Monday, March 28, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #53

Hi everyone!  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge theme this week is Looks Like Spring.  Make a project with a spring theme.  This week, I decided to alter a mini clipboard.  I covered the front and back with paper (the back is plain green).  Then I used Cricut cuts to decorate and added a blue mat for a picture later.  My daughter wants to steal it from me, but I had planned to put it in my office.  She'll probaly end up with it though :)
Here are the details:
  • Bird (cut at 1 1/2 inches) and nest (cut at 2 inches) from Straight from the Nest cartridge
  • Tree (cut at 3 1/2 inches) and flowers/butterfly (cut at 1 inch) from April Showers
  • Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Polka Dot Folder
  • American Crafts City Park Pattern Paper
  • Helmar Quick Dry Glue
  • Helmar Scrap Dots
  • Stickles
  • Peapod Twine from The Twinery
  • Blue and white ribbon
  • Signo White pen

I used the Helmar Quick Dry glue to glue down the paper, then the twine around the outside of the clipboard.  Then I cut the legs off the bird and used the Helmar Scrap dots to pop up the bird in the nest and also the tree and butterfly.

This was a fun project and something different for a change :)  Make sure to visit the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog  to see all the designers wonderful projects.  And make sure to play along with us!!



  1. I love your mini clipboard!! It is fabulous!! I love the little nest on the clip itself...adorable! TFS!

  2. Fun! Fun! and super cute, I love alter Clipboards and this one is super fabulous with the tree and the nest at the top :)

  3. Helen this is just a great spring project! Love the colors and your cuts are just perfect. How nice to hang this up along with a special photo, great ideal!

  4. What a fun clipboard! I just love the little bird in his nest on the clip. Great job!

  5. Why have a plain clipboard when you have paper and a cricut? I LOVE it! TFS!

  6. Wow... I too must admit the first thing I drooled over was the little bird in his nest on the clip-- well done! I'd love to see it hanging in your office with a photo!-great idea.

  7. love the idea of the clipboard so cute

  8. I LOVE Helmar glue too! The best glue around! Great altered clipboard, I need to make one for work too! ( FCCB DT )

  9. Your clipboard is so darn cute. And I too love that little bird on the clip!
    Lisa C FCCB~~DT

  10. Super idea, next time I get clipboards at a good price I am scrapliftingthis idea!!

  11. What a super cheery clipboard...I love it! Thanks for sharing!