Happiness is a warm puppy.
~ Charles M. Schulz
Olive wants to say hi.
Doesn’t she just melt your heart?! This little 10-week old Golden Retriever joined our family last weekend. She’s as smart and sweet as she is adorable. We’re all in love with her. Well, maybe not Mailey Dog or Pillow Pup, but she’s growing on them.
We’re still picking out a middle name. How about “Olive, the Other Reindeer” or “Olive Juice?” (If you say Olive Juice three times really fast it sounds like “I Love You.”) With her high energy level, she’s definitely NOT “Olive Loaf.”
You can tell I had puppy on the brain when I posted this holiday project over at CutCardstock.com: Christmas Crackers.
If you’ve never heard about the United Kingdom’s tradition of Christmas Crackers you can learn more about them here: Old English Crackers. We get them every year for our Christmas Eve dinner. And, nearly every year I’ve wish I could make Christmas Crackers myself so I could fill them with personalized or at least nicer trinkets than are usually in the store bought Crackers.
This year I finally did it.
It really is crackers – what I put in my Crackers. But, that’s the fun of making your own. I found these Christmas doggie treats at the pet store. I couldn’t resist making little stocking stuffings for the tail wagging members of our family.
Tips & Techniques
Mary at SVGCuts.com has a great tutorial on how to assemble her Crackers about two-thirds through the video here. I also provided more details on how I assembled my Christmas Crackers and I gave you some suggestions for filling them over at CutCardstock.com, here. I reduced the size just a tad to fit the pattern onto 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch paper. The finished, assembled size is 6 inches long by 2-1/2 inches wide.
Here are the rest of the ingredients – doggie treats not included.
It’s pretty hard to take pictures of a constantly moving object – but we try. You can keep up with Olive and her adventures and misadventures at my Instagram site, here.