"Christmas Crackers"

 

Our Guest Instructor is Sharon Harnist

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Sharon is a native of Texas and has been involved in many different types of crafts all her life. She started scrapbooking in 1996 and was first introduced to rubber stamping in February 2004. In May of 2004, she became a demonstrator and instructor of rubber stamping, card making & scrapbooking in May of 2004. 

Sharon's favorite paper crafting projects are coloring stamped images, altering 3D items, card making and scrapbooking her two young daughters' photos.  She has been married for almost 14 years and is currently a stay-at-home Mom, developing a career in the paper crafting industry.

 

Supplies:

· Scor-Pal®

· 12"x 12" Cardstock

· 7"x 12”Designer Paper

· Zig Zag Scissors

·  Scor-Tape

· Ribbon

 

Step 1:

Glue the 7" x 12" patterned paper to the middle of the cardstock. If you place your cardstock on the Scor-pal and then line up the patterned paper vertically between 2 1/2" and 7" you will know exactly where to glue it. Score cardstock vertically at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10".  This will leave you with a 2" strip.

2 1/2"

      5"

7 1/2"

    10"

Step 2:

Turn cardstock ¼ turn and score vertically at 2 1/2" and 9 1/2"

Quarter turn

2 1/2"

Previous score lines not shown

Step 3:  Trim each end with decorative scissors (along the two ends you scored last).

 

Not to scale!

2 1/2" end

2 " end

9 1/2"

Step 4:

Apply Scor-Tape™ where indicated in the diagram, the thick black lines.

Step 5:

Fold cardstock into a square, placing the shorter 2” strip on the inside of the square.  Remove the covering from all 3 tapes and adhere to the folded edge of the 2” piece and the inner edge of the flap.

 

Step 6:

With the taped edge facing either up or down (it’s up in this photo), pinch together the side cardstock pieces (just on the ends, above the score mark) so they fold in and the top/bottom cardstock ends remain flat.

Step 8:

Tie the first end together with ribbon.

Step 9:

Fill the other open end of cracker with goodies or a gift, pinch ends and tie end closed. Place the recipient’s monogram on the outside and add a decorative tag, it desired.

Voilà a wonderful Christmas Crackers for your guests!