Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 Days of Christmas: Reindeer, Sleigh & Clauses Bags and Boxes

Sorry I've been so quiet for so long...I'm making a grand apology by posting a huge project I've had going on the sidelines. What do you get when you take a red-nosed reindeer box, toss in some Petite Cafe Bags decorated with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and add 8 reindeer friends to help pull the Clauses on a sleigh? Well, here's what I got:

Each of the reindeer is a resealable box, and there are 9 reindeer. Both Santa and Mrs. Claus are resealable bags, so that's 2 more containers. And the sleigh features a resealable box underneath, for a grand total of 12 boxes and bags. The idea is to put a gift in each one, and put one out each day for the 12 Days of Christmas, until the whole ensemble is complete! I know I'm biased, but I happen to think it turned out FABULOUS.

My hope was to complete and share instructions for all these several weeks ago, but my computer's operating system pooped itself. I was barely able to get my ecutter working to get the sleigh cut out and get this project mailed out to the buyer who commissioned it, just the other day. And just today I've finally gotten enough back on my computer to edit these photos and post them on my blog. So, I'm sorry that instructions will not be coming anytime soon, but I will share the SVG cut files I edited and used, and the list of Stampin' Supplies, in case you want to wing it.

I found a free SVG sleigh file HERE, and modified it for my use on my Eclips2. I created three .scut3 (SCAL/eCAL) files, one with the sleigh and runners all on one 12x12 page, another with just the sleigh parts pushed close together (fits 8-1/2"x11" I think), and a third page with just the sleigh runners, which you could fit on a 6"x12" page. I separated the sleigh and runners so I could conserve card stock.

Download Zipped .scut3 Files HERE

Stampin' Supplies: Baked Brown Sugar card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock (retired Core'dinations used for sleigh), Blush Blossom card stock (retired Core'dinations used for flesh color), Top Note Die, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Small Oval Punch (black of reindeer eyes, reindeer nose, reindeer paws, and to cut off parts of leaf die cut), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (outside of Mrs. Claus glasses), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (crumb cake layer of reindeer eyes & inside of Mrs. Claus glasses), 1" Circle Punch (white of reindeer eyes & pom poms on hats), 1/2" Circle Punch (Clauses Noses), XL Oval Punch/aka Wide Oval Punch (reindeer muzzle), Owl Builder Punch (Clauses eyes & Mrs. Claus' button), Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Gold Metallic Foil card stock, Petite Cafe Bags, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (for Mrs. Claus' smile), Modern Label Punch (to close box under sleigh), Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Sticky Strip Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pink Pirouette ink pad & Sponge Dauber (optional: to highlight cheeks on the Clauses), White Gel Pen (to put dots on Mrs. Claus' button), and Velcro™ self-adhesive dots for box closures.

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
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