SUPER Cute Snowman Tags!

When I started these guys, I had no idea how adorable these snowman tags would turn out! Rubbernecker does such an incredible job of designing and including all those little extra elements that make adding so much detail to projects like this SO EASY! These are so cute that I am thinking they would even be the perfect things to be the only focal image on a Christmas card. Or……..ORNAMENTS!!!  Can you just picture one of those tabletop trees with a few of these on it? AND what about grouping some together in little sets and giving them as gifts? People LOVE gifts they can use and these snowman tags would be just perfect!

To make these tags I used the Nested Tag Stitch, Winter Snowmen, Santa Mini, Christmas Mini, Greenery #1, Tiny Leaves #1, Reindeer and Birds (just the birds) and Deckle Hills.

a set of three snowman tags made using die cuts showing different holiday themed scenes

The Tag Base

  • Use the largest tag die to cut three red tag.
  • Cut the designer paper tag layers using the next largest tag.
  • Cut three deckle snow layers using white cardstock.
  • Place each snow layer on the cutting platform, line up the bottom of the second sized tag and cut.  Note:  I love to make the stitched edges of the background tag layer and snow layer match up. 
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the designer paper tag layer and attach to the red tag layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the snow layers and attach them to the tag base.
  • Use a 1/4″ circle punch to punch the hole for the tag tie.
  • Punch out a red 1/2″ circle, place on the cutting platform, line up the stitched circle die and run through the die cutting machine to cut. Note:  The tag hole die is made to cut the hole for the tag and it is great to use for a single layer tag.  But it is a little too difficult to cut the hole in two tag sections to make them line up perfectly. It is just easier to punch out the 1/4″ hole and create the covers.
  • Attach the tag cover to the cover the hole using glossy accents.

 

One of today's snowman tags made from die cuts from Rubbernecker loaded with details like tiny mittens, a snappy top hat and miniature cardinals

The Snowmen

  • Cut the snowmen and accessories using red, white, orange, brown and black cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents. Note:  I place the small pieces like the nose, eyes, mouth and buttons on my molding pad because it makes them easier to pick up with my tweezers.
  • Cut tiny leaves using green cardstock, form them with your fingers and attach them to the snowmen hats and scarves using glossy accents.
  • Use a 1/8″ circle hole punch to punch out tiny red circles and attach them to the leaves using glossy accents.  Note:  I love to add a touch of Christmas whimsy by embellishing the snowmen with holly and berries.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the snowmen, tuck them in behind the snow layer and attach to the tag base.

One of three adorable snowman tags showing a snowman warmly clad for a snowy scene all created using die cuts from Rubbernecker

Decorative Accessories

I love adding different elements to tags to make them more special than just having a snowman.  The tiny presents, wreath, birds and white sparkly greenery add so much more interest and it was so much fun to add different elements to each tag to give them their own personality.

  • Use red and green cardstock to the packages, wreath and birds.
  • Assemble the pieces using glossy accents.
  • Attach the present, wreath and birds to the tags using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut greenery sections using white cardstock, apply Cosmic glitter glue to the branches and sprinkle with clear glitter.
  • Finish by tucking the sparkly branches in behind the snow layers and attach using glossy accents.  Note:  I didn’t add twine or ribbon to my tags yet so they would be easier to photograph.

another of today's snowman tags shpwing a little fellow delivering gifts in a snowy scene all thanks to to die cuts from Rubbernecker

Aren’t you just itching now to make your own versions of these snowman tags? Check out my Tag Category to see lots of other tags for the holidays.  Did you come up with other ideas as you were looking at this post? I love to hear how you used these inspirations in your own crafting so please feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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5337-03D Winter Snowmen Die
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5338-01D Santa Mini Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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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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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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Amazon.com: EK Tools Circle Punch,…
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Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue -…
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Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
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What is more fun than making snowman tags to use on your gifts, hang on the tree or give away as holiday gifts.

DIY Poinsettia Christmas Cards

Poinsettia Christmas cards are always in fashion and I love to experiment with design ideas using these flowers associated with Christmas. Just go here and you can see all the poinsettia projects I have made – there are a LOT! I just love making these realistic paper poinsettias using the truly terrific dies from Rubbernecker – they come out SO pretty, and all you need is one! 

To make this card I used Rubbernecker’s Poinsettia #1, Deckle Frame and Winter Wonderland.

