Easy Slimline Christmas Window Card!

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OOh – I am so excited to share today’s slimline Christmas window card with you because I feel like it shows off so many of the things I love in a card. The surprise of the little windows, the fun details and the simple beauty of small elements on white space. I have to say that every time Rubbernecker comes out with something new I am blown away by their attention to details and how FUN they make it for me to make cards! And I love that their dies do so much of the “work” for me so I can just be creative! 

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Nested Scallop with Stitch, Slimline Peek-a-Boo Fancy Edge, Christmas Mini, Nested Square and Christmas Phrases Large/Small

A handmade slimline Christmas window card made using die cuts from Rubbernecker to create the three lift up windows and tiny Christmas elements

The Slimline and Card Base

  • Cut a 7.00″ x 8.50 white card base and sore down the center.
  • Create a 3.25″ x 8.25″ green layer.
  • Use red cardstock and the largest die in the Slimline Nested Scallop to cut the base.
  • Lay the red scallop layer back on the cutting platform, line up the Slimline Peek-a-
    Boo over the base and cut.
  • Cut three scallop layers using white cardstock.  Note:  The Nested Scallop set is retired.
  • Use red cardstock to cut three scallop layers and cut the frame openings using the smallest square die.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the green layer and attach it to the white card base.
  • Use strips of mounting tape to attach the red peek-a-boo window layer to the card base.

Christmas Images and Sentiment

  • Stamp the sentiment on a scallop layer using black ink and attach the layer to the center window cover.
  • Attach the two additional scallop layers to the window covers using ATG adhesive.
  • Insert the small red frames inside the window openings using threads of rolled up 1/8″ double stick tape.

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  • Cut the mini die cuts using red, green, yellow and gold cardstock.
  • Assemble the mini wreaths pieces together using glossy accents and attach to the front scallop layers.
  • Assemble the mini Christmas tree and ornament pieces together and attach inside the scallop frames using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the sections of the bell together and attach inside the scallop frame.

My handmade slimline Christmas window card made using dies from Rubbernecker to create the three windows and sweet little Christmas decorations

What do you think – can you see yourself making a version of this slimline Christmas window card? Are there other ways you would use those cute windows? Are you inspired by those tiny, adorable Christmas elements? I always love to hear what you think so let me know if and when you try out your own slimline Christmas window cards for those special people!  Be sure to check out the Cyber Monday Sale at Rubbernecker while all the slimline dies and stamps are on sale.  Check out my Slimline Category if you would like to see more slimline inspiration.

 
5329-01D Slimline Nested Scallop w/…
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5332-04D SLI Peekaboo Fancy Edge Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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3328 Christmas Phrases Large/Small
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Scor-Tape 1/8″ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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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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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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It was so much making this slimline Christmas window card.

Die Cut Butterfly Embellishments

When I make simple cards I love to add a touch of elegance with die cut butterfly embellishments.  To make the butterfly even prettier I add a few small stems and flowers.  To make this card I used the Rectangle Combo #2, Butterfly #3, Small Flowers #3, Flower Stems and Best Friends.

Die cut butterfly embellishments are perfect to dress up a simple handmade card.

The Frame and Sentiment

  • Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the card base using versa and emboss it with gold embossing power.
  • Cut the frame layers using white and purple cardstock.
  • Turn the frames face down and attach them all together using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attach it to the card base.

The Butterfly, Stems and Flowers

  • Use white and purple cardstock to cut the two butterfly layers.
  • Attach the white butterfly to the purple butterfly using glossy accents.

Use small foliage stems and flowers to decorate die cut butterfly embellishments.

  • Cut flower stems and trim the ends off to shorten to fit on the butterfly.
  • Attach three stems to the butterfly using glossy accents.

Decorate die cut butterflies with tiny flowers and stems to make simple handmade cards more special.

  • Cut small flower using purple cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.

Die cut butterfly embellishments are enhanced with small stems and flowers.

  • Attach white pre made Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers using glossy accents.
  • Note:  I apply Nuvo Crystal Drops to a small piece of craft sheet to have for my projects.  They stay attached on the sheet until I’m ready to use them.  I pick them up with the tip of my paper piercer and attach them in place with glossy accents.

Decorate your simple handmade cards with die cut butterfly embellishments.

Do you like to use die cut butterfly embellishments on your handmade cards?  They are so feminine and elegant and dress up your special cards..  Take a look at this Butterfly Greeting Card to see another way I used this butterfly and frames. Be sure and check out the Rubbernecker Black Friday Sale because today is the last day.

 
Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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5102D 2 Part Butterfly #3
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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3334 Best Friend Set
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Scor-Tape 1/8″ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Scor-Tape 1/4″ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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Use die cut butterfly embellishments to decorate your handmade cards.

Die Cut Borders for Handmade Cards

Decorative die cut borders add so much interest and dimension to our handmade cards.  I love how my white decorative layer pops against the red card base and enhances the die cut images and sentiment.  The red, white and green floral arrangements and the black lamppost and pots look so bold on the background. Although this is such a simple card there is so much to see.

To make this card I used Rubbernecker’s  Borders #2, Lamp Post with Accessories, Tall Terracotta Pots,  Flower Buds, Flower Stems, Leaf Stems, Small Ivy, Small Flowers #1, Tiny Flower Buds and Best Friends clear set.

Decorative die cut borders look so beautiful on handmade cards.

The Die Cut Border and Card Base

  • Use red cardstock for the A2 sized card base.
  • Cut the die cut border using white cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment using black ink and heat set.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the die cut layer and attach to the red card base.

The Lamp Post and Flowers

  • Cut the lamp post, basket and flower pots using black cardstock.
  • Apply a thin strip of mounting tape to the back of the lamp post and attach it to the card front.
  • Cut foliage using green cardstock and small and tiny flowers using red and white cardstock.
  • Attach the foliage sections to the back of the basket and flower pots using glossy accents.
  • Form the small and tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the basket and flower pots of foliage using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the basket and flower pots and attach them to the card front.

 

Handmade cards look so pretty with decorative die cuts borders.

Using decorative die cut borders can make a simple card layout like this one a lot more interesting.  Check out my Lamp Post and Fence card to see another version using the lamp post and flowers with a different die cut layer with decorative borders. How about you?  Do you like using die cut borders on your handmade cards? 

 
5163D Lamp Post w/ accessories
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5160-02D Boarders #2
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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5210-03D Leaf Stems Die Cut
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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3334 Best Friend Set
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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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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Handmade cards with decorative die cut borders are fun to make.