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Shaped Mailbox Cards|Valentine's and All Occasions

Mama Elephant| Honey Bee Stamp| SVG Cuts


Hello Everyone. Today I am sharing some shaped cards combing some new and older products from Honey Bee Stamps, Mama Elephant, and Hero Arts. I was inspired by this card from Carol Hintermeier designed for Honey Bee Stamps. Adorable right?!


My challenge was to figure out what products I have that could give me a similar look and feel. My 2020 self would have clicked through on IG and added to cart... Am I right? 2021 me is like... let me take a look at what I have or what can I modify.


The place I find myself looking first are my SVG files for my Cutting Machine. I had a box card file bundle from SVGCuts.com - Hearts Aflame Box Cards I used the Mailbox Box Card file Panels 2 adjusted +35% Cut from 8.5 x11 Neenah Solar White 110lb CS.

The Mailbox Front was made from the Pink Folder using the Square for the mail slot and

The Ignite My Heart Box Card File Flap Panels adjusted to fit within the Mailbox panel. I ungrouped the the slot from the Pink Folder and moved it onto the curved flap panel.

See the screen view of each of the pieces with measurements along the right.


Square Mailbox front Panel

Rounded Mail Slot


I scored along the top of one of the Mailbox Bases about 5/8 of an inch and glued the flap to the Mailbox card front. Allowing for the card to open easily.

So now that we've gotten through all the technical stuff to have a shaped card base we can get to the fun stuff... the card designs.


The background was created using the Mail/Letters Image from the Concord & 9th Pickup Lines Stamp set. I created 2 masks to allow me to stamp the image multiple times to fill the background and create a seamless image. The mailbox panels where inked with Concord & 9th Honeysuckle ink to give some depth and dimension. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts and balloons.

Background- Honey Bee Stamps Loads of Love

Background Copic Colors- B00,B00,RV13,RV14,R35,R39

Sentiments & Heart Balloon - Honey Bee Stamps Pickup Lines Stamp & Pickup Lines Dies

Monkeys - Mama Elephant Zodiac Monkeys & Die Set

Monkey Copic Colors - RV13,RV13,E000,E00,E21

Card Stock - Concord & 9th Ballet Slippers, Honey Suckle, Neenah Solar White 110Ib.

Inked Mailbox front panels- Concord & 9th Honey Suckle

Hearts and Balloon - Glossy Accents


Background - Hero Arts Bursting with Love also can be found at JoAnn's and can be purchased with a Coupon.

Background Copic Colors - BG11,BG23,RV13,RV14,R35,R39

Sentiments & Heart Balloon - Honey Bee Stamps Pickup Lines Stamp & Pickup Lines Dies

Monkeys - Mama Elephant Zodiac Monkeys & Die Set

Monkey Copic Colors-BG11, BG23, BG34, E000, E00, E11

Card Stock - Concord & 9th Ballet Slippers, Honey Suckle, Neenah Solar White 110Ib.

Inked Mailbox front panels- Concord & 9th Honey Suckle

Hearts and Balloon - Glossy Accents


Background - Hero Arts Bursting with Love also can be found at JoAnn's and can be purchased with a Coupon.

Background Copic Colors - B00, B000, V12, V15, V17

Sentiments & Heart Balloon - Honey Bee Stamps Pickup Lines Stamp & Pickup Lines Dies

Monkeys - Mama Elephant Zodiac Monkeys & Die Set

Monkey Copic Colors -V01, V12, V15

Card Stock - Gina K Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Neenah Solar White 110Ib

Inked Mailbox front panels - Wild Lilac

Hearts and Balloon - Glossy Accents


I hope this sparks a little creativity and has you thinking about how you can use things you have in a different way and still be happy with the end result.

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