Monday, August 18, 2014


Welcome to my blog! It's Monday once again and I'm here to share with you my Dr. Monday M.D. (Mini's and Dies) card. 

 My fellow DT buddy, Patty Jo  is a whiz with the dies. I hope you will drop by her blog to see what her amazing project is this week. 

 I don't usually work with the dies so much but I've had this Cherry Lynn  die for a long time. It was sent to me by another DT buddy, Chrissy Christensen. It's been on my desk for too long and I knew it was time to put it to good use. She also sent me the screen material - what a gem!

Here is what I came up with...

This is the front of my card.  I've used Magnolia DP for the outside wall and just plain white for the door.  I made the welcome wreath by cutting a circle using Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Circle dies.  The flowers were punched out using my Punch Bunch Corner die.  The welcome sign is SU Tiny Tags set.  I put a small Dew Drop on the end that attaches to the wreath.  Bakers Twine is used for the bow.  The hinges for the door are a Magnolia Dookickey Key die.  I just cut off the bottom of the key.  The door is hinged inside and our for stability.  I also used  a bead cap for the door knob.   

Here is a look at the card to show that the screendoor actually opens to show the inside of the card.  Notice the little black kitty?  He is part of the die! Sweet!!!

Here is a closer look at the door knob and magnets.  The magnets are small, but uber strong and a dot of paper on each one makes is easier to open the door.

This is a look at the inside of the card The sentiment is computer generated.

Here is a close up of Tilda.  I paper pieced her heart.  She is colored with Copics.  The colors show so much brighter here than in real life..

Well, that's it for my post.  I hope you will feel inspired to give this type of card a try.

Many blessings,


  1. Fabulous card, Barb. Love the cute screen door design. Couldn't wait to see the entire project, very creative. Lovely coloring on Tilda.

  2. LOL - well, it's about time, LOL, LOL, LOL! I love your door! I love your card! I'm so glad that you were able to use the die and screen! It was worth the wait as this is such an adorable design! XO, XO, XO!


  3. This is just too cute. Fab idea! Hugs! xx

  4. Oh, wow!!! This is such an amazing make with beautiful detail.
    It's no wonder that the construction of the door took a white and I must say all your creativity paid off.
    Such an inspirational project. Gorgeous inside and out.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Donna xx

  5. Super cute!! And the colring is beautiful!

  6. I LOVE this!!! Everything about it is perfect!!

  7. What a terrific way to use the door....magnets and all!!! Great idea Barb and the card is adorable!!!

  8. Wow Barb! What a gorgeous card. i love how you made the door and screen. Even a magnet to shut it. Brilliant.
    And there is Tilda inside with her arm full of hearts. Love it.
    Hugs maz

  9. How smart you are!!!
    I love this adorable card :o)
    Well worth all of your hard work.
    Big Hugs, Candy

  10. Gorgeous Card! Love the scene you have created here. You put the perfect embellishments.


  11. Beautiful card, stunning design and creative idea ! So inspiring and beautiful handmade.

    Lidya (Cloud's project)

  12. Simple and beautiful design. Gorgeous flower decorations and surprise tilda behind the door. What creative ideas.


  13. This is so incredibly cute! The screen door is adorable but the wreath is what makes it fantastic. I love that it's hinged and has the magnets holding it shut. Gorgeous inside and out.

    Big Hugs,
    Laura C.

  14. Such a cute idea :) Thank you so much Zoe x

  15. How cute and such a clever idea, I love your screen door, nicely done my friend
    Hugs Julie P


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