Friday, November 17, 2017

It's Christmas-TIME!


And how do I know it's Christmastime?  Because I have a Christmas clock of course!

This super adorable Gingerbread House Clock file is from the Bird's SVGs Christmastime collection.  Here's a picture of the whole collection - fabulous, right? 



I chose to make mine with red accents but could really picture this in a number of different colors.  



I changed mine a little bit by adding a gingerbread snowflake to the face of my clock. This is a Cricut image from a cartridge called When It's Cold Outside. I sized it to 3.3 inches wide. I thought it was just perfect for the face of the clock. 

I also added a little peppermint candy (from Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge, cut at .75 inch wide) to the second hand of the clock, so as every second passes, the candy twirls a little bit.  


The hands that came with the clock mechanism were originally gold, but didn't show up very well against the gingerbread snowflake, so I coated them with some red Stickles and now they show up quite well and sparkle too!

And how could I forget...it's also a luminary! The whole house lights up if you add some LED tealights or a light strand inside.  I don't have a picture of mine lit up yet, but here's the picture from Bird's website. So great!





You may have noticed the pretty little white Christmas tree sitting beside my house. This was created using the FREE Swirly Christmas Trees file which is also from Bird. 



I sized mine to 7 inches tall and cut out six of them on my Cricut. Then I scored them down the center, folder them in half and glued them together to make the 3-dimensional tree.  This was originally Bird's idea, but mine is smaller than her original tree.  

Of course the Snowflake Christmas Tree in the Christmastime collection would look great with this project too. I've just been wanting to try my hand at one of the swirly trees and I think the swirls in it match the icing swirls on the clock so nicely.  

Last but certainly not least, I made the cute little Gingerbread House Card which is also from the Christmastime collection.  



I have family members who are locally famous for their annual gingerbread creations. A picture of their project always seems to end up in the newspaper every year. This is the perfect Christmas card to send to them. I just happen to have an appropriate rubber stamp sentiment for the inside too:



Whew, long post, but hopefully you enjoyed it if you've read this far!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out this collection from Bird's SVGs. It's a really neat one. I loved being able to build my own special seasonal clock and it was so easy! 

16 comments:

  1. Totally cool and awesome Lee - I see we get the same ideas!!!! On the tree that is. I am to post it later ha ha

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    1. Thanks and I can't wait to see yours Helle!

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  2. I love your red version of the clock, the extra details you've added to the clock face are awesome, I love the way the candy turns on the second hand!
    The candy cane patterned paper is just perfect and the stickles worked a treat on the hands too! Can you tell I love it?
    Thank you so much Lee :)

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    1. Thank you so much Bird!! I'm glad I was able to do your beautiful projects justice. I had so much fun making them.

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  3. It's such fun to see how you've personalized and put your own twist on a lovely collection from Bird! Really nice!

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  4. OMG! Your Gingerbread clock is adorable! I love the traditional red and white and wow, all those details make it super special. You did a great job! I Love it!

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  5. Your gingerbread clock is AMAZING!!! I cant wait to do this file now! I am so glad that you explained how you did the swirly Christmas tree so I can do it too!!! Thank you!!!!

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    1. Thanks Rene'! I can't wait to see yours.

      Here's a tutorial from Bird on how she did her Swirly Christmas Tree: https://www.birdscards.com/3d-swirly-christmas-tree/

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  6. Wow! Wow! Beautiful. So straight, too. (Mine would be all wonky for sure.)Lovely details on house and card. The card inside is fun - love that use of the paper. Such busy paper can be hard to use. This is perfect.

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    1. Thank you ciloma! I doubt very much that yours would be wonky - it's a project with a lot of straight lines, so no pesky curves to deal with! Those busy papers can be hard to use sometimes. I frequently save them to use for making envelopes, but it seemed to go so well with the color scheme of the card this time.

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  7. Just gorgeous! and amazing and fantastic and... and....

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  8. Wow! Wow! Wow! ....I'm speechless 😶 what a wonderful job you did! I was not sure if I had enough time to make one before Christmas, but your inspiration has blown me away, and maybe lit a firecracker under me to give it a go. My hubby collects antique clocks and I think he would enjoy this one. Thank you for sharing your talents with us today :)

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    1. Thank you so much Beth Anne! It really didn't take too long to make once I plotted out my colors and made a plan. I think anybody who collects clocks would certainly love one of these. You can do it!!

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