I just don't seem to be able to make a bog-standard card these days! When I see a C5 card blank it doesn't inspire creativity but if there's a fancy fold or a shape in there somewhere, well that's a different kettle of fish!....
I made a shaped card with this door cut. I cut 2 doors with blackout enabled @ 8 3/4" (this will fit a C5 envelope) from white card and joined them together down the left hand side. I then took off blackout and cut another door frame from cream card. The door itself was cut from 2 shades of red card. A gold key plate and doorknob was cut from gold mirri then adhered to the door. I painted a piece of aceteate with peel-off markers and adhered it behind the fanlight at the top of the door.The wreath was from a pack of Papermania embellishments from last year's stash. This was adhered with foam pads to the door. I cut 2 topiary trees from green, brown and terracotta card and added some tiny punched glittercard flowers, then adhered them with foam pads either side of the door frame.
I computer generated the sentiment 'From our house to yours..... with love at Christmas' onto Safmat, then applied it to a piece of white card edged with red cardstock. This was adhered with foam pads to the 'doorstep'. The rest of the sentiment is inside the card.
This card can be made on the Create too. Just put the machine into Portrait mode. A card this size cannot be made on the original Bug- sorry!
Door & frame-Christmas Solutions
Topiary Trees-Joys Of The Season
Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing my ladies tomorrow for The Swarm!