This simple card depends on die cuts for it’s three dimensional charm. Add the bright blue and white color scheme to the excitement of opening mail and you have all the elements of a card that will please any age and any gender.


Sending Love Stamp Set
Sending Love Die Set
Perennial Postage Dies
Stylish Shapes Dies
Pool Party Card Stock
Vellum Card Stock
Basic White Card Stock
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Sunny Days Designer Series Paper
Pool Party Stampin Pad
Pool Party Stampin Blend (optional)
Round & Square Brads
Paper Trimmer
Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Mini Glue Dots and/or Tear & Tape Adhesive


Cut a card base out of Pool Party. In this case I cut a bottom opening card, 10.5cm x 29.7cm (4-1/4″ x 11″). Score at the half way, 14.85cm (5-1/2″).

If you are using a card liner (recommended) cut one out of the basic white card stock, 10cm x 14.3cm (4″ x 5-1/4″). I like to decorate the inside of my cards, in this case I choose to stamp the small open hearts and the solid heart in the upper left hand corner and lower right. I used Pool Party ink.

While you have the stamps and ink out go ahead and stamp your sentiment on a corner of a scrap of white card stock. Leave enough room to cut it out using the circle dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies. If you are using the small round sentiment the 2nd smallest circle die fits it perfectly. I cut a matting layer out of Pool Party using the next largest round die from the same set (the third die from the center).

*If you choose to use the larger round sentiment the 3rd die from the center is a perfect fit. If you wish to add a mat layer to this larger sentiment, use the next largest circle.

Next cut a layer out of the cloud pattern from the Sunny Day Designer Series Paper and glue to the front of the card base. Be sure to leave a narrow border of the card base showing all the way around.

For the next layer, use velum to cut out the largest “postage stamp” shape from the Perennial Postage die set. If you wish, color the edges of the cutout piece. You can do this by dragging the edges across the Pool Party Stampin Pad or by coloring the edges with the Pool Party Stampin Blend marker. If you choose to use the Stampin Pad be sure to lay the piece aside to dry. It will take a little time as the ink is water based. If you use the Stampin Blend alcohol marker it will dry almost immediately.

Using the Sending Love Die set cut the large post box out of Pool Party card stock. Cut the support post and the large envelope from Crumb Cake card stock. From a scrap of basic white cut the small flag and the bow ‘tie’.

To assemble the ‘package’ that sticks out of the post box, fold the envelope shapes in and glue down. Glue the white bow to the front. The finished shape should resemble a brown paper package tied up in string. (Any references to the Sound of Music song “My Favorite Things” is strictly coincidental).

Fold the two sides of the post box together and burnish. Turn up the narrow flap at the bottom, you can turn this narrow flap to the back outside of the post box or turn it to the inside. I tried both ways and could see no difference. Just be sure to burnish the fold lines well.

Next affix the flag to the front of the post box by matching up the little holes in the flag base and the front of the post box. I used one of the tiny round brads from the Round & Square Brads package. If you don’t have any of these you can glue the flag down flat to the box and use a round embellishment to mimic the brad.

Glue the tiny post box flap to the outside back (or inside back) of the post box. This will make the post box into a ‘pocket’ to hold your string wrapped package. I used a glue dot to secure the package into the post box.

Turn the box face down and affix the support post to the back of the post box. I used a bit of glue and cello tape.

Using glue dots or tear & tape, affix the post box and the greeting to the vellum. Turn the vellum over, place glue dots or tear & tape behind the post, box and greeting, these are great places to hide the glue so it does not show through the vellum. I want to note here, I always try to use either the glue dots or tear & tape on vellum; it sticks immediately which helps to avoid the images or the velum from accidently sliding around.

Remove the backing from the tear & tape and place down on the card. Try to center the velum top and bottom and side to side. If you are using metric measurements as I did in the example there will be more space at the top and bottom than there will be on the side. And that’s it! All done and ready to send with love.

Thank you for reading this post. I hope you give this fun stamp and die set a try. If you do please post a picture below or tag me on social media @loriothen.

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