Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dark Lace Mailbox

I constructed this mail box from the Pennants #1 die for my third entry to the 2nd Annual Accucut GrandeMark  Challenge entry.  I used the smaller pennant for the front and back of the mailbox, used a chipboard base and sides (heavy chipboard from Accucut Craft too) and added a domed piece of patterned paper in between. The patterned paper is a nice weight from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress" Collection.  I used two: one for the outside and a similar but different one for the inside of the lid.

I don't own any trims besides flat ribbon, so I used my one and only Stampin' Up! border punch on black cardstock to make the border.  The 12 inch paper was just shy of the height of the dome that I needed, so a border was necessary.  I added some punched dragon flies and butterflies from the same black cardstock and created their "flight paths" from Annabelle Stamps black sprinkles in 2 sizes.

The mailbox is big enough to hold real mail.  The small pennant die is 4 by 5 inches and I made the mailbox 10 inches long.  An A2 envelope and a No.10 envelope both fit in there just fine!

I used black crochet thread and a couple of brads and a half inch circle punch to make the tied closure.  You wrap the thread under the half inch circles in a figure-8 pattern.  On the inside of the lid, I put a butterfly to cover the brad.

I'm submitting this project to both the Accucut GrandeMark challenge and the Basic Grey challenge #68: Anything Goes!


  1. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  2. You are so talented, this turned out too cute!


Thank-you for sharing your thoughts.