A Honeycomb Background Makes This Card!

Today I am sharing a “sweet” little card I made using some of the new Bee die cuts and another die to create this textural honeycomb background. I just love how that honeycomb background just makes this card!  I used the Rubbernecker Inside Scallop Nested and Honeycomb to create the scene base layer and created the fun scene using the Bee with Honey Pot, Stitched Hills, Leaves and Greenery and Tiny Flower Buds.

A paper pieced handmade greeting card featuring a bumblee and a die cut honeycomb background.

The Honeycomb Background and Grass

  • Cut an A2 sized card base and an Inside Scallop layer using white cardstock.
  • Place the scallop layer on the cutting platform, line up the Honeycomb die and run through the machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the honeycomb layer and several small pieces around the die cut openings and attach it to the white card base.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the Stitched Hill layer.
  • Cut the grass layer using the Inside Scallop die to create a matching border and attach it to the honeycomb layer using a strip of mounting tape.

And adorable handmade greeting card using die cuts and a honeycomb background.

The Bee, Hive and Flowers

  • Cut the bee using bright yellow and black cardstock and the wings using vellum.
  • Attach the bee pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Use tan and brown cardstock to cut the hive and attach the pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the foliage sections and bright yellow and aqua cardstock to cut the tiny flowers.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the tiny flowers to the foliage sections using glossy accents.

Finish The Scene

  • Tuck the hive in behind the grass layer and attach using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Attach the greenery and flower sections to the hive using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the greenery and flower sections in behind the grass layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching the bee using a small piece of mounting tape.

A dimensional handmade greeting card using paper pieced die cuts and a die cut honeycomb background.

I have had lots of fun making cards with the new bee sets by Rubbernecker.  The little bees are so cute and all the accessory pieces are are perfect to create a complete scene.  Check out this link to see some of my other creations.

Here are the supplies I used to make this adorable card:

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5304-03D Honeycomb Die
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5324-02D Bee w/ Honey Pot Die
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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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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While this honeycomb background is just perfect for this card, I am already thinking of other ways to use that die – how about you? How would YOU use it?

A Cute Beach Picnic Card!

I know that for so many people a beach picnic is one of the true markers of summer. And this year, it’s not as easy to just pack up and pop out for one of those summery hallmarks. We can still share the fun, the memories and the promise of MORE beach picnics to come with this cute picnic card. And it’s pretty easy to make with all the dies from Rubbernecker.

For this card I used the Nested Scallop with Half Holes, Picnic Table, Palm Trees, Cooler, Deckle Hills, Small Birds and Sun Moon.

Make a beach picnic card for those days when you and your friends just can't make it to the real beach!

The Ocean and Sky Background

  • Cut a white A2 Sized card using white cardstock. 
  • Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped layer.
  • Mask the scalloped borders all the way around with masking tape.
  • Apply a piece of masking tape across the middle of the scene and apply Beachside ink to create the ocean using a blender brush.
  • Remove the middle mask and apply Beachside ink to the sky area using a blender brush.
  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut the sand section.
  • Line up the scalloped die on the sand section and run through the machine to create a matching border.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sand layer and attach it to the scene base.

The Picnic Table and Cooler

  • Cut the picnic table and benches using brown woodgrain cardstock.
  • Cut the table cloth using gingham cardstock.
  • Attach the table cloth to the table top using rolled up double stick tape.
  • Use pieces of mounting tape to attach the table and benches to the scene base.
  • Cut the cooler using red, white and black cardstock and the bottles and cans using colorful cardstock.
  • Assemble the cooler pieces and drinks and attach together using glossy accents.
  • Attach the cooler to the card base using mounting tape.

I love this beach picnic card because I can almost smell the sea, feel the sand and hear the clink of those soda bottles - click through to see how easy this is to make!

The Palm Trees and Sun

  • Cut the palm frond using green cardstock and the trunks using Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply Pecan ink to the tree trunks using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the fronds to the tree trunks using glossy accents.
  • Gentle form the fronds with your fingers.
  • Tuck the trees in behind the sand layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the sun and attach it to the sky area using a piece of mounting tape.

This beach picnic card is actually pretty easy to make with the great dies from Rubbernecker - click through to get the details!

Celebrate your own beach picnic vibes and make a couple of these cute picnic cards to send to friends!  You can get lots of picnic card inspiration by checking out this link.   And, check out this Beach Card to see a very similar beach scene with a different theme.  Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5320D Nested Scallop w/ Half Holes
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5202-08D Picnic Tables Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Here are the other tools and supplies.

 
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative 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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Clean and Simple Valentine Cards!

Yes, I am fully aware this is the wrong season for this but after I made this for the Rubbernecker Slimline release I looked it over and realized it’s a perfect idea for clean and simple Valentine cards! And it was so super easy to make! Of course the hearts could send any kind of love message but, I don’t know, I am seeing a Valentine!  My favorite thing about this new Slimline OPC Hearts is all the tiny hearts that can be stored and used on all kinds of projects.  I used them here in the center of the frames along with the tiny leaves cut from the Flower Stems and Tiny Flower Buds.

Click through to see how I made clean and simple valentine cards using one of the new dies from Rubbernecker - fast and easy and oh-so-sweet!

The Slimline Heart Frame and Card Base

  • Cut a white 3.50″ x 8.50″ piece of cardstock, score in the center and fold.
  • Cut the slimline frame using pink cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the white card base.

This is an example of the clean and simple valentine cards you can make with one of the new slimline dies from Rubbernecker - come see how EASY it is!

The Hearts and Flowers

  • Attach two hearts together with mounting tape for each frame opening.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the flower stems.
  • Cut the tiny leaves off of the flower stems and attach them to the hearts using glossy accents.
  • Cut the flower buds using light and dark pink cardstock.
  • Form the the flowers using a molding pad and tiny tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flowers to the leaves using glossy accents.

