Two Cool “Dutch Door” Half-Cut Cards

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Today, I'm sharing two projects from my Too Cool Team and both feature a fun, half-cut card opening style!  Have you seen this style before?  I like to call them "Dutch door" cards because them remind me of the double Dutch doors you sometimes see on barns (I am from Indiana, ya know!).  Whatever you call them, they sure are Too Cool!
Michelle - fall fest pumpkin half card 1 copy

CASEd from Kristi Gray at Stamp With Kristi.

The first card is one that Michelle Hoover brought for us to create at our September team shoebox swap and it features the Fall Fest stamps and Fun Fall Framelits.  You can see her original card at Hoover's Dam Stamping.
Half-Cut Card Base—The card starts with 4-1/4" x 11" Basic Black card stock, scored at 5-1/2" and folded.  Then we cut off 2" off the top of the front cover of the card using the Stampin' Trimmer, so it opens like this:

Michelle - fall fest pumpkin half card 3 copy

Inside Details—We stamped the "trick or treat" phrase from the Good Greetings stamp set across the top of the 5-1/4" x 4" Whisper White card stock so that it shows when the card cover is closed.

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Michelle - fall fest pumpkin half card copy            

Background Basics—The front half cover of Michelle's card is decorated with a 5-3/8" x 2-1/8" piece of Crushed Curry card stock and a 5-1/8" x 1-7/8" piece of Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper


Pumpkin Patch—The Fall Fest pumpkins are stamped in Tangerine Tango on Whisper White, and the faces were added with Memento Black Ink.  They are die-cut with the coordinating Fun Fall Framelits, then accented with Basic Black and Crushed Curry die-cut leaves from the same set.  Three Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine bows were added with Glue Dots.

Michelle - fall fest pumpkin half card 2 copy     .

Those little jack-o-lanterns are so, so cute!

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Carmen - fabulous half card copy  

Carmen DeBruce also tried out the half-cut card style on a recent project she created and it turned out fabulously! 

Flower Garden—She started with a Crisp Cantaloupe card base, and also cut 2" off the front.  She lined the half-cover with pretty layered flowers from the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets, punched with the Pansy Flower and Petite Petals punches, and topped with Rhinestone Jewels. The decorative paper on the front is retired.

Carmen - fabulous half card 2 copy  

The inside is stamped with a sentiment from Million & One!  Lovely!

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