Halloween Card Ideas and Halloween Sale

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Since Rubbernecker is having a Halloween sale this week I thought I would share several of my Halloween card ideas to get you in the mood.  Whether you like really cute card or spooky there is something for everyone in the Sale Category.  Can you imagine how cute these dies would be embellishing a trick or treat bags and boxes?  So many ideas and so little time.  LOL! And while you are browsing through the sale items you will also see lots of fall themed stamps and dies.

You can click on each picture to be taken to the original post and step by step tutorial.

Halloween Pop Up Box

Come see how I made this scary Halloween pop up box card.

Halloween Spider and Spiderwebs

Come see how I made this spooky Halloween spider and spiderwebs card.

Halloween Ghosts and Bats

Come see how I made this Halloween ghosts and bats card.

Spooky Halloween Card

One of my spooky halloween cards made using several black card stock die cuts set against a purple background and a witch against a bright yellow moon

Trick or Treat Witches

Come see how I made this fun clean and simple trick or treat witches card.

I hope these Halloween card ideas have inspired you to get out your Halloween dies and stamps and make cards for your family and friends. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 
5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5216-06D Spooky Tree Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5216-02D Ghosts Die
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5216-01D Bats and Spiderwebs Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5216-03D Witches Die
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5215-07D Wrought Iron Fence Die
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I love sharing Halloween card ideas.

Fall Leaves and Pumpkins and Halloween Sale

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We celebrate fall with trees full of colorful fall leaves and pumpkins and a cooling relief from the hot summer heat.  Sadly for me, we get no fall colors and cooler weather here in Florida so I enjoy making fall cards and enjoy my memories of how beautiful fall was where I grew up in West Virginia. I have made lots of falls cards over the years and you can see them in my Fall Category.  

To make this card I used two Halloween die sets, Spooky House and Owl and Halloween Tree and modified them to create my pretty fall scene.  I used the Nested Rectangle Scallop for the scene base and filled the scene using the new Slimline Grass, Apples, Pears and Corn Set (pumpkins), Tiny Leaves, Flower Stems and Tiny Flower Buds

Check out the Rubbernecker Halloween and Fall Sale Category to see all the dies and stamps on sale.  I am especially excited that the fall and Halloween dies are all 15% off.

I love making fall cards with a tree with colorful fall leaves and pumpkins around its base.

The Scene Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base.
  • Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock and the largest die in the nested set.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass sections and cut again using the nested die to create matching scallop borders.
  • Mask the scalloped edges of the scene base, apply light blue ink using a large blender brush and then remove the tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene base and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back grass layer and attach it to the scene base.
  • Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the front grass layer.

The Owl and Tree

  • Cut the tree using tan cardstock and apply brown ink using a mini applicator and then light wipe with a wet baby wipe to smooth out the color.
  • Use tan, dark brown and mustard cardstock to cut the owl.
  • Assemble and attach the pieces together using glossy accents.  Note:  I placed the small owl parts on my molding pad and used my reverse tweezers to pick them up.  The spongy surface of the molding pad allows you to slip the tweezers under the small pieces making it lots easier than trying to pick them off your hard work surface.
  • Cut the tiny leaves using green, orange, mustard and dark red cardstock.
  • Place the leaves on the molding pad, gently form them with the leaf tool and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Attach the owl back of the branch and the feet to the front of the branch branch using glossy accents.

Handmade cards with colorful fall leaves and pumpkins arranged are so fun to make with die cuts.

The Not So Spooky House

  • Cut the house using tan cardstock.
  • Color the roof sections, door and windows using a dark brown marker.
  • Use a dark red marker to color the tiny bricks and chimney top.
  • Attach the roof sections and chimney top to the house using rolled up strips of double stick tape.

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  • Cut the porch roof section of the house using tan cardstock, trim it, color it with the dark brown marker and attach using rolled up double stick tape.
  • Attach the tiny bricks and windows to the house using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the house, tuck it in behind the front grass section and attach to the scene base.

