October 23, 2011

Cuckoo Clock Box

Hi fellow crafter's Adele  here 
Firstly I wish to thank Sheila for inviting me to be a guest designer here today.

 I wanted to share with you my Cuckoo Clock Box, this is a versatile box and can easily be converted for any occasion.

I first got all my shapes cut from my Gypsy

Score around the all sides of the shaped box on both front and back section at 1/4", 
 Cut a V into the corner sections where you would normally do for any box, also where the roof meets the sides, this will allow you to form the box shape, glue these tabs with strong adhesive.
Next attach the hinged window section

For the next part, you need to score the 2 side edges at 1/2" on both ends, attach to both sides of the box front on the outside, as shown below. 
Remember to only add adhesive to the lower edge.

You next need to score the larger of the two roof edges at 3/4" on one side and attach to the front of your box on the left hand side, the shorter roof edge piece goes on top of the right hand side and the covers the extended left hand side tab.
That leaves the bottom piece to be attached, all sides should be covered by the edges now, to complete the box lid.
For your circular piece, this can be anything you want, I chose a clock face from the same paper range.
Note this is larger than the orifice to allow for sentiments and perhaps pop dots for dimension etc.
Your box lid should now look like picture below.

For the final touch, I added gold peel off's around the clock face and the hinged window.
Please excuse the poor picture quality.

Thank you again Sheila for allowing me to share my project with your viewers.

If you would like the Gypsy file for this Cuckoo Clock Box you can grab it HERE
Happy Crafting

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