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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Sled Mini Slim

Hey friends - hope you're enjoying your weekend!! I'm trying to catch up on Christmas card production and what better way than to enter some challenges?! Jo & elf Hilary offered up such an amazing, detailed inspiration photo for the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge 53 that I had to play again! This time, the little sled up against the fireplace (to right of the tree) caught my eye.

Supplies: Paper - BoBunny Christmas Collage;
Paper Studio holiday & kraft;
Stamp w/die - Hero Arts From the Vault Home Scene
Dies - A Jillian Vance Design Antique Sled and Skis Set
Other - Park Lane gems; foam tape;
May Arts string twine; Copic Markers;

My AJVD order with the sled just arrived and I had to have a first play with it. Cut the sled from kraft card stock and shaded a bit, then added the string twine. Cut 3 pine boughs from the same set. Stamped, colored, and diecut the Hero Arts wreath plus an extra bow which I fussy cut & popped on with foam tape. Die cut 4 layers of the backdrop set - 2 for the card base, a patterned layer and a woodgrain vellum layer. My patterned deer paper echoes the wooden deer right in front of the fireplace. Assembled the pieces & added a sentiment strip (edges distressed and inked for a vintage feel) - done.

I'm also adding my sled card to the current NBUS Challenge 29 since the sled die set is new. And while I'm at it, here's a card I made with the other bear Gundi (papierelle) sent me with her July CCC card. Thanks again, Gundi!! I used patterned papers from the same BoBunny pad & sentiment strip pack I used above, plus BoBunny Winter Getaway. I hand wrote the Merry Christmas in the crossword blocks.

Thanks for visiting & have a crafty day!!



Trina P. said...

I noticed the sled, too! So much amazing details in the photo. Beautiful mini slimline card. Another fab take on the photo inspiration.

Kate said...

Lovely cards Linda!

Betty said...

cute cards, Linda - love the little sled card!

Dawn T said...

Funny, I saw the wreath but didn't realise it was on a sled. Your card is gorgeous. And the bear is just adorable. Love the crossword background

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous and festsive, Linda. Great cards.

HilaryJane said...

Love that Christmas card, that sled seems to be hiding in the picture so well spotted. I really like the kraft card with the pop of green and the colours from the wreath. It all comes together really well. Thank you for being inspired to play again at Christmas Kickstarter this month. Your second card is great too, I though I recognised that bear xx

Cindy C. said...

OH what a beautiful and charming card!!

Jean said...

Both are absolute delights! Off to check out that sled.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful set of cards, Linda! I am, of course, a bit partial to the mini slimline card you created with the AJVD dies! Love that antique sled!

Dotty Jo said...

Great spot with the sledge, Linda, I missed it completely! Your card for CKC and your cute crossword card are both delightful - you are clever! Thanks for joining Hilary and me again at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Greta said...

Both are fun Christmas cards! I really love that sled & the deer paper made a great background!