Thursday, 26 September 2013

A Christmas Post Box

A good friend collects anything to do with pillar boxes, and we always try to send him a Christmas card with one on it, so 4 or 5 ye4ars ago I was delights to spot this topper sheet while browsing ebay

I bid for it, and won the auction - at just over £2, I thought I'd paid quite a lot for one topper sheet, butt when "it" arrived I found that I'd actually got a real bargain because the lot I'd bid on had been a batch of TWENTY of them! That meant I could make cards for lots of my comping friends too - after all, we're all a little bit obsessed with the postal service.

However with big toppers like this, there's not much scope for creativity, is there? Punch out the die cuts, stick them on a card, job done, Definitely a long way to the "craft" end of the art/craft scale - almost OFF the end. So eventually I lost interest in them and the last few sank to the bottom of my Christmas Crafty Bits box.

And the bottom of that box is where I delved to find the bits for the latest challenge at Use it Tuesdays - use TWO hoarded items where I also found the background paper I used, paper that I've had for so long I have absolutely no recollection where I got it or why I thought black background paper was a good idea for Christmas.

I decided to try to make it look more interesting than just a topper-stuck-on-a-card by adding a punched border and a die-cut branch for the robin to sit on. That sits nicely with Oldie But Goodie's Dies and Punches challenge.

Now I just need to motivate myself to use up the other three sheets! 


  1. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies and punches. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  2. That card is stunning. I'd give more than a couple of bucks to have black Christmas paper! Way to really pull out the stash too, thanks for joining in at Use It Tuesday.