Stampin’ Up! Detailed Holly Jolly Santa

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Yesterday morning, Finn and I had a nice run.  Well.  He ran and I drove the golf cart – watching closely that he didn’t dart in front of me and stop on a dime to scratch his neck.  Or smell a rock.  Or eat a …. horse apple!  When we got to the open pasture, we stopped for a little game of Frisbee. And I do mean little.  I think he went after it twice.  And then….

…the unmistakeable signal that we’re done.  At least for a few minutes.  Or until I throw a different toy.  That seems to reset the timer on him. 🙂

He’s growing like a weed, I think!  I bought what I thought was going to be a good size crate for him.  I was oh-so-wrong.  It’s going to have to go back and be exchanged for a larger model!

After the play time and breakfast and getting the oil changed in the van, I made y’all a little Christmas Card.  Cuz…Halloween is over so now it’s Christmas.  I know, Thanksgiving’s in there, and there’ll be cards for that, I promise.  But…today it’s about Christmas!

A while back, I ended up with a leftover design element made with the Detailed Santa Thinlits and some Warmth & Cheer DSP.  I made it for a card and then went a different way.  But I saved that element. Cuz…cute!  So I decided to use it today.  With some more Warmth & Cheer DSP and a sentiment from the Christmas Greetings.  And Holly.  And Holly Berries.  Take a look-see:

The Paper Players have a Tic Tac Toe challenge this week – I love these, cuz it leaves things so up-to-the-cardmaker!

You can see I went down the left side – Red/Santa/Diecut.  I may have to do another card for this challenge – there’s so many fun ways to go on it!

I also played with the Global Design Project – which is a CASE the designer challenge.

So my Detailed Santa element is just the thinlit die cut in Basic Gray card stock and adhered with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to a piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP.  Then I trimmed the right side of the die cut.

The card build started with a piece of the same design from Warmth & Cheer, SNAILd to a Basic Gray mat.

The next layer is Cherry Cobbler card stock, embossed in the Softly Falling TIEF and SNAILd to a Basic Gray mat.  Over that I adhered the trimmed-down Detailed Santa with Liquid Glue.  As I look back on it – if I were to make it again, I might pop this element up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. 🙂

I made the sentiment by cutting three of the die cuts from Christmas Greetings and adhering them in a stack with Liquid Glue.  Then I stuck them to the card front.

My little decoration is two Garden Green Holly Leaves cut with the Holly Builder Punch, given some veining with the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker, then popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used three Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes as “berries”.  Finally, I tied a bow with all three colors (Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Gold) of Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog and stuck it on with Liquid Glue.  And the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a holly sprig from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set, in Garden Green, on a Whisper White panel.  This is a two-step stamp – so I stamped the outline image in straight Garden Green and added the fill image in stamped-off-once Garden Green.  I did the same sort of thing for the berries, using Cherry Cobbler.

I SNAILd it to a Basic Gray mat and into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimesionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Holly Berry Happiness holly sprig on the front…

…and some more of the Warmth & Cheer DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Detailed Santa – sometimes it pays to be a pack-rat! – paired up with some Warmth & Cheer and little bit of Holly.  And a bright Christmas Greeting.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!


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These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be “officially released” in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, but we get to buy them right now!

On top of that, SU! has a great 25% sale off coordinating stamp sets from 1 – 30 November! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale.  Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂

And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets sale ends 30 November, you’ll still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date! Cool, huh? 🙂


  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning today! (will continue to be available through the 2017-18 Annual Catalog!)
  • 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
  • Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

FYI, here are the measurements for the full cutout pieces for the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:

  • Circles:
  • Squares:
  • Ovals:
    1-3/4” x 13/16”
    2-1/4” x 1-5/16”
    2-3/4” x 1-13/16”
    3-1/4” x 2-5/16”

The stitched embossing is approximately 1/16” from the edge of the cutout. So the dimensions are approximately 1/8” smaller than the cutouts.

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Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Christmas Greetings die cuts

Basic Gray Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); (mat for Cherry Cobbler panel); Detailed Santa die cut

Warmth & Cheer3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); panel behind Detailed Santa die cut; envelope flap

Garden Green Card Stock: Holly Builder Punch cuts

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Detailed Holly Jolly Santa

  1. What a cool way to use that designer paper! Awesome card Mary, love the colors and design! 🙂

  2. Mom

    Very nice card!
    Finn…oh my. He’s definitely a keeper! And he couldn’t get bigger than Iz. Sure wish you had these two crates! Y’all need a road trip. I know. You really don’t.

    • He really is! And he may not get quite as big as Iz (please, God!) but, he’s going to be large! And yes, we need a road trip. I also need a couple of clones to do it! 🙂 Thanks, Mom!

  3. Love it Mary. Beautiful paper with this design, too! Finn is really growing! He is just beautiful!

  4. Just when I think I’ve seen everything we can do with the Detailed Santa thinlits die, I see YOUR amazing card….LOVE IT!!!!!

  5. This is so so pretty! Both dies pop so nicely with that gorgeous background.

  6. I LOVE your jolly Santa! Beautiful in plaid!
    Thanks for joining the tic-tac-toe fun at The Paper Players!

  7. Gorgeous use of the Santa die! Love how you filled him in with the plaid paper–so clever! The sweet little holly leaves and berries are the perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  8. Another really awesome card, Mary. I’ve not seen this die used with plaid paper before and it looks fab! Great embellishments too. Thanks again for sharing with the Paper Players.

  9. I LOVE how you’ve layered this paper behind Santa. Such a great card! Thanks for playing along with my CASE the Designer Challenge at Global Design Project!

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