Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell
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Open House Collection – Inspiration with Andrea Shell

Hello! It’s Andrea Shell with you today, and I’m delighted to be back guesting on the Spellbinders’ blog. I had the pleasure of creating with the gorgeous Open House Collection, and I have three cards to share with you. This collection is so versatile and is perfect for any occasion, from new-home cards to missing-you to Christmas, just to name a few.

Happy For You Open House

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

For my first card, I chose to make a mini slimline card featuring that beautiful door from the Open House Door Base Dies. I paired it with the Open House Sentiment Steps and Side Panel Die Sets.  The design was inspired by a door I found on Google of a home in Charleston, S.C.

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

I die-cut the various elements from white, colored, foiled, and metallic cardstocks. I backed the openings in the side panels and transom windows with clear acetate before adhering gray cardstock.

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

I created my background by blending Tea Dye Distress Ink through a brick stencil.  I cut a strip of kraft cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the panel, which I affixed to a white cardbase. Finally, I arranged my die-cut elements onto the front of the card.  I wouldn’t mind coming home to a door like this everyday!

Hello Open House

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

My second card again features the Open House Door Base Dies. This time I paired them with the Open House Topiary Dies for a simpler, but just as beautiful door.

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

When I die-cut the door, I used the window outline dies to create windows in my door. I chose not to add the inserts to my windows, but instead simply backed them with clear acetate and blue cardstock.

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

For my background I used another brick stencil and applied Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I trimmed a strip of gray cardstock and affixed it to my background with foam tape before gluing the door above it.  I adhered my potted plants with foam squares to create more dimension. I love that the Topiary Dies give you the option to create smaller plants!

Season’s Greetings Open House

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

As I was creating the plants for my second card, I couldn’t get the idea of mistletoe out of my head. The Open House Topiary Dies are perfect for creating little balls of mistletoe for your Christmas projects.

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

I cut the elements for my mistletoe from colored cardstocks and adhered them together. I love how the tree trunk die simulates a ribbon holding up the ball of mistletoe! To showcase my mistletoe, I die-cut a circle from navy cardstock and foiled it with Champagne Glimmer Foil and the Essential Glimmer Circles Plates. I affixed my ball to the circle with foam squares.

Open House Collection - Inspiration with Andrea Shell

I die-cut white cardstock with the Essential Rectangles Dies and embossed it with the Love Stripes Embossing Folder. I matted it with navy cardstock and affixed it to a white card.  I heat-embossed a sentiment from the Christmas Wishes set (November 2019 KOM) and die-cut it with the Rectangles Dies. I adhered the circle and sentiment with foam and embellished with gold enamel dots.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Whimsy Stamps Brick Pattern Stencil, MFT Small Brick Stencil, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Rusty Hinge Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by the Spellbinders’ blog today! I hope I’ve inspired you to check out the gorgeous Open House Collection. To see more of my work, please find me on my blog and on Instagram. Have a wonderful day!

One Comment

  • MaryH

    You have really paid attention to detail and color choices. The last card is the first time I have seen anyone use the die set like this and it is simple but elegant! Love the brick background for the door and the way you grounded the door. I agree I would love to come home to such a pretty door as you have created. I really like the style of KOM-NOV19 sentiment; but sadly is not available. Enjoyed the tour and appreciate the work in your projects.

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