• Bonnie Crane

All Die Cut Christmas Card featuring Spellbinders’ Letter Box


I love Spellbinders’ new die set, Letterbox! These used to be common in the rural areas where I live but there are fewer now that community mailboxes are becoming the norm. BUT, every once in while, I spot a letterbox that has been ‘dressed up’. We all know who lives in that house … a fellow crafter! This card pays homage to all those who take the time to decorate their letterboxes to bring a smile to our faces!

A panel of Bristol Smooth card stock, 3 1/2” by 8 /2”, was ink blended with Tumbled Glass, shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar. To create the foreground, grey, lilac and ivory card stock were die cut and paper pieces using Colorblock Landscape. The Letterbox was die cut from white and black card stock with accents of gold. The post was also cut from foam and stacked. The Letterbox is super easy to assemble. The background and letterbox were spattered with slightly watered down white gouache.

Additonal elements were die cut from:

Because the letterbox post was foam backed, foam squares were added to the mailbox when it was adhered to the card. The letter box was decorated with the foliage and flowers. A couple foam squares were placed near the bottom of the letterbox flap to prop it open and the letters were arranged spilling out off the box. Pink Opalescent Color Essentials Sequins were added and the confetti and the berries on the branch were finished off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew.


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