Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love Notes Mini Postal Drop Box


I've been having visions. Of something I want my Cricut to cut for me. I went looking for info on how to make a cut file (anyone? anyone? please, pretty please?), didn't find what I was looking for, but *did* stumble upon this freakin' adorable mailbox template over at SVGcuts.com. Love at first sight!

The sentiment (so perfect!) comes from Verve's Love Notes set. I let the Cricut do the hard stuff, then just assembled the box and added the stamped sentiment, some die-cuts and a few simple embellishments. Easy -- really!

 The front has a little pull-down door. I decorated the outside of it with some Stampin' Up houndstooth paper, a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die-cut, the stamped sentiment, a punched leaf/branch, silver cord, and a rolled flower that I cut with my Rolled Flower Die-namics die from My Favorite Things.



 I decorated the left with houndstooth paper (the houndstooth panels are all cut with handy optional extra files in the SVGcuts kit), a heart that I cut with Verve's Jotted Heart die, more rolled flowers and two more punched branches.

 The right side I left plain ... just a houndstooth panel.




On the top is a seam binding/silver cord/button combo. I think I'll hang a To/From tag from the bow on the top, fill up the mailbox with some chocolates, and give it to one of my kids' teachers for Valentine's Day. If I can part with it {wink}.


Happy Thursday! Thanks for visiting!




Stamps: Love Notes (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler card stock and Love Letter designer series paper, Papertrey Vintage Cream card stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Valentine Mailboxes SVG Kit (svgcuts.com), Verve Jotted Heart die, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen Nestabilities die, My Favorite Things Rolled Flower Die-namics die, Martha Stewart branch punch,  Michael's silver cord, seam binding, Papertrey button, Kaisercraft black adhesive pearls, Scor-Tape, hot glue gun
Dimensions: 3 3/4"W x  5 1/4"H x 3"D

28 comments:

  1. too adorable!! I love those rolled flowers and the sentiment is the perfect fit!! Okay, so you have a Cricut!! I just won one on the Moxie Fab World Colour challenge and hope I will get some good use out of it :)

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  2. This is the bomb-digity! Everything is just prefect!! Loved the photo's from the last post as well. It was nice to see your face again (it's a lovely face Amy). Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with all of us.

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  3. Now that is completely awesome Amy! Sheesh how cute...so beautifully done!

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  4. Adorable!! Great for in a classroom setting for the kids to mail their valentine's in.

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  5. I'd never let it leave my house! So sweet!!!

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  6. This is adorable!!! You have decorated it fabulously too. I want one!!!

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  7. Wow Amy, this really is gorgeous. Such a pretty piece to display!
    Clairexx

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  8. wowzers this is just adorable!!! I love it! The sentiment on the card is just perfect. Tfs Hugz n blessings.

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  9. How very adorable! The rolled flowers and hearts just make it complete! Love it!

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  10. I totally love this! It's adorable!!!!

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  11. Wow!!!! They way you've embellished this is just awesome!!

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  12. That is to CUTE!!!
    Love the papers and colors you used..

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  13. Amy , this is adorable.I too would love to know how to make a cut file?

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  14. How stinkin' cute is that! How very creative too. Makes me want one too.

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  15. Fabulous, Amy! I just bought Make The Cut software for my Cricut but I have one of the original models. Now I'm wondering if I should go for a Silhouette instead of a bigger Cricut. Such decisions....you have inspired me to get my but in gear and figure out what I want.

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  16. Oh my Amy! This is fabulous! You're amazing!

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  17. This is so unbelievably cute!!! I love all the detail you have put onto it- just great! Thanks for the link to the box pattern:)

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  18. Oh wow is that ever cool, I am so new at the cricut that I don't even know what you are saying when you say SVG file..LOL I did a very simple valentine on my blog today compared to this beauty, great embellishing of it!

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  19. OH MY GOSH this is just AWESOME. I love the colors and the adorable embellishments, that hounds tooth really packs a punch, beautiful work.

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  20. This is so very cute! Love the colors and those little flowers are awesome!

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  21. This is so cool! Love the little mailbox and all the fabulous details!

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  22. OMGosh - how totally ADORABLE is this!!! And off course you've embellished it beautifully!!!

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  23. Wow wow......this is so pretty and cute and totally amazing. You have done a beautiful job of decorating this and love your colors and everything about it.

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  24. Wow! The cutest! Love this even more than the little mailboxes!

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  25. wow! this is so beautiful and creative too!

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  26. such a great idea ;)
    just love it!

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