Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nuts off the family tree

Hey everybody! This week sure has flown by, lol! I hope it's been a good one for you! I'm super excited to be guest designing over at Craft Rocket Challenges and have a fun inspiration project to share with you for the Man/Boy challenge!

I was commissioned by a co-worker to create a nutty (literally) birthday card for her hubby to give to a family member. She wanted something fun and interactive so we came up with the idea of a pop-up box card. You know me and fancy folds! And I had the perfect stamps, punch and patterned paper to use for this project! ;)

Oh, this was such a fun project! I know you can see me grinning as I type this! ;) I hand-cut the trees and stamped the front of each with a hardwood background stamp to look like wood, then die cut a ton of leaves in various shades of green to attach to the branches. Then I stamped and punched eight acorns to strategically place on the trees, flaps, front and back.

 My co-worker supplied the verbiage for the sentiment which I thought was a hoot!

Here are some shots of the box from all angles. Did I mention how much fun I had?! :)

Proud to enter this fun, nutty masculine card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents Kraft cardstock, GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Tree Love 6x6 paper
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Acorny Thank You stamp set and Hardwood background stamp, GKD Happy Birthday to You stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso ink
  • Dies/Punches: Stampin' Up! Acorn Builder Punch, LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Leaves die, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die
  • Accessories: MISTI, Stampendous green Dot Sparklers

I hope you enjoyed this pop-up card and are inspired to create a masculine project for our challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. What an awesome masculine box card! I love your tree branches and leaves! That sentiment is great for your adorable card!

  2. Wonderful (garden) project .... Thank you for Guesting on CRC Lis DT

  3. Oh wow, this is a great card, I should imagine your co-worker was over the moon when she saw it. It has so much detail and beautifully crafted Leslie - and I love the sentiment.

    Thank you for also sharing this card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Such a wonderful box card! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

  5. Fantastic idea for aale card

    Thank you for sharing it at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Absolutely brilliant! Your co-worker must have been so pleased with your project it looks perfect to me :) Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Anything Goes! Good Luck! Denyse x

  7. oh Wow! I love this creative pop up suprise card. The sentiment is very cute. You did a fabulous job on this. Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge.

  8. This is superb and so perfectly done. I love the surprise of the tree - brilliant idea. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  9. I need to make this for birthdays in my husbands family (Nutter!). Brilliant idea-thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

  10. Howdy! Fabulous pop up card! Dropping by to say Thank you so much for entering your art work into WAW this week Anything Goes Challenge - where you can upload 5 pieces each week - a total of 10 opportunities to win a prize! Happy Dance - it is a blessing to have you come by and join the challenge - may your day be filled with fun and laughter and leaving you with this message "The Lord is Good - All of the Time" Blessings, Gail WAW DT

  11. Fabulous pop up box, I love the design. Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La and we hope you will come back soon. Jennifer DT member x

  12. JUST ADORABLE - love that project! Thank you for joining us at a Try it on Tuesday!

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at TioT's this time.

  15. Great job, thanks so much for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, love it.

    Leanne DT/LPCF

  16. Fantastic creation. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  17. WOW! I'm very jealous of your project I've still to try a pop up box Thank you for doing a design for Craft Rocket Challenges - Karen DT

  18. A super little verse and a great box card! Thanks for sharing it with us at OLL, Jx

  19. What a fun card, must have taken quite some time to put together! Thanks for joining us at CRC :)

  20. Wow Wow Wow your box card is beautiful. I haven't ventured into making one yet but I definitely love what you have created. The image is adorable. I love how the nut is bigger than the squirrel. Beautiful work and we are so delighted you shared with us at Scrapper's Delight. We also hope you will join in our next challenge.

    Gorgeous card Ginny. Love the image - your coloring is fabulous. I also love how included all the colors you used. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Scrapper's Delight and we hope you will join in our next challenge as well.

    With smiles
    Laine Kammeraad
    DT Scrappers Delight


  21. This is amazing, so detailed and fun. Thank you so much for posting you creative and very lovely art in the #234-#235 - Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  22. What a fun and nutty card! Love the creativity in this, with great details :o)

  23. A brilliant and fun box card, love those trees! Thanks for joining us a t Crafty Calendar this month.

  24. Love the papers and patterns you used on this! That is a lot of leaves to cut and add to the trees! The patience you must have.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  25. Beautiful work thanks for sharing!!!

  26. Fabulous make!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

  27. Wow this is awesome a brilliant pop up box, thank you for joining our challenge at Emerald Faeries
    lorraine x

  28. This is so fun! Looks amazing. Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

  29. Wow ! What a brilliant creation, and a keepsake too ! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, Best wishes, Anne DT.

  30. Absolutely brilliant card! I love how lush it is. Thank you for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge!

  31. Amazing masculine box card! Love the colors and design! Thank you for joining our June Anything Goes Challenge at Great Impressions. I hope you will come back and join in the next months Challenge.
    Ruza ~ GI Designer/DTC
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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