Trendy Tuesday – It”s About Time…
by Katherine Elliot

The daylight savings time change is brutal where I live.  Changing the clock to “spring forward” an hour is never easy, at least when you have to get up early to walk the dog in the darkest hour of the morning to get ready for work.  So while I have felt sleep deprived for a week or so,  I had plenty of timely inspiration – clocks.  The traditional clock face makes a great background or focal point for your paper crafts.  Take a look at some of these options using a variety of stamp sets and embellishments for clock and time oriented project ideas…

Card using Hands of Time stamp set from Papertrey Ink, image source Papertrey

Clock Works, StampinCard by Teneale Williams using Stampin” Up! sets, Clockworks and From the Heart, image source Teneale

You can find many occasions to use clocks and time-oriented images and sentiments.  A variety of projects including diaries, journals, scrapbooks as well as cards offer lots of ways to explore your creativity in any time zone.

Pocket Diary by Sharon Ngoo, image source Glooshmoo

Add interest using metal clock face embellishments, like those from Prima Marketing and Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

Prima - Sunrise Sunset Collection - Mechanicals - Vintage Trinkets - Metal Embellishments - Clock Face - Small

Prima Marketing Mechanicals image source

SS Magdalo

XOXO Scrapbook page by Magda Bolinka, image source Prima Marketing 

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Embellishments, image source Create for Less

Mix other metal embellishments with a traditional Roman numeral clock image and you have an instant, vintage inspired project with a chic twist.

Decorated tin using metal embellishments by Gayle James, image source The Stamp Attic

Even the dreaded alarm clock looks attractive when used on a fun paper craft.  The birthday cards shown below use a classic alarm clock shape die from Sizzix.

Card  by Jan Hobbins featuring Sizzix Bigz Tick Tock die, image source In My Own Imagination

Birthday tag by Laura O”Donnell, image source It”s All Rosie

Laura”s tag shown above also used the Hero Arts background stamp, Time to Stamp.

Time To Stamp picture

Hero Arts Time to Stamp, image source Hero

Quick additions, like small or large chipboard clocks, can make it easy to embellish a project, too.

Chipboard clocks from Jenni Bowlin Design

Scrapbook page by Lisa Dickinson, image source  Two Peas in a Bucket

Scrapbook page by Valerie Serfozo featuring Blue Fern Studios chipboard floral clock, image source A Cherry on Top Gallery

Sentiments about time are hard to pass up.  The new stamp set by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday with classic quotes in modern fonts and shapes quickly went on my wish list.

Dear Time by Ali Edwards

Dear Time stamp set, image and stamp from Technique Tuesday

Dear Time Layout

Scrapbook page by Daniela Dobson, image source Technique Tuesday

Leave it to Graphic 45 to offer some stylish vintage inspired images, too.

Card featuring Graphic45 Time Flies by Rachael, image source Rachael”s Handmade Design

Another classic pocket watch looks great on this card by Barbara Anders using stamps from My Favorite Things.


Card by Barbara Anders featuring stamp set Inspired by Time from My Favorite Things, image source Paper Pursuits

Looking for something even more unique?  For those of you with an electronic cutter, the Cutting Cafe offers a fun clock shaped card.  The download includes the shapes and digital stamps needed to make a fun card like the one shown here by Regina Easter…


Alarm Clock card using Cutting Cafe template by Regina Easter, image source The Cutting Cafe

The ambitious crafter with a penchant for home decor may even want to try their hand making their very own clock wall decoration.  Large scale clocks you find in home decorating magazines can be recreated more affordably using your own crafting skills and a clock kit.


Clock created by Lisa Tutman-Oglesby, image source Celebrate Creativity

Make some time today to create something fun, or plan your days ahead to fit some of these time themed projects into your schedule.  You may find that time quickly flies when you are crafting, but I think we can all agree it is time well spent!
Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

9 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – It's About Time (Clocks)”

  1. As usual, you’ve selected some great projects for your theme. Very inspiring! In fact, I’m going to go pull out my one clock-themed stamp set that I own and get to work. Thanks!

  2. That’s quite a round-up of great ideas involving clocks and time. It’s something we can never get more of, and once it’s gone it’s gone. You always find the best ways to showcase both products and ideas.

  3. This is my go to image for masculine cards. Love the collection of products available. What a lovely collection of projects to share. Thank you.

  4. Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone! And don’t forget, if you are a Member of PCL, Tracy has a great Time theme card she posted on March 18, so check out the Members only projects and look for it titled, “Make Every Moment Count!”

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