Monday, 31 October 2016

My Front Door at Christmas

Merry Monday has a great challenge this week:

My house has white wooden siding with a blue front door.  I always put a wreath on the door - lots of greenery and lots of holly berries.  So I made a card to represent that:

I did a background using a striped embossing folder, then die cut a blue front door. 

The wreath is made with bits of various green dps using the Martha Stewart pine branch die, with each punched piece cut in half as I needed to make a very small wreath.  I used a circle die cut with two Nesties as the base to glue the punched pieces to. 

I used some whole punched pieces for the swag above the door.  Lots of red gemstones were added to represent holly berries, and a larger pale gold gemstone is the door handle.

A banner die cut with a red vertical sentiment finishes it off.

Thanks, Bonnie, for a great Merry Monday challenge that was a lot of fun to do!

Stamps - Rosie's Roadshow sentiment
Ink - SU Real Red
Paper - white and blue cs, scraps of various green dps
Size - A2
Accessories - Sizzix striped embossing folder, Martha Stewart pine branch punch, Memory Box door die and Banners die, Nesties small circle dies, red and pale gemstones 


  1. OMG Susan, Your striped EB folder looks just like boards..great idea. I Love your pretty wreath with berries, swag above door and gemstone door handle (so clever). TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

  2. Beautiful card. Love the blue door and all the pretty greenery. Great idea to use the striped EF sideways to resemble boards.

  3. Wonderful card Susan, thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  4. Your door is decorated beautifully, Susan! I love the blue with the beautiful greenery and berries! Great texture and dimension! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  5. This is so pretty!! LOVE how you've decorated YOUR door. :) I always put a wreath on the door too ... but it's a large gold jingle bell wreath. xx

  6. This is so pretty Susan. Love that blue door and the lovely wreath. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  7. Beautiful Susan! So festive and love your wreath!

  8. Darling wreath and I love your blue door too!!

  9. Excellent Susan! Nice that you made it just like your home.


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