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Old clipboard makeover

IMG_3162If you follow our Facebook page, you’ll have seen last week that I posted a photo of an old clipboard that my son had brought home from school for me. He was so excited to give it to me so that I could have the opportunity to give it a makeover, but I must admit I felt a little uninspired when I saw it! I didn’t let him know that however, and instead I asked for some advice on how I should tackle the project. As ever, you Fiskateers were generous with your responses and ideas! Here’s a round up of some suggestions that were made :

-Chalkboard paint
– Mod Podge with photos
– Stickers
– Decorate with paper and flowers
– Cover with fabric
– Add magnets and hang on the fridge
– Ink stamps and ribbons
– Decorate with pictures from magazines and other ephemera

I took your ideas on board and that afternoon, I pulled out some papers and supplies and got to work. I LOVED the idea of adding some photos, and since I had a couple of photos kicking around of my son from over the years, I decided to add them too. IMG_3096I used paper and sticker embellishments from the gorgeous Grace Collection by Authentique.  The bright, yet vintage-y feel to the paper collection seemed fitting for this weather-worn and tired looking clipboard.

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Father’s Day Coasters

IMG_2687I’m going to bet you have some scraps of fabric needing to be used up for small projects. I’m also certain you’re starting to thinking about Father’s Day (coming up on June 15). Here’s a win-win project that uses just a small amount of fabric and a little bit of time.

I used two different prints and made my coasters reversible. Retro glasses on one side and Pac Man (or Pac Men?) on the other.

Fabric scraps
Pellon Fusible Fleece
Pellon Vinyl Fuse
Fuse Creativity System and Circle Medium Die
Sewing machine and thread
Teflon machine foot, suitable for sewing vinyls

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Fox Box

I’ve been wanting to write that post title ever since my brain starting figuring out how to make the Fuse Favor Wrap die into a fox! I think foxes are still going to be huge this year – and wouldn’t they make a cute birthday party theme?!? IMG_1451I used my Petal by Petal punches to create the ears, cheeks and nose and drew a tail free hand and glued it to the back of the  box. For the eyes, I used my tiny circle Pop Up punch and the center of the eyes were the circle from the L Petal by Petal punch. Sometimes I think that the hardest part of creating something like this is getting the scale correct on all the features.IMG_1452Now to consider what theme-appropriate treats to put inside the fox box! Any thoughts?