Hello and welcome to the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop. If you came from Polly’s blog or are starting with me, I know you will be inspired by the many projects showcased today. Blog hop theme is Favorite Sale-a-bration item. Out of all the Sale-a-bration items to choose from, how can you pick just one?
My Favorite Sale-a-bration item is the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper. It is so adorable and free with a qualifying $50.00 order (before taxes and shipping).
You can pair the designer series paper with the Penguin Place Bundle.
I decided to make some Christmas Crackers. “Christmas crackers are a British tradition dating back to Victorian times when in the early 1850s, London confectioner Tom Smith started adding a motto to his sugared almond bon-bons which he sold wrapped in a twisted paper package. As many of his bon-bons were bought by men to give to women, many of the mottos were simple love poems.” I am originally from England and I remember my mom giving us kids these crackers. And when she moved back to England, she would send us some for Christmas…such memories.
I made four to fix in a box ( box inspired by Intatwyne Designs). The box is sturdy enough when made, but I decided to add some panels to the insides prior to folding the flaps over to give it more strength.
The first lid I made is from Fresh Freesia card stock with a window sheet added.
I made the tag using the Tailor Made Tags Dies.
The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I used the star stamp image from the Penguin Place stamp set and which is stamped in Fresh Freesia Ink.
The second lid is made from Window Sheets. It measures 8 1/2 x 9 1/4 scored at 1 5/ 8 all around. Burnish the score lines real good and remove each corner piece and miter the sides.
I added a bow that was made with the Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I also used this ribbon to close the Christmas Crackers.
I will be making more Christmas crackers for I have some craft fairs coming up. I will be adding some chocolate and maybe some candy canes (small ones of course).
I hope you are inspired by my project. Click on the image below to see what Tricia has made (I know it will be awesome).
If you live in the United States and don’t have a demonstrator, contact me and I be happy to help you with your crafting needs.
“A card is a hug with a fold in the middle – are you sending someone a hug today?”
Until next time