punch art santa gift card

Punch-art Santa Face Gift Card

punch art santa gift card

Do you recognize this punch-art Santa face?  This gift card was made with the same Santa face I created for the petite treat purse and the rockin’ Santas.  This makes a great gift card for a child.  I made this little 3”x3” card for my 3yo granddaughter.  I’m popping it in the mail today and I hope it gets there before they come here for Christmas.

Follow the directions here for the Santa face.  (I added another small circle of Real Red cardstock peeking out from his lip for his mouth.)  The Garden Green cardstock was cut 3”x6” and folded to 3” square.  With the Santa hat poking out the top you’ll need to use a longer envelope.  You can custom make an envelope using the Diagonal scoring plate or use an envelope from the note cards & envelopes pack.

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 Enjoy,  Julie

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stampin up clearance blitz

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Enjoy!  Julie

Shimmer Folded Christmas Tree

sweet essentials glimmer spritz christmas tree card

Another folded Christmas tree card!  I love these Christmas trees.  They are so easy to make and add so much texture to a design.  Watch the folded tree tutorial to see how to make these with a Circle punch or Scallop circle die.

This card is ALL about shimmer!  I started with a Whisper White cardstock base and my shimmer sprays.  I ripped a piece of paper to mask the top half of the card base and sprayed the Silver shimmer spray.  I moved the paper a couple of times and sprayed again.   When you use these sprays make sure you know which way the nozzle is pointing before you spray or you could end up with a glitter silver arm like I did!!!

sweet essentials glimmer spritz christmas tree card

I lightly sprayed the top right for some sun rays, then masked the corner with a circle and sprayed again to achieve a circular sun look.  Even the folded Christmas tree and trunk was sprayed with the Vanilla shimmer spray.

Merry Christmas!  Julie

sweet essentials glimmer spritz christmas tree card close up

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink:  Basic Gray #126981
Paper:  Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper #126899, Whisper White cardstock #100730, Crumb Cake cardstock #120953, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Extras:   Scallop Circle Bigz Die #113468,  Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz #118772, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz #118770, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz #118771, Rhinestones #119246,  Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882
Scallop Ruffle Christmas Tree Card

Pennant Ruffle Christmas Tree Card

Scallop Ruffle Christmas Tree Card

This Ruffle tree card is really a lot easier to do than it appears.  I started with a Whisper White pennant cut from the Perfect Pennant Bigz Die with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine.  Then I cut 12” strips of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper and punched the strips with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.

I started adhering the strips to the bottom of the tree with the first scallop ruffle hanging over the edge.  I roughly clipped the strip and layered the next ruffle, alternating between the different patterns.   When the entire pennant was covered I turned it over and using the pennant as a guide, I used the Paper Snips to trim the edges creating the tree shape.

Scallop Ruffle Christmas Tree Card ruffle

I popped the tree up on dimensionals and added a trunk with a bit of the same paper.  The star was punched from Silver Glimmer Paper, but I thought the silver didn’t really match as well as I’d like so I colored the star with a So Saffron marker to add a little antiquing which matched the Very Vanilla color scheme better.    I find that using Multipurpose Liquid Glue is very effective in securing the Glimmer Paper.

A little touch of Crochet Trim and Vintage Trinket brad finishes the design.

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Enjoy, Julie

Scallop Ruffle Christmas Tree Card close up

Card Recipe:
Paper:  Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Silver Glimmer paper #124005, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Perfect Pennant Bigz Die #123126, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Crochet Trim #118481, Vintage Trinkets #118764, Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882
punch art dancing santa

Stampin’ Up! Rockin’ Santas

punch art dancing santa

While playing with paper and punches, I made a couple of stand-up Rockin’ Santas.  Both were created with the same face that I used for the Santa petite purse.  You can click here to see the supply list and the video tutorial for the Santa purse.  I added bodies to these Santa faces to create the stand-up Santa.

Doesn’t he just look like he is dancing?  What dance would that be?!?  On this Santa I used the Pennant Die and the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine to make the body.  I created the arms with the Curly Label punch and a circle punch.  First I punched the label then I fed the punched label back into the punch and punched the inside of the arm.  I used the circle punch to trim off the points and create the wrist.  I made the hands with the smallest blossom from the Boho Blossom punch, then trimmed off the extra petals.

His Santa suit has pearl buttons colored with a Black Sharpie, with a strip of Basic Black cardstock for his belt and a Mini Label punched belt buckle.  To create the belt buckle, punch the circle from Silver Glimmer Paper with the circle punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, then center the circle in the Mini Label punch and punch it out and attach it to the belt with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

punch art dancing santa back

The back is layered with the same pieces.  The bent paper clip legs were adhered and sandwiched between the front and the back.  You can use glue dots for quick results, but I used crystal effects for lasting staying power.  His feet were then taped down on to a white scallop circle base.  It would be fun to have a rocking wood block to pin him down to and then he’ll really rock out!

Stampin' Up! punch art rocking santa

This Rockin’ Santa has a Scallop Circle body with a simple Basic Black belt and a small circle buckle punched from the Silver Glimmer paper.  His hands were also trimmed from the smallest blossom from the Boho Blossom punch.

Again the back is layered with a matching scallop circle with the paper clip legs sandwiched and cemented into place with Crystal Effects.  The feet were taped to the back of a Hershey Nugget so he’ll rock.  Gentle rocking is needed though as he will topple if you get too carried away!!

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Enjoy, Julie