08 December 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas: On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

by Veronica

Hello and welcome again to another FABULOUS day of the "12 Days of Christmas" with the My Creative Time Design Team! I'm sure you've hopped here from Trell's blog, but if you haven't - take a detour over to Emma's blog to make sure that you don't miss a thing!

Christmas is quickly drawing near and I am SO excited for my family's Christmas Eve Eve celebration! Even as a little girl, I remember dreaming of one day hosting my family's Christmas party. I envisioned all the beautiful decorations I would put up, all the wonderful desserts I would make and all the laughter my family would be sharing. Christmas is such a magical time of year for me! This year, my family has decided to focus on the children at Christmas (my nieces and nephews - no kids for us yet!). Instead of swapping presents with my parents and siblings, we'll spend our attention (and our money) on the kids.

But who doesn't love to open SOMETHING for Christmas, right? To make sure that NO ONE goes without a special surprise this year, I've whipped up these fun Christmas Crackers! They'll be set at each place setting (duel purpose: adorable table decor + fun surprise!) and our guests will get to *crack* them open to reveal the treat inside.

Inside each cracker are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses, Hershey's Mint Chocolate Kisses (Yeah... they make those! Yum!), some ribbon for added flair and a corny Christmas joke. I can't help myself - corny jokes are just kind of my thing! They're fun to tell and appropriate for everyone!

Here's one for ya: What's Godzilla's son's name? Ponder that for a bit and see the answer at the end of this post.

These crackers are VERY easy to create! All you need to make them are tissue paper, ribbon, fillers, paper/embellishments to decorate the outside and... toilet paper rolls! Fabulous, right? Hint: Ask your relatives to save their toilet paper rolls for you. I can't BELIEVE how many I've been able to score!
This is NOT my original idea! I saw this project done my Ms. Jinger Adams of Provocraft. There's even a video you can watch which will walk you through the steps!

To make my crackers EXTRA cute, I used My Creative Time's All Around Christmas stamp set for the embellishment in the center (colored with my Copics). I punched the stamped center out with my 1-3/8" circle punch and layered it onto coordinating card stock cut with MCT's Stitched Circle Die.

I can't wait to see the looks on my guests' faces when they see their surprise crackers! If you're interested in trying this project out or just LOVE corny jokes, you can download a file for the Christmas Jokes here. (These jokes are not original to me. I found them on various websites and compiled a .PDF to print for my crackers. I used the font "Mountains of Christmas" for the jokes.)

***12 Days of Christmas Give Away Alert***

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Thanks again for stopping by on our hop today - I'm your last stop. Come by again tomorrow for more fun Christmas ideas!

I hope you were inspired!

Oh, and Godzilla's son's name? JESUS-zilla!

I know... HILARIOUS, right? That one gets me every time! Share it with your friends!


-Veronica

139 comments :

  1. LOL..... I have NEVER seen ANYTHING LIKE this before!!!! WOW!!! I just watched Jinger's video real quick so I can get the full effect by watching her crack one open!!! hehehehe!! Yours came out FABULOUS my sweet friend!!!
    BIG HUGE HUGS!
    Emma;)

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  2. Love the cracker idea. Gloria Contreras
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  3. I love this idea! Your crackers look so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  4. This is a great way to use recycles! I Think this is fantastic!
    Slatsinhi@yahoo.com

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  5. Just like back in the UK but I think these are even cuter! Well done.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  6. Yet another creative project.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  7. Great way to recycle.
    angel hugs
    Debby
    angels5.2005 at gmail dot com

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  8. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
    lclass003 atgmail dotcom

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  9. Neat idea! I think I might borrow it.

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  10. OMGoodness ... you are too funny. Love that joke :) And those treats are just adorable. I just might have to borrow this idea!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  11. Veronica, you CRACK me up!!!! This is such a cute little idea. Thanks for including the jokes PDF too!!! Love it! I must make these before Christmas Eve so my family can enjoy them too!! We too are focusing on the kids this year and it will be nice to have something for everyone to unwrap! Awesome idea!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  12. Such a cute idea! I made crackers for my family after watching Jinger's video but I cheated because I found one already made and embellished them.
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  13. Well that one might be corny but it made me giggle. Thank you for the page of jokes.
    I intended to make crackers last year, I even bought the poppers to go in them to make them pop, but never got around to making them, maybe this year. Your's turned out great and I know your family is going to love them. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  14. Veronica, your crackers turned out so cute! I might need to get busy and make these for Christmas!!!

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  15. I've never heard of Christmas crackers until a few weeks ago. I love the idea! Yours look fabulous!

    Hugs!
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  16. oh my gosh these are so cute, I too used toilet paper rolls this year to hide goodies. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea;s with us. You rock girl!!
    Veronica from western NY
    familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com
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  17. Hi veronica, I love all your ideas what I like the most is that you always use very vivid colors, I love those candies thank you for sharing.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
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  18. these are soooo adorable! great great idea!
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  19. Oh Sweetie,

    I can't wait till I get to have mine-These are so very, very cute. Our family and friends are going to love them. You are very talented ( oh yeah, your mine)!

