Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Deck the Doors

I want to show you my favourite project from my craft retreat this weekend.  It is not my design.  I found it on Pinterest, designed by Lynn Pratt, but it was so much fun to make and I love how it turned out.  Here's my version:

  • I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the door, but some of the panels you can see are sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink, making them darker.  The back panel is sponged around the edges, but the second panel is sponged all over.
  • Cut the cardstock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score it at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8", and fold the sides in on the score lines to make a gate fold card.
  • The curve of the top of the door, I achieved with my second largest Oval framelit and I used that to help me make the curves on the top panels of the door the same as the top of the door.
  • The wreaths are made from Old Olive cardstock on top and Always Artichoke cardstock underneath. I punched two 1" Circles on each colour, then centered a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch over the circle and punched it out to make the wreath shape.
  • The door handle panels are cut using the Word Window Punch on some Gold Foil sheets then repunching it shorter.  The handles are cut from Champagne Glimmer paper using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack circle shape.
  • I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels coloured with a red Sharpie to make berries or ornaments on the wreath and tied some 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red in a small bow, attached with a glue dot to the bottom of the wreath.
  • Inside is some Very Vanilla cardstock stamped in Cherry Cobbler with the Deck the Halls image from the Christmas messages stamp set and the little fir bough from Special Season inked up using Always Artichoke and Early Espresso Stampin' Write markers.

I'll give you the approximate dimensions of the door panels.

Bottom of the door - 4 panels:                        Top of the door:   Panel        Base      Short side    Tall side
     Largest: 1 5/8" x 1 1/8"                                                Largest panel:      1 5/8"   1 3/8"           2 1/4" 
     Middle:  1 1/4" x 3/4"                                                  Middle panel:       1 1/4 "  1 1/8"           1 3/4"            Smallest: 1" x 1/2"                                                       Smallest panel:      1"         7/8"              1 1/4"      
Have fun with this.  You can also make a rectangular shaped door and make the top panels equal to the tall side measurements.


Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to the store to get your deals before they run out.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Regular Price: $30.95
Discounted Price: $23.21 
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $5.50
Discounted Price: $4.12 
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96 
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71 
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21 
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96 
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $9.19
Discounted Price: $6.89 
Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Regular Price: $21.95
Discounted Price: $10.97 

Thanks for dropping by my blog today.  Have a lovely Tuesday!         

Stamps:  Christmas Messages (w131790; c131793); Special Season (w131766; c131769)
Paper:  Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885); Gold Foil Sheets (132622); Cherry Cobbler (119685), Old Olive (100702), Always Artichoke (105119) and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock     
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Cherry Cobbler (119681); Stampin' Write Markers in Always Artichoke (131262 - as part of the Regals collection) and Early Espresso (119680); red Sharpie marker
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Real Red (119251)
Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer (126889); Ovals Collection Framelits (129381); Word Window Punch (119857); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309); 1" Circle Punch (119868); 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
1" Circle Punch

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Christmas Messages Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Ovals Collection Framelits

Stampin' Trimmer
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch

Special Season Stamp Set

Word Window Punch

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