So Sophie: Repurposed clock

Hi There! It's Tiffany from the Creative Team. Today I'm going to show you one of my latest projects with one of my new FAVORITE lines from My Mind's Eye – So Sophie. love. Don't have it yet? Don't walk. run. This line is just so cute, but so fancy. I just love it.

So sophie clock Let's get started, shall we?

Supplies Needed:

  • Clock with a large flat exterior
  • Exacto Knife
  • So Sophie paper (2 coordinating sheets. I used Savvy- "Anything for you"-Helpful Houndstooth, and Savvy-"In Love"-Splendid Surroundings.)
  • Modge Podge (I used the Hard Coat. The result has a shiny finish)
  • Pen
  • String
  • Brown Vinyl or Stickers (12, 3,6,9)
  • Ink
  • Scissors
  • A wall that needs to be beautified!

So sophie supplies

You see- I've had this clock since my freshman year of college. I remember buying it at Target and thinking how grown up I was, furnishing my apartment. Well, ten years later, the clock still works, but I wasn't still digging it. No worries… So Sophie to my rescue. The only hard part was trying to decide what papers to use.So sophie clock 1

I started by taking the clock apart. I placed the numbered circle in the center (or as close to center) of my paper and used my exacto knife to cut out the inside circle. So sophie clock 2 Remember how I should have kept my compass from high school math? well, the next best thing in this case was to take a piece of string to my desk and my pen. So sophie clock 3 

I did the same thing with a coordinating piece, but cut the outside edge smaller. Then I glued them together, inking the edges. This helps me when I'm cutting with scissors. (still working on cutting completely straight) Plus it gives it a shabby-chic look.

So sophie clock 4

Now for the Modge podge. love. I wasn't too worried about the outside edge since it dries clear. Hooray!

So sophie clock 5
I decided that for my number I would use brown Vinyl and cut them from Deena's Storybook cartridge. Easy-peasy. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning waiting for my cricut to cut. I'm still amazed.  If you don't have a Cricut, you could use some cute stickers, chipboard, free hand or rubons for your numbers. 
So sophie clock 6 I placed my numbers and mounted my clock back together. Too bad I couldn't get inside the clock face to spruce it up a little bit. I could have used the back-side of one of my center circles, since they match so perfectly.
So sophie clock 7 No worries. How about some rosettes? I found a tutorial here .
So sophie clock 8 I glued them into place and used a strip of scrap paper to make a little bow, inking all my edges.
So sophie clock 9 …and there you have it.
So sophie clock 10

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  • May 22, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    Chari - LOVE THIS! Wow! Maybe you could just make me one too??
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  • May 23, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    Amy - Truly, this is beautiful! A perfect example of reusing something rather than getting rid of it as well. Thanks for sharing.
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