The Barn Door style Fun Fold card is a quick one that has great visual appeal.  After learning the cut, the hardest part is deciding what image to use as the focal point.  Today I paired the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set and Sweet Symmetry DSP with the Fun Fold for a bright and happy card.


Stampin' Up!, Amazing Silhouettes, Peaceful Moments, Sweet Symmetry, Double Oval Punch, Jackie Beers


Stamp sets

The Amazing Silhouettes stamp set definitely lives up to the name!  There are three images in the set that are shaded beautifully and stamp perfectly.  I chose the Leaves stamp for today’s card.  By using the Bumblebee Ink it pulls the Bumblebee color from the paper.  But the one single stamp easily stands alone on the focal panel of my Barn Door card.

To finish the focal section, I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  This is a great set of sentiments that cover most occasions.  My choice for the sentiment layers is the Double Oval Punch.  I think this is one of the best punches Stampin’ Up! carries.  Between the two ovals, they fit most sentiments that we have.


All of my colors were chosen from this bright DSP.  It is the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper.  I love the mix of Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, and Bumblee.  The bold pattern of the paper is partially covered, but still holds it’s own on the card.  You know I love bright colors, and this fits the bill.

For a finishing touch, I added a bit of bling.  I wanted a different kind of bling for a change on this card.  So I went with the Blue Adhesive Gems.  There are two shades of blue in the pack, but they also seem to change colors a little as well.  You can see a bit of the gold in the three I used when you look closely.


I have used this barn door card previously.  Take a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and score in half at 4 1/4.  Place the  score line on the cutting track of your Paper Trimmer.  Cut down the score line 2 1/2″.  Turn the cardstock and cut from where you stopped over to the edge of the front panel.  You are basically cutting off the top section of your front panel.  Save this piece to use as the layer for the vertical focal point.  Decorate however you wish.

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