Slimline Winter Scene Christmas Cards

Sometimes I make a card that I truly just love and this one of my slimline winter scene Christmas cards is a winner, I think! I just love the falling snow, the trees in the background and the way that lamp offers what feels like a warm glow. Isn’t this just PERFECT to send to those people for whom you have a lot of holiday news to share?

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop, Winter Lamp Post, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1, 3 Pine Trees and Splatter Background.  The Enjoy the Magic sentiment is a retired.

A sample of DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cards slimline style with a snowy background and a vintage black iron lamp post

The Scene Layer and Card Base

  • Cut a 7.00″ x 8.50 white card base and sore down the center.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a 3.25″ x 8.25″ layer and attach to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the slimline layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply masking tape around all the edges of the slimline, apply a blue sky background using a blender brush and Beachside ink.
  • Stamp the trees using Shady Lane ink and heat dry using a heat gun.
  • Apply embossing magic over the trees and sky area.
  • Stamp the falling snow using white pigment ink , sprinkle white embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Remove the masking tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach to the card base.

The Lamp Post and Snow Layers

  • Cut two deckle snow layers using white cardstock.
  • Cut the snow layers a second time using the slimline die to create matching borders.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Shady Lane ink.
  • Attach the snow layers to the scene base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the lamp post sections using black, white and yellow cardstock.
  • Attach the snow layers  and the yellow lamp shades to the lamp post using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the lamp post, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Apply sparkle to the lam shade using a clear shimmer pen.

The Tiny Wreath

  • Use snips to cut a small circle and cut the center of the circle out to create a wreath base.

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  • Attach tiny green sprigs to the wreath base using glossy accents.
  • Attach 1/8″ red circles to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Cut thin strips of red cardstock and create the tiny bow for the wreath.
  • Attach the bow to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the wrath to the lamp post.
  • Apply red stickles to the red circles to add sparkle.

 

An example of Slimline Winter Scene Christmas Cards featuring a lampost against a background of snowy evergreen trees

Check out my Snowy Christmas Card if you would like to see another example of a winter Christmas card using the same dies and stamps.

Here are the supplies used for this card.

 
5322-04D Slimline Solid Bubble…
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post 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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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #9
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
[ ELH ]
Scotch Safe-Release Masking Painter’s…
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
 

Does this inspire you to try making your own slimline winter scene Christmas cards? What variations would you do? I would LOVE to know! 

One of My Christmas Card Making Ideas

If you are looking for Christmas card making ideas, I think you might get a kick out of this one. I don’t know what it is about Christmas trains, but they are so charming and fun and at the same time can be pleasantly nostalgic. ALL of the gorgeous detail you see here is thanks to Rubbernecker! And do you spot that cool slimline insert die?

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Postage, Slimline Inside Diagonal, Train and Tiny Leaves.

If you are looking for Christmas card making ideas you might want to click through to learn more about this Christmas train slimline card.

Card Base and Slimline Solid and Insert Die

  • Cut the 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base using white cardstock and score lengthwise at 3.50″.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a 3.25″ x 8.25″ rectangle layer and attach to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut a 2.00″ x 7.00″ strip of light blue cardstock and attach it to the red layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the solid slimline using white cardstock, place it back on the cutting platform, line up the inside slimline die and run though the machine a second time.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scallop layer and attach it to the card base.

I love coming up with new Christmas card making ideas and you just have to see this one - click through to learn more!

The Train

  • Cut the train pieces out in the colors of your choice.
  • Follow the step by step directions below. These directions will live on the Rubbernecker store site with the train link.
  • I used glossy accents, rolled glue dots and mounting tape to assemble and attach all the pieces.
  • I modified one of the train cars by using the top roof portion of the engine housing to create a caboose.

  • Cut three sections of trace, attach them together using glossy accents and then attach them to the card front using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the train sections and attach to the card front.
  • Embellish the train with small holly leaves and red holly berries.

Check out my Christmas Train Z Fold Card to see another fun way to use the train set. 

It's never too early to start looking at Christmas card making ideas - come see how I made this adorable Christmas train slimline card!

Here are the Rubbernecker products ts used for this card.

 
5322-02D Slimline Solid Postage Die
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5327-06D Slimline Inside Diagonal Die
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5202-07D Train Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
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Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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If you are going to be doing your own holiday cards this year, I suggest you make a board on Pinterest and save all the Christmas card making ideas you like in there so when you are ready to get creating, you will have all your inspiration waiting for you in one place!

A Cute Gnome Shadow Box Card

I just love how this gnome shadow box card turned out and I have to say it was SO MUCH EASIER to create using the new Shadow Box Frame Die from Rubbernecker. No more scoring and cutting and snipping and tweaking and adjusting…..one spin through my die cutting machine and the whole shadow box frame was DONE! 

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Square Shadow Box Frame, Gingerbread House, Gnome Couple, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Small Birds and Globe Tree #1 (star).

