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Christmas Cracker

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Other Products: Light Blue Cardstock 12x12", White Ribbon, Gesso, Glue Gun, Gold Paper, Paper Cutter, Ruler, Pencil, Scissor, Bone folder, Brush

For more tips on creating with the Merry and Bright collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/6bgO6epBuBI.

Instructions: Click here to view a larger photo of this project. Take the 12 x 12" light blue sheet of cardstock and lay this on your scoring board, score at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, 10 inches. Fold all the score lines like a harmonica, you'll have 1 inch left - this is your glue tab. Take your bone folder and press it really flat, then put marks on each corner at 1/2 inch, 1 3/4 inches and at 3 inch, then go 1 inch up on the 1 3/4 inch and draw a line, then you go to the 1/2 mark and connect them and also to the 3 inch mark and connect it then you have a V shape on each corner, you can cut them out, all 4 of them, (I will put a photo on my blog). Now unfold it and fold it back like a box and glue the ends together, let it dry and now close the ends with a ribbon, make a nice bow on it!

Take the pattern paper you like and cut at 2 1/4 x 6". Ink the edges with Teal Zeal Ink and glue them on the sides of your box. Cut a strip of gold paper at 3/4" wide and wrap it around the box. Take the Noel Ornament Die and die cut out of gold paper and glue this on top of the box, wrap the end over the edges off the box.

Stamp some Pine Branches from the Snowy Pine Village with Rich Cocoa on white cardstock. Color them with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Stamp some Pinecones from the Merry and Bright Accents with Rich Cocoa ink on white cardstock. Color them with Sepia and Rich Cocoa inks, die cut with the coordinating die. Stamp some Holly Leaves from the Festive Holly and Cardinals with Jet Black ink on white cardstock and color with the Bamboo Leaves and Leaf Green inks. Then put some Nuvo drops on the place where the berries are, let them dry.

Stamp the Sparkling Poinsettia with Rhubarb Stalk ink on white cardstock, die cut with the coordinating die. Color very lightly with the Cactus Flower ink at the edge a little bit darker. Shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Glue 2 of each on top of each other and make a hole in the center and insert your stamens.

Now you can make a nice arrangement on top of the ornament die. Take your brush and put some gesso on top of the leaves, flowers and pine cones, you can also sponge it. Finally, take some glue and add that onto the flower, then sprinkle some of the Krystallos Shard Glass for a nice and shiny effect.



Created By: Els Schutte



  1. Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
  2. Krystallos Shard Glass 1 oz.
  3. Nuvo Crystal Drops - Rhubarb Crumble
  4. Heat It Craft Tool
    Heat It Craft Tool RAHT
    $24.99
  5. Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal
  6. Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk
  7. Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa
  8. Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
  9. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
  10. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sepia
  11. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
  12. Noel Ornament Die
    Noel Ornament Die HCD1-7188
    $29.99
  13. Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set
    Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3791
    Special Price $15.99 Regular Price $19.99
    Discontinued
  14. Festive Holly & Cardinals Die
    Festive Holly & Cardinals Die HCD1-7145
    Special Price $15.00 Regular Price $29.99
    Discontinued
  15. Bridal Bouquet Stamens-Small
  16. Sparkling Poinsettia Die
    Sparkling Poinsettia Die HCD1-766
    Special Price $9.99 Regular Price $29.99
    Discontinued
  17. Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
    Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3680
    Special Price $15.99 Regular Price $19.99
    Discontinued
  18. Merry and Bright Accents Die
    Merry and Bright Accents Die HCD1-7196
    $29.99
  19. Merry and Bright Accents Cling Stamp Set
  20. Snowy Pine Village Die
    Snowy Pine Village Die HCD1-7195
    $29.99
  21. Snowy Pine Village Cling Stamp Set
  22. Merry and Bright Paper Collection
  23. 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White
    Discontinued
  24. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6
  25. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
    $39.99
  26. Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
  27. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive