Xmas Countdown Clipboard


1)  6”x 9”masonite clipboard (office supply)

2)  Gesso (Delta)

3)  Two 12”x12” holiday paper, green with red and pink with red (Cloud 9)

4)  Clear Discover, flourish rubber stamps (Heidi Grace)

5)  Bonnymede Foam Letter stamps (Li’l Davis)

6)  Copper ink pad (Encore)

7)  Stardust embossing powder (Stampendous)

8)  Fine tip permanent marker (Sharpie)

9)  White cloud ink pad (Versa Magic)

10) Leaf-Fetti large holly leaves and berries (Amscan)

11) 12” Elements peppermint ribbon (American Crafts)

12) Fabri-Tac glue

13) Polarspun white yarn (Lion Brand)

14) Stickles clear sparkle dimensional glitter paint

15) Heiko double stick tape

16) Martha Stewartt stick glue

17) Clear sparkle glitter (Art Institute)  



1)  Firm bristle ½” paint brush

2)  Scissors

3)  Pencil

4)  Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart)

5)  2-1/2” circle punch (Marvy)

6)  Heat gun

7)  Small piece of sponge



1)  Paint the front of the clipboard with the gesso (even under the clip).

2)  After the gesso is dry, trace the clipboard on the printed 12 x12 sheet.

3)  Cut out the traced pattern making a notch for the clip.

4)  Glue the paper to the clipboard.

5)  Decorate the clipboard with the Heidi Grace stamps and white ink.

6)  Blend in the edges of the paper (especially around the clip) by dabbing gesso on with the sponge.

7)  Using the copper ink, stamp the letters to spell out the words and emboss them with the Stardust powder.

8)  Outline the letters with black ink.

9)  Stamp out the numbers 1 –12 onto the pink/red paper with copper ink.

10) Punch out each number with the circle punch and outline the numbers with black ink.

11) Dot around the edge of each circle with Stickles sparkle paint.

12) Punch out 12 snowflakes from white scrap paper.

13) Apply stick glue to snowflakes and cover with clear glitter.

14) With Fabri-Tac glue a 6” piece of yarn and a snowflake to the top of each number circle.

15) Tape 2 and ½ holly leaves and three berry clusters to clip on board.

16) Tie the ribbon to the top of the metal clip.

17) Store numbers not in use by tying them to the back of the clip.


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