Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sleighs with Tonic Studio Die Set

Last week as a Christmas gift to a friend of mine, I paid for 2 spots in a craft class at my local craft outlet store. We made the most adorable sleighs, and as part of the class fee, we received the dies to make more of them. If you are interested in ordering the die set to make some of these sleighs yourself, here's a link: Tonic Studios - Dies - Christmas Sleigh ( The die set is very versatile with several different options for sleigh designs and little tags and bows to embellish your finished sleighs. In the first picture below, the one with the candy in it is the one I made in class, and you can't really tell, but it's actually gold foil card stock (it kind of looks like kraft card stock in the picture). The sleigh on the right I made when I got home and used silver card stock, red glitter card stock, and green card stock. I added some gold and white twine to the first one and some silver and white twine to the second one to tie the little "Merry and Bright" tags to the sleighs. Of course I had to run out and buy some Christmas candy to put in the sleighs, too! 

I ended up spending most of yesterday playing with this die set and making up several kits to share with my daughters, my daughter-in-law, and the 3 friends my daughter in the Navy shares a house with in SC. I die cut all the pieces and then put them in baggies and plan to send some adhesives and instructions to my daughter in SC (along with plenty of Christmas candy for them to fill their sleighs!). For my other daughter and my daughter-in-law, I helped them assemble their sleighs today. My husband and I had all the kids (except the one in SC whom we miss terribly!) over for lunch and then while the men watched my sweet baby grandson, the girls and I worked on assembling the sleighs and filling them with candy! It was so fun! 

Top view:

How long do you think the candy will last?!

See how pretty the intricate designs are? Just leave yourself plenty of time to glue everything on: 

I used cotton balls to simulate snow for my sleds:

Here's my daughter-in-law (on the left) and my daughter with their sleds. You can see the two different patterns on the sides of the sleds:

My daughter's finished sled with her choice of candy. Here's the back:

Here's the front:

Here's a look at the die set I used:

Challenges I'm entering: Freezing cold mood board (there's snow in the photos, and sleighs need snow to run, so I thought it fit the prompt) (1/5; ends 12/5) ATG (5/5; ends 12/7)

Outlawz Challenges: Monthly linky

Dream Valley Challenges: Lots of layers (3/3; ends Dec. 10)

Use Your Stuff: Christmas Treats (I hope the treats inside the sleigh count)

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( Following Thing 1's open challenge (1/4; ends Dec. 28)

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (unlimited entries; ends Dec. 26) Best Technique Winner

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (5/5 for this week; ends Dec. 7)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ( Christmas Present (These sleighs are for Christmas candy, which is the best present around, right?!) (ends Dec. 7)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG (option of up in the sky) (1/8; ends at the end of the  month)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (1/3; ends Dec. 16)

Allsorts challenge blog: Christmas (1/3; ends Dec. 8)

Crafty Calendar Challenge: ATG (1/3; ends Dec. 27)

Cut It Up ( Winter (1/1; ends Dec. 14) 

Winter Wonderland ( ATG Christmas (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (1/unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

The Diva's that cut ....paper! ( Anything winter or Christmas themed (1/4; ends at the end of the month)

Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge: ATG Christmas (ends at the end of the month)

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge -1st to the 25th every month: Christmas and/or movement (1/5; ends at the end of the month)

The Crafting Challenge: Christmas (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

fourseasons ( ATG winter (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

Country View Challenges: Christmas (ends at the end of the month)

Your Scrapbook Place : December Challenge - The Paper Shelter: ATG (3/3; ends at the end of the month) 

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: Traditional Christmas Colors (5/5; ends Dec. 29)


  1. WOW, And WOW again. The sleighs are gorgeous! So glad you could join us this month at Die Cut Divas for some die cutting and Winter or Christmas themed cards. Arlene with the Die Cut Divas.

  2. A fabulous make
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
    CRAFT Challenge Blog

  3. What delightful creations, many thanks for joining in our 'It beginning to look a lot like Christmas' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. How lovely they all are and so nice to craft together too. Thanks also for sharing with us at We Love Stamping.

  5. What a great project to do with your family! And the sleighs turned out fantastic. It's cool that the die comes with lots of different features to customize the sleighs.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Cut it Up!

  6. These sleighs full of treats are fabulous! Somebody is going to LOVE getting this for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

  7. Wow, these are just fabulous, how fun!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons!
    Diane FS Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Four Seasons}
    {Stencil Fun}

  8. These make such fun packaging for candy and other small goodies. Love them!! Thank you so much for joining us at Four Seasons and Allsorts challenges!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  9. A lovely festive project, thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

  10. How cute these treat sleighs are... fantastic that you shared with your family kits to put the sleighs together, a lot of work, but I'm sure everyone enjoyed putting them together. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Please come back and share some of the other color schemes partnering with Colorful Options... and we have extended our entrants to 8 entries because this challenge will be for the whole month.

  11. Such a beautiful project! Your craftsmanship is amazing, I hope this goes in a frame! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

  12. These are fabulous and it sounds like you had great fun making them too. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  13. Fabulous Christmas gifts.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  14. Who wouldnʻt be grateful for one of these cuties? Thank you so much for joining us over at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  15. What a wonderful way to share some sweet treats. Thank you for joining us at Use Your Stuff

  16. Fabulous makes, love the snow!
    Thank you for joining in at Saturday Paper al la Mode Challenge! Val - DT

  17. wow awesome project. What a nice keepsake Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

  18. Wow, beatuiful projects. Great thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges.
    Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  19. Oh my, this is a work of art. Can you come over and create some for me. Nicely done. Candy too inside, please. Thanks for joining us at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs, Berni DT

  20. What a fun "girls day"!! It sounds like you had a great time. These turned out adorable! That sleigh is so ornate and pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  21. Great project, very inspirational! Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles.
    Nunzia DT

  22. What a awesome project!! These sleighs are so beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  23. Carrie, such super cute sleighs! It is so wonderful to hear how the die set brought your family together to create and have some fun! Thank you for sharing your sleighs and holiday stories. We look forward to seeing more of your creativity in the new year here at Double Trouble! Happy holidays!!! -Donna

  24. Awesome creations! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  25. Gorgeous sleighs. Wonderful Christmas decorations and so beautifully decorated.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck and Happy New Year x

  26. I love these darling sleighs! Thank you for sharing your creation in the December challenge at Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenges.

  27. Beautifully created sleighs, Carrie! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #127.

  28. Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at
    Happy crafting,