“Scare” Mail!

OK, my project today is more cute than scary but I can’t resist a good pun! Here is a card and paper mailbox made with the 3-D mailbox SVG/Printable template set and Creepy Crow, Cute Halloween and Vintage Halloween Labels stamps from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

Don't you want to start your Halloween crafting? This was loads of fun to make!

The card was done by first coloring the swirled crow with 3 shades of purple Copic markers then I rubber stamped a row of trees in the background with clear embossing ink, I stamped the ground area with a large crackle background stamp (with the clear ink as well) then I simply rubbed colored chalk over the background. Notice how the color stuck to the clear ink, nifty huh, and since the ink is clear it does not show up on the crow. I love fast and easy techniques!

To make the moon in the packground I simply punched a circle and placed it on my stamped panel before I used the chalk and applied the chalk over it. Easy peasy!

Here is a peek at the 3-D mailbox closed, you could fill it wish candy, cards or other favors:

I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software to cut the template. (SCAL is on sale for $59.95 -regularily $75- right now BTW) Assembling the box is easy but the first time it can be a bit tricky so I made a video to show you how, hope you like it 🙂

Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? Here are the sets I used in this project:

I Bet you are looking for your freebie, huh, well here you go, enjoy 🙂

Now let’s see what the Lindsay’s stamp stuff DT has up their sleeves this week

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Tamara Bennett *back from the shortest maternity leave ever! She had a baby a week ago and she still got a project done, that’s commitment folks!

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Tracey Allen

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Cindi Hooks

Micki Harper

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Tracy Vinson

Laurel Seabrook

One more thing: This project qualifies for the following challenges: Crafts & Me and My Time to Craft (card-gems & sparkle),  Ginger Loft (anything goes), Lollipop Crafts (monsters and such), Gingersnap creations (3-D) and the card is based on the sketch from 2sketches 4 you:)

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

21 Responses

  1. The mailbox is totally cute!…Love all the coordinated papers and that little spider with the wiggle eyes is too perfect!


  2. I just adore both pieces! How brilliant with the candy mail box! Yeap, love the spider eyes! Awesome!


  3. Awesome spooky cuteness!Love it!


  4. Great card and box!! Lindsay the video is fabulous!! Now I get it! When I made one of these boxes, it was on a baby bug, which made it tricky and sat lopsided, this is great and will definitely be trying it again. Thanks so much.


  5. I love your projects!


  6. These are both fantastic ideas! I love the idea of the candy mailbox! My kiddo is too old for trick or treating, so I think it would be fun to give him for a Halloween treat!


  7. Great work!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!


  8. Wow! Very cool Halloween projects! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at 2S4Y this week!


  9. Oh love the mailbox! Thanks for playing along with 2 Sketches 4 You!


  10. oh that ground looks awesome….. the whole card does but I just love that ground. (what stamp??? not that I need any more)

    Now how come when I play with chalks they never look this good. (possibly cuz I don’t emboss????)

    Love that video, and that mailbox is too stinkin’ cute.



    • I did not emboss either, just dabbed on the chalk. The backgground trees are inkadinkado and the bottom is heroarts I think, it is just a large crackle stamps:)


  11. These are so cute! I love them!


  12. I just love watching your videos!!! I don’t even own a Cricut LOL You are just so darn cute!! I always find myself chuckling and sometimes laughing out loud!!! BUT, I always love your projects and this one is no exception!!!


  13. Lindsay, this is sooooo cute! I love the idea of filling the mailbox with candy! And I loved your halloween labels so much I just had to pop over and order them right away! (you’re becoming a bad influence on me! First it was the seam binding, now this…lol!) Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creativity!! 🙂


  14. i love the card and the mailbox. really great!


  15. this is so cute!! Thanks for the video, you make it look really easy!!


  16. I love these. What type of Copic markers do you use? What colors do you recommend getting? And do you have a preferred vendor for the Copic markers? I notice there are different varieties and colors. I have a lot of older alcohol pens, but none are as bright as yours! Thanks. Love your blog.


    • Hi Janis,
      I get my Copics from a local craft shop (Bryanns Arts and Crafts in China Maine 207 968-2498) she is my sister:) I reccomend starting off with the Bic-Mark-it set of 36 fine tip markers (not the ulra fine) and then purchise lighter shades in the copics, I use Skin white E00 a lot, also sugared almond and robins egg blue. I have a cross reference chart on this post: https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/mmmmmmm-markers/ so you can see what the equivilent of Bic marker would be in prismacolor or Copic. The ink is the same in any of the three brands it is just that Bic only has 36 colors but the pack is $14 (sams club)- $20 (staples) and it is a bargain!

      If you want to save some money and get the same results you can try prismacolor or Blicl studio markers and they are about $2 at dickblick.com, I’ve ordered prismacolor markers from them. The only drawback is that the copics (sketch or ciao) have lovely brush tips and you may or may not like them. I’d vist your local art store and try a few brands to see what you prefer before investing in too many of one kind.

      Promarkers are nice too and less expensive. I think there is a range of like 150 markers where as Copic had 300 colors (you don’t need than many trust me, just get the colorless blender to blend and lighten some colors)

      Also there is chartpack markers, I have some but rarely use them as they smell bad, they are a different ink, xylene, good for some techniques but they tend to blead and feather. Feel free to email me with any questions, I’m happy to help and help you save some $$!


  17. Very cool project!


  18. Great card and a fun project! I love the mailbox template you used. Thanks for playing in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge! Check us out on Monday for a new theme. ;D


  19. Wow! I love your card and the mailbox. I never would have thought to decorate one up for Halloween! I love your spider with the eyes! Your projects always rock!!


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