When is a cracker not a cracker?.....when it's a rocket. John Next Door's new faceted cracker die just lends itself to adaptation, for me it has a more masculine appeal than the usual style cracker.
To get the pointed top to the rocket I cut out alternate triangles on one end, making sure to turn them into tabs for sticking the top together. I cut one in rough card as a prototype first so I didn't waste my mirri card.
While the cracker was flat I also coloured the inside of the base red and removed small triangles from the middle of each section to look like the rocket has fins.
I have a small globe stamp that I then covered with the sentiment embossed in silver, die cut with a circle and then added it to a die cut scalloped circle. A small hole punched through this disc meant I could then add silver elastic cord and add it to the top of the rocket. To seal the bottom part of the cracker I used some silver peel off strips wrapped around twice, this will make it easy to open to get at the gift inside.
With the rocket assembled I stuffed it with red tissue paper and left a small end sticking out to look like flames as it takes off. These would be great for a children's party, swap the wording for their name or age.
I love this die, it has so many possibilities, including Sam's pillow box. It will remain a firm favourite at any time of year, afterall, a cracker is not just for Christmas.
Materials List Available from your local craft shop
JND139 - Faceted Cracker
CAT002 - Glue Glaze
S57085 - Stix2 Ultra Clear Tape 6mm (Redline Tape)
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Gold and/or Silver
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - For A Child
C.R.A.F.T. - Box or Bag
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes