Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Altered Mailing Box

I mentioned in my 2014 Crafty Goals post, that I was planning on decorating and sending some sort of gift to my grands once a month.  Well, today I'm going to show you the decorated box for January.

I have a theme picked for each month, and the January theme was "Winter".  (I chose this BEFORE knowing how 
C-O-L-D January would get!)  Because my grands are in Florida, where it should be warmer, and because it is right after Christmas, I was thinking the "winter" box would be on the smaller side.  I chose to decorate a small flat-rate box from USPS (for those interested - I've included dimensions for the paper panels below).  

I used the gorgeous "Catching Snowflakes" stamp from A Time for Tea Designs.  The stamp design includes three snowflakes but fussy cutting them wasn't quite in my skill/patience level, so I used some metal snowflakes in place of them.   The sentiment was from the Silhouette store - and I added  some glitter glue to the words cut from the slate blue cardstock.  I don't list it below, but I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch to cut a bunch of snowflakes from the scrap blue and white cardstock as confetti for the inside of the box.

I chose to cut the paper inside the box into panels rather than cover the whole inside.  This will allow a bit of flexibility to the box as it ships and should keep the papers from peeling away from the sides and/or getting crumpled in transport. 

The panel dimensions are:
  • Box top - 8 1/2" x 5 1/4
  • Bottom - 8 3/8" x 5 1/4"
  • Long sides (2 pieces) - 8 3/8" x 1 1/2"
  • Short sides (2 pieces) - 5 1/4" x 1 1/2"


  1. Hallo liebe Sara,
    es sieht so wunderschön aus. Toll gemacht.
    Viele Grüße

  2. This is super ADORABLE!! I love that sweet image and the cute sentiment!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. Incredible idea, and the wonderful image scene just grabs your attention!

  4. A really beautiful creation and great idea! Love the image and sentiment mento and your coloring is fab. Thanked for joining Inky Impressions and hope you join us often.



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