Amazing Paper Grace November Die of the Month Blog Hop - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh
If you haven't already jumped into Christmas preparations, are you ready to sleigh it? Today we are sharing the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for November 2020 - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh. This one is a little bit different because it folds down flat for mailing as do all the dies in the 3D Vignette lines.
Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace sent me these lovely dies to create with.
Poinsettia Sleigh Details
This die can be used as flat detail on a 2D surface but transforms into a 3D show piece so easily that we're happy you will have both options.Becca traditionally creates a high end die that doubles as a decoration piece in November of each year. Let's just call it icing on the cake for the holidays. It's really a satisfying venture to grab a cup of coffee and sit down to put it together as it is to set it out on the table.
Today we want to inspire you to think of different combinations using the Poinsettia Sleigh. Here's what we had in mind:
Table Center Piece
Table Setting Favor
Filled with Candy and Goodies
Part of a Wonderland Menagerie
Flat 2D on the front of a card
In the comments let us know how you think it should be used.
There are 21dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh
My Project Today using the Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh
As soon as I saw the dies I knew that I wanted to create a super cute little treat holder. So I assembled the 3D sleigh and really went to town adorning it with beautifully die-cut and embossed Ponsettias and even made a little festive present for the front of my sleigh. I then made a simple little trailer which is attached to the back of my sleigh will a little metal ball chain and filled it with some chocoate treats.
I absolutely love how it turned out. This will be having its own dedicated space on the mantle piece this year in my home, among my other Christmas decorations.
My second project is a Christmas Card.
The sleigh makes such a lovely centrepiece for the card. My sleigh is filled with "Christmas presents" and surrounded by beautiful Poinsettias in an assortment of sizes. A little 3D present sits at the bottom of my card.
The background die is the Splendid Trilliant Etched Dies from Becca's Elegant Twist Collection.
Spending a little time shaping the flowers really helps to add depth and dimension to your projects. I die-cut a selection, used my stylus to emboss a line down the centre of each petal on the reverse side. Then I rolled the front of each petal around my paper piercing tool, placed the flowers on a foam flower shaping mat, and depressed the centre of each one using a flower shaping tool with a ball end.
Supplies: Paper: Tonic Studios Specialty Card - Golden Leaves, Mars Luxury Pearl Card from Stamps by Chloe & Luxury Alice in Teal 8x8 Paper Pad
P.S. In the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Facebook Group there are two Step-by-Step Tutorials that take a novice through creating some spectacular poinsettias. I hope you'll join the group so that you have both of those methods in your toolbox. They'll come in handy this Christmas Season.