Spellbinders | Front Door Handmade Christmas Greeting Card with October 2020 Large Die of the Month #SpellbindersClubKits #DieCutting #Cardmaking

Spellbinders | Front Door Greeting Card with October 2020 Large Die of the Month. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, crafters! As I type up this blog post on a beautiful Sunday morning I dream about late November when I’ll pull out all the Christmas decorations and begin decorating our home. The latest, Always Welcome, October 2020 Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders has me feeling particularly inspired about decorating a front door! I’ve been browsing ideas on Pinterest, saving some for this year, and envisioning all sorts of pretty wreaths and decor for the front door. While the end of November is still pretty far away, I can put my decorating efforts into handmade cards!

Spellbinders | Front Door Handmade Christmas Greeting Card with October 2020 Large Die of the Month #SpellbindersClubKits #DieCutting #Cardmaking

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Today I’m excited to join Spellbinders for their October Clubs Blog Hop. I am creating with the Large Die of the Month for October 2020 which is this stunning door. I have previously shared another card, I call it “over the top” and even a video tutorial featuring this die set. You can check it out here or below.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch the video below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

Blue is one of my favorite colors and I thought it would be nice to die-cut a front door from blue cardstock. I had to hunt down this blue paper leftover in my stash (no surprise there, this is one of my favorite colors, so I go through packs of this cardstock color very quickly). I used Denim Days from FSJ. I die-cut the front door, columns and even a panel to go behind the door using this color. The wall behind the door was created using a Love Stripe embossing folder. I love the diagonal stripes it added to this design.

Spellbinders | Front Door Handmade Christmas Greeting Card with October 2020 Large Die of the Month #SpellbindersClubKits #DieCutting #Cardmaking

I also incorporated light gray cardstock, Fog from Simon Says Stamp (or you can also use Tin Pail from FSJ) to make the patio and the top part above the door; and Gold Mirror Cardstock for the accents on the columns, the window part of the door, the mail slot and door handle.

Just a hint of red was added to this design, I used Candy Apple from FSJ, I cut the doormat from red, and one of the envelopes stuck in the mail slot.

Spellbinders | Front Door Handmade Christmas Greeting Card with October 2020 Large Die of the Month #SpellbindersClubKits #DieCutting #Cardmaking

I used 2 shades of green to make the wreath for the door. I die-cut one layer of light green and one from gold. The poinsettias were die-cut from gold and the leaves were die-cut from dark green. I added a bow using gold thread and jewels to make flower centers.

Spellbinders | Front Door Handmade Christmas Greeting Card with October 2020 Large Die of the Month #SpellbindersClubKits #DieCutting #Cardmaking

I used a “Merry & Bright” foiled sentiment for this card, this one is from my Yana’s Christmas Basics collection. I love that these two (the wreath and sentiment worked together size-wise). If you look closely at the door handle, you’ll notice it is dimensional – I used mirror gold cardstock and topped that with a small droplet. This particular door card is not interactive, I glued the door shut, but this die set does allow you to make the door interactive – it can open and close.

Spellbinders | Front Door Handmade Christmas Greeting Card with October 2020 Large Die of the Month #SpellbindersClubKits #DieCutting #Cardmaking

BLOG HOP

Hop along with these talented crafters for more inspiration with the Spellbinders October 2020 Club Kits:

Spellbinders Blog
Yana Smakula – you are here!
Nichol Spohr
Sandi MacIver
Bibi Cameron
Jennifer Snyder
Jill Hilliard
Kathy Clement
Sandra Nagel
Virginia Lu
Marie Heiderscheit
Jean Manis
Laurie Willison
Joy Baldwin
Ilina Crouse
Jenny Colacicco

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on Spellbinders blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. The giveaway closes on Sunday, October 18th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.

