Monday, July 31, 2017

Vintage Wedding Clock Mantle Paper Cage Clocks

Hello my crafty friends!
YES, this lovely clock is made of Paper, using my Eclips cutting
machine, but you can use the Cricut Explore machine also.
This gorgeous clock was an inspiration and a challenge from Cherry
Lynn Young on the Cricut Facebook site. She so kindly shared the
cut file in Cricut Design Space and also her tutorial.  You will need to
have the retired Ornamental Iron cartridge in order to cut this Wedding clock.
 It's definitely a WOW and treasured keepsake.
Cherry has been so nice as to share her other clocks that use
only Cricut access files, so everyone that owns a Cricut Explore and
 has access can create a fantastic clock.

And as you will see as you scroll down, there are many of her fun
clocks that you can make. She is in the Let's Learn Cricut Explore
 Facebook group, so you can follow her if you like.

Check out her Gallery of all the clocks here

She is so talented and creative and an inspiration to all.

This is the Wedding clock, decorated with white and gold papers.
The feet are brass from Tim Holtz, but you can get them from
AliExpress for less. I accented with pearls on the rim of the
top and some on the flowers.  It does take some time
to make, but you can follow her tutorial step by step.
Gorgeous Clock!

This is the back with a golden key cut with shiny gold paper and
layered four times. All four sides have four layers also to make it sturdy.
 The door opens so you can change the clock
 battery and the latch is from Hobby Lobby "Woodpile", but
can be purchased also at AliExpress.

Art Nouveau designed clock by Cherry Lynn Young
This is a gorgeous clock using the Cricut Cardrige,
Art Nouveau. I love her beautiful coordinating colored papers.

Here's the link for the Art Nouveau Clock in Design Space.

This is her Mickey Mouse clock that is simply
adorable and would make a delightful gift and keepsake
for someone special on your list.
If you have Cricut Design Space the file is below.

And this old time 50's oldies is a Must make for all you
rock and rock enthusiasts. So cool and gotta love the clock
hands, also from AliExpress.
Here's the link for the 50's clock if you have Design Space

This is Cherry's newest clock. It's a bit smaller than her
original ones and I believe uses Cricut designs. So pretty
with the intricate clock face and lace top, adorned with
gold up the sides and feet to match.
Beautiful clock!
Here's the link for the petite blue clock if you have Cricut Design Space.

This is the back with her white and gold key and golden heart
with a pearl for the latch. So many ways to decorate these
beautiful clocks and they will surely be treasured for years.

I Love my clock with all it's elegance and beauty and will
treasure it for many years. I am thinking of making the Art
Nouveau clock for someone special and also the cute Mickey
Mouse or the Tinker Bell. They are all gorgeous gorgeous clocks
 and will bring many happy smiles to anyone.

That's it my crafty friends for another day in my craft room.
I hope that I've inspired you to be creative and think out of the
box to create something amazing.
They say if there's a will, there's a way!
Happy crafting my friends and have a pleasant week!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Route 66 Box Card Plus Tackle Box Card

Everyone likes memories, right!
Let's take a road trip along memory lane today.
This box card is from Mary's over at and is in the
Travel the World collection below.

But, first up is a story about my delicious peaches!

It's another Hot day here in Apple Valley, CA!! It's reached 120 during
the last month and expected to stay that way for awhile. Whew! So
glad I don't have to be out in that heat. All my peach and apple trees are
dropping fruit like crazy and guess who picks them up. Yep, little ole
me, but I get up extra early while it's cool and begin my work.

I remember my sister telling me that I needed to plant fruit trees years back.
Well, she lives in Arizona and doesn't have a clue what she created here.
I should have only planted "ONE" fruit tree!!! And, maybe NOT 14 trees.
Oh well, at least my work is not in vain and the fruit is
really delicious, plus all my neighbors and
students LOVE me. 
Oh and don't forget the birds! ;)

Are you ready to start crafting?
This box card will surely delight all the travel and car lovers.
I made this box card a few years back and thought I would
share it here with you today. It's a really fun and easy card to make
for guys or dads or even gals that love old cars.
The link is at the top of the page.

Speaking of old cars, my son built his first Yellow Camaro while he
was in high school and still drives it to work today.
His car was featured in the Car magazine.

This is a picture of his Yellow Camaro.
I remember when he started with an empty shell back then in Anaheim Hills
and  he still cherishes his car like it's his baby, even though his babies have
graduated from high school and college. lol
 I also remember when he used to drive it up the hill and get tickets every time.
Now I could see him getting a ticket going down the hill, but Not up the hill. lol
Maybe it was because he had loud pipes and the officer could hear him coming. haha

Up next while we are on that journey, is this really cool and unique
Tackle  box card from also
Super fun card and will be sure to please the fisherman out there.

This Tackle box card came in the collection "Sunday With Dad" from The Tackle box does take a little time to cut and
assemble, but it's well worth your effort.

Mary has created some really awesome box cards in this kit. Who
wouldn't want that Large Hamburger and cool beer or soda box card!
They are definitely a Wow card for sure.
You can get this kit below.

I used green textured paper for the base and brown textured paper
for the panels. I also use the Cricut blue Holographic vinyl
for the lure. It's really cool in person since it changes colors.
I also added a Tim Holtz brass pull to the front of the handle. This
was a fun and yes time consuming project, but I love how it turned out. 

In eCal I created the cutout Happy Birthday and made a shadow layer.
Gotta love my eClips machine and my Cricut Explore Air2 for all
my cutting needs. The best of both worlds! ;)

How about a Free svg file from

Click on the link below!

That's it for another crafty day my friends.
I hope I've inspired you today and you enjoyed viewing all these super cards.
Plus a little taste of my fruit trees. :)
Have a wonderful weekend.