Even though I don't have any daughters or granddaughters, I still like the Japanese tradition of celebrating Girl's Day on March 3rd (third day of the third month). Eating pretty, sweet mochi is my favorite part of the day.
I also love making shadow box cards. They remind me of dioramas I used to make for the library book competition....miniature scenes were my thing. Lawn Fawn's shadow box die set makes it super easy to produce the frame work. I used a Kaiser Craft printed double sided card stock because it had a sweet cherry blossom design.
All the images and the sentiment came from a Mari and Me wooden handled stamp that's been in my collection for years. I stamped the kimono part on a piece of printed origami, fussy cut it out and glued it on to the girl before fussy cutting her out. Copic pens were used for coloring the rest of the pieces before they were attached to the die cut green paper pieces.
The neatest part of this card is that it folds flat for mailing. I think you'll have fun making shadow boxes too. Look for the Lawn Fawn die set in HM Ben Franklin Crafts. Oh yeah, don't forget that you can attach a mini calendar to the back of the card.....if you have any calendars leftover...LOL!
Happy Girl's Day!