A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Saturday, 4 June 2022

Christmas Mailbox

The new Peace on Earth inspiration board reminded me of one of the very first stamps I ever bought - many many years ago.  It's been languishing unused for such a long time.

It's stamped, coloured with coloured pencils, a small sentiment added, trimmed to fit behind a pierced dot frame (die cut twice and glued together for more dimension), and finished off with a Quickie glue pen and glitter on all the snowy bits.

Here's the inspiration board that inspired me.  You can see the bottom right image is much like my stamp with the greenery around the post and the country-style mailbox:


You can either make a card inspired by the board or you can enter an "anything Christmas" card.  That's lots more inspiration over at Peace on Earth.  You have until June 16 to enter.

Stamps - Northwoods mailbox, Simon Says Stamp sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white cs
Size - 4.76" square
Accessories - coloured pencils, glitter, MFT Pierced Square Frame die


  1. Brilliant card, great design for our challenge.…love that stamp Susan xxx

  2. Your mailbox is gorgeous! Nice coloring.
    Lia xx

  3. This is a cute image with the bird pulling on the ribbon. Your pencil coloring is great and I love that frame. The snow sparkles.

  4. Wow Susan, this is absolutely beautiful and colored so prettily too, a perfect take on the mood board!!

  5. What an awesome image Susan...so glad you pulled it out and stamped with it!! Makes me think of an old fashioned Christmas card...love it!! Hugs. :0)

  6. What a lovely stamp and a perfect time to get it out, Susan! Your coloring is so pretty and I love the glittery trees!

  7. What a great stamp, this is so pretty!

  8. what a gorgeous little mailbox, love your scene :)

  9. Sweet card Susan. Always great when we can use one of our older, but much loved, stamps. Love the glitter of the snow. xx

  10. Beautiful Christmas scene, Susan. That is the kind of mailbox we have in the country:-) Love how you added your sparkly snow. The birdies trying to open the packages are so cute! TFS my friend. Love and hugs...Nancy

  11. Great take on the inspiration board image, Susan! The stamped image is such a lovely scene.
    Love your beautiful pencil-coloring and the pretty sparkle of the snow!
    Hideko xx


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