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Mon 02

Sledding on a Single Pine Landscape
by Anne Thompson

I'm still crazy about the Memory Box plaids--I'm on my fourth CHRISTMAS PLAID PP1009 packet of 6 X 6 papers!  I saw yesterday that the monthly challenge for November will be a continuation of last month's Playing with Plaids topic, so this card fits right in.  More inspiration!


I have always loved the Vintage Sled 94495, but I really love even more the LARGE VINTAGE SLED 94496 which became the focus image on this card.  I made the sled base using the dot side of the brown paper from  the GARLAND STRIPES AND DOTS PP1011 pack of 6 X 6 papers and used the reverse stripe side for the slats.  When I cut those slats, I first put Scor-Tape on the back of the paper to make it easier to adhere the slats to the sled after cutting them.  I used a tiny pointed tool to poke holes in the steering bar on the sled and tied on some thin black string...you've got to have a rope of some sort to pull the sled back up the hill after sliding down!  I decorated the sled with the MISTLETOE BUNDLE 94484  leaves cut from my favorite green plaid paper in the Christmas Plaid pack, the bow cut from white cardstock, and the berries are white sticky-back pearls.  


I used some of the brown plaid paper cut 5 1/4 X 4 on the front of a white notecard and added the SINGLE PINE LANDSCAPE FRAME 9980 cut from white cardstock, glued in the lower left of this top fold card.  I cut the SPECIAL MERRY CHRISTMAS 94499 from a scrap of the green plaid with more Scor-Tape on the back.  That made it very easy to adhere to the bottom left of the Single Pine Landscape Frame.  

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As I was putting this card together I thought of all the times my dad would take us sledding, usually with a stone wall or barbed wire fence at the bottom of a long hill.  I can still hear him yelling "Get off the sled!  Get off the sled!" as we got close to the end of each run.  

I did add a strip of the brown plaid paper on the inside of this card, a piece of what was left from cutting  the cover rectangle.  I then added a bow cut from a scrap of the green plaid paper and placed a white pearl in its center.  I usually try to carry over to the inside some detail from the front of the card.  And I will probably stamp mistletoe on the envelope as well to give a hint about the contents.

I'm getting quite a collection of cards to mail out at Christmas and almost every one has some bit of plaid paper on it.  Love those plaids!!!  Can't wait to see what you will create and post to this month's Challenge.

Happy Crafting!

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Love that sled and how you have decorated it!

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