Christmas in July Felt Ornaments

 Dies are not just for paper crafting.  Now is the perfect time to start making handmade felt ornaments for your Christmas tree or gifts for family and friends. Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of felt ornaments I made last year.  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.

Gingerbread Ornaments 

I loved this felt gingerbread boy and girl all dressed up to celebrate the holiday. Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

KC Rubbernecker 5178D Mr Mrs Gingerbread 2 duo

Handmade Felt Ornaments  

Dressing up these felt mugs with a poinsettia, holly and pine made them perfectly festive for the holiday tree.  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 these warm and cozy handmade felt Christmas ornaments.

Winter Cabin Felt Ornament 

This winter cabin scene looks so sweet on the white stuffed pillow background.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

Click thru to see how I made pretty felt ornaments.

I hope you have been inspired to celebrate Christmas in July by making some felt ornaments 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. 

Gingerbread Ornament

 
5178D Mr. Mrs. Gingerbread Die Cut
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Handmade Felt Mugs

 
5217-06D Winter Coco Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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5217-03D Wreath Set Die
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Winter Cabin Felt Ornament

 
5177-01D Snow Globe 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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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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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Christmas in July Gift Tags

Now is the perfect time to start making tags for your holiday gifts.  Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of my holiday gift tags with a fun assortment for everyone on your gift list.  These tags will look beautiful on gifts and can also be used as ornaments on the tree.  Over the years I have made gift tag sets like these to give to my friends for Christmas gifts and they are always appreciated. 

You can click on the title and group photo of each set to go back to my original post for the step by step tutorials.  I’ve placed links to both sets of tags at the bottom of this post. 

Christmas in July Die Cut Gift Tags

Come over to my blog to see how I made die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made fun die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made poinsettia die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made snowman die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I masculine die cut gift tags.

Handmade Christmas Tags  

Come see how I made this group of handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made gnome handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made scenic handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made fun handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made pretty handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made handmade Christmas tags.

I hope you have been inspired to get busy with your crafty holiday stamps and dies.  Just think how happy you will be this winter to have your tags done and checked off your holiday “hustle and bustle” to do list.  You may want to hop over and check out Rubbernecker’s Christmas in July Category that has all their Christmas products in one place.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good week. 

Christmas in July Group 1

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5165D Tree in Oval
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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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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5202-07D Train Die Cut
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Christmas in July Group 2

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree 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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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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1231 Splatter Background
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Christmas in July Decor Holiday Gifts

Now is the perfect time to start making your handmade decor holiday gifts.  I am always thinking of new handmade items to give to my friends and family.  Dies and stamps can be used on so many more things than just cards and scrapbook layouts.  Today I’m sharing four projects that I made and shared on my blog last holiday season.  I thought these might inspire you to get crafty and make some holiday gifts of your own.  Click on the title or pictureof each project to go back the original post for all of the step by step instructions. For your convenience you can find the products for each at the bottom of my post.

Red Truck Christmas Decor   

The old vintage red truck is on trend for Christmas decor. I LOVE vintage inspired decor, so this is definitely right up my alley! It seems like everywhere you go there’s an old red truck with a Christmas tree – pillows – throws – table decor – kitchen towels – place mats and wall art. Making this snowy country farm wall hanging was lots of fun and I think it is such a perfect gift. 

KC Rubbernecker 5201-01D Barn 5 center

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Cookie Bucket   

A decorated cookie bucket looks so festive on your holiday dessert table.  I thought this white bucket would be so cute decorated with a bow, poinsettia, holly and berries. For my photos I loaded mine with a fresh batch of Snickerdoodle cookies.

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia #2 15 filled cookies

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Grapevine Wreath   

I found this six inch grapevine wreath at Michaels for .49 cents and thought it would be beautiful decorated with paper poinsettias, holly and pine branches.

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia #2 14 front

Wine Glass Light Shade  

What on earth is a “wine glass light”? Only the cutest way to dress up a table, serve as an elegant version of night light or to serve as a super cute gift. And the best part? They are easy to make, use things you probably already have on hand and you can raid the dollar store for the glasses and tea lights making this one of those don’t-tell-anyone inexpensive but oh-so-gorgeous gifts.

Come learn how to make a wine glass light - they are easy, fun and no one will know how inexpensive this beautiful gift was to make!

