Clean and Simple Christmas Card

Today I’m sharing a clean and simple Christmas card made using the new Rubbernecker Stamps Winter Cocoa set paired with Nested Rectangle Scallop w/Holes, Tiny Leaves and the Merry Little Christmas sentiment.  I always like to have a few extra Christmas cards on hand for those “last minute card emergencies” that always seem to arise during the holidays.   The Winter Cocoa set is so fun and the decorative pieces give the opportunity to create images that can stand alone with a sentiment on a card front.  This card was fast and easy  and only took about 10 minutes to make.

Come see how I made this clean and simple Christmas card.

The Card Base and Sentiment

  • Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock.
  • Secure the cardstock and sentiment in the MISTI.
  • Apply green ink to the sentiment and stamp and repeat if necessary to get a crisp image. I LOVE MY MISTI
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach it to the red card base.

The Cocoa Mug

  • Cut the mug and decorative pieces using designer paper and red cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the tiny holly leaves and punch out a 1/8″ red circle.
  • Cut the candy cane using white cardstock and attach the red stripes to the cane using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the scalloped mug top and the mug base and attach to the mug.
  • Coat the whipped cream piece with white embossing paste using your finger and set aside to dry.
  • Apply glossy accents to the lower edge of the whipped cream piece and attach to the mug.
  • Attach the candy cane to the back of the whipped cream and red and green sprinkles to the front of the whipped cream using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the mug and attach it to the white layer.

Come see how I made this fun clean and simple Christmas card.

Have you had a chance to check out the new Rubbernecker release? So many fun new dies to play with.  I’ve made cards with all of them but I can’t seem to pick a favorite.  Tomorrow I will share a beautiful card using the Tree Panel #3.

 
5221D Park Bench Die
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5220D Fire Place Die
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5219D Door With Steps Die
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5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set 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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Here are links to the Rubbernecker products I used on my project.

 
5217-06D Winter Coco Die
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Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Merry Little Christmas 982-02
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Here is the complete supplies and tools used for my project.  I have been really enjoying using the Carta Bella Christmas Market paper on my projects.  There are several really wonderful designs in this collection.  I especially love the pages with the red truck!

 
Carta Bella Paper – Christmas Market…
[ SBC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my clean and simple Christmas card.  I love how the decorative mug pops against the white background.  Check out this clean and simple Christmas card link on Pinterest for more inspiration.  I sure do appreciate you stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend. 

 

Wreath Christmas Card

Today my project is a wreath Christmas card made using the newly released Rubbernecker Stamps Wreath Set and paired with the Poinsettia #2 and Borders #1. I love that the set comes with evergreen branches, a holly branch and extra holly leaves and a berry branch.  I used all three branches to create my full wreath.  

Come over to my blog to see how I made this elegant wreath Christmas card.

The Card Base

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Line up the border die and cardstock on the cutting platform and run through the machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the white border layer and attach it to the card base.

The Wreath

  • Cut the wreath base and several sets of the branches using green cardstock.
  • Punch out 1/8″ red circles and attach to the berry branches using glossy accents.
  • Begin by attaching the evergreen branches to the base of the wreath using glossy accents and continue to cover the whole base. 
  • Tuck holly branches in between the evergreen branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the wreath by tucking the berry branches in between the holly and evergreen branches and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the card base.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this lovely wreath Christmas card.

The Poinsettia

  • Cut the poinsettia layers using red cardstock and one using green cardstock.
  • Cut the tiny flower centers using yellow cardstock.
  • Place the flower layers face down on the molding pad and form them using the large round stylus. Note:  You can check out my Poinsettia Tutorial to see how I form my flowers. 
  • Place the flower layers face up on the molding pad and push down on the flower centers using a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents and finish it by attaching the tiny flower centers using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the wreath.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this wreath Christmas card.

Here are links to the Rubbernecker dies that I used to made my card.

 
5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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5160-01D Borders #1
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See al the new dies in the Rubbernecker release below.

