I saw a new die advertised to make a post box, 'that's nice' I thought, then the penny dropped with a resounding clang! Why not make one with the JNDD001 Opera box die set?! Lockdown has been good for making me look more closely at what I already have and adapt it to suit.
The main body of the die and the lid were cut in red card, then I cut another lid in black card for the base. Using the lid for the base meant a nice easy fit over the main body, it also means you can make it slightly taller if you need to.
There is a video tutorial on the assembly of the opera box on John's YouTube channel, here's a link to it. These tutorials are great but don't be afraid to tweak it to your needs, cut one in basic card and play around until you have what you need, then cut your good card and build.
I cut several pieces of mini ivy from dark green card and coloured the edges with white ink. There is one spray visible at the front and another climbing up the back of the box.
Rather than cut a slot in the box I have stuck a small piece of black card where the slot should be, with a small silver square above it that usually holds the time of the next collection. The larger panel on the front is the ideal place to hold a greeting, I kept this one very simple.
The top has a thin layer of True Snow paste sprinkled with a little clear glitter, once dry I added a robin cake decoration poked through a small hole and held in place with hot glue on the inside. The finished height of this one is 5.5 inches, without the robin.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Not A Card
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Anything BUT A Card
Dies R Us - Christmas