An adorable Gnome Shadow Box Card using forced perspective to create a snowy scene

The Square Shadow Box Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the 5.50″ x 11.00″ red card base and score at 5.50″.
  • Use blue cardstock to cut a 4.75″ square layer for the scene base.
  • Cut the square shadow box frame using white cardstock.  Note:  Die cutting machine Base-Width must be 7 inches or wider for this large die.
  • Use the Scor-Pal to add deeper score lines on the frame. Note:  The frame has the score lines built in to the die.
  • Fold the frame sides in and use the bone folder to crisp up the crease on each fold.
  • Apply 1/4″ double stick tape on two of the inside of the frame fold layers.
  • Turn the frame face down, and insert the blue scene base face down in the frame.
  • Remove the tape on both frame flaps, fold and secure the frame flaps closed.
  • Turn the frame face up and push down on the scene layer and secure it in place to the taped frame flaps.
  • Apply 1/4″ double stick to the back of the frame and attach it to the red card base.
  • Check out my video showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame.  

Snow Layers

  • Cut four 4.75″  snow layers using white cardstock and the Deckle Hills.
  • Trim about 1/8″ off of three of the snow layers to fit inside the frame.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the first snow layer and attach it inside the frame and attach to the back wall.
  • Apply double layers of mounting tape to the remaining two layers that fit inside the frame.
  • Attach the second layer to the first and continue by attaching the third layer to the second. 
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the front snow layer and attach it to the front of the frame.

 

This Gnome Shadow Box Card featuring a snowy scene in a shadow box was created entirely from die cuts

The Gingerbread House

  • Cut the house using woodgrain cardstock and the roof, windows and snow sections using white cardstock.
  • Use red, yellow, blue and green cardstock to cut the gumdrops .
  • Cut the shutters using red cardstock, the inside windows using yellow cardstock and the tiny wreaths using green cardstock.
  • Apply yellow Wink of Stella to a piece of scrap yellow cardstock, cut to fit behind the windows and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the red shutters and the wreaths to the windows using glossy accents and then attach the windows and door to the house front using glossy accents.
  • Attach the gumdrops to the gumdrop base using glossy accents and apply clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle.
  • Apply double stick tape to the front of the gumdrop base and attach it to to the roof section.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the roof section and attach to the house.
  • Create a string of rolled up double stick tape, apply it to the snow layer and attach it to the roof layer.

The Trees, Gnomes and Birds

  • Cut the evergreen trees using white cardstock.
  • Apply snow to the trees using white Nuvo Crustal drops and set aside to dry.
  • Cut the gnome heads using white cardstock and the body parts using white, red, green and black cardstock.
  • Color the face, beard and hair using Color Fuse inks and mini applicators.
  • Assemble the gnome pieces and attach them together using glossy accents and small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the birds using red cardstock.

Assemble the Scene

  • Attach double layers of mounting tape to the back of the gingerbread house, tuck it in behind the snow layers and attach it to the scene base.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of several white circles and attach them to the scene base and gingerbread house to create falling snow.  Note:  Call me crazy but I save all the negative circle cutouts from eyelet die cuts to use for snow.m  I use my reverse tweezers to pick them up and place them.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the trees and attach them in behind the snow layers and to the front frame.
  • Attach the gnomes ito the snow layers using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish the card by attaching the birds to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

PRO TIP: Use what is called “forced perspective” to add elements to your scenes even if they are sized differently. For example, this little gingerbread cottage is obviously much smaller than our little gnome friends. But by adding it at the very back of the scene with all the layers in front of it add that optical illusion of distance and more like a cozy home for these two characters.

 

You can make this Gnome Shadow Box Card with its snowy cottage scene using die cuts from Rubbernecker

Here are all the Rubbernecker products used to make this card.

 
5316D Square Shadow Box Frame Die
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5179D Gingerbread House Die Cut
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I got such a kick out of making the gnome shadow box card and can’t wait to try out other shadow box cards with this time saving die! What kinds of cards are you looking forward to making using it?

Slimline Poinsettia Card

I am so happy with how this slimline poinsettia card came out – I just love how those poinsettias look like they are spilling out of those rounded corner windows!  I created the slimline frame layer using the Slimline Solid Postage and the Slimline Inside Rounded Square paired with the Poinsettia #2, Wreath Set and Greenery #2. You can find the poinsettia, holly and pine branches in the Christmas in July category. Use code RUBBERNECKERJOLLY at check to receive a 15% discount.

This Slimline Poinsettia Card was made using one of the beautiful new slimline INSERT dies from Rubbernecker - come see the details!

The Slimline Frame

  • Cut a white 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base. and a 3.25″ x 8.25″ green layer.
  • Attach the green layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the solid slimline using white cardstock.
  • Place the solid slimline back on the cutting platform, place the insert die on the solid layer, line it up and run through the machine to cut the frame openings.
  • Cut a white 2.75″ x 7.50″ layer and attach it to the back of the frame using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach the slimline frame layer to the green layer using ATG adhesive.

