“Rooted in Nature” Card in a Box

Many of my readers know that my daughter is a Marine Biologist and that she has lived near the coast of California for many years now.  You may not know that Anne also loves her Wisconsin roots – the woods, trees, and forests.

I created this “Card in a Box” for her birthday, today, to celebrate her love of hiking in the mountains.  This card is for my daughter but as you can tell, it is a great masculine card too!


Stamp Set – Rooted in Nature, Waterfront, Beautiful Bouquet
Cardstock – Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide & Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink – Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce
Accessories – Nature’s Roots Dies,  Circle Punches, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

The last thing I did was to add the bird from the Sailing Home stamp set.  On a spring break trip, my husband kept stopping to take sunset photos and always tried to capture a bird in the scene.  That has become a joke between us, that no photo is complete without the bird!

Close up photos of the side and back panels can be found below.


The sentiment on the side panel below is from a retired stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment twice in different colors of ink.  Then I was able to cut out the word “happy” and use a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to pop it up and give the sentiment dimension.


The panel on the back is ready for me to sign.  (sentiment is from retired stamp set “Picture Perfect”.


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Hoot Hoot Hooray!


Here’s a quick and simple card using the Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set.


Stamp Set – Hoot Hoot Hooray, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink– Melon Mambo, Momento Black
Accessories – Layering Circles Dies, Silver Metallic Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

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Bundle includes
* Hoot Hoot Hooray Cling Stamp Set–6 stamps
* Clear Block D
* Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
* 20 Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes
* 13 Watercolor Pencils in Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White

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“Seaside Notions” Shadow Box Card

This card looks like a regular card on first glance.  It makes me smile when I think of the beach and ocean.


But the real surprise is when it is opened up.  Ta Da! It’s a Shadow Box Card – if you can’t tell on first glance, look at the photo below.  The watercolor background piece is set to the back of the card; it’s recessed 1/2″


Fancy Fold cards can be such a “WOW” for the recipient and this one is sure to please.

If you live in Central Wisconsin (or if you are visiting the area on July 22 or 23) you can create this card at one of my “Mostly Whimsical” Card Classes.  Email me if interested:  [email protected]

Card Recipe

Stamp Set –  Seaside Notions, Sailing Home
Cardstock – Purple Posy, Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss, Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Watercolor
Ink – Blushing Bride, Seaside Spray, Blackberry Bliss, Momento
Accessories – Stitched Rectangles Dies, Snail Adhesive, Tear Tape, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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