Holiday card – open the door to see the sentiment – Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Oct 2020

This month’s Large Die of the month kit from Spellbinders is just so much fun! It’s a door!! And you can put a message inside. You should definitely check out Yana Smakula’s cards with this kit – she really took it ‘over the top’ :-)

Here’s my card – I intentionally left the outside sentiment-less. When you open the door, you can see the sentiment inside – it’s still on the front panel of the card, but recipient will open the door to see it :-)

Key Ingredients:

  1. Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for October 2020
  2. Spellbinders Charming Cottage Box die set
  3. Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer stamp set
  4. Blistered embossing folder


  • Die cut the door from a piece of blue cardstock. I used a leftover piece that is just slightly larger than the door on all sides.
  • Die cut the following:
    • The columns, the piece for the top of columns and also the piece near the door using off white cardstock. Emboss all these pieces using the same dies.
    • The small decorative elements for the columns.
    • The doormat with the words using a patterned paper. Again, I used scraps here.
    • The piece under the doormat using black cardstock.
    • The front glass panel for the door – I used silver paper for the outline and gold for the inlays. Gold inlays to show that light is coming from inside the house.
    • The letter and a small piece to put the letter in.
    • The inlays for the squares below the glass area.
    • A snowflake with gold mirror cardstock.
    • Christmas tree from the Charming Cottage Box die set. Also emboss this tree.
  • Trim a panel from white cardstock to be slightly larger than the door opening. Use MISTI to stamp several snowflakes and sentiment on this. I used matching blue ink to do this stamping. MISTI will help place the panel exactly in the center when door gets opened.
  • Assemble the columns.
  • Assemble the inlaid glass area – before die cutting, I added double sided adhesive on the gold and silver cardstocks so that it would become easy to adhere all the small pieces.
  • Assemble the scene and add the sentiment panel on the inside.
  • Dry emboss a panel using Blistered embossing folder and add the scene on top of it.
  • Add the tree on the side and the gold snowflake on top to finish the project.


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!



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