A Birch Tree Die Cut Card

Today’s birch tree die cut card only LOOKS like it took forever. Using a large, card front sized die cut, like this one from Rubbernecker, gives you a ton of dimensional interest with one turn through your machine. Then you can add details to your heart’s desire. Check out how I chose to build mine.

For my project I used Birch Forest, Grass, Bunnies, Flower Stems, Small Ivy, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Birds and 3 Pine Tree.

Come check out my birch tree die cut card, complete with happy little bunnies!

The Card Base, Cloud and Tree Background

  • Cut an A2 sized light blue card base.
  • Use white cardstock to cut a scene base to fit behind the tree panel.
  • Create the cloud background using a cloud stencil, blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Stamp the pine trees using Shady Lane ink and heat dry.
  • Attach the cloud and tree scene to the card base using ATG adhesive.

The Birch and Grass Layers

  • Cut the birch tree panel using white cardstock and the two grass layers using green cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply touches of Pumice Stone ink to the birch trees.
  • Attach the tiny ivy leaves to the birch tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the birch frame.
  • Attach one grass layer to the back of the frame and then apply double stick tape to the back of the grass layer.
  • Line the frame up over the scene and attach it to the base.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the second grass layer and attach it to the front of the birch forest.

This birch tree die cut card is only one version of the ZILLIONS you can make with this die - come learn more!

The Bunnies, Flower Stems and Birds

  • Cut the bunnies using white cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink to the bunnies using mini applicators.
  • Attach the bunnies to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the flower stems using green cardstock and the tiny flowers using yellow cardstock.
  • Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut the birds using yellow cardstock and apply touches of Wild Honey ink using a mini applicator.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the birds to the trees and grass using small pieces of mounting tape.

 

This birch tree die cut card is easier than it looks - come see how I use this die to get a ton of wow!

Now this is only one version of the kind of birch tree die cut card you can make – grab this awesome die and experiment!  We tend to think of using the birch trees on winter cards.  Here a few more examples of birch tree cards I’ve made with a spring/summer theme-  Die Cut Birch Tree Scene, Z Fold Birch and Deer and Woodland Deer Scene.  Check out this Pinterest link for more spring birch tree inspiration.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are links to the dies and stamp I used for this project.

 
Birch Forest Die Cut 5167-01D
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Bunnies Die 5142-01D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Here are the tools and supplies I used. 

 
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Cloud, My Favorite Things Stencils
[ ELH ]
Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Making a birch tree die cut card is lots of fun.

Paper Flower Card with Floral Frame

Today I’m sharing an elegant paper flower card made using the Rubbernecker Poinsettia #2 and Floral Frame.  The sentiment was made using the newly released Thinking of You stamp.  Forming the petals of the poinsettia forward instead of back with the stylus and molding pad creates a totally different and unique flower.

Come check out how I made this elegant spring paper flower card using poinsettia and floral frame dies made by Rubbernecker.

The Card Base and Sentiment

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Secure the cardstock and Thinking of You stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Versafine Clair Nocturne ink to the stamp and stamp the sentiment.

The Floral Frame

  • Cut the Floral Frame using white cardstock and the foliage branches using green cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the  back of the frame and attach it to the card base.
  • Set the green branches aside to attach after the flower has been secured in place.

Come check out how I made this spring paper flower card using poinsettia and floral frame dies made by Rubbernecker.

The Flowers

  • Cut the Poinsettias using purple cardstock and the tiny flower centers using white cardstock.
  • Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and use the large ball stylus to push and roll the petals up. Note:  I used two large and one small sections for the large flower and three small sections for the small flower.
  • Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents.
  • Form the tiny white flowers using the small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Use glossy accents to attach several of the tiny flowers in a circular pattern in the center of each flower.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the flowers and attach them to the corners of the card.
  • Tuck the green branches under the flowers and attach using glossy accents.

Come check out how I made this elegant paper flower card using poinsettia and floral frame dies made by Rubbernecker.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my paper flower card and the different flower that I created using the poinsettia die.  The purple flowers, green foliage and floral frame create such a pretty and elegant setting for the sentiment.  Check out this Pinterest link for more paper flower inspiration.   Thank you for coming by and I hope you have great day.

Here are the dies and stamp used to make my card.

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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5211D Floral Frame Die Cut
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1319-05 Thinking of you…
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Making a paper flower card is fun.

Hearts and Love

Today I’m sharing a clean and simple hearts and love sentiment Valentine card with tiny flowers and ivy leaf embellishments. I used the Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Scallop, Love #2, Heart Outline Stitch, Small Flowers #2, Large Ivy, Small Ivy and Tiny Flower Buds.

I love the simplity of this red and white hearts and love Valentine card. Click thru to see how I layered the hearts and popped up the sentiment.

The Scalloped Layer and Card Base

  • Create an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Cut the scalloped rectangle using white cardstock.
  • Cut a red layer 1/4″ larger than the scalloped layer and attach them together using strips of mounting tape
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the red and white rectangle layer and attach it to the card base.

The Love Sentiment

  • Cut the love sentiment using red cardstock.
  • Place a strip of double stick tape on a clean surface and roll up into a string to use on the back of the sentiment.

double stick tape 2

  • Attach the strip of tape to the back of the sentiment and attach it to the card base. Note: I like using rolled up double stick tape on the back of delicate die cut sentiments. It is thin enough not to show and yet holds the sentiment away from the card base.

 

I love the simplity of this red and white hearts and love Valentine card. Click thru to see how I popped up the sentiment.

The Hearts

  • Cut the hearts out using red and white cardstock.
  • Layer a white heart and red out line heart together and attach on the back using double stick tape.
  • Apply piece of mounting tape to the back of the two red hearts and attach them to the corner of the card base.
  • Attach a double layer of mounting tape to the white and red heart and attach between the two red hearts.

The Flowers and Ivy

  • Use red cardstock to cut the flowers and green cardstock to cut the ivy.
  • Trim two leaves off of an ivy branch and attach to the center heart using glossy accents.
  • Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
  • Assemble the flower sections together and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flowers to the ivy using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching two small ivy leaves and one tiny flower bud to the L and the E on the sentiment using glossy accents.

I love the simplity of this hearts and love Valentine card. Click thru to see how I layered the hearts and popped up the sentiment.

Have you checked out the Rubbernecker New Year sale?  Have you seen the Cheery Lynn Die Category? There are tons of dies and all are reduced in price. 

Rubbernecker Cheery Lynn sale

Do you like to use hearts and love sentiments on your Valentine cards?  The dies I used today could also be done in white and gold or white and silver to make anniversary or wedding cards.  Check out this Pinterest link for lots of hearts and love inspiration.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day. 

The dies used for my card.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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5205-03D Love #2 Die Cut
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Heart Outline Stitch 5100-14D
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5210-05D Small Flowers #2 Die Cut
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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The tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Handmade Felt Christmas Ornaments are the Perfect Crafty Gift

Rubbernecker Black Friday 2019

Handmade felt Christmas ornaments are the perfect crafty gift.  These cozy poinsettia and holly mugs would be so sweet to accompany a gift of hot cocoa mix and marshmallows or tea and cookies.

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Winter Cocoa Set, Mixable Flower Stack, Wreath Set and Greenery #1.

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

The Mugs

  • Cut the mugs using dark red and winter white felt.
  • Use dark red cardstock to cut two additional mugs to create a base for the felt.
  • Apply a generous amount of Crafter’s Pick tacky glue to the cardstock mugs and attach the felt mugs over them.
  • Attach the decorative white scalloped layers to the mugs using tacky glue.
  • Allow the glue to dry and then trim off the side edges of the bottom scalloped layers to fit the mug.

This colorful handmade felt Christmas ornament is the perfect crafty gift.

This handmade felt Christmas ornament is the perfect crafty gift.

The Poinsettia, Pine and Holly Embellishments

  • Cut the two sets of flowers using red felt and cut the pine and holly using green felt.
  • Use a 1/8″ circle punch to punch out several red felt circles to use for holly and white felt circles for the flower centers.
  • Apply tacky glue to the poinsettia, holly and pine and attach them to the mug bases.
  • Attach the red felt circles to the holly and the white felt circles to the flower centers using tacky glue.

Come over to my blog to see how made these handmade felt Christmas ornaments with holly and poinsettias.

Finish by attaching green string ornament hangers to the back of the mugs using double stick tape. Cover the tape with a small piece of matching dark red cardstock.

Come over to my blog to see how made these handmade felt Christmas ornaments with holly and poinsettias.

Would you love a chance to win all four of the new Winter Gnome stamps and coordinating dies sets?  Hop over to the Rubbernecker Stamps Instagram page to learn all the details. Gnomes are a huge thing this holiday season and these guys are the cutest out there.

Rubbernecker Gnome Giveaway

Here are the links to the dies I used for my project.

 
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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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Sprout, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt…
[ ELH ]
Winter White, Essentials By Ellen…
[ ELH ]
Garnet, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt…
[ ELH ]
Premium Rainbow Color Embroidery…
[ AMZUS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Red…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
 

Have you made handmade felt Christmas ornaments for your own tree or to give as gifts?  I would love you to share links to your projects in the comments section.  Here is a Pinterest link to handmade felt Christmas ornaments that are lots more intricate than mine. I know you are going to be very busy today baking pies and early meal prep for Thanksgiving.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 

Santa Christmas Card

Today I’m sharing a funny Santa Christmas card with poor Santa stuck in the chimney.  I used the newly released Santa Stuck set paired with the Deckle Frame and a wreath embellishment made using the Tiny Leaves set.  This Santa Stuck set reminds me of Tim Allen and the Santa Claus movies.  LOL! 

Come see how I made this stuck Santa Christmas card.

The Deckle Frame and Designer Paper Card Base

  • Cut the designer paper 5.50″ x 4.25″ and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the Deckle Frame.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

The Chimney

  • Cut two sections of chimney using black cardstock and white cardstock to cut the snowy layer.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a piece to layer behind the chimney sections.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the chimney sections and attach them to the red layer.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the white snowy layer to the chimney.
  • Adhere strips of mounting tape to the back of the chimney section and attach it to the card base.

Come see how I made this funny stuck Santa Christmas card.

The Santa

  • Use red, white, black and metallic gold cardstock to cut the Santa sections.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach together using using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the Santa, tuck him in behind the chimney and attach to the card base.

The Holly Wreath

  • Create a 3/4″ round circle base for the wreath.  Note:  When I’m making a tiny wreath I punch out a circle using my 3/4″ circle punch and then use my snips to cut out the center to create the wreath base.  I attach the two ends together using glossy accents to close the base.

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  • Cut the tiny leaves using green cardstock and punch out several red 1/8″ circles.
  • Begin attaching the leaves to the wreath base using glossy accents and continue all the way around.
  • Attach tiny red circles to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Tie a tiny gold bow and attach it to the wreath using glue dots.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the wreath to the chimney and then finish by adding red stickles to the red circles.

Come see how I made this fun stuck Santa Christmas card.

Here are links to the dies used for my card.

 
5217-07D Santa Stuck Die
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5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Carta Bella Paper Company CBSW90023…
[ AMZUS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC ]
String by the Spool – Metallic Gold,…
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Santa Christmas card.  It’s such a funny set and I think creates a perfect card for friends and family that like offbeat cards.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Deer Christmas Card

My project today is a pretty nature scene with deer Christmas card.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Deer Family, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Holly and Greenery #2.  I framed the scene using the Nested Deckle Rectangles and Nested Rectangles and created the falling snow on the background and trees using the Splatter Background.

Come see how I made this deer Christmas card.

The Snowy Background, Trees and Frame

  • Cut the Deckle Rectangle using white cardstock and cut the frame opening using a die from the Nested Rectangle set.
  • Use white cardstock to cut two Deckle Hills layers, cut to fit the frame and attach to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to fit in the frame, stamp the Splatter Background using white pigment ink and emboss using white embossing powder.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the Evergreen Trees, stamp with the Splatter Background using white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach the Kraft snow background layer.
  • Attach the framed scene background to the card baser using ATG adhesive.

Come see how I made this snowy deer Christmas card.

Color the Deer

  • Cut the deer using white cardstock.
  • Apply a fine layer of Antique Linen ink over the whole deer body using a mini applicator.
  • Use Vintage Photo ink to add darker shades of brown to the ears and upper body of the deer.  Note:  Check out my Coloring Die Cut Animals tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I colored my deer. 

Assemble the Scene and Evergreen Arrangement

  • Tuck the trees in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Secure the deer to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Arrange the holly on the frame corner and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply Ultimate Glue and clear glitter to the evergreen branches and allow to dry.
  • Tuck the branches in between the holly branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the arrangement with a red multi loop bow.  Check out my Multi Loop Bow video tutorial if you would like to see how I made my bow.

Come see how I made this mother and baby deer Christmas card.

Here are the dies and stamp that I used for my project.

 
Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Here are the tools and supplies that I used.

 
Carta Bella Paper Company CBCM106023…
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My Colors Cardstock – My Minds Eye -…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
Offray Berwick 1/4″ Single Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
 

I had such a good time making the nature themed deer Christmas card.  You can check out this deer Christmas card Pinterest link if you would like more inspiration.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a good day.