I needed to make a gift for an office party and they have a strict $10.00 limit since this is supposed to just be a fun time and not a huge expense. To make things harder you never know if you need a present for a Male or Female so I decided to make a sleigh and fill it with some yummy cookies.
HCPC 3473 – Tattered Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCD 722 – Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 738 – Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1 236 – Christmas Card Collection
HCDP1 230 – Sunny Day Paper Collection
Other products: Exquisite Circles, Stampendous Shaved Ice, Brown card stock, Silver card stock, Distressed Ink, Sparkle Mod Podge, SVG Cut File, adhesive and die cutting machine.
Instructions: I found a SVG sleigh that I liked in one of the many free SVG image sites on-line and cut it apart so you can have the runners separate. Cut the sides many times for sturdiness. I did 5 layers. Cut the runners out of Silver 4 times so you can decorate both sides on the runners and cut a piece of DP for the outside and inside. To make the sleigh 3D, simply measure how long you need a piece of paper to be and decide how wide you want to opening to be. Add 1/2 per side for a fold to glue to the sides and cut relief cuts so the paper will bend to the shape that you want.
For the DP on the outside of the sleigh I took a piece from the Sunny Day Paper Collection and then stamped and embossed it using the Tattered Background PreCut Set to make it look more Vintage. Of course nothing is complete without a flower or 2 so to make the flower, stamp, die cut and distress the flowers. Once they are dry rub them with Mod Podge and let fully dry. To make the flower bud use your stylist to curl the pedals toward the center and glue the edges of the petals together. Once your flower is complete attach it to the sleigh and finish decorating your card as desired.
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