2016 SU Holiday Catalog ~ Santa’s Sleigh (sneak peek 3)

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Hey, hey, hey………Happy Friday!  I am super excited to share my third (sneak peek) design today featuring the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle (stamp and die sets).  It is for one of my 2016 SU Holiday Catalog swaps I am participating in,.  Woohoo!  (It is available September 1st, 2016)

Last Friday I started with an elegant red and gold sleigh, Monday I added two reindeer to pull the sleigh and today I have the tree where the presents have been left by Santa.  This is another clean and simple design with loads of subtle sparkle and shine. (happy chair dance ensuing!)  The gold embossed tree ties in with the reindeer, the gold baker’s twine (Uh-mazing) is used in some fashion on each card, AND the “Merry Christmas” is used on each card so they can stand along or placed together in a trio making a soft sparkly serene scene.  [smile]

Below is the trio placed together to create a lovely scene.  You could place the embossed tree card on either end, but I like to think that Santa just left the presents and is ready to head off to his next destination.

Santas Sleigh Trio

BASE:  Again, I continued with Soft Sky for the base which makes the Tree and Presents pop.  The base is topped 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, then layered it onto the 2/3’s strip.  First, sponge VersaMark onto the torn edges and heat embossed with a mixture of Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter before adhering the two strips together.  Shine AND sparkle together.  Sweet!

FOCAL POINT:  All I can say is that “I LOVE” the gold embossed Christmas Tree.  The Cherry Cobbler presents wrapped with the Uh-mazing gold baker’s twine just finish the scene perfectly and help to tie all three designs together.  LOVE IT!  I, of course, had to pop the tree and presents Dimensionals to add that all important height.  [grin]

SENTIMENT:  There are many images as well as several sentiments included in this set.  I decided to stay with the “Merry Christmas” as it suited this clean and simple card perfectly.  I placed the “Merry Christmas” in three different ways as well to give even more versatility.  I also made it pop by layering it onto Cherry Cobbler and tie in with the presents.

I was going for a soft serene scene with the Soft Sky, a little pop with Cherry Cobbler and (most important) shine with the Gold Embossing and Foil.  Did I hit the mark with this trio?  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great Friday and Weekend!


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


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Price: $110.00


  1. Cookie says

    I absolutely love this card…. I love how all 3 snuggle up to each other….. I can hardly wait to try these…. I’m gonna have some REALLY cute Christmas cards this year….lol. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity


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