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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas sledding on a card...

Every year, we plan to go sledding on Christmas Eve at a nearby hill, but for a number of years now, we haven't been able to go because of a lack of snow. Seven years ago, I did a post about our sledding party with a few photos of the fun we had. Click on the link if you'd like to take a look at those.

Right now we have 6-8" of snow on the ground. If the weather doesn't warm up too much between now and Christmas, we may be able to go sledding again.

Here is a Christmas card I made while remembering the fun we have had on snowy Christmas Eves:

I have a little sled die that I cut out of gray and red cardstock and then layered up, adding a bit of twine for the pulling rope. I used my Nuvo Drops to add the "bolt" at each end of the handle that holds the rope.

After adhering my sled in place on my stitched banner I added some sparkly die-cut snowflakes and a couple of enamel dots

The large sentiment on my card front was cut out of foam board from Dollar Tree. In fact, I stopped at Dollar Tree last week and bought some black foam board for die-cutting, too.

The inside of my card has a stamped sentiment and a narrow, matted strip of the DSP for decoration.

While this is a pretty simple looking card, it did take some time to make (and I made 8 of them). The die-cutting is what took the longest, since I die-cut the sled three times, plus the banner, snowflakes and sentiment.

The next few days will be baking days at my house. I have to get enough cookies made to feed us and our guests over the holidays, plus more to fill multiple trays to give away. We always give plates of cookies to neighbors and to family members to take home with them.

Are you all ready for Christmas? I usually just keep doing and preparing until the day arrives. Then it's time to say, "This is enough. We'll make do with what I have gotten done."

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

What a fun card and story abut your Christmas Eve tradition of sledding. Really cute die!

designbydonna said...

Cute card. Great that it brings back memories. Sledding in the snow, though, I don't know. My idea of fun on a snowy Christmas Eve is sitting in front of the fireplace with a cup of cocoa with gooey marshmallow.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a cute sled die - I just recently got one but it is smaller. Fun to have a tradition on Christmas eve. I too keep doing until Christmas eve then I stop. Still working on a couple of chalk stencils.

Patti J said...

Lol...not sure I'd survive a sled ride, but what fun it would be to try! Your card is adorable! Beautifully done! Thank you for our gorgeous card! Loved the fun fold, and the patterned paper was so pretty! Hugs...!

Lynette said...

So cute! I love the sled and the pretty patterned paper. I hope you get to go sledding!

Lynne in NI said...

Fab sledding card Cheryl! I hope your snow co-operates and you get to go sledding - Northern Ireland would be at a standstill with 6" of snow, anymore than 2 or 3 and we can't cope LOL