Clipboards and Flower Pens using the Tea Party Designer Series paper

At my Upline Patty Bennett’s last quarterly meeting she made these cute clipboards and then Lene’e made these cute pens. So of course I had to give it a try. Patty found these little note pads in the $1 section of Target. So I went and got a few of them. I already had one clip board in my stash and I had a little bit of the Tea Party designer series paper left. This paper matches perfectly with these note pads! I used Modge Podge to glue on the dsp and then another coat on top of the dsp. I cut out a couple of the flowers and layered them on the bottom of the clip board and used the Modge Podge over them as well. I also used dimensionals to pop them up. (Click on the photo to see it better.) I sanded the edges and used the Certainly Celery ribbon from the Sale-a-bration bundle for the bow on top.

Lene’e showed us how to make the pens. So easy and such a WOW! Check out her blog.
Here’s what you need:
2 1/2″ x 12″ paper strip (Fold in half and cut strips about 1/16″ apart)
1 3/4″ x 12″
1 1/4″ x 12″
Start by putting sticky tape at the top of your pen. I use the Pentel R.S.V.P pens. You can also add some dsp to the barrel of the pen.
After you cut all of your strips, add snail across the bottom.
Start with the smallest strip first. Roll up whole strip onto your pen. Next roll the 1 3/4″ x 12″ strip and do the same as the first strip. Then the widest strip, same thing.  Add a ribbon around all of the dsp.
I used my bone folder to open up the flower and give it some character. I also used the Corduroy Brad for the center of the flower. I stuck the brad on with a Pop-Up Glue Dot and added a little Crystal Effects to make sure it sticks.
You can do the same flower on pencils as well. Just use the prongs on the brad to stick into the eraser.

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