Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Crackers..



Today I'm sharing a simple Christmas cracker that was created for Issue 4 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine http://issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs/issue4
These are so fun to make and are really simple. I punched a piece of white cardstock for the centre and added Crissy's adorable Santa Claws stamp (available in rubber) to the snowflake and glued it to the centre of the cracker. You can also buy the crackers. Look for a simple pattern so you can add your own touches and fun embellishments.
I didn't realize until after the magazine came out that some of my U.S. blogger friends weren't familiar with crackers. So I'll give a brief description. At Christmas time each person has one at their place setting and you and the person next to you each grab and end and pull. They make a crack/pop sound and tear open to reveal a small toy, funny joke and a paper hat. I have seen them at Michael's in North Dakota and Martha Stewart has a sample on her website that was featured on one of her shows.
Oh and Happy Halloween Everyone!

14 comments:

ДжуJIbетта said...

Как красиво!

Astrid said...

Very Very lovely this cracker.
Hugs strid

Auntie Em said...

Your crackers are adorable! My mother loved having crackers for everyone for our Christmas dinner. We have so many pics of everyone wearing the silly hats from them. Thank you for sharing your sweet creation and bringing back some lovely memories! :)

Evgenia Petzer said...

love crackers! yours is stunning! the envelope is on its way! should take about 10 days!

MILA25 said...

Słodziutkie :)

Kelly Schelske said...

What a wonderful idea, fabulous Lori!

МД в картинках said...

So cute and bright=)

Sandra said...

This is a fab idea :) Sandra H

Loz ♥ said...

this is gorgeous! we call them 'bon bons' over here in Australia! it's not Christmas without them :)

Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie x x x

Hanneke said...

This is so cute! Love the image you've used. Hugs, Hanneke

Craftdee said...

Great idea...cute image too. TFS, Dee

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lori.

Hugs Riet.xx

superdidine said...

I love your christmas cracker it's gorgeous! And thanks for the adress of the whimsy stamps inspirations magazine it is wonderful !