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
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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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…
[ RBB ]
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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