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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