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With the holiday season just a few months away, now is the perfect time to start thinking about all the beautiful cards, tags, and gifts you’ll be creating to spread joy and cheer. Today I’m thrilled to share with you a new bundle – the Sophisticated Sled.

164134 Sophisticated Sled

Why the Sophisticated Sled bundle is a holiday essential:

Elegant and Versatile Designs The bundle includes a stunning stamp set and coordinating dies that feature intricate sled designs, festive foliage, and heartfelt holiday sentiments. The elegant designs are perfect for creating sophisticated holiday cards that will stand out among the rest.

Endless Creative Possibilities Whether you’re making cards, gift tags, or holiday décor, the Sophisticated Sled bundle offers endless possibilities. Here are a few project ideas to get you started:

  1. Holiday Cards: Use the sled and foliage stamps to create beautiful, layered cards. Add a touch of shimmer with metallic embossing powder for an extra festive touch.
  2. Gift Tags: Create personalized gift tags by stamping the sled design and adding a “To/From” sentiment. Tie them onto gifts with coordinating ribbon for a polished look.
  3. Home Décor: Create a festive banner or framed artwork by combining stamped images with die-cut elements. These pieces make wonderful holiday decorations or gifts.

    Coordinating Products Stampin’ Up! offers a range of coordinating products that complement the Sophisticated Sled Bundle perfectly. Pair it with the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, coordinating ink pads, and embellishments to make your projects shine.

Tips for getting the most out of your Sophisticated Sled bundle

  1. Experiment with Colors While traditional holiday colors are always a hit, don’t be afraid to experiment with non-traditional color palettes. Try blues and silvers for a winter wonderland theme, or rich jewel tones for an elegant look.
  2. Layer Your Elements Layering stamped images and die-cut elements adds depth and interest to your projects. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to give your pieces a 3D effect that will wow your recipients.
  3. Mix and Match Combine the Sophisticated Sled stamps and dies with other Stampin’ Up! sets for even more creative options. Mixing and matching different sets allows you to create unique, one-of-a-kind projects.

    Here's an idea to get you started: 

 

Sophisticated Sled card 2

 

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSophisticated Sled (164340)
  • Card Stock –Very Vanilla (101650); Basic White (159276); Basic Beige (164511); Early Espresso (119686); Mossy Meadow (133676); Real Red (102482); Silver Foil (163387)
  • Ink – Memento Ink Pad (132708); Real Red Stampin’ Blends combo (154899); Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends combo (154883)
  • Misc. – Season of Green & Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP (164324)); Sophisticated Sled dies (164133); Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack (155475); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Measurements

  • Very Vanilla: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, folded in half for card base; 5” x 3-1/4”; 1-1/4” x 5/8”
  • All other cardstocks: small scraps for die cutting
  • Designer Paper: from plaid print and star print: 2-1/2” x 1-3/4”; 2” x 1-1/2”
  • White Bakers’ Twine: 11”

Instructions:

  1. Adhere Designer Paper pieces to 5” x 3-1/4” piece of Very Vanilla, and attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  2. Die cut sled frame from Early Espresso, sled top from Basic Beige, skates from Basic White, skate lacing from Real Red, skate runners from Silver Foil, and greenery from Mossy Meadow;
  3. Adhere sled parts together and skate parts together (be sure to open slit in skates to insert lacing). Adhere greenery to top of sled.
  4. Tie Baker’s Twine in a bow and attach to sled with a glue dot. Attach ends to skate die cuts with Stampin’ Dimensionals, trimming to desire length.  Use same Dimensionals to attach to sled.
  5. Stamp “Let it Snow” on smallest piece of Very Vanilla and attach with a Dimensional.
  6. Stamp bird, color with Stampin’ Blends, die cut, and attach with a Dimensional.

 

I can’t wait to see what you create with the Sophisticated Sled Bundle. Be sure to share your projects in our online community or tag me (@nutzaboutstamping) on social media. Let’s inspire each other and make this holiday season truly magical.

Happy crafting, and may your holidays be filled with joy and creativity!


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