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!

A Winter White Deer Silhouette Card

Wow – never did I imagine that this white deer silhouette almost all on its own could make such a stunning card! Truly the only additions are his collar, the moon and the snow in the background. To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Winter Deer in Circle, Tiny Leaves and Splatter Background.  This simple card didn’t take long to make and would be perfect to mass produce for your holiday cards.

A White Deer Silhouette in a circle set against a handstamped snowy background to create a stunning DIY greeting card

The Card Base and Snowy Background Layer

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer using red cardstock.
  • Score the white card base and attach the red layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ piece of light blue cardstock.
  • Lightly pat the blue cardstock with the embossing magic bag to remove static. 
  • Secure the Splatter Background stamp and the blue cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Apply white pigment ink to the stamp and stamp the image on the blue cardstock.
  • Apply white embossing powder to the blue layer and use a heat gun to set the powder.
  • Attach the blue layer to the red card base using ATG adhesive.

A handmade card created using a die cut White Deer Silhouette against a handstamped snowy background to make a beautiful DIY greeting card

The Winter Deer in Circle

  • Cut a 5.00″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock.
  • Place the cardstock on the cutting pad, line up and center the Winter Deer in Circle die and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape around the back edges of the white layer and pieces of mounting tape on the back of the trees, deer and moon.
  • Line the white layer over the blue layer and attach to the card base.
  • Attach the moon in the sky area.
  • Cut a thin strip of red cardstock, cut to fit and create a collar for the neck of the deer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock to cut tiny green leaves to use to embellish the deer.
  • Form the leaves using a molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the holly leaves and red punched circle to the red collar using glossy accents.
  • Photo tip:  Adding a small touch of red and green on the deer neck makes it pop in the sea of blue and white.  Not only does it draw the eye in but it also helps my camera expose more correctly in auto mode since I’m basically a point and shoot photographer. 

A beautiful DIY winter greeting card made using a die cut White Deer Silhouette against a handmade snowy winter background

 
5336-02D Winter Deer In Circle Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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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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New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
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Dress My Craft – Hole Punch – One…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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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 hope this inspires you to use this white deer silhouette as a base for a sweet and simple card of your own! I am still amazed at how easy it was to make a card this beautiful!

A Playful Reindeer Card!

There’s just something about these two adorable fellows on this reindeer card that cracks me up! They look like they’ve taken a little break in between some raucous reindeer games to plot with their cardinal buddies! And I just love that I was able to create such a detailed scene around the reindeer with tree dies and a snowy background.

To make this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Reindeer and Birds paired with the Inside Scallop Nested, Evergreen Trees, Tabbed Birch Trees, Deckle Hills and Splatter Background stamp.

a handmade reindeer card featuring two adorable die cut reindeer and tiny die cut cardinals against a winter background

The Snowy Scene Base and Trees

  • Cut a white A2 sized card base.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen trees.
  • Cut a scene layer using light blue cardstock and the largest of Inside Scallop dies.
  • Secure the splatter background stamp and green trees in the MISTI. 
  • Apply white pigment ink to the stamp and stamp the trees, apply white embossing powder and heat.
  • Repeat the above steps with the blue scene layer.
  • Attach a red layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the snowy scene layer and attach to the card base.

A wintry reindeer card handmade using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Reindeer and Birds

  • Cut the reindeer sections using brown, tan, white and light pink cardstock.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds, wings and scarves.
  • Attach the wings to the bird bodies using glossy accents and color the beaks using a black marker.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of brown ink on the deer bodies and head.
  • Assemble the antlers, ears and face sections and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the scarves to the reindeer using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the heads and attach them to the bodies.

The Birch Trees and Snow Layers

  • Cut two sections of deckle hills and birch trees using white cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die to cut both snow layers to match the snowy layer borders.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light shade of gray to the notches on the birch trees.

Assemble the Scene

  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the snow layers and attach to the card base.
  • Tuck the evergreen trees in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the birch trees and tuck them in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape on the back of the reindeer to attach them to the front of the snow layers.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the birch tree and snow layer.

