Santa Punch Art

petal cone santa

I am sure you are wondering what in the world I am doing posting a Santa punch art tutorial in May! For those who are signed up for my newsletter, I am doing a series through Christmas geared toward organizing and preparing for the holidays early. Each newsletter has a section on getting ready for the holidays and each month on the 25th I am going to dedicate a post here with the same theme. The idea is to set aside specific day for working on creating the most fabulous holiday we can imagine. The series theme is A Pinterest Christmas, so you know we have a million ideas on that!  I chose the 25th of each month. Easy to remember. If you would like to play along, just sign up for my newsletter for the entire series. You can sign up by filling out the form in my side bar.

I was asked to share a tutorial for this punch art  Santa as part of the series. Since this ornament punch is retiring at the end of this month, I decided that I better hurry and fit it in now! Originally I used it on this petal cone die box (also retiring, which makes me very sad!). This tutorial shows an additional step or two for creating a hat for the santa.

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You will need to punch the pieces as shown in this photo. Emboss a Whisper White piece of card stock using the Perfect Polka dot folder and punch an ornament, a large oval, two wings from the Bird Builder punch and the circle from Itty Bitty shapes. Then punch a Cherry Cobbler pennant with the Pennant builder punch, Blush Blossom Itty Bitty circle and 1 3/4″ circle and then two 1/4″ Basic Black circles. When you are punching the wings for the mustache, punch one and then flip the card stock over and punch the debossed side. This way you will have two wings pointing different directions.

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Create a handle for the Large Oval piece and use the 1 3/4″ circle punch to trim away part of the Large Oval as shown.

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Attach the partial oval piece to the pink circle and sponge on some cheeks using a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride ink.

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Trim off the top of the ornament  and attach as shown.

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Add the two wings to form the mustache. I did not pop these up for this sample, but I think I will from now on, it gives it more definition. Bend the pennant piece over as shown to form the hat.

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Add the white circle to make a pom for the hat and attach as shown.

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Finish the punch art piece by adding commas to the eyes, using a white gel pen.

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Batty Candy Cone

Batty Candy Cone

This is a cute little batty project that we made for stamp camp this month. Shelli shared it on her blog and I just had to copy it. Not much stamping, but it uses two of my favorite new dies; Perfect Pennants and the Petal Cone die. What a fun way to serve up your favorite Halloween treats!

Happy Stampin!




Stampin Supplies


Basic Black ~ Whisper White ~ Red Glimmer paper

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Petal Cone die ~ Perfect Pennants die ~ Circle framelits ~ Spider Web TIEF ~ 1 3/8″ Circle Punch ~ 1 1/4″ Circle Punch ~ 1/2″ Circle punch ~ 1/4″ Circle punch ~ 1/8″ Circle punch ~ Star punch ~ Basic Rhinestones ~ Basic Black grosgrain ribbon ~ White colored pencil


Warmest of Wishes

warmest of wishes

This is a fun little treat that we made at stamp camp this month. Remember when we used to have to print a box pattern onto card stock, cut it out, score it with a stylus and then glue or tape it together to assemble? I do. I must admit that I am hopelessly spoiled by my Big Shot with all the adorable little box dies we have to choose from. It’s so easy to roll a piece of card stock through the Big shot and then just fold the box together. Those neat little treats for the holidays are so much quicker and easier to make now!

I used several sets for this little goody. The adorable little owl is from a hostess set being offered in the new Holiday Mini catalog. The limb is from a darling new set called out on a limb. You are going to want this one, it has several scene elements that can be used for many other things (clouds, moon, limb, sweet witch, broom and more). The little candies have belly bands that have been stamped with It’s a Wrap Holidays, also from the new mini. Four little Hershey Treasures fit perfectly in this little match box.

Thanks for looking!



Stampin Supplies


Warmest of Wishes ~ Grateful Greetings ~ Out on a Limb ~ It’s a Wrap Holidays


Soft Suede ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ Daffodil Delight ~Chocolate Chip


Pumpkin Pie ~ Whisper White ~ Daffodil Delight

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Matchbook die ~ 1 3/4″ Circle Punch