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Cricut Christmas Door Card 12 Days of Christmas DAY THREE GIVE AWAY

The only thing missing in this photo are some packages of craft supplies at the doorstep. 😉

Today I used my Gypsy and the Cricut Christmas cartridge to create a welded door card.  I really like the way it turned out.  I cut it large enough to hold a gift card inside.  Let me show you some of the things I used.  Hey, that wreath is from a stamp in my All Around Sentiments set.

There’s my card when it’s not quite finished.  I used that BIC marker to color in the window panes over the door.  I’m on a “let’s find a way to use vellum every day” kick, so I was happy to find a real need for it in this project.  Coloring the vellum with the yellow BIC marker helped give the look of light shining through the transom.  I ran the door through my Cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder.

Here’s a post I wrote about labeling embossing folders.  I always do that. 😉

One of the nice things about the BIC markers is that they can write on many surfaces, even glass!  That’s cool. 😀

SUPER FUN!  I stamped one of my All Around Sentiments stamps into that embossing ink.  I really like that brand.  It stays wet longer than some others I’ve used.  The reason that’s important is because it gives you a chance to pour embossing powder onto it.  When the image is damp the powder will stick.  In this photo I haven’t yet heated the image.  Next, I used a heat tool to warm the powder that is stuck to the image so it would melt.  After that I punched out the stamped images using 1″ and 1-1/2″ circle punches.  That’s how I made the wreath for the door! 😀

I decided to use the red “wreath” instead of the green one I made.  The green embossing powder didn’t match well with the rest of the door.  However, I was able to find a nice green from the BIC markers.  I used the marker to color all around the embossed sentiment.

Isn’t that little door knob fantastic?  I can’t believe the detail.  You can even see a little keyhole.  I used clear Stickles but they look golden when applied over the brown paper.

Here’s a post I wrote comparing different kinds of Stickles:  Distress, Glitz and Regular Stickles Compared.

Ok, time for a GIVEAWAY!

On the 3rd Day of Christmas BIC Gave To One Winner….

Here’s a look at my set of Ultra Fine BIC markers!

BIC has generously donated a set of 36-count ultra fine point markers AND a set of 36-count fine point markers to one lucky winner! BIC will ship directly to the winner but only to an address in the USA.  To be eligible to win please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen by Random.org on December 13.

SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE 4th Day of Christmas and a Crafty Post & Give Away!!


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  1. Love using the door on Christmas cards. Great job, Joy!


  2. Love the card, very unique! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. The card is amazing!! I love your ideas your so creative!!!!
    Cant wait to start creating my own cards. I also love the BIC markers they are the best!

  4. What a great door card Joy! I actually used this cut a little while ago… I made an easel card with mine…. If you would like to check mine out just go here….
    Your’s came out so pretty… I like the glitter and the coloring with those pens…. very pretty! I like the idea of adding the gifts at the front door….. I could probably do that with mine too…. hummmm Thanks for sharing all your craftness with me everyday! :o)

  5. love the card! Never used the Bic Mark-It yet. Thanks for a chance to win a set. Looking forward to tomorrow’s post

  6. KSilvia2007 says:

    Oh those fine points would come in handy!!! 🙂

  7. Too cool. I have quite a few 3-D projects that would really be spiffy with a door like this. Thank you for the chance to win the BIC markers~I like markers!

  8. This is so cute and the markers are FAB!!!!!

  9. I love that cute card!! I think I will have to try those markers!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! Great job Joy!!

  10. dgutierez1 says:

    Ok Joy, first love the card – great job. Next, I need to win this blog candy for an “adopted” grandson. He visited me last weekend and just loves to draw and color and was wow’d by my markers – keeping my fingers crossed!

    Deanne G

  11. I love what you did with the door. I would love to have a set of those markers. I went to there sight and downloaded a coupon for two dollars off. So if I don’t win one I will just have to buy them. Thanks you so much. vbragg501@yahoo.com

  12. woo hoo bic markers! awesome! thanks for the chance to win!
    ashumz zero five at yahoo dot com

  13. jennyplace26 says:

    OMG! I would love to get my hands on this set of pens, fingers and toes are crossed that Santa will help pick me as the lucky winner!!

  14. CuddlyBunny says:

    Three days of Christmas, three days of favorites! You smart girl!

