12 Tags / Day 9: Sleigh Ride

Out of all of the carols in the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, THIS one was the hardest for me. Why? Because I didn’t have a sleigh stamp.

What to do? What to do…

Then suddenly, I knew! Paraphrasing The Grinch: “If I can’t find a sleigh, I’ll make one instead!” And that’s just what I did!

I started off by making a base tag out of white cardstock and then die cutting the Starry Night background. Then I stamped the deer from Over the River in black, grabbed my trusty .3 mm micron pen and practiced a few sleighs on scratch paper. Pro tip: stamp the deer on scratch paper too so you’ll have the right scale. I got cold feet so I lightly sketched a sleigh on the tag in pencil before finally drawing it on with the pen.

Then I added some sleigh bells to the deer and a red nose and yep I was totally laughing all the way!

One of the best things about micron pens is that they’re waterproof, so I added some gold metallic highlights with the Altenew Metallic pan set — just can’t get enough of it lately!

Finally, I trimmed the bottom of the tag and stamped some peppermint stripes with the Painted Stripes and rockin’ red, and added some glitter under the sleigh and deer to ground ’em. Can you say jingle all the way? :)


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Hope your day is as happy as a ride in a one horse open sleigh! xo

24 Replies to “12 Tags / Day 9: Sleigh Ride”

    1. Titus Debbie says:

      No sleigh no problem! Great ifea’n

      1. Titus Debbie says:

        Idea .. cannot type !!

  1. What a sweet little sleigh under the starry sky!

  2. Awesome hand drawn sleigh! Great tag!

  3. Mary Holshouser says:

    the sleigh and rudolph look great.
    It means more when there is special
    hand-work on a card or tag anyway.
    Love the tag. thanks for sharing

  4. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I love the fine lines of this stamp. The simple design is really cute.

  5. So cute and very creative!

  6. Gotta do ,what ya gotta do. The sleigh matches the style of the reindeer.


    Wow, super cute tag and nicely done sleigh drawing! Love the bells on the reindeer too.

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    What a darling tag! Love the cute deer, and the adorable sleigh that you drew!
    Yup… jingle all the way!

  9. Simple and fun, and I love your hand-drawn sleigh!

  10. Meghan Kennihan says:

    WOW! This is amazing what a cute little deer!

  11. Beverly Sizemore says:

    Way to go with this creative tag! :) I love how you “made” your sleigh. :)

  12. Love your hand drawn sleigh! It has a Pink Fresh Studio feel to me. Super fun tag!

  13. Carla Hundley says:

    Great save with your
    drawn sleigh! Looks
    so cute.
    Carla from Utah

  14. Troy Louise Seegmiller says:

    I’d say you “sleighed” it! Just adorable.

    1. Hahaha that cracked me!!!! :)

  15. This is super creative and so great that the Grinch inspired you to make the sleigh! I am in awe of your creativity and thanks for the tips to draw on the side a few times. Love the gold accents!

  16. Clean, simple, and adorable!

  17. You definitely Sleighed it! Very inspiring!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

  18. You did a great job drawing the sleigh. Love the background cut out.

  19. I almost missed this. Love how your dressed up the deer and added the sleigh. You sleighed it for sure.

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