Rubbernecker Christmas in July 2022 New Release!

Rubbernecker Release July 2022

Today is the day – it’s the Rubbernecker Christmas In July 2022 NEW RELEASE!

As one of their Associate Designers, I get to contribute design ideas and get early access to some of Rubbernecker’s products. Today I am beyond excited to share some of my cards made using products in today’s Rubbernecker Christmas in July 2022 new release! With Christmas being six months away from today, these goodies are being released in plenty of time for us to plan our cards, get what we need to make them and get a head start on creating them all early. 

This Christmas In July release is positively LOADED with so many fabulous things I wasn’t even able to get my whole head around how many ideas I have to create projects for this 2022 Holiday season! Here are just a few – and yes, I will be sharing more details in future posts – of the projects I’ve been able to make. If you want to see ALL of the products in this new release, head on over to Rubbernecker’s blog and take a look at the long list of fun things that are available TODAY. 

I have added the new dies used over top each of these cards so you can make your list now and get in there and grab them before the first order sells out. The other details will be shared in the posts I am working on for each project so you can have all the details you need to make your favorites at home.

Tabbed House and House Snow Accessories

When I tell you that I will be using this a LOT, you can bank on it. The architectural details Rubbernecker has baked into this die set are spectacular and this house looks incredibly beautiful in any seasonal design. #askmehowiknow – hint, hint!

KC Rubbernecker 5516-01D House 1 right

Buildable Poinsettia, Mistletoe, Greenery #3, Joy and Plaid Pierced Cover

Rubbernecker’s understanding of how texture adds so much to a project makes me SO happy! This Plaid Pierced Cover die, while perfect for cozy winter cards, is going to be one of those dies you reach for over and over. And that new Buildable Poinsettia die set lets us make smaller gorgeous flowers that work beautifully with their other poinsettia dies, letting us have loads of options to decorate our cards.

KC Rubbernecker 5514-07D Buildable Poinsettia 1 left

Winter Cardinal 

You all know how I love birds. And when Rubbernecker created their Spring Birds die set I mentioned that creating a cardinal die that let us create these magical messengers with as much detail and dimension was on my wish list, this was the result. Is he not just so breathtaking?

Holly and Greenery Cover, Horizontal Birch Tree Cover

I love making scene cards. So when Rubbernecker started making cover dies that could create an instant setting, I was very excited! Both of these dies give you an instant site for your elements and in combination – well – you can add one element like this adorable snowman and your card is built!

KC Rubbernecker 5337-03D Winter Snowmen 7 right

Evergreen Forest, Deer Family #2 and Greenery #3 

I’ve made many a deer card and since these majestic creatures are so popular with so many people, I asked for some more deer in different sizes and positions. There are four new glorious beasts on this die set and I am loving making little families! The Evergreen Forest is so beautifully scaled that you can create a great background with one spin and if you want to, you can add some trees from the Evergreen Tree die to create some forced perspective. And do you spot the greenery poking out? The new Greenery #3 is all the same style sprigs giving you tons of design opportunity AND it coordinates excellently with Rubbernecker’s Greenery #1 and #2 sets!

KC Rubbernecker 5514-08D Deer Family #2 left

Merry, Holly and Greenery Cover, Greenery #3 and Build a Phrase Holiday 

I took some parts and pieces from the Holly and Greenery Cover Die and the Greenery #3 die set and combined it with one of the new holiday themed shadow and script dies – Merry – and the new Build a Phrase Holiday set and ended up with a totally send-worthy card! Using a sentiment as a focal point is easy with these new word dies and the phrase set will carry you through all of winter.

KC Rubbernecker 5515-02D Merry Word with Shadow 1right

Holiday Tags

We know that tags are super versatile. You can use them to add to a package OR pop onto a card base for an instant card. These new Holiday Tags, in three different sizes, add a touch of festiveness with the more ornate top and I am SURE these will fly off the shelves thanks to their fun look and perfect sizes!

KC Rubbernecker 5514-02D Holiday Tags 1 center

Pine Bough Background and Sentiment

One of the Christmas card trends for 2022 is the use of pretty illustrations. This Pine Bough Background set is so incredibly easy to use, lets you make a card in mere minutes and can be as simple or as ornate as you want to make it and no matter what, it will be exquisite.

KC Rubbernecker 5509D Fancy Decorative Nested 4 right

Here are the new things in this highly anticipated Rubbernecker Christmas in July 2022 new release. They are freshly stocked but as we have experienced, when something is HOT, it GOES! For the things you’ve absolutely fallen in love with, order them now so you don’t miss out and have to wait for a restock.

