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:

