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My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card

January 27, 2018

Today, Saturday, January 27th, I stepped out, took the bull by the horns and set out on my first attempt at making a Barn Door card.

My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card

 

First I listened to Stampin’ Up!’s You Tube video explaining the Barn Door stamp set and the coordinating Sliding Door Framelits.

 

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Wood and Clear Mount Barn Door Bundles:

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Both Wood Mount stamps and Clear Mount stamps are made from Stampin’ Up!’s famed red rubber.  Only Photopolymer stamps are clear/see through stamps.

Up here in Mi Wuk Village (4600′ elevation is the ‘up here’) we have a Birthday Buddies group of gals who go to lunch together throughout the year to celebrate each person’s birthday.  Today was my birthday turn.  Shortly after the beginning of 2018 I joined Weight Watchers, hoping to guide both my husband and myself into better eating habits.  My buddy Cathy is also a WW member and, although we don’t normally do gifts, she brought me this gift:

My first attempt at making a barn door card - surprise gift

All items are from Weight Watchers.  And it was a wonderful, thoughtful, perfect surprise.  Cathy had to have a thank you card.  By the way, she wore purple top, scarf and vest today which will explain the colors I chose for her Barn Door card.

Before attempting your first Barn Door card I would suggest having the Foam Adhesive Strips in your ‘stable’ of adhesives.  The strips will be perfect for attach the Barn Door layer to your card front.

 

You’ll also need washers.  Metal washers.  Be sure the ones you select are not too wide (3/8″-1/2″ is good) and that the center hole is smaller than a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  You’ll need eight for each card.

My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card - beyond the barn door

 

My First Attempt at Making a Barn Door Card - coordinating envelope

 

I can’t wait to make more of these cards.  They’re fun.  They’re different.  And your recipient will think you’re a card-making genius!

I’m so glad I took my first attempt at making a Barn Door card today.  When will you make yours?  If you don’t have this set yet, just click on the image of the picture of the type of set your prefer and the link will take you straight to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to be yours.  Contact me at 209-352-1059 or blythe@stampingwithblythe.com.  You can also select me (smile) as you place your own online order.

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