Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Petite Pocket Sleigh Tutorial

The Petite Pocket is turning out to be even more versatile than I first thought.  It can even make a Christmas sleigh!
As I was making another project I started to see the possibilities for a sleigh.   I really wanted to use the candy canes from the Stocking Accents die as runners.  It took some manipulating and some advice from my art student son to get the arched base right but I think the end result is pretty cute.  The sides of the sleigh took some thought too but I came up with way to use the Top Note die to make them.

Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso cardstock
Petite Pocket Die
Stocking Accents Die
Top Note Die
2-1/2" Circle Punch
Petal Card Double Punch
Winter Wishes Stitched Felt
Mini Jingle Bells

1. Fold the Petite Pocket die cut on score lines.  Curve the front and back sections over a pencil or marker to shape.
 2. Cut a Top Note in half.
3. Slide it into the 2-1/2" Circle punch as shown and punch.
4. It will look like this.
5. Use sticky strip to adhere inside of sleigh.  Cut a small strip of matching DSP to wrap from side-to-side across the back to hold the back in place.
6.  Cut two 1/2" X 8"strips of Early Espresso cardstock.  Score at 2" and 6".  Fold on score lines.
7. Adhere the two short sections together to form an arch.
8. Cut four candy canes from Cherry Cobbler.  Trim as shown.  Overlap and adhere to form the runners.
9.  Attach the runners to the arch and using multiple mini glue dots attach the arch to the bottom of the sleigh.

10.  For each tiny Christmas present, punch two shapes with the Petal Card Double punch.  Overlap two petals.
11.  Adhere the other side.
 12. And the ends.
 13. Wrap a strip of DSP around the box.
 14.  It will look so cute!
15.  Adhere jingle bells to wreath and decorate the sleigh with Winter Wishes Stitches Felt pieces.


  1. cool idea! thanks for sharing. This will be on my inspiration blog post tomorrow.

  2. What an awesome creation! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to and to Kim Score for sharing it on her site.

  3. What an awesome job you did!! Thank you so much for sharing. Especially the tutorial!!! Greatly appreciate not always having to buy a cute idea. You are #1.

  4. This is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the Tutorial. can I ask you please to consider popping on Blogger's Subscribe to POSTS gadget. This would easily allow myself and many others, who like me love S U and your inspirational projects, to follow you by having each new post magically appear in our e-mail inbox. If you do agree to this could you please be so kind as to let me know, so that I can become a subscriber. Many thanks frae Bonnie Scotland. xx

  5. This is a gorgeous project.Thanks for the free tutorial. Can I ask a favour please ? Would you consider popping on Blogger's Subscribe to POSTS by e-mail gadget, it is top of the gadgets list. This would allow myself and many others who like me love S U and your inspirational projects to easily follow all your posts as they would automatically appear in our e-mail in box. If you do agree to this request, could I ask you to let me know , so that I can become a subscriber. Many thanks frae Bonnie Scotland. xx

  6. Awesome project! You are so creative Betty!

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