My Dad is about to celebrate his 91st birthday. Time for a special card, don’t you think? My Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold is so Dad. He loves everything outdoors and nature inspired. A farmer his whole life, there’s no big surprise about that.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color combination for today’s project is a bit Fall inspired. We’ve got Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Old Olive and Basic White. To achieve both the detailed trees and the blue sky background, I’ve used the fabulous new Sale-a-Bration item, Simply Marvelous DSP. 

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Even if you don’t want to kick it up a notch with the Grassy Grove  shadowbox, you can create this lovely card front and have a fabulous masculine card design. But, as you know, you’re only 91 once. And Dad loves it when I create interactive cards for him.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my handy Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider, I was able to ink up the tree stamp. That way, I could easily achieve two colors in the image.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Is that die cut not gorgeous? I love the way the deers are nestled up behind the trees. It looks like they are taking a walk in the forest.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used all but one die from the set, this card gives you a true feel for what you can create when you purchase this new bundle.

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That lovely sentiment is from another new Jan-June Mini Catalog offering. The Flowering Tulips Bundle is another great set. When I saw that sentiment, I knew I wanted to use it in Dad’s card. 

Grassy Grove Shadowbox, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Grassy Grove Bundle can be found on page 47. It’s a 9-piece cling stamp set with a 10-piece coordinating die set. Not only for masculine card designs, I can see this one used in your Christmas card making too! 

Creating the Grassy Grove shadowbox fancy fold isn’t difficult. With just a few easy score lines, you’re on your way. Click here to view my FREE video tutorial filled with all the tips and tricks.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″, scored on the 10 1/2″ side @ 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″ and 8″. One @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside DSP Mat – Simply Marvelous DSP – Coastal Cabana – 5 1/2″ x a smidge less than 3 1/2″
  • Inside Die-cut Mat – Simply Marvelous DSP – Bumblebee – 5 1/2″ x a smidge less than 3 1/2″
  • Die-cut Deer – Cinnamon Cider CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Grove die set
  • Inside Accent Band – Bumblebee CS – 5 1/2″ x 1″, embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
  • Inside Sentiment – Basic White CS – 4″ x 3″, cut with the die from the Scalloped Contours die set. Stamp the sentiment from Flowering Tulips in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Front Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, stamp the sentiment from Sweet as a Peach in Cinnamon Cider.
  • Small Leaves – Old Olive CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″, cut two sets with the dies from the Grove die set
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – 3 1/2″ x 11″, stamp images as follows:
    • Deer – Cinnamon Cider
    • Large Mound – second generation Bumbleebee
    • 2 sets of Trees – Stampin’ Write Markers in Cinnamon Cider and Old Olive
    • 2 Small Mounds – Old Olive
  • Clouds – Simply Marvelous DSP – two @ 1″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Majestic Mountain die set

Grassy Grove Shadowbox Fancy Fold Product List

  • New Jan-Jan Mini and Sale-a-Bration Products
  • #157845 – Grassy Grove Bundle
  • #157672 – Flowering Tulips Stamp Set
  • #158128 – Simply Marvelous DSP – FREE Sale-a-Bration Item

Let me know if you decide to give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations