Friday 19 April 2013

Tutorial for a Mini-Clip-Board with Pocket using Mod Podge! :-)

Hi Everyone,
Hussena here to share with you a very interesting tutorial for making a handy gift item /house-hold item using very limited supplies!.And Mod Podge of course :-)...Here's a look at the clipboard followed by the tutorial :-
  Isn't this so pretty!...And trust Me its very useful to have around your house too!..Put it near your telephone or hang it in your living room and it not only beautifies the space but will help you in storing all those important letters and notes which might other-wise get misplaced...And making this is soo easy and totally fun too! :-)

SUPPLIES required :-
Small Clip-Board (You can easily get this locally! )
Mod Podge Matte finish.
Martha Stewart Scoring Board.
Pattern Papers of your choice.
Acrylic paints.
Self Adhesive decorative tapes.(Also available at Crafter's Corrner)

Now for the Tutorial :-

Step 1. Take a clip-board and first detach the holder or the clip from the top  (This one is a bit tricky as the local Indian ones are very sturdy and will require quite a bit of manual strength to remove..But this is a necessary step so that you are able to adhere the pattern paper completely on the board! )

Step 2. (A) Cover the entire board evenly in the front with  Mod Podge  using a brush..Try not to leave gaps as this will cause the paper to bubble up...

B. Take a pattern paper of your choice and measure and cut it according to the size of your clip-board and using a small hole- punch..Punch out two circles on the top where your clip will attach so as not to tear your paper later on!


C. - After punching out the holes place the pattern paper on the Mod Podged clip-board and smooth it out carefully....Keep pressing the paper down till you are satisfied that it has stuck evenly over the surface.And let the Modge Podge  dry completely ...give it 15 minutes maximum to dry

D. - Once the paper is stuck again Mod Podge over it and cover the entire paper thoroughly..This will act as a sealant and protect your paper from damage.Again I would advise you to give it a 10 -15 minutes to  let it dry completely

Then its time to attach the clip back on to the board ...I have used eyelets with the Crop-A-Dile to fix it back on the board....Using a Crop-A-Dile makes it much more easier to adhere the eyelets but if you Don't have a Crop-A-Dile any local eyelet setter would do!
  For The Pocket :                                    
E. - To make the pocket of your clip-board measure the bottom half of your clip-board up to the level that you want to create the pocket...I made mine 6 1/4 inch by 4 1/2 inch...So first cut a cardstock using this measurement and then a pattern paper.
F. - To create the sides and the bottom of your pocket take 4 1/2 inch by 4 inch piece of cardstock and score it at 1 inch ,2 inch and 3 inch ( For the SIDES)
And for the bottom of your pocket take a 6 1/4 inch by 2 inch piece of cardstock and score it at 1 inch as shown in the picture ABOVE.

G. and H. - Apply the glue on the rectangle piece of cardstock( 6 1/4 inch and 4 1/2 inch) that you have cut above and attach the two sides and the bottom piece as shown n the picture.

J. K and L. - Once all the three sides are glued turn it over and adhere the pattern paper.

M. and N. - Adhere your pocket on to the clip-bard and embellish it as desired...I have fussy-cut some flowers , leaves and  a scallop border from a pattern paper to decorate it.        
And this is how the finish product looks like :-
And this is how it looks when you have put in your letters or notes in it :-
Wasn't this so easy and fun ???...I hope you all like My tutorial ...And do give it a try!...Like I said  it would make a perfect gift item or a perfect home decor/ storage also :-)  

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  1. This is seriously gorgeous... And such a brilliant Idea actually.. WOW!

  2. Thank you so much Khushboo :) ..when this idea worked out I was pretty happy myself :) ...your comment validates it :)

  3. you make it look so easy! so well explained and precise. yoi are a perfectionist Hussena.

  4. What a cute idea.I loved the tut.Anita is right.You make it look so easy!The clipboard turned out really pretty.

  5. Love your idea! So well done Hussena. Lovely colours too.

  6. awesome and so well explained

  7. superb idea and nice tutorial Hussena!

  8. Wow ! It looks fab ! Very nice tut too !

  9. beautiful creation , nice combo of colours.

  10. Thank you so much Everyone :) ...So glad you all liked the tutorial :)

  11. looks awesome, will give it a try !!!!

  12. so creative and beautiful with a perfect tutorial :)

  13. super awesome tute......its so well explained that anybody can make it easily......amazing clipboard....this is really gorgeous.

  14. This is so gorjuss....and one can upcycle any old board lying at home too. Thanx for the nice tutorial Hussena.


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