I hope you have been inspired to pull out your crafting supplies and make some decor holiday gifts of your own.  Your family and friends will love them.   You may want to hop over and check out Rubbernecker ‘s Christmas in July category with all their Christmas dies, stamps and sentiments in one place.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Red Truck Decor

 
5201-01D Barn Die Cut
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Cookie Bucket

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5162-01D berries
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   Grapevine Wreath

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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Wine Glass Light Shade

A Wolf Greeting Card Slimline Style!

A wolf greeting card might be an unusual choice but when you have dies as gorgeous as these you just have to try one! And it’s perfect to send to that “lone wolf” friend of yours who could use a little love! 

For this card I used the new Slimline Nested Stitch, Pine Tree Forest, Wildlife and Small Birds

This wolf greeting card features PLENTY of space to let these beautiful guys roam on this slimline card.

The Slimline Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the card base and the 3.00″ x 8.00″ scene layer using white cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the largest slimline layer.
  • Place the layer on the cutting platform, line up the second sized slimline die and run through the machine.
  • Note:  There are two ways you can create this evenly cut frame.  
    • Place the slimline layer on the magnetic platform, line up the smaller die and run through the machine.
    • If you don’t have a magnetic platform for your machine you can easily secure the die in place with a piece of masking tape and run through the machine.
  • Apply light blue ink to the sky area of the background layer using a blender brush.

The Pine Tree Layers and Frame

  • Cut two 3.00″ x 8.00″ strips of green cardstock. 
  • Create a full continuous strip of pine trees by placing the first green strip on the cutting platform and line the Pine Tree Forest die right up to the end edge and cut.
  • Line up the Pine Tree Forest die right to the end of the first cut and run through the machine a second time.
  • Repeat these steps to create a second layer of trees.
  • Color the tree trunks using a dark brown marker.
  • Apply double stick tape to the bottom ground section of the back layer of trees and tiny pieces of mounting tape to the top sections of the trees. and attach it to the sky scene base.
  • Attach the front layer of trees to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and small pieces to the back of the trees and attach to the scene base.
  • Attach the framed scene to a 3.25″ x 8.25″ aqua layer using ATG adhesive and then attach them to the white card base using ATG adhesive.

This wolf greeting card is perfect for your favorite guy or lone wolf friend - come get the details!

The Wolves and Birds

  • Cut the wolves using white cardstock and the birds using red cardstock.
  • Use a black marker to color the bird beaks.
  • Use mini applicators to apply shades of brown and gray ink to the bodies of the wolves.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the wolves and attach them to the scene.
  • Finish by applying tiny pieces of mounting tape to the birds and attach them to the scene.

Did you know that The Paper Cut carries a full line of convenient slimline paper products that takes all the guesswork out of cutting, scoring and layering for your slimline cards.

Want to make a wolf greeting card? Click through to learn how!

Does this tempt you to create a wolf greeting card? I think it is a perfect masculine card for anyone who loves nature and animals.  I love making wildlife nature cards, especially for winter themes.  Check out this link to see several more of my cards with deer, elk, bears and wolves.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Saturday.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5326D Slimline Nested Stitch Die
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Wildlife Die 5142-04D
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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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
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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 Cute Slimline Winter Gnome Card!

I love gnomes – I think they are super cute and fun – and when I saw this new die from Rubbernecker, this winter gnome card idea popped into my head. Can you imagine sending these out as your holiday cards? And I thought it was the perfect card to post to join Rubbernecker’s Christmas in July week that starts on the 25th.

For this card I used the Slimline OPC Wavy, Gnome Couple, Evergreen Trees, Cabin #1, Small Birds and Not So Many Random Dots Background.

I am loving this winter gnome card made with one of the new slimline dies from Rubbernecker - come see how you can make one, too!

The Wavy Frame, Card Base and Blue Snowy Background

  • Cut the Wavy Frame, 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base using white cardstock and the  3.00″ x 8.00″ background layer using light blue cardstock.
  • Stamp the blue background using white pigment ink and the Not So Many Random dots.
  • Apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  Note:  I used clear embossing powder by mistake and the falling snow doesn’t show well in the pictures.  I would normally have used white embossing powder.
  • Attach the blue layer to the back of the Wavy frame using strips of mounting tape.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

The Cabin, Evergreen Trees and Birds

  • Cut the evergreen trees using green cardstock, stamp them with the background stamp and heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  • Cut the cabin using Kraft and white cardstock and attach the roof section to the cabin base using rolled up double stick tape.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the small birds and color their beaks using a blag marker.

