Friday, 9 December 2011

My Christmas Cracker Gift Box

I saw some card crackers that Bev Rochester had embellished on her blog here for little gifts to go in but saw they cost £7 for 10 which I thought was quite expensive so I thought if I spent some time on the measurements that I am sure I can make some of those but I wanted to be able to use any of my lovely Martha Stewart punches on the ends instead of just the three loops you get on each side of the bought ones that Bev has used.

I know my one doesn't look as luxurious as Bev's but I did make mine from scratch with just a piece of A4 card.

I hope it might give other crafters inspiration to try and make them from scratch and save money at the same time which can't be bad.

I am entering this project into the following challenges

Partytime Tuesdays Holiday Greeting
Tuesday Throwdown Celebrate the season
ABC Christmas Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie Anything goes
Belli Challenge Winter or Christmas
Digistamps for joy Christmas no animals
Divas by design Anything goes
Freshly brewed Christmas
Inky Impressions Ribbons
My mums crafts shop Christmas
Aud sentiments Holiday sentiments
Crafty Ribbons Traditional colours for christmas
Meljens Use green
MAWTT Last minute christmas
Paper crafting journey Christmas
Southern girls Ribbon
Crafty Catz Anything goes
Fairytale Gift packaging
Inspire me Fridays Anything goes
Patties creations Christmas
Raise the bar Christmas
Stampin for the weekend Christmas
2 sisters Christmas
Challenge up your life Box/Packaging
Crafty Emmas Traditional christmas
So artful Tis the season

Thanks for looking x


  1. Oh Julie this is great! Will you be doing a tutorial for us? I have been after doing some of these for ages but wasn't sure just where to start. Mine would be for next year now, and how organised that would be!! I love it! Judy x

  2. Wow its gorgeous Julie and so traditional looking.Thanks for joining us this week over at the CES Challenge!

  3. Wow! Julie this is gorgeous!! You have done so well making this from scratch. I love the border edges - so pretty!! and the embellishments are perfection - stunning project!!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  4. How pretty! Love your design for this! Thanks so much for joining us at So Artful!

  5. This is so very pritty! I pet somebody will be very happy about it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  6. What a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Tracy x

  7. Oh I love this Julie, I might try one of these myself! Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  8. Wow, this is terrific! (I had the same thought as you when I saw how much they cost!) I really like the Martha Stewart punched border, it looks so good!

    Can I be cheeky and ask what the measurements are? I am totally naff at maths (still count on my fingers lol!)

    love MagsB x

  9. What a clever idea! They are beautiful! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli challenge.

  10. It's beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs
    Happy Holidays!

    :) Gale, DT

  11. OMGosh this is one very adorable creation I love the image and the design & layout and the colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  12. I have emailed those you have asked for the mreasurements, thanks for all your lovely comments. Hugs Julie x

  13. Fab project, it just shows what we can all do when we put our minds to it, thanks for joining us at Divas

  14. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining with Fairy Tale challenge blog this time.
    Jo x

  15. absolutely gorgeous thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  16. Julie this is gorgeous, lovely cracker and so well made, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey xx

  17. WOW, this is so nice! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  18. Great idea and cute crackers. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  19. Wow, this is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with use at Party TIme Tuesdays!

  20. Eine wunderschöne Verpackung hast Du gewerkelt, Danke fürs Mitmachen bei CUYL.


  21. Oh this is fab - I amde one too on Saturday lol... aren't they great!! thanks for playing at inky impressions xx

  22. Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas' Challenge #34, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  23. Gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  24. I'm well impressed as I bought some after seeing Bev's!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and hope to see you again soon
    Hugs Laurie x

  25. Oh wow, what a wonderful gift box! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

  26. This is absolutely gorgeous. So perfect in every way. Im your newest follower and look forward to seeing your new creations. Best wishes, Jill :)

  27. Absolutely stunning. Bet these will look superb on the table at christmas.

  28. What a lovely project
    Thank you for joining us this month at
    Love Jan

  29. Hello a very beautiful christmas box and a great design.

    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  30. Wow - these are fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  31. Wow, gorgeous cracker! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  32. I think these christmas crackers are fabulous and yours are no exception!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! Hugsxx

  33. Great projects. Thanks for playing along with Aud Sentiments this challenge!!

  34. Thanks so much for entering your beautifully executed creation in our Digistamps 4 Joy "Merry Christmas - no animals" challenge.
    luv n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  35. I adore homemade crackers, Julie!

    I hope that you're enjoying the holidays with your family. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the December challenge.


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