Merry Christmas from Santa

(although he pronounces it Hohoho!!)


10/23/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Red Border:5 3/8 x 4 1/8 **

Card Face:5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Card Face:

  • I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape.

  • I masked off one of the Merry Christmases using Mint Tape.

  • I used a medium blue ink across the rest of the stencil.

  • I removed the Mask, exposing the remaining words, and quickly created a rectangular mask around them using Mint Tape.

  • I used vibrant red ink to fill in that last section.


Santa had been previously stamped, coloured and die cut. He was waiting in the Ready To Go binder. ***


  • I glued the border to the card base, and the card face onto the top of these layers.

  • I glued Santa in place as shown.

  • I put Nuvo drops into the two Rs in Merry and into the R and the A in Christmas as well.

  • I added a tiny gem to the star above the I in Christmas.

** See Cheating on Layers and Borders under the Stretch Your Pennies drop down in the header.

*** An explanation of the Ready to Go Binder can be found under the Techniques drop down in the header.

Final thoughts:

This was a fast and easy card to put together. Any Christmas icon could be put in the place of Santa, making the card easily adaptable.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Merry Christmas, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Signs of Santa, Stampin' UP! (retired)

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!


Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, DeSerres

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Red Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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