December 17, 2022


One of my all-time favorite seasonal songs is Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. I have loved it since I was in high school -- simply AGES ago! -- when we played it in Concert Band. What a fun spirited piece!

I know it's retired now, but I love the Sounds of the Season dies because the set included a couple of jingle bell dies, reminding me of Sleigh Ride. I used one of the jingle bells in a pure white cardstock for this card, centering it in the middle of one of the three cute seasonal-flavored hexagons I made using the Beautiful Shapes dies.

Beccause the top portion of this card was so interesting, I decided to tone it down for the "merry" portion across the bottom. But the plain flat red cardstock was just that, plain and flat. It definitely needed some pizzazz!  So I embossed it with a script folder. Much better!

Here you go: A Tutorial!

Garden Green cardstock
Real Red cardstock
White cardstock
Assorted scraps of Christmas Designer Series Papers

Die Cutting/ Embossing Machine
Red and White Baker's Twine
Stampin' Dimensionals
Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies 
Beautiful Shapes die set (page 169,  Annual Catalog)
Sounds of the Seasons die set
Script Embossing Folder
White sequins

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a piece of Real Red cardstock to about 2" x 5 1/4". Emboss this piece with a suitable embossing folder. You just want texture for interest, not a big overwhelming embossing. I used the Script embossing folder.

Adhere this to the card front, leaving even margins on the bottom and the sides. Set this aside for now.

Cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4". To this, add a 2" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock. Adhere this to the card base, leaving even margins at the top and the sides. It may overlap the red piece a bit. That's fine.

Using the hexagon die that measures 1 1/2" from top to bottom and the die that measures 1 1/4" from top to bottom, cut three hexagons from an assortment of Christmas Designer Series Paper. This is a wonderful way to use up some of those small scraps left over from previous projects! Cut two small and one large hexagon. With the large one in the center, adhere these three hexagons to the white piece.

From white cardstock, use the retired jingle bell die to cut a bell.

Thread a piece of red and white baker's twine through the hole at the top and adhere this to the center of the large hexaagon with a Stampin' Dimensional.

From white cardstock, die cut the word "merry". Using very little green glue, add this word to the center of the red embossed piece. Add sequins to the beginning and end of the word.


To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."

- Aristotle -




  1. This is really cute. It has inspired me to use a similar design in a scrapbook layout.

  2. That's precious!
    Thank you so much for sharing at

  3. What a bright and cheery card. Merry Christmas!

  4. Another beautiful card Linda! So cute! Maybe one of these days I will have the time to try one of your creations, they always turn out so beautifully. Thank you for sharing at

    1. Thank you! If you do try to try one of my cards, please let me know if I can help at all! Most of all, have fun!

  5. Awwww! This is such a bright and happy Christmas card. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 46.

    1. Thanks, Carol! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!