Hey there friends! I'm here to share a really fun idea for up-cycling an item that you bought earlier, and have never gotten around to using! The item I bought was a clipboard and pen set with a skateboarder on it. I had hopes of using it for another project, but alas I forgot about it-until now! I used SEI's Field Notes paper and embellishments to fancy it up!
Texture is always the perfect addition to any project. I like natural twine tied in a simple bow. It's the perfect finish without distracting from the design.
Don't be afraid to repurpose an item. I bought this clipboard and pen set that came with a skateboard-themed notepad. But, then I found this butterfly tag-shaped notepad and instantly was inspired to use Field Notes! The paper pad and patterned paper worked perfectly together!
After, I altered the clipboard the pen didn't match, so blue washi tape is the perfect solution. All you need to do wrap it around the pen and you're good to go! I would suggest wrapping the pen with the washi tape at an angle, you'll get a smoother look.
You'll want to make sure that whatever you add to the altered clipboard is flat-that way you can actually use it! Try playing around with your punches and notching patterned paper strips.
I always find it hard to perfectly fit paper to a protruding element like the clamp on the board. So, I turned the clipboard wrong side up and gently traced the clamp shape onto Sarsparilla. I then trimmed the Sarsparilla and adhere to clamp. There were some edges that didn't line up perfectly so I covered them with a die cut from The Sample Box
Well, that's it for me! Have a great day!