Hey all!!! Cristena here welcoming you to Day 10 of the 2022 12 Days of Crafting. For these 12 days the Cat Pack team will post a craft project which we hope will inspire you to make one of your own. There are prizes up for grabs if you choose to join in (more about that at the end of this post)
I decided I was going to have a bit fun with the digital sentiments of the Tree Cup Gnome. I made a few Christmas crackers. They are so much fun! I was even able to find some of the snaps that go inside so when you pull them they will make the pop noise!
They are so super easy to make! I printed out the sentiment by filling the page using my Silhouette software. Although, I am sure you could put it in word or any other program you use for printing your digital images.
After I colored the paper with Festive Berries Distress Ink I went about scoring the paper. The paper size of the smaller but thicker one is 10 x 7.5 inches. I scored it on the 7.5 side at every inch leaving 7 - 1 inch sections and 1 - .5 section.
I then flipped it to the 10 inch side and scored at 1.5, 2.25, and 3 inches from each end.
After scoring I burnished the score lines, then cut between the score lines I made on the 10 inch side in a diamond shape that was 1 x .75 you can see it on the diagram I made below.
Once all the diamond shapes were cut out I glued the snap at each end in the middle section of the cracker. I also glued the sides together by putting glue on the .5 left over bit under the 1 inch side.
I closed one side with some ribbon, and glued a circle in the end just to be safe that none of the candy or toys I put inside would actually come out.
I filled it with some cute squishy toys, some marching toys, candy, a joke, and a tissue crown. I finished it off by closing the other end with ribbon and gluing in a circle.
The brown part there is the snap. I cannot wait till my kids open these!
It's Day 10 and the theme is "Party Favors". Be sure to play along with us! Information is below:
To participate along with us:
1. Upload a project to the link below by December 24.
2. Be sure to let us know what day your project was inspired by.
3. TCP products are not required but are encouraged.
4. You may submit for any and all days but only once for each inspiration day.
5. Use #12DaysCrafting22 if uploading to social media.
Prizes include three $10 flash prizes and one $25 grand prize to be announced on December 30.
And to encourage you to use TCP products, we are offering a sale through December 6.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!