To make each clip:
Stamp design on white cardstock and color in. Center design in the 1” circle punch hole and punch out.
Using the flower punch, punch out 2 flowers from colored/printed cardstock.
Center stamped 1” circle on one of the flowers and glue together.
Take the remaining flower and place in front of you with the wrong side facing up. Place a pop up glue dot on the back of the flower. Place the top of the paper clip into the glue dot and press in to secure. Place the other glue dot over the clip, sandwiching the clip. Take the decorated flower piece and align with the flower attached to the paper clip. Press together to secure.
Optional: You can cover the center stamped design with Glossy Accents to give it a more finished look. Let dry.
You can use the clip to hold papers together or as a book mark.
To make the Clip Holder:
Place the 5” x 8 ½” cardstock down lengthwise. Starting from the left edge and working your way right, score at 3”, 3 ½”, 6 ½” and 8” (refer to the diagram). Now, score the top and bottom edges, ½” in.
Fold in and crease the top and bottom edges at the ½” scored line. From the left edge to the 6 ½” scored line, trim the section in half, leaving just a ¼”. Fold in and crease the ¼”border and adhere with double-stick tape. Snip off the corners as indicated on the diagram to lessen the bulk.
Fold in and crease at the ½” scored line at the far right edge and adhere with double-stick tape. Fold in and crease at the 6 ½” scored line. Fold the ½” side tabs in and tape down along both sides top from the pocket.
Fold and crease the 3” and 3 ½” scored lines to create the holder.
Lay the holder in front of you with the pocket side down. Center the ribbon and tape to the cover, leaving the tails on the top and bottom edges for tying it closed.
Punch a 2 ¼” scallop circle from a contrasting color cardstock.
Punch a ½’ circle from white cardstock. Stamp and color as desired. Punch a 2 ¼” scallop circle from a contrasting color cardstock. Center and glue to the scalloped circle. Center the layered circle on the cover of the holder and glue in place.
Place the three decorated clips into the pocket. Fold holder close and tie ribbons.
© 2010 Ben Franklin
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