Handmade Apple Season Cards!

It’s time for some more handmade apple season cards – come see this cheery project you can make!

Here in Florida we don’t really have the same kind of fall season our northern friends do. But that doesn’t stop me from creating designs for handmade apple season cards! There’s something so fresh and fun about apple season and I love making cards that honor that. Maybe it’s the lovely rich red against the bright greens or all the great vintage style accessories Rubbernecker has, but I just love making these kinds of cards. I’ve made quite a few apple season cards, in lots of different settings and as long as Rubbernecker keeps making fun things to use, I will keep making them! To make this card I used the their Truck, Half Tree, Apple Cart, Nested Scallop with Half Holes, Classic Tabbed Grass, Grass #2, Tiny Leaves #2 and Small Birds. dies along with their Beachside Color Fuse Ink from Set #9 for sky. Scroll down if you’d like to get my steps for the making.

On of my handmade apple season cards with a tree loaded with fruit ready to be loaded into the iconic red pickup truck all made with dies from Rubbernecker.

Apple Season Card Base and Grass

  • Cut white card stock to make an A2 sized card base and another piece with the Nested Scallop with Half Holes die.
  • Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer using red cardstock.
  • Attach the red layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Secure the white scalloped layer with masking tape around the edges for a crisp border and apply the light blue background using Beachside Color Fuse Set Ink and a blender brush. 
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the scalloped layer and adhere to the red panel.
  • Use green cardstock to cut two Classic Tabbed Grass sections.
  • Attach one grass layer directly to the card base using double side tape.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the second section of grass and attach it to the card base.

Apple Tree

  • Cut the Half Tree using Kraft cardstock and apply Color Fuse #3-Pecan ink using a wet baby wipe. Heat dry the ink.

Baby Wipe Tree Inking

  • Use green cardstock to cut the Tiny Leaves #2.  red cardstock to cut the Apple Cart apples.
  • Place the leaves on the molding pad and gently form them using a leaf tool or the side of a paper piercer.  
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Use red cardstock to cut multiple sets of the Apple Cart apples.
  • Attach the apples to the leaves using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree and a few tiny pop dots to the back of several leaf sections.
  • Tuck the tree in behind the grass layer and attach to the card base.


Pickup Truck and Apples

  • Cut the Truck parts using red, gray and black cardstock.
  • Attach the fenders to the truck using rolled up double stick tape.

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  • Attach the wheels and other truck parts to the truck using glossy accents.
  • Cut several more sections of the apples using red cardstock.
  • Attach a strip of mounting mounting tape to the back of the truck bed.
  • Begin attaching apples all the way across the bed and then continue adding more to create a nice pile of apples.  Pro Tip:  Attach the first set of apples to mounting tape creates dimension instead of just flat against the bed.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the truck and attach it to the front grass section.
  • Use green cardstock to cut a section of the Grass #2 and tuck them behind the grass sections to soften the scene.
  • Cut two Small Birds and attach them to the sky using small pieces of mounting tape.  

Die cut details of a tree loaded with red rip fruit and a filled classic red pickup truck feature on this example of handmade apple season cards.
Here are the Rubbernecker items I used today:

5320D Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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5403D Half Tree Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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5209-04D Apple Cart Die Cut
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Tabbed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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And then,, just in case you were looking for anything, here are all my other favorite crafting tools.

I don’t think there is any end to the way you could make versions of these handmade apple season cards and bring in the fall with nary an orange or yellow element in sight! As much as those fall colors are warm and cozy, some of us aren’t ready for that yet. With these cards you get to make a nod to the harvest season while still keeping things fresh and bright.


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