Pin It

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What Time Is It? It's Tutorial Time!

I just had to play with the large Sizzix snowflake die cut. I don't have the smaller die cuts that Stampin' Up! is offering so I had to make due with what I had. Imagine doing that??? Interesting concept!!! LOL

I had punched this snowflake out of fun foam first but changed over to white card stock because I thought the hands would get caught on the raised snowflake.

I just LOVE the blue paper from the "Summer Picnic" decorative paper. I kept a sheet of this paper because I was hoping to use it this winter for some snowflake project. I thought it looked like it would be a pretty "winter" background. To view it closer just click here. And you can see the scratch on the face from the cat!! But on the wall it doesn't show so the can can continue to live here!!! LOL

You will need a clock. And you will need to disassemble it!

I took the snowflakes stamp from the Stampin' Up! "Merry & Bright" set and stamped with VersaMark all over the blue background.

Then I embossed them in white. I cut the circle out, including the center hole and taped it to the inside of the clock.

I used the Sizzix and cut out the large snowflake and 12 of the smaller ones. I had to cut the large snowflake apart by just cutting off the long "arms" of the snowflake. I taped them back together on the blue paper. I glued one small snowflake in place and then I added the hands back on the clock so I could have a better see the placement of the rest of the small snowflakes.

Once I got all the small snowflakes taped in place I glued one, a different shaped one to the second hand so it could twirl around the clock until it dies or I no longer like it anymore!!! LOL

This was a very FUN project which really didn't take long at all. It would be great for craft fairs, stamp camps and gifts. These clocks are only $3.00 at Wal-Mart. The only thing I didn't like about this clock is the black hands. I was going to paint them white or light blue but they would be SO difficult to see from across the room. I looked up at my other clock and the hands are black too. I guess that was meant to me. If I spend time making the clock I'd also like to be able to read it too!!! Wonderful concept, huh?? LOL So the hands will remain black and I'll not whine about it!!! :o)

There are more weekend projects here.

And there are more Stamp Camp items here.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Pat S. said...

really neat project...I wouldn't think of trying it myself if you hadn't walked us through it...thanks!

Unknown said...

Great project, love the clock!

Debby said...

Beautiful Wanda, I have one made in my craft/computer room. Love your snowflake one.
Angel hugs

kat said...

What a great project, making a plain clock look many projects come to mind! Thanks

Anonymous said...

What a darling clock. I especially like the snowflake on the second hand. I like your colors also. Great project!


*Susan* said...

What a great project! I need a clock for my new craft room, so I think I'll try to take apart a boring one that I have and customize it like this! Thanks for sharing!
Susan :-)