Advent Challenge: Day 20 – Tunnocks Teacake Wrapper

Day 20: Tunnocks Teacake Wrapper

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You may have seen a version of this card on my blog previously, but I love it so much that I thought I’d share my new version of it with you. I made a few of these last year, but I confess, I stole the idea from another WordPress blog, HomeShoppingSpy. You can read the original article that inspired me here. It’s two years old now, but the idea remains – buy teacakes, eat teacakes, make cards using the wrappers. Really, what more could you ask for?! The main difficulty comes in training the family to remove the wrappers carefully, without tearing them, and without balling them up to make a cat toy either. But once you have a supply of wrappers, the cards are very easy to make.

To make this card:

  • Glue the wrapper onto some plain cardstock and leave to dry.
  • Cut the wrapper into a cracker shape by making a long rectangle, then cutting notches where the central silver circle is.
  • Tie two lengths of ribbon into a bow around the notches.
  • Attach the cracker to a Kraft card blank using adhesive foam pads.
  • Using a red pen, draw little stars over the background, and write a greeting in the bottom corner.

Tomorrow I’ll show you what you can use the leftover bits of wrapper for…

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Advent Challenge: Day 9 – Stars

Day 9: Stars

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More magazine freebies! I’m sure they would be quite easy to make from scratch too though, especially if you have a die-cutting machine. These are quite little cards and the stars measure 7cm at the widest point.

To make these cards:

  • Cut out a star shape from the free papers of a magazine, or cut a star shape out from card stock and decorate.
  • Mount the star onto some shiny or iridescent cardstock, and cut out.
  • Highlight around the sides with glitter glue.
  • Mount in the centre of a 10 cm square card using adhesive foam pads
  • Accent each corner using buttons or gems.

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The brown cardstock in the ‘Believe’ card is called Kraft card, and seems to be quite fashionable at present. Yes, it’s surprising, but even crafting has its fads and fashions!