    Love ya,

    Mom

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  20. You crack me up!! These are so cute and a fun little treat!!

    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  21. Super cute little candy boxes! TFS
    :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com
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  22. Great project, yummy treats inside! Perfect combination for happines.
    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  23. Love your fun project!!!
    TFS the link to the video also :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  24. super super cute!!

    hahaha @ your corny joke!! corny, but i still LOL-ed.

    Jamie
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  25. Awesome Idea !!! :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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  26. Hahaha Veroncia you crack me up! I love reading your posts and love your sense of humor! We would hit it off great hee hee! Love these and love how you used Emma's stamps to decorate! I'm sure everyone will have a fit over them I know I would!! I love your style and everything you have made this week has been amazing! Hugs, Leanne

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  27. Your Christmas crackers are wonderful, Veronica. Great job and love the rosettes. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  28. You are to funny...I have loved your posts since Day 1 I usually go get a cup of coffee before I start reading...(LOL). Super cool project...love it!!
    croptilludrop@gmail.com

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  29. Wonderful creations! Love the idea of christmas crackers - how fun! TFS
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  30. Super cute and another cute project.
    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  31. this is such a great idea! so cute!!
    thanks for sharing!
    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  32. Awesome project! Who wouldn't love to crack these open?!?

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  33. cute love the idea looks fabulous love the colors you used.
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

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  34. Love these crackers
    Love anything involving sweet treats!
    janette09@comcast.net

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  35. love this project!!!


    rosiemini@gmail.com
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  36. Cute joke!! And I love the crackers!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  37. What a fun idea....may have to do this myself!
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. Those crackers are just adorable! I really like the colors that you are using! Great job!

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  39. I love the little treat rolls, Christmas crackers! Great job!

    Debbie H.

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  40. I never heard of the crackers before. Neat idea!

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  41. Very very cute and festive, love that idea and the joke is cute. :)

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  42. What a Great Idea. These are very cute and festive. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. very cleaver great job TFS!!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  44. Love these nutcrackers! Such bright colors, they are so festive. mprantner at gmail dot com

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  45. What cute little boxes! Fun! callyann
    callyannc@live.com

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  46. so super cute. Love all of your stuff!
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  47. Love your Christmas crackers!!! Adorable idea!

    Julie L.
    jlearned at charter dot net

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  48. really cute idea!!!! LOL I actually got the answer to your joke right!!! cute idea..
    gloria
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  49. Adorable!
    Great job on the treats:0)

    bex@
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  50. These are far too cute! I love, love, love them. The colors and the jokes are perfect!! What a fun party you're going to have!!

    at home ink at q dot com

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  51. Oh too funny, that one made me smile. Love those little favors too. They will look great on your table. Thankyou. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  52. Love these, they are so pretty!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  53. What a fun project! Love all the bright colors and rosettes on them.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  54. These are SO adorable! They are going to love them. For one they are beautiful, for two who doesn't love to crack open a bunch of surprises, goodies and jokes! I love it! This is yet another awesome idea, I'm loving EVERYTHING you ladies are showing me! So much INSPIRATION so little TIME! Hugs- Glora

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  55. What a great idea! This is one of my favorite projects that I have seen today. amazing!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  56. Awesome idea and such great ideas this week on the hop!!! Linda harris lsunflower58@aol.com

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  57. Cute and festive.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  58. Love love love these the bright colors well done.

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  59. To stinkin cute! I'm sure everyone is gonna love them

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  60. Adorable ornaments!!
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  61. Great idea for Christmas crackers!!! Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  62. These are too cute Veronica!! Im sure they will be a big hit!

    hugs

    Nancy

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  63. Gah! So jealous.. Can you create something that is not super cute and/or fun?! Lol. I love this idea and thanks for posting a video link too! Videos are always super helpful to me.

    Thanks for sharing!
    misshoanggg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. So very pretty love all the colors.
    F.U.N.
    Bobbi

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  65. Your crackers are beautiful. Your family will LOVE them. Fabulous job on these Veronica! LOve and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  66. So super cute. I'm going to watch the video. TFS!

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  67. Great job.
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  68. The crackers brought back lot of memories from Christmasses when I was very young , a long time ago. Thank you. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  69. These are awesome,Veronica!! Love those crackers!! Might need to make some of these!! :)

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  70. Just love these crackers. so much fun
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  71. Too too cute! TFS.

    Debbie B.
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  72. These are so cute! I love the paper and the bright colors! Love everything you have made for this hop! :)
    Tracy M

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  73. Love this idea.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  74. CUTE!!! I love these. What a great idea.
    Hugs,
    Kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

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  75. LOL, really cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  76. Neat idea. My hubby liked the joke also.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  77. Fabulous idea! Love the fan fold embellies.
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  78. Fun idea! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  79. I love, love, love these. What fun and fab dinner table decoration. I'm making these for sure if I can find the snap insert or crack insert or whatever it's called. Thanks for sharing.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  80. NICE CRACKERS..THE COLORS ARE BEAUTIFUL!!

