23 April 2017


A door hanger celebrating adventure and following one's dreams decorated on both sides.


Putting It Together

My co-worker is retiring at the end of the month. She is a traveler and explorer who is embarking on a new adventure now that she won't be shackled by the bonds of daily work.

I found a template on the Internet, printed it out and cut it out. 

I cut the door hanger core from card board that had been part of an emptied paper pad. I cut two, one for a future project.

I used Multi-Medium Matte to decoupage map patterned paper to the door hanger for the background. 

For the curved areas, I cut slits to allow the paper to follow the curve.

The map covered door hanger looks great.

I stamped an image for each side. One image is an airplane for all the trips she will be taking. The other image is a kitty in a box for the kitty she has. I stamped the images on lightweight watercolour cardstock.

I used Distress Ink and Distress Stain and waterbrush to paint the images. 

I fussy cut the images with narrow border all around since both images had some line details outside of the main part of the image. After fussy cutting, I decided to add black Enamel Accent to the outside of the goggles to give them a shiny look.

On one side I put the plane with a sentiment on a banner. I adhered both with foam mounting tape to give them dimension.

For the other side, I die cut a stitched square and I stamped the sentiment with Aegean Blue chalk ink. The sentiment stamp has "day!" on the last line, so I masked that so add my own final word "adventure" on purple glittery cardstock to tie into the colour of the pilot's scarf.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Skrappy challenge: Anything But a Card
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Splash It On (watercolouring, and oceans in the maps)
The Paper Shelter: Sentimental
Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes


  1. I really love what you did. The KKS images are perfect with that paper. Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  2. Love these fantastic door hangers! They are so cute and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  3. So beutiful Done this is a A wonderful creation !! It's just gorgeous!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD

    Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}

  4. Super creative! I am sure your friend will love it!! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Paper Shelter.

  5. Wow, these are both Gorgeous! I just love what you created, and your coloring with the distress inks is so Beautiful and Vibrant! Thank you for joining our Challenge over on the Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog! DT-Mindy

  6. These are fantastic! What a great idea! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges this week.

  7. What a wonderful gift! I am sure she will love these!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see back again soon :)

  8. Hello…. You have made 2 beautiful door hangers…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and we would love you to join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  9. Gorgeous doorhangers!
    Thanks for playing with Vilda Stamps.
    xxx Margreet

  10. Love the door hangers, great gift idea. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xx

  11. very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts !
    Hope to see you again.

    hugs , Fiki
    My little store: Crafty Kitty Cat Shop


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