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Wed 17

Shaped Mailbox Giftcard Holders
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone!  I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the 2021 spring release!  There are so many amazing products that it was a little challenging figuring ou where to start. 😂  But I ended up creating a shaped mailbox birthday gift card holder two ways, using the Nested Globes dies.  


First up is the more involved masculine version.  The largest globe die in the set measures 5.1”x4”.  I wanted to make it A2 height size, so the second darkest blue sheet from the Ocean Blue paper pack was trimmed to 5.5”x 4”.  The dome was die cut on the one end, leaving the other end untouched.  Next, took an A2 size white top folding card base and trimmed it down to 4” wide and approximately 1/16” shorter in length.  Partial die cut the dome part on the card base, ensuring the cutting edge extends past the fold like so...


...resulting in this.


Next, align and adhere the blue piece onto the card base using temporary adhesive.  Use the third largest die in the set and die cut the “mailbox legs” using the straight end of the die.


With the Ocean Blue paper being 110 lb and my card base 220 lb. (110lb. folded), I was not sure if the die would cut through it all.  I ran it through a few times with shims and luckily it worked and didn’t break my machine. 😂


Using the same third largest die, partial die cut the blue piece like so.


Score between the two end points to create the hinged door that when opened will reveal the gift card.


To complete this gift card holder, the Birthday Mail Posh Script was die cut from the darkest colour paper in the Ocean Blue paper pack and from Bristol paper, then stacked and offset.  Used two dies from Rectangle Basics to die cut a frame twice from the first blue colour paper.  The handle were two 2.25”x0.25” strips each scored at 0.25” and 0.5” on one end and adhered to create a loop with each other.  Adhered the darkest blue colour paper to the card base behind the opening.  Added adhesive to the perimeter and assembled to finish.


The second feminine version is simpler and the colours inspired by this month’s Pretty Purples challenge.  I made this one the same size as the largest die (5.1”x4”) and followed the same steps above to create the base and front.  But instead of a hinged door, I just used the smallest globe die to cut a mail slot for the gift card.


The Spring Plaid and Twilight Purple paper packs along with the Glade Butterfly were used for this one. Everything is pretty straight forward, but if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments. 


And that’s it for me today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.






What a fun idea and thank you for the step by steps Trina x. So creative and so very unique and I love them!

Super clever Trina! I love it!

Great ideas for gift card holders - love them both. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Fun and interesting shape for these two gift card holders! Thanks for sharing the idea!

Fabulous, Trina, and so creative! Love these two box mail and the script die cut on top. Thanks for the very detailed explanation too ! x

So clever!

So creative and fun!

So clever Trina, I love your little mail boxes :)

I just love these cards. Such a neat way to use the die and pretty papers.

Wow..Two very clever and very different Mailbox Card designs, Trina. TFS all your steps and especially the photos showing how you created your steps. Beautiful designer paper and new die cuts from MB. I loved all the new products. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

What a great way to use the Nested Globes dies, Trina! Both gift card holders are so cute! Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial!
Hideko xx

This is so clever!!! And beautiful!

These are both fantastic mailbox designs Trina! LOVE how you've used the dies to create the amazing gift cards! So clever and creative!

Very creative and so fun!

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