Last week I shared a get well card with you, this week I have been struck down with a hacking cough – great timing it being Christmas Eve!
This week I want to share my penultimate project for Deedee with you. Some of you may be aware that the new VAT laws for the EU are causing the closure of many small digi stamp companies. Unfortunately Deedee is one and will cease trading with European countries at the end of this month and altogether at the end of January. The irony of this is that my project for this week is a box of crackers, though I am hardly in the mood for celebrating!
Deedee’s Fun and Festive set
Memory Keepers Candy Box Punch Board
white stamping card
Spectrum Noir pens
I printed out the glass with balloons motive several times (one for each cracker and one for the box) then coloured them with Spectrum Noir pens.
I printed out the starry design paper onto A4 card 7 times. I used six sheets to make up the crackers and one sheet to edge the box lid. The box itself is made from two sheets of A3 card, not quite big enough so I had to add extra pieces at the sides. I cut an aperture out of the box lid and lined it with the sheet of snowy acetate. The cracker ends are tied off with matching purple ribbon. At the moment they are empty but I do have snaps, mottoes, gifts and hats ready to finish them off. These are New Year crackers because of the motive I have used but crackers can be made for any occasion at any time of the year.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.