Every month when I get my Paper Pumpkin kit I love making up the projects and creating alternate samples. It’s great fun and there always seems to be bits left over that I can use on other projects. Not one to waste anything I even use the boxes as storage in my craft studio. Still I was always left with the piece of heavy chipboard that’s used to protect the shrink-wrapped kit contents. I’ve now got quite a collection of these and really had no idea what to do with them until now. So for today’s simple Sunday project I bring you my reversible clipboard project.
To make my clipboard I took two of the pieces of chipboard. Then I chose two different patterns from the In Good Taste Each piece was covered 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. In the end I chose a wood plank pattern and a tile pattern and cut each piece to 8″ x 11″. In fact these patterns were two sides of the same sheet, but they didn’t have to be.
Next I covered the surface of one of the chipboard pieces with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) and placed it in the centre of one of the pieces of DSP. Then I pressed it down firmly and set it aside while I repeated the process with the other piece of card and DSP.
Once both pieces were fixed I cut across the corners of the DSP ready to begin folding in the excess paper.
First I folded in one of the long edges and glued it down. Then I tucked in the little excess sections at each corner and pressed them down with my Bone Folder. This would create a neater finish and completely hide the chipboard on the finished project. I repeated this process on the other long end and then folded over and glued the DSP at the shorter ends
Once both pieces of chipboard were completely covered I simply had to glue them together back-to-back, and leave them to dry.
The covered chipboard looked great, but for this to be a clipboard I needed obviously clip. Among my stash I found a fairly large foldback clip but it was a rather uninspiring black. So I decided to cover it with a scrap of the DSP I had left.
I measured around both sides of the clip and cut the DSP to fit. Then I attached the paper to the clip using liquid glue.
With that done I added the clip to the top of my clipboard and used it to hold a pencil in place too.
Despite being made from card this clipboard is remarkably sturdy. What’s more, I can put the clip on the long side or short side depending on what I am doing. This makes it much more versatile than clipboards I’ve purchased. Now with a stack of the chipboard on hand I fancy making some more of these. I just need to decide which DSP patterns to choose first.
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