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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Couture Creations Sue Smyth

Cuckoo Clock Gift Box 
by Sue Smyth


There always seems to be a Birthday or occasion where I
need a small gift. So little gift boxes like this are just 
the ticket.
The lid lifts up on one side so you can fill
the cuckoo box with sweets 


To start with cut a sheet of Vintage Rose garden paper
to 30 x 12 cm. 
Score at every 7.5 cm along the 30 cm side
And at 10 cm along 12 cm side as pictured above.


Cut clock die from brown cardstock and rub over 
with gold paint or gold medium 


Cut a square of chipboard 10 x 10 cm and cover 
with patterned paper.


Cut a hole at the top of box front, to fit the die.

Fold up box and adhere tabs together. Adhere clock to front
of box. Cover clock face with white glitter 
or Glitz n Glamour crystallina, allow to dry.

 Cut small scalloped circle and layer over clock face
with 3 D foam tape.
Wind around fibres and add metal clock hands 


Cut 2 triangles or use a kite die and trim to
make the under eaves. Adhere to top of box.
Add small pearls to hide the join.

Also die cut Chandelier border and cover with 
white glitter, adhere to bottom edge of box.
 

Cut out cream cardstock to create a roof, 16 x 9 cm approx.
Fold in half.
Cut out 14 scalloped edges from dark brown cardstock
and adhere to cream cardstock.

Handy Hint 
Cut strips of brown cardstock and 
die cut with scalloped rectangle. 
There is no need to cut the whole rectangle
just along the edges will do. 


Flick up the scallops with your fingers
and dry brush with gesso.


Add a bird attached to a bamboo skewer in the hole 
at the top of box.
Wrap around a picket fence or similar to base.
And die cut Vintage Rose Daffodil spray  
and affix to top of box with 
a paper rose 

Attach roof on one side with hot glue and allow the
other side to lift up.



You can decorate this box as you desire.
add rhinestones or ribbons to personalize it



Couture Creations Materials 
Scalloped Rectangle die 
Nested Kite die 

Happy Crafting 



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