To make the outside of the card look like the front of a house I added a stoop, Santa's Toy sack, an address plaque, and some stamped brick.
I did not have the die Shelly used so I improvised a bit and cut out my own front door using my Cricut. I used Picket Fence Crackle on the door frame. For the door itself, i used a white paint dabber and the Tim Holtz wood grain stamp. the paint created a resist for the blue Distress ink.
Once I knew the size of my door, I cut a hole in the front of the card. I wanted the door to open and reveal Jolly Old St. Nick.
I am submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show House Rules Challenge. I know it is not a complete house, but I think it still qualifies. I encourage you to go check them out and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate. Thank you for stopping by and I hope your house is filled with the magic of the season.