Wednesday, October 7, 2020

New On My Desk!

I had this idea for today's project for quiet some time, but never got around to it. I really didn't know where to start and what kind of bundles I would use. I had the clock mechanism in my craft stash for years and was about ready to toss it out. Glad I didn't do it! Well yesterday I actually wanted to make a card with the Dove of Hope bundle, when this entire project started to become real. I'll tell you the truth I had no plan, I just went on with a few trails and error in sizing, but finally got it done.

 I just love the finished project! 

I kept on adding ideas like a little ledge, but then I didn't know what I would do with it. So happy I had the Grace's Garden Bundle. I cut some of the garden gates and adjusted them so they looked like a little fence. 

I also used a couple of dies from the Meant to Be Bundle, like the heart and the thin scalloped trim. I love these finishing touches. 

For the weights I used the two maple dies from the Gather Together bundle. I sandwiched a penny in between so they would hang nicely. The pendulum I created with the Story Label Punch folded in half and cut a little slit to fit a 1/4" piece of paper. The little round weight is the 1" circle punch ( I know this one is not current, so please forgive me) but it can be any other shape. I also sandwiched this one with a penny in the middle.

 Measurements for the rest of the cuckoo clock are as follows. 
Roof  5 1/2" x   4"
Roof Side Panels  3/4" x 5 1/2"
Main Body 5 1/2" x 6"
For the front ledge you are going to create a box.  Cut a piece 3 3/4" x 7", score it at 3/4" in on both short sides and evenly at 3/4" (4 score lines) on the long side.  Cut the comers out (3/4" x 3/4") and then cut in to the 3/4" score line on the short sides.
Before you adhere it together make sure to cut the slots for the pendulum and the weights. 

To give it a little stability, I backed the entire Cuckoo Clock with Chipboard. 

How do you like my Cuckoo Clock? 


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