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.

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!

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Janet Axtman - SugarShine Designs

My passion is to teach and inspire others in the same way that I've been inspired by so many others over the years. I enjoy using electronic paper cutters to create cards and 3D projects of all types. Stamping, coloring and designing is my happy place. Join me over at my Blog or at my YouTube Channel.