Monday, June 25, 2018

Dutch door

The house I grew up in had a dutch door off the kitchen leading in to the garage. I remember opening it up and coaxing the dog to jump it. Why I did that I don't know other than it must have amused me.

Thee are no actual doors in this post. I felt the need to get in to my craft room and make something even if it was something small. I chose to try this Dutch door card.


The reason it's called a Dutch door is because the front is half the height of the back. You might not be able to tell from the picture above so I've got this one below to show you when it's opened a bit.

On the circle I stamped the word hello, the leaves and the outline of the flower. I finished it off by coloring the flower with colored pencils. Too bad I didn't notice I had ink of the edges of my acrylic block that ended up in places it shouldn't have been. Oh well, no big deal.

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  1. I had not seen a card done quite like a dutch door before, but I really like the way it turned out! Very nice card Ann!

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  2. Thanks Jeanne. I have tons of ideas for cards pinned on Pinterest. This was one that I had recently pinned. I wanted to start doing something other than just a regular card.

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  3. Annie,

    I'm visiting from Sandee's (Comedy Plus). What a cute job! I do some rubber-stamping but not nearly as much as I did in years' past. In the 2017 A2Z Challenge I picked up art sketching after a gazillion years of neglect, not that I was really super good but more or less a doodler than anything, but in the process found that I actually have more artistic skills than I remembered. Anywho, now I try to sketch images for on greeting cards for birthdays. I still use rubber-stamps for Christmas greetings, though. I've not heard the term 'dutch door'. Is it basically half a door or one that splits? Feel free to hit the dance floor with me this morning and check out today's Awwws and Sparks quote. Have an pAwesome day!

    Curious as a Cathy

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    1. Thanks so much for your visit. I'm not much good at drawing and I'm not all that good at stamping either but I try and I do have fun with it. I need to start using all the stamps I've collected and have yet to touch

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  4. Ah, Dutch doors! I remember seeing them in movies when I was a kid and always liking them and wanting a house with Dutch doors...

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    1. For some reason it makes me think of Mr Ed because that's the kind of door that was on his barn stall...lol

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  5. I LOVE this whole concept! You must make more!!

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  6. it is really pretty and I LOVE the dutch door concept.. I just looked up and realize I typed the same as Anni, but it was my first thought so I am leaving it and I did NOT copy annie. great idea

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  7. It's adorable and different. I love it!

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    1. Thanks. This one is more square and I need to make an envelope instead of using the standard size ones I already have. The next time I do them I'm make them just a tad higher

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  8. That is a sweet card and being creative is a good outlet when grieving.

    Keep it up ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks. I agree I think it's a good outlet as well unfortunately most of the time when I go try and do something I just don't have it in me

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  9. Sometimes our pets were our entertainment when we were kids. I did similar things.

    I love your card. I've never had one of these doors, but I've seen them in movies.

    Have a blessed day, my friend. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

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    1. Pets are a good source of entertainment.
      The funny thing about the door we had, my parents never opened it and I often wondered why they bothered to put that type of door in

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  10. I *love* this card, Ann, and also reading about your memories of the Dutch door of your childhood. XOXO I am new to card making, for what reason I do not know. I've always enjoyed handicrafts and working with papers and all that jazz.... so why I never ventured into the card making process I do not know. But I'm really enjoying the process. Nothing fancy... just simple cards mostly for my 86yo aunt/godmother that I send $20 to each month. She appreciates getting them and I appreciate making them. :) Lovingly, Andrea

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy paper crafts out of all the things I do and I think making cards is my most favorite. None of mine are as fancy as some I've seen online but they are nice enough to send when I need a card

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  11. What a cute idea! I like unexpected things in a card because they are more memorable. I've never had a dutch door but I might have had dutch chocolate. :)

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    1. Thanks. I think I could use some dutch chocolate right now or any kind of chocolate for that matter.

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  12. We had a split door on one kitchen door. It offered a nice breeze on a warm day or a quick vent when one burnt something.

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  13. Never had one of those dutch doors but I always thought they were cool. Really don't have a need for one. Card looks great.

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    1. When my dad built the house I thought the door was pretty cool too

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  14. I love the card, Ann. Seems like Dutch doors were popular on tv shows from the 50's. This is really cute and each time you show something, it makes me want to try one! I saw the specialist today...turns out the hospital lab made a huge mistake and my bloodwork today proves to be just fine. A week of worry but regardless I am VERY thankful. I appreciate your prayers.
    God bless you. xoxo

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  15. I always wanted one of those Dutch doors when I was a kid! Never knew what they were called. The card is very pretty - it looks professionally made.

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  16. That's a really cute card. Adam and Gabby put a dutch door on the front of their house.

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  17. I like this, and love the colors! I'm way behind on blog reading again, due to the computer issues.

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