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Friday, December 23, 2016

Two for Santa's Sleigh Rides!

Yay!  My navy and gold sleigh card has been chosen as a 

SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS FAVORITE FOR  THE 

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 25, 2015


I recently bought my favorite stamp and die bundle of the entire Stampin' Up 2016 Holiday mini catalog called Santa's Sleigh.  I've seen sooooooo... many cute ideas using it on Pinterest, and I've even made a few cards using the reindeer myself.  But, my very favorite is the Z-Fold cards that use a team of reindeer with a variety of other ideas.  Some ideas I've seen include:  the sleigh with presents being pulled by a team of deer, a Christmas tree in the sleigh pulled by the deer, Santa in the sleigh with the team, and one even had a little Eskimo girl in the sleigh...all were really cute.  A lot of the variations come in the sentiments used, the pieces used, the arrangement of the pieces, and the papers used.  I decided to use this stamp/die bundle to make my children's Christmas cards this year.



I wanted my sleigh cards to be taller than all the sleigh cards that I saw on Pinterest.  These were almost always the A2 size - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size, and mine would be 4-3/4" x 5-1/2."  I also decided my cards would feature three layers on each of the three panels.  Many samples included a tutorial with the paper cutting dimensions included, but with mine being larger, I would have to figure out my own dimensions for each of the three layers I planned to use in each of the three panels.


My first try using the Santa's Sleigh bundle is a moonlit night scene with a sleigh full of present pulled by a team of reindeer.  I found a beautiful piece of blue and gold patterned paper by Moxie that I would use as my focal paper.  For each card, there are two views: the first with the card closed, and the second with the card opened up all the way.  Take a looked below at the very first card, which will be earmarked for our first born son, David.  I think he will be very pleased with this first edition.


My second card will be earmarked for our second child, daughter Michele and her husband, because of the color of my chosen focal paper.  Her favorite colors are in the turquoise color range from aqua to teal, and she loves anything made with those color hues included.  I found a Christmas pattern in the medium aqua hues, featuring red cardinals.  Take a peek below at the second card.  I think Michele will love it.







Ingredients:
Moonlit Night:  Stampin' Up products - Cardstocks: Midnight Muse (retired), Burnt Brown Sugar (retired).  Stamp/Die Set: Santa's Sleigh, Joyful Christmas (sentiment). Punch:  1-3/8" Circle  Embossing Powder,  Other: SU Midnight Muse (retired).    DCWV - Shimmery Stack (blue), Glitzy Glitter Stack..  DCWV Glitzy Glitter stack.  Pattern Paper:  Moxie/ Faith.  WRMK Corner Chomper/ Stub.   Size: 4-3/4" x 5-1/2".

Aqua & cardinal:  Papers - Cardstocks: Stampin' Up Shimmery White, Burnt Brown Sugar,  Recollections Foil/ Brilliant,  Darice Core'dinations: Opulent Opal, Fashionesta.  Pattern: Jillibean/ Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup/ Stewed Tomatoes.  Stampin' Up Stamp/ Die Set: Santa's Sleigh; Joyful Christmas (sentiment).  Embossing Powder: Cherry Cobbler.  WRMK Corner Chomper/ Deco.  Size: 4-3/4" x 5-1/2".

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