I had fabric leftover from the hair bow holder I made for my daughter (find that here) so I used that. I had planned to use scrapbook paper, which may be better to write on, but this was FREE! I also had some ribbon from a previous project that I used to make the edges look pretty.
Here is a shot of clipboard I used. I did make a cut out in the fabric around the clip at the top.
I put Mod Podge on the front of the clipboard and stuck the fabric to it. I left excess to wrap around the edges so everything would lay nicely.