Note: The scene is mostly light blue, green and white so I layered the scene on red to make it stand out more and then used red scarves and red birds inside the scene to create eye catching pops of color.

A winter themed reindeer card featuring two die cut reindeer against a snowy background

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Tabbed Birch Trees Die Cut 5167-02D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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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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A reindeer card like this one can be a great card to send around Christmas to people who may not celebrate the holiday but to whom you want to send some warm winter wishes. I’d love to hear what you think about YOUR wintry friends once you’ve had a chance to make a few!

A Peaceful Snowy Winter Scene Card

I love making scene cards and this snowy winter scene has me ALMOST wishing we got snow here in Florida. (Oops – it’s 2020 – I better not wish for anything out of the ordinary!)  Read through to see my PRO TIP about creating that overall snow effect. It is not difficult yet the results are truly magical!

To make this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Winter Trees in Circle, Winter Deer in Circle, the cardinals from the Reindeer and Birds, Nested Circles and Splatter Background stamp.

A Snowy Winter Scene on a handmade card using die cuts for the buck, cardinals, pine trees and round window from Rubbernecker

The Snowy Scene Base and Trees

  • Use green cardstock to cut the Winter Trees in Circle.
  • Cut a scene layer using light blue cardstock.
  • Secure the Splatter Background stamp and green trees in the MISTI. 
  • Apply white pigment ink to the stamp and stamp the trees, apply white embossing powder and heat.
  • Repeat the above steps with the blue scene layer.
  • Attach the blue scene layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.

The Deer

  • Cut the deer portion out of the Winter Deer in Trees using white cardstock.
  • Trim away the circle section of the circle around the deer’s feet.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light brown layer of ink to the whole deer.
  • Apply a darker shade of brown to the antlers and body using a mini applicator.

This Snowy Winter Scene with the buck and cardinals posing in the falling snow was made using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Card Base and Frame

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and a red 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece to layer.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the red layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut a white 5.00″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock place it on the cutting platform, line up the circle die and cut.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the circle frame layer and attach it to the Winter Trees in Circle section. Note:  The Winter Trees in Circle die creates a perfect circle frame but I created the main frame in white to cover the green to highlight the scene.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the circle frame layer and attach to the card base.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the deer to the scene base.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the cardinals, attach their wings using glossy accents and color their beaks using a black marker.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cardinals and attach them to the tree and frame.

A peaceful Snowy Winter Scene on a handmade card all using die cuts for the deer, cardinals, evergreens and round peek through window from Rubbernecker

Do you have an occasion to create your own snowy winter scene on a handmade card? I would love to know if you try this snow technique and if you love it as much as I do!  Check out this Splatter Background link to see all the projects I’ve made using this stamp.  You may be surprised at how versatile the pattern is.

 
5336-03D Winter Trees in Circle Die
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5336-02D Winter Deer In Circle Die
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ 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
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
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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New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
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Cute Card Ideas For Halloween

Cute Monsters Make Cute Card Ideas for Halloween!

These cute card ideas for Halloween PROVE that monsters don’t always have to be scary! Even though this Cute Monsters set isn’t really something I might choose for myself, I was excited to see that the parts and pieces are so fun and mixable that I just had to sit down and play with them! Between spooky Halloween cards and super CUTE Halloween cards like these, well, Rubbernecker sure has us covered!

To make this card I used the newly released Cute Monsters #1 and Cute Monsters #2 paired with the Inside Scallop Nested, Upper Case Alphabet w/ Stitch, Lower Case Alphabet w/ Stitch and Grass. 

One of my cute card ideas for Halloween made using a trio of very cute die cut monsters

The Card Base and Grass

  • Cut the card base and the scallop layer using white cardstock.
  • Apply masking tape around the border of the scallop layer and apply a cloudy blue background using a blender brush and light blue ink.
  • Cut a 4.00″ x 5.24″ layer using green cardstock and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut a strip of grass using green cardstock and attach it to the card base.

