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Heart of Christmas - Santa's Train

This week for the Heart of Christmas blog hop, I am revisiting the Santa's Delivery bundle.


Last time I made a slimline (DL) size card with the train engine and two carriages on the front. Ever since I got the bundle, I have been wanting to make a 3D train.

So this week was my chance. I added little open boxes to each piece that would easily hold 2-3 chocolates for a Christmas table centrepiece.

Santa's Deliver 3D train Stampin' Up (8)

I used the Stamparatus and a silicon craft mat to reverse stamp the carriages and engine, so that I had both images facing in both directions. Then they could be mounted on either side of the very simple open boxes I made to support them.

Santa's Deliver 3D train Stampin' Up (1)

The open boxes are 5cm long x 3cm wide and 4cm high.

Santa's Deliver 3D train Stampin' Up (3)

I have deliberately left them unattached so they can be re-arranged, and they could even be used as little party favours or place cards.  I think I would like to make a really long train with a dozen or so carriages, but that might be for another day!

Santa's Deliver 3D train Stampin' Up (4)

Santa's Deliver 3D train Stampin' Up (5)

Santa's Deliver 3D train Stampin' Up (6)

I hope you like my little project and it gives you some ideas as we get closer to the Christmas season - ideas for Christmas decorating or gift giving.

Now it's time to go see what the other Art With Heart team stampers have created this week for our blog hop.

 My friend Michele is next on the blog hop. She does some amazing projects! I can't wait to see what she has created tonight. Click on the next box below to go to her blog with me!

Next Blog ButtonIf you find a broken link in the blog hop, you can find a full list of participants and links at my friend Sharon's blog here.

Please do leave a comment and I will see you again soon!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield (Vic)


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Tina Gillespie

Aww! What a super cute, delightful table decoration this would be on Christmas Day. The effort taken to reverse the images is totally worth it.


What a great idea, and delightful creation, Kathryn! Practical, and fun. Love your creativity. :)

Catherine Proctor

This is adorable, Kathryn! What a wonderful idea to create a 3D Christmas table centrepiece with this bundle. Great colouring too.

Andrea Sargent

Wow Kathryn, what a creative, cute and fun table decoration. I love it. I can imagine a long train with many carriages gracing your table a Christmas full of chocolates or other delectable delights. Love your colouring too. Xxx

Caroline Louise Manwaring

Wow Kathryn, this is just adorable! Such a cute table centrepiece. Great job done with reversing the images - I just love it!

Kate Morgan

Oh my gosh, this is so adorable. Great idea to reverse stamp and your colouring is super bright and cheery for the silly season. Would love to see your longer train centrepiece on your Christmas table!

Michele Taylor

Kathryn your glorious 3d train will make the most wonderful centre piece on a Christmas table. I can appreciate all the time and effort you have put into your creation. Reversing the images and then colouring them all so expertly. Fabulous job. If you ever do get around to making your longer train, please share photos of it.

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