 
5516-01D Tabbed House Die
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5516-02D Snow Accs for House Die
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5514-09D Winter Cardinals Die
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5514-08D Deer Family #2 Die
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5514-07D Buildable Poinsettia Die
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5514-06D Mistletoe Die
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5514-05D Evergreen Forest Die
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5514-04D Greenery #3 Die
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5514-03D Horizontal Brich Trees Die
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5514-02D Holiday Tags Die
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5514-01D Holly and Greenery Cover Die
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35018 Build a Phrase Holiday Set
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35025 Wreath with banner set
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35025D Wreath with Banner Die
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5515-01D Christmas Word w/ Shadow Die
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5515-02D Merry Word w/ Shadow Die
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5515-03D Thanks Word w/ Shadow Die
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5515-04D Hugs Word w/ Shadow Die
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5515-05D Joy Word w/ Shadow Die
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5515-06D Belive Word w/ Shadow Die
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So, does this Rubbernecker Christmas in July 2022 new release make you feel excited about making your holiday cards? Do you have any ideas yet? Be sure to come back and check for new posts because I have LOTS to share. And remember, if you are worried about missing anything, sign up – use the box at the very top of this page, on the right – and get my posts delivered to your inbox the minute they go live!

Cute Handmade Reindeer Christmas Cards!

Handmade reindeer Christmas cards are cute for anyone!

While not everyone celebrates Christmas, handmade reindeer Christmas cards can offer a cute nod to the season and stay in the secular zone so everyone can enjoy them. (If you really wanted to convert this into a winter card with zero Christmas vibes to it, you could just remove the star from the top of the tree.) I just love these little characters and think they bring a cheerful, slightly goofy feeling.

handmade reindeer Christmas cards are the solution to non-religious cards and are cute and fun to make

Scene Base and Trees

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and two snow layers.
  • Use green cardstock to cut a 5.50″ X 4.25″ layer and attach it to the white card base.
  • Cut a red 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer and 5.00″ x 3.75″ piece of polka dot designer paper. Note:  The Essentials by Ellen designer paper is retired.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the designer paper and attach it to the red layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the red layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Attach one snow layer to the card base using ATG adhesive and the second using a strip of mounting tape.

Reindeer and Birds

  • Cut the reindeer sections using brown, black, white and red cardstock.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds, wings and scarves.
  • Attach the wings to the bird bodies using glossy accents and color the beaks using a black marker.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a shades of brown ink on the deer bodies and head.
  • Assemble the antlers, ears and face sections and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the scarves to the reindeer using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the heads and attach them to the bodies.
  • Cut tiny greenery tips using green cardstock  and punch 1/8″ red circles and attach them to the reindeer neck and head using glossy accents.

Evergreen Trees and Greenery Sprigs

  • Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen trees.
  • Stamp the trees using the Splatter Background using white pigment ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat with the heat gun.
  • Cut the tiny star using yellow cardstock and attach it to the top of the largest tree.

Finish the Scene

  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the reindeer, tuck them in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.
  • Tuck the three trees in behind the snow layers and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use green cardstock to cut several pieces of greenery, tuck them in behind the snow layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach one on the tree and one on the snow layer.

 

  • make a stack of these handmade reindeer Christmas cards to send to anyone for holiday cheer
  • These reindeer are such cute characters and are perfect for lots of different projects.  Check out my Cute and Fun Gift Tags and Cute Christmas Pop Up cards to see more reindeer inspiration. 

     
    5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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    5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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    5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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    Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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    3461 Splatter Background
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    5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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    The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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    Modern Graphics Vol. 2 by Julie…
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    Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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    Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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    Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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    Ranger Ink – Basics Embossing Powder…
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    Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Pigment Ink…
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    Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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    Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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    New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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    Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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    Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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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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  • If you’re looking for a card to send this holiday season that is not religious in nature and has a little bit of a comical feel to it, these handmade reindeer Christmas cards could be just the solution!

A Winter White Deer Silhouette Card

Wow – never did I imagine that this white deer silhouette almost all on its own could make such a stunning card! Truly the only additions are his collar, the moon and the snow in the background. To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Winter Deer in Circle, Tiny Leaves and Splatter Background.  This simple card didn’t take long to make and would be perfect to mass produce for your holiday cards.

A White Deer Silhouette in a circle set against a handstamped snowy background to create a stunning DIY greeting card

The Card Base and Snowy Background Layer

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer using red cardstock.
  • Score the white card base and attach the red layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ piece of light blue cardstock.
  • Lightly pat the blue cardstock with the embossing magic bag to remove static. 
  • Secure the Splatter Background stamp and the blue cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Apply white pigment ink to the stamp and stamp the image on the blue cardstock.
  • Apply white embossing powder to the blue layer and use a heat gun to set the powder.
  • Attach the blue layer to the red card base using ATG adhesive.

