Hello Parade your Craft friends !!
Crystal here and Christmas is approaching very quickly and I have been busy creating , I have alot to show you so lets get started ..
AUTHENTIQUE – JOYOUS COLLECTION
is the paper collection I used for all the projects click HERE and you will be taken to The Paper Parade to buy all these great papers and die cuts I used to create my projects
below is step by step direction on how I made my Cracker treat box
Step 1 – Start with a piece of DSP 6? x 5-1/2?. With the 6? side across the top, score at 1?, 1-1/2?, 2?, 4?, 4-1/2? and 5?.
Step 2 – Rotate the paper and with the 5-1/2? side across the top, score at 1-1/4?, 2-1/2?, 3-3/4? and 5?. Prefold along all the score lines.
Step 3 – Turning the paper so that the 6? is across the top again, fold at the first horizontal scoreline, line up at the 1-1/2? mark on the envelope punch board and punch.
Step 4 – Unfold, refold at the next scoreline, line up at the 1-1/2? mark on the envelope punch board and punch. Repeat all the way down the score lines. Punch also at the wider outside edge (see pic below for how the punched areas are positioned).
Step 5 – Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side, lining up on each scoreline again at 1-1/2?.
Step 6 – With your paper right (preferred) side down and the 6? along the top, fold inward along the inner most vertical scoreline, just beyond the punched area. Fold outward along the scoreline running down the punched area and then fold inward again along the outer most vertical scoreline, just beyond the punched area.
Step 7 – Repeat on the opposite side. Flip the paper back over to the right (preferred side) and apply adhesive to the tabbed edge (the narrowest outer edge), keeping the adhesive close to the scoreline.
Step 8 – Roll/fold the edges together and adhere together to form the cracker.
Step 9 – The ends of the cracker do leave a small opening so it’s best not to fill with anything too small. Alternatively, punch/cut a small square and use to “plug” the ends. Decorate your cracker as desired. cut 1 1/2″ by 1 1/2″ square and insert into end to make closers
next I have a Scrapbook layout
next I have a card made using a Holly flower fairies stamp set made by Crafters Companion colored with copic markers
colors I used
next I have a huge ornament that i decorated with paper poinsettias and pine boughs glittered with diamond dust for mega sparkle
and lastly I made a collection of vintage cards with the sheet of Authentique – Joyous Collection – magical it had so made amazing images I had to turn them into card , I added wink of Stella glitter pen to them and pearl pen , I copic colored them to make them pop
I hope I have inspired you to create some Christmas cheer for a Teacher ,a friends , your family of for that long distance family , I love getting handmade creations. Thanks for stopping in be sure to come back for more paper creations and be sure to visit The Paper Parade for all your paper collections . Be sure to enter the challenge at Parade your Crafts , I would love to visit your blog and see your creations.