When Santa got stuck up the chimney…

Good Afternoon!

Ok, so Halloween is over and that means one thing…it’s Christmas-a-go-go! I know that some people start a lot earlier than me but I feel that it is a good point to concentrate on the Festive period from Halloween onwards and it should give me time to get quite a few Christmas-y projects up before the big day.

I posted this digital stamp of a Santa stuck in a chimney a few years back and thought it was about time I made a cut file version, today’s the day :) I also have the next installment of my background designs, today you have a brick pattern, well it had to be for today’s project didn’t it? ;)

Pic.1. Here are all of the parts contained in the cut file, I chose a piece of shimmery black card for my card base as this will become Santa’s boots. I chose some terracotta coloured card for the chimney and the obligatory red and white for Santa’s trousers as well as the snow:

Stuck Santa Card 1

Pic.2. I used the brick background to emboss the larger chimney piece using the method I shared here. I applied a coat of Aged Mahogany distress ink over the surface of both pieces of the chimney to accentuate the embossed areas then applied some Walnut Stain to darken the edges:

Stuck Santa Card 2

Pic.3. All of the pieces are glued/taped into place except the smaller chimney piece which is attached with 3d foam pads to add some dimension:

Stuck Santa Card 3

Pic.4. Here is the finished card, I applied some Woodware fluffy stuff to the white areas which puffs up when you heat it with your heat gun:

Stuck Santa Card 4

Pic.5. A close up of the fluffy areas:

Stuck Santa Card 5

Here are your Free Cut Files – Formats: ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Stuck Santa by Bird

Stuck Santa Digital Cutting File by Bird

Background 13 by Bird

Background 13 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Background Card 13 by Bird

Background Card 13 Digital Cutting File by Bird

As an alternative to terracotta brick, how about creating a grey wall and covering it with vines and flowers?

42 thoughts on “When Santa got stuck up the chimney…

  1. Robin T.

    I just love your work and designs. I have learned so much from your site. Thank you for all you do.

  2. Becky Jo

    Wow! Thanks so much for this file and sharing your creativity! Someday I hope my little granddaughters will like Santa so I can make them some of these. : ) Right now they are so afraid of Santa I’m trying to avoid making anything with Santa on it. Thanks again!

  3. Myrna

    I absolutely love this file.
    I have been dying for someone to make a brick wall file because I have so many ideas for one. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

  4. Alejandra

    Hi Bird!
    I cant thank you enough for the beautiful and amazing files you have, so generously, shared.
    This Santa´s Card is great!
    thanks again from Mexico!

  5. Maïté

    Génial ce fichier ! grand merci . je vais attaquer très vite mes cartes de Noêl et commencerai par celle-là !!!!

  6. Trish

    Goodness gracious, that Santa card is cute! And the brick wall is a great bonus. I will enjoy it , too. Thanks so much for giving me a fun card to make for my grandchildren! You are the best.

  7. carole

    Oh wow, you never fail to come up with amazing files, thank you for all your hard work to make us happy,
    a huge thank you,

  8. Bev

    Another file to put into my”background” file. Perfect for making those oh so hard male cards. Thank you.

  9. Jeanette

    What a fun christmas card to make for the kids!! Thank you very much. I also love the backgrounds you have been making. They add such a rich touch to any project.

  10. Susan Engelmann

    Wonderful card. So very generous of you to share your talents. Can not seem to locate the fluffy product here in states and link will not allow me to have shipped to US. Any thoughts on something that could be used as an alternate and might be available in US?

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  12. Diane

    THanks so much, that brick wall on a man’s card with a bike you have saved my weekend.Great funny card as well.

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