Christmas Door…

During the Rambling Rose Retreat last month each of us had free time to work on our own projects.  Today’s post is one I worked on to refine a previous one I made that didn’t turn out so well.  What?  Yep, all the time I rework my projects.  Shocking, I know.

Here’s the card I call Christmas Door…


Looks like a door, right?  And when you open the door…


I know it looks like a box, but it does fold flat and fits a normal envelope too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Home for Christmas DSP
  • Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Festive Fireplace
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rhinestones, Festive Fireside Framelits, Window Sheet, Hearth & Home Thinlits and Candy Dots (door knob)


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″, scored at 3″, 3 1/2″,  6 1/2″,  7″ and 10″.  Place a piece of tear tape on the 1/2″ space after the 10″ score.  Burnish all your score lines.
  • On the first panel (1″ to 3″ score line) attach a piece of DSP 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Add a piece of Whisper White 2 1/2″ x 5″ and another piece of DSP 2 3/8″ x 4 7/8″.  Stamp, color and cut with framelit one wreath (adding rhinestones you have colored with red permanent marker) and a bow in Real Red cut out with framelit .  Add to “door” with dimensionals.  Add Candy Dot for door knob.
  • On the space after the 3 1/2″ score line, add your background DSP that will show through your window.  It measures 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Make your window frame, add window sheet to back side, stamp, color with markers and cut in half the wreath.  Add to top of window frame with glue dots.  Stamp and cut out cat.  Add with glue dots to window sill.  Fussy cut one of the Christmas trees from DSP and attach over the background DSP with dimensionals to show through window.
  • On the panel between the 7″ and 10″ score lines,  cut out a 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ opening for the window.  Place your window frame over the opening and attach with dimensionals.  Stamp your sentiment in Basic Black.
  • Remove cover from tear tape and attach to space between 3″ and 3 1/2″ score lines.

Close the door!  This project is done.

This card should mail for regular postage as it fits in a regular envelope.  Unless they get picky about the rhinestones sticking up.  You could use a little glue and Dazzling Diamonds instead of the rhinestones.

Got to get ready to host our community book club tomorrow night.  We are discussing The Nightingale…amazing book.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I believe everything Garfield says…

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!