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Mailbox Treat Box Tutorial

Hello crafters!  It's my turn to host the Tutorial Thursday post at La-La Land Crafts When organizing my dies one day, I came across my Stitched Domes Die and thought they would be perfect for creating the front/back of a MAILBOX.  So i came up with the measurements and am happy to share it with you all!  This li'l box only takes 2 dies to make (one if you're good with an exacto knife!)... plus whatever else you want to use to decorate your box!

You'll find my video tutorial after my photos...


La-La Land Crafts, Poodles of Love, mailbox gift box, 3d, hello baby, tutorial

La-La Land Crafts, Poodles of Love, mailbox gift box, 3d, hello baby, tutorial

La-La Land Crafts, Poodles of Love, mailbox gift box, 3d, hello baby, tutorial

~ How cute are these poodles?!~

--main box--
Greys:  W2, 3, 5
Pinks:  R20, 21, 00, RV10
white gel pen ☺

small brad
strong glue
paper trimmer
die-cut machine
*optional: small magnet

~ and now for the TUTORIAL ~

(SORRY for the weird blurring - I forgot to take it off auto-focus! 
 I'll remember to put the stabilizer on next time) ☺

  • (1) CUT a 5” x 3-1/2” (mailbox floor)
    • turn so the long side is at the top of your scoreboard SCORE 1/2” and 4-1/2” & burnish
    • Angle all tabs
  • (1) CUT a 8” x 4-1/2” (body of mailbox)
    • Turn so the long side is at the top and SCORE 1/2” and 7-1/2” & burnish
    • Then turn so the short side is at the top and SCORE 1/2” on just ONE of the long sides & burnish
    • Angle tabs. Then on the LONG score, make cuts up to the score line spacing them about 1/2” apart across the length of strip.
    • Cut off the 2 tabs on the ends and angle the rest of the small tabs.
  • (1) CUT a 7” x 3-1/2” (mailbox post)
    • Turn so the longest side is at the top and SCORE 3/4” and 6-1/4” & burnish
    • Turn so the shortest side is at top and SCORE 3/4”, 1-1/2”, 2-1/4”, 3” & burnish
    • CUT the 1/2” corner tab off each end.
  • (1) CUT a 1-1/2" x 1/2” strip (pull tab for door)
    • score at 1/2"
  • (1) CUT a 3" x 3/8" strip (flag post)
  • (1) CUT a 7-1/2” x 4” (base stand)
    • Turn so longest side is at the top and SCORE at 1/2”, 3-1/2”, 4”, 7” & burnish
    • Turn so shortest side is at the top and SCORE at 1/2” and 3-1/2” & burnish
    • Cut out corners from just ONE short end.
    • Find the middle of the 3” square (between the score lines) of the side that you cut the corners out of and place a mark.
    • DIE-CUT a square using the smallest die in the Double Stitched Squares Die set, centering the die so your center mark is in the middle.
  • (2) DIE-CUT domes using the middle-sized Double Stitched Dome Die (door and back)
  • (1) DIE-CUT a rectangle using the smallest in the Double Stitched Rectangles Die set (flag)
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Lori m said…
Kris this is stunning, wow, gorgeous just stunning. Love the design, the soft pastels and lacey effects, gorgeous, hugs, Lori m
Aimeslee Winans said…
OMG saw this on LALALAND blog and knew it was yours instantly. AMAZEBALLS! You are so engineeringly talented! xoxo P.S. and a sexy voice to boot! haha great video too! xoxo
Stunning construction Kris - this is amazing
Stay safe
Lochhildegard said…
Hi Kris😗
I love your stunning Mailbox💖💖💖
You did a great job again👍

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