This winter gnome card cracks me up - the gnomes AND that wavy frame are all made with dies from Rubbernecker!

The Gnome Couple

  • Cut the gnome heads using white cardstock and the body parts using checked paper and red, green and black cardstock.
  • Color the face, beard and hair using Color Fuse inks and mini applicators.
  • Assemble the gnome pieces and attach them together using glossy accents and small pieces of mounting tape.

Complete the Scene

  • Tuck the cabin in behind the top wavy frame and attach using mounting tape.
  • Place the trees randomly in the scene and attach them using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach the gnome couple in the scene using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the birds using small pieces of mounting tape.

 

Believe it or not this winter gnome card was easy to make using dies from Rubbernecker - come get all the details!

This winter gnome card could be easily turned into a more decorated gnome Christmas card – add some decorations on the trees and pop on a holiday greeting and you’d be good to go!  Check out this Gnome Christmas card to see another fun gnome holiday card.  I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5325-04D Slimline OPC Wavy Die
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1338 Not So Many Random Dots
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Tiny Check, My Favorite Things Paper…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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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
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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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Rubbernecker July Slimline Release

I was so excited when Rubbernecker released five brand new slimline dies earlier this month and I have a great time playing with them.  They couldn’t stop with just those five and have now added twelve additional dies that I’m sure you are going to love.

New to the market are six new SLI dies. “SLI” stands for “Slimline Inside” and have been made to cut perfectly spaced, beautifully scaled windows and designs INSIDE any of the Slimline Solid frame dies and provide endless combinations.  There are five new OPC dies.  “OPC” stands for “One Piece Cut” and it means the die will cut the frame plus any other details inside it. And, there is a Slimline Nested set that will cut perfectly measured layers for your slimline layout.  Check out the Rubbernecker Slimline video that shows each die and how they can be mixed and matched.

Today I’m sharing three of my favorite cards without my normal description of how there were made.  I will do individual posts for each card over the next few days. 

Three Season Slimline Square OPC Card

The large square frames provide lots of room inside them. I loved creating these three mini scenes but the possibilities for this frame die are endless.

KC Rubbernecker 5325-03D Slimline OPC Squares 1 right

Slimline Solid Scallop and Slimline Inside Circles Card

Who doesn’t love eyelet and scallops.  Combining the Slimline Solid Scallop with Holes and the new Slimline Inside Circles together are a perfect feminine pairing. Oh, and if you love these scalloped circles you will also love the new Slimline Inside Ovals as well.

KC Rubbernecker 55327-01D SLI Circles With Holes 1 left

Slimline OPC Wavy Card with Gnomes

The wavy frames just scream snowy landscape to me but I can imagine how wonderful they will be for ocean waves and sandy beaches. 

KC Rubbernecker 5325-04D Slimline OPC Wavy 1 right

Rubbernecker New Slimline Release

 
5327-01D Slimline Inside Circles dies
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5327-02D Slimline Inside ovals with…
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5327-03D Slimline Inside rounded square
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5327-04D Slimline Inside wonky square…
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5327-05D Slimline Inside scallop with…
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5327-06D Slimline Inside Diagonal Die
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5325-01D Slimline OPC hearts
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5325-02D Slimline OPC circle dash Die
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5325-03D Slimline OPC squares Die
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5325-04D Slimline OPC Wavy Die
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5325-05D Slimline OPC diagonal Die
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5326D Slimline Nested Stitch Die
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Although I won’t be sharing card descriptions with you today I thought I would link all the dies that I used for each card here in case you want to know what went into them.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Three Season Slimline Square OPC 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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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Slimline Solid Scallop and Slimline Inside Circles

 
5327-01D Slimline Inside Circles dies
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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Tall Buckets Die Cut 5147-13D
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Watering Can Die Cut 5147-12D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Tulip Tops Die Cut 5147-18D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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5309-08D Garden Stems Die
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Slimline OPC Wavy Card with Gnomes

 
5325-04D Slimline OPC Wavy Die
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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