One of my poinsettia Christmas cards featuring a large hand shaped bloom along with holly and pine made by Rubbernecker.

The Card Base and Deckle Layer

  • Use white cardstock to cut the card base and deckle layer and red cardstock to cut the red layer.
  • Secure the deckle layer and sentiment stamp in the MISTI and stamp using black ink.
  • Stamp the pine branch images on the white layer using green ink and fill in the needles using a green marker.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the deckle layer 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.

One of my poinsettia Christmas cards featuring one large bloom hand shaped using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Poinsettia

  • Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia layers and tiny flower centers.
    • Cut two red and two green of the largest poinsettia layer.  Note:  I use two large green layers to fill in the back of the flower with foliage for a more natural looking flower.
    • Cut one red of each of the smaller sized flower layers.
  • Form the petals of each layer using a molding pad and round tipped stylus. Note:  I use a large round stylus for the larger flower layers and a small round stylus for the smaller layers.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Mold the tiny flowers using a tiny tipped stylus and attach them in the poinsettia center using glossy accents.
  • Apply yellow stickles to the flower center to add a touch of sparkle.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the poinsettia to the card base.

The Holly

  • Use green ink to stamp the holly images on green cardstock that matches the green poinsettia layers and cut them out.
  • Form the holly leaves using your fingers to add dimension, tuck them under the poinsettia and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Finish by punching out red 1/4″ circles, mold them a little with a round stylus and randomly attach them to the card base using small pieces of mounting tape.

 

Poinsettia Close View

What do you think? Are you inspired to create your own poinsettia Christmas cards? Do you like the red with the greens done as I explained? Or do you want to shake things up and go with white or pink? I would love to hear what you think and see what YOU make!

 
Poinsettia #1 5168D
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5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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3338 Winter Wonderland
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Marker
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Fourth…
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Ranger Stickles, Yellow
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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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Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Poinsettia Christmas cards are perfect to send to family and friends.

Easy Slimline Christmas Window Card!

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OOh – I am so excited to share today’s slimline Christmas window card with you because I feel like it shows off so many of the things I love in a card. The surprise of the little windows, the fun details and the simple beauty of small elements on white space. I have to say that every time Rubbernecker comes out with something new I am blown away by their attention to details and how FUN they make it for me to make cards! And I love that their dies do so much of the “work” for me so I can just be creative! 

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Nested Scallop with Stitch, Slimline Peek-a-Boo Fancy Edge, Christmas Mini, Nested Square and Christmas Phrases Large/Small

A handmade slimline Christmas window card made using die cuts from Rubbernecker to create the three lift up windows and tiny Christmas elements

The Slimline and Card Base

  • Cut a 7.00″ x 8.50 white card base and sore down the center.
  • Create a 3.25″ x 8.25″ green layer.
  • Use red cardstock and the largest die in the Slimline Nested Scallop to cut the base.
  • Lay the red scallop layer back on the cutting platform, line up the Slimline Peek-a-
    Boo over the base and cut.
  • Cut three scallop layers using white cardstock.  Note:  The Nested Scallop set is retired.
  • Use red cardstock to cut three scallop layers and cut the frame openings using the smallest square die.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the green layer and attach it to the white card base.
  • Use strips of mounting tape to attach the red peek-a-boo window layer to the card base.

Christmas Images and Sentiment

  • Stamp the sentiment on a scallop layer using black ink and attach the layer to the center window cover.
  • Attach the two additional scallop layers to the window covers using ATG adhesive.
  • Insert the small red frames inside the window openings using threads of rolled up 1/8″ double stick tape.

rolled double stick tape 2

  • Cut the mini die cuts using red, green, yellow and gold cardstock.
  • Assemble the mini wreaths pieces together using glossy accents and attach to the front scallop layers.
  • Assemble the mini Christmas tree and ornament pieces together and attach inside the scallop frames using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the sections of the bell together and attach inside the scallop frame.

My handmade slimline Christmas window card made using dies from Rubbernecker to create the three windows and sweet little Christmas decorations

What do you think – can you see yourself making a version of this slimline Christmas window card? Are there other ways you would use those cute windows? Are you inspired by those tiny, adorable Christmas elements? I always love to hear what you think so let me know if and when you try out your own slimline Christmas window cards for those special people!  Be sure to check out the Cyber Monday Sale at Rubbernecker while all the slimline dies and stamps are on sale.  Check out my Slimline Category if you would like to see more slimline inspiration.

