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Best Fishes Box Card - Kinda Cute Digis


Today I'm sharing a super cute summertime card using digis from Kinda Cute Digital Stamps.

To start, I printed the images onto a sheet of 80 lb. Neenah card stock and then colored them in with Copic markers.

I fussy cut them all out and then went around the edges with a Memento tuxedo black marker.

For the box portion of the card, I used the scalloped box die from Lawn Fawn, to cut out the two main pieces that make up the box, from 110 lb. white card stock. Then I used the shadow box ocean add-on to cut wave inserts from blue card stock.

I ink blended the edges of the waves with faded jeans distress oxide ink using blending brushes. Then, along with a ~8 1/2" x 3 1/4" rectangle of the same blue card stock, I splattered all the pieces with the faded jeans oxide ink.

I smooshed the ink pad onto an acrylic block and spritzed it with a little water and used a paint brush the flick the ink onto the card stock. I did the same thing with some picket fence distress paint and set them aside to dry.

I did the same thing to a piece of cream card stock with frayed burlap distress oxide ink and picket fence paint.

For the final bit of ink blending, I used squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, and shaded lilac to create a sunset on a piece of white card stock measuring 3" x 1 3/4".

Then I took one side of the scalloped box and cut a 2 3/4" x 1 3/4" rectangle out of panel that would make up the front. I backed it with a piece of acetate using 1/8" double sided tape.

I trimmed down one of the tabs where the two parts of the box are glued together so that it wouldn't show through the acetate window. I used double sided tape again to attach the two pieces together.

I used the wave inserts as a template to create two more from acetate. I cut two strips to about 1/2" tall and scored in from the ends 1/4".

Before attaching the final side of the box, I added all the inserts on one side, with the acetate pieces towards the bottom and the waves sticking up over the top. Then I added glue to the other side of the inserts and the second tab, and then folded over the other half of the box on top.

Instead of using the stitched rectangles that came with the scalloped box die, I trimmed down:

  • (2) 2" squares

  • (1) 3" x 2" rectangle

  • (2) 1 3/4" x 2" rectangles

  • (2) 1 3/4" x 3" rectangles

from a sheet of patterned card stock to decorate the outside of the box. I trimmed down the blue card stock I had splattered, as well as the sunset, to the same sizes for the interior of the box card and glued all the pieces down.

For the inside of the box, that can be seen through the acetate window, I used the splattered blue card stock to create the underwater scene. I also used a stitched hillside border die to cut out the sand at the bottom from the splattered cream card stock.

Once all of the pieces were glued down, I started adding my colored images. I used mini glue dots to attach all the fish and other colored pieces onto the inserts. Then I used liquid glue to add my swimmer girl into the waves, leaving her feet showing through the window.

For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends stamp set and stamped out "best fishes" with VersaFine Clair ink onto the front flap, which I probably should have done before I glued down the blue panel. 😅

I added a few more of my colored images around the sentiment and that finished my card! 😄

This card was super fun to make! 🌊👙🏊‍♀️🥽 I think this window box card would also make a really cute zoo scene or jellyfish exhibit, so many ideas!

You can visit the links below to find the digital stamps I used for this card! 🙂

Swimmer Girl


Fish Set


Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)



Shadow Box Ocean Add-on:

Stitched Hillside Borders:

Scalloped Box Card Pop-up:

Sentiment Stamp:

Fintastic Friends:

Distress Oxide Inks:

Faded Jeans:

Shaded Lilac:

Squeezed Lemonade:

Worn Lipstick:

Frayed Burlap:

White Acrylic Paint:

Picket Fence Distress Paint:

Blending Brushes:

10 pc. Makeup Brush Set:

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