Alpine Sled Card using Blizzard Thinlets & Big Shot Embossing Mats


For today’s card I’m using the Big Shot Embossing Mats to emboss the snowflakes from the Blizzard Thinlets onto cardstock for the backgound of the card.  

Stay tuned for more projects and videos as there are multiple ways to use both the Big Shot Embossing Mats and the Blizzard Thinlets.


The main element of this card is the sled cut from a die in the Alphine Sports Thinlets.  I’m not sure if you are like me and fall in love with one die in a set then learn to love them all!?!

I love this sled… watch for more ideas using it!

I used Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer to give the snowflakes sparkle (it’s difficult to see this in the photo).


♥ Stamp Set:  Alpine Adventures (147742- photopolymer)
♥ Bundle: Alpine Adventure (149919)
♥ Ink Pad: Smoky Slate (147113)
♥ Cardstock / Paper: Whisper White Cardstock (100730), Silver Foil Sheet (132178), Silver Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes (147900)
♥ Ribbon: Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon (144213)
Tools / Misc: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (147046), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), 1-1/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (146138), Blizzard Thinlets Die (147902), Alpine Sports Thinlets Dies (147916), Big Shot Embossing Mats (146327), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Big Shot Die Brush (144262), SNAIL (104332),  Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Dimensionals (144108), Rubbing Alcohol  
♥  Whisper White Cardstock: 3-3/4 x 5, 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 (for snowflake mask), scraps for sentiment cut with 1″ Circle Punch (1-1/2 x 2)
♥  Foil Sheet: 1-3/4 x 3-1/2 for sled die, scrap for scallop circle (1-1/2 x 2)
  Ribbon:  15″ for around card, 8″ for sled rope

1.  Using Big Shot, Magnet Platform & Blizzard Thinlet Die cut snowflakes from 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 Whisper White cardstock. 

Tip: After first run through Big Shot turn die & paper upside down & add a cardstock shim to Big Shot sandwich.   

2.  Using Big Shot Die Brush over basket to collect snowflakes as you remove cardstock from die. Set mask aside and save snowflakes for future project.

3.  Per instructions with Big Shot Embossing Mats set emboss Snowflakes onto 3-3/4 x 5 Whisper White cardstock using Blizzard Thinlets Die & thin silicone mat.

Tip: After stacking sandwich per instructions, take sandwich (minus standard platform) and rotate on standard platform so the clear plate is on top. This will allow you to make sure the cardstock & die is straight and see what is happening as you run the sandwich of platforms through the Big Shot

4. Place embossed cardstock on paper covered surface then place snowflake mask www.CreateWithTerriGaines.comover lining up snowflakes.  Mix rubbing alcohol & 3 to 5 drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint into Stampin’ Spritzer.  Shake and spritz over mask to create sparkling snowflakes.  Set aside to dry.



5. When dry wrap Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon around and tie into knot.  Adhere to Silver Foiled-Edge card front.

6. Using Big shot & sled die cut sled from Silver Foil Sheet and adhere to card front using Mini Dimensionals.




7. For sled rope trim silver section from one edge of Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon, make a knot on both ends.  Place 1/4 of a mini glue dot rolled up on sled where rope is attached, place knot on top of glue dot.

8. Stamp sentiment on Whisper White scrap cardstock using Smokey Slate ink.  Cut with 1″ Circle Punch and adhere to Silver Foil scalloped circle punched with 1-1/8 Scallop Circle Punch.  Attach to card front with mini dimensionals.



Click here to download printable project sheet with instructions & dimensions for this project.

Check out my video below for assembly tips .

Note: My videos are unedited and may contain bloopers (misspoken words or technical errors).

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One Comment

  1. Great video. I love how you can use the dies to emboss. Your card is adorable.

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