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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...

~ OODLES & POODLES OF LOVE ~

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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?!~


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

OTHER SUPPLIES
small brad
strong glue
ruler
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) ☺

CUTTING AND SCORING
  • (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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Comments

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
Blessings
Maxine
Lochhildegard said…
Hi Kris😗
I love your stunning Mailbox💖💖💖
You did a great job again👍
Hugs
Hilde😗

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