Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop~ gift idea!

Hi, everyone!! Welcome to the Handmade Holidays 7th Annual Blog Hop.  This is my 3rd year to participate and I'm always excited to see all of the handmade gift and decor items that were created.  Always makes me want to decorate!!!

 We've gathered some of our favorite companies and blogger friends to share with you their best handmade gift ideas online. These gift ideas are great for the holidays but can be used all year long. Visit all the links in the hop, leave a comment, pin your favorites, and give the gift of handmade. 

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For my gift project I chose to create decorative clipboards using the acrylic 6.5" x 9"clipboards by Clear Scraps.  They can be personalized for the person you are gifting it to. I created three different styles, of how each clipboard can be unique!

1. Remove plastic film from front and back of the acrylic clipboard.
2. Select paper and cut to the size of the clipboard. (I traced the back of the clipboard onto the pattern paper).
3. Shade with ink and adhere to the Back of the clipboard.
4. Layer pattern papers, shade with ink and clip under the clipboard clip on the front of the clipboard.

5. Adhere layered papers together using the tape runner by Scrapbook Adhesive.
6. Embellish with tags, pattern paper shapes and adhere with foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesive.
7. Add photo.

8. Splat with ink spray to complete.
9. Add ribbon. (I dyed and distressed the ribbon I used)
10. Add charm and adhere wooden ruler embellishment with strong glue to the metal clipboard clip.
All three clipboards were created the same way, using these steps, only difference is the pattern papers that were used.

Thanks for stopping by~


  1. I love working with acrylic and I absolutely love your altered clipboards!

  2. I've never seen acrylic clipboards before that you could stick stuff to. Yours are beautiful. What a great gift idea that you can customize for anyone.

  3. These are awesome! I think they would make a great teacher gift.

  4. Beautiful creativity as always, Connie.

  5. Fabulous clipboards, Connie! Loved how you used them with our E-Z Runner Permanent and 3D Foam Squares :) Margie fm: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

  6. Love how you personalized these.

  7. Oh my goodness, those are adorable!! Loved this project.

  8. These are beautiful works of art.

  9. Your clipboards are so fun and personal. I would love to make or receive this gift!

  10. Connie, this is just terrific!! I've been your follower for some time and always love your clever inspiration!! Am an avid follower of Clear Scraps as well!!

  11. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! These are AMAZING! I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Fantastic decorative clipboards. Love the pretty papers you used.


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