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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Clock in a Box

This is a "clock in a box" that I made using card and toppers from the Mackenzie kit by Kanban. It actually came about because I had made a gift box from A3 Centura Pearl card that was 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" by 1 1/2" deep and then found I didn't need it. Instead of wasting it, I decided to turn it into something decorative. I would like to enter this in the challenge at That Craft Place, the theme is "Anything Goes" and it's being sponsored by Indigo Blu.

On the inside of the lid I measured a border of 1 1/2" all around and cut an X to diagonal corners from this line. I measured another 1 1/2" in on each section and scored the lines. I then folded them all to create the frame shape. I cut a piece of Centura Pearl card to fit on top of the folded sections and glued it to hold them in place. I then layered on gold mirri card and blue polka dot Kanban card from the kit.

I cut lengths of gold mirri slightly narrower than the frame border and mitred them. I used 3mm thick foam tape to raise the middle of these pieces and curved them slightly before attaching them to the frame to give a bevelled appearance.

I used three elements to make the clock.The first was stuck directly onto the base and I used acetate "blocks" to raise the others making the large ring higher than the clock face. I placed the frame over the box base and secured in place. It now sits very nicely on my sideboard.

I was so pleased with this that I made a similar box frame and decorated it with butterflies and roses, also from the Mackenzie kit, but my friend claimed that. I'll just have to make another one for myself.


  1. Andree this is brilliant a great idea love it.x

  2. Wow! Now that is a very clever bit of upcycling - the end result is stunning!

  3. love it, so different , great for a guy x

  4. loving these xxxx very different

  5. This is just beautiful Andree, I wouldn't mind it sitting on my sideboard! x

  6. Wow Andree they are both very beautiful and stunning. A great job you have done very effective xxx

  7. Andree, both are stunning, especially the first one. They are so striking and so different x


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