Instructions

  1. Download and print pattern.
  2. Fold the 5-1/2-inch x 8-1/2-inch piece of card stock in half crosswise to make a card 4-1/2 inches x 5-1/2-inches. With the fold at the left, stamp front of card as desired.
  3. Trace the door opening pattern onto tracing paper with pencil. Open card and center pattern on the front. With craft knife, cut out opening and discard cutout.
  4. Trace screen door pattern onto tracing paper with pencil.
  5. Tape pattern over the 3-1/2-inch x 5-1/2-inch piece of contrasting card stock for screen door. Use craft knife to cut out shape. Discard white areas.
  6. With double-sided tape, adhere screen/window mesh to back of screen door.
  7. Use hole punch to make the doorknob hole; insert a brad. Make two holes in each hinge piece; insert brads.
  8. Glue screen door to front of card over opening and the hinges along left side of door as shown in photo.
  9. Stamp design onto white card stock, and color as desired. Cut out each stamped design and glue to card front.
  10. With marker, write greeting inside card so it shows through the screen.

Note: Using colored card stock with a white core? Sand with sanding block or sandpaper for a weathered look.

Finished Size: Each handmade card measures about 4-1/2 inches across x 5-1/2 inches high.

Greetings & Stamps shown for Handmade Card Idea:
Handmade Bee card:
I’m glad to “bee” your friend (Libby Border, The Angel
Company and “bee” your friend sentiment, Inky Antics
Rubber Stamps)

Handmade Watering can card:
A little something for you (Something for You and
Road to a Friend’s stamp sets, The Angel Company)

Handmade Chicken in mailbox card:
Just chicken to see how you’ve been doing…
(Inky Antics Rubber Stamps)

Handmade Truck card:
Loads of Love! (Loads of Love set by Stampin’ Up)

Handmade Mermaid card:
Make a splash (Little Mermaid set, The Angel Company)

Handmade Bug card:
Happy Birthday From All Of Us At The Funny Farm.
(Inky Antics Rubber Stamps)

Handmade Pilgrim card:
Happy Thanksgiving to one of my favorite blessings!
Pilgrim Girl, Little Daisy (Inky Antics Rubber Stamps)

Screen Door Cards Paper Craft originally sent in by Michelle Polizzi of Montgomery, IL.