Friday, July 14, 2023


Have you ever ridden in a One Horse Open Sleigh?  I have not, but I always thought it looked like it would be fun -- and romantic.  Maybe I just watch too many Hallmark Christmas movies!

What do dryer sheets and frosty air have in common?  Have you experienced winter days where snow is swirling in the frosty breeze, and it is sparkling like diamonds in the sun?  This is the effect that using the dryer sheet technique over a winter scene on your card gives.  

The technique is very simple, and the only supplies required are a used dryer sheet and some spray adhesive.  If you are a paper crafter that love sparkle, sprinkling just a pinch of optional glitter on the adhesive before you adhere the dryer sheet to the card adds even more sparkle.

Watch this video to see how it's done.

This card uses another scene from the One Horse Open Sleigh 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  The most difficult part of this card was deciding which scene to select.

The Horse and Sleigh is one large stamp, so it was easy to stamp the image on Basic White and then color it with Stampin' Blends.  There is a separate die for the runners on the sleigh, so I decided to die cut those and also the trim around the top edge of the sleigh from silver foil (available as an ONLINE EXCLUSIVE).  Then I easily adhered them over the Basic White cardstock.

The white tree was die cut from cardstock with another die from the Horse & Sleigh Dies.  This Suite would be great to mass produce Christmas Cards.  The DSP is going to do most of the work for you as it will give you many diverse backgrounds that work perfectly with the horse & sleigh.  Be sure to check out this DSP in the product list below.  I can also visualize it working wonderfully with snowmen and cute little animals.

Save the pieces that you trim off your 6" x 6" DSP sheet to make the scene fit your 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card front.  Look how pretty one of the "scraps" looks to decorate the bottom on the inside of the card.  I even had two narrower scraps to decorate the front of my envelope.  Every square inch of the 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper was used!

The products I used are shown in the list below.  Additionally, you need to save your used dryer sheets and get a can of spray adhesive, and you will be all set to go!

Product List

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