Christmas Cracker Gift Box

Hi Everyone,

It’s Christmas in July, oops, I mean August.  I am a bit late with this, but it just looks so festive, I can’t resist posting one last Christmas idea for now.  Here they are, Christmas Cracker Gift Boxes, made with the oh-so-shiny Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.

scroll down for a link to the video of this project

The “box” portion, where the sentiment layer sits, measures 3 1/2″ by 3″, and it is 2″ deep, a nice size for a gift or some goodies. The entire cracker measures 7 1/2″ by 3″ by 2″ deep.  I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, which is available now to order.

Here are the supplies for this one:

  1. Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  10″ x 10 1/2″
  2. Card stock mat layer:  3 1/4″ by 2 3/4″  (berry burst)
  3. Sentiment layer: Very Vanilla:  3″ x 2 1/2″
  4. Ribbon:  2 pieces around 8″ long:  Tranquil Tide finely woven ribbon
  5. Ink: Berry burst, tranquil tide
  6. Glitter Enamel Dots:  Berry burst

For this one, I used:

  1. Foil frenzy in soft sky
  2. Mat is soft sky card stock:  3 1/4″ by 2 3/4
  3. Sentiment in very vanilla: 3″ x 2 1/2″
  4. Ink:  Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay
  5. Ribbon:  Bermuda Bay mini chevron ribbon
  6. Glitter enamel dots:  dapper denim

There is a fair bit of room in the box, but there is an area that is open on each end, that is about 1/2″ by 1 1/2″.  So, if you are putting something small into the box that may slide out, it is probably good to wrap it in tissue paper or to use the 3″ x 6″ cellophane bags to contain it before tucking it into the box.

To make the basic cracker box, start with frenzy foil 10 x 10 1/2″.  Score the 10″ side at 2, 3 1/4, 6 3/4, and 8″.  Score the 10 1/2 side at 2, 5, 7, and 10″ all the way, and do partial scores at 1 and 6″ just down to the first crossing score line.  Flip card over, so the opposite side of the paper is at the top, but keep the same side of the paper to the left.  Repeat partial scores at 1 and 6″, just to the first crossing score line.

Here is a link to the video of this project.

It helps to see how the triangle cuts are made at each end to turn it into a cracker shape.

If you would like to order, but do not have a demonstrator, you are welcome to shop 24/7 through my website at

I hope you enjoyed this project, and that you give it a try.  And, until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed.  ~Darby