3- Introducing Mailbox Greetings

By May 11, 2008Just Cards

Alli Miles is rapidly becoming well-known for the whimsical, fun style she brings to Papertrey.  Her new set being released May 15th, Mailbox Greetings is another example of this.  This set is packed with so much versatility, the value of adding it to your collection is enormous!

For my project today I wanted to create a simple card using the main focal point image (and also the namesake!) from her set, the mailboxes.  When I first saw her image it instantly brought me back to childhood.  This is exactly the way or mailboxes looked in rural Maine alongside the gravel road.  I stamped the image onto metallic cardstock using Noir Black Palette ink. I thought by using the metallic cardstock it would add a more realistic detail to the project, since mailboxes are made of metal.

I used R29 Lipstick Red (Copic) to color the mailbox flags.

T5 Toner Gray No. 5 (Copic) for the shading on the interior of the mailboxes.

And finally, E27 Africano (Copic) for the wooden frame.

Here’s a better view of the shimmer and shine in this paper.

After the coloring was completed, I carefully cut the mailboxes out.

There are several different types of ground cover images in this set that you can add under your mailboxes, coordinating with different seasons.  I chose to use grasss, so I stamped it at the bottom of a white cardstock block.  I colored it with G99 Olive (Copic).  I adhered the now cut-out mailboxes on top of the grass.

I stamped a second set of grass on scrap white cardstock and once again colored it in green,  I snipped out a few tufts of grass and added them at the bottom of the mailbox posts to make it look more realistic.

Here is my completed project.  I created my card base from Kraft cardstock to give it more of a homespun feel.  Several small accents really help bring it the whole project together.

I stamped the sentiment (love these fonts by the way) in black directly onto the kraft.  I punched a small folk heart from red cardstock and used a bit of foam dimensional to adhere it in place.

Another finishing detail that I enjoyed adding was a scored/embossed line on either side of the ribbon strip.

I hope that you may have stumbled upon a few little things you may try today with your own stamping.  Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to check back tomorrow for some additional peeks that you won’t want to miss!


Stop by Lisa’s blog today for another project using Mailbox Greetings.  Alli has a little something up her sleeve as well!  Happy blog hopping!


STAMPS: Mailbox Greetings
INK: Noir Black Palette ink
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White & Kraft from Papertrey Ink, Red from Bazzill, Metallic Creme Brulee from Prism
OTHER: Gingham ribbon from May Arts, black brads from Paper Studio, Folk Heart punch from EK Success, Markers from Copic,

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 17 Comments

  • 1
    niccole~k says:

    These mailboxes are soooo cute Nichole, Ali outdid herself. I cannot wait for the 15th. I know both sets so far are on my “to buy” list.

  • 2
    Debbie Olson says:

    Great job on the mailboxes, Nichole! Love that scored line as well!

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    Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Adorable and I can’t believe I had each of the Copics you used on your card! Another must have set!! I just need to start using all these must haves! BUT they look so nice in their cases uninked.

  • 5
    MelissaC says:

    Can’t wait for the 15th!!! The new sets are all awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • 6
    babies says:

    Nichole, that’s the way my mailboxes look in Maine right now! Only there are 11 of them, so I’ll have to figure out how to stamp it 3 times. I think they would look great with some of them popped up, too!

  • 7
    Etha says:

    That is so neat 🙂 We do have mailboxes like that on our road!

  • 8
    Sara says:

    Great card, love the images!

    Please, please, please do a black perfect match for us! There is such a need for a true basic black ink and accessories in the crafting world. I have ordered the Noir pad but would love some PTI goodies to match :), you got me so excited with the ribbon I thought my dreams were coming true.

    Happy Stamp Day!

  • 9
    Otter says:

    OMG if I am reading this right…there is going to be a KRAFT paper!?!?!?! I love this image!! I can’t wait to see the rest of the set!

  • 10
    Charmaine says:

    The mailboxes are great as well as your card. It does have a homespun feel to it. Love it!


  • 11
    Shelly Kettell says:

    LOVE how you did the grass…I’m thinking snow, leaves, what else will we be seeing SOON!!! Can’t wait!

  • 12

    I remember that you once said you are not a “colorer” but WOW you did an amazing job!! I was so hoping for a Kraft and if I read that correctly you are fullfilling my wishes!! Thank you!!

  • 13
    Donna in O-hi-O says:

    Absolutely wild about the grass stamp…over the moon regarding PTI Kraft paper…am also a font fanatic! Can’t wait to see my monthly order delivered to my doorstep!!

  • 14
    Sheryl says:

    I love these mailboxes. I live out in the country and this is exactly how are mailboxes look – All lined up together and lids hanging open from years of use! LOL! I love how you are growing your company! You are amazing! Thank you!! I’m really looking forward to getting this set!

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    Judy S says:

    Love your card and everything about it! Especially like the idea to score along side the ribbon …. gonna try this! Can hardly wait for the full reveal! I work for the Postal Service so this set is definately one I’ll need to get!

  • 16
    Juanita says:

    FABULOUS card!! You always have such wonderful creations for us, I LOVE this. I love the crispness of your designs.TFS.

  • 17

    How completely adorable! Love this! TFS…I am looking forward to the 15th! 🙂

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