Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New Year's Crackers with Pippa Price

The new year is just around the corner! How will you celebrate? Today our December Guest Designer, Pippa Price, has a clever little project to share that would brighten up any New Year's celebration. She made her own set of New Year's crackers -- wow!

Pippa used one of the printable papers and the balloon centerpiece image from the Fun & Festive set to create this. She colored each little decorative motif by hand using Spectrum Noir pens. Here's a close-up of one of them.  You can see that she even shaded the balloons to look as if the ones in the background are showing through those in the foreground just slightly, as balloons do -- beautiful!

Pippa purchase some snaps, hats, and mottos from eBay with which to fill the crackers. Each cracker is made using a Memory Makers punch board, and decorated with patterned paper from this digi set. She tied the ends of one with some pretty purple ribbon to give it an extra festive touch.

She tells me that the little gift box that holds these sweet crackers is "cobbled together" from white cardstock. She didn't have any huge sheets with which to work, so she got creative (of course!) and put extra pieces to make the sides of the box. She cut an aperture into the lid, and lined it with snowy acetate film. She covered the area surrounding the aperture with the same printable paper from which she created the crackers. Each little cracker is adorable, but as a set, they are amazing, aren't they?

Pippa calls these "New Year Crackers" because of the theme she chose, but reminds us that these could be made for Christmas, too, or any special celebration, really. How excited would the guests at your next party be to get a clever little creation like this as a party favor? This is definitely one I'm going to have to try -- I know my girls will love helping to make -- and use! -- some of these. Great idea, Pippa, and we thank you for sharing it with all of us!

We'll be back with one last share by Pippa next week. In the meantime, don't forget to stop by her blog -- "Views from the Craft Room" -- and leave her some love! :-)

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