Santa Christmas cards are always popular and this one is an example of how Santa’s face can be the only thing you need to evoke that fun feeling of Christmas. Of course, I had to add some little details but this die cut set from Rubbernecker could be all you need to make some super cute – and QUICK! – Christmas cards this year. To make this I used the new Santa’s Face, Santa Mini, Christmas Mini and Nested Ovals.

One of my santa Christmas cards showing a die cut santa face in an oval window surrounded by die cut gifts on a handmade card

The Oval Matted Frame

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Cut a white 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of cardstock and a red 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of cardstock.
  • Place the white cardstock on the cutting platform, line up and center the largest oval die and cut the frame opening.
  • Place the red cardstock on the cutting platform, line up and center the next sized down oval die and cut the frame opening.
  • Cut 1/16″ off of all four sides of the red frame layer so it will not show behind the white layer when they are attached.
  • Apply adhesive to the back side of the white frame, line it up over the red frame and attach the two together.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the borders on the back side of the frames .
  • Place a few small pieces of mounting tape around the edges of the oval.
  • Attach the frames to the card base.
  • Note:  Check out my Frame Tutorial if you would like to see a step by step tutorial on how I made the matted frame.

 

santa Christmas cards made using die cuts from Rubbernecker with a santa face surrounded by tiny gifts

Santa’s Face

  • Cut the Santa pieces out using red and white cardstock.
  • Line up where the hat needs to be on the card base and attach it using ATG adhesive.
  • Attach the white fur pieces to the hat using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Lay the mouth and beard in place on the card base to measure where to color the cheeks and mouth and them aside.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply pink ink.  Note:  After you apply the ink to the mini applicator be sure to rub it on scratch paper a couple times before applying the cheeks and mouth.  Then use a very light touch when applying the ink.
  • Attach the beard below the mouth and cheeks using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use double thick pieces of mounting tape to attach the mustache so it will stand above the beard.

The Minis

  • Use red and green cardstock to cut out all the mini pieces and yellow cardstock for the star.
  • Assemble all the mini pieces and attach using glossy accents. Note: I always use my reverse tweezers to pick up and attach small pieces.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the minis and attach them to the frame.

One of my santa Christmas cards featuring a die cut santa face in an oval layered window surrounded by tiny gifts all made with die cuts from Rubbernecker

If you aren’t into the more religious aspects of the Christmas holidays or are sending cards to people who aren’t, these Santa Christmas cards are just about perfect. You get to make a nod to the season with a little smile and spread that cheer to anyone! To see another whimsical Santa Christmas card check out my Santa Stuck in the Chimney box.

 
5337-02D Santa’s Face Die
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5338-01D Santa Mini Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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Nested Oval Die Cut Set 5004D
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Santa Christmas cards are so much fun to make.