Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Desk and a Cracker

It's Wednesday!  I get to stay home today! Hopefully I'll get some time to play at my desk.  And yes, you get to see what's happening on my desk as today is WOYWW, aka What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  If you're new to this check out Julia's blog, the Stamping Ground.  She's the head desker and starter this fun weekly blog tour over 5 years ago!  I've know blogs that haven't lasted that long!  Anyway, here's my desk today.

So what's going on here?  Well, I'm playing with some Spellbinder dies to make a Christmas card.  I seen an interesting card on Pinterest and I clicked through to the blog. This work is the beginning of my card.  You'll have to come back to see the end result. I have to admit it looks nothing like the inspiring card!

Now for the cracker.  Bet that threw you a bit.  I recently purchased the "Artiste" Cricut cartridge when I was in a hostess group for a friend in CTMH.  I also got the "Art Philosophy" cartridge.  I wanted to play with my Cricut more and decided to try a 3D project.  I've been told this shape is called a cracker.  I should have done a bit of research on it to learn more.

This was fun!  I can just imagine jewelry, candy, or even a gift card in this.  Just need to untie one of the ribbons and the box opens easily.

I cut out a snowman head from some of the scrap (I used almost all of the 12" square paper for this) and cut the labels using the same cartridge.  The stamped image is from my stash.  I used Wink of Stella on the eyes and nose of the snowman for a bit of bling.

I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Please pop on over to the Stamping Ground for the opportunity to view many more desks from all over and get inspired from projects of all kinds.  Thanks for coming by!


Lisca said...

Oh yes, I do like your Christmas cracker! Ideal for little pressies. Well done you! What a good idea.
Looking forward to seeing the finished card.
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Firstly thanks for the visit! Your desk looks fab and I love your cracker! Take care Zo xx 62

glitterandglue said...

That Christmas cracker is great, Carol. I'd certainly call that shape a cracker - don't know what else you could call it...? You could put a little present in it, or even make it a table centre..
Does it matter if your card doesn't look like the one you found on Pinterest? Surely it is there just to give you some inspiration, so you can then move on from it to your own design? Or am I mis-understanding what Pinterest is all about??!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #18

Hazel said...

What a cool cracker that is - love it. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great day and have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #69 x

jill said...

Thanks for dropping by earlier Carol. Didn't the cracker turn out great & will be a delight to give as extra gifts this Christmas. Happy woyww Jill #11

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love the Christmas cracker, great idea.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 36

Kelly said...

Great cracker! I loved those as a kid. I hadn't seen square ones. Cool! checked out the Pinterest card. Looking forward to your CAS Creative Blessings! Kelly #66

tocovya said...

Love the cracker, admire anyone who uses spellbinders, I love looking at the creations but the few I have have never come out the packet!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Carol,

I must admit I was intrigued by your post title! I hadn't heard those things called crackers either. They would certainly make a great gift box with some little bits of fun chocolates or hard candies.

Thanks for visiting me earlier. I can't believe it's Sunday already.
Happy WOYWW,
kay (31)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Carol, it is almost time for next woyww and just getting around :D wonderful sharing of the goodies you are making, fab!... Shaz in Oz.x PS thanks for popping over.