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Tim Holtz - Woodland Santa Card

Hello Lovelies! I'm back to share details on my Woodland Santa card. I was so excited to get to play with the Santa from Tim Holtz and Sizzix's Christmas 2021 release.

Today we will take a closer look at this true-blue Santa, so you can put together your own festive winter scene.

Most of our scene building will focus on diecuts, but we'll need a couple of stamps as well.

Here are the dies and stamps that we will use in this project:

Feautured Supplies

An expanded supply list is available at the bottom of this post.

Let's get started with making a scene in the best way ever!


MERRY WINTER WISHES CARD - Direct-inking Cardstock with Distress Ink Pads, Die-cutting, Embossing and Scene-building

Card Base: 5" x 7"

Embossed Strip: ~1 1/2" x 5"


I've used my ink-pads to custom color cardstock recently for some of my 2021 Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween and Christmas Projects. Inking gives the paper an almost velvety look and texture, which I think looks great when the diecut is assembled.

Neenah cardstock will give a smoother finish, Distress Heavystock gives a lush textured finish. Pick the one that appeals to you the most.

I added one additional non-Distress Ink color to get another shade of grey, Simon Says Stamp Slate Premium Dye Ink, to complete my vision for this scene. It took me a while to figure out Santa's colors, so I took a glamour shot of just those inks below. I forgot to include Chipped Sapphire and now I am in the Distress Ink Doghouse. LOL


I took process photos of the inked layers for this card alongside the ink colors specified below. Photos were taken at night and are showing up a little darker than normal, I tried to brighten them a bit, but hopefully you can see them ok.

(Mostly) Distress Mini Ink Colors (for coloring cardstock layers)

  • Mountain - Speckled Egg, Iced Spruce

  • Tree - Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness

  • Santa's Sack - Pumice Stone, Slate

  • Santa's Shoes and Belt - Black Soot

  • Santa's Body - Chipped Sapphire, Prize Ribbon, Blueprint Sketch

  • Santa's Face - Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen

Mountain Backdrop


Santa's Sack

Santa's Shoes and Belt

Santa's Body

Santa's Face

Santa Assembled

Finishing Card

  • Assemble all inked diecut layers using Bearly Craft Glue

  • Diecut remaining elements:

    • Buttons and Buckle - Silver Foil Cardstock

    • Merry - Blueprint Sketch, Silver Foil Cardstock (Layer blue on top of the silver diecut in a slightly offset fashion)

    • Snowflakes - White cardstock

  • Emboss a 1 1/2" x 5" strip of white cardstock using the Kaleidoscope folder

  • Stamp and trim a piece of white cardstock with "Winter Wishes" from the Modern Christmas set

  • Lay out assembled diecuts on the card base to get a sense of how you will place each element

  • Stamp the top of the 5" x 7" card base randomly with various Retro Snowflakes in Hickory Smoke inkSnowflakes so that they will show beneath the embossed snowflakes

  • Adhere the Kaleidoscope-embossed cardstock strip at the bottom of the card base

  • Adhere the mountain top background above it

  • Adhere Santa and the sentiments to finish

I promised details... so here you go...


Lovelies, Santa (minus beard) is looking suspiciously like a certain person in my home whose favorite color is blue... I am giving him this card for Christmas, but it will still be a surprise, because unlike you, he never reads my blog posts! LOL!!!

Thank you again for visiting! See you soon!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All dies used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with

1 Comment

Awesome card Keisha, I love, love that your Santa is in blue! The handsome guy that looks like this Santa without the beard must be a lucky guy to get this as his Christmas card. Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

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