 
5329-01D Slimline Nested Scallop w/…
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5332-04D SLI Peekaboo Fancy Edge Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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3328 Christmas Phrases Large/Small
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Scor-Tape 1/8″ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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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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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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It was so much making this slimline Christmas window card.

How to make a Mini Wreath

Today I’m sharing how to make a mini wreath and how it changed my snowy scene to a festive Christmas card.  I love creating outdoor scenes with lots of falling snow and touches of red to create more interest  For this card I used the Winter Lamp Post, Park Bench, Greenery #2, Evergreen Trees, Cardinals, Deckle Hills, Tiny Flower Buds and Splatter Background.

See how to make a mini wreath embellishment for holiday cards.

Create the Snowy Scene

  • Cut all the scene elements to fit on an A2 sized card base.  Note: You can lots of projects here using the Park Bench and Lamp Post.
  • Use white pigment ink to stamp all the elements with the Splatter Background, apply white embossing powder and heat.
  • Assemble all the die cut elements and attach them to the card base using strips of mounting tape and double stick tape.
  • Apply white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the park bench and the top sections of the lamp post to create the appearance of piled up snow.

Make the Wreath

  • Cut a few greenery branches and punch out or hand cut a 1/2″ circle.
  • Cut the individual sections off the greenery branches.
  • Use you snips to cut the center out of the punched circle and attach the two ends back together using glossy accents.

Mini Wreath 1

  • Begin by attaching the tiny branches all the way around the wreath ring using glossy accents.

Mini Wreath 2

  • Continue until you have covered the whole wreath base.
  • Create the second layer by repeating the steps of adding branches and offset them slightly to fill in the wreath.  I’m sorry that I failed to take a picture of this step.

Mini Wreath 3

  • Cut some tiny red flowers and form them using a molding pad and tiny tipped stylus.
  • Attach the tiny flowers to the wreath using glossy accents.  Note:  I use my reverse tweezers to pick up small pieces and to place them.

Mini Wreath 5

  • Fill in the wreath with several flowers.  Use as mini or as few as you would like.

Mini Wreath 4

Finish the Scene

  • Attach the wreath to the lamp post using glossy accents.
  • Attach a couple evergreen branches and flowers to the park bench and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply red stickles to the flowers to add a touch of sparkle.

Come see how to make a mini wreath embellishment for holiday cards.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the steps of how to make a mini wreath.  Tiny embellishments like the wreath and bows on the bench add such a special touch to projects.  Have you made a mini wreath for any season?   All the ties used for this project are included in the Rubbernecker Black Friday Sale.  Be sure to check it out.

 
5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5221D Park Bench Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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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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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
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Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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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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Let me show you how to make a mini wreath.

Cute Christmas Die Cuts for Cards

Rubbernecker has released some really cute Christmas die cuts this holiday season.  I always love coming up with ideas for using the new dies to make.  The newly released Christmas Mini and Santa Mini sets are so cute and can be used in so many different ways.  For this card I framed them with the Window With Pierce and Rectangle Combo #2 OPC and created a layered tree using the Evergreen Trees.

Cute Christmas die cuts are so fun to work with and make such adorable Christmas cards.

The Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the window frame using white cardstock and the rectangle frame using red cardstock.
  • Use the largest rectangle to frame the red window die cut.  Note:  The red window frame fits perfectly inside the rectangle on the sides and top but is just a tad longer to fit at the bottom.
  • Insert the window piece inside the rectangle frame and allow the tiny bit of excess length to overlap on the inside of the frame.
  • Apply double stick tape all the way around the back of the two frames. Note:  You will have to look closely to see that the bottom of the window is just a tiny bit narrower than the other three sides.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and attach it to an A2 sized white card base.

Create the Layered Christmas Tree

I took a few pictures to show how I used several trees to create the layered tree.  It is really easy to do and I think it makes a more realistic dimensional tree.  Dig out and dust off your crimper because crimping each tree before attaching them together adds another dimensional element. 

  • Cut several of the largest  evergreen trees using green cardstock. It just depends on how many layers you want to add.
  • Crimp each tree.  Note:  You can use your fingers to flatten some of the crimp out of the layers if you think they are too crimped.
  • Cut one of the trees in half and attach each half to the back of the front tree using glossy accents.

