Christmas Letter Box and Cup of Christmas Tea

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*.

           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.

*Disclosure:  This blog uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Materials Used on the Christmas Letter Box and Christmas Teacup:


Authentique Paper “A Magical Christmas Collection” available at

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

  1. Julia Aston says:

    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.

  2. Sandra Spielberger says:

    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.

    • seldred2 says:

      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.♥️

      • Sandra Spielberger says:

        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!

  3. Marion Standing says:

    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

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