One of my cute card ideas for Halloween with very cute die cut monsters in soft colors

The Sentiment and Monsters

  • Cut the upper and lower case letters using bright yellow cardstock.
  • Apply threads of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the letters and attach them to the scene layer. rolled double stick tape 2
  • Note:  I wanted to be sure I’d have enough space for all the letters on a card front so I set them in place before I apply adhesive.  Once that I saw they would fit I attached the H and the N in place and then filled in with the rest of the letters.
  • Use brightly colored cardstock to cut the monsters.
  • Mix and match the body parts and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the monsters and attach them to the scene base.

Some cute card ideas for Halloween featuring cute monsters die cut from assorted colors of cardstock

As I said, I usually gravitate toward things based more in nature but these Cute Monsters made me want to step outside of that and I am just getting such a kick out of these little fellas trying to be scary but just ending up cute! Are you thinking about your own cute card ideas you can make with these? Remember you can always share your creations on the Rubbernecker Facebook page so we can all see what you are making!

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5334-05D Cute Monsters #2 Die
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5334-04D Cute Monsters #1 Die
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Upper Case Alphabet w/ stitch Die Cut…
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Lower Case Alphabet w/ stitch Die Cut…
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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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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Altering Die Cuts For Different Sized Cards

Altering Die Cuts Helps You Get More From Your Tools!

In this slimline beach card post I showed you where I changed a die cut to fit your project and today I am going to give you some more details about how altering die cuts can help you get a lot more mileage from your tools.  For this card I used the Slimline Clouds, Slimline Waves, Lighthouse, Palm Trees, Sun and Grass #2.

A handmade greeting card showing a seaside lighthouse and palm tree to illustrate how altering die cuts can make them fit any project

The Card Base

  • Cut A2 card base using white cardstock.
  • Score the card base down the center at 4.25″.
  • Use a blender brush to apply light blue ink to create the sky background.

The Clouds, Waves and Sand Layers

  • Cut a 5.50″ piece of white cardstock and cut it again using the cloud die.
  • Attach the cloud layer to the card base using a strip of mounting tape.
  • Use aqua cardstock to cut two 5.50″ sections of cardstock and cut them again using the waves die.
  • Attach them to the card base using double stick tape.
  • Cut a 5.50″ piece of Kraft cardstock and cut again using one of the wave dies.  
  • Use a blender brush to apply light brown ink to the sand and attach it to the card base using a strip of mounting tape. 
  • Note:  Using the wave die for sand and altering the size of these fun slimline die cuts on an A2 sized card shows how we can think outside the box and increase the ways we can use our dies.

 

And image using altering die cuts in size to make a die cut lighthouse and palm tree fit a differently sized card

The Lighthouse

  • Cut the lighthouse parts using red, white and blue cardstock.
  • Mix and match the pieces to create a colorful lighthouse. and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of both lighthouse sections and attach them in behind the sand layer.

The Palm Trees, Sun and Grass

  • Cut the palm tree fronds and trunk using Kraft and green cardstock.
  • Apply brown ink to the trunks using a mini applicator.
  • Gently bend the fronds with your fingers and attach them to the trunks using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the trunks, tuck them in behind the sand and attach them to the card base.
  • Cut the grass sprigs using green cardstock, tuck them around the trees and lighthouse and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut the sun using bright yellow cardstock, cut the top portion off and tuck it under the cloud and attach using mounting tape. 

A handmade card of a lighthouse and palm tree on a beach demonstrating how altering die cuts can help them fit different sized projects

Here’s the slimline version of this card.

how to alter a die cut is shown in three different examples on this beach scene greeting card handmade from die cuts

Does this post help you see how you might start altering die cuts you have in your stash? Share with me any great light bulb moments you’ve had!

 
5328-03D Slimline Waves Die
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5328-01D Slimline Clouds Die
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5202-05D Light House Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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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…
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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