Crackers in a Box

CASING cards

CASING cards

I’m excited to be participating in Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop again this month, which we are focussing on CASING our own card.

October Theme

If you are new or have never heard of a blog hop before it is a group of participants that create a project that may or may not have a theme and they “hop” together. The hopping means that there is a list of names of the other participants at the bottom of this post and you can click on their links and see all the wonderful projects that have been created. This is a great way to see the talent of other demonstrators that you may not have come across before, as this particular blog hop is only for Stampin’ Up Demonstrators.

I am linking back to the original creator of this project because when I did make this a few years ago I was not blogging or doing any social media so I don’t actually have anything of mine to link back to.

Casing the Holiday Catalogue

In the new Holiday Catalogue on page 31, there is also a picture of another project that I CASEd. I think my project is a mismatch of the two ideas combined.

Crackers in a Box

The Holiday Catalogue has the crackers scored every 1 ¾ inch, however, I wanted to be very savvy with this glorious DSP and get the most out of it, so wanted each cracker to be 6 x 6, therefore you get the 4 crackers out of one sheet of the DSP. For this, I used Angelina’s measurements in inches and scored at 1 3/8, 2 ¾, 4 1/8 and 5 ½. I then turned the DSP and scored at ¾, 2 1/8 and then turned the DSP 90 degrees and scored the same ¾, 2 1/8.

Since this video the envelope punch board has retired, so using the idea from the Holiday Catalogue I am using the smaller of the bauble punches available. I found it easier to adhere the small ½ inch piece down (put tape on the DSP side that you want to see) and then fold these together. They will pretty much line up.

Flat Fold Picture

Diamonds forever

I then folded back the other way (push out the diamond shape) to ensure that it is a square fit. Whilst it is folded then push the bauble punch in as far as it goes and line the middle up with the score lines that are already there and punch. You will need to do this each end. Then push the box open to fold the other way and you will need to punch out the baubles again. You need to ensure that you line this up well as there is only a slight gap between the punches. Then you simply push the two ends down and because of the other score lines, it will fold up easily.

Folded Cracker

To make the box I used 2 sheets of A4 cardstock cut to 8 ¼ x 9 inches. Scored the first one on all four sides at 1 ½ inches. The second one I moved out slightly from the scoreboard (about 1/16th of an inch – a trick I have learnt from Sam Hammond (Pootles)) and then score all four sides again at 1 ½ inches. Cut up one side of the corners and notch out a little bit and then put the box together. It will be a snug fit and the four crackers fit in nicely.

I would appreciate if you took the time to leave a comment below and I would love it if you could continue with your casing of the blog hop and click on the next participant’s link.

Next Picture

Interested in any of the products used??

Do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!

I would be happy to help you place an order. If you would like a catalogue please let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.

Product List

13 thoughts on “CASING cards”

  1. Crikey Vickie, how cute is your project? I love both but I am really loving the latest with the gorgeous DSP. TFS & thanks for joining us this month.

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