You can make some clean and simple valentine cards in a flash using this new slimline card die from Rubbernecker - come get the details!

This card is perfect for a new baby girl, for any person who loves pink, for anyone YOU love and, certainly, as one of a batch of clean and simple Valentine cards – you can get started early! Take a look at my Slimline Category to see all the cards I’ve made with using a slimline layout.  Check out this Pinterest slimline board if you would like even more slimline inspiration.  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a good day.

Here are the Rubbernecker dies used for this card.

 
5325-01D Slimline OPC hearts
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
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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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
[ SBC ]
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…
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A Super Cute Slimline Card Idea!

Today I want to share what I think is a really cute slimline card idea because you can adapt it to so many different themes. I chose three seasons but you could use this concept for flowers in a garden, times of the day or any other time when you want to show the same motif in different stages.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline OPC Square, Cabin, Winter Tree, Stitched Hills, Tiny Leaves, Grass #2, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Birds, Globe Tree #1 and Apples, Pears and Corn

This slimline card idea can be adapted to lots of different themes - come learn more!

The Slimline Frame and Scene Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the slimline frame, 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base and 3.00″ x 8.00″ scene base.
  • Apply light blue ink to the to the scene base using a blender brush.
  • Apply darker blue ink to the winter section of the scene using a blender brush to add a darker shade for the winter sky.
  • Use green and white cardstock to cut the stitched hill sections and attach them to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
  • Mask off the frame of the winter section and use a small palette knife to apply white embossing paste to the white ground section.
  • Set the frame and scene base aside.

The Trees and Leaves

  • Cut three trees using Kraft cardstock.
  • Trim the  branches off the trees to fit inside the frame openings.
  • Color the tree trunk and branches using a dark brown Copic marker.  Note:  I colored the trees with an alcohol marker to avoid having brown ink bleed through the white embossing paste that I applied on the next step. Even when dry darker water based inks have a tendency to bleed into the paste.
  • Use a small palette knife to apply the white embossing paste to the winter tree branches.
  • Cut the tiny leaves using green and white cardstock.
  • Use mini applicators to color the white leaves with orange, red and light green ink.
  • Form the leaves using a molding pad and the leaf tool.

This slimline card idea was easy to execute with this three window slimline die from Rubbernecker - come see how to make one for yourself!

The Cabin

  • Cut the cabins using Kraft cardstock and cut one roof section using white corrugated cardstock..
  • Use mini applicators to apply light brown ink to the body of the house and dark brown ink to two of the roof sections.
  • Use rolled up strips of double stick tape to attach the roof sections to the cabins.
  • Apply white embossing paste to the roof of the winter house using a small palette knife.

The Scene Accessory Pieces

  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass sprigs and red cardstock to cut the tiny flowers and birds for the middle scene.
  • Cut the tiny Christmas lights for the winter cabin using red cardstock .
  • Cut the tiny Christmas tree for the winter scene using green cardstock and the tiny star using yellow cardstock.
  • Use orange cardstock to cut an apple from the Apples, Pears and Corn set to use in the fall scene.

Assemble the Slimline Card

  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame.
  • Attach the trees to the back of the frame.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the blue scene base.
  • Attach double stick tape to the back of the scene and frame and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cabins and tuck them in behind the ground sections and attach to the card base.
  • Attach the leaves to the trees using glossy accents. 
  • Add a few fall leaves to the sky area and roof and on the ground using glossy accents.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the tiny Christmas tree to the winter cabin.
  • Add the grass and tiny flowers to the middle scene using glossy accents.
  • Attach the small bird to the sky area of the middle scene using a small piece of mounting tape.
  • Tuck the tiny pumpkin in behind the grass section of the fall scene and attach using a piece of mounting tape.

I love that I have a new slimline card idea every day - like this one using those new dies from Rubbernecker. Come get the scoop!

I sure hope you’ve started your own slimline card idea board on Pinterest and that you will save this card to it for a future crafting session!  You can find lots more slimline ideas in my Slimline Card Category.  And check out this slimline board that I found on Pinterest for more inspiration.  Most of the dies used on this card are included in the Rubbernecker Christmas in July 15% off sale.  Use code RUBBERNECKERJOLLY at check out to receive the discount.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.

Here are all the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5325-03D Slimline OPC squares Die
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #8
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Tsukineko Palette Knives
[ ELH ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative 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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Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
[ ELH ]
 

 

Christmas in July Z Fold Cards

Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of my favorite Christmas Z Fold cards .  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. Scroll down to the bottom of my post to see the products used for each card.

Snowy Z Fold Christmas Card

Who wouldn’t want to live in a place with all those beautiful trees and wildlife out in the front yard.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

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

Christmas Train Z Fold Card

What little boy wouldn’t love to receive this dimensional train card.  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 this Christmas train z gold card.

Snowy Z Fold Card

The snowy black background really sets off the all white trees.   Very light touches of brown were added to the deer family to keep them from totally blending into the scene.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

Come see how I made this pretty snowy z fold card with night sky.

Z Fold Snowman Card

I love these three snowmen and the wagon full of snowman parts and pieces – extra mittens, hats, earmuffs and carrot noses.  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 this fun Z Fold snowman card.

I hope you have been inspired to celebrate Christmas in July by a Christmas themed Z Fold card 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. 

Snow Z Fold Christmas Card

 
5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5160-03D Borders #3
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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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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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Christmas Train Z Fold Card

 
5202-07D Train 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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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Snowy Z Fold Card

 
5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Z Fold Snowman Card

 
5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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5165D Tree in Oval
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5162-07D Wagon
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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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