Thursday, January 20, 2022

Tutorial Thursday - Mailbox Treat Box


Hello everyone! Welcome to Tutorial Thursday!

Kristine here with you today to share a tutorial with you!

Today's tutorial is:  Mailbox Treat Box

When I was looking through my stash of LLLC dies and came across the fabulous Double Stitched Dome Die, I thought it was perfect for creating the front/back of a mailbox! So with Valentine's Day just around the corner, how cute would this be for stuffing some small valentines or candy in as a gift! So I created a template and am so giddy with the results that I just HAD to share it with you all... and it only takes 2 dies to make the base mailbox -- add more of your choice to decorate as you wish! 

--main box--
Double Stitched Dome Die (largest die in this set)
Greys:  W2, 3, 5
Pinks:  R20, 21, 00, RV10
white gel pen ☺

small brad
strong glue
paper trimmer
die-cut machine
hole punch or Crop-a-Dile (for brad)
*optional: small magnet

~ now for the tutorial you have been waiting for ~ 

  • (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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