card front

Using my Hero Arts Christmas kit from last year, and an idea from a card I made at that time, I created several of these for family and a couple of special friends we don’t see often due to distance. After die cutting the house panel and folding back the door so it is easier to see behind, I hand coloured everything. Using one of the set stamps I added the welcome mat at the bottom. With other dies from the set I cut the door wreath and the side plants. I added some Stickles sparkle to all the die cuts, and I also added a bead for the door handle.

After getting my hubby to resize and print the selfie photo we did for a particular project gift for my sister earlier this year, I added some gold metallic paper to show through the windows and lanterns and then adhered it to the back of the die cut.

Inside the door

I adhered this panel on to a tent fold card and added a Christmas sentiment inside along with some poinsettia stamped images. These have basically taken me all week to complete so it isn’t a card I will mass produce for everyone. Had fun with it though and am pleased with end results.

15 thoughts on “Welcome

    1. Thanks Lisa – Glad you like it. I’ve had fun with them, but making 6 is enough. Even though they are the same in many ways I did individualize a bit by adding different colours and different wreath etc.


  1. Glad you like it Jan. We used this photo to make a 3-D laser cut cube that sits on a turning stand and really looks awesome when lit. My sister loved it. Then I had the bright idea of doing this card and have been waiting for weeks for my hubby to resize and print it for me. I was so happy that the idea worked.


  2. Thanks Judy – a friend asked me why I make so many cards this week and my answer was I love to and love to share them with others. My family will love this card I know.

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  3. This is awesome!! Handmade cards are always very special but the family photo makes it even more so. Your family will love it and treasure it always. All your work was so well worth it.

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  4. What a wonderful card! It’s a gift and card in one. That’s a wonderful way to showcase your great picture. I can understand why 6 was probably way more than enough to make. You come up with and create such wonderful cards.

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