Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stinkin' Cute Santa Ornament

A big thank you to the girls at the Cricut With Heart blog.  I pinned this stinkin’ cute ornament last year and it was perfect for my gift to the office girls this year.  Once I cut out everything they came together pretty fast. 

  Here are the details – I tweaked some of the dimensions from their original post. 
  • ·        Body -Artiste – Page 53 – 3D Object, size 4 ½ “ – various red B&T paper and Cranberry or Ruby CS
  • ·        PomPom - Artiste – page 62 – Accent 2, size 1” – silver glitter paper
  • ·        Hat Trim - Artiste – page 62 – Accent 4, size ¾ ” – White Daisy CS
  • ·        Mustache - Artiste – page 67 – Shift, Accent 2, size ¾” – White Daisy CS
  • ·        Nose - Artiste – page 48 – Card, size .40 cm – Parchment CS (retired), (I changed the settings to reflect centimeters)
  • ·        Holly Leaf - Art Philosophy – page 48 - , size 1” – New England Ivy CS
  • ·        Face – 1 ¼” x 2”, Parchment CS (retired)
  • ·        Beard – 3” x 1 ½”, White Daisy CS (I cut strips of 3” wide CS and ran through embossing folder then cut to 1 ½” strips)
  • ·        Other: Bakers twine, glitter gems, Opaques, pink chalk for cheeks.

While the body was still flat I stamped the bottom with B1475 Handmade Stamp (from Seasonal Expressions available December 1st) and initialed and dated it.  Then I did the folds.  Then, while still flat, I adhered the beard, face and hat trim pieces.  Those pieces were trimmed to fit the triangle piece.  The holly leaves, glitter gems, eyes (Opaque gems – retired) were added next.  Bakers twine was doubled, tied in a knot and adhered to the inside top.  Then I applied adhesive to the flaps and formed the triangle box.  The Glitter PomPom was added last.   
PS - that's my cat Yumi in one of the pics.  I was taking the pictures on her perch in front of the window for better lighting and she had to see what was going on.


  1. cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing and for providing great directions.
    :) Marie

  2. So cute. Thanks for the directions. Am off to make some for of my most favorite friends.

  3. I saw you darling Santa's over at The Art of Doing Stuff and popped over because your Santa's are similar to some I did for teacher friends this year (although yours are much more elaborate). I saw mine on a website and recreated a hand cut pattern on my Cameo. But, then I was surprised to see you live in Reynoldsburg (where DH and I had our first house back in 1977). Small world, eh? We now live in Mentor, near Cleveland. Best wishes for the holidays!