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Through the Purple Haze Challenge #173 Entry: Christmas Door Cards

Over on the Through the Purple Haze blog, the designers gave way to a Tic Tac Toe board. Unlike other blogs, I could muster dozens of different ideas. As it's November, I'm in the full swing of the holiday spirit. Take a look at their tic tac toe challenge:


I went for sentiment, emboss and gold down the right hand column. That said, I also put my final product on patterned paper, and this whole idea was inspired by my brand new die set from Anna Griffin: Anna Griffin Classic Christmas Decorative Door Dies

Here's the final product:

I wanted the doorway to stand out, so I utilized black, which helped accentuate the gold. The brick background gave it that perfect holiday feel. What I love about the set is that none of it felt too time consuming. As everyone knows here, I love my Anna Griffin dies, but often they're time consuming and it feels like everything takes just a bit too long to do. The only part that took extra time were the lanterns, ribbon and hanging holly, which needed to be cut twice. 

I also made the same card with minor variations: a double red center and a different background plaid. Unfortunately, the lighting was a bit bright so you can't quite make out the embossed background; nevertheless, here are the two cards side by side:

And that was that! This set is 100% worthy of your time, and has a lot of flexibility. I will hopefully be using it again soon.

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