Are you looking for a unique thank you card that’s pretty amazing but not a lot of work? I hope to inspire you with just such a card. I used many card stocks from CutCardStock to create this project. The bold and rich colors really make this card pop.
I have been eyeing the Spellbinders die called, Parcel & Post Mailbox for a while. Just before Christmas, there was a great sale so I finally decided to invest in it. There was also a great deal on the Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set called All-Occasion Mailbox Greetings. All the dies in the set were used to cut out the pieces. The photo shows all the cut pieces and I’ve listed the card stocks that I chose below.
- Mailbox: Basis Blue and Basis Navy
- Leaves & Stems: Pop Tone Jellybean Green and Gumdrop Green
- Flowers: Basis Pink, Stardream Metallic Jupiter, Pop Tone Lemon Drop & Pop Tones Sweet Tooth
- Mailbox Handle: Bright Foil Silver
Assembling the flowers and mini-envelope was easy. Likewise, it was simple to add the navy pieces to the side and door of the mailbox to create shadow.
Here’s a Glimmer Hot Foil System tip. The Basis card stock line is just the right smoothness and weight to accept Glimmer Foil. The foil transfers better than other card stocks I have and I always try to use Basis when I’m using the Spellbinder’s Glimmer system. You can see in this close-up that the silver foil transferred perfectly for this sentiment. You really can’t ask for anything better!
I arranged the flowers, leaves and envelope fairly closely to what was shown on the Spellbinders packaging. I found it was hard to do this until I added a piece of blue cardstock to the back so that there was something to glue the flowers to. I started by applying a strip of snail adhesive and arranging the back layer. Then I used wet glue to adhere all the pieces that were layered on top of the background layer. This worked very well for placement. I closed the door of the mailbox with a strip of foam tape. It gives it enough lift to look like the door is stuffed with the flowers.
That done, I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Stardream Metallic Jupiter and embossed it. The 3D Embossing Folder from Spellbinders is called Tufted. It really accentuates the beautiful finish of Stardream Metallic card stock. After that, I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base.
Next, I adhered the finished mailbox to the card front and added clear gems and a pink enamel dot.
I think this is such a great die and embossing folder, made even better by using the perfect cardstocks from CutCardStock. It has a graphic look that really appeals to me. I hope you enjoyed seeing how this was created and agree that it is simple to assemble. Win, win!