    *slapping my forehead* labeling the embossing folders is BRILLIANT!

    Also, if you haven’t already: In framed areas, try using a bic marker of a just-darker color than the card stock on which you’re writing (for instance, the rectangle decorative “panels” on your door … it POPS the elements!)

  15. flipflopdiva says:

    I need to make a list of the embossing folders I have because I can never remember which ones I already have when I go shopping. Haven’t tried the Bic Markers but would love to win them so I can!!!

  16. This is so cute. For some reason I just love to make door shape cards…don’t know why. Wish that more of my friends moved into new houses more often, that’s how much I love them. Anyway, i would love to have a set of these. I have a half set, but my darling 3 year old “colors” with them when I am crafting and therefore I only have a few left…would love to have some of my very own!

  17. Great card! I really appreciate you telling us exactly what you used to get the different effects. Love the way you labeled all your cuttlebug dies. I have always tried to put them back in the original wrappers so I can keep the name with them, but I think I will try your way as it would take less room.

  18. Love your ideas!! I have done the last 4 or 5 already!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  19. trixsey52 says:

    This is adorable…what a great idea! thanks for another chance to win!

  20. CathyinMN says:

    You door card is so cute! I really like the Tim Holz bricked embossing folder and how you used the Bic Marker on the vellum to make it look like there’s a light on behind the door. What a wonderful effect. And what an easy way to make a wreath using your stamps. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  21. Love this card… stickles & the Bic Markers too!!! Thank you for all that you do!!

  22. GREAT shape card Joy, I love making shape cards on my Gypsy……TFS, and thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

  23. Dear Joy,
    This door is so festive and cheerful! I don’t have this cartridge, but I’m thinking I could weld a similar door with my Gypsy.
    With Warm Regards,
    Carol Broney

  24. saundra24 says:

    Thanks for all of the great giveaways! I love all of your work! Can’t wait to see what you make tomorrow!!!

  25. arklatxscrapper says:

    Love that card!!!! Thx for all the cool styff you offer. CarolH:)

  26. arklatxscrapper says:

    Love that card!!!! Thx for all the cool stuff you offer. CarolH:)

  27. These custom cards are the reason I would really like a Gypsy! I just love that you can take any shape and weld them together to make a card!
    What a wonderful giveaway!

  28. Love the card and the wreath on the door is adorable! Your giveaway is on my Christmas Wish List. It would be so cool to win.

  29. finecrafter says:

    I just love this card!! Your wreath looks awesome, I can’t believe you colored around the letters of your stamp!

  30. Had no idea the Bic’s could be used like this! Love the ideas. Card turned out great!!

  31. cajuncupcake says:

    Great idea with the Bics. I can’t find that embossing folder anywhere! I guess I willl have to order it..

  32. I would love to spend a week with you and absorb somel of your talent!

  33. Love the card and the BIC pens compliment the card so well.

  34. What a nice gift! Thank you, from whom-ever you give it to. 🙂


  35. scottandcarr says:

    Another great idea, Joy!! I just LOVE my Gypsy!!! Can’t wait to see the next 9 days!!!

  36. Wow Joy I love this card and so detailed and you used bricks by tim holtz. I did not know he made emobossing folders. I love the colours .

  37. Okay, so I thought a door? Oh how wrong I was.! Joy that is just the cutest thing. Great work! Can’t wait to see what you show us next. Thanks.

  38. clairbear3 says:

    Love it!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  39. wilsonarts says:

    What a great idea to make a welded door card! I love all of the details – vellum, embossing powder, embossing folder. Thanks for sharing!

  40. sy3_smith says:

    That is very very cute! I am not eligiable to win but I wanted to say how cute it is anyways!! : )

  41. cheyennemarie says:

    I really need to break out my vellum. Haven’t touched it in years and it’s feeling bitter an resentful. Thanks for bringing vellum back onto my art table.

  42. TNScrapbookingMom says:

    I love the card. I have just recently got me some of the Bic markers. Staples have them individual at a really good price, so I was able to pick the colors that I really like. I thought this was good, since I had never used them before. I have found that I would definetely be getting a bigger pack.

  43. ljritchie says:

    What a cool give away!!

  44. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    Awesome card! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  45. tbirkhead says:

    Great job – lots of detail in this one. Thanks!

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