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« on: May 12, 2004 05:34:45 PM »

This was inspired by Missy's calendar girl clock.  I made it to send to my in-laws, who live in London and hardly ever get to see our daughter. 

Sorry for the photo quality...we have a junky camera that came free with something we ordered.

It says "We love you...all the time".  I got the clock from Target for $3.99, and it came apart very easily.  Then I just used the original cardboard that had the numbers printed on it and decopauged.  The pic is of my four year old daughter.  I got ahead of my self and deco'ed over the numbers, so then I had to freaking measure...ugh!  If I had been smart, I would have marked them on the paper beforehand!

Thanks for looking!


PS:L  Thanks Missy!
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2004 05:54:42 PM »

WOW! that is so amazing, i'd love to see a tutorial Cheesy the clock looks lovely and i love how you added a picture of your daughter to make it personal, very nice

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004 06:35:10 PM »

Thank you!

It really was easy to make. 
I got the clock from Target...$3.99.  I took the plastic cover off by prying it with a screwdriver, and then the clock hands just pulled right off.  There was a piece of cardboard that had the original numbers on it...I took that out to work with.
I used an old paper bag for the bottom circle and scrapbook papers for the other two circular layers.  The purple is just cardstock, and the map paper is from 7 Gypsies.  (I'm a scrapbooker, originally).  I used the original cardboard circle that came with the clock to measure the first layer, then I just found round objects in varying sizes the kitchen to make the other circles (while cursing myself for getting rid of my circle-cutter).  I slapped Modge Podge for Paper all over and stuck it all together...all four circular pieces.  (The Modge Podge for Paper is good beacuse it's acid free, which means it won't all turn yellow after ten years).
When that was all dry, I used the big flower stickers for the quarter-hours, and regular alphabet stickers for the other numbers and the words.  I cut out the butterfly from collage paper, and printed the pic of my daughter from the computer.  Slapped it up with some more Modge Podge.
When everything was dry, I put the paper in the clock and stuck my scissors down through the hole in the middle to make a little hole for the stem for the clock hands.  The clock pieces fit back together very easily.  Then I put the plastic piece back on top, and I was finished!
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2004 02:04:21 PM »

It says "We love you...all the time". 

That's really, really sweet.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004 10:29:27 PM »

thanks! it sounds like a good gift to give grandparents, in-laws (like you did), or other relatives, thanks again for the tutorial  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2004 02:59:59 AM »

how sweet! that's a lovely little gift, nice work
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2004 12:37:34 PM »

I've always wonder why "acid-free" is important! Anyways, this is such a good idea. I agree that the saying is really cute. Great job!

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