Card in a Box

Animal Outing Card in a Box

Madysen card in a box
Animal Outing Card in a Box


Our granddaughter Madysen recently turned two!

One of the things she and her parents like to do is visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. 

They have a family pass, so they go quite often.

Her favorite animals at the zoo are the giraffe!

So, once I saw the giraffe image in the  Animal Outing Bundle, I knew I had to get it.

For her 2nd birthday card, I created this fun little zoo animal card in a box.

The critters were stamped using Memento black ink, then cut out using the Big Shot and coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.

I then colored them using watercolor pencils and an aqua painter.

They are attached to the box with pieces of Adhesive Strips.

The background paper comes from Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper.

I created the greeting on my computer and printed it out on regular computer paper.  I stamped the leaf image using Mint Macaron ink.

Leaves were cut out of Tranquil Tide card stock and attached to the sides using Tombow Multi-purpose glue.

Madysen card in a box side view

Animal Outing Bundle

Animal outing bundle

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Animal Outing

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Stamparatus, Big Shot Animal Friends Thinlits Dies, watercolor pencils, aqua painter, adhesive strips, Mini Dimensionals, enamel shapes, computer, copy paper





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Fresh Card Making Idea-Card in a Box

Winter woods card in a box

Christmas Winter Woods Card in a Box 

Winter Woods

 Happy Thanksgiving Winter Woods Card in a Box

It is easy to create a winter or fall-themed scene using the Card in a Box Technique.

This is an easy project that provides that WOW! factor.

And it folds down, so it will easily fit in a standard A2 envelope for easy mailing!

Want to learn more?

My September Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this easy technique.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on September 25, 2018.

Please sign up on my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on September 25 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions with color photos in a pdf format.

The sign up box is located at the upper right-hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101  Tutorial as my gift to you via e mail in a pdf format.

Hope to hear from you!




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Walk in the Wild Card in a Box

Recently, I needed a masculine birthday card, so I thought I'd make a quick card in a box using the moose image in the Walk in the Wild stamp set and the pine trees from Lovely as a Tree.

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Some fussy cutting on this one since their isn't a die or punch for the trees or the moose.  But it's not too bad, and it is so worth the extra effort!

Stamp Sets: Walk on the Wild Side, Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon, Sky Blue, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry

Paper: Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Park Avenue Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Scoring/cutting tool, Blender Pens, sponges, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, cloud template

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Walk In the Wild Card in a Box-Happy Father's Day

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 A great idea for that outdoorsy guy in your life!

Stamp Sets: Walk in the Wild, Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Pacific Point

Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Scoring/cutting tool, fringe scissors, Blender Pens, sponges, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Dimensionals

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Flower Shop Card in a Box

Just in time for any spring-time occasion!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Just Sayin'

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz, Champagne Glimmer, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizzazz Print Patterns Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubbles framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Bird Builder, Pansy and Bitty Butterfly punches, jumbo rhinestones, sharpie pens, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots


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Masculine Graduation Card in a Box Card

Card in a Box cards seem to be all the rage.  They are fun and so easy to make.  Here's one I created for the son of a friend of mine who graduated from high school.  I hope he liked it :)

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Stamp Sets: Adventure Awaits (My Digital Studio download for plane, suitcase and greeting.  The images were created in MDS, printed out on Very Vanilla card stock and cut out using scissors), Out to Sea

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse

Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake Print Pattern

Accessories: Big Shot, Word Bubbles and Circles Framelits, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, sponge


Happy Stampin'!