My latest project over at SVG Cuts went up today,
and I am just in shock by the all the positive comments left there :)
I feel so loved!
Anyway, this project inspiration came from the first snowfall the other day.
Kids wanted to go tobogganing, and then I had my A-HA moment!
(I just LOVE those moments... I love how it just comes all of a sudden... so magical!)
A sled made from candy cane and crate boards!
Well... as easy as this may sound,
actually, it took me a LONG time to THE candy cane file that I can use to make this.
Mary's candy canes are all SUPER CUTE, however...
they ALL have the same cute curve to it.
I cannot possibly mount a board on a curved piece...
and then... after going through all my PDFs...
I found the right one.
Just the one I was looking for, and it was the ONLY candy that would work...
It was a candy cane from a baking card in the Gingerbread Chalet SVG Kit.
From there on, everything came together nicely.
There was NO WELDING, NO ALTERATION of any files...
(VERY UNLIKE any of my SVG Cuts' projects) so not only it was easy to make,
but was simple for me to do the write up, and that means...
it should be straight-forward for YOU to make! :)
I wanted this sled to look 'real'...
something with a vintag-y look to it,
and has the similar magic to the Christmas Lantern Streetlamp that I did last year.
I found THE perfect wood paper inside This & That Christmas collection from Echo Park,
and THE perfect sentiment from my Unity Stamps - Snowflake Falls from Heaven.
...and of course, I had to add in some skates, wintergreens, a cardinal...
I was already able to picture this thing made before I even made it!
Anyway, here is the completed project!
You know, the photos make a HUGE difference in the way a project looks,
and I always get so nervous when it's time to submit my project photos in.
Leo is a photography pro,
so he wants good lighting, proper focus, good photo set up, etc.
I guess this is a good thing...
because this was a part of a requirement for the design team projects,
I do have to thank Leo that my photos have gotten quite a bit better over the years.
It is satisfying when you get a good shot, and I do agree - photos do make a HUGE impact.
I just LOVE these 3D Wintergreen files...
you can add them onto any Christmas project and it makes everything look amazing!
With the pair of skates, I `laced` them up with thin jute twine,
and used a thicker one to hang them on the sled :)
... and here's the stamp that I think created all the 'magic' to this project.
I just LOVE Unity Stamps,
and I love the fact that I can always use SVG Cuts and Unity products together.
Well, here's a shot that was never shown in the SVG Cuts' blog...
it's a side view of my project -
which may help some of you 'visually see' how this is all assembled together.
This is all surprisingly sturdy.
The thicker you make the `runners` (candy cane) - the more durable your project will be.
To make the sled itself, all you need are 3 kits.
Then, I used the following 3 collections/kits to embellish:
However, like I mentioned in the SVG Cuts' blog
(FULL instructions and DIMENSION info are there!)
YOU can embellish any way you want to!
Add mitts, cup of hot chocolate and cookies.
Perhaps, have the sled lay flat, and add presents and snowman on it.
or... size the whole thing down, and voila - you have a Christmas ornament!
Possibilities with SVG Cuts' files are endless!
I hope that you all will be inspired by my project today,
and that you`ll share your creations on the SVG Cuts' FB Page :)
Oh, and don't forget -
the free file of the week -
Thankful Cuties SVG Collection ends THIS Thursday midnight!