 
5221D Park Bench Die
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5220D Fire Place Die
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5219D Door With Steps Die
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5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set 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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Here are links to the supplies I used fortoday’s project.

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

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my wreath Christmas card.  I think wreaths make such a beautiful statement on holiday cards.  You can get lots more inspiration on this wreath Christmas card Pinterest link.   Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Christmas Front Door Card

My project today is a welcoming Christmas front door card made several new dies just released by Rubbernecker Stamps.  I used the Door With Steps, Winter Lamp Post, Wrought Iron Fence, Deckle Hills, Greenery # 2 and Tiny Leaves

Come over to my blog and see how I made this Christmas front door card.

The Siding Card Base

  • Cut 15 to 20 1.2″ x 4.25″ strips of white cardstock
  • Apply ATG adhesive to a strip and attach it on the bottom of the card base.
  • Continue attaching the strips overlapping each strip slightly over the strip below it until you reach the top.

Assemble The Door

  • Cut the door sections using white and woodgrain cardstock.
  • Attach the pieces together using double stick tape.
  • Cut yellow cardstock to fit behind the window openings and attach to the back of the door using double stick tape.
  • Apply shimmer to the yellow window openings.
  • Attach the whole window unit to the card base using strips of double stick tape.

Come over to my blog and see how I made this snowy Christmas front door card.

The Lamp Post, Fence and Snow Layers

  • Cut the lamp post using black cardstock, the snowy parts using white cardstock and the lamp openings using yellow cardstock.
  • Attach the snow caps to the lamp and the yellow to the back of the lamps using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the post and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the snowy ground layer using white cardstock and the fence sections using black cardstock.
  • Attach double stick tape to the back of the snow layer and attach the fence sections.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the snow and fence layer and attach it to the card base.

The Holly Wreath and Greenery Border

  • Cut tiny leaves and a small 3/4″ wreath base using green cardstock .
  • Attach the leaves to the wreath base using glossy accents.
  • Punch 1/8″ red circles for berries and attach them to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Attach the wreath to the door using glossy accents and apply red stickles to the circles.
  • Cut greenery using green cardstock, tuck the branches in behind the snow layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply white Gesso to the tips of the branches using a small brush.
  • Finish the card by decorating the lamp post with two holly leaves and a red sparkly berry.

Come over to my blog and see how I made this lovely Christmas front door card.

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

 
5219D Door With Steps Die
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5215-07D Wrought Iron Fence Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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In case you haven’t had a chance to check out the new Rubbernecker release check out the links below.

 
5221D Park Bench Die
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5220D Fire Place Die
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5219D Door With Steps Die
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5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set 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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Here are links to the supplies I used for my card today.

 
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
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Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky…
[ AMZUS ]
Liquitex Professional White Gesso…
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Christmas front door card.  I love creating this kind of homey and inviting card fronts for my holiday cards.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you are having a great week.

Holiday Pop Up Box Card

Today I’m sharing this snowy holiday pop up box card and lots, lots more.  Several of the dies I used on my card are part of the new Rubbernecker Stamps die release that are available on the site today.  Scroll down below my first picture to see links to all the new dies.  I have had a great time this past week playing with these new dies and can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this snowy holiday pop up box card.

Rubbernecker Fall/Winter Release

 
5221D Park Bench Die
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5220D Fire Place Die
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5219D Door With Steps Die
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5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5217-03D Wreath Set 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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For my holiday pop up box card I used the Winter Lamp Post, Park Bench, Evergreen Trees, Cardinals, Wrought Iron Fence, Deckle Hills, Greenery #2, Tiny Leaves and Splatter Background.

