Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Happy Little Stampers - June Anything Goes With Dies Challenge


It's time for a new monthly challenge over at the Happy Little Stampers blog where the only rule is to use a die on your card.

I just love being part of this design team because it's a great opportunity to pull out my dies and create "paper doll" like cards.  I find the act of paper piecing dies even more therapeutic than coloring and this challenge is perfect for that.  Mind you, any use of a die qualifies for the challenge however I like to take it to the extreme.  

As you can see, the focal point of my design is the large mailbox.  I die cut it from navy cardstock and then shadowed in some of the vertical lines with a dark blue Copic marker.  The stamp I used to adorn the mailbox is actually intended to go on the back of an envelope but I thought it would be cute here.  (Heat embossed in white.)   I added in some additional die cut envelopes and labels to finish off the box.  I embossed the white background panel to give it a bit of interest and cut it down vertically to leave a margin of navy card base showing from each side.  I white heat embossed the sentiment (again, meant for the outside of an envelope) onto a wide strip of red cardstock which I positioned horizontally on the card, adding the mailbox over top.  I finished off the card with some red hearts punched from the same red cardstock.  I think this will work as an any occasion card good for hellos, birthdays, miss you, etc.

I invite you to visit our blog for more inspiration and hope to see your card in our gallery.  Remember, the use of any die on your card qualifies.  

Hero Arts - US Fancy Mailbox die
The Stamp Market - Please Deliver To stamp set
Right at Home - Happy Mail 3 stamp set
American Crafts - background embossing folder (no name)
Martha Stewart - heart punches

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Wow, Julie, I just love this card! I have never seen a mailbox die before and just love it!! You have a wonderful eye for detail. The little hearts were a perfect touch! Have a great rest of your week!

  2. Wow Julie I love your card.. The details are so beautifully captured.. Now this mailbox is on my list.. 😍

  3. Happy mail, indeed! Love the dies, and the clear instructions on that incredible postal box!

  4. Love this! Love the classic colours and the iconic mailbox.

  5. I love this wonderfully fun design Julie! I've always loved this fun die and you've used it to maximize impact and send a sweet message!! Stay safe! :)