This handmade Christmas house card is so loaded with details all from brand new dies from Rubbernecker.

Rubbernecker had a BIG Christmas in July release yesterday and I have been sitting on some of these for so long and could not WAIT to share! When I finished this handmade Christmas house card I knew it would be the first one I would post because I cannot get over how beautiful this turned out. All the architectural details from the base Tabbed House die and then the exquisite details from the Snow Accessories for House set made me literally do the happy dance when I saw them because I love details and I especially love EASY details! 

I did, of course, supplement my supplies for this card with other dies from my collection. To make this card I used those brand new dies along with Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Knob Top Fence, Cart Accessories#1, Greenery #1 and Christmas Minis. I also sited my scene on a step card using a premade base from The Paper Cut to give my scene even more realism. Read on to see how to put all of these together for this showstopper of a card.

Loaded with fabulous details, this handmade Christmas house card with snowy accents and Christmas decorations was made with brand new dies from Rubbernecker.

Horizontal Center Step Card Base

  • Fold the sections of the Horizontal Premade Center Step card base at the score lines. 
  • Go over each fold line using your bone folder to sharpen the scored crease.
  • Cut light blue snowy designer paper for the card base sections.
    • Cut one 4.25″ x 3.00″ section for the center section.
    • Cut two 3.25″ x 1.25″ sections for the sides. 
  • Attach the blue layers to the card base using ATG adhesive.  Pro Tip:  I chose to cover the sections completely because I wanted a seamless background for my scene.  You can also choose to make your cover sections .25″ smaller to leave a border around each section.

House Base Parts

To make my Christmas House I assembled the house base parts that include house, gable, windows, door, brick and porch columns and steps. I didn’t use the roof sections because I used the snow accessories instead. Here is a shot of all the parts and pieces you will get with this die set – you can see how you can create endless custom looks with all these different elements!

House Parts

  • Use blue cardstock to cut the house base and gable sections.
  • Cut the windows, door, columns, railing and brick using white cardstock.
  • Use vellum to cut layers sized to fit behind the windows, color them yellow with a marker and attach them to the back of the windows using Connect glue.
  • Color the brick sections using mini applicators and Color Fuse Crimson, Pumpkin and Pecan ink.   Pro Tip:  I applied a light layer of red and orange to the parts, applied touches of brown  to build different shades and then went over them again with red for a brick red color.  Sadly the different shades don’t show up well in the pictures but honestly, they look JUST like real brick!
  • Attach the brick and wood porch columns together using Connect glue.
  • Use Connect glue to attach the porch side roof and gable using to the porch columns.  
  • Attach the brick porch foundation and porch columns and porch side roof together using double stick tape.
  • Apply mounting tape pieces to the back of the gable, porch columns and foundation and attach them to the house base.  Pro Tip:  By assembling the porch sections together first allows you to see exactly where they fit on the house.

Snow Accessories

House Snow Accessories

  • Use white cardstock to cut all the snow accessories pieces, green cardstock to cut the wreath and red cardstock to cut the tiny bow.
  • Cut the Christmas lights using red, blue, green and yellow cardstock. 
  • Attach the lights to the back of the roof sections using glossy accents.  
  • Apply crystal stickles to the lights and set aside to dry.  Pro Tip:  I have to admit that I was too impatient to wait for the stickles to dry.  I didn’t apply it until after I attached the sections to the house.  I tucked a piece of scrap paper under each section of snowy roof so protect the house incase I slipped up a little with the stickles. I just couldn’t WAIT to see the final results!
  • Apply Connect glue behind the window and door sections and attach them to the house base.  Pro Tip:  Connect glue dries clear and works great with items like these see thru windows.  
  • Attach the tiny snowy sections to the porch columns, porch and chimney using glossy accents.
  • Apply tiny 1/16″ punched circles and the tiny bow to the wreath using glossy accents and attach it to the gable with glossy accents. Pro tip: As I have mentioned before, I save the little circles that are leftover from intricate dies – call that nuts if you want but I sure do use them!
  • Finish the wreath berries and bow by applying red stickles.  

With its snowy details and seasonal decorations, this handmade Christmas house card gets its realistic look from two brand new holiday dies from Rubbernecker.

Scenery Elements

  • Cut two 5.50″ x 1.50″ deckle hill sections and two 1.25″ x 1.25″ snow sections using white cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock to cut two sections of fence.
  • Cut the evergreen trees and greenery using green cardstock.
  • Cut the tiny snowman elements using a .50″ and .75″ circle punch, red, black, green, red and white cardstock   Pro Tip:  I made this tiny snowman by hand so it would fit with the size of the house.  There may be a tiny snowman set coming in the future.  🙂
  • Cut the star using yellow cardstock and the tiny pots and berries using red cardstock.

Build The Christmas House Scene

  • Attach the two small snow sections to the back step base sections and one snow section to the front stair section using 
    ATG adhesive.  
  • Cut off the bottom portions of the fence sections and attach them to the front step using double stick tape.
  • Crimp the evergreen trees and attach them to the card base using double stick tape at the bottoms of each and strips of mounting tape at the tops.  Pro Tip:  Attaching the tree bottoms flat to the base of the card reduces bulk.  The mounting tape pieces at the top of the trees allow them to appear free standing.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the house and attach it to the card base.
  • Adhere a strip of mounting tape to the second snow section and attach it to the front step of the card base.  
  • Cut the tips off of greenery sections and attach them along with red berries to the fence sections using glossy accents.
  • Use red cardstock to cut two small pots and tiny red berries and green cardstock to cut the tiny branches and arrange the tiny bouquets.
  • Attach the tiny flower pots to both sides of the door and attach them with small pieces of mounting tape.  
  • Finish the scene by attaching the tiny snowman  to the snow using glossy accents.

A handmade Christmas house card with beautiful snowy details and holiday decorations was created using two of the brand new Christmas in July release from Rubbernecker.

I thought this house scene was perfect made on the center step card. And I love how the step levels create dimension.  Although there are several parts to this house they all come together so easily.  I had so much fun making it that I couldn’t resist making a second card with all fall theme that I’ll post later on. Check out my die cut Christmas Cottage post to see another of my favorite holiday cards.

Here are all the things I pulled out for this card – you can shop your stash, too, for similar things to accessorize this amazing new house set:

 
5516-01D Tabbed House Die
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5516-02D Snow Accs for House Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Knob Top Fence Die Cut 5152-02D
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5214-02D Cart Accessories #1 Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Amazon.com: Uchida 8.5-inch Straight…
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
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Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
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Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
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Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
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Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Short -…
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Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Amazon.com : Dahle 550 Professional…
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Amazon.com: 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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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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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
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I simply cannot imagine someone opening up an envelope and taking out this handmade Christmas house card! I mean, I practically want to knock on the door and go in for a cup of tea! Picture this with all the other seasons reflected in the decorative elements and this would make the. most. amazing new house card! What do you think? How would YOU use this?