Hello Creative Friends!
I have such a fun card to share with you today! This card also has some special meaning for me. Today’s creation showcases the Cuckoo for You bundle which allows you to make an adorable Cuckoo Clock. Cuckoo Clocks are special to me because we had one in our home throughout my entire upbringing (it is still there too!) It is so ironic that Stampin’ Up! came out with this bundle the year that I lost my father. Attending to the Cuckcoo Clock was one of his daily activities. Before I get too nostalgic, check out this cute card!
I tried to make this clock look pretty traditional in color scheme because this card was made for my sister. She actually already received the card and really appreciated the sentiment. <3
The super fun part of this card is that it has a pop up feature! Just like any Cuckoo clock, this one has a door that opens and a bird is there waiting!
To make this card I started with a base layer of Crumb Cake. The background paper is part of the Regals Designer Series Paper Pack and it was layered onto Whisper White. The clock was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Whisper White paper. I did the same for all the pieces you see including the trees, the door, the bird, the pendulum and the weights. I used many blends to color everything in including the following colors: Light/Dark Crumb Cake, Light/Dark Mossy Meadow, and Light/Dark Cajun Craze. To make it a bit easier on myself I actually colored in the entire clock with the Light Crumb Cake Blends marker, and then colored over that with the darker colors where I wanted them. I used one of the copper colored flower Designer Elements to add to the pull tab for opening the door. This gives it some extra flair. Stampin’ Up! has kindly made a video that explains how to put the Cuckoo Clock parts together to make the door open. You can watch the video below to see how I did this:
Once I had my clock all assembled, I added it to the card with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Cuckoo for You stamp set and I decided to punch that out with my Classic Label punch and cut off one end. I also added a layer of Mossy Meadow card stock behind it with the same punch. I wanted to add some additional decoration on the inside of the card, so here is what I did:
That cute squirrel is part of the Cuckoo for you stamp set and he was cut out using the Cuckoo Clock dies. The sentiment is from the Rustic Retreat stamp set.
Is this bundle one you might consider purchasing? If you saw the card I posted about a week ago, you can see I used the Cuckoo Clock dies in a totally different way. I have also seen someone turn it into a birdhouse! There are always so many ways to use our products. Be sure to let your creativity flow when you get new goodies!
Thank you again for stopping by my blog and I will be back soon with more news and creative inspiration.