Thursday, December 11, 2008

Another thing to add to the overall gift


So, when you look at this, does it remind you of a clipboard? It is! Haha! Did I trick you?! I worked and worked to get that top hinge off, and after using my wire cutters as a wrench and my eyelet hammer, I succeeded! Woohoo! Never underestimate what a girl can do with tools! Even the wrong ones! LOL!
I asked my sister and my friend what else I could add to this gift, and my sister, who I'm sorry to say, isn't into crafts like I am, and came up with nothing. But, my friend said to look around my room and there's got to be SOMETHING that I can use! She was right! I have a whole bunch of clipboards waiting to be used! I found some cool paper in my Luxury Stack by DCWV, and added some lace and ribbon, and a whole lot of buttons! The stamps are from Inkadinkadoo purchased at JoAnn's. I had some coasters that I wasn't using, again, waiting to be used, and I thought I could just stick it on here. I embossed the outside of it to add some detail. I had never done this sort of thing before, but hey, it worked! And what was really funny, was that yesterday, when I was trying to come up with a good idea for the cards I made, I stamped the JOY, and then set them aside hoping I could use it in another project. And I think it's the perfect addition to the bottom of this board! I had to hide the top metal part of the board so I just started adhering buttons and ribbon. I ran my vellum background and bird through my xyron and then adhered right onto the paper. No glue to see through the vellum. It works perfectly! I'll never use regular glue again! All of the buttons have been adhered by glue dots. Crystal Effects just couldn't hold them on there.


So.....what do you think????? Classy enough?
I hope I achieved the look I was striving for!
Happy Stamping!!!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love all the buttons.

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  2. thanks for callin me out!!

    see, you don't need me anyway!

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