A handmade card created using a die cut White Deer Silhouette against a handstamped snowy background to make a beautiful DIY greeting card

The Winter Deer in Circle

  • Cut a 5.00″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock.
  • Place the cardstock on the cutting pad, line up and center the Winter Deer in Circle die and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape around the back edges of the white layer and pieces of mounting tape on the back of the trees, deer and moon.
  • Line the white layer over the blue layer and attach to the card base.
  • Attach the moon in the sky area.
  • Cut a thin strip of red cardstock, cut to fit and create a collar for the neck of the deer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut tiny green leaves to use to embellish the deer.
  • Form the leaves using a molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the holly leaves and red punched circle to the red collar using glossy accents.
  • Photo tip:  Adding a small touch of red and green on the deer neck makes it pop in the sea of blue and white.  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 beautiful DIY winter greeting card made using a die cut White Deer Silhouette against a handmade snowy winter background

 
5336-02D Winter Deer In Circle Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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1231 Splatter Background
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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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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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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I hope this inspires you to use this white deer silhouette as a base for a sweet and simple card of your own! I am still amazed at how easy it was to make a card this beautiful!

A Playful Reindeer Card!

There’s just something about these two adorable fellows on this reindeer card that cracks me up! They look like they’ve taken a little break in between some raucous reindeer games to plot with their cardinal buddies! And I just love that I was able to create such a detailed scene around the reindeer with tree dies and a snowy background.

To make this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Reindeer and Birds paired with the Inside Scallop Nested, Evergreen Trees, Tabbed Birch Trees, Deckle Hills and Splatter Background stamp.

a handmade reindeer card featuring two adorable die cut reindeer and tiny die cut cardinals against a winter background

The Snowy Scene Base and Trees

  • Cut a white A2 sized card base.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen trees.
  • Cut a scene layer using light blue cardstock and the largest of Inside Scallop dies.
  • Secure the splatter background stamp and green trees in the MISTI. 
  • Apply white pigment ink to the stamp and stamp the trees, apply white embossing powder and heat.
  • Repeat the above steps with the blue scene layer.
  • Attach a red layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the snowy scene layer and attach to the card base.

A wintry reindeer card handmade using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Reindeer and Birds

  • Cut the reindeer sections using brown, tan, white and light pink cardstock.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds, wings and scarves.
  • Attach the wings to the bird bodies using glossy accents and color the beaks using a black marker.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of brown ink on the deer bodies and head.
  • Assemble the antlers, ears and face sections and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the scarves to the reindeer using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the heads and attach them to the bodies.

The Birch Trees and Snow Layers

  • Cut two sections of deckle hills and birch trees using white cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die to cut both snow layers to match the snowy layer borders.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of gray to the notches on the birch trees.

Assemble the Scene

  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the snow layers and attach to the card base.
  • Tuck the evergreen trees in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the birch trees and tuck them in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape on the back of the reindeer to attach them to the front of the snow layers.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the birch tree and snow layer.

Note: The scene is mostly light blue, green and white so I layered the scene on red to make it stand out more and then used red scarves and red birds inside the scene to create eye catching pops of color.

A winter themed reindeer card featuring two die cut reindeer against a snowy background

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Tabbed Birch Trees Die Cut 5167-02D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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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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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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A reindeer card like this one can be a great card to send around Christmas to people who may not celebrate the holiday but to whom you want to send some warm winter wishes. I’d love to hear what you think about YOUR wintry friends once you’ve had a chance to make a few!

New Rubbernecker Die Release

Today I am excited to share several cards with you made using fall and winter dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.  If you have been on the fence about starting to make fall and winter cards then these great dies may be  just the push you need.  You can check out all the new dies in the release at the bottom of my post.

This clean and simple Thanksgiving card was made using the new Turkey die. 

This sweet turkey card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

This fun Halloween slimline card was made using the Build an Owl and Owl Halloween add-ons.

One of my cute Halloween cards featuring die cut owls dressed in an assortment of owl costumes!

I love this new Winter Candles in Circle die. 

This lovely candle card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

I fell in love with the Reindeer and Birds set and couldn’t wait to put them in a winder scene. 

This cute reindeer card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my cards made using the dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.  I’ll be posting each card with a step by step tutorial this week.  You can see two new cards that I posted yesterday in my Rubbernecker Sneak Peek post.

 
5334-01D Turkey Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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5334-03D Tiny Leaves w/ Acorns #3
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5335-01D Build an Owl Die
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5335-02D Owl Halloween add on’s Die
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5335-03D Owl Christmas add on’s Die
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5334-04D Cute Monsters #1 Die
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5334-05D Cute Monsters #2 Die
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5336-04D Stocking’s in Circle Die
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5336-01D Winter Candles in Circle Die
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5336-02D Winter Deer In Circle Die
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5336-03D Winter Trees in Circle Die
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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5337-02D Santa’s Face Die
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5337-03D Winter Snowmen Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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5338-01D Santa Mini Die
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