Gail Lindner here with a fun way to create your own clipboard embellishment to showcase your child’s homework or artwork for your next project:
My oldest is in the first grade this year and we have seen such a leap in her reading and writing skills! These days she is always writing in a notebook and I really want to remember her “newbie” writing!
I created the layout below with a photo from the first day of school and a special spot to add some samples of her writing that I find!
Core’dinations Whitewash Collection – Grandma’s Locker
Vintage Collection – Rivulet
Pastel Collection - Reflecting Pool
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Dried Marigold
Core Essentials Buttercup and Chocolate Box cardstock
Avery Elle & My Favorite Things Dies
Thirsty Script font
I created my own background from some Whitewash Cardstock which I simply scored some lines across using my Scor-Pal. A quick sand revealed the yellow core and gave the subtle effect of lined notebook paper!
With some Chocolate Box, I was able to create a “clipboard” on my layout which is the perfect spot to add samples of my daughter’s writing! I simply cut it to size, rounded the corners and added a clip at the top! Just sand the edges a bit to give it that worn look.
I love this idea and think I’ll be re-creating it often on other projects!
We have some teacher cards for you today since Back-to-School is right around the corner!
First up, a great shaped card by Mary Pat Siehl that showcase how sanding does most of the work for you:
1. Start with a Silhouette image to create this fun shaped pencil card (Design ID #30675).
2. Using a Sand It, sand each and every piece of the card to give it that distressed look. I don’t know about you but my kids totally beat up their pencils and this makes it look realistic.
3. Adhere the pieces to the card base.
4. Stamp your sentimen usingthe Alley Way Stamps.
AND here is a quick video for you to create this card for yourself:
Next up we have a card from Gail Linder. Teacher cards don’t have to be primary colors and all things chalkboards and school supplies. They can be feminine and pretty, too! Gail Linder shows us her take on this theme next:
All you need is a border punch and Scor-Pal to score lines to make this sheet of Whitewash look like a sheet torn from a notebook!
Did you know that you can cut a thin strip of Core cardstock and thread it through your old style labelmaker to emboss words and phrases? So easy – no more looking for the perfect sticker or stamped sentiment! Just give the the strip a sand to reveal the core and make the letters stand out! For a video on labeling making with Core click HERE:
A couple of punched flowers and die cut letters complete the card!
2. Adhere the cut background to a sheet of black on to Nightfall cardstock.
3. Adhere the photo and stitch perimeter with sewing machine. This helped to keep the background in place without needing to add adhesive to all of the small edges of the background. Attach eyelets to the sides of the layout then string them with bakers twine, and attach three photos to the “clothesline.”
4. Using my Silhouette, I cut the title of the page using red Glitter Silk and adhered.
5. Then I used a craft punch to make all of the heart shapes, and adhered them to the layout using pop dots. Glitter Silk cuts and punches beautifully!
Looking for a great Summer-themed layout? You came to the right place! Shaunte Wadley created a vibrant layout for us today using our Core Essentials Brights collection. Looking for a way to add interest to your title? Just run it through your paper crimper!
1.) Cut sunburst from Silhouette and trim to fit the top part of layout. Sand.
2.) Cut strips of cardstock and emboss every other one. Sand.
3.) Adhere together under large photo. Stitch.
4.) Cut title and run through paper crimper. Sand.
And a close up: