Hi friends! Alas, it’s Saturday and yours truly is ready for another crafty weekend! Before I get to it, I wanted to pop in and share this holiday card I recently made that features The Stamp Market gift card holder die.
I have to admit, the idea to use this die on a card front instead of for its intended purpose definitely wasn’t my own. I was inspired by my lovely friend and fellow Canadian crafter Ivana, after seeing one of her gorgeous card creations on Instagram and instantly feeling compelled to give it a try. Ivana is the queen of stretching card making supplies across seasons and in so many other ways, and if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, be sure to do so here!
To keep the focus on the mailbox die, I went with a quick and simple background, and I mean really quick! I’m not normally one to use patterned paper, but The Stamp Market launched a collection as part of the holiday release earlier this month, and I truly fell in love with every pattern! This subtle plaid one has been one of my favourites, and it coordinated well with the Island Color Crush ink pad that I used on the letter and present sticking out of the mailbox.
After die cutting the mailbox out of kraft cardstock, I heat embossed the ‘Sending Merry Mail’ sentiment from the Merry Mail stamp set with white embossing powder. Next, I stamped a bunch of holly and berries from that same set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. (These are sold with the gift card holder die.) While I was at it, I stamped the present and letter, then used my embossing ink pen and Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder from WOW to add a bit of glitter to each.
After that, it was just a matter of assembly. I decorated the mailbox with the holly and berries, followed with the letter and present, then backed my mailbox with foam tape for dimension. I mounted that on my plaid background panel, and voila – finished!
Stay tuned for more holiday card inspo coming up in my next post – I can’t wait to show you a few more of the things I’ve been making!