The chubby guy in a suit is coming soon – let me share some card making tips to make a cute cookie card for Santa!

How many of you have memories similar to this?

When I was a kid, one of the most exciting things we did at Christmas was leave out cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve. (And of course Rudolph got a bowl of sugar to have a couple licks🦌)! It was the last thing we kids did before hitting the sack – early, so we could get up about 4 am!

It seems whether he comes down your chimney or not, Santa needs a bit of nourishment for his big night! And beside the cookies this year, I’m going to leave this cute card.

Make a Cute Cookie Card for Santa
Santa Will Love This Card When He Visits Your House!

Won’t he be surprised?

Something he can take home to show Mrs. Claus, besides a few extra pounds on the scale!

The Nothing’s Better Than bundle is so much fun – and versatile! Besides the cute cookies you see here, you’ve got yummy chocolates, a cup and cocktail! You can see another fun retro design here.

Let’s take a closer look and I’ll give you some quick tips to make a card just like this for the big guy!

Tips to Make a Cute Cookie Card for Santa

Start with Vellum

I wanted shiny embossing on my word and cookie so I used our Classic inks (Pretty Peacock and Soft Suede) on a piece of vellum. Since it’s a bit plastic-y you have a long enough time to add your embossing powder and it will stick!

Keep in mind however…when you heat your vellum, you want to be careful. If it’s too hot or you hold the heat tool too long in one area, it can warp your vellum. The Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool has two settings to prevent this! Use number 1.

Now the challenge here is sticking the vellum to the card so you don’t see the glue (since the vellum is see-through). On this card, I used a technique I know works so you can’t see the glue. Using my sponge, silicone craft sheet and liquid glue it has enough stick to hold it in place. I show you exactly how to do this here.

I love how vellum softens the designer paper in behind. See my video here for a more classic Christmas design you will love!

Pair It With Plaid

The Plaid Tidings designer paper has such a great mix of colours. It even has one to coordinate with my cookie colours.

Make a Cute Cookie Card for Santa
Yummy Cookie Card Made with Rubber Stamps

A nice touch is to cut your patterned paper the same size as your card front (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Then cut your vellum slightly smaller so you have a nice frame.

Add Some Fun Elements – That Do Double Duty!

The strip of ribbon coordinates perfectly with then rest of my card, Pretty Peacock and linen/Crumb Cake. Be careful though. You want to make sure you wrap it around your plaid piece BEFORE you glue it to the front of the card!

And if you need to add a bit more glue to get the vellum to stick? Hide it behind the ribbon.

Or behind the fun iridescent pearl accents.

You might even hide glue behind the yummy cut out cookies! That vellum won’t be going ANywhere!

Over to You Crafter!

Give Santa a surprise this year! A cookie card you make yourself!

Here are all the supplies I used to make this card. A couple – the iridescent pearls and Plaid Tidings DSP – are retiring on January 4th 2021so you’ll want to grab those ASAP. Add any of the items to your own stash by clicking on the image below.


Santa Thanks You

I hope my project today is one you’re going to try! And if it’s not really up your alley, be sure to let me know what you would like to see here in future!

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Let’s take a final peek at this calorie-less concoction Santa will love!

Make a Cute Cookie Card for Santa
This Cookie Won’t Go Immediately to Your Waistline!

This is the card I’m going to leave by the milk and cookies this year. I hope you make a cute cookie card for Santa this Christmas Eve too – he just might leave a little extra something in your stocking if you do!

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