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Happy new week friends! It’s Keiko from Happy Tree Studio here today and I have a cute post box shaped shaker card for you (I clearly have a thing for a shaped card!). Well, the tiny letters inside the post box don’t really “shake”, but they are super cute!!

I began by die cutting all the parts I need using Post Box Card Base die set. I cut three post box base, one for the shaker window, and two for the actual card base. On the shaker window piece, I partially die cut the rectangle die from the set to create the flap. I simply placed the bottom edge of the die outside of the top cutting plate so the bottom of the rectangle will not cut. I then score the flap using my scoring board.

Now you can decorate your post box however you like! I chose to use Love Enclosed stamp set and heat embossed the decorative patterns and the word LETTER in pale blue embossing powder. TIP: I inked the edges of the die cuts with brown inks to make them look little bit more dimensional. I went through my die collection to find a shape to use as a closure for the flap, and found the perfect one! It’s actually a door handle from Threshold Card die set. I cut two of them out of heavy weight card stock and glue them together to make them sturdy. TIP: I coated the piece with embossing ink and heat embossed it with the same blue powder.

I punched holes on the four corners of the rectangle panel and added small brads (their color happened to match perfectly!) and adhered the panel to the post box flap with a layer of foam tapes. Similarly, I added the door handle piece with a brad. I then added some foam tapes around the brad and adhered the piece to the front panel. TIP: If you want to tuck some letters later like I did, be careful where you place your foam tapes!

These adorable tiny letters are die cut using Love Enclosed die set. I cut out bunch of them, inked the edge with brown ink, stamped the “outside” on some of them, and then fold and glued them. So cute! On a piece of heat resistant acetate, I white heat embossed a sentiment “happy mail for you” from Love Enclosed stamp set, and adhered it to the back of the window panel. Now cover the back of the window panel with foam tapes (I did double layers but you can do single or triple layers!) and arrange the letters inside. Now all you need to do is to close the shaker window by placing the card base on top!

As a finishing touch, I added glossy accents to the heart pattern, tied some twine, and tucked in some additional letters on top.

Thank you so so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful week!!

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4 responses to “Post Box Shaped Shaker Card”

  1. Tracey says:

    Leuko this is the cutest thing!!! Your attention to details are your projects are impeccable!

  2. Tracey says:

    Keiko sorry about the miss spelling of your name on my original post. Didn’t realize auto correct changed it. Can you correct before making it pubic?

  3. Kathy Lane says:

    Your creation is spectacular! Very light and delicate. I’m awaiting this die set—it must be scarce. Thank you for your beautiful, springtime design and exquisite eye for detail!

    • Keiko Ichikawa says:

      Hi Kathy, thank you so much for your super sweet comment! I do love adding all the details to my cards, and it makes me happy to find someone who loves details too!! The Post Box Card Base die set is out of stock right now, but it will be restocked within the next 30 days or so!