The Poinsettia

  • Use the two smallest poinsettia dies in the set to cut the red and green flower layers.
    • Cut three green poinsettia layers using the largest of the two of the two dies.
    • Cut three red poinsettia layers using the largest of the two dies.
    • Cut six red poinsettia layers using the smallest of the two dies.
    • Use yellow cardstock to cut the tiny flower centers.
  • Place all the flower layers face down on the molding pad and form them using a round stylus.
  • Place the flower layers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of the flowers using a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Form the tiny yellow flower centers using the molding pad and tiny tipped stylus.
  • Attach the tiny flower to centers of each poinsettia using glossy accents.
  • Apply yellow stickles to the flower centers to add sparkle.

Today I am sharing a Slimline Poinsettia Card with paper flowers that look ready to be picked - come get the details!

Holly and Pine Branches

  • Cut the pine branches and the holly sections from the Wreath set using green cardstock.
  • Use a 1/8″ circle punch and red cardstock to punch out holly berries.
  • Attach the red circles to the holly branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply red stickles to the berries to add sparkle.
  • Form the holly leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.

Finish the Card

  • Attach the poinsettias to the card base using glossy accents and allow them sit in place a few minutes before moving on.
  • Tuck the holly and pine branches under the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
  • Note:   When I’m tucking foliage pieces under the flowers I use my paper piercer to push the piece in place and hold it for a second to make sure it is secure.

A Slimline Poinsettia Card for Christmas in July - click through to learn more!
I am thinking that these kinds of cards are going to be popular this holiday season. People are spending more time on holiday and Christmas projects this year since they are sending so much more time at home and many are willing to take on more complex designs because they are starting earlier. I think if you were to send this slimline poinsettia card out, people would be AMAZED! Be sure and check out the Christmas in July category over at Rubbernecker’s and take advantage of using the RUBBERNECKERJOLLY 15% off discount. at check out. I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.

Here are the Rubbernecker dies used for this project.

 
5322-02D Slimline Solid Postage Die
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5327-03D Slimline Inside rounded square
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Christmas in July Felt Ornaments

 Dies are not just for paper crafting.  Now is the perfect time to start making handmade felt ornaments for your Christmas tree or gifts for family and friends. Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of felt ornaments I made last year.  All the dies used for these projects are included in the Rubbernecker Christmas in July Category and are included in the 15% off discount on all Christmas items in the shop.  Use code RUBBERNECKERJOLLY at checkout.

Gingerbread Ornaments 

I loved this felt gingerbread boy and girl all dressed up to celebrate the holiday. Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

KC Rubbernecker 5178D Mr Mrs Gingerbread 2 duo

Handmade Felt Ornaments  

Dressing up these felt mugs with a poinsettia, holly and pine made them perfectly festive for the holiday tree.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

Come over to my blog to see how I made these warm and cozy handmade felt Christmas ornaments.

Winter Cabin Felt Ornament 

This winter cabin scene looks so sweet on the white stuffed pillow background.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

Click thru to see how I made pretty felt ornaments.

I hope you have been inspired to celebrate Christmas in July by making some felt ornaments of your own.  Just think how happy you will be this winter to have your projects done and checked off your holiday “hustle and bustle” to do list.  Hop over and check out Rubbernecker’s Christmas in July Category  and take advantage of the 15% discount on all Christmas items in the shop.  Be sure to use discount code RUBBERNECKERJOLLY at checkout.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good week. 

Gingerbread Ornament

 
5178D Mr. Mrs. Gingerbread Die Cut
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Handmade Felt Mugs

 
5217-06D Winter Coco Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Winter Cabin Felt Ornament

 
5177-01D Snow Globe Die Cut
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Christmas in July Gift Tags

Now is the perfect time to start making tags for your holiday gifts.  Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of my holiday gift tags with a fun assortment for everyone on your gift list.  These tags will look beautiful on gifts and can also be used as ornaments on the tree.  Over the years I have made gift tag sets like these to give to my friends for Christmas gifts and they are always appreciated. 

You can click on the title and group photo of each set to go back to my original post for the step by step tutorials.  I’ve placed links to both sets of tags at the bottom of this post. 

Christmas in July Die Cut Gift Tags

Come over to my blog to see how I made die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made fun die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made poinsettia die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made snowman die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I masculine die cut gift tags.

Handmade Christmas Tags  

Come see how I made this group of handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made gnome handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made scenic handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made fun handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made pretty handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made handmade Christmas tags.

I hope you have been inspired to get busy with your crafty holiday stamps and dies.  Just think how happy you will be this winter to have your tags done and checked off your holiday “hustle and bustle” to do list.  You may want to hop over and check out Rubbernecker’s Christmas in July Category that has all their Christmas products in one place.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good week. 

Christmas in July Group 1

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5165D Tree in Oval
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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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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5202-07D Train Die Cut
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Christmas in July Group 2

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5217-08D Christmas Tree cut away Die
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5217-07D Santa Stuck Die
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5217-06D Winter Coco Die
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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1231 Splatter Background
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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