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Friday, December 4, 2009

A Sledding we will go... Edited on 12.10.2009


Hi

This is another gift card holder I made this week, I'm loving giving gift cards this year as the recipients seem much more appreciative of them.

OK,  so I was inspired by the challenge over on Pals Paper Arts. I decided to take the challenge at face value- hence the sled. Also for the challenge over at Stamp for Fun and Crazy for Challenges.

I made the sled from memory- we don't get snow here so I hope it came out OK, I also didn't have time to google - as true to form I begun this at 11 pm the night before my eldest son had to give it to his teacher.

Here are some other views of the sled gift card holder.




Here is a side view, I even put blades on the holder.



Bottom view. The top and bottom layers do not align with each other, the bottom layer extends beyound the top layer to give it the lip. See pic below of top of gift card holder.

 (Untidy I know. I later covered my bad gluing!)

Top of gift card holder.








Close up of front and back of tag I attached- you can download these here for free.

Freebie: Since it is the season of giving, 
1. right click on image below 
2. select save image as
and you will have the sled template for personal use.




EDITED TO ADD: 
For another take on how to strengthen the blade/runner  - check out  the Stamp-n-Design blog she made some variations to the sled which are great. I love seeing how others use my templates.


I really loved making this and my sons teacher was really thrilled too.

Thanks for looking
Happy crafting
Paola

16 comments:

Mona said...

Your sledge is wonderful. Coll idea.
Thanks for joining us at Stamp with fun this week.
Hugs Mona
swf-team

Ann Schach said...

This is so creative! Thanks for sharing the directions for making it, and thanks for playing @ PPA!

Sheila D said...

This is just so flippin cute. Thanks so much for sharing the template.

StampOwl said...

what a fun gift card holder, thanks for playing along with the C4C

Tracey Parrott said...

oh my goodness...this is amazing and such a clever idea! beautifully done!

Lourdes Torres said...

Can't wait for your video!! Very original and beautiful card.

Pals Paper Arts said...

What a wonderful interpretaion of the sketch! Thanks for playing @PPA!

GCgirl said...

My first thought for this challenge was to create a sleigh, but didn't have a clue! Your rocked it...thanks for sharing :-)!

Jer Christoffersen said...

This is such a clever idea and perfect for a gift card. Thanks for sharing it!

Ann said...

Too cute!! Thanks for the template!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Congratulations from Pals Paper Arts! Your project has been selected as a Pals Paper Arts Artist Pick! We have a special badge for you to display on your blog. For the HTML code for the badge, please email us at palspaperarts@gmail.com.
Congratulations and thanks for playing at PPA!

Pinky Roth said...

Wow, this is an amazing idea and so clever...love, love, love this card!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

This is adorable! So creative. Congrats on being chosen for the Artist Pick at the Pals Paper Arts blog.

Mary Fish said...

An absolute treasure and exquisitely fun way to share a gift card. Congrats on this week's PPA Pick! Hugs, Mary

Lynn said...

I had to try this right when I saw it. I linked to you on my blog, here is mine if you want to check it out! Thanks for the great idea!
http://stampndesign.blogspot.com/2009/12/gift-card-sled-ornament.html

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 11. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/