Punch Santa: Pillow Box

This Punch Santa Pillow Box was offered and made at my Extravaganza Holiday Workshop.  The Santa decoration was made from punches and can easily become an ornament by simply adding a Baker’s Twine or 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon hanger. I saw this Santa on the web and changed him up a bit by using Stampin’ Up!’s Glitter Papers, adding hair curls, cheeks and Embossing his beard. You’ll want to make lots of these to use as holiday table favors, for gift cards or that perfect little piece of jewelry, such as a pair of earrings, necklace or bracelet.

Punch Santa Pillow Box

For the Punch Santa you’ll need to punch the following: (Note, my photo shows two circles in Real Red. Initially I wanted Santa to have a red nose, but changed my mind. After all it is a woman’s prerogative!)

Punch Santa Parts



1 Ornament Punch in Red Glimmer Paper

1 Extra-Large Oval Punch in Silver Glimmer Paper

1 Red Pom-Pom




1 Large Oval Punch in Blushing Bride

1 Middle Circle from the Owl Builder Punch in Blushing Bride (Nose)

2 Middle Circle from the Owl Builder Punch in Basic Black (Eyes)

2 1/2″ Circles in Rose Red Card Stock (Cheeks)




2 Wings from the Bird Builder Punch in Whisper White (Mustache)

1 Ornament Punch out in Whisper White

Small strips of Whisper White (Curly Hair Strands)

Run the mustache parts and beard through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder for texture.


Glue all the parts together with Tombow All-Purpose Glue. Use the photo above as a guide.


For Santa’s Pom-Pom use a Glue Dot to adhere it to the hat.



Cut a Garden Green Pillow Box, or similar sized box, with the Big Shot.

Once cut, run the Garden Green Pillow Box through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder or one of your choice.

Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon to wrap around your box. Cut enough so ribbon overlaps a bit. Wait to wrap the box with the ribbon, until your box is filled.


Attach Santa to the ribbon with Dimensionals.


Stampin’ & Holiday Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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4 Responses to Punch Santa: Pillow Box

  1. Tiffany Bauer December 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Your Santa face is just too stinkin’ cute!! I love the added curls for his hair too!! I will be featuring this punch art on My Crafty Picks #46 with a link back to your blog on 12-11-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!
    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.
    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer

  2. Diane Caro December 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Oh, Tiffany that would be great! I know there are some of these floating around, but this one I made on my own. I also did the reindeer out of the stocking and a hobby horse as well. Nice blog!
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  3. Pinky December 9, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    Diane, it worked! I love this little santa! Thanks for what you do to inspire crafters like me…TFS

  4. Diane Caro December 9, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Thanks Pinky! I’m glad it worked out. Merry Christmas!

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