Handmade Cozy Winter Cards – So Easy!

See how fast and easy you can make these handmade cozy winter cards!

It might be a little early to be sharing ideas for handmade cozy winter cards but it’s always great to have ideas for quick and easy cards ready in your bookmarks for when you need them. Plus designing winter cards when it’s hot can sometimes make you feel a little cooler, so there’s that!

I made today’s card using Rubbernecker’s Snowy Wonder 6×6 Paper Pad, their Cabin #1, Three Pine Tree Forest, Deckle Hills, and Outside Scallop Frame die and you can add any sentiment you like from any of the many many sets Rubbernecker offers. One of the things that is so charming about the Snowy Wonder collection of papers is that not only are they so beautifully drawn and colored, there are lots of Rubbernecker dies that coordinate so perfectly with them that you can adapt this design to any of the patterns.

One of my handmade cozy winter cards depicting a charming little cabin set in a snowy scene backed with a patterned paper that accents the elements perfectly.

Card Base, Frame and Snowy Layers

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer from the new Snowy Wonder paper pad.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the designer paper and attach it to the card base.
  • Use navy blue cardstock and the largest die in the Outside Scallop Frame to cut the frame.
  • Use white cardstock to cut two Deckle Hill snow layer sand trim to fit behind the frame and attach it to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape all the away round the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

A sweet little die cut cabin sits atop a complementary patterned paper background on today's example of quick and easy handmade cozy winter cards.

The Cozy Cabin and Trees

  • Cut the cabin sections using Kraft and white cardstock.
  • Apply very light touches of Odyssey Color Fuse Ink from set #7 using a mini applicator to mimic the roofs on the paper.
  • Apply Pecan Color Fuse Ink from Set #3 to the cabin using a mini applicator.  Heat set the ink.  Pro Tip:  Adhesive like the double stick tape doesn’t adhere well to wet ink on cardstock.
  • Attach the roof section to the cabin using rolled up double stick tape. 

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  • Cut the Three Pine Tree sections using navy blue cardstock. 
  • Apply white Gesso to the trees using a paint brush to mimic the trees on the paper and sprinkle with clear glitter.  Allow the paint to dry. Note:  The glitter sticks very well to the dried Gesso and really sparkles!  Sadly it doesn’t show in the photos.
  • Attach the three tree section to the card base using pieces of mounting tape on the back top of the trees and glue dots on the bottom back.
  • Apply a large piece of mounting tape on the back of the cabin, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach it in front of the trees.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the singe and double tree sections, tuck them in between the snow layers and attach to the card base.

A charming patterned paper depicting little snowy cabins is the setting for a die cut cabin and trees on this design for quick and easy handmade cozy winter cards.
Don’t you just want to cozy up in that cute little cabin? Here’s what you will want to have from the Rubbernecker store to make this card:

2101 Sonwy Wonder Paper Pad
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5164-01D Three Pine Tree Forest Die
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5500-02D outside scallop frame Die
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Color Fuse Set #7
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Color Fuse Set #3
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For all the everyday stuff I use, you can check out this handy dandy list of all my favorite crafting items.

Use this basic idea – patterned background, snowy layers, a simple die cut focal detail all in a contrasting colored frame – and create a whole assortment of handmade cozy winter cards using that single paper pad. You might also want to look at the other Paper Pads Rubbernecker has and see if you can’t just use this design for some of them, too!

2 thoughts on “Handmade Cozy Winter Cards – So Easy!”

  1. This is such a great idea! I think this is my favorite of all the cards you have made with the Rubbernecker paper background. So clever!


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