Monday, 24 February 2020

Under My Umbrella Window Box Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showing you this window box card that I made for a challenge to make a WOW project. I've used the Under My Umbrella stamp set and punch and fussy cut lots of flowers and wellies.  I hope that you like it.


2 pieces of granny apple green card stock 4" x 6" and 2 pieces 1" x 4 1/2" for the crossbars
2 pieces of dsp 1 7/8" x 6 1/2" (I have used the wood grain dsp from Pressed Petals)
2 pieces of contrasting dsp 1 7/8" square and 1 piece 3 3/8" x 1 7/8"
1 piece of whisper white 3 3/8" x 3 7/8" and 1 piece 2" x 3 3/8"
4 umbrellas punched out of the Pleased as Punch dsp
Umbrella punch
Under My Umbrella stamp set
Thoughtful Blooms stamp set
3D Tufted embossing folder
Scraps of whisper white for the stamping 
A selection of Stampin Blends to colour in the flower and wellington images (I haven't listed the colours, just use whatever you have).
Stitched So Sweetly dies
Die Cutting machine
Old Olive ink
memento Black ink
Mini dimensionals
Multipurpose adhesive


Score the granny apple green card stock on the long side at 2" and 5 1/2" and then on the short side at 2". Score the cross bar pieces at 1/2" from each end.

Cut up all  the horizontal score lines to the centre score line on both pieces of card and remove the longer skinny rectangle at the end and wedge the lower half of that section to make a tab.

Fold and burnish all the score lines but leave the centre one on one of the them to form the back of the card.

Attach the two pieces together by glueing the tabs to the other section to form a box. Fold and burnish the score lines on the cross bars and add glue to the tabs and  insert into the centre of the box approximately 1/3 and 2/3 of the section so that they are equally spaced between each other and the front and back of the card.

Glue the two strips of dsp together to make one long strip and attach to the base of the box, wrapping it around and pinching at the corners to make the creases.  The aim is to make this look like a wooden window box. Overlap the ends and glue in place. Add the contrasting dsp panels to the three remaining flaps around the card.

Adhere the smaller piece of whisper white to the back of the card above the wooden dsp, this is the place to write the message.

Put the larger piece of whisper white in the Tufted Embossing folder and run it through the die cutting machine, then adhere it in place on the inside back of the card.  My aim was for this to look like a trellis in a garden.  With the tiny flower from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, stamp a flower where the tiny circles are in the crossover sections of the diamond shapes.  I wanted this to look like flowers growing on the trellis.

Stamp out lots of the flowers and 3 pairs of wellingtons and colour them in with the Stampin Blends.  

Punch out the umbrellas from the Pleased as Punch dsp and glue the handles in place.

Arrange the wellingtons, flowers and umbrellas on the card as shown using mini dimensionals, make sure that you add some to both of the crossbars as well as the inside of the front edge and on the back trellis section.

Stamp a sentiment on a scrap of whisper white and die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly set.

I also made a different version of this card in January 2019, check it out, that one might give you more ideas for window boxes of your own.

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Happy crafting,

Karen XX

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  1. This is fantastic Karen, love it. Thanks for sharing in All Things Crafty Facebook group xx

  2. This is a fabulous window box card - love it! x