Santa Mailbox | Holiday Craft

You know it's holiday preparation time when radio stations start playing Christmas songs.  This year we are starting our preparation first with a family's fun craft project, making Santa mailbox.  That way the elves will sure to find the letters and get them to Santa in time.  But the children will have to keep their wish list short because this Sizzix Bigz XL Mailbox can only hold a 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" size envelope.


ASSEMBLED SIZE: 2.375"x3.50"x3.0"


Holiday designer paper
White cardstock
Red cardstock 
1 Brass fastener
Double sided adhesive sheet
Paper trimmer
Bone folder


1.  Cut holiday designer paper, white cardstock and adhesive sheet to fit each mailbox and door die pieces.
2.  Adhere the double sided adhesive sheet to the back of the holiday designer paper follow by white cardstock. 
3.  Cut red cardstock to fit the flag die piece.
4.  Place the die on top of the extended cutting pad. Next, lay the papers over each die pieces. Cover with the extended crease pad. Run through the Sizzix Big Shot.
5.  Carefully remove all the pieces from the die. With the bone folder, fold all the precrease lines.
6.  Adhere the mailbox and door pieces. Secure the flag to the mailbox with brass fastener. Then close the door onto the mailbox.
7.  Decorate. Result varies :D


Made by children :)

(left-right: Catherine-9, Matthew -7, Sofia-4)

Ink Pad Swatches Printable Download

Hello!  Here are some blank ink pad swatches printable download that I put together during my craft room reorganization project over the summer.  The craft room is complete and I will give a tour after the busy holiday season is over.  

To download, click on each link below.  The files are PDF format.  You are welcome to download and share the files with other.  If you have any problems, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

Simon Says Stamp Ink Pad Swatch
Ranger Distress Ink Pad Swatch
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad Swatch
Hero Arts Shadow Mid-Tone Ink Pad Swatch
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad Swatch
Altenew Crisp Ink Pad Swatch

Official Website of Cards for Little Hearts

Hello.  I have been away on a couple major projects.  One is setting up an official (self-host Wordpress) website for my card drive, Cards for Little Hearts.  To make it easier for participants to find answers to all their questions about the card drive.  Today, I'm very excited to share that the website is complete and launched.  I would like to invite you to come check it out: or click on the logo below.

The website serves as an informational site only.  I will continue to post about the card drive here on my blog.  The next upcoming collection will be in January.  If you are interested in receiving just updates about the card drive, there is an e-mail opt-in form at the bottom of the Home page which you can sign up for.  

I also would like to update everyone that helped send in cards for the last Winter-Themed Holiday cards collection.  Because of your generosity, we were able to extend the cards to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH (Nationwide Children's Hospital's Congenital Heart Collaborative).  So please know that your cards will not only touch and make a big and lasting impact on the lives of heart patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital, but also on the lives of heart patients of their partnering hospitals as well as the card drive grows.  

Wishing you a lovely and blessed day.  Thank you for stopping by.

Coming Soon...Cards for Little Hearts' Official Website