This was a notepad I altered for my student teacher. It was purchased at the dollar store. I wish I had taken a picture of it "before!" (It was pretty ugly!) I covered the base of the clipboard with October Afternoon paper from Noel's Homeroom Kit. (Currently sold out!) I used a spray adhesive to adhere it. I did the same thing to the notepad. I sanded the edges to distress it and blend it in. I used the black ribbon to create a holder for the pen. I used the same ribbon to create a border at the top. I then added a Making Memories glittered leaf. I threaded a button with twine, and adhered it to a vintage book paper star. With a JustRite stamp I added my student teacher's name. At the end of her student teaching experience I will add this to her gift basket!