The Pumpkins, Foliage and Flowers

  • Cut the apples and pear using orange cardstock.  Note:  I used the apples and pears to make pumpkins so they would fit the scale of the house and tree.
  • Color the pumpkins using a mini applicator and orange ink.
  • Use a green marker to color the stems.
  • Cut the foliage stems using green cardstock and the tiny flowers using yellow cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of orange to the tiny flowers and form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.

Finish the Scene

  • Apply double strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree limbs, tuck the tree in behind the front grass layer and attach to the scene base.  Note:  I used double thickness of mounting tape so it would stand away from the scene base and would allow the branches to appear hanging over the house roof.
  • Tuck the pumpkins in behind the front grass layer and attach using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Tuck the foliage stems around the pumpkins and grass borders and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching tiny flowers to the foliage branches and attaching two leaves and a tiny flower to the front door using glossy accents.

Fall cards featuring colorful die cut fall leaves and pumpkins and an owl in a tree for a classic Fall scene.

It was so much fun creating this scene with the fall leaves and pumpkins.  I like finding more ways to use my dies and the Spooky House and Owl and Halloween Tree are easy to serve double duty.  Check out my Halloween Category to see all of my Halloween themed cards. And if you have Fall and Halloween items on your wish list you will definitely want to check out the Rubbernecker Halloween Sale.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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COPIC Various Ink Refill YG95, Pale…
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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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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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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Making cards with fall leaves and pumpkins are perfect for both fall and Thanksgiving cards.

Super Cute Owl Christmas Cards!

Owl Christmas cards have always been popular. It might be because of the Legend of the Christmas Owl that goes like this –

 “I’m a little Christmas Owl. Please hang me in your tree. I won’t say much while I’m here, but my eyes have much to see. When Santa starts to check his list, you know he checks it twice. He sends an owl to be his eyes and see whooo’s naughty and nice! So, every time you see an owl with his eyes so wide and bright… be on your best behavior for that owl is Santa’s sight!”

Some say it’s because owls are associated with wisdom and people want to be bestowed with the gift of wisdom to face the challenges of the coming new year.

Or it could just be that they are CUTE – like the one on this one of my owl Christmas cards I created when playing around with  dies.  Because I got such a kick out of this little lady and because these kinds of cards are so popular, I made an A2 version of this card as well. I really am loving the ability to switch back and forth between the trendy slimline cardmaking projects and the always-popular A2 version. Of course, all the detail I get from using things from Rubbernecker does NOT hurt!

To make these cards I used the Build an Owl, Owl Christmas Add Ons, Deckle Hills, Birch Forest and 3 Pine Trees. To make the slimline card I used the Slimline Nested Ticket Stitch.

One of my Owl Christmas Cards created using new nesting slimline dies and a die cut owl all dressed up for the holidays

The Scene Base for Both Cards

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 3.50″ x 8.50″ slimline card base.
  • Cut a red cardstock layer to fit on both of the card bases. Note: I used an old corner cut decorative scissors to cut the corners of the red slimline layer.
  • Attach the red layers to the card bases using ATG adhesive.
  • Use the largest slimline die to cut a white layer for the slimline card scene base.
  • Cut a white 4.00″ x 5.25″ white layer for the A2 sized card.
  • Apply light blue ink to create a sky background for both white layers using a large blender brush.
  • Stamp the pine trees using Shady Lane ink.  Note:  After I stamp the front row of trees I apply ink to the stamp and tap it off once or twice on scratch paper to stamp the second row so they look a little further in the distance.
  • Attach the tree scene layers to the card base using ATG adhesive.

The Slimline Frame

  • Use white cardstock and the largest slimline die in the set to cut a white layer.
  • Place the white layer back on the cutting platform, line up the next sized die in the set and cut to create the frame.

Assemble The Cards

  • Cut several deckle hills sections using white cardstock to use for ground snow.
  • Attach four snow layers to the back of the slimline frame using double stick tape to fill in the bottom portion of the frame to  cover the bottom of the birch forest layer when it is applied.
  • Use white cardstock to cut two Birch Forest sections.
  • For the slimline:  Trim one birch forest to fit inside the slimline frame and attach it to the back of the frame and snow layers using double stick tape.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the birch trees.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the A2 sized birch forest and the slimline frame and attach to the scene base.

