Xmas Crackers

Xmas Crackers

….or in my case, a boxful of Christmas Crackers! This was the challenge set for Stamp Club and I spent a looooooong time trying to get inspired by a cracker! In the end, I decided that a box of them looked more interesting.

Firstly, I designed a pop-up cracker for the inside of the card and transferred my rough template to this cute designer paper which I’ve had for several years in my ‘Christmas’ box. There’s a vellum version of it which I used to line inside of the pop-up bit which shows when the card is open.

On the front there’s more of the same paper layered onto silver mirri card and silver-grey card. The silver looks golden in some of the photos but everything really is silver I can assure you. 🙂

The ‘box’ was made with some white card with an oval cut out of the front. I used a slightly larger Nestie to emboss an oval around the aperture and the acetate window was embossed with a folder to add interest. I filled the ‘box’ with faux crackers made from rolled paper in the black paper and the vellum and used some xmas tree trim and silver cord to decorate them, there’s a little bit of green cord in there just for a splash of colour.

Once the box was stuck onto the front of the card (red-line tape for strength) I wrapped some ribbon around it and added a bow to make it look more like a box of posh crackers. 😉

I hand-wrote the words onto a ribbon tag, coloured lightly with a bit of green distress ink and threaded some black satin tape through it. I then added a flurry of snowflakes cut from silver card – both mirri and matt. This will certainly not be mailable – it’s incredibly thick!

You can just see the vellum through the pop-up openings. The snowflakes on the black paper look gold but they *are* a shiny silver.

Inside

I didn't have a suitable stamp for here so I hand-wrote this, you can see the texture of the embossed acetate.

Tag

You can just see the little touch of green here, I used Create-a-Flake 4 for the 'flurry'.

Snowflakes

This shows just how deep the card is!

Side view

Another shot of inside, I am quite pleased with the way my idea turned out for this pop-up

Inside again

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