WHO DOESN'T LOVE HAPPY MAIL?!
I KNOW I DO!
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If you landed on my blog today, you probably enjoy papercrafts or cardmaking and
I have a fun card to share with you today!
It's my turn on the Kat Scrappiness blog today and I've created a fun shaker card that was inspired by
a new embellishment in the Kat Scrappiness online craft store!
Take a look at these adorable little Happy Mail Sprinkles!
From the minute I got my hands on these little cuties I knew I wanted to make a card that had a mailbox on it with a shaker window for these little envelopes and here it is!
I just love how this card came out and it was super easy to create!
Since I don't own a specific mailbox die I figured out a way to make my own mailbox and I'm going to show you how I did it today!
For my mailbox I started with the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 Tag Die. The top part of it is shaped like the top of a mailbox so I took the smallest die in the Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Square Dies and cut out a notch in the bottom of the tag die.
The remaining shape looked just like a mailbox.
I then took the smallest die from the Double Stitched Square Dies again and cut a window out of the lower part of the tag so I could create a shaker window.
Once I had the window cut out I took a sheet of Kat Scrappiness A2 Acetate Sheets and cut out a small enough piece to cover the back side of that small square window.
To make the half circle on top of the mailbox I used the smallest die from the Double Stitched Circle Dies and cut it in half creating a half circle where I could stamp my sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Envelops Sentiments Stamp Set. I added one envelope and one heart from the Happy Mail Sprinkles and the Red Heart Sprinkles on either side of the sentiment.
Here is a picture collage tutorial step by step of how I created the mailbox with the shaker window and half circle for my sentiment.
I used foam tape to build up the area around the window so it would hold my shaker bits.
The next step was to prepare the base of my card to adhere the shaker mailbox to. The Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangle Nesting Dies are the perfect dies to create fun background panels for your cards. I used the largest die from that set, cut out some white cardstock and did some fun stenciling using the Taylored Expressions Puppy Love stencil! I just love how the cute little red hearts looked all over the background.
Once the background was ready I tied some red and white twine around the top and adhered it to a blue card base to match my mailbox.
Next I sprinkled some of the Happy Mail Sprinkles and the Red Heart Sprinkles into the middle of the stenciled panel. I then removed the backing from all the foam tape behind the mailbox and centered the window over the cute sprinkles. I actually angled the mailbox just because I thought it gave it a fun random look.
I loved the little envelopes SO much I added a bunch more of them around the card in between the stenciled hearts.
It was a lot of fun to make my own mailbox. Just because you don't have a specific die sometimes doesn't mean you can't shop your die collection and make something unique!
Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope you'll check out all of the great crafty products over at Kat Scrappiness! There are literally hundreds of embellishments to create the most unique and fun shaker cards like mine! There are sequins, sprinkles, jewels, coffee beans and so much more!
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Have a great day, I already am!
💌 Lisa 💌