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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Santa's on his way

I've been working on and off on this project for so long it seems like it's been Christmas most of the year! I'm so glad I'm done, now all I have to do is find a box to fit it in to mail it off to my family. Wish me luck on that!
Since I decided to do gift cards for everyone this year I figured I'd have to at least find a way to make a dramatic presentation since I wouldn't be doing any fancy package wraps for a change. I found this idea over on the Cricut.com forum and CASEd it from one of the members. I'm so sorry I've lost that person's info but if anyone knows, please give me a holler. I measured carefully and enlarged her project so that it would fit ten gift card boxes in the sleigh, added some and changed some, but the original idea came from my Cricut source. I think it turned out pretty well and the only thing that doesn't really show up is the sparkly spritz on the red sleigh. I must say, though, I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown trying to thread those tiny jingle bells through the red ribbon reins on Rudolph and friend. I used my Crop-a-dile eyelets for the holes through which to thread the ribbon and, once done, collapsed in exhaustion and relief that I didn't ruin the whole darn thing! So, here it is - my big Christmas project of the year. Now all that's left is one more card and three mugs of Santa Claus Soup I'm making for the little ones. I'm sure I'll be posting them soon -
and before I forget - HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all who celebrate. May it be a day of good blessings, good cheer and good food!


  1. A stunning project!! i am sure your family are absolutely gonna LOVE IT!! wish you and your family a wonderful festive season.

  2. What a fabulous project Sue! You've done such a great job on it and certainly it's well worth the time you put into it. I think your family are going to love this - a treasure for years to come....

  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the cutest stinkin' thing I have ever seen! (And I know cute...I have two cutie pies at home!) Really Sue, this is just fantastic! What a beautiful project and you should be SO PROUD of yourself!!!! Patting you on the back from Missouri :D

  4. This is the cutest thing ever!! I love it...what a great way to package those gift cards!! AWESOME SLEIGH!!

  5. OMG, this is amazing!!!
    Love the name of your blog too and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Barb in Texas

  6. Sue, this will definitely make your family, "WOW" when they open the box!! Very, Very Nice!! Happy thanksgiving to you too!! :-)

  7. OH WOW Sue, that is beautiful!!! All the hard work you put into it shows. Absolutly adorable! Lucky family!
    Judy K.

  8. Sue,
    It is beautiful, I'm sure they will love it.

    Linda I

  9. Very cute! You are super duper creative! Thanks so much for sharing your project.
    Blessings from Georgetown~
    Leslie Avila

  10. This is soooo cute!! I can believe you spent many, many hours making this sleigh! You are just too clever. I love it. Great job. I'm sure your family will love it too.

  11. Hey Puddle Lady -- this project is wonderful -- I wonder if I can convince my hubby that I need one more gadget - like a circut!