I also have one $25 gift certificate to giveaway to a lucky blog reader. To enter the giveaway, subscribe to my blog newsletter, you can do so HERE and comment below if you are a member of any of the Spellbinders Clubs. I’ll pick the winner and announce the winner in this blog post by Tuesday, October 20th, 11:59 pm EDT.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Membership
Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Membership
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Yana
Yana’s Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set
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Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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FSJ Tin Pail 8.5x11 Cardstock
FSJ Tin Pail 8.5×11 Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Pesto
Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Pesto
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FSJ Denim Days 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
FSJ Denim Days 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
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FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
FSJ Mirror Gold Cardstock
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SB
FSJ Candy Apple 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
FSJ Candy Apple 8.5 X 11 Cardstock
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FSJ Love Stripes Embossing Folder
FSJ Love Stripes Embossing Folder
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DMC Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread
DMC Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread
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Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Jewels
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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62 Comments

    1. Elegant as always. I’m joining the foiling monthly club as the releases are always so compelling.

    1. Your cards are gorgeous! I love all the detail and the fact that you can use this die set all year round! I’m not a club member yet.

    1. Love your cards, especially the blue one. I love this die set and anticipate using it for more than Christmas. All the little details make this a stunning set. Enjoyed the video. I am going to start from beginning of the hop now to see what everyone else is doing with this month’s dies.
      Thank you for sharing your talent with everyone.

    1. The door is so detailed and elegant.
      Details, down to the mail slot with mail,
      makes it wonderful. Love that deep
      blue. Great card. thanks for sharing
      txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. That is a gorgeous card! I think it’s perfect and should be displayed over the holidays- every year! I enjoy getting your blog notifications and seeing your creations. I do not have a subscription to any of the clubs but I do buy my favorites!

    1. I am a member of the big die of the Month and the Glimmer hot foil kit. I really enjoy your ideas for using these. I always try one close to what you do just to get me started. But this time, I am going to try a Halloween door.

    1. These are beautiful! I greatly enjoyed the video.! My favorite is the blue one and I would have loved to see it on the video also because of the side panels. I want this set!!

    1. Your cards are definitely not over the top. They are amazing and gorgeous. Thanks for providing tutorial video.

    1. Your card is beautiful! I love the little mail slot and letters! I haven’t tried any of the Spellbinder’s clubs, yet.

    1. Beautiful colors and details on your front door scene! Love this awesome die set!
      I have been a subscriber to the Card Kit of the Month in the past, and I just loved it! Hope to be able to do that again!

    1. Gorgeous! Love the blue, gold, green with the hint of red. I need your Christmas foiled sentiments.

    1. Beautiful work, Yana! Love the blue door so much. The embossing folder you used just gives it some extra zing. And, I love the gold accents, too.

    1. Seriously, I’ve never seen such a beautiful, stunning, amazing and, yes, Over-The-Top Card. I am in awe!!! I wish I had half your talent.

    1. The card is beautiful! Love the colors and the little envelopes. I’m subscribed to the small die of the month.

    1. Thanks for offering a give away, I’m not a club member yet of spellbinders@ but I order every month. Just subscribed to your blog, I love your work.

    1. Absolutely stunning but I agree that it is not one to mass produce for the holidays unless you start in January!

    1. The door die creation is wonderful and my fav color is blue also. Especially like the detail of that the gold adds. We just had new front door and back sliding door installed. Ours is painted white. New doors are steel, more sturdy, not affected by temperature like the former wood ones. Internet & tv was down Wed night till Thurs afternoon but glad they were able to restore.
      Melissa
      “Sunshine HoneyBee”

    1. Super cute card! I always love everything you do Yana! You are my cardmaking hero 🙂

    1. I love this kit and the front door looks very elegant with it’s columns, etc. Spellbinders always seems to add those touches like the decorations for the columns that bring a card “over the top”. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

    1. O very much like this! Reminds me of the pictures you stare at and they take on a 3D effect. Beautiful and elegant! We decorate in blue and maybe this year I’ll wrap our front door in blue. Stunning stunning card.!

    1. Beautiful door! I love your use of color! Thank you. I am a member of the APG club, but this project is wonderful!

    1. I love the front door you created! The blue with the accents of red and gold are perfect.

    1. I love this card!! You made this card REALLY pop with the dimensional accents!!! Unfortunately, I am not a member of any of the club’s at this time.
      Thanks for this awesome tutorial!!!

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