On the CASE: Santa’s Sleigh

Oct 4, 2017 | Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards, On the CASE | 2 comments

On the CASE: Santa’s Sleigh

Oct 4, 2017 | Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards, On the CASE | 2 comments

Welcome to another On the CASE investigation! Ann and I are on the CASE, working our way through the project samples you see in Stampin’ Up! catalogs. This week, we’re full-on Holiday – all from the Annual Catalog. So, time to don your Sherlock hat and follow along as we sleuth through these splendid samples!

I headed to a carryover from last year’s Holiday catalog – Santa’s Sleigh, because I was so glad to see this set for another year. There’s so many fun ways to use it, and isn’t that little teddy bear just so cute? He doesn’t make an appearance in this week’s CASE, but he’ll be in some other projects I have planned for the next few weeks. Ann is investigating a vintage design with some modern twists. Be sure to check it out after you read through my CASE file!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Santa’s Sleigh
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″), Be Merry DSP (1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″), Window Sheet (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″), scraps of Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate & Whisper White
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray
Accessories: Metallics Sequin Assortment, 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon, Rhinestone Basics Jewels
Other: Big Shot, Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits, Circle Collection Framelits
Adhesives: Foam Strips, Tear & Tape

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

I created this week’s CASE in two parts. The background, then the sentiment and deer.

BACKGROUND

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Stamp three trees on the card base. I used Basic Gray, stamped off once to get a lighter color.
  3. Adhere the DSP strip to the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler panel. Diecut a circle using the largest circle from the Layered Circle Framelits.
  4. Stamp stars randomly on the Cherry Cobbler portion of the panel, using Cherry Cobbler ink.
  1. On the reverse side, adhere the Window Sheet over the hole. Border the window with Foam Adhesive Strips. Use extra strips, or Stampin’ Dimensionals elsewhere on the back.
  2. Adhere Tear & Tape across the front of the panel where the DSP meets the Cherry Cobbler.
  3. Adhere one piece of ribbon on each side of the window opening.  Once adhered, use the two ends to tie a bow!
  1. Add a generous pile of Metallics Sequin Assortment to the card base – in the center where the window will end up.
  2. Remove all the backing from the prepared window panel and carefully line it up to the card base and adhere. The shaker part is done!
  3. Stamp the following images:
    – Deer in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate cardstock
    – Sentiment in Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock
    – Bow in Cherry Cobbler on Cherry Cobbler cardstock
  4. DIecut the bow and deer. Cut the sentiment down to 1/4″ tall. Freehand cut the flag ends with paper snips.
  5. Affix bow to deer, add a rhinestone! Affix the final deer and sentiment to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – This card is a cutie-patootie! And, though it looks totally impressive, it can be completed relatively quickly. Break it down into steps and get it done in assembly-line fashion. What will take the longest is the bow – so, skip it and make a knot instead. Or, do a strip of ribbon all the way across, and add a separate bow with a glue dot. Either way would make that part easier!

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For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (October 2017 - Santa's Sleigh, Pg 119, 2017-18 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Santa's Sleigh stamp set, Panta's Sleigh Thinlits dies. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #christmas #reindeer #handstamped