Wow, November is here and before you know it, we'll be into December and Christmas will be just around the corner - try not to panic!
If you are being organised, you might like to join the new challenge starting today over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. This time we would like to see your creations
USING MORE THAN ONE FOLD
Here's my inspiration for this month:
I've made quite a few Christmas cards lately so I fancied making something different. A quick look around Pinterest led me to this fab video tutorial for making crackers. I blew the thick dust off the envelope punch board and started out. This is where we get to confession time - this is my second attempt. The first cracker was looking great, in a pale blue colour with sparkly snowflakes on it, until it came to adding the ribbon bows. I was trying to pull the folds in quite tightly but got a bit carried away and tore right through the paper, leaving the cracker in 2 bits. After several rude words, I found some more cardstock and started again!! You do need a decent thickness of cardstock for these otherwise they are a bit flimsy but you can't use super thick card because the punch on the board has to get through 2 layers. I'd also recommend using a double sided design so the inside looks interesting too. I think these would make great place settings or as holders for small tree gifts. I definitely think I'll be making more!!
In case you're wondering the finished length is about 9 inches or 23.5cm.
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and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make!
Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx
I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Winter Wonderland - Fun Folds
Not just cards - Anything goes
A Snowflakes promise - Anything goes
Make my Monday - Anything but a card
CHNC - Anything Christmas goes
Crimbo crackers - Quick and Easy
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas goes