From the Heart Blog Hop: Sliding Barn Door Valentine

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Learn how to create this sliding barn door valentine card with Stampin Up Barn Door - Mary Fish StampinUp

One of the hottest home design trends is the sliding barn door.  If any of you are HGTV fans like me, you’ll know exactly what I mean!  Imagine my excitement when I saw the Barn Door Bundle (Barn Door Stamp Set and Sliding Door Framelits Dies) in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!

Barn Door Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!


First things first!  I highly recommend you watch Stampin’ Up!’s Brandy Barnard in this video demonstration of how to use the Barn Door Bundle.  The bundle saves you 10% and includes the Barn Door Stamp Set and Sliding Door Framelits Dies.

Learn how to create this sliding barn door valentine card with Stampin Up Barn Door - Mary Fish StampinUp Love

The “magic” is in the way the door actually slides left and right within the grooves of the die cut.  There’s no “interior” of my valentine card but you could use a folded card base (instead of my 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Real Red layer) if you wanted to add a personalized note inside.

I used #6 washers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to slide the door.  However, pennies should work in place of the washers.   I haven’t tried pennies and assume you’ll have to position them a little differently so they will be hidden behind the door.

Learn how to create this sliding barn door valentine card with Stampin Up Barn Door - Mary Fish StampinUp Slider

Isn’t the “hello” sign on the barn door adorable?  It’s popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and given a little pizzazz with Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine and a Real Red Heart from Brights Enamel Shapes.

In addition to the Stampin’ Up! Sliding Door Framelits Dies, I used four of the heart dies from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  

Learn how to create this sliding barn door valentine card with Stampin Up Barn Door - Mary Fish StampinUp ConceptMy creative process.  Before starting this project, I experimented with scrap card stock and came up with a concept (above).

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Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty – You Are Here
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  22. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  23. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  24. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  25. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

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  1. Awesome card. Thanks for sharing

  2. Love your card. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gloria Westerman

    Oh I love this…what a fun card for any occasion…tfs

  4. Kathy Hendrey

    This is a definite “WOW” card! What a great idea to use for Valentines Day or anniversary.

  5. Kadie in Arizona

    Sliding Barn Doors are HOT HOT HOT and your take with this darling card creation is OVER THE TOP. Thanks for sharing….now I’m off to make one myself friend.

  6. Jennifer Michalski

    Such a from the heart card today! I love the colors with the barn door, beautiful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Just AWESOME!!! I love it all…!!! Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

  8. So clever and sweet!

  9. I love this card! So creative.

  10. Love the door!

  11. Amazing project…will play with mine soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Such a sweet card, Mary! I love how you walked us through your process and showed us your mocked-up card. Such a fun project!

  13. Cindy Brumbaugh

    Mary- my heart did a flutter when I saw this!! Such a cute way to use this!!! Thanks so much for sharing:)))

  14. I LOVE that barn door set! And your card is great

  15. Great job with the Barn Door, Mary!

  16. Katrina chancellor

    Wow, just lovely!

  17. Katrina chancellor

    Wow, just lovely! Thank for the washer size tip!

    • Hi Katrina. When I create a sliding barn door again, I might go a wee bit wider in outside diameter. What I used works but slightly wider would be a security blanket that it would stay in the grooves! M

  18. Lisa @ Stampin' Made Simple

    I love this card, Mary! What a cute way to use the barn door!

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