Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh and Christmas Music

Happy Weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned for the weekend – I think Mr. Finn is going to have a play date with his “sister” Scout.  She’s two years old now – but from the same mom and dad as Finn.  Her mom says she’s all ready to show Finn the ropes. 🙂

We’ve been taking the little man out to the arena in the evenings after we feed and playing ball with him.  He loves racing after the tennis balls and pouncing on them!  And when he gets tired and done with us, he races around us and leaps on the golf cart.  We stop on the way back to the house and he gets a big drink of water from the horse trough – I’ll try to get a picture of that, it’s pretty cute!  

It’s really amazing how quickly he’s assimilating into farm life!

Then he comes in and goes in his kennel.  He’ll spend a little time trying to get the peanut butter out of the big stuffed bone (thank you, Amy Koenders!)…

and finally, if we’ve done a good job playing, we get this…

And then I can settle down and type a blog post! 🙂

My card for today is another one using the beautiful This Christmas DSP sheet music paper.  I added some images and die cuts using the Santa’s Sleigh bundle, and this is what I got.  Take a look-see:

The layout for my card comes from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #249:

I started by double matting the sheet music paper from This Christmas DSP on Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black.  Then I wrapped a length of Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and one of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim around the panel, securing them in the back with scotch tape.

I “made” an oval doily by taking a Silver Metallic Foil Doily and cutting it in half, then gluing it back together with some overlap – making it an oval.  I knew the seam would be covered up by the tree.

The tree in question is from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set – I heat embossed it in Silver on Very Vanilla and then cut it with the matching die in the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits.  I used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the tree onto the newly oval-ized silver doily, and then popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits – I cut three of them from Rich Razzleberry and then adhered them in a stack with Liquid Glue.  I used more little dots of the Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

The decoration on the right side is comprised of a length of Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Ribbon from the Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog – I doubled and stuck it under the other ribbon with a Glue Dot.  Then I added a couple of Silver Foil boughs cut with a Pretty Pines Thinlits die with some Liquid Glue.  The final touch is a little bow, tied with two lengths of Silver Metallic Thread and one of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine, added with a dab of Liquid Glue.  And I nestled a Christmas Trinket Embellishment in with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I stamped part of the sentiment from Santa’s Sleigh in Rich Razzleberry – since it’s a photopolymer stamp, it’s easy to ink just the first part of the sentiment!  Then I added a tiny bow – also from Santa’s Sleigh – heat embossed in Silver.  Across the bottom is a piece of This Christmas DSP, matted on Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black.

I SNAILd the panel into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the Santa’s Sleigh trees, heat embossed in Silver, on the front…

…and I added some more of the This Christmas DSP to the envelop flap.

Et Voila!  See how I managed to get some pine boughs in there? 😉  I love how the pieces and parts all came together to make an elegant Christmas card.  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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Today and tomorrow are the last days to take advantage of my ordering special and get stocked up on envelopes for the holidays!  


For all Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me thru Sunday, 23 October – You’ll get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes or Note Cards & Envelopes!

Here’s the Deets:

For any order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through me, you’ll get to select a pack of envelopes or note cards & envelopes of your choice!  This is on top of the regular $10 thank you gift that you get to select if you add my Host Code (if your order is under $150 then add the code, but if your order is over $150 don’t add the code…but you’ll still get the gifts!).  The Host Code for this event is: PXSUUPGV.  You’ll also earn Peppermint Rewards Points! 
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Here are your choices! 


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

See y’all tomorrow! 🙂





Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); Santa’s Sleigh die cut

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner strip)

This Christmas DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); 5/8″ x 5″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

Silver Foil:  Pretty Pines die cuts

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Sleigh and Christmas Music

  1. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Love your puppy stories! But better yet love your card today! So kind-a-vintage looking!

  2. Awesome card Mary! Love the touches of Rich Razzleberry and silver. Perfect embellishment too! Glad that your little guy loves the peanut butter filled bones as much as our puppy does. It’s the one thing that I can give her to get an hour of quiet time! 🙂

  3. Mom

    Oh, this card is beautiful. Really beautiful.

    Going to need a bigger day kennel. Wish you had mine! Just like yours, but Iz size. I think Finn is settling in oretty darn well for the short time he has been with you. Good genes and good raising. Lucky all of you.

  4. So very pretty, Mary! Love that paper, too. Love all of the embellishments, too. Perfect card!

  5. Karen L.

    That is a very dramatic card…….love it!! I really like that musical paper. My comment about “turtling” was referring to………how your husband is going to handle such a “big boy” in a couple months…….he sure will be a lap full!!

    • LOL. I sure missed that one, didn’t I!?! 🙄 You are very correct, Karen – he’s going to need a much bigger lap. And a hernia belt!! 😊 Thanks so much. And yes, I wish we could get a whole pack of just the music paper!!

  6. WOW!!! This is a gorgeous card, Mary! I love the silver on white with the red accents…and the tiniest bit of black. Just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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