Assemble the 3D Pop Up Box Base

  • Cut the layering pieces.  The designer paper I used is from the Carta Bella Snow Much Fun collection and the snow sky layers were made using  Splatter Background and blue cardstock.
  •  2   5 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ layers
  •  2   3 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ layers
  •  4   1 7/8″ x 2 3/4″ layers
  • Attach the paper layers to the inside and outside card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the tab, line it up and secure the box closed.
  • Cut the white snow sections to fit the tabs included in the kit and attach them with ATG adhesive.
  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the tabs on both sides and insert them inside the box.
  • Note:  I use the Be Creative double stick tape on the tabs because it is much stronger than the ATG adhesive.  I like to use the ATG adhesive on layering paper because it is fast and easy.

The Evergreen Trees

  • Cut the evergreen trees using green cardstock.
  • Stamp each tree using the Splatter Background and white pigment ink.
  • Apply white embossing powder to the trees and heat emboss with your heat gun.
  • Attach the trees along the back box wall using mounting tape.
  • Tuck additional trees in between the snow layers and attach them using glossy accents.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this holiday pop up box card.

The Lamp Posts and Bench

  • Use black cardstock to cut six (6) lamp posts and three (3) benches.
  • Create strength for each lamp post by attaching three layers together using Connect Glue. 
  • Attach the three benches together using Connect glue. 
  • Note:  I knew it would be tricky getting the tall lamp posts to stand and stay stable so that is the reason I layered them as well as the bench.
  • Attach the snowy white accessory pieces and holly decorations to the lamps using Connect Glue.
  • Apply white Gesso paint to the bench using a small brush to snow.
  • Apply glossy accents to the bottom portion of the lamp posts and the legs of the bench and attach them to the white snow layer.

The Wrought Iron Fence and Snow Layers

  • Cut white snow layers using white cardstock and fence sections using black cardstock.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the snow layers and attach the fence sections.
  • Attach the snow layers and fence sections to the box flaps using double stick tape.
  • Tuck trees in behind the snow layers and attach using mounting tape.
  • Attach greenery branches behind the snow layers and fence sections and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the card by adding red bows and cardinals.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this winter holiday pop up box card.

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

 
5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5221D Park Bench Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5215-07D Wrought Iron Fence Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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1231 Splatter Background
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This is the list of tools and supplies used for the project.  You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.

 
The Paper Cut: Square Pop-Up Box Card
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Carta Bella Paper – Christmas – Snow…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky…
[ AMZUS ]
Liquitex Professional White Gesso…
[ AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my holiday pop up box card and all the new dies just released by Rubbernecker.  You can see all my pop up box cards here.  Check out the Pinterest Christmas pop up box link for more inspiration.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Christmas Tree Window Card

Today I’m sharing a fun Christmas tree window card with a kitty cat sitting on the sill contemplating havoc on the tree.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Window 4 Pane, Greenery #1, Wrought Iron Fence, Lamp Post w/ Accessories, Nested Deckle Rectangle, Tiny Leaves, Cats and Small Star Outline

Come over to my my blog to see how I made this christmas tree window card.

The Christmas Tree

  • Cut several sections of the greenery and cut the branches apart.
  • Hand cut a slim triangle tree base using green cardstock.
  • Begin attaching single branches to the top of the tree base using glossy accents and work your way down adding branches until the tree is complete.  Check out my Christmas Tree Step by Step Tutorial to see photos and details of how I made my tree.
  • Punch out several 1/8″ red circles and attach them to the tree using glossy accents.
  • Attach a gold star and red bow to the top of the tree using glossy accents.
  • Apply red stickles to the red circles and set aside to dray.

The Window

  • Cut the window using white cardstock.
  • Use the window as a template to draw cut lines on the card base.
  • Cut the window opening opening on the scored card base using a craft knife.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the window and attach it over the opening on the scored card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape on the back of the scored card base and set aside.

Come over to my my blog to see how I made this pretty christmas tree window card.

