Video 2torial: Bigz Door Card
Hello crafters! I'm here today with a project featuring the Bigz Door Die. My products focus on pop-up and interactive techniques, but did you know that not all the dies in my collection are pop-ups? These other dies are accessory dies that coordinate nicely with pop-ups but can certainly be used on their own for card fronts, layouts, mini-albums, décor projects ... anything you can dream up! One such die is the Bigz Door die. My goal with this die was to give crafters a quick and easy card front with an interactive twist — the Door is hinged to open, giving you a place to hide a greeting, or a photo, or a punch line or even a pop-up!
Assembly is just a matter of layering the pieces from the die, which include the hinged Door in a frame, decorator panels, a wreath, a door handle and knob. To add a Welcome mat, cut a rectangle from cardstock and then angle both sides inward, making a trapezoid shape.
For today's project I thought I would take the Door die a little further and show how to create a layered dimensional Door with the look of molding on the panels.
The Door is a Bigz steel-rule die, meaning you'll be able to cut thicker materials, like chipboard or wood, for a very authentic feel. The only thing you'll need to consider when using thicker materials is whether those materials will fold to allow the Door to open. If not, consider cutting the Door along the score line to remove it from the doorframe and then using small metal hinges to reattach it. (Note: I've had great luck finding small hinges in craft stores in the dollhouse aisle or at the hardware store.)
I asked some of my talented designer friends to post Door projects on their own blogs, and they did not disappoint! You can also find links to all their projects (and more!) by checking out my Sizzix Door Die Ideas Pinterest Board.
Well there you go — lots of inspiration for this die. If you've been on the fence about purchasing this die, now's the time!
Have you created a project using the Door die? Be sure to send me a link to your project — I'd love to add it to the Sizzix Door Die Ideas Pinterest Board. There is an "e-mail me" button on my blog: I am not left-handed.