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Easy and Quick Christmas Card using your Cricut

Updated on December 19, 2011

A last minute Christmas or Holiday card is easy if you have your Cricut personal cutting machine and heavy weight scrapbooking cardstock.

A Santa on the chimney is a fun and cute theme for the homemade card. I made this card with the long edge on top so that the Santa and the chimney could be placed with it looking as though the Santa was tumbling off the chimney.

The Santa has quite a few layers but putting him together is a snap once everything is cut out. I used white cardstock for his body but you could also use black cardstock to show him wearing boots.

Using a good quality cardstock is a must with a personal cutting machine. The paper is able to stay together when the Cricut machine is making the cuts.

Specifics

Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed

  • This cartridge is a "must have" for beginners. The major holidays and special events in our lives have one or more cutout shapes included in this cartridge. I find that I use it quite often for a holiday themed homemade card.

Cardstock: Red, White, Light Tan, Light Purple, and Black

Cricut Blade Depth: #2

Cricut Speed: Medium

Cricut Pressure: Maximum

Stampin'Up! stamp: Happy Holidays

Red Stamp Ink

Fine point black marker

card and background
card and background
Shadow cutout
Shadow cutout
adhere to card
adhere to card
Base keyboard key cutout
Base keyboard key cutout
adhere to card
adhere to card
Layer 1 cutout
Layer 1 cutout
adhere to card
adhere to card
Layer 2 cutout
Layer 2 cutout
adhere to card
adhere to card
Layer 3 cutout
Layer 3 cutout
adhere to card
adhere to card
Layer 4 cutout
Layer 4 cutout
Holiday stamp
Holiday stamp

Step by Step

For a card measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" cut out a piece of cardstock to be 5 1/4" x 4" to use as a background. I chose a Red and White polkadot cardstock.

Adhere the background cardstock to the card.

Cut one <Santa>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Shadow and basekeyboard key. This will cutout the shadow layer of the Santa. I used a light purple cardstock.

Cut one <Chimney>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Shadow, shift, and basekeyboard key. This will cutout the shadow layer of the Chimney. I used a light purple cardstock.

With the long edge of your card on the top; adhere the Santa and Chimney shadow layers to the card; angling Santa a bit.

Cut one <Santa>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the base keyboard key. This will cutout the white (or black if you choose) layer of the Santa along with a bar for a stripe on his suit. I didn't use the beard cutout (not pictured).

Cut one <Chimney>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Shift and base keyboard key. This will cutout the white (or black if you choose) layer of the Chimney.

Adhere to the Shadow layer.

Cut one <Santa>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Layer 1 and base keyboard key. This will cutout the Santa suit. I used red cardstock.

Cut one <Chimney>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Layer 1, Shift, and base keyboard key. This will cutout the Chimney bricks. I used red cardstock.

Adhere the bricks to the Chimney where marked by the Cricut blade.

Adhere the suit to the Santa.

Cut one <Santa>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Layer 2 and base keyboard key. This will cutout the Face and Hands of the Santa. I used a light tan cardstock.

Cut one <Chimney>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Shift, Layer 2, and base keyboard key. This will cutout the "snow" for the Chimney. I used white cardstock.

Adhere the tan Santa face and hands where indicated.

Adhere the snow to the chimney.

Cut one <Santa>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Layer 3 and base keyboard key. This will cutout the beard and the white puff for his hat.

Adhere to the face and hat of the Santa.

Cut one <Santa>, pg 64, size 2 1/2", using the Layer 4 and base keyboard key. This will cutout Santa's cheeks.

Adhere the cheeks to Santa's face (not pictured).

Stamp the "Happy Holidays" to a white piece of cardstock and cut around the stamped image.

Adhere to the right side of the card.

Using the black marker draw in the eyes and mouth on Santa and the Chimney.



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