Although I have not posted for awhile, I am excited to be back today with a fun post. Please read to the bottom and I will explain my absence. Thursday night is my Stamp Club Christmas Party and I always try to make it special for my ladies. The project that we will be making is a super cute card using the bundle Santa's Sleigh. Wouldn't it be fun if I could create a 3-D sleigh for a table decoration? After some fiddling around, I was able to create a big enough sleigh to hold 5 Ghiradelli Chocolates.
The sleigh did not require much product. I cut the sleighs for the 2 versions from both Gold Foil & Real Red Card Stock using the Big Shot & the Santa Sleigh Thinlits. The new Big Shot Platform combined with the Precision Base Plate makes these easy to cut. Of course, the Die Brush is a must have for cleaning out all of the bits and pieces.
In order to get the sleigh pieces for both sides of the sleigh, it is necessary to turn your Gold Foil over so that the white side is face up. Place the Sleigh Thinlit on this side & cut. Repeat with the detailed sleigh thinlit. Because the Real Red Card Stock is double-sided, you don't have to flip it over.
The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is the perfect adhesive for applying the Detailed Sleigh to the Sleigh Base. I also created a small box to set between the sleigh pieces to hold the Ghirardelli Squares.
And here is the gold on gold sleigh.
After returning home from babysitting for our daughter & son-in-law in Salt Lake City about a month ago, we discovered a leak in the hose connecting to the pump from our well. Unfortunately it had been leaking for sometime and we did not know it because it is in our basement. But, feeling wet carpet is always a sign that something isn't right. You know that sick feeling when you realize that you have a problem but don't know where it originates….. The water had gone through the wall and under the carpet in the Big Room & part of a bedroom.
Thankfully our daughter & son-in-law arrived that night and Jason took control of the situation. He located the leak, repaired it, cut the carpet and removed the ruined section of pad. I was thankful to have multiple fans because they ran nonstop for several days. I am pleased to report that the carpet dried out, and we were able to get the pad replaced and the carpet restretched and seamed.
Although the carpet situation delayed posts to my blog, the continued absence is because I am desperately trying to complete 4, 12 x 12 scrapbook albums for the Grandchildren in time for Christmas. The scrapbooks will hopefully preserve memories made this past summer of our trip to Southern California. Between sorting through pictures taken by 4 different people, ordering pictures, creating pages, separating photos for each child, journaling and so on, my time has been totally taken over!
But, the countdown is on and after the albums are finished, I will be back to share with my peeps. Please don't give up on me and please wish me luck with this mammoth project.
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Ugh. I know the feeling you describe. Sorry to hear about that leak – glad you were able to get it fixed right away. This project is really wonderful! Who wouldn’t love to receive the handmade sleigh or stack of chocolates? <3
Yikes nothing worse than a water leak! Glad you got it repaired! And I love these! So adorable! You are great at fiddling around! Lol….perfect results!
Love the sleigh as a party favor! Who would have thought of this! You, my sister, are a genius! The chocolates just add to the delicious sleigh. So happy that Jason was there to take over and handle the situation for you. Having water damage is not fun. Welcome back – I missed your postings! Good luck with the books for the kids. They will keep them for a life time.
Since you have been so nice, I bet Santa will send you some elves to help you or at least give you a boost of energy to get them done! See, if you were naughty you would just have to scrap the whole project! Ha-ha! On to these little sleighs – genius and oh so cute! I love them! Making the little box to hold the goodies was a great idea. My sleigh would be empty though – I have developed quite a fondness for these! The red and gold one is my favorite but both are gorgeous. Silver and Night of Navy would be pretty too or green and gold. But, those are for next year. Glad you are back!
Quite a project, these little sleighs are delightful Thanks for posting them. They will be a delight at your Christmas Party.
How cute these are!! I Agee with Margie, you really amaze me with how you see something & then fiddle with it until your image works! Yes genius would be the name for you! I also loved the chocolate too! 😊🎄⛄️❄️
Thank you for such a nice comment Linda! Hope your Holidays are the best.
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The only thing that woud make the party better is your presence!