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Christmas is rapidly galloping towards us and, cards aside, I have given little thought to it. I have however, bought the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.
Now, I don’t go for the usual Christmas colour scheme of red, gold and green, it just does not appeal to me, so when I see something that steers away from those colours I grab it.
Enter Candy Cane Lane. It is a lovely DSP with four colours: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Early Espresso.
I decided that I wanted to make some crackers either to hold a gift or to decorate with, and I really love how they have turned out.
You need a piece of paper 6″ x 5 1/2″ (157mm x 133mm).
Along the long side score at 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ and 5″ (2.5cm, 3.8cm, 5.1cm, 102mm, 11.4cm).
Along the short side score at 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 3/4″ and 5″ (3.2cm, 6.3cm, 9.5cm, 12.7cm).
Fold and burnish all the score lines.
With the long side at the top, fold at the first score line and line up at the 1 1/2″ mark on the envelope punch board and punch. Unfold and then fold at the next score line, line up at the 1 1/2″ mark on the punch board and punch and repeat on all score lines. Flip over the paper and do the same on the other end again lining up at the 1 1/2″ mark.
Place your paper face down (the side you want to see when the project is complete) and with the long side at the top, take the right hand side of the paper and fold inwards along the innermost vertical score line, outwards along the middle vertical score line and then inwards along the outer most score line (yes, it is a bit like the hokey cokey). Do the same on the left hand side of the paper.
Add some adhesive along the narrow strip on the 6″ side and fold around to complete the cracker.
A snowflake heat embossed in white on to Real Red card stock and then I used the Decorative Lable Punch to punch out the sentiment and added them to the cracker.
The video is HERE if you want to take a look.