Wednesday, December 7, 2011

25 Days of Christmas - Calendar

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

Today's project took me awhile to come up with but not long to put together, even with my mistakes!

Here are the steps in the order I should have made my countdown clock tower in.

1) Using Winter Woodland cut all layers of 3D Building 7 (clock tower) at 10" (this is as big as you can make it with a 12x12 sheet of paper. I used Recollections cardstock for the inner layer of my clock and Recollections patterned paper for the outside. The roof is cut out of Bazzil textured cardstock.

2) I used my Martha Stewart score board to make sure my folds would be straight. Before you fold anything though mark on your CS where the clock face hole will be and write your numbers. Also mark the center of clock face and use your paper piercer to make a hole. This is a good time to make a hole at the base of the longest clock hand too.

3) Now pick out a brad and put your clock hand on your clock face. Make sure you can move the hand freely but still have it stay on the number you want.

4) Make all of your folds. Go ahead and glue the inside and outside layers of the tower but NOT the roof. Place glue on the glue tabs of the tower that will hold the roof and also the glue tab of the roof but don't glue the roof together. Now place glue tabs of the tower on the roof and glue the roof together. (This is much easier than trying to get the glue tabs of the tower to stick to an already assembled roof . . . trust me.)

5) I added a little glue to the inside tower to hold the outside tower on and make it more like one piece.

Now you're ready to count down to Christmas.


carol said...

Great job.

Doris P. said...

how cute and original is this! love it

Josie0602 said...

Cute idea! I love all the variations for the advent calendars today.

Jenny R said...

Fun idea...TFS!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the countdown clock.

LisaM said...

Fun idea! TFS!

cema1cema said...

Very creative! christina

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shersl84bed said...

Fun project. I haven't seen a countdown clock tower before. I like that you don't have to have a bunch of pieces for this to work. Great idea.

Smiles Sher