Check out another one of my handmade Christmas cards made with the awesome Ho Ho Ho Paper Pad from Rubbernecker!
If you saw this post, you know that I am sharing some ideas for making handmade Christmas cards using just a few supplies and one incredibly adorable and versatile collection of patterned holiday card stock – the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pad from Rubbernecker. I love that I can get 24+ cards out of this one collection of patterned card stock and can use either the same or a different holiday die cuts to build the decorations.
For this card I used that super fun Ho Ho Ho 6×6 Paper Pad, along with Santa With Presents, Flying Reindeer, Deckle Hills and a border made using the Mini Slimline Tab Scallop. You can take this cute Santa die cut decoration and use not just with this Santa pattern but also with other patterns from the same pad. So you can pick your favorite decorative design and just mix and match endlessly for so many looks!
I am sharing all my tips and tricks below so you can get some short cuts, some ways to add a little extra detail and for those of you who might be new to this joyful craft.
Card Base and Snow
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 card base and snow layer.
- Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ piece of designer paper and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Crimp the snow layer using a wave crimper..
- Use red cardstock to cut the scalloped border and attach it to the snow layer using ATG adhesive.
- Adhere mounting tape to the snow layer and attach it to the card base.
Santa and Sleigh
- Use red, white, black and gold metallic cardstock to cut the Santa pieces.
- Assemble all the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
- Use red, white, gold and green cardstock to Santa’s bag.
- Assemble and attach the pieces together and attach them using glossy accents.
- Use red cardstock to cut sleigh section and gold cardstock to cut the runner and gold sleigh trim.
- Apply rolled up double stick tape to the back of the gold trim and attach it to the top border of the sleigh.
- Use glossy accents to attach the gold runner to the sleigh section.
- Use glossy accents and tiny pop dots to attach Santa and Santa’s bag to the back side of the sleigh.
- Attach Santa and the sleigh to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
- Cut the reindeer using white cardstock and the harness using white and red cardstock.
- Apply Mocha ink to the whole body of the reindeer using a mini applicator.
- Use Pecan ink to apply darker shading to the body using a mini applicator. 1. Pro Tip: I applied the light colored ink to the whole body to add moisture to the paper so when the brown ink is applied it blends more easily. You can start with with dry white cardstock but the brown ink doesn’t flow over the paper as well and can get blotchy. 2. Pro Tip: I cannot stress enough how much easier it is to apply and blend inks using the Sofft Mini Applicators because they are such high quality.
- Attach the harness sections and the red Rudolph nose to the reindeer using glossy accents.
- Cut a length of metallic gold string long enough to double up for the reins.
- Fold the string in half and attach the folded section to the back of the reindeer and attach with glue dots.
- Trim the string ends as necessary to fit and attach to the back of Santa’s hand using glue dots.
- Cut two large pieces of mounting tape, attach them together, adhere them to the back of the reindeer and attach him to the card base. Pro Tip: I doubled the mounting tape for the reindeer because I wanted him to stand well away from the trees to look like he was really flying.
Here are the items from Rubbernecker that I used today:
And here are the other things I used – I include these because I do get asked sometimes where I got something and I figured I would save you some time!
Whether you are new to card making or looking for some ideas for last minute handmade Christmas cards, check out all the cards in this little mini-series and see how you might use this one Paper Pad with all its adorable designs to get a whole bunch of cards done easily and quickly!