Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Santas Sleigh

Hi all you bloggers,
Welcome to all those who are new to my blog.
Well what an exhausting weekend!
I started by travelling to Daventry on Friday morning. Once there we prepared the venue for a weekend of crafting. In the evening we had a make and take for all participants. Saturday workshops all day followed by a crafty lock in in the evening, then more crafting Sunday plus the journey home. All this punctuated at regular intervals by food and drink........What for?
Well I was helping out at the Sincerely Yours/Oyster paper crafts weekend retreat in Daventry.
Good company, and crafting made it a wonderful experience.
What did we make?
On Saturday the delegates attended three different workshops lead by Martine, Barbara and myself. My group made Santa's sleigh!

We started by taking a piece of red card 7.5"x8.5", scored at 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 6, 7and 8inches along the
 long side and  0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 5, 6, 7 inches across. All score lines were burnished and then the corners cut 
away as shown. This was folded as shown in the pictures below.

We then folded the card to make the drawer of the matchbox.

We then took a piece of card 3 5/8" x 8" and made a wrap.

Next we attached a strip of acetate to each side of the box. 
Using the Precious Marieke Spirit of Christmas Spirited Reindeer 
we cut six reindeer,  distressed the edges with a brown distress 
ink and attached them to the acetate.

We then used the MISTI stamping tool to stamp and heat emboss the die cut sleigh pieces. 
These were attached to each side of the matchbox. The stamp and die used was  Heartfelt  Ornate Sleigh.

The back and front of the sleigh was made from two pieces of card, 3" x 3: and 3" x 2". 
I cut a fancy edge with a 
                 spellbinders die. These were attached to the front and back of the sleigh.

The sleigh is now complete and can be used to hold Sweets, Pot pourri, pine cones or other christmas 

If you would like a deeper box you could stamp gifts on to card and attach to the sides of the sleigh. 
I used the Heartfelt Gift Wrapped Presents  stamp and die.

I also stamped a snowman from Heartfelt Frolicking Frosty Stamp to embellish.
I do hope you like this blog, and thanks to all those delegates for making it a superb weekend.
Take Care 


1 comment:

  1. I had a great weekend with friends and really enjoyed making this fun project. I'm keen to try the matchbox technique on other projects and as I'm new to the Misti was really pleased to learn to use it for reverse stamping. Thanks for the inspiration Janet. Barb xx