2016 SU Holiday Catalog ~ Santa’s Sleigh (sneak peek 1)

Santas Sleigh - Snow Sleigh 1 736pxl

Happy stampin’ Friday!  I am SUPER EXCITED to share one of several sneak peeks from the 2016 SU Holiday Catalog.  As demonstrators we get a sneak peek a month before the catalog goes live on September 1, 2016.  Woohoo!  I am participating in several swaps were we’ll be using items from the catalog.  Eek!  For my first swap I’m using Santa’s Sleigh bundle which includes a stamp set and thinlits.  OMGosh!  They are TO DIE FOR!  We are making three designs that feature this stamp set.  I can’t wait to show you the second design on Monday.  [grin]

I had an idea using a fun fold, but for this swap we are only doing cards front and it needs to be a full card.  [wink, wink, I’m going to use it for my Christmas Card Class in November.  😎  So I was laying out the pieces and realized this would be a cute panel of cards, two for sure, maybe even three.  You’ll have to pop back and see.  Lol!

BASE:  I love the soft look Soft Sky gives and makes Santa’s Sleigh pop.  I topped the base with a Soft Sky layer embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Then I took a 1-3/4″ strip of Whisper White and tore a 1/3 strip away and layered onto the 2/3’s strip.  I sponged VersaMark onto the torn edges and heat embossed with a mixture of Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Shine AND sparkle together.  Sweet!

FOCAL POINT:  I am in love with the this two-piece die!  The base of the sleigh can be cut from any color you choose, then top with a coordinating or contrasting swirly sleigh body shape.  I just love all the possibilities.  [Several have come to mind just as I’m writing this.]  You may be thinking “why aren’t there any presents?  Well….I wanted to keep the image clean  & simple, so no presents.  Believe me I’ll have a version that includes presents.  Lol!  Also, I’m sure you’ve noticed the reign (also in the new catalog) that seems like it’s going nowhere.  Well……you’ll just have to pop back on Monday to see what goes along with this fabulous sleigh.

SENTIMENT:  There are many images as well as several sentiments included in this set.  The “Merry Christmas” suited this clean and simple card perfectly.  I even helped make it pop by layering it onto Real Red and tie in with the Sleigh.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!  See you Monday.


  • STAMP:  Santa’s Sleigh
  • PAPER:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Cherry Cobbler
  • INK:  Memento Black, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits–Santa’s Sleigh | Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–Softly Falling | Baker’s Twine Trio Pack–Gold | Emboss Poweder–Clear | Stampin’ Glitter–Dazzling Diamonds


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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