Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Layout of the Week #65- Making a Layout on a Clipboard

     I'm super excited about today's Layout of the Week. . . I thought it would be fun to put a layout directly onto a clipboard which would act as a photo display for class photos!

Here's the layout we'll be creating.
Because it's on a clipboard, you can change out the photo every year!

To make it, you'll need:
five pieces of pattern paper (measurements below)
letter stickers for the title
paper trimmer
adhesive (I used a glue stick)
small piece of sandpaper

My clipboard is 12 1/4"  x 9" which should be standard- if not, you my need to slightly
 alter my measurements.
Trim your first piece of pattern paper to 8.5" x 9"
Adhere it to the clipboard making sure that you lift up the clip. Slide the paper up as far as it will go.
This project will work with the other version of a clipboard, too.

Trim a second piece of pattern paper to 3"x 9". Adhere it to the bottom of the clipboard.
It's ok that there's a space between the two papers- it will get covered.
The bottom corners of the board are rounded- don't worry that the paper sticks off;
we'll fix it in a few steps.

Trim your third piece of pattern paper to 11 1/2" x 2". Adhere it vertically to the far right side of the clipboard.
Then trim your fourth piece of pattern paper to 1" x 9" and adhere it above the bottom
piece of pattern paper. 

Trim your last piece of pattern paper to a 3/4" x 9" strip. Adhere it above the other strip.
Use a piece of sandpaper to sand along the edges paying special attention to the bottom corners. Don't sand upwards or you may peel the edges up. This will get rid of any edges that may be hanging over the side of the clipboard. It gives it a more finished look.

Using your letter stickers, place a title in the bottom right corner.
I went with a simple title: "School Days."
That way it will work year after year with each new photo.
Optional: place a sticker on the metal part of the clipboard.

Just place the class photo under the clip. No adhesive needed!

You can even use this design for an individual 8" x 10" school photo with some slight trimming.
How handy is this for those annual pictures?
It could be hung on the wall or placed on a nice plate stand.
I think this would make a great gift for a teacher and also for grandparents!
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under heaven
Ecc. 3:1

1 comment:

Kelley @ said...

Super cute! And it would be super handy for all those school pictures! Im going to have to make one :)

I would love for you to share this post (and any others!) at my Life of the Party link up. It just opened! Im going to poke around your site a little more.