Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Wishes

Happy Friday, y’all!  Day Two of Fall.  I have to say that day one kind of….wait for it…fell short! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!  I’m crackin’ myself up!!  

It was not at all “Fall-like” here today.

Which is getting tough on my ponies – who’ve been getting ready for winter as fast as they can for the past few weeks.  Furry coats when it’s 90 are kind of a pain, dontcha know?!  They come in in the evening more than ready for a quick shower while they have their dinner under the fans!

Contrary to the temperatures outside, I’ve got a wintery-cool card to share with you today.  I recently acquired the Santa’s Sleigh bundle from the Holiday Catalog and decided it was time to ink it up!  Take a look-see:

My design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #255:

And the color palette comes from the Pals Paper Arts color challenge #319:

I started with a piece of 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper in Mint Macaron – I think it looks kind of like a snow flurry.

Doesn’t it?

So – I played around with what color to mat it on – and ended up going monochromatic with a Mint Macaron card stock mat.  Not my usual, but…I liked it the best, really.

The center panel is a Whisper White piece, that I embossed in my Softly Falling TIEF, matted it on Mint Macaron and SNAILd it to the card front.

Then I wrapped a piece of Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

Now, I told you this was the first time I used my Santa’s Sleigh bundle, yes?  Well, I’m officially in love with it – particularly this pine tree and its matching die.  It’s such a pretty, stylized tree – and the die cuts it perfectly!  I stamped it on Whisper White in Versamark, and then heat embossed it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I rinsed and repeated twice more.

Well.  Didn’t rinse.  That would be silly…

I cut them all out with their Santa’s Sleigh thinlit die.  To adhere them – I stuck a little piece of Stampin’ Dimensional under the very top of each tree and under the very bottom of each trunk.  Then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue on the rest of the tree to stick them on.  To the very tip-top of the center tree, I adhered a Gold star from the Metallics Enamel Shapes.

My sentiment, also from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set – this is a full-service bundle! – is heat embossed in Silver on a strip of Flirty Flamingo card stock.  I snipped the end into a banner, and adhered it over the trees with Liquid Glue.

The last touch is a little bow – heat embossed with Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder from the Holiday Catalog – and cut with its matching Santa’s Sleigh die.  Then I adhered it to the banner with a little Liquid Glue, and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the second Santa’s Sleigh sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White.  And, cuz I think it’s pretty cute and I love this Emerald Envy Glitter – I gave it another little bow.

I matted it on Mint Macaron and SNAILd it into my Emerald Envy card base.  Then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The Whisper White Medium Envelope was easy to gussy up (no naked envelopes!!) with a couple of Emerald Envy Glittery bows on the front…

…and then I used some of the Mint Macaron Envelope Paper on the flap.

Et Voila!  This one makes me feel a little cooler just looking at it!  The Santa’s Sleigh bundle is a sure-fire winner – this barely scratches the surface of what’s in the set!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


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You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.


You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!

Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!!  As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs.   The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last. 

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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!

1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!


Item #    Product Name
141663    Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645    Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660    Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654    Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630    Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640    By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986    Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?

Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!

Enjoy the last day of the work week – and I hope that wherever you are, Fall has fallen in line.

See what I did there?

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂





Emerald Envy Basic Black Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4′)

Mint Macaron Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for center panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ (center panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Santa’s Sleigh die cut trees

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 3/8″ x 3″ (sentiment banner)

2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope flap

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19 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Wishes

  1. That’s awesome Mary! Love the little touch of pink with the bow. Great, clean design! 🙂

  2. Love the trees, and the layering-so pretty!

  3. Mom

    Very nice. Too bad about the fall thing. Won’t rub it in, but…

  4. I love how you layered the trees over the sentiment, very cool!! So pretty.

  5. Thanks, Jaime! 🙂

  6. Katy McGloin

    What a great bundle to showcase with the PPA colors, Mary! I love that some of the pine boughs are sitting on top of the ribbon whereas others are nestled underneath. I love using the Mint Macaron envelope paper to indicate snow… it works!! Thanks so much for including the PPA color challenge in your stamping fun this week. Enjoy seeing you in our gallery! (yes, maybe only one more week of above normal temps!!)

  7. Oh, we can only hope, Katy! Surely Fall will fall soon! Thanks so much! 🙂

  8. These trees are adorable! Cute card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  9. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

  10. This trio of trees is adorable, Mary! Such a great combination of these two challenges. Thanks for playing along with this Pals Paper Arts color challenge!

  11. Thanks so much, Brian! 🙂

  12. This is such a great card! I love those silver trees! They’re so pretty! Perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  13. Thank you so much, Jen! 🙂

  14. Darling card, Mary! The trees are a bit whimsical and your bright bow is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

  15. Thank you, Peggy! 🙂

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