Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Poppers or Crackers? Seasonal Colors make your own Fall designer paper

Some people call these poppers and some call them crackers.  I like to stuff mine with mints and put the on a table for decorations.  

This is an easy fast envelope punch board project. It's part of the fall collection we are creating Sat Sept 30 2pm at the Hartland Library.

1.Cut the paper 5 ½ x 6” you can use designer paper or stamp your own design – stamp first, then score.  My stamping is in Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  I think it would look great to add in Always Artichoke as well.  

2.The 6” is the length of the cracker (think about any directional pattern your paper has)
3.With the 6” along the top score at 1 1/4 and 4 3/4
4.With the 5 ½ along the top score at 1 ¼, 2 ½, 3 ¾ and 5”
5.Fold all score lines

6.With the 6” along the top of the punchboard, line the paper at the 1 1/4 “ punch (no scoring)
7.Flip over the paper, score at 1 ¼
8.Tip: I put a yellow sticky note at the 1 ¼” on the punch board (see top left photo), it keeps me right there at 1 ¼ (good if you’re doing a lot and enjoying a glass of wine)
9.Repeat for all folds – see photo above for how it looks when all the punching is completed

10.Put tear n tape along the ½ edge see my arrows??

11.Pinch one end of the cracker and tie with about 8” of ribbon, then put the candy and tie the other end (yup I’ve tied both ends then thought… hmm should have put in some chocolate mints J)

Quick fun fall decor. I hope you make one.

Let me know if you want to join us for class on Saturday - we'll make the candle, the popper/cracker and 2 pretty fall cards.  I'll also demo some other projects that I've made for table decor with this same set.

Happy stamping, MaryKate

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