Saturday, December 9, 2017

Day 9: Christmas Cracker & Place Card

Hello Everyone! Kathy here today with Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas extravaganza! If you are just joining us, you have some catching up to do! We are already at Day 9, so there are eight inspiring projects made by the talented Bloom Brigade that you won't want to miss!

In case you missed it.... If you play along with us during any one of the 12 days and try our project at hand, link up your creation HERE and you’ll be in the running for our Power & Spark 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. You read that right: you’ll have 12 ways to enter. Play along once or try all 12 days for more chances to win a $50 shopping spree to the Power Poppy ShopWon't that get you jingling this Christmas?!

Now what would Christmas be without the traditional Christmas Cracker ---- or Christmas Bon Bon as they are often known by here in Australia!  Hands up who wears the goofy tissue paper crowns on Christmas Day......I know there are more of you out there!!  ;)  You can either buy the pre-cut Cracker or even cut one yourself using a template or a Silhouette download.  I found a kit at my local store (yes it comes with the goofy tissue paper crowns) with the snaps, glitter and even jokes - but hey you can always print your own and even add special gifts inside!

Construct your cracker and then find some Christmas patterned paper and ribbon to tie the ends (with all your goodies inside).  Cut the paper to size and adhere to the middle of the cracker.

Stamp your chosen image - I've used Under Glass: Christmas Traditions - and colour with your favourite colouring medium.  I've stamped this fabby tree in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the tree.  I've also cut a piece of golden brown card using Lacy Ovals Nestabilities and popped the tree up on foam tape.

I've then adhered the decorative panel to the middle of my cracker...

Since I was getting all crafty, I figured why not make a quick, matching place card!  Simply take a piece of white card, punch the bottom with a border punch and fold in half.  Add a piece of red card and add some sparkle with Glitter Tape.  I've added a white oval die cut (to write the name on - I would have done that but my writing is AWFUL, so I spared you that!) and then stamp the tree from Under Glass: Christmas Traditions, colour with Copics, fussy cut and pop up on foam tape!

Are you singing carols, dreaming of a white Christmas (or a hot beachy Christmas for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere), wearing holly in your hair and got itchy fingers and can't wait to play along with our 12 Days of Christmas Challenge........then get creating and link your creation up HERE!  Whether you make a Christmas Cracker / Bon Bon, Place Card or any of the amazing projects that the Bloomies have created over the last nine days you can play along and are in with a chance to WIN!

I hope you've enjoyed these super easy and very quick Christmas projects and don't forget to pop back in tomorrow for the next gorgeous idea for your home!

Merry Christmas!


Esther Asbury said...

So many beautiful projects this month -- if only December had more weeks in it (or maybe I had less to do) so I could make some!

Mary W said...

I made these last year and had a bunch of poppers left. It was fun and I had forgotten about it. Got to go find the leftovers and make some for this year. Thanks for the cute reminds. Fun and easy to make, too.

Marianne said...

So fun. I really like the idea of the matching place cards.

Francine D said...

So cute. Ive never made crackers before. Love the tree embellishment.. great coloring!

Ann Catherine Wong said...

Oh so festive! The Christmas cracker is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.