Thursday, February 21, 2008

Artsy Clipboard Teen Birthday Set

My oldest dd is going to a birthday party this weekend and wanted to make a gift for her friend. She wanted to buy her some chocolate and then give her a little something extra... so we brainstormed and came up with the Artsy Clipboard for her. Her friend loves to draw and is very artistic, so we figured a clipboard will come in handy... I know I'm always using mine.
We covered the clipboard with paper from BAsic Grey Periphery - she loves birds, so this was perfect for her! Plus I love these colors, the green is so funky! We modgepodged it to the clipboard and added alpha stickers from the Basic Grey pack, and a sticker that I had in my stash from $1 Tree. I added one small bow to the top of the board - my dd didn't want any ribbon, but we compromised!


The chipboard box measures 4x2 and is covered with basic grey paper as well. We covered all the chocolates with dp, and a happy birthday message, then bagged them in cellophane with a ribbon. The chipboard box will double as a pencil holder. We added a green monogram to the front as well.



The card was just a simple one made with a 5.5x5.5 embossed card base from DCWV. I used scraps to decorate the front of the card, stamped the sentiment and added a paper bird. The set also has a personalized bookmark that you can see in the first picture.


This project was especially fun because I got my dd involved. She really doesn't spend much time stamping with me, but I think she really enjoyed this project. I know she wants me to find some more clipboards so she can decorate one for herself!


What do you think?

17 comments:

Viv said...

How cute and fun! Your daughter's friend will love it!

pescbrico said...

Your daugther's friend is so lucky! I'm sure she will love it because it's just beautiful!

Ladybug Landing said...

What a beautiful gift! I love the paper and the colors are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

WOW - this is so beautiful. Have shown it to my DD and she's all fired up to do something like this for her friend's birthday. Uh-oh -what's the bet Mum will have to help - a lot!!!

Julie M

leenda said...

FANTASTIC gift! Very creative & I'm sure after her friends see it you'll be making several more....!

Janine said...

Absolutely fabulous. Your daughter's friend is sure to be impressed.

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful project! Love that paper! Who wouldn't love to get this?!

Penny said...

I love the clipboard! I altered my first one last weekend & was pretty pleased with how it came out. I have a bunch of small ones I got for free from my company, so will be able to get in lots of practice doing some altering!

Phyllis said...

Delightful! I love the colors and birds and everything about it. I will have to find that BG paper. I need to stay away from your blog, it leads to more aquisitions! JK, that wont't keep me away.

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a fabulous gift for your DD's friend!!! Just beautiful!!

Shannan said...

How fun! I'm sure she will love it...it's fabulous!

Debbie G said...

This is beautiful!! What a great present! Lucky girl!

jackiestamps4fun said...

These are just gorgeous! What a fabulous gift! The colors are fantastic!

Valerie White said...

beutiful...I love that your daughter wanted to make the gift!!!!! You've taught her well...LOL!!
tfs

retiredheather said...

Nothing better than a made gift and to top it off made by a mother daughter team. Great idea.
Retired Heather

Kay said...

I love your clipboard....I found clipboards at WalMart for $1 so I bought a couple, now I'm inspired to have a go at it.

Diane said...

Oh my Michelle,this is gorgeous!
What a lucky friend she is!!! I'm sure she will enjoy it very much!!!

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