Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace DOM November 2020 Vintage Poinsettia Sleigh Stamperia Winter Tales by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: APG Poinsettia Sleigh with Stamperia Winter Tales

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from  Jennifer’s lovely blog.   The Amazing Paper Grace 3-D Pop Up Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh is the focal point on this frosty easel style card.  There is so much to love about this festive APG Club Kit!  The darling sleigh, gorgeous etched poinsettia dies, cute gift box and holiday greenery dies make this Club Kit a must have!

Growing up in Vermont, where the ground was covered in wintry white, the whole landscape would turn a particular shade of blue when dusk would fall.  We called it “blue dark”.  And that’s the scene I tried to re-create in this 6″ x 6″ easel style card made with Stamperia’s Winter Tales paper collection.

Details, Tips and Tricks

TIP:  Create depth and dimension in your background.  Cut a 6″ x 12″ piece of Winter Tales into 3 sections: the night sky, the tree line, and the foreground.  Then layer the three sections together with foam dimensionals between them.

TIP: Die cut the sleigh base from patterned paper.  Then die cut the insert and trims from silver metallic paper to create a frosty winter sleigh.  Brush the sleigh runners with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive, then sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes.  This adds an icy finish to the sleigh.

TIP: Create a pocket inside the card to serve as the stopper for the easel.  Score an extra 1/2″ on the easel card base to make a 1/2″ spine.  This way, you can add a fun surprise inside the card.

TIP:  Die cut some poinsettias from scraps of your designer paper.  Then die cut more from solid colored cardstock.  Add texture to the petals with a brush of ivory chalk paint.  Then fill the centers with Prills and Pearls. Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace DOM November 2020 Vintage Poinsettia Sleigh Stamperia Winter Tales by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Now die cut foliage from silver metallic cardstock.  Then brush some of it with Dries Clear Adhesive. Next, sprinkle with more glitter to give it the appearance of icy branches. Now you are ready to pile up all these beautiful posies and fill the sleigh to the brim with Christmas cheer!

A Peek Inside

Now you can see the pocket on the inside of the card.  This is a lovely place to tuck in a note card and a little surprise.

Now,  die cut a second sleigh just as you did the first one. Next, adhere a length of metallic string between the layers.  Now, top it with a bow and poinsettia cluster.  Voila! You have a little ornament to give as a small gift.

Write a personal greeting or tuck a gift card into this little note card.

Spellbinders $25 Giveaway:

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, November 15th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Sandra has prepared for you.  The complete hop list is below.

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Carrie Rhoades

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jill Hilliard

Jennifer Snyder

Kathy Clement

Sandra Nagel

Virginia Lu

Jean Manis

Marie Heiderscheit

Joy Baldwin

Zsoka Marko

Ilina Crouse

Jenny Colacicco

Not a member of the APG Die of the Month Club?  You can sign up here.  The Poinsettia Sleigh will be your first die of the month.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.  If you’d like to see another sample made with the Poinsettia Sleigh Die, please click HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!




52 thoughts on “Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

  1. Lori Sloan

    Oh my gosh! Your projects are always over the top and this one is fabulous! I love the blues that you used. I am inspired to use blue when I get my sleigh set! And I would never have thought to use the sleigh to make a little hanging ornament….yippee!

  2. Cindy H.

    I can’t even!! Wow!! Stunning!! You captured “blue dark” perfectly!! We get that in Michigan too but I never had a name for it. One of my fav things about winter. Crisp snowy air and glistening snowbanks. Love it! TYFS ❤️

  3. BrendaLea

    Oh my! My Mother would have drooled over your sleigh card! I dislike like the color blue, but when I envision your card in any other color, I am drooling too. Did it take as much time to create as it looks? I love the pocket with the sleigh ornament tucked inside.

  4. melanierfisher66

    WHOA, that’s not a card, that’s a GIFT! If I received that as a card I wouldn’t know how to respond, it’d be like…”oh, here’s a turkey” … cause I’d be STUNNED!
    If I could think of beautiful things like that, I’d open a shop or something…wow…
    STUNNING is the only word I could think of!

  5. Claire Gagne

    I truly love this card Kathy. The blue is just beautiful. You mentioned you grew up in VT! Where? I’ve lived in Winooski for about 45 years! Be safe, hugs & TYFS

  6. Cyndi Morris

    Gorgeous! That scene is stunning. Here in Texas we seldom see snow, so I envy you folks who see the ground covered in snow at Christmas.

  7. Barbara McDonald

    Your card is a masterpiece and I’m sure those that recieve your cards treasure them as works of art. Not only did you create a beautiful card with the APG die but an ornament too. You are a card artist.

  8. Linda BL

    Wow! Your card is amazing. I have never heard of blue dark, but to me you have hit the nail on the head. I would use this card for a Christmas decoration in my house forever more!

  9. Andre M.

    You definitely nailed the “blue dark” vibe on this work of art. The cool tones are so gorgeous on this easel design. Thank you for sharing your creative card!

  10. Olive M

    Wow! What an amazing card. It’s just gorgeous! I absolutely love the blue. And that sleigh is a masterpiece. Definitely one for framing. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Glenda

    Well my friend, you just keep them coming! This card is stunning but you know me and the blue! So many elements and layers and just so lovely!

  12. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, you captured “blue dark” perfectly! I love beautiful snowy scenes. That paper collection is so gorgeous and wintery. The sleigh, ribbons, flowers and jingle bells are the perfect embellishments. I can just envision sitting by the fire in that little cabin in the woods drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Absolutely stunning card! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  13. dorothyayotte

    What an amazing card with so much detail and depth. Such a pretty blue! And the inside is just as lovely. Thanks for inspiring!

  14. Michelle

    What a wonderful work of art you created and anyone would be honored to receive this one for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.

  15. Brenda

    One word, and let me shout it, “WOW!” Your eye for detail and color and layering are exquisite. Mahalo from Hawaii, especially for the tips.

  16. Isabel Gonzalez

    Hello, my sweet friend! Boy, have I missed being here! As soon as the page opened I felt like I was right at home and to top it all off you have this gorgeous, snowy, blue (my favorite color) card. I love all the sparkly layers and that beautiful sleigh, too! Take care my friend! Hugs and blessings!!!

  17. Kim Ponte

    WOW!!! What an incredible card you created with the sleigh in blue, it’s stunning! Isn’t it fun to have such great dies to work with?!!

  18. Cindy Holmes

    Amazing! Gorgeous! Beautiful! You are truly a very talented artist! I so love the choice of blue, white and silver too!

  19. inkstainedroni

    OH MY!!!! Blue is my favorite color so this is very appealing to me. I LOVE everything about it! The papers are lovely and that sleigh…perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card.

  20. Susan Steele

    Wow!!! Sure luv your ‘dark blue’ Vermont snow scene! Never been there but it sure sounds like a beautiful place. Absolutely luv your Sleigh card! Such beautiful colors together! This is just a gorgeous easel card … inside too! Hugs, Suzy Q

  21. MaryH

    Brrr! Can you feel the chill in the air that the blue/silver combo evokes? No frost on the pumpkins but there is on the sleigh’s bells.

    Omgosh, you are in full Christmas crafting mode and the result is such beautiful inspiring work! Thanks for the creative kick the pants to get me stated. Now if only I had my die in hand to create while the iron’s hot!

  22. Marisela Delgado

    Holy smokes, Kathy! What a fabulous card! I wouldn’t even know where to start! Just gorgeous! Great colors, too. Nicely done, my friend.

  23. Judith M Arri

    Very beautiful and detailed cards! Love the blues! And always love an easel card which can be displayed so nicely!

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