 

One of my owl Christmas cards originally created as a slimline card now converted to an A2 card

The Christmas Owl

  • Cut the owl sections using tan, brown, dark brown, white and grey cardstock.
  • Attach all the owl pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the Christmas tree costume using green cardstock and the star using bright yellow cardstock.
  • Attach the bottom tree section to the lower body of the owl using glossy accents.
  • Apply tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of the branches of the second tree and then apply glossy accents to the top edge of the tree and attach to the owl.
  • Attach the star to the tree topper using glossy accents.
  • Apply a small piece of mounting tape to the back of the tree topper and attach to the head of the owl.
  • Attach pieces of mounting tape to the back of the owls and attach it to them to the front of the cards.
  • Apply yellow stickles to the star and red stickles to the trees to create ornaments. 

One version of my Owl Christmas Cards in the standard greeting card size from a post where the same card is shown as a slimline card

No matter which size you prefer, I hope this idea gets you started on thinking about whether YOU want to send owl Christmas cards this year, what size and how much FUN they are to make!

 
Birch Forest Die Cut 5167-01D
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5329-02D Slimline Nested Ticket…
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5335-01D Build an Owl Die
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5335-03D Owl Christmas add on’s Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Ranger Stickles, Yellow
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Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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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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Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Owl Christmas cards are so much fun to make.

Christmas Card Ideas for Everyone

Rubbernecker Oct Sale

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about making cards for family and friends.  I thought I would share some of my favorite Christmas card ideas for inspiration.  I love making cards with poinsettias and holly, snowy scenes with evergreens, trains for the kids and especially with the vintage red truck.  It’s so much fun to make cards that fit the individuals receiving them.

Click on each picture to be taken to the original post to see the step by step by tutorials. 

Come see how I made this lovely vellum poinsettia Christmas card.

Come see how I made my scenic Z Fold Christmas card.

Come see how I made this lovely snowy Chritmas card.

I love making paper poinsettias for Christmas cards, gifts and home decor.  Click thru to see how I made this beautiful holiday card.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this Christmas train z fold card.

Come see how I made this die cut christmas truck and trees scene card.

Have you have been inspired with my Christmas card ideas.  I hope you will be sure and check out Rubbernecker’s weekend sale and use FALL10 coupon code at checkout.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5160-01D Borders #1
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5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5165D Tree in Oval
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Wildlife Die 5142-04D
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5209-01D Bicycle Die Cut
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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May the Joys 980-08
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5202-07D Train Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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Christmas card ideas for everyone.

Handmade Cards for Golfers-Rubbernecker Sale

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Many of you know I live in Florida and people down here play a lot of golf so, for me, handmade cards for golfers are needed more than you would think! If you live in an area where golf is a big thing OR know someone for whom golf is their calling, this card would be a total hit!  To make this card I used the Golf Cart, Golf Bag and Flag, Mountains, Evergreen Trees, Slimline Clouds and Small Birds.

An example of handmade cards for golfers with a golf cart and gold green made from paper die cuts

The Card Base, Mountains and Clouds

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock. and score.
  • Apply masking take around the edges.
  • Apply light blue ink to the sky area using a large blender brush. Note:  I like to protect the edges of the cardstock with masking tape when I apply color using a large blender brush.  If not, the brush creates a darker color on edge that leaves the card looking a little messy.
  • Cut two sections of the mountains using green cardstock.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back mountain layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the front mountain layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the cloud layer, cut to fit the card and attach it using strips of mounting tape.

