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Barn Door Card is Easier Than it Looks

May 21, 2018

Making a barn door card is easier than it looks.  Trust me.  🙂

Barn Door Card is Easier Than it Looks

Making a barn door card always tickles me because it’s just plain easier that it looks.  Be methodical.  Work step by step.  Be prepared.  And you can do it.

Before you think you’re ready to create a Barn Door card, the one with the gliding opening and closing barn door, make sure you have eight #6 washers at the ready.  I bought mine (40 of them!) at our local charming independent hardware store for $.09 each.

Rather than go on with the step-by-step directions here, I have created a tutorial that I’m glad to share.  I created the tutorial at the request of a customer who no long has computer access but has purchased the Barn Door stamp set.

For the card above, just slide the barn door to the left to reveal the greeting that you would normally find inside the card.  

Barn Door Card is Easier Than it Looks

The card below is one where you can hand write, rather than stamp, a personal greeting on the right side after you’ve moved the barn door from the left to the right.

Barn Door Card is Easier Than it Looks

 

Barn Door Card is Easier Than it Looks

 

Now that I’ve made cards for my two “typical colored barns” I’m going to try a few more ideas, changing the color of the barn.  What will you do?  Share your cards with us so we can have even more inspiration.  Don’t forget that the barn door card is easier than it looks.  You can do it!!!

Here’s the PDF:   Tutorial BARN DOOR

I apologize for not be able to offer a direct link to a download of the PDF but it’s just not cooperating with me.  Ugh.  If you send me an email (Blythe@StampingWithBlythe.com) I will manually send you a link.  You can click on the  bottom left of the tutorial above to go from page 1 to page 5.  Don’t click the WP/PDF.com in the gray box in the right corner.  It just goes to a web page–not mine and not the pdf’s.

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