Saturday, September 11, 2010

Santa Face Card

original design by

The ORIGINAL Cuttlebug Santa Card 
I created and shared in 2008  =)

I was going to wait to post this card in December, but due to the renewed interest in it, I am sharing it now.

My original creation was posted to back in 2008 as well as Stampin' Connection (a web site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators).
I made this card a couple of years ago with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, everything else was from Stampin' Up!. 

In fact, the renewed interest in my card came about recently because another creative demonstrator* saw my original card and made a version using a Stampin' Up! Texturz plate then posted it to the demonstrator only web site, Stampin' Connection.


All items are available through Stampin' Up!, except the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder used on my sample. 

Card Stock:
Whisper White   5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Real Red   1 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Blush Blossom   5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Basic Black, scrap
Whisper White, 4 1/4" x 11"  folded in half to create a 4 1/4"  x 5 1/2" card

White Signo Gel Pen for eye highlights

Real Red ink and watercolor brush to create subtle lines on his hat

Stampin' Pastels and cotton ball to blush his cheeks and nose

small oval punch for the nose
1/4"  circle punch for the eyes
Divine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder
Stampin' Dimensional

There was no pattern when I made this card a couple of years ago, I just cut it out freehand. 

Start with a 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" piece of white card stock. 
Draw your pattern; you could use something with a curved edge to trace
to make the hat brim and top swoop of his beard. 
You'll cut the middle piece leftover from between the beard swoop and hat brim,
 making it into a mustache shape. 

Be sure to run the embossing folder through with the drawn pattern side facing 
the "debossed" side of your embossing folder OR 
draw the pattern on after running it through the embossing folder. 
You want the raised, embossed designs facing up on your finished project. 

Blush Blossom card stock for his face which is also the card front base.

Blush on the cheeks and nose were done with Stampin' Pastels and a cotton ball.
You could  use ink and a sponge instead . 

The Real Red strip of card stock is 1 1/4" wide x 4 1/4" long. 
I added stripes with Real Red classic ink and a watercolor pen. 
Use designer paper instead if you'd like. 

The eyes were punched out of basic Black with the 1/4" circle punch. 0
I added a dot with a white Signo gel pen.


Glue all of the pieces in place on top of the Blush Blossom face. 

Use a Dimensional (pop dot) under the nose and attach it on
top of the mustache for a bit more dimension. 

I just love how he turned out, my basic original Cuttlebug Santa Face Card !

This is a mail friendly card, too, requiring no extra postage. 

I've since seen several different, even more adorable, versions of him shared online.
If you make one and share it, please be sure to link back/give credit, I'd appreciate it. 
Post a link in the comments section if you'd like so I can see yours, too =) 


*Barb Mann -  I sincerely appreciate your noting my card as the source of inspiration for your adorable Santa, thank you!  I love your version with the new Texturz plate, textured Blushing Bride for the flesh and sprig of holly on his hat brim. Too cute !

EDITED December 21st : I entered this adorable card in the Holiday Hellos challenge. The winners were announced today. My Santa was not a winner in the contest, but it is a winner with anyone I've ever given one of these cards to ! 


  1. Heather,

    Love your santa card! You are so creative.

  2. Heather, this is such a cute card! I might have to break out my folder again too!

  3. OMGosh! This is adorable! I love it! I have printed out your template...thank you for generously sharing it! If I post one to my blog, I will be sure to give you credit.

    chanda stehlik

  4. He is so adorable! Thanks for sharing your template!

  5. Heather,
    I am using your Cuttlebug Santa Card for invitations for a Christmas party a relative is having. I printed the original copy in 2008. I was looking through my files and saw him the other day. I showed it to the relative and she loved him. So your creativity just keeps on going. Thank you for sharing back in 2008 and now.

  6. Thank you for sharing that with me, Pam !

  7. This such an adorable card. It is a must to make for my grandkids this year. Thank you so much for the pattern.


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