A Different Way to Use Sleigh Ride Edgelits!

If you love Stampin’ Up!’s Sleigh Ride Edgelits, you’ll love this idea for a different way to use them!  Cardmakers and paper crafters have come up with striking designs using the Edgelits for handmade Christmas Cards that really stand out. You can see some samples in these posts:  Sleigh Ride Bundle and Bendy Cards.

But have you considered using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits just for the curves?  First I tried it on a flat card.  Don’t the curves add some interesting dimension to the card, suggesting forested hills?

Handmade Christmas card from Stamping Madly using Wonderland stamp set and Sleigh Ride Edgelits from Stampin' Up!

Once you’ve cut your card stock with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits, it’s really easy to cut off the trees or the houses with Paper Snips.  Then use a sanding block or emery board to clean up the edges a bit.  You can sponge the edges if you want to accentuate them even more.  Adhering the layers with Dimensionals will also help.

This was just my first experiment.  What I really had in mind was using the curves for the Bendy Card I posted earlier.  

Here’s the version with straight edges:

Handmade Bendy Card for Christmas from Stamping Madly using Wonderland stamp set from Stampin' Up!

It’s a lovely card, but the panels feel too square for my taste.  Here’s what happened when I cut them with the Edgelits:

Handmade Bendy Card for Christmas from Stamping Madly with curved edges made with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits from Stampin' Up!

Doesn’t this make the card more graceful?  You can learn how to make a Bendy Card in the videos I posted here:  Bendy Cards. Since the free edge of each panel is shorter than the ones in the video, you’ll need to alter the measurements for the slots and tabs a bit.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!  Then try the technique in your craft room to see what you come up with!

For handmade Christmas Cards that stand out from the crowd, use the Sleigh Ride Edgelits in a different way!

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2 Responses to A Different Way to Use Sleigh Ride Edgelits!

  1. bernice thompson January 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    Sage, Stacy (my cuz) came over yesterday and we played with the :bend card. we tried a valentine using cupid and hearts She liked it but I didn’t. We tried an Easter card using a rabbit, basket and eggs. We loved it. We both are going to use it at our churches. You are the BEST INSTRUCTOR ,EVER!! Thank you for all of the videos, they are so detailed and as I can pause it and restart to carry out the next step. Thank you.

    • Sage January 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks, Bernice. I’m glad my teaching is helping, and that you enjoy stamping so much. That’s what keeps us sane!

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