today's idea: birthday reminder clipboard
what you need:
* clipboard (we used the letter size hardboard ones)
* 12 month birthday reminder pages (click on each link for download)
* patterned paper or paper from a digital kit
* spray paint or acrylic paint
* painter's tape
* black ink pad
* black cardstock
step one: decide if you want to decorate your clipboard or leave it plain. i used one that i had already painted with black acrylic paint. jodie spray painted hers. so, first she covered the metal part with painter's tape.
step two: pick out your papers. jodie used the american crafts, blue skies + abode papers.
i used the sweet summertime digital kit from jessicasprague.com. (i opened a 12x18 document in photoshop elements and placed strips of the digital papers on it. then had the sheet printed off at costco.)
step three: cut your patterned paper into 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips.
step four: ink your strips of paper or back them with black 1 3/4" x 8 1/2" strips of cardstock. adhere them onto your birthday reminder pages.
step five: fill in each month with all of those important birthdays. and you're all finished!!