Thursday, October 8, 2009

Easy Decorated Clip Tutorial

Here is another Round Robin project that we made at our Retreat last month... very fast and easy!
Here are the cute decorated clips we are going to make.The base of the clips come from an office supply store and look like this. They come in these great colors and a nifty storage container.
Some of the supplies you will need to gather are a cardboard slide mount, 2 squares of pattern paper cut 2x2", stamps, inks, embellishments.
Use a corner rounder to round off the corners on both the 2x2" squares of pattern paper. This 1/4" corner rounder is from Zutter and I can special order these for you if you want. Most corner rounders are 1/2", so this one is perfect for using with the slide mount.Cover the slide mounts with the 2 squares.On one side only cut out the window using a craft knife.Stamp your image onto white cardstock. I am using the little butterfly that is in the stamp set "Sing" and Orange Adirondack ink pad. Trim this and glue behind the window you cut out.It should look like this.Now take that and glue it over the clip. Use lot's of glue so it is nice and sturdy.Now is a good time to stamp the saying on the front. This is a saying from the stamp set "Casual Hand Notes" and was too long for the project so I just cut it apart. I love that you can do that with unmounted stamps like ours!Decorate your clip with paper flowers and a pom pom.

Whala! Won't these make great little gifties?


Dot said...

I have to get the office supply store and find some of those clips! Can't wait to make some!

Melissa Baldwin said...

Aren't those great Dot? I was excited when I found them. I have purchased them at both OfficeMax and Office Depot if that helps.

Wendy said...

Melissa Baldwin, you are just such a clever woman!!! These clips are something I have not seen before and they look so cute all decorated!

Have a great day!