Saturday, 27 July 2013

Vintage Lace Christmas Cracker Place Settings

It's Christmas in July over here at DipsDesigns and this week's blog uses the fabulous Tonic Christmas Cracker Die to make Vintage Lace Christmas Cracker Place Settings.  This it the sort of project that you can start now, and then come Christmas Day, everyone will think you are a SuperStar with your gorgeous, bespoke Christmas table settings!

Project Recipe:
Stamp: Crafter's Companion
Colouring Mediums: Promarker & Flexmarker Pens, Fluid Chalk Ink, Memento Ink
Paper & Card: Glitter Card, PaperCraft4You, Neenah Stamping Card
Tools: Tonic Studios Christmas Cracker Die, Star Box Die, Butterflies Beautiful Dies, Crafts-Too Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Score Board, Grand Calibur
Embellishments: Rhinestone crystals, glitter, double satin ribbon, lace

I used my Tonic Studios to make the cracker but I extended the die to make a longer cracker - you can see how I did this on my blog for Tonic Studios here

To make the topper, I stamped the pretty little holly sprig from a great set of A-May-Zing Christmas Stamps from Crafter's Companion twice onto Neenah Stamping Card and coloured with Christmas 2012 Limited Edition Promarkers, before washing the whole tag with Antique White Flexmaker Pen. Finally, I cut out the holly leaves fromone image to decoupage on the other, before adding some sparkling crystals as berries.  To make the cracker into a place setting, from my computer, I printed "Mum" out in a pretty font in pink ink onto a tiny banner die cut, also washed with Antique White Flexmaker Pen.

I used my Tonic Christmas Star Box die, but once again, cut off the tabs and then used my Martha Stewart scoreboard to crease the star so that I could fancy-fold it.  I glittered the edge with a quicky glue pen and Martha Stewart glitters.  Finally, I cut a 3.5cmx30.5cm strip of patterned paper and scored it every 0.5cm, concertina folded it and made a rosette from it before putting all the elements together.

To make the cracker, I cut strips of polka dot patterned paper and embossed them through a Crafts-Too polka dot embossing folder.  I then trimmed the ends with a pretty cotton lace and pink double satin ribbon.

Hope you've enjoyed this little festive post for Christmas in July, Seasons Greetings to all my blog readers - Ho Ho Ho!

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  1. I love this, I have had this die on my wishlist for ages, fabulous! Kim

  2. fab,love the colours. sue xx

  3. Oh, well done. This is just perfect and thank you for telling us how you made it. The colours and the papers and everything are beautiful!

  4. This is lovely and fabulous colours too. Hugs, Claire x

  5. What a fab project, love the colourscheme too

  6. Wow, fabulous table place setting for the holidays! Thanks for sharing your project at DCD this week.

  7. Fabulous creation and a good idea for Christmas table setting.
    Anne x

  8. wow this is the colour combination x

  9. what an amazing project, your Christmas table will look amazing, do take a photo for us, Fi x

  10. wow, that's what I call a Christmas cracker! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Michaela xx

  11. Gorgeous project...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  12. You are scaring me Dips - I have not even started with Christmas cards yet LOL. But what a beautiful project. Your table will look fab on Christmas Day.
    Heike xx

  13. Now this is one posh cracker :D

  14. Oh WOW !! this is one fabulous cracker !! I am sure your Christmas table is going to look fantastic ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  15. beautiful cracker x

  16. Hello....lovely Christmas creation,looks super!! thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

  17. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  18. WOW this is stunning my crackers never turn out like this.
    DC HOP

  19. Love this fun treat popper. Beautiful work and great sets of two for DCD

  20. Gorgeous place settings! Thanks for sharing at Simply Create Too.

    Hugz Marjo

  21. What a fabulous cracker! I love the roset on it! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  22. great Christmas cracker love the embossing
    carol x

  23. Great project. Your table will look super with those on. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  24. What a great project. The cracker looks amazing. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  25. Loving your cracker :-) Thanks for taking part in our "more than on fold" challenge over at Fussy and Fancy. xx

  26. Such a gorgeous project! Thank you so much for joining us in the Fussy and Fancy Challenge:) x
    hugs Nikki x

  27. This is a fabulous Christmas Cracker, thank you so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  28. Wow, this is an amazing Christmas cracker table decoration, I made my own one year too, it's a lot of fun isn't it (lot of time too lol). Yours colours are gorgeous and I love that star. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, XOX Lucy


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