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Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

         Hi everyone, and welcome to the 10th day of the 12 days of Christmas blog hop.  You should have gotten here from Lisa's blog!
         So what I wanted to show you today is  a card I made in the shape of a door complete with measurements.  First thing I did was find a wreath digital stamp from my extensive digi file, that I liked, printed it out and colored it in with my Copic Markers. If you are the designer of this wreath please let me know so I can give you credit.

        After I had it all colored in, I added glossy accents to the berries and cut it out. I then colored another one of the ribbons and cut that out. I used pop dots to elevate the second ribbon to give it some dimension. Now for someone who used to design architectural interiors (pre-Mommyhood) the next part was really fun for me.  On a piece of graph paper I drew out a door and used the wreath to guide me in the sizing.

     Once I had the door drawn out I added the measurements. As you can see below I was pretty detailed with the measurements. Its the drafting training coming out. You won't need to be this detailed in your drawings. I find it helps when I do clean and simple projects though to have all the measurements pre-drawn.

 Once I had all the door panels cut out I inked the edges in a super dark brown ink so they would stand out as individual pieces.
 I put the door panels together and then used a brad as a door knob. I then added the wreath using more pop dots. I cut the dots in half so they would be half as tall as usual. I didn't want to give it too much height.  I then added the card front to the card base and it was done!


This is how it looks completed.

Please let me know what you think....leave a comment.
And don't forget your next stop on the blog hop is at Heather's blog.



  1. Ok, this is a fantastic idea!! Thank you for all the how to's so we can try our best to make one! Super idea!

  2. Laurie -I have made several door cards - the wreath placed on the door is adorable -thanks for the hop and for sharing - have a great week! Gail

  3. Great card!! Really cool :)
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  4. Amazing...i do primarily cards, and have been looking at the projects in this hop with that in mind, but you take that to a new level. Thanks for the tutorial, and the great inspiration.


  5. I love this card! I always wanted to make a card that looked like a door but I never found a pattern. Thank you!

  6. This is so cute Laurie. The jewel you added as a doorknob looks so real. Beautiful creation.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  7. Your Card is Awesome! Love It!!! :0)

  8. Wow! Thank You all so much, what a great bunch of comments to wake up to.

  9. Adorable!
    Miranda :)

  10. Awesome very pretty...MaryG.

  11. Your card is adorable!!!! I love the door and the wreath. Thanks so much for sharing and giving the measurements. You did a great job!!

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  12. what a great idea for a card, thank you for the how to's:)

  13. Wow! What an awesome card.


  14. I love how the entire card turned is fabulous

  15. Wow thank you all so much. It was a fun card to make.

  16. Love this card, very nice.


  17. Your card is fabulous!! That little door looks real! Lol! Very cute and thank you for the details too!!

  18. Wow I am blown away by the comments. I am thinking I need to make some more doors. LOL = )
    Thank You all so much!