1.  How to make a layered Christmas tree.

  • Continue adding layers to both the back and front of the trees and attaching each layer so they extend out past the layer in front of it.

2.  How to make a layered Christmas tree.

  • Finish adding layers and use the last large tree to cover the cut tree layers. Note:  You can see that as I added layers I extended the height of the tree.  The top of front tree does not reach to the top but will be covered with an embellishment and will not be noticed.

 

3.  How to make a layered Christmas tree.

Assemble the Minis

  • Use red, green and white cardstock to cut the Santa and Christmas minis.
  • Assemble the holly, ornament and Santa hat, attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the holly leaves and berries to the card base.
  • Cut a leaf section using green cardstock to adorn the Santa hat and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape to attach the ornament and Santa hat to the card base.
  • Assemble the presents together using glossy accents.

Decorate the Tree

  • Cut several sections of the bows and small ornaments using red cardstock.
  • Decorate the packages and tree using the bows and ornaments and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut a mid size star using the Stars die using yellow cardstock and attach it to the top of the tree using glossy accents.
  • Attach the tree to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the tree presents under the tree.
  • Finish by applying yellow stickles to the star and red stickles to the small ornaments.

Make beautiful holiday cards with these cute Christmas die cuts.

I hope have enjoyed seeing my cute Christmas die cuts to create this festive card.  The options are endless and these minis are so easy to put together.  I would love to hear how you would use these die sets to make cards of your own.  Be sure to check out the Rubbernecker Black Friday Sale as all these dies and may more are discounted.

 
Window w/ Pierce 5148-02D
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Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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5338-01D Santa Mini Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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Stars Die 5127D
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Fiskars Paper Crimper (12-93408897)
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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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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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
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Ranger Stickles, Yellow
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Easy Christmas Cards To Make This Year

No matter how much we all might love super detailed, technique loaded projects, ideas for easy Christmas cards to make are always in demand because sometimes we have so many to send OR the holiday preparations get away from us and we are left with less time. This card is one of those projects where you can do a batch in stages, make one at a time, or even scale it up or down depending on your motivation. 

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Inside Scallop Nested, Winter Wonderland and Merry and Bright.

And idea for easy Christmas cards to make using a small collection of stamps and dies from Rubbernecker to make this pretty pine cone decoration

The Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and scallop layer and red cardstock to cut the layering piece.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the red layer and attach it to the card base.

The Stamped Images

  • Stamp the sentiment using Versa and emboss with super fine gold embossing powder.
  • Create masks for the pinecone image using printer paper or Post-It note by stamping two pinecone images. 
  • Hand cut the pinecone masks using snips and apply removable adhesive to the back of them.
  • Stamp one pinecone image on a piece of white cardstock using Versafine Clair brown ink, heat set and set aside.
  • Stamp one pinecone image on the scalloped layer using  brown ink and heat set the ink.
  • Apply the first mask over the stamped pinecone and stamp the second pinecone and heat set.
  • Apply the second pinecone mask over the second pinecone to prepare to stamp the pine branches.
  • Stamp the pine images over the masked pinecones using Versafine Clair green ink and heat set.
  • Remove the masks and use a green marker to fill in the white openings on the pine needles.

Color and Emboss the Pinecones

  • Apply Color Fuse Mocha brown ink to all three of the stamped pinecones using a mini applicator.
  • Use touches of Color Fuse Pecan brown ink to fill in between the layers of the pinecones.
  • Apply Versamark to the individual pinecone and emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Use a Versamark pen to apply versa to the two pinecones on the scallop layer and emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Apply two or three rolled up glue dots to the back bottom of the individual pinecone and glossy accents to the back top and attach over the two pinecones.
  • Finish by tying a red multi loop bow to the top of the pine and pinecone images.  Note:  Check out my multi loop bow video tutorial if you would like to how I make my bows.

 

An example of easy Christmas cards to make featuring pine cones and boughs in a small arrangement with a red bow and a heat embossed greeting

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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3338 Winter Wonderland
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Merry & Bright 980-03
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Color Fuse Set #3
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Pinecone
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
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VersaMark Watermark Pen
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Marker
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive…
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These easy Christmas cards to make and send are still knockouts in the looks department but as you can see, won’t wipe you out in terms of time, supplies or creative fun. Did this one make your list?