Saturday, May 11, 2019

Blooming Mother's Day Card w/ Lynda Kanase's Card in Box Flower Basket Die

Hello, Crafty Friends!! 
Where has the time gone? It's Mother's Day tomorrow and for today's project, I have a tutorial for this gorgeous card I created for my mom using Lynda Kanase's Flower Basket Box Card die! 

I know what you're thinking... wait a minute, this isn't a box card! And you are absolutely right!! This card was made by using components included in the box card die set that make it super versatile. Let me show you how...

Supplies Used
Lynda Kanase Card in a Box- Flower Basket (Sizzix)
Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
Sea Glass Paper Pad (Craft Smith)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
White Cardstock (Recollections)
Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends Inks- Sunshine, Golden, Leaf, Frog, 
Nutmeg, Uniform, Flagstone, Ebony (Clarsnap)
Awesome Family (Pink and Main)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Paper Trimmer
Acrylic Block
Clear Drying Liquid Glue
Self-Adhesive Rhinestones

I started by making my card base.  I've been on a #10 card kick for a while. I think they are way more interesting than a boring 'Ol A2 card and it doesn't cost extra to send through the mail since they fit into a standard letter-sized envelope. So, YES, #10 cards are my jam!

To make the card base I used the following measurements...
White Cardstock Card Base- 9 1/4"x 7 3/4"
Striped Patterned Paper-
Green Geometric Pattern Paper- 

If at first glance you don't fall head over heels in love with this set, this right here may change your mind. This is the die-cuttable window die that comes included in the set. What is so awesome about this particular die is that it has no outer cutting edge, so it just cut out all those tiny little diamond shapes. And because of this, you can use this die to cut out one continuous background pattern. Which is what I did here to create this trellis for my flowers to climb.

Simply line up the die flushed against one side of your paper then die cut. Remove the die cut pieces, poke out any that didn't fall out, and reposition your die. Use the previous cut marks to line up the die for easy alignment. By using the previous cuts holes, you can make your pattern as long or as wide as you like! How flipping cool is that??!!

I trimmed the paper down and gave it a 1/4" lip one side and jagged edge and randomly cut edge on the other. 
 Then, I used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere may card base together with my patterned papers and trellis onto my card.

Next, I die-cut Lynda's gorgeous flowers and leaves from this die set from Strathmore Mixed Media paper. This paper is very substantial, very thick, it is a 140lb weight,  and holds up amazingly to wet mediums. 

 I used Eileen Hull Blends to shade all my die cuts.

For the leaves, I used Leaf, Frog, Golden, and Nutmeg.
For the larger flowers, I used Uniform, FLagstone, and Ebony.
And for the smaller flower, I used layers of Sunshine.

 To give my flowers shape, I used my Stylus to make fine lines and crease on the backside of my flowers. Then on the front, I used the bigger ball on my stylus to roll a pitted center. Then attached my beads and rhinestones to the centers.

I arranged my leaves and flowers onto my trellis as desired. Then when I was happy with their placement I adhered them down using a clear drying glue, always starting with the leaves because those need be tucked under the flowers.

Then, using an acrylic block and I used the words "to an" and "mother" leaving an evenly spaced gap.

And on a separate piece of patterned paper, I stamped the word "Amazing" then hand cut it out leaving a thin border around the word. Then added foam adhesive to the back of the word and fitted it gap I left between the " to an" and "mother".

And here is my finished card...

I really love how this card turned out and I can't wait to give it to my mom and see her reaction. 

I hope this card inspired you to make something beautiful for your mom, not just for Mother's Day but for ANY DAY!

If you want to see more amazing projects made with Lynda Kanase's Card in a Box Flower Basket Die set, Check out my awesomely talented design team sisters on their blogs!! Their projects are sure to knock your socks off!!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!!

Until next time...


  1. What a beautiful card! And such a clever way to make the trellis Mitsyana! Now the wheels are spinning in my head with different ways to use the lattice...

  2. Beautiful Mothers Day Flower Basket Card, love all those fabulous details and how you created an exceptionally clever card using all those fabulous dies!

  3. Fabulous tutorial, stunning card. Happy Mother's Day my dear!

  4. I love the 3D effects of the flowers. Great job. I haven't tried making these yet, but it's on my list.