Thursday 15 September 2011

Square Cracker Tutorial for La La Land Crafts

Good morning ! This is my second post for today !! If you are looking for my PaperPlay Challenges post then please click HERE !!

You may remember that I made a square cracker last week as Guest Designer for La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday ? Well, I was asked if I could do a tutorial of how I made it so here it is. You can also see the whole tutorial on the La La Land Crafts Blog.


12” x 11” patterned cardstock for cracker

2 x end stiffeners - 2” x 11”

1 x centre stiffener – 3½” x 11”

Nestabilities square (measuring 1 1/8”) or square piece of card measuring 7/8th” x 7/8th”

How To -

Score the patterned cardstock and all the stiffeners along the 11” edge at 2.5”, 5”, 7.5” and 10”

Attach the two end stiffeners to the ends of the cardstock and the centre stiffener to the centre of the cracker.

Using the centre square of the Nestabilities square die or your template square, draw **diamonds across the score lines making sure the centre of the diamond runs through the score line. Also make sure the points of the diamonds are also lined up. When you get to the end of the cardstock, draw a triangle shape as shown. Repeat this both ends of the cracker.

Score three lines, one line above the top of the diamond shapes, one through the centre of the diamonds and one below the diamond shapes.

Fold all the score lines and at the ends make two mountain folds and a valley fold.

Assemble the cracker and fold the ends.

Embellish as desired, and add your favourite La-La Land Crafts image. Add ribbon on both ends and your cracker is complete

**You can make the diamond shapes larger so that the ends of the cracker “pinch” more and can be used as a proper cracker when a snap is added to the centre. If adding a snap, attach the snap with a small amount of glue or tape to the centre and each end of the snap otherwise it will not snap when pulled!.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I do hope you will try your hand at one of my Crackers ! - and don't forget to link up in the customer gallery if you do and tell me about it so I can come and leave you a comment !


  1. Great tutorial and l just love the end result:) Sandra H

  2. Hey Jo~
    What a great idea - TFS!
    You are the best....

  3. Ooo great tut! That cutting with the spellbinders is so clever! Kim


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