Firstly, a very Happy Easter to all…I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing family day…

I came across something that I made last year that I thought I would show you – it might give you more ideas on how to use those retired bargain items that you can find on sale in the Clearance Rack right now…

I made some decorated clipboards to hold lists for end of year Teacher gifts last spring and for my base, I used the On Board 9×9 Clipboard which is available right now in the Clearance Rack for ONLY $2.99!  I used some Designer Series Papers from Good Morning Sunshine to decorate it and that pack of paper is also there on sale for just $3.99 – what an amazing price!

owlclipboard

I traced around the clipboard onto a piece of DSP from the pack Flock Together (pg 162) and cut it out.  I took my chipboard branches and owl from the On Board So Tweet pack (pg 185)  – I painted the branches using brown acrylic paint and traced the leaves onto a piece of DSP from Good Morning Sunshine – I cut out those leaves and adhered them to the chipboard.

I cut out another piece of DSP for my owl and painted his feet yellow – the buttons for his eyes and those on the tree branches are from Button Latte (pg 181) and I used some Linen Thread as a finishing touch on the flower buttons (pg 183).

For adhesives – I found that Mini Glue Dots work well for adhering the buttons, Sticky Strip for adhering the paper to the clipboard and Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive  for gluing the chipboard pieces – all can be found on pg 192.

We are coming up to Teacher Appreciation season and this is such a cute and economic gift to make and  give – to purchase the Clipboard and a pack of retired Designer Series Papers from the Clearance Rack will cost JUST $6.98 – this is an amazing price and you can embellish your clipboard however you wish – you get 12 sheets of double sided papers in each pack of DSP and so you could buy just one pack and a few clipboards and you are well on your way to making gifts for multiple teachers…

To find the Clearance Rack simply click HERE – then click on ‘Shop Now’ in the top right corner of the page it takes you to and you will find it – all of these items are only available whilst stocks last so be sure to check it out soon…

The cutest Owl Clipboard…
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