Hiya! I am coming to you today with a quick and easy, but fabulous post! I created these Mailbox Gift Holders with products from The Stamp Market, of course at the last minute, a couple days before Christmas. I used them to thank our neighborhood gate attendants, yard keeper, housekeeper, mail delivery drivers, teachers and a few other folks who make my life easier.
Does holiday time get away from anyone else or is it just me? It just snuck right up and then flew right by!
I cannot wait for more stamp sets to be released that coordinate with the Mailbox die. Think Valentine’s, birthday, etc… so freaking cute! Keep your eyes trained on The Stamp Market because coordinates are coming!
I began by die cutting a dozen+ Stamp Market Mailbox Gift Holders from their sweet Cherry Kisses cardstock. Next, I set up my MISTI for small scale mass production. Whipping out one dozen is nearly as simple and only a short time longer to create a few dozen more. I created a template by die cutting one scrap of white cardstock with each of the Merry Mail leaves, the berries, gift and envelope, keeping the images that will require the same ink colors together and allowing room in between images that will be a separate color so that I don’t inadvertently apply green ink to a red berry, for example. I then die cut as many blanks as I needed for each shape. Next, nest one blank die cut of each shape into its corresponding slot on the template that is now in the Misti, ink up and stamp away. You can ink up all the colors at once or each individually. For me, I chose to ink up my black images together and stamp (gift and envelope). Then the Emerald Isle leaves and then the Cherry Kisses berries. I can get a little scatterbrained and having 3 inks to use simultaneously is a recipe for me making mistakes! I do know there are those who can do all the colors with no issues… Not I! Have at it if you got it!
P.S. The Stamp Market has amazing, versatile ink and refills to match their Color Crush cardstock, too! Yes, I have full set syndrome and bought it all!
I then cleared out the MISTI and reset it with the Merry Mail sentiments. I stamped those in black and heat embossed the primary in white. All of the main sentiments are darling, so obviously I had to use each! I also embossed the “To:” and “From:” on the back panel.
For the final touches I Copic colored the envelopes and gifts with BG18, BG15, BG13 and BG11.
Assemble Mailbox Gift Holder. HERE is a video from The Stamp Market to show you just how easy it is. Then, tuck die cut elements into mail slot, adhering with foam tape to pop larger images and liquid glue for the smaller. Use removable tape to adhere gift card in place and you are good to go!
PRO TIP: I keep a 1 1/2″-ish wide flat paintbrush in a cute cup on my rolling craft cart with cornstarch to use as antistatic powder whenever I heat emboss. Works like a charm and it is cheap, easy and convenient!
Project Supply List can be found HERE.
I recommend you create several extra. They are so easy and charming that you will want to give out more than originally planned! Oh, and when there are new stamp sets released for more occasions…. whoa!
Lastly, I have a GIVEAWAY! And because nearly every blog hop I participate in has a giveaway here, just for blog commenters, I am hosting this one on Instagram. You can find the post HERE. Just tag a friend in the comments there and you both can win a Stamp Market winter themed die and $25 gift card to their shop. I’ll announce the winner over there in a few days. I’m on winter break, y’all. I don’t even know what day it is!
Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you have had an incredible holiday season with those you love… and maybe even a good time with some that you don’t! Ha!
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