Just one more day until National Scrapbook Day, and here’s another embellishment idea to share with you…decorative clips. Paper clips that is, and so quick to put together. All you need are some of the larger sized paper clips, and scraps. And, any little embellishments or glitter to decorate with. Oh, and a stapler! I used the small Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher for these, but a standard size staple would also work just fine.
To start, trim your scrap paper. This was trimmed to approximately 2.5″ x 1″. Once cut, slide one end of the paper onto the bottom “rung” of the paper clip. Flip over, then staple the paper as close to the paper clip as possible for a “snug” fit. Flip back over and decorate.
Keep the cardstock as a rectangle, or trim the corners, or make into pennant shapes.
These embellishments then simply slide onto your card, layout, tag or altered album. The vintage ledger paper clip below is a fun idea if you want to add some journaling. I simply adhered the ledger paper to cardstock to make it firm for the paperclip.