I really love these New Winter Release Dies from Eileen Hull and Sizzix.
The new dies cut the cute little Post Box*, which is perfect for letters to Santa or even a gift card
and the Teacup Box* that you can fill with teabags and other holiday goodies.
You will have fun embellishing and creating holiday treats for everyone on your list!
Letters for Santa…
I created the Christmas Teacup first and thought that it would be my favorite project.
Then I created the Christmas Letter Box*, and IT IS MY FAVORITE.
I think it would make a cute ornament to hang on the tree.
Little kids can write a note and stick it inside for Santa to read.
The Post Box Die* cuts the box in one piece. Just fold on the score lines and glue.
I like to use Rapid Fuse Adhesive* to hold my sides together. (Thirty seconds and it’s ready.)
A Cup of Christmas Tea.
This project was inspired by the book A Cup of Christmas Tea*.
Many, many years ago, I owned a Gift Store. One of the many items we sold was Teapots and Teacups. One Christmas, I happened across the story of A Cup of Christmas Tea*. It’s the story of a young man’s reluctant visit to an elderly aunt at Christmastime, and the unexpected joy it brings. I loved the story so much I decided to sell it in the store. Many times, customers would stop and read the book while browsing. I had more than one customer with tears in their eyes purchase the book. It’s a sweet book, and it reminds me now more than ever the importance of taking the time with those we love.
A few details on the Christmas Teacup.
- Before cutting out the die, I used my Xyron Creative Station*to put adhesive on the back of the Snowflake scrapbook paper. Just place the paper on the Creative Station design side up and crank the handle to run it through the machine. It adds an even layer of adhesive on the entire piece of paper.
- I adhered the paper to a piece of white mat board*and ran the covered mat board and die through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine* to cut.
- I edged the teacup with a DecoColor Premium Silver Calligraphy Pen*. I used the pen to paint the mat board spoon also.
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Materials Used on the Christmas Letter Box and Christmas Teacup:
- 664797 Eileen Hull 3-D Teacup & Spoon Sizzix Die*
- 664798 Eileen Hull 3-D Box, Post Die*
- Sizzix 6″ x 13″ White Mat board*
- Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cut Machine*
- Xyron Creative Station*
- AMC003 “Magical Three” 12″ x 12″ Two-Sided Paper (Authentique)*
- AMC004 “Magical Four” 12″ x 12″ Two-Sided Paper (Authentique)*
- DecoColor Premium Silver Calligraphy Pen*
- DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive*
Authentique Paper “A Magical Christmas Collection” available at Scrapbook.com
For more great projects from the New Winter Release make sure to check out the Blog Hop on Eileen Hull’s Blog.
54 thoughts on “Christmas Letter Box and Cup of Christmas Tea”
I’m getting excited to start Christmas projects now!
I love Christmas crafting. It’s my favorite time of the year to create.
So lovely! I’m mad for plaid. Really love the Christmas mailbox. ❤️
Thanks, I’m Mad for Plaid too. I love everything plaid. 😁
I love the matching set! So cute!
Thank you 😊
OMG OMG OMG!!! We have that book! My mom puts it out every year at Christmas! I LOVE that you used that as inspiration!
I own the book too! Great idea to use for inspiration!
One of the sweetest stories.
what lovely red plaid and snowflake papers used on your projects – we both had the idea of Santa letters for the box! Your cup is so pretty with the large die cut sentiment and poinsettia on the tea bag.
Thank you. Yours was lovely too. I guess great minds think alike.
These are lovely, Sue! I love those papers. ❤
Thank you. The papers are from Authentique.
Your projects look so pretty and I love the traditional christmas colours. But I have to say what touched me most about this post was what inspired you for this project.Would love to buy this book and hope it is still available and that I can get it in germany. My mother is suffering from dementia.Born in Ireland the highlight of her day is enjoying a cup of tea and a few biscuits or cake. So this book sounds perfect for me.
My mother had Dementia so I understand your heart. I added a link to the book on Amazon. Cherish every moment even the ordinary and the bad ones. I miss my Mom everyday.♥️
Thanks a mill . It´s a cruel illness as it`s a loong goodbye .I am glad that my mother still recognizes me sometimes .After a few months of not being able to visit her in the nursing home due to Covid19 I am sooo glad of being able to visit her again. I do cherish every minute with her. So sorry for your loss!
A letterbox for Santa 🎅 How cool is that 🥰
Great job – I love the “letters to santa” post box!
Thank you 😊
This confirms that we need them both, but this just reminded me that I can do a gratitude box and stick the cards in the cup! ♥
I’m thinking small Christmas treats!
Sue, I love your awesome projects❣️❣️ Beautiful ❤️
Your choice of papers and design is awesome – love both so much!!
Beautiful work. I love the tag on the teacup especially. Great story about the book.
Thank you. It’s a sweet book.
Lovely Christmas projects! I, too, have that book.
Thank you. It’s a great story.
Beautiful, I love the inspiration behind it too.
Thank you. ❤️
I really liked your reference to the book – I haven’t read it but I think Zi eould likd it. I like your postbox best x
Thank you. ❤️
I love that book too–what a sweet inspiration! Just wonderful work!
Thank you ❤️
Love all your ideas……and love the tea cup and post box you did….beautiful!!!
Love the letters to Santa box and your teacup.
Lovely projects! Love the papers you’ve used.
Wonderful! I’m getting tears in my eyes from your story of the tea book! Love your warm homey projects.
awww…thanks so much. I’m glad you liked them.
Wow! The papers and colors you chose are perfect! I love how your projects came out!
Love these projects! Really like the letters to Santa box!
Thanks You so much.
They are both gorgeous and I like how the silver edging makes everything pop x
Sue your festive letterbox and teacup are both so elegant. The silver edging really enhances your choice of papers xx
Thank You. A appreciate that. I REALLY love what you did with the Letter Box. It makes me want to make a whole lot more.
I love that book! Your teacup and postbox are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Thank You. I love that book too. 🙂
Beautiful paper choices and details! Love the letter box and teacup you created!
I really love your choice of papers. These go together so well. That is important. Thank you
Thank You. I love using coordinating papers.
Letters for Santa is perfect! LOVE the festive papers!