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Sizzix Inspiration | A Merry Delivery by Hilary Kanwischer

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today, with holiday Sizzix inspiration for you.  Two of my most favorite holidays are on the horizon, the first being Halloween and the second....well that goes without saying.  It's Christmas of course!  I adore all things Christmas, and just like Halloween, I can never begin crafting early enough for this most festive of all holidays.  For my project today, I'm focusing on the new Mailbox Bigz XL die by Lori Whitlock.  It's so adorable, and while you might be thinking Valentines Day for such a project, I'm here to show you that this sweet little die can be used for every holiday.  I hope you enjoy my "Merry Delivery."

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In addition to the Mailbox die, I couldn't resist a few SVG Cuts along with using my Eclips2 for this project, and I also sneaked in a the Holly Branch die by Tim Holtz.  These pretty poinsettias along with the pedestal are from collections by SVG Cuts. I couldn't help but include some in my project to show you just how much more is available through electronic die cutting.  It's a world of endless possibilities.

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For the front of my Mailbox, I added a metal drawer pull, and clipped the edges at the bottom so that my mailbox would actually open, and become a wonderful gift for a treasured friend this Christmas.

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Once opened, it can be filled with all sorts of treats and goodies, then closed up again to hide the goodies inside.

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On the other side of the Mailbox, I layered a few stickers and adhered another poinsettia as well.

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To make this "Merry Delivery" mailbox:

First die cut the Mailbox using pattern papers and heavyweight card stock.  Assemble the mailbox according to the packaging instructions that accompany the die, (it's incredibly easy to put together).  Adhere the mailbox with pattern papers, adding mini pom-pom trim to the front, clipping the bottom corners so that it will open and close, then add some stickers to the one side.  Add the flag using a brad and a metal drawer pull to the front and that's it.

Next, I downloaded the 3D Wintergreens SVG Cuts collection, along with the Poplar Street Collection, then using my Eclips2, I cut out the poinsettia's after re-sizing them, using distressable card stock, then cut out the pedestal from the Poplar Street collection using heavyweight card stock and pattern paper, then assembled the pieces just as you would any traditional die cuts.

Die cut Holly Branch from distressable card stock, sanding all the edges of your die cut pieces.  Adhere the holly and branches to the bottom of the poinsettia's using hot glue.

To assemble the entire project, I adhered the mailbox to the pedestal, then adhered the poinsettia's and holly with branch to the one side, and the other using hot glue, and one more  poinsettia at the base of the pedestal.

Fill with goodies and you've created the sweetest "Delivery" for your most deserving friend.

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I hope you've enjoyed my project today, this totally gets me in the mood to create for Christmas, and I hope this inspires you to create your own "Merry Delivery."

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