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Hand Santa-tizer Vinyl Santa Cricut Scandinavian Christmas

There’s a new Cricut Air 2 machine out now, but you can still use it to make this!

Hand SANTA-tizer! I’m cracking myself up!

 I actually woke up this morning thinking, “SANTA-tizer!!” and laughing.  Frankly, I wanted to make one for my boys that had Santa holding a taser so I could do Hand Santa Taser, but I ran out of time.  Too bad.  Their childhood will surely suffer from lack of Hand Santa Taser.  Oh well.  You can’t do everything.  LOL!

UPDATE: In 2012, I made a stamp set with this saying in it!  See “Oh Christmas Puns“.

I’m really enjoying this cartridge!

Today I’m using my Cricut Expression 2, the Cricut Scandinavian Christmas Cards cartridge (Could they come up with a longer name? LOL), store brand (meaning the cheapest I could find while at the grocery store) hand sanitizer, my Gypsy and black, white, red and a beige vinyl.

Need vinyl? I like to buy mine from Expressions Vinyl.

Looking for some Gypsy tutorials?  Here are some videos that might help you.  Go back a few pages to get to the beginning of the series.

You can make separate tabs for all your needs.

See all the open tabs on my Gypsy screen?  Sometimes I open up several tabs and label them by color or media, that way when I begin cutting I can look at the tab and put the right item or color on the mat.  I started doing that in this project but then I decided to make everything smaller so I put them all on the same page, grouped them, shrank them and laid out different pieces of vinyl on the same mat for cutting all at once.

The Cricut Expression 2 does a great job cutting vinyl!

Need help using vinyl with your Cricut?  My Cricut Vinylology DVD can help!

Once the vinyl is finished cutting I use an Fiskars craft knife to cut the vinyl down to a manageable size and to weed the vinyl.  “Weeding” is the process of removing the vinyl I don’t want to use from the vinyl that I do want to use.  Next, I will use transfer tape to help me layer the vinyl.

Don’t look! Santa doesn’t have his beard on yet!

Once you begin layering the vinyl it really comes alive, doesn’t it?  I love this part!

Hand Santa-tizer vinyl santa cricut scandinavian Christmas

 I buy my twine from Whisker Graphics.  I really like all of their pretty twine offerings.  They’re always coming out with limited time seasonal twine too.  I like that!  To add some twine to the top of this bottle I use a few Glue Dots to hold the twine in place.  Then I just wrapped the twine around it.

Santa keeps his hands clean with hand SANTA-Tizer.

And Now for a Give Away brought to you by…

Memory Miser.com has generously donated the Cricut Scandinavian Christmas cartridge for one winner!  YAY!

To be entered for a chance to win this pretty and fun cartridge just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to make at Christmas time (or during your winter holiday celebration).  I’ll use Random.org to choose a winner.  I’ll list the winner here on Saturday, December 17.


Submitted on 2011/12/13 at 7:54 PM
This is such a cute, cute project! You crack me up! I like to make cards for Christmas.

Have a GREAT DAY & Come visit me again tomorrow for Day 3 of the 2 Million Hits Celebration Give Away!

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  1. kaperture says:

    I’ve been AWOL a little while, but this Santa-tizer is beyond adorable! I just love making ornaments! Thanks for chance to win awesome stuff! Happy Holidays.


  2. suekimmet says:

    Such a cute Santa! I’m going to try vinyl for the first time after Christmas. I just don’t have enough time!

  3. csparky61 says:

    I like to make what few Holiday cards that I send, but a tradition is making my moms’ famous Ginger Crinkle cookies.She has been gone for 11 years now, I have the recipe in her handwriting , she’s right there with me as I make them.

  4. Crafting favorites tend to come & go – cards, or knitting, or scrapbooks or jewelry – but let’s face it, it wouldn’t be Christmas without COOKIES!!! If you ask anybody, they can give you the type of traet that’s only made at Christmas, and is eagerly looed forward to!

  5. My favorite things to make at Christmas are Christmas cards and Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. Yum!! This looks like a great cart. Hope I win.

    [email protected]

  6. ChelleBelle says:

    That Santa-tizer will be perfect for my GF who just had a kidney transplant & NEEDS to stay safe from germies. Her kids are so good about making sure anyone that enters the house uses the sanitizer by the front door!!!! Wreaths & cookies, cookies & more cookies!!!!! Congrats on the 2M!!!!!! Thanks for the chance @ the cart & Good Luck to all who enter!!!!

  7. Love love love your little santa-tizer! What a great idea to personalize it. Would make a nice teacher gift…no clutter, useful, and super cute! Thanks! Mary Jo

  8. Lesa S K 2011 says:

    The Santa-tizer is adorable! This year I am really enjoying making tags and attaching them to the M&M tubes as little gifts, to attach to gift cards or to place on top of a package.

  9. dreger.ian says:

    I love this! You did such a great job. Every Christmas I look forward to making white chocolate covered pretzels. These are my favorite during Christmas. My mom usually buys the O’s and she decorates them like wreaths. 🙂

  10. Super cute!

    I love making my own Christmas Cards and window decorations!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  11. sy3_smith says:

    sooo cute! love that twine! I’ve been making my own cards for awhile. but this year I started with gifts! thanks to your etchin tips it’s going better! haha! thanks joy!
    samantha.leigh.smith.89 at gmail.com

  12. Amy Morose says:

    Christmas is my craftiest time of year so I;m not sure what my favorite project is – I love baking Christmas treats for co-workers, friends and family, and I also love to make a Christmas card for everyone!

  13. patriciao73 says:

    Very cute project!!! My favorite thing to do during the holidays is to make sugar cookies with my kids and decorate them. They are 12 and 8 and they love to bake with mom during the holidays or any other time of the year! Congrats on the 2M hits!

  14. I love that cartridge too! I have enjoyed “vinylizing” things this year. Christmas ornaments, tiles, cups. etc. etc. ect. But, I always love baking with my girls.

  15. I liked using the Tim Holtz box last year to make holiday gifts and I was able to use die cuts in the boxes to add to the decorations. They were a huge hit

  16. SUper cute idea. like the idea of the twine. My favorite thing to make at Christmas are the Christmas cards for everyone.

  17. Joy, this is super cute! I really must try something like this for my daughter, she has some kind of obsession with hand sanitizer. My favorite thing to make at Christmas time, aside from a couple of passed down family recipes, are ornaments. I love to make unique handmade ornaments for the special people in my life. It’s just not Christmas without them. My grandmother got me started on the ornament tradition when I was little and I still love them today, ummm many years later. LOL Thank you for the chance to win.

  18. dawnie1973 says:

    I am making a Red Velvet cake with Cream Cheese frosting. I am attempting to use the Cricut Cake I just purchased to decorate it with holly leaves. I hope it comes out OK! Happy Holidays and thank you for this giveaway!

  19. my favourite thing to make at Christmas is Homemade ornaments and Gifts, I love to pull out my Gypsy and see what I can come up with…
    Thank you so much for the chance to win, I don’t have this cart yet,

  20. I love this idea andthe taser one is way too cute 🙂 I love making the decorations for the windows and now I am getting into the heat transfer vinyl and making Christmas t-shirts!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Karen [email protected]

  21. Every year I make my kids and grands a new Christmas ornament, but the past 2 months I have been sick with a lung./ bronchial infection and have not made them one. I am hoping to still be able to get to it.
    the Hand Santa tizer is adorable!

  22. I love making ornaments for the tree. The kids and I have made different kinds of ornaments, clay, paper, decorate glass bulbs and gingerbread. It is something they love and I love as well. I look forward to it every year.

  23. I love making cut out cookies at Christmas time and decorating with the family. It’s a fun time to spend together and talk about memories of past celebrations.

  24. lewistruth says:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Or should I say Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho?!! for Santa-tizer! Love it!
    My favorite thing to make at Christmas is Christmas cards. I make them by the hundreds! There are parts that are laborious, but I can’t imagine my Christmas without giving that gift of myself to so many.

  25. Mrodriguez860 says:

    Your Santa-izer is adorable!! My favorite thing to make for Christmas would be my Christmas cards, My Flan, and to decorate my tree!!!!
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  26. dawanna430 says:

    Just found your blog, and love it! Thanks for some great ideas! My favorite thing to make at Christmas this year is snow globes. I love this time of year and crafting for friends and family!

  27. Love making Christmas tags, it just makes those packages so extra special!!!

  28. AfabulousMalone says:

    I like making christmas cards, FOOD and wrapping the gifts super cute!

  29. just found ur blog too!! I have bought 2 cricuts for my daughter the last one i bought was the expression 2 and she loves it I like making xmas cards with her on it!

  30. I love making homemade gifts of any kind, but my favorite thing is making bread and cinamon (spelled wrong) rolls. There is just something about the smell of baking bread that says the holiday to me, must go back to my mom making bread to take to my grandmothers for Christmas eve. Thank you for bring back that woderful memory for me. Lala

  31. SarahEliza19 says:

    I love this! It would look so cute in my classroom 🙂
    My fav. thing about the holidays is spending time with my friends and family. It seems the older we get the busier we get! It is nice to slow down a bit and enjoy one another.
    Congrats on 2million,

  32. Love this cart! Thinking cards for next year!

  33. hibiscusgirl15 says:

    What a clever gift! Gonna be using this one! 🙂

  34. I absolutely LOVE the way this came out 🙂 TFS!

  35. Love the pun on the Sanitizer.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  36. This made me laugh. I have always wanted a shirt with a Santa face that said “I’ve been Santa-tized”.

    Did you not use your Imagine to save ink?

    1. Scarlett,
      A shirt like that would be adorable!! I used adhesive vinyl in this project instead of paper/ink. 😉 I haven’t used my Imagine in a while. I need to put it to use again soon! 😉

  37. PS – your Santa-tizer was super cute!

  38. I found your Santa-tized link on Pinterest. Loved your idea, thank you for sharing it with us. I don’t have a Cricut, but I do have a Silhouette Cameo, so mine turned out a little different. Thanks for the clever idea.

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