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.
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.
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!