Craft a cute post office playset {for kids!}

It looks like we have a rainy weekend in store for us in New England, I’m glad I have this new project for my kids to play with. I don’t pay for chipboard anymore. I have found that I can simply use the stuff in my recycling bin, namely cereal boxes and they cut great in my electronic die cutter! I used the SVG file from my 3D Mailbox template to make the box and new postal stamps from Pink Persimmon to make stamps and envelopes and other goodies for this play set for kids:

 

Are you ready to get started? Here is a video to show you how it’s done! I’ll even show you how to make your own lick and stick envelope glue,”air mail” bakers twine and custom envelopes!

I did not share how I assembled the mailbox (I used hot glue) but I have a video on this post that will show you how.

Envelope Glue Recipe:

2tbs white glue (not washable)

1tbs white vinegar

2 drops flavored oil such as peppermint

Mix the above ingredients in a jar and brush on envelope flaps or back of paper to make stickers or stamps and let dry before using.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project! Here is a look at the brand new Pink Persimmon Stamps I used:

 

 

 

Here is the 3D Mailbox template from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:

 3-D Mailbox Template

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Fun colors: Jade & Peach

This week at Oriental Stamp Art the theme challenge was “Jade”, in  China the stone Jade is more valuable than gold or diamonds. As for me I just love the color and what better way to make it POP but by adding its compliment (opposite on the color wheel) coraly peach:

Stamps: About Art Accents, Washi Papers (digital): Nicecrane Designs, Pattern paper for envelopes: K&co

I used the Flowered Handled Teapot and the Papercut Carnation stamp from About Art Accents on this set. The washi papers are from the Washi Texture Collage sheet set 1 from Nicecrane Designs. I simply printed the collage sheet and cut up the papers, easy peasy!

I used the scraps from my handmade envelope to accent my card, waste not, want not!

I stamped the teapot  with clear ink then heat-embossed it with sea foam green sparkle embossing powder, then I used emerald green watercolor paint over that. I wiped it with a soft cloth to get the paint off of the embossing.

Tip: make envelopes with pattern paper but use the pattern paper on the inside, the envie will look lined and you can easily write and stamp on the outside. Also you can make a fancy envelope just by using a corner punch on the top flap! Clever, no?

I did a little stamping on the envelope. I love the paper cut carnation stamp, I used my Tombow and Whispers watercolor markers to color directly on the rubber, then I breathed {huffed} on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamped it on my envelope, it is a nice touch I think 🙂 I made the envelope with my Scor-pal, if you ant to see how I have a video here.

This packet is 3"x3.5", perfect for a couple bags of tea!

I used the tea bag template from the TeaRiffic Digital stamp Set at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff to make this tea bag pocket. I stamped the carnation, punched it and layered it on green cs and trimmed with mini scallop scissors. I adhered only the bottom half of the circle so the flap could tuck behind it to close.

Here is a look at the tea packet open. The template comes in a printable and SVG version.

This set qualifies for the following challenges: OSA (Sketch and theme), Creatalicious (Asian), Lucy’s Cards (1 digital element), Pile it On (out of the box), Quixotic (Emboss it), Sisterhood of Scrap (embossing) and  Spoonful of sugar (celebration).

That’s all for today:) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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