Assemble the Card

  • Apply double stick tape to the tree base and attach it to the back of the scored card base.
  • Cut a piece of decorative paper and attach it to the card base using double stick tape.
  • Attach the scored window base to the card base.
  • Create the snow base by cutting a nested deckle rectangle and cutting off one side.  Note:  I used an edge of a deckle rectangle instead of the Deckle Hills because I wanted a straighter edge along the snow base.
  • Use black cardstock to cut the fence and attach it to the back of the snow layer using double stick tape.
  • Cut the lamps using black cardstock and cut yellow cardstock to fit behind.  Attach the lamps to the card base with pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the snow layer and attach it to the card base.

Decorate the Fence and Lamps

  • Cut tiny leaves and attach to the top of the lamps using glossy accents.
  • Attach tiny red circles to the lamps using glossy accents and then apply red stickles to the circles to add sparkle.
  • Create the evergreen decoration by attaching greenery branches to the fence using glossy accents.
  • Attach a multi loop red bow to the evergreen using glue dots.  Check out my Multi Loop Bow Tutorial to see how I made my bow.
  • Finish the card by coloring a cat and tucking it in the window and attach using glossy accents.

Come over to my my blog to see how I made this lovely christmas tree window card.

Here are links to the dies I used to make my card.

 
5157D window 4 pane
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
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5215-07D Wrought Iron Fence Die
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5163D Lamp Post w/ accessories
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Small Star Outline Die Cut 5100-06D
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This is the list of tools and supplies used for the project.  You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.

 
Carta Bella Paper – Christmas Market…
[ SBC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Offray Berwick 1/4″ Single Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Offray Double Face Satin Craft…
[ AMZUS ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Craft Tweezers
[ SBC ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Reusable…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft Knife
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Christmas tree window card.  It was lots of fun to make. You can get lots more Christmas window card inspiration by clicking on this Pinterest link.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a good day.

Clean and Simple Christmas Wreath Card

My project today is a clean and simple Christmas wreath card made using the Rubbernecker Stamps Wreath with Berries and Blessed Christmas sentiment.  I love the crisp pine wreath image with the holly leaves and berries.  I hope you aren’t shocked that there is no die cut image on this card.  LOL! 

Come over to my blog to see how I made this Christmas wreath card.

The Wreath

  • Secure a 4.50″ square piece of hot press watercolor paper and the stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Shady Lane Versafine Clair ink to the stamp and stamp the image.  Note: VersaFine Clair’s innovative formulation provides the perfect image to use with watercolor paints or water based markers.
  • Ink up the stamp again if necessary and stamp the image a second time.   Note:  I love using my MISTI to stamp my images.  I didn’t press quite hard enough on my first attempt and didn’t get full coverage of the image.  I was easily able to apply more ink and stamp a second time for a perfect image.

Watercolor the Wreath

  • Use a green marker to fill in the delicate pine needles.
  • Watercolor the berries and holly leaves using a small brush and Distress Ink reinkers.
    • Barn Door and Fired Brick for the berries.
    • Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint for the leaves.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this pretty Christmas wreath card.

Assemble the Card

  • Secure the sentiment image and 1/2″ strip of cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Mask off the bottom portion of the sentiment using masking tape.
  • Remove mask and apply Shady Lane ink and stamp the sentiment.
  • Score two score lines 1/8″ apart on both sides of the sentiment, fold at the score lines to create the banner and attach it to the wreath base using double stick tape.
  • Trim off the banner ends on both sides of the wreath base.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the wreath base and attach it to the green card base.
  • Finish by attaching a red multi loop bow to the card base using glue dots.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this clean and simple Christmas wreath card.

Here is the list of the stamps I used for my project.

 
1252 Wreath with berries
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Blessed Christmas 980-04
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This is the list of tools and supplies used for the project.  You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Hot Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12,…
[ ELH ]
Natural White – 25 pk, Neenah Classic…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Squeezed Lemonade, Ranger Distress…
[ ELH ]
Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Barn Door, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Memento Marker, Northern Pine
[ ELH ]
Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor…
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Ben Collection 1/4″ X 50…
[ AMZUS ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
 

I enjoyed creating this clean and simple Christmas wreath card.  Since I rarely watercolor anymore and found it quite challenging. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.