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Ribbon Trimmed Holiday Cards

Hey All, Virginia here with a few ideas to get the engines rolling on the Christmas train. I wanted to share a few ways to trim Santa’s suit using May Arts ribbons. I of course couldn’t show you this with out a great Santa image and as luck would have it, I got to try out a great Santa stamp this week from our friends over at Stampedous.

To trim Santa’s suit I used 419-01 white mini pom-pom trim. I cut a length the width of his cloak (8 pom poms in this case) and a piece for the brim of his hat (4 pom poms) I  glued them in place using Tombow MONO liquid glue.  For the ball on the end of Santa’s hat I used a Red pearl from a strip of wired beads. I cut the piece with a piece of wire remaining on either end and twisted the two pieces together creating a brad that could be poked through the paper.  I trimmed his sleeves with 389-18-46 green ¼” velvet, again gluing with the mono. The card wasn’t complete without a pop of color so I used 412-94 blue bakers twine threaded through a button to trim the card.

I loved using this Santa from Stampendous so much I couldn’t resist making a second card. I chose to do an antiqued look to showcase their crushed glass glitter. I trimmed the card with 372-1-31 crochet velvet center


Thanks for stopping by the May Arts blog! Be sure to leave a comment and check back for more great projects from May Arts and Stampendous.

Blog post by: Virginia Fynes



  1. Indy

    Love your little touches to add texture!  Nicely done!

  2. Barb King

    Love the pom poms on his clothes, that's a great idea!  That is a beautiful Santa!

  3. Barb Ghigliotty

    I love both cards…so elegant!!!

  4. Stampendous Graphics

    Oh, Virginia, these are just precious! What a fantastic job you've done with them! Hope it's ok that we'll Pin them and Tweet them, etc! Thanks so much for playing with our products!

  5. Verna A.

    What clever ways to decorate cards with ribbon. I am very enthused about this idea now. Thanks so much.

  6. Renee VanEpps

    These are really beautiful, love the pom pom trim and all the texture you created on these 🙂

  7. Maureen Hayes

    I was blown away by how different the same stamp could look just by using different technique!  Both cards are wonderful, but I especially love the vintage one!  Thanks for inspiring me to look at my stamps differently and to see the many ways I can use each one.

  8. steph d.

    looove how you used the pom poms and velvet on the santa!  awesome idea :)!  thanks for sharing!

  9. Denise Bryant

    Love the trims you used on your Santa cards!

  10. Sue D

    Lovely cards  I really like the pom pom trim and green velvet on the first card.

  11. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Both cards are great…how fun is it to dress Santa in something festive!

  12. Janj

    Beautiful cards!  Love  how the May Arts ribbon added just that right amount of texture, sparkle, pop and bling!  TFS!

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  14. Kristie Maynard

    Both cards are just wonderful.  Love the use of the pom poms on the Santa!  TFS!

  15. Connie L. Riley

    Virginia, I like all the embellishments you did with ribbon on the santa cards.  Your ideas and ribbon suggestions will help me get started with my Christmas cards for a craft fair.  Thanks a bunch!

  16. Beverly Jordan

    Love how the cards came out so old fashioned and vintage! Ribbons and twill really added such a special touch to them!

  17. Jamie Greene

    Really pretty cards.

  18. Rosann

    What cute cards, love how you embellished them with the ribbons and buttons, and the doillie.

  19. Cheryl Hutcherson

    LOVE all the trimming you did on Santa!  Both cards are beautiful!!


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