Of course you can always use stamped images to embellish your project.  Here I created a fun matching background using Liquid Pearls and Distress Ink which I then stamped.  I left space around the image to write a little quote or note to dad.

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Next you could use letters or die-cuts to personalize it. 
First I spelled out Dad - nobody is going to be running off with this clipboard ;)

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But you could also use jumbo letters to monogram the clipboard as shown in these two examples....

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I like the matching letter above but by bringing in another color it makes the monogram POP off the clipboard.

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You could use bits of ephemera to help embellish....

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use copies of vintage diagrams if you're dad is a builder or crafty....
(Altered Pages Medieval Diagrams #1022D)

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Decorate the clipboard with a theme ~ in this case western collage images...

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Or go all out like I did and give it a humorous twist!
(Altered Pages Medieval Diagrams #1022D & Altered Pages Dad's Day 2600)

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"Fun on the Road of Life with my Dad....."

"Pull Over!!!!"  ~ We've all had days  like that huh?

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And I couldn't resist adding that golden question.....


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No matter how you decide to embellish your clipboard I'm sure Dad will love it because after all it comes straight from your heart!

I hope you all have a wonderfully inky day!!!


  1. Super Roni!!! Are we ther yet...love that one...lol! Thanks for the deas:)

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