Nov 4, 2013

A Vintage Christmas Cracker

Hello All
Something a little different today.
 Its Blog Hop time at Scotties and it's Christmas Crackers all week!
 So hop over to their Blog here for all the information on the Challenge there is going to be a wonderful prize.  (If you like Memory Box, then you need to do this!)
(Psst.... you only have to visit one Blog each day!)

                                               Here is my Vintage Cracker.

Use fairly thick, stiff paper which folds in neatly.
I used Kaisercraft,  'St Nicholas Collection.'
 Trim your piece of paper to 8 1/2 ins by 6ins.

Mark from the edge 6,8,and 10cms from top to bottom- both sides and score.
Fold in on it self, right sides together and cut V slits, making sure to leave a small space between each cut.
Punch a decorative edge.
Another view of the folds.
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 Place toilet tube in the middle of the cracker, roll up and glue edges to secure in place.
Click here and it will take you to many sites that show you different ways to put a cracker together, in case you are not able to follow my instructions.

 I stitched and added some stickles.
 Then I just decorated it up with all manner of things.




The best thing about making your own crackers, is that it’s a little individual gift for your guests.

Ooop's nearly forgot.... 
You will want to know my secret words:
 'for a'   
Good Luck and don't forget to check in on the Scotties Blog tomorrow.

I am entering this cracker into Allsorts Challenge: ' Christmas Cheer' .



Smiles:)
Sue 

28 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Sue what a beautiful cracker and thank you for the tutorial

Anne

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your cracker!! great tutorial too and i really like how you have decorated it! Great tutorial too! I might just have to give this a go.... Love your little girl on her first school day, - so exciting!

Rosemary said...

your Christmas cracker is all kinds of gorgeous, Sue! I just love how you decorated it up with "all manner of things"!! oh my goodness... Scarlett is 5 and going to school??? where has the time gone? She is (as you are well aware)absolutely adorable!!

Greta said...

Oh that little Precious--what a doll, but growing up! Isn't it so neat seeing little ones excited for school?! I'm not positive what a cracker is, but yours is so gorgeous! No one puts elements together like you do!

Barb said...

No way! She couldn't be that old already! Wow - times goes by way too quickly! Darling photos of her! :)

LOVE your amazing cracker - it's too pretty to even open, Sue - gorgeous work!

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh.... she is so adorable and looked so excited for school. Love your beautiful cracker, Sue. The paper and lace are so beautiful! <3

Brenda said...

ohh love the cracker its soo pretty... 1st day at school how exciting for your grand daughter..

Dawn Turley said...

a truly vintage cracker Sue. It is stunning. And I can hardly believe that Scarlett is 5. I remember all those delightful birth notice cards you coloured/painted, It certainly doesn't seem like 5 years ago. She looks so grown up in her school uniform.

Brenda Brown said...

Love your cracker Sue both for a gift and as a decoration, it's beautifully vintage. Thanks for sharing the photos of your granddaughter starting school, what precious memories.
hugs {brenda} x0x

brenda said...

As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Vada said...

My Goodness Sue, Your Christmas Cracker is beautiful. Love all those little stars. Outstanding Work! Hugs Vada

Ira Huberts said...

Just LOVE your fabulous Christmas cracker Sue, it looks absolutely gorgeous and so elegant, too! And your granddaughter looks so proud to go to school for the first time, by the look on her face she will do great, she has such resolve about her! Hugs, Ira xox
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Mary J said...

That is STUNNING, Sue! I would never be able to pull it and ruin it!

Beverley said...

Oh my WOW! Such a wonderful creation & one to treasure every Christmas. So beautiful & detailed. Hugs Bev x

Beverley said...

Oh my WOW! Such a wonderful creation & one to treasure every Christmas. So beautiful & detailed. Hugs Bev x

Beverley said...

Oh my WOW! Such a wonderful creation & one to treasure every Christmas. So beautiful & detailed. Hugs Bev x

Beverley said...

Oh my WOW! Such a wonderful creation & one to treasure every Christmas. So beautiful & detailed. Hugs Bev x

Diane said...

Your Christmas Cracker is beautiful

Hugs Diane

Lisa M said...

Awwwwww, she is just too stinking adorable. I had to laugh outloud when I read "She will be fine." Was this affirmation for her or you?? Ha!!
Hello Onion!! I've missed you like crazy. I've been to your blog on my phone, but it won't always let me comment if I'm out of range of some silly tower, but now I'm here and just had to say hello and WOWEE chica! You've been up to some truly crafty and creative creations. I'm loving this cracker. I have never made one but am always amazed at the variety and detail in the ones I do see. I think your is sensational!! The additions to it are predictably gorgeous shabby chic. :)
Hope you're doing well. I'm off to spend more time on your blog.
Q

Lori said...

Your Christmas cracker is gorgeous! Love all the additions of the beads and the lace and the bell. Lovely! (Your granddaughter is precious!)

Evelyn S. said...

Of course, "cracker" means something entirely different here in the US...but I've seen some of these (are they called "poppers"?)....
certainly not beautiful as this one is! It's a lovely creation, Sue! (Thanks for your visits to my blog.)

butterfly said...

That cracker is absolutely gorgeous - wow! And what lovely photos of your granddaughter too...
Alison x

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