Slimline Winter Scene Christmas Cards

Sometimes I make a card that I truly just love and this one of my slimline winter scene Christmas cards is a winner, I think! I just love the falling snow, the trees in the background and the way that lamp offers what feels like a warm glow. Isn’t this just PERFECT to send to those people for whom you have a lot of holiday news to share?

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop, Winter Lamp Post, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1, 3 Pine Trees and Splatter Background.  The Enjoy the Magic sentiment is a retired.

A sample of DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cards slimline style with a snowy background and a vintage black iron lamp post

The Scene Layer and Card Base

  • 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 white cardstock.
  • Apply masking tape around all the edges of the slimline, apply a blue sky background using a blender brush and Beachside ink.
  • Stamp the trees using Shady Lane ink and heat dry using a heat gun.
  • Apply embossing magic over the trees and sky area.
  • Stamp the falling snow using white pigment ink , sprinkle white embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Remove the masking tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach to the card base.

The Lamp Post and Snow Layers

  • Cut two deckle snow layers using white cardstock.
  • Cut the snow layers a second time using the slimline die to create matching borders.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Shady Lane ink.
  • Attach the snow layers to the scene base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the lamp post sections using black, white and yellow cardstock.
  • Attach the snow layers  and the yellow lamp shades to the lamp post using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the lamp post, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Apply sparkle to the lam shade using a clear shimmer pen.

The Tiny Wreath

  • Use snips to cut a small circle and cut the center of the circle out to create a wreath base.


  • Attach tiny green sprigs to the wreath base using glossy accents.
  • Attach 1/8″ red circles to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Cut thin strips of red cardstock and create the tiny bow for the wreath.
  • Attach the bow to the wreath using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the wrath to the lamp post.
  • Apply red stickles to the red circles to add sparkle.


An example of Slimline Winter Scene Christmas Cards featuring a lampost against a background of snowy evergreen trees

Check out my Snowy Christmas Card if you would like to see another example of a winter Christmas card using the same dies and stamps.

Here are the supplies used for this card.

5322-04D Slimline Solid Bubble…
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #9
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
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Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
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Scotch Safe-Release Masking Painter’s…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Does this inspire you to try making your own slimline winter scene Christmas cards? What variations would you do? I would LOVE to know! 

Labor Day Beach Cards and Rubbernecker Sale

Labor Day weekend is the official end of summer so I thought I would look back and share some of my favorite beach cards.  I chose three with unusual layouts to show many ways these fun Rubbernecker die cuts could be used to create beach scenes.  You can click on the photo of each card to go back to the original post to see all the details.

Come see how I made this bright beach pop up card.

I had so much fun making this beach pop up card with all of these iconic beach images. I used the new Rubbernecker Lifeguard Tower, Beach Umbrellas, Woody Die and Palm Trees paired with the Beach Chairs, Waves, Deckle Hills, Sun Moon, Knob Top Fence (turned upside down), Grass #2 and Small Birds.  I used The Paper Cut Square Pop Up Box Card kit for the base of my card.

Come see how I made this beach z fold box card.

This Z Fold Box card was so much fun to make.  I love creating cards with dimension and the z fold card layout provides so many opportunities. I used the new Rubbernecker Woody, Lifeguard Tower and Palm Trees paired the Waves, Deckle HillsSun Moon, Grass #2 and Small Birds.  The base was made using The Paper Cut Easel Card Kit.

This shadow box frame beach scene is so fun and inviting with it'scolorful beach accessories and sparkly ocean waves.

I love how the shadow box frame allowed me the depth to create a diorama with the layers of sand, waves and the blue cloudy sky in the background that draws the eye in. For this project I used the A2 Shadow Box Frame, Beach Bag, Sand Toys, Waves, Deckle Hills, Palm Trees, Sun Moon, Grass, Birds, Flower Buds, Tiny Flower Buds and Cloud Stencil

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Be sure and check out the Rubbernecker Labor Day weekend sale. I hope you enjoyed looking back at some of my favorite beach cards.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.