I saw a card made to look like a barn door for the donkey.  I wanted a simpler version though.  So I played with it and come up with a Fun Fold that would work for any type card.  I used stamps and paper that make it so if you have it already in your mind…..then it might be a barn door!! LOL!!


Stampin' Up!, Darling Donkey, In Good Taste, Jackie Beers

I just adore this little guy, or gal.  The facial expressions that Stampin’ Up! gives to the animal stamps are always so cute.  As I said at the top of the post, I was looking for a simple barn door.  I went to the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper for a wood piece.

I did not want this card to be very neutral looking or simply masculine.  To that end, I chose Poppy Parade as the bright piece for this project.  To pull out the gray in the wood, I added a layer of Smoky Slate Card Stock.  It is one of my go to colors.  It pairs so well with anything else.

Here is a look at the open card.  And ignore the unfinished inside.  I have not decided on the proper sentiment so have not added the white layer to write and stamp on.



I have the measurements and directions to share with you.  I will definitely be making more cards using this fold.

Measurements and instructions:

  • Base layer is Poppy Parade cut 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • Door flap is Poppy Parade cut 2 3/4 X 5 1/2, scored at 1 1/4 on the 5 1/2 side
  • Fold on score line and adhere the 1 1/4 section to the left, bottom of the Base
  • Smoky Slate is cut to 4 1/8 X 5 1/8 and adhered over the base and the small section of the door
  • Cut another Smoky Slate layer at 4 1/8 X 2 5/8 to adhere to the front of the door flap
  • DSP is cut to 4 X 5 1/8, then cut it in half at 2 5/8 on the 5 1/8 side.  The taller section adheres to the upper part of the card.  The shorter section adheres to the door flap.
  • The inside lower, behind the door flap, is Whisper White cut to 2 1/2 X 4 (I do not have that in the photo)
  • The front donkey layers are:
  • Poppy Parade is 2 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • Smoky Slate is 2 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • White is 2 1/2 X 3 1/2


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