Stamp Review Crew: Barn Door Edition

barn door

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Barn Door Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Barn Door set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the creative Dawn Tidd.  I just love her style! After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Lou Kitzelman.  Her work is always amazing.  Be prepared to be inspired as you travel along on today’s hop!

Barn Door Holiday Card

barn door holiday card

Growing up, Christmas was always much anticipated. Candies, cookies and pies were never in short supply.  Both ham and turkey graced the holiday table, as well as mountains of mashed potatoes and dressing. The aroma of homemade bread wafted at your nose the minute you stepped through the door.  But it wasn’t just the food.  Decorating the house, inside and out, started the day after Thanksgiving.  The tree was chopped down from the woods at the back of the farm, and pine boughs were gathered to make wreaths…all in preparation for the relatives who would come and stay at the farm.  Even the barns were decorated.  And therein lies the inspiration for today’s card.  I’ll never forget the wreaths that graced the gable and door of the big barn, nor will I forget the memories made with loved ones those many Christmases ago.  I hope you enjoy today’s Barn Door Holiday card.

barn door holiday card

Colors of the Day

barn door holiday card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The card base for this card began as a 11″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock, which was scored at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″. Next, the gorgeous Red Plaid pattern (5″ x 3-3/4″) from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper collection was matted onto Gold Foil (5-1/4″ x 4″). This panel was then cut in half, and each half was matted onto the front panels of the card base.

barn door holiday card

The doors were inked in Soft Suede and  stamped onto Wood Textures Designer Paper.  They were die cut out using Sliding Door framelits.  The wreath image was inked in Mossy Meadow, and die cut out. Two were created. Two more wreaths were then inked in Cherry Cobbler, and just the bows were snipped out and adhered atop the Mossy Meadow ones.  Red Rhinestones made the perfect accents.

SRC Barn DoorInside the doors is a sparkly surprise…

barn door holiday card

which is revealed as the doors are opened.

barn door holiday card

If you would like to try your hand at creating your own Barn Door holiday card, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Place an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) AND use the Host Code below to receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

December: U4S62766

Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Lou to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

Barn Door holiday card

barn door holiday card


Price: $110.00


  1. What sweet memories! And your card is beautiful. Red, plaid, and woodgrain = classy country charm. Oh wait, that describes Ann too 😉

  2. Your card is lovely Ann. Thank you for sharing your wonderful holiday memories while living on the farm. I certainly enjoy posts!

    Mary from NH

  3. Another great way to use my stamp/die set. Very masculine

  4. Wow Ann, that’s super pretty! Those doors just beg to be opened.

  5. Oh I love this Ann. Such a wonderful surprise behind those majestic doors. Merry Christmas to you and your family. X

  6. Love your plaid again, Ann! Loved hearing about the farm and I think you’ve caught the memory wonderfully with your card. Those wreaths are perfect for the doors. The double-doors open in such a fun way and the Merry Christmas inside is just right!

  7. Wonderful memories, Ann! We are Blessed to have such memories! Cards are great reminder of them – fantastic job. Perfection! Merry Christmas to you and yours (human and furry)! Enjoy!

  8. Ann, this is just gorgeous! I’m not on here very much but I’m sure glad I popped in today to see this cozy, country Christmas card! I love the barn door and sparkly plaid inside. And your memories from long ago are wonderful to hear. I felt like I right there next to you, you’re a wonderful story teller! ; ) Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you!!

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