Back in the day, that time my sister married a Canadian, we celebrated our first Canadian Christmas. Our holiday dinner table was lovely and at each guest’s place setting was an adorable Christmas cracker. Nowadays Christmas crackers are everywhere because . . . you know . . . American consumerism, but back then they weren’t so obvious. My family had the delight that Christmas of cracking open our very first Christmas crackers! Guess what? I didn’t realize that they actually “crack” when opened – there was smoke involved people! Great hilarity ensued and I believe my brother-in-law wore his crown for the remainder of the meal which may just be another Old English tradition that I am unaware of.
It is a sweet tradition for so many reasons and I always admire those paper party poppers when they catch my eye. So after hearing somewhere (Pinterest?) that making Christmas crackers with the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board is a snap I decided to give it a go. Here are a few different versions that I whipped together in no time. Check out my video tutorial and see for yourself just how easy-peasy they are!
Description: Designer Series Paper measures 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ – Scored on long edge (landscape) at 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 4-1/2″, 5″, 5-1/2″ then scored on short edge (portrait) at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″