Lynda Kanase’s Design Team – Flower Basket

Welcome to another Lynda Kanase Design Team inspiration post. I am so amazed at the wonderful variety of projects created by this team of talented designers. This month they created projects using my Card in a Box, Flower Basket die. You won’t believe how diverse their projects are!

Amanda – Pear Blossom Pressripl_image_1557433604252

When Amanda said she was making an airplane out of my Flower Basket, I couldn’t imagine what she was thinking. Then I saw her project and was just blown away {haha, get it, “blown away” by the airplane. Okay, never mind.} Check out her blog for a complete tutorial on how she made this HERE.

Karen – Painted Mountain Cards
I love how Karen has created a perfect Mother’s Day card, bursting with flowers that will never wilt. Then she added an Instax photo and personalized it so sweetly. What mother wouldn’t love this! Check out her tutorial HERE.

Daniela – The Art Life of Daniela Costa
Flower Full Front
These flowers just seem to explode from the flower basket in beautiful colors. I admit, when I think of leaves, I picture them in shades of green but I love how Daniela created hers to be just as playful as the flowers. Visit her blog for a complete tutorial HERE.

Mitsyana – Up on Tippy Toes
How creative is this! Mitsyana used the interchangeable trellis die to create a unique background for the flowers. She has such an eye for details because it is not easy to mix so many different patterns and create such a beautiful card. You can find her tutorial HERE.

Pam – Pam Bray Designs
Lynda Kanase Liberty Flower Basket Card in a Box by Pam Bray using Authentique Liberty Collection - May 2019_5385
This is such a gorgeous, patriotic design, I just love it. What a great way to make this card-in-a-box into a home decor piece for any occasion. Pam also added so much dimension to the flowers. You can find her complete tutorial HERE.

Lynda – That’s me!
I had a lot of fun with my Card-in-a-Box die project by making it into a card that is bursting with lush, tropical greenery, birds and other animals.

Tropicool Vibes Box Card

I started by die cutting one solid box piece, step 1. Next, I die cut the second box piece with the trellis insert in place, step 2. Then, very carefully, I used the edge of the trellis pattern as a guide and hand-cut the trellis out of the box front., step 3 and 4.

Tropicool Box stepouts

I die cut five of the insert pieces with the trellis die in place, step 5. Again, I hand-cut out the trellis pattern from the center of the inserts, step 6. I now had the card front and back plus five insert pieces, step 7. I assembled the box with full-size inserts. You can find my assembly tutorial HERE.

To create a feeling of looking deep into a lush jungle, I die cut lots of tropical leaves from several of my Tropicool Vibes die sets. My art training theory was to cut larger leaves in lighter colors and have those near the front of the card and smaller leaves in darker colors towards the back of the card. This created visual depth.

detail leaves

Next, I die cut five toucans to perch among the tropical leaves which include lots of tiny, colorful pieces. It was fun to mix and match the colors to create the colorful birds.

I added the toucans, some flowers and a few hidden geckos and chameleons. I wanted to create a mysterious deep jungle look to this card.


Here’s a view from the top showing the various layers.

card in a box top view

Finally, here is the card folded flat for mailing.

Card in a box flat

I hope you enjoyed all of the unique ways to use my versatile, Card-in-a-Box, Flower Basket die set. Be sure and visit all of the Design Team member’s websites for amazing tutorials. Thank you for visiting.

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Tropicool Vibes Card in a Box pin






About Lynda Kanase

Founder and Chief Designer of i-crafter Creative Products and current Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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