Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. I was having too much fun yesterday to write a blog post but today I am going to share a Beauty of the Earth Shadowbox card. This shadowbox card is easy to make and impressive to receive. I had my original one sitting on the shelf for years!


Beauty of the Earth Shadowbox Card


What I like about this card is that it is just one long piece of cardstock folded and scored with an opening cut with a large die. To see all the measurements and directions, you can read this blog post.

One thing about being in Holland is that I am working with limited supplies and that can be a creative challenge. I find it useful because it helps me relate to newer stampers or those on a budget who have limited supplies as well. My shadow box card requires 12 x 12 cardstock and I had only two colours to choose from:  Garden Green and Early Espresso. I ended up using Early Espresso because I felt it brought out the colours of the Beauty of the Earth paper better. Let’s take a look.


Beauty of the Earth Shadowbox Card


All The Bits and Pieces


All the bits and pieces from the tree on the front of my shadowbox card are die cut from the gorgeous designer series paper Beauty of the Earth. The layers really do look quite spectacular together. If you look closely you can see that the stamp set in there is from the March Paper Pumpkin. I still have of few of those for sale in case you missed out.


shadow box card supplies


The Beautiful Inside


What I like best about this card is the surprise that happens when you open it. From the outside it looks just like an ordinary card. It looks so nice standing on a shelf or a window sill. Mine is quite simple but you could add more embellishments and layers if you wanted to.


Beauty of the Earth Shadowbox Card inside


A Little History Lesson from Holland


Yesterday I went to Rotterdam with my cousin Kees. Coincidentally it was the 81st anniversary of the bombing of Rotterdam by the Nazis. Over 1500 people were killed in one day and many, many more people injured. Not many buildings were left standing in downtown Rotterdam. Nazi Germany did this to bring the Netherlands to their knees so to speak and make them surrender. Hitler threatened to bomb Amsterdam and the Hague the following day if they didn’t surrender.

We had lunch in the Old Harbour with a view of one the buildings that was left unharmed by the bombs. It is called de WItte Huis which means the white house. It is a grand old apartment building that claims to be the first one with an elevator. I am including this photo from my phone. If I find better photos on my “real” camera, I will add them for sure.





Thanks for joining me today! Just a reminder of a few great things.

  1. Awesome deal on the starter kit.
  2. Fantastic host benefits with an extra $30 in host rewards.
  3. Paper share and  ribbon share available.
  4. Five more kits left for June Virtual Coffee and a Card class.
  5. Spots available in the June 4 Fab Four class.

Message me if you have any questions!! Have a super day.


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