Simple Handmade Christmas Card

A clean and simple handmade Christmas card is fast and easy to make when you’re going to mass produce holiday greetings for your loved ones. To make this card I used the Stockings in Circle, Nested Circles, Tiny Leaves and Christmas Phrases Large and Small.

This simple handmade Christmas card with the matted circle frame and stockings is fast and easy for everyone on your list.

The Stockings in Circle

  • Cut the Stockings in Circle using red cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the toppers of the stockings.
  • Attach the white toppers to the stockings using rolled up double stick tape.

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  • Cut the tiny holly leaves using green cardstock, form them using the leaf tool and molding pad and attach them to the stocking toppers using glossy accents.
  • Punch out 1/8″ circles and attach one to each of the stockings using glossy accents.
  • Photo tip:  Adding a small touch of red and green to the white stocking toppers makes it pop against the white background. Not only does it draw the eye in but it also helps my camera expose more correctly in auto mode since I’m basically a point and shoot photographer. 

 

A simple handmade Christmas card made using the Stockings in Circle cut with red cardstock pops against the white background.

Finish the Card

  • Cut a white 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer to fit on the front of the card.
  • Place it on the cutting platform, line up the largest circle die and run through the machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the white frame layer and attach to the red Stocking in Circle layer.
  • Lay the framed Stockings in Circle in place of the card base to figure out the placement for the sentiment.
  • Remove the framed Stockings in Circle and stamp the sentiment with black ink.
  • Apply double stick tape around the back of the frames and small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the stockings and attach them to the card base.

 

A simple handmade Christmas card made using these framed die cut red stockings really pop against the all-white background.

 
Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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5336-04D Stocking’s in Circle Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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3328 Christmas Phrases Large/Small
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clear Acrylic Block 3.25″ X 4.25″…
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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I hope this inspires you to make a simple handmade Christmas card for a sweet and simple card of your own! I love Christmas stockings and how these are the major focus of the card.

Halloween Card Ideas and Halloween Sale

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Since Rubbernecker is having a Halloween sale this week I thought I would share several of my Halloween card ideas to get you in the mood.  Whether you like really cute card or spooky there is something for everyone in the Sale Category.  Can you imagine how cute these dies would be embellishing a trick or treat bags and boxes?  So many ideas and so little time.  LOL! And while you are browsing through the sale items you will also see lots of fall themed stamps and dies.

You can click on each picture to be taken to the original post and step by step tutorial.

Halloween Pop Up Box

Come see how I made this scary Halloween pop up box card.

Halloween Spider and Spiderwebs

Come see how I made this spooky Halloween spider and spiderwebs card.

Halloween Ghosts and Bats

Come see how I made this Halloween ghosts and bats card.

Spooky Halloween Card

One of my spooky halloween cards made using several black card stock die cuts set against a purple background and a witch against a bright yellow moon

Trick or Treat Witches

Come see how I made this fun clean and simple trick or treat witches card.

I hope these Halloween card ideas have inspired you to get out your Halloween dies and stamps and make cards for your family and friends. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 
5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5216-06D Spooky Tree Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5216-02D Ghosts Die
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5216-01D Bats and Spiderwebs Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5216-03D Witches Die
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5215-07D Wrought Iron Fence Die
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Upper Case Alphabet w/ stitch Die Cut…
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Lower Case Alphabet w/ stitch Die Cut…
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I love sharing Halloween card ideas.

Fall Leaves and Pumpkins and Halloween Sale

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We celebrate fall with trees full of colorful fall leaves and pumpkins and a cooling relief from the hot summer heat.  Sadly for me, we get no fall colors and cooler weather here in Florida so I enjoy making fall cards and enjoy my memories of how beautiful fall was where I grew up in West Virginia. I have made lots of falls cards over the years and you can see them in my Fall Category.  

To make this card I used two Halloween die sets, Spooky House and Owl and Halloween Tree and modified them to create my pretty fall scene.  I used the Nested Rectangle Scallop for the scene base and filled the scene using the new Slimline Grass, Apples, Pears and Corn Set (pumpkins), Tiny Leaves, Flower Stems and Tiny Flower Buds

Check out the Rubbernecker Halloween and Fall Sale Category to see all the dies and stamps on sale.  I am especially excited that the fall and Halloween dies are all 15% off.

I love making fall cards with a tree with colorful fall leaves and pumpkins around its base.

The Scene Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base.
  • Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock and the largest die in the nested set.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass sections and cut again using the nested die to create matching scallop borders.
  • Mask the scalloped edges of the scene base, apply light blue ink using a large blender brush and then remove the tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene base and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back grass layer and attach it to the scene base.
  • Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the front grass layer.

The Owl and Tree

  • Cut the tree using tan cardstock and apply brown ink using a mini applicator and then light wipe with a wet baby wipe to smooth out the color.
  • Use tan, dark brown and mustard cardstock to cut the owl.
  • Assemble and attach the pieces together using glossy accents.  Note:  I placed the small owl parts on my molding pad and used my reverse tweezers to pick them up.  The spongy surface of the molding pad allows you to slip the tweezers under the small pieces making it lots easier than trying to pick them off your hard work surface.
  • Cut the tiny leaves using green, orange, mustard and dark red cardstock.
  • Place the leaves on the molding pad, gently form them with the leaf tool and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Attach the owl back of the branch and the feet to the front of the branch branch using glossy accents.

Handmade cards with colorful fall leaves and pumpkins arranged are so fun to make with die cuts.

The Not So Spooky House

  • Cut the house using tan cardstock.
  • Color the roof sections, door and windows using a dark brown marker.
  • Use a dark red marker to color the tiny bricks and chimney top.
  • Attach the roof sections and chimney top to the house using rolled up strips of double stick tape.

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  • Cut the porch roof section of the house using tan cardstock, trim it, color it with the dark brown marker and attach using rolled up double stick tape.
  • Attach the tiny bricks and windows to the house using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the house, tuck it in behind the front grass section and attach to the scene base.

The Pumpkins, Foliage and Flowers

  • Cut the apples and pear using orange cardstock.  Note:  I used the apples and pears to make pumpkins so they would fit the scale of the house and tree.
  • Color the pumpkins using a mini applicator and orange ink.
  • Use a green marker to color the stems.
  • Cut the foliage stems using green cardstock and the tiny flowers using yellow cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of orange to the tiny flowers and form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.

Finish the Scene

  • Apply double strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree limbs, tuck the tree in behind the front grass layer and attach to the scene base.  Note:  I used double thickness of mounting tape so it would stand away from the scene base and would allow the branches to appear hanging over the house roof.
  • Tuck the pumpkins in behind the front grass layer and attach using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Tuck the foliage stems around the pumpkins and grass borders and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching tiny flowers to the foliage branches and attaching two leaves and a tiny flower to the front door using glossy accents.

Fall cards featuring colorful die cut fall leaves and pumpkins and an owl in a tree for a classic Fall scene.

It was so much fun creating this scene with the fall leaves and pumpkins.  I like finding more ways to use my dies and the Spooky House and Owl and Halloween Tree are easy to serve double duty.  Check out my Halloween Category to see all of my Halloween themed cards. And if you have Fall and Halloween items on your wish list you will definitely want to check out the Rubbernecker Halloween Sale.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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COPIC Various Ink Refill YG95, Pale…
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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Making cards with fall leaves and pumpkins are perfect for both fall and Thanksgiving cards.