Friday, 1 November 2013

Christmas Cracker by Kristy S

Hello all,

Its Blog Hop time at Scotties!!! Yay !!!

Christmas is less then two months away and as you have seen by previous blog posts the DT have been creating beautiful Christmas Projects and for the next week they will be creating Christmas Crackers all week! 

Please come visit the blog everyday for the next week to see their gorgeous crackers. Make sure you read the whole post each day for instructions to hop to one DT blog each day. On the individual blogs there will be a secret word or words for you to note down.  Once the week is over you will have a secret sentence to post on our Facebook Page under a post that will happen on Friday the 8th of November. Please post the sentence by 10am on Monday the 11th November 2013 to be in a random draw  for a great set of wood mounted Memory Box Stamps.  We will also be announcing a competition next week too.

Please note there might be a delay in the individual blog posts going up so if they are not there please check later in the day thanks!

First up with her cracker is Kristy with her  lovely musical cracker.

Here is what I popped together using last months kit Kaisercraft Christmas Carol

These crackers are super easy and take no time to make, So lets get cracking on how I made this little beauty. (pun very much intended)

I started off with some empty toilet rolls but you can also cut up an old paper towel insert too.
and a piece of scrap paper measuring 10x6 inches,
Here I used some old music note paper but most of this gets covered so don't worry if you don't have any.


Now the trick to getting the cracker shape is to roll your paper around the tubes and adhere with some double sided tape.
Once this is done slide the two outer rolls out a bit to create a space where your ribbon will go and then use a firm string or ribbon to crease the paper. (you can mist this area with a bit of water if its too heavy a cardstock too)
then you can remove the two outer rolls completely.


I have then taken some of the 6x6 Kaisercraft Paper and cut into 3 parts, 2 measuring 2 1/2 by 6 inches and one 3 1/2.
 Then I inked up the edges with Tim Holtz Distress ink Tea dye and rolled this around my main cracker piece with more double sided tape to adhere.

To decorate I have taken a few pieces from the Kaisercraft collectables and popped these up with dimensional tape and then as usual I went a little nutty with some glitter and ribbon.

Wallah, homemade crackers.


Hop on over to my blog Wings in Wonderland to get your first part of this weeks secret message. Please come back tomorrow to see the next DT cracker.

Have a great weekend everyone and good luck.


  1. Great start to the Blog Hop Kristy, the Cracker is fabulous.

  2. I agree with Sue Kristy great start to the blog hop. Love your cracker especially all the glitter and that gorgeous ribbon ♥

  3. Oh My gosh wow clever you....