    Mickey
    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  81. so cute. love the creativity you have!! parkernana5@cox.net

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  82. Each day of this hop gets BETTER AND BETTER!! This idea ROCKS!! I LOVE it..Thank you so much for sharing and the inspiration. Hugz:)
    DevinTaylorCreations@gmail.com

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  83. love the Christmas crackers. these are so cute. i am sure your guests will love them.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  84. These are soooo great!!! What a neat idea. And you decorated them sooo cute! love the joke ;)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  85. OMGosh, I love these! It can't get any more festive than this! lol Enjoy Christmas with your neices and nephews!!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  86. That is such a great idea!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  87. I like the ideas of crackers...great idea! The joke was so obvious I missed it...very funny stuff :D
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  88. Very cute...great job!

    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  89. love the crackers for table decorations. thanks for sharing - dsebby404@yahoo.com

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  90. what a great idea!

    rebecca_k81 at hotmail dot com

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  91. Awesome idea! Great job! Denise. Queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  92. This is SO FUN!! I can just imagine the possiblities for filling them...so cool! I will defintely scaplift this:) Thanks for the inspiration:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  93. Boy, I sure wish I was joining your family celebration. Fun, fun, fun. Great surprise treats. I love those crackers.
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  94. Love the Chinese Cracker ideafor Christmas. I do them for m kids on New Years and 4th of July

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  95. These are so cute! Love the colors you used!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  96. Adorable project!! I love it!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  97. super fun project! TFS

    Carol W.
    workmanscraps(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. ooh what fun! TFS
    Evelyn
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  99. Your Christmas crackers are so cute. I love this idea. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  100. nice idea!
    mygypsierose@sbcglobal.net

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  101. Super cute great idea using crackers. Thanks for sharing
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  102. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing this fun idea.
    lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

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  103. What a great project, so bright and fun!
    Pam at
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  104. They are all so cute. Yes everyone loves something to open on Christmas. Great job!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  105. What a fun idea! They look great! Thanks for sharing.


    Danielle
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  106. Your cracker is such a cute idea and I love the details & colors you used to decorate them!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  107. All your projects have been so great, and wonderful ideas. Thanks, shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  108. They are so colorful and fun looking.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  109. Another cute idea! I love this hop and cant wait for the remaining days!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  110. Once again you crack me up early in the morn. HA! I too love those corney jokes! Keep 'em coming. Love the crackers...neat idea for the office folks.

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  111. beautiful project!
    love the rosettes!
    :)

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  112. What FUN and perfect gifts these are!!! LOVE them!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  113. Ms Veronica - you are a hoot. I love your little joke that was great. I might borrow it too. As far as these crackers. OH MY GOODNESS what a darling little "gift" for your guest. I love these and the paper, the stamp and the cute ribbons perfect.

    Thanks for sharing the video

    Thanks for sharing.
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  114. I love Christmas crackers! Yours are sooooo cute!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  115. I love crackers!These look great!Great job!surfnfroggie at aol dot com

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  116. Oh very cute!!! Your party is going to be so great because you have such a beautiful spirit about you!!! Your excitement is contagious!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  117. Love this! So Creative! Love the colors that you used. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  118. your crackers turned out great! I'm sure everybody will love them!!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  119. What a cute and Crafty idea.
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  120. Oh wow this is super cute and easy.
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  121. these look like FUN! and i love the colors! your so crafty!

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  122. Wow, this is so creative. I am really enjoying your blog!!


    tuki123@att.net

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  123. I love the crackers filled with candy.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  124. You are too funny Veronica, I just love reading your stories!!! These are waaay cute!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  125. that lookes so great and you make sound it really easy to make.....i will defentily try this one

    scrapente@hotmail.com

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  126. Cute idea! I'm going to have to give this a try.

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  127. After reading this post I have a question for you-will you adopt me? You can return me after the holidays! Those are just plain awesome!!
    TFS
    Peace & Joy to You & Yours this Holiday Season!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom

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  128. These crackers are super adorable. I had never seen these before. Thanks for the awesome idea.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

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  129. Fun Christmas treat crackers! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  130. Cute idea and I like that you include a joke in each one.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  131. Those will be a lot of fun.
    sarah.quillen@gmail.com

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  132. AWESOME idea!!! so much fun!

    candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  133. What a cute gift idea...and love the paper :) TFS!!!
    fmadera75@gmail.com

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  134. FUN FUN FUN!!!!

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

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  135. Jesus Zilla LOL!!!! Cant wait to tell my boys that one!!!

    These are such a GREAT idea!!!

    We stopped buying gifts for adults a couple years ago...so much easier to just have fun with the kiddos =)

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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