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 :-)
- Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for October 2020
- Spellbinders Charming Cottage Box die set
- Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer stamp set
- 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.
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