Tuesday 14 June 2016

Garden in a Box!

I made this card for my Father-in-law for Father's Day; he used to be a very keen gardener in his younger days, even doing it professionally at one time.  He now lives in a nursing home as he needs round the clock care, but he still loves to talk about plants, and even although he'll hardly be able to see the card as he is registered blind, he likes being to show the staff what I've made for him.
 The basic pop up box and the mats were made with Tattered Lace dies borrowed from my Mum, they're brilliant as everything is cut and scored perfectly and the mats are the perfect size with out measuring, they make it soooo easy!  I used ancient Papermania, Born to Shop, Go Green papers for the mats, the box itself was made from fairly thick green cardstock.
All the bits and bobs inside were made with First Edition dies, mainly from the Gardening set, with the exception of the  plant pot which is from the Pots and Vases set.
The sentiment was stamped with a Papermania stamp and die cut with a Spellbinders circle die.  The whole thing does, of course, fold flat for posting.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Boots - Masculine
Ooh La La - #206 - One for the Boys
Dragonfly Journeys - #61 - Daddy Day Care
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Father's Day
Crafty Calendar - Father's Day / For a Male
Craft for the Craic - Something Masculine
Craft Rocket - #17 - For a Man / Boy
The Male Room - #37 - Father's Day
Die Cuttin' Divas - #270 - Father's Day
Inky Chicks - #68 - Father's Day


  1. That is so beautiful! Your father-in-law will love it. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  2. This box card is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  3. What a wonderful garden themed pop up box, I love it and thank you for sharing with us at Ooh LA LA. We hope you will join us again soon, Jennifer DT member x

  4. Beautiful card in a box, great attention to detail and lovely design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. Stunning male pop up card, i love the gardening theme :D


  6. What a cute box card, love how you've filled it with garden tools instead of flowers! I think it will be well admired by your F-in-Law and his carers. Jx

  7. OMG!! I absolutely LOVE this Garden in a Box card!! My father was a big gardener and he would have loved this card! I garden too, so I love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

  8. Beautiful card!!! Love the gardening theme!!! Your father- in-law is going to love it!!!! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!!!

  9. This is super, love the style, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket

  10. Great card box. My grandfather always had a green thumb, so I know he sure would like this. Thank you for joining our “Father’s Day” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  11. Hi Wendy! This is an amazing card made so perfectly for your Father-in-Law in mind and I'm sure he's going to love it! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  12. LOVE!!! Thanks for joining in at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

  13. F in L should love this TFS Craft Rocket Lis DT

  14. Super cute and fun card... love the garden theme... those die-cuts look awesome.

  15. I love this type of card but have yet to make one myself! This really is perfect for a keen gardener or for someone who likes to 'potter' about! Thank you so much for entering our Crafty Calendar (Father's Day/For a Male) Challenge, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT


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