Monday, January 2, 2017

My Other Creations: Clipboard Using Altenew Scrapbook Kit

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is, "Start Afresh," meaning play with something fresh out of the package!  I decided to make a clipboard using some fun elements from Altenew's Scrapbook Kit.  And I love Carabelle Studio products, which I've also incorporated.

I started by covering the clipboard with a piece of polka dot paper from the scrapbook kit, which I covered the heck out of with white paint.  When that dried, I stamped some colorful scallop shapes using Carabelle Studio's Frise Nuage edge die.  I also stamped a middle section using Carabelle Studio's Mixed Media Strips.  I painted over it so you can just hints of it.  I added some patterned paper scraps from the new Happiness is Homemade paper kit from Echo Park (another awesome collection) and used Carabelle Studio's Textures 1 die set to cut the fish-tail banner out of Simon vintage paper.  I finished it off with the "Beautiful" word, also from the scrapbook kit.

Here are the items I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see what 2017 brings and wish you all the best as we embark on a new year!  Be sure to upload your "start afresh" projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store.


  1. Fabulous clipboard Andrea, I love the elements you have used and had to go and check out the scrapbook kit!! I need one of those too!! 😊 The whole design of this is gorgeous

    Happy New Year!! 🎆
    Lols x x x

  2. This is such a pretty clipboard, Andrea! Love the colors and design!

    Cathie ♥

  3. This is so fresh as always! Love the brightness of the clipboard. Wishing you a Happy Year!

  4. That is so neat! I love the use of the Nuage Edge cling stamp and Mixed media background stamp. I love the way you layer things with stamping and painting over and paper glued on top and then partially covered. It all semms so effortless!

  5. Cool clipboard! I love all the layering :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. What a fun project, Andrea! Love the mix off the painty with the papery elements, and the white with the color pops! This looks like it will be a lot of fun to use! Happy New Year! Maura

  7. I've wanted to alter a clipboard--tried one in a class that just wasn't me. Yours, however, is artistic & gorgeous--very inspiring! Thank you so much for leaving me such a positive comment--really brightened my day!

  8. Just as the sentiment says...beautiful! Another wonderful piece of artwork and the colours are just divine, it's gorgeous Andrea... :)

  9. the word BEAUTIIFUL says it all Andrea...absolutely gorgeous... hugs kath xxx

  10. Love the beautiful sentiment on this clipboard! The background colors and texture are awesome! Happy new year! :)

  11. Very pretty! Super cool project!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M