Thursday, January 27, 2011

Challenge #3

This is for Bah! Humbug! challenge 3, which is about Christmas Crackers. It took awhile for me to figure out this one, since I wasn't familiar with what a cracker was. In the end, my daughter came up with the idea to make one using instructions she found online. (She'll be posting her information shortly, and should include more specifics).

My cracker is made using Christmas papers and coordinating Christmas tree sticker that were in our stash. The striped paper was edged using a Fiskars punch and the white center band was embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Scrap ribbon finished off the cracker. The paper was a bit stiff, so I would probably try to use thinner paper in the future. It would make twisting and tying much easier and would result in a tighter finished product.

This was another fun challenge. I'm looking forward to the next one!


  1. A wonderful cracker Ruth and aren't daughters just wonderful when they help out like that. I do scrap booking with my daughter and it's so much fun sharing ideas.
    Thanks for joining in again this week and I hope we'll see you and Erin in our new challenge which starts tomorrow.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  2. Hi Ruth ... it's lovely that we have a mother/daughter team joining in our challenges, especially when they produce such fabulous results as you have. Your cracker is really lovely and guaranteed to brighten up any christmas table. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT
    PS: A wee tip when using thicker paper is to cut small slits (to weaken paper and prevent crumpling) all around where you intend to tie the ribbon. This also makes it easier to pull apart when the time comes.


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