Hogs & Kisses
I don’t have a lot of Valentine stamp sets. Since I only use them one day out of the year (and I only make a few Valentines) and my stampers don’t usually make a lot of Valentines, I tend to use stamps that aren’t exactly intended for Valentines day, like the Barn Door Stamp Set in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.
Barn doors are all the rage right now. I mean, check out Pinterest! There are barn doors everywhere – and they’re not on barns. They’re made into tables, used as interior doors, or even home décor.
I decided to make a gatefold card using the barn door set. Mine really is a door to a barn, though.
For this card, cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11″. Then score 2-3/4″ on both sides. Stamp the barn door image two times on Woodgrain Designer Series Paper. I used Basic Black ink, because it was handy. Then die-cut the doors (true confession – I cut them with scissors since they didn’t have to be perfect and slide) and the hook using the Sliding Door Framelits dies. If you’re frugal, you’ll want to bundle the stamps and the die-cuts and save 10%.
Die-cut the heart using the Wood Crate Framelits Dies. Put all the die-cut pieces aside for a minute. Emboss the two front panels of the Cherry Cobbler card with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then layer the die-cuts to the front as shown. Remember to only use adhesive on one side of the heart and hook. If you glue both sides down, your card won’t open.
Here’s the inside of the card.
Of course, there’s a piggy in the barn! This is one of the images from the This Little Piggy stamp set. I colored it with Stampin’ Blends. This reminds me of a pig we had when I was growing up. He had the misfortune to be named Pork Chops. When it came to naming animals, we weren’t very original. I think, though, this was the only farm animal we named. I didn’t eat pork for years unless I knew it came from the grocery store.
Thanks for stopping by STamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day.