Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Mini crackers

I have made lots of these wee crackers for upcoming craft fairs using last years designer christmas paper stacks (for this year's click HERE).  They measure 4.5 inches by 6.5" and are the perfect size.  You score the paper longwise at each inch using the simply scored board (1", 2, 3 and 4) - the extra half inch is for sticking it together at the end. 
Then score 1.5" from each end and punch each of the folds 1.5" from each end using the envelope
punch board.


I then decorated each end using the scalloped border punch (sadly discontinued) and use double sided tape or glue to join the edges together.Tie each end quite tightly using narrow ribbon such as  silver 1/8" or real red 1/8"  and decorate with a poinsettia made using the petite petals punch
or a snowflake made using the smaller of the two dies in the thinlets snowflake set.  I put chocolate mint creams inside for selling at craft fairs, but they could also hold a small piece of jewellery or money.

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