Punch Art Santa Christmas Card

I’ve been wanting to design a Punch Art Santa, and when the new White Velvet  Paper arrived for his beard and mustache, I knew it was time. This Santa card is 100% Stampin’ Up! I’ll share my instructions, however, some elements have retired, so you may have to improvise. I hope you will view it as inspiration.

By Su Mohr; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Layering Circles dies, Lemon Builder punch, White Velvet Sheets, 1/2" circle punch; #howtomake #punchart #punchartsanta #christmascards #santaoncards #stampinup #handmadecards #craftinstructions

Punch Art Santa


Use the 2” scalloped, Layering Circles die to cut the beard from White Velvet Paper. This paper is brand new in the “limited time” Snowflake Showcase, and perfect for giving Santa’s beard a “fuzzy” touch. Emboss the beard with the Curls and Swirls embossing folder.


Use the 1 7/8″ Layering Circles die to cut Santa’s face from Petal Pink cardstock. Then, cut the circle in half.


Use the 1/2″ Circle Punch with Petal Pink cardstock to make Santa’s nose.


Punch two leaves (without the stem) using the Lemon Builder punch. You get to use the White Velvet paper again, for the “fuzzy” feel.


Here’s where you might need to improvise. Use the largest Paisley die (retired) to cut Santa’s cap from Real Red cardstock. Then, using the 2″ scalloped Layering Circles die, cut a section as pictured. 

For the border of Santa’s cap, use the scalloped 2″ Layering Circles die to cut a circle from Sahara Sand cardstock. Then, using the same die, cut a section as pictured.


Now for assembling. You’ll want to put all the pieces together to make sure they fit before gluing. The cap is tricky, because it depends on where you placed the scalloped circle cut.

Glue the Beard to the face. This is showing the backside, where you can see the small space left on the sides. It’s important to have the right amount of his face showing.

Turn him over, and glue his mustache and nose.

Glue the border of Santa’s cap.


Glue Santa’s cap, and here’s a view of the backside.


The last detail is the tassel on Santa’s cap. I used a die from the retired Quilt Builder die set, but it would be easy to improvise here.

The Punch Art Santa is complete, and this picture with the sunlight shows the fuzziness of the White Velvet paper. 


I wanted to place Santa on a Christmas card, so I chose Real Red cardstock for the card base, layered with Sahara Sand cardstock. The Real Red word, “jolly,” is from the retired Christmas Greetings die set.

The horizontal cut-outs were made with a current, Beautiful Layers die.


All of the current items are listed below, and available in my store.The new “limited time” White Velvet paper is available to demonstrators in October, and customers in November.


I hope you’ve been inspired to give some punch art a try. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!


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Kre8tors October 2018 Blog Hop~Fall Colors


Welcome to the Kre8tors October 2018 Blog Hop, featuring Fall colors. This photo is gorgeous, and it certainly inspired me!


I used all five colors, plus Very Vanilla. The first stamp set that came to mind was Rooted in Nature, and the tree ring was the first element I stamped. I used Pumpkin Pie ink, with Soft Suede for the sentiment, “Thinking of You.”

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors Oct 2018 Blog Hop; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Rooted in Nature, Nature's Roots, Seasonal Layers, Botanical Tags, Corrugated embossing, Fall colors, Stampin' Up; #fallcolors #thanksgivingcards #rootedinnature #naturesroots #stampinup #handmadecards #diy #woodtextures

Fall Colors


Next, I began stamping the leaves on vellum cardstock, using two stamps from Rooted in Nature. The ink colors for the leaves: Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Gray Granite. After letting the ink dry, I used Nature’s Roots dies for cutting the leaves. Then, I attached the leaves to the back of my tree ring with Mini-Dimensionals, adding regular Dimensionals for support.


I may have “gone overboard” with the dimensionals. LOL


For the background, I used the Corrugated embossing folder on Very Vanilla cardstock. I bordered this with Granny Apple Green cardstock, and glued it to a Soft Suede card base.

My favorite tree branch from Seasonal Layers was calling to me, so I die cut the branch from Wood Textures DSP. This Designer Series Paper also provided the smaller tree ring, which I fussy cut.


Now, all I needed was a little bird. I found him in the Botanical Tags die set, and cut him from Soft Suede cardstock.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! The supplies I used for today’s project are listed below. I love reading your comments.

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Fall provides such beautiful colors. I can’t wait to see how the other Kre8tors were inspired by the photo. The Blog Hop name list is below, or you can click the “next” button to go to Ilonka’s page.



Melissa Tennison

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Su Mohr

Ilonka Schneider

Sharon Dalton

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Jackie Lawless

Linda Handford

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Sandra Mastello

Kathy Maurer

Anastasia Radloff

Jan Musselman

Eva Potts

Alexandra Rauf

Cheryl Hamilton

Tricia Butts

Cheryl Taylor

Becky Browning



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Dashing Deer Joyous Noel Christmas Card

 The Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper is so pretty with its copper accents. This deer print is one of my favorites. I bordered it with Copper Foil, and placed it on a Gray Granite card base.

By Su Mohr for cts293; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Joyous Noel, Dashing Deer, Merry Christmas To All Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Copper Foil; #dashingdeer #merrychristmastoall #christmascards #joyousnoel #handmadecards #copperfoil

Joyous Noel Deer


It was fun discovering that a deer from the Dashing Deer bundle matches the deer on the DSP.  Since the deer wanted to be camouflaged, I stamped him in Gray Granite ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. There’s a die in the Detailed Deer set that made for easy cutting.

The deer is standing on a sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, which was cut with a Merry Christmas label die.


The Gray Granite circle behind the deer was made with a Layering Circles die, and plays an important role in the layout. My inspiration for today’s project is from the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch.


For the horizontal strip, I used Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, and couldn’t resist adding a bow.


I hope you were inspired by seeing today’s Joyous Noel DSP. It’s definitely a “Specialty” paper! You can take a closer look at all of the patterns by clicking on the picture in my Product List below.

Thanks for visiting me. Have a great day!



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