Monday, 23 July 2012

Christmas in July

For my FCCB wedding favour boxes click here.

Hello again,today I am so excited to be hosting the challenge over at BBTB2.
Instead of a specific cricut cut I went with a  theme.
The theme is 'Christmas in July'.
It's a great chance to get a head start on Christmas.

We would like to see your cricut made cards,layouts or 3D projects.
Here is what I came up with....

At Christmas we have our traditional tree full of ornaments lovingly collected over
the years and I have a little tree in my dining room full of papercrafted treats.
These will join them.One for each member of our household.

Here's a close up...

I used clear rock candy distress crackle paint and glossy accents.

All layered up and inked.


TBBM2 - crackers cut and scored at 6"
If I had cut at 5.75" I would have got 2 crackers from one 12 x 12 paper!
Will remember that for next time!
Art Philosophy - tree & ornament cut at 2.5"
- holly at 2"
All multi cut and layered,I liked how the holly peeled with the crackle
DP - Tim Holtz kraft resist - Christmas Memories
Red seam binding from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces.

I like how these turned out.The cardstock is glazed and I added some
distress ink colour to parts of them.
Just need to add a snap and game.
(We play lots of silly games - who am I? Dare,Forfeit etc!!)

I am also entering this over at Little Scrap pieces - Christmas in July.
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July - card or gift box

Do check out my fellow designers as they have lots more inspiration
for you. We love seeing your projects.

Jayne x


  1. Jayne ~ these are just INCREDIBLE! I LOVe what you did with the crackle paint and glossy accents! The burlap in the back is the PERFECT touch too! I LOVE the idea of paper crafts on the table too! Thanks for all the inpiration todday ~ actually ALWAYS!! Have fun this over there ~ Let the games begin!!! Can't wait to watch!!

  2. Jayne, thanks for a fun challenge and WOW girl, love those favors, hugs

  3. These are just so Beautiful! I love how it turned out especially the crackle paint. Awesome inspirations my friend.

  4. Outstanding. These came out so cool they look pretty vintage to I love the crackle paint and the holly leaves look great.

  5. Oh my word, these are just fantastic and I was so excited to get to read your post. It turns out your little boxes are exactly what I had in mind for my small Christmas tree this year. I want to have some little favors on hand for friends that stop by. I love the dimension and shine on the embellishments. Thanks for a wonderful challenge this week to get me thinking ahead and planning for the holiday.

  6. these are just gorgeous Jayne. I am a big fan of Christmas Crackers, I grew up with them in Australia and made them with my mum from a kit, but in the U.S they aren't as popular : (, so this year it's just my hubby and I so I'm going to make some from my Cricut, hope they look as good as yours hugs x

  7. Those are so cute. I love them. You did a great job and I think the way you crackled the decorations is just super.
    I have been wanting to get that cartridge but was told you need a scoring blade and I can't seem to find it anywhere. TFS

  8. Jayne, these are just perfect for a paper decorated tree. Thanks for a fun challenge.

  9. I love these Jayne! These are so cool and will look great on your paper crafted tree! I love the paper you used for the base and I love the die cuts that you used on the crackers. Great challenge my friend, hugs!

  10. Great challenge, Jayne. I love you 3D crackers(?). The paper is so pretty and I love the glossy accents on the cut outs.

  11. Wow, Jayne, these are so GORGEOUS!! The paper you used is so awesome and the burlap is such a fun touch!! The crackle paint and glassy accents look so fabulous!! Love these my friend!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. WOW Jayne,these are AMAZING!I LOVE all the great details on them,they look AMAZING!hope you had a great weekend!!!:)

  13. Jayne so fabulous your creations always astound me so many wonderful details. thank you so much for joining my challenge means so very much to me....Karen

  14. Great looking crackers! Love the burlap and the pretty details! These will be pretty on your tree!

  15. Awesome as usual Jayne! I love how you added the burlap, it is a nice touch. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  16. Thanks for a great challenge..I was a little late..but I am up and running..Your creation is really neat:) Krista

  17. Very unique. I like them a lot. TFS

  18. Beautiful favor the use of burlap and colors.

  19. These are fabulous, Jayne! I love the various accents you've added to the images for the crackle/gloss look. Fantastic!! I do think you are the queen of 3-D paper packages!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  20. This project is so awesome, and yes I do think may have phycologically cooled us off a bit, maybe even for real, we will wait and see what the weather is today...but besides that,I love the project and the elements you added are so cool.....


  21. LOVE it Jayne! These look wonderful and I like the designer paper you used to create those crackers!

  22. Jayne, these are fantastic! I love the crackle paint, the distressing and the cute burlap! So cute!
    Sherrie K

  23. Jayne I love these. Love the vintage feel and the burlap accent. The cute little cuts from Art Philosophy look amazing. Like little cut out cookies we used to make and hang on our trees. I definitely am going to try making some cracker boxes. Thanks for great inspiration.

  24. So cute - the burlap is such a perfect touch!
    Cheers, Karen

  25. perfect as always jayne you know youre one of my very favorite creators :)thanks for the fun challenge this week :)

  26. These are lovely Jayne, love your idea for different tree's and ways to show off your creations.
    I am so missing my Cricut, it died during our move and I haven't replaced it as yet! lol
    Kim xXx

  27. Absolutely Beautiful Jayne! I love these!!!

  28. I'm moving a bit slowly this week, Chickie but I do absolutely adore your crackers. It's because of you I finally bought the cart. Love it! Thanks for a fab challenge. xxD

  29. Hi Jayne, what a fun project and the crackle paint is so cool!!! Love the vintage papers too. Thank you for joining us this week at My Craft Spot :)

  30. These are gorgeous, Jayne!! Love the crackle paint! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  31. OOh I love your crackers Jayne! So festive and so beautifully decorated.