Barn Door Greeting Card - SBTD April Hop | Stampin Up

Happy Friday!

I hope you have had a fantastic week and are ready for a super fun weekend! It is just starting to get nice here and I am ready to start spending some time outside!

To get to the fun stuff, it is that time again! Time for the Stampers By The Dozen blog hop! This months theme was bundles which is right up my alley since most of what I buy resolves around bundles :)

I decided to use the Barn Door Stamp Set and Sliding Door Framelits which are super adorable. I wanted to take a little spin on what I thought would most likely be the norm for this set and decided to NOT make a moving door card. If you want to see this, leave a comment below and I would be super happy to show you how that works!

Instead, I decided to make a card with doors that open. Now before we jump into this, I wanted to say I keep the design super simple. I really wanted to show you how you could do this yourself so the design is really basic. But the good news is, this is super easy to take and step it up a little bit (keep an eye out and I might just do that!)

So on to the project! I started by stamping 2 of the door images on Crumb Cake cardstock using Crumb Cake ink. I happened to use my Stamparatus which is completely optional but I really do think it helps with this project. As you can see below, stamping once gives a clear image but its a little light. I am able to stamp again with no effort and make the image nice dark and crisp.

I also stamped the little wreath with the flowers in Wisteria Wonder on Wisteria Wonder cardstock as well as the "I'm so happy to know you" sentiment on white cardstock in Basic Black ink. I then cut the doors and wreath out using the framelit set as well as the sentiment using one of the hearts from the Sweet and Sassy framelit set.

Since I wanted to make these doors open, I needed to make little hinges. To do this, I just took a small strip of my leftover Crumb Cake and cut 4 1 inch pieces. I then scored these half way through

Then took 2 of these "hinges" and attached 1 to the top and 1 to the bottom of each door.

Then it was time to attach them to the base! For my base layer, I took a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with the brick wall embossing folder. I used a little Fast Fuse and stuck the doors to this piece. To make sure the doors lined up where I wanted them, I positioned them where I wanted them and then used washi tape to secure 1 door down. Then I knew I just had to line the other door up and I would be golden.

I then took my heart with the sentiment and stuck it right in the middle of the doors! It is such a cute little touch when opening the card. After I did this, I realized I didn't like how my little hinges looked inside the card on the background. To fix this, I just cut small pieces of Wisteria Wonder and adhered them down to cover them up. It's not perfect but it blends it pretty well.

To finish this off, I adhered the wreath to the front of the doors. I used glue dots to do this. I put glue dots on each side of the wreath and stuck it right in the middle of the 2 doors which keeps the card closed. For the glue dots on 1/2 of the great, I stuck them to my pants a couple of times. This allows them to still be sticky but not so sticky that the recipient won't be able to open the card. You don't have to do this but I find that the card tears more than opens without doing this.

The final step was to add this to a Thick Whisper White card base and it was done!

I hope you enjoyed this project! Again, I kept the design pretty simple to really show how to create this fun little interactive template but you can take this and spice it up really easily for tons of different occasions!

To see what everyone else did with bundles, make sure you click the link below and continue through the entire hop until you're back with me!

Happy crafting!

Xoxo, Lyndsay

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