A paper golf cart and golf green made entirely from paper die cuts on handmade cards for golfers

The Golf Cart and Golf Bag

  • Cut the golf cart and bag using three coordinating colors.
  • Cut the tires using black cardstock and the golf clubs using grey cardstock.
  • Assemble the main base pieces of the cart and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use rolled double stick tape to attach the fenders to the cart base.
  • Finish by assembling the tire and covers and attach them together and to the cart using glossy accents.
  • Assemble the golf bag sections and golf clubs and attach using glossy accents.
  • Color the top portion of the golf bag with a black marker.

Finish the Handmade Card for Golfers

  • Cut one set of evergreen trees and color the trunks using a brown marker.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the trees and attach to the card base.
  • Cut the flag and stick using red and white cardstock and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the hole, tuck the flag stick into the hole and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the hole and a piece of mounting tape to the flag and attach them to the card base.
  • Attach the golf cart to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the birds using mustard cardstock, lightly shade the birds with orange ink and color their beaks using a black marker.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the card base.
  • Use glossy accents to attach a 1/8″ punched white circle close to the hole for the finishing touch.

Paper die cuts assembled on handmade cards for golfers showing a golf cart, golf clubs and golf green scene

Be sure to check out Rubbernecker’s store-wide weekend sale and use the FALL10 coupon code at check out. 

 
5313-02D Golf Cart Die
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5313-01D Golf Bag and Flag Stick Die
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5318D Tabbed Mountains Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5328-01D Slimline Clouds Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #1
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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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 just love how Rubbernecker adds all those incredible details to their dies so YOU can look like the genius! And if and when you need to make some handmade cards for golfers in your life, you can make a card like this and know you’ve hit a hole in one with whomever you send it to!  Check out this Golf Cart Card to see a similar version of this card using different colors and a tree.

Snowman Christmas Cards – Slimline Style!

Snowman Christmas cards are pretty popular, even for people who aren’t in areas that get snow. They are a fun and cheerful symbol of the season and are great cards to send to “kids” of all ages!  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Squares Frame, Snowman, Evergreen Trees, Cardinals, Deckle Hills, Tiny Leaves, Globe Tree (star) and Splatter Background.

one of my snowman Christmas cards with a die cut snowman holding a Christmas tree in a snowy scene on a slimline card

The Slimline Card Base and Snow Layers

  • 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 light blue cardstock. 
  • Apply white pigment ink to the splatter background stamp, stamp the top half of the slimline and emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Attach the blue snowy slimline layer to the red card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the deckle hill layers.
  • Use the slimline die to cut the borders of the deckle hills snow layers.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the snow layers and attach to them then to the slimline layer.

slimline snowman Christmas cards with a die cut snowman holding a Christmas tree in a snowy scene

The Snowman and Evergreen Tree

  • Cut the Snowman body using white cardstock and attach them together using glossy accents..
  • Cut the accessory pieces using red, black, brown and orange cardstock.
  • Attach the hat sections together using glossy accents and attach to the head using glossy accents.
  • Attach the facial features and scarf to the snowman using glossy accents.
  • Embellish the snowman hat with two tiny leaves and a red 1/8″ punched circle.
  • Cut a small evergreen tree and attach the 1/8″ red circles and a star to the tree using glossy accents. Note:  I always use my reverse tweezers to pick up small pieces like the holly leaves and punched circles.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the embellished tree and attach it to the snowman body.
  • Attach the brown twig arms to the snowman body and tree using glossy accents.

Assemble the Scene

  • Use green cardstock to cut a set of the evergreen trees.
  • Stamp the trees using the splatter background and white pigment ink.
  • Sprinkle the trees with white embossing powder and heat with the heat gun.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the cardinals and color their beaks with a black marker
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the three trees, tuck them in behind the top snow layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Tuck the snowman in behind the front snow layer and attach it using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cardinals and attach them to the scene base.

snowman Christmas cards

 
5330-02D Slimline Squares Frame Die
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5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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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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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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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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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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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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There are so many fun themes to choose from when you are thinking about your own Christmas – or holiday – cards. Not everyone celebrates Christmas from a perspective of faith and motifs like all of my snowman Christmas cards are nice ways to make a nod to the season for everyone. What kinds of cards are YOU making this year? I’d love to hear!