Friday, January 20, 2012

An Altered Hello Kitty Clipboard and Mod Podge Adventure

This week I made my first altered clipboard. One of my teacher friends is a major Hello Kitty fan. Last year I made her some Hello Kitty thank you cards with my Cricut. Come to find out she has only given one out so far because she can't bear to part with them! So I knew she would appreciate more homemade Hello Kitty goodness for her birthday.

I began with a clipboard I found at Dollar Tree store. I cut my HK die cut and patiently pieced her together. I cut all of my paper to size and sanded the edges. Then I glued it all onto my clipboard using my tape runner. I added ribbon to the clip part and my friend's name along the bottom. I was LOVING how it looked.

Those of you who have used Mod Podge before can see what is coming next.

Then I used Mod Podge. I had watched lots of YouTube videos to make sure I knew what I was doing. THANKFULLY I started with the back. As soon as I brushed some Mod Podge on, I knew something was wrong.

Instead of my beautiful clipboard, I now had a big bubble.

I was horrified. I didn't think it was salvageable so I quickly began tearing the paper off. I regrouped and re-covered the back, this time using Mod Podge as my adhesive. And this time, it worked.

Supplies: Bo Bunny "Alissa" collection, Cricut Hello Kitty Font and Greetings cartridges, assorted ribbon, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye, Mod Podge, clipboard



Stephanie said...

Very cute! And I'm glad that your project was salvageable! I'm a new follower!

Kelly said...

So very cute. I am sure she will love it. Glad the ModPodge didn't ruin it for you.


Heather said...

I love it! It's so cute. Lucky friend!

Anne said...

Hi! I'm a lurker - but I received a blog award today and wanted to pass it on to you. I love your blog! You can click on my name to go to my blog and grab your award button. Have a great day! :)

Michelle McClure said...

I pinned this on Pinterest! haha I'm sure mysterious blur will love it. hee hee Have a great day and see you at the crop.

Becky said...

Thank you everyone! I'm relieved that I could salvage it.

Thanks Michelle. Yes Ms. Blur loved it. She said she is never using it and is going to hang it up on her wall. Excited to crop today!

Anne I am touched! Thanks for the award! I so appreciate you thinking of me and my blog. :)

Heidi Siebenaler said...

Oh my gosh that is so stinkin' cute!

Michelle said...

Hi Becky - This is very, very cute. I love the colors and the Hello Kitty you used.

I gave you a blog award. Head over to my blog to see it.

Becky said...

Thanks Heidi! And wow! Thanks Michelle! I really appreciate it!

scrappymo! said...

Very cute!

Hilary Richards said...

Hi Becky,

I am co-hosting the Tuesday Time Out Inspiration Link Party this week {my first time as a host!}. I would love if you stopped by my blog and posted some of your amazing projects! Thanks!!

xo. Hilary @

P.S. I showed this to my husband and now I have a pile of clipboards to Modge Podge for him {at his request}!

Becky said...

On my way to check out your link party, Hilary! Thanks for inviting me! Good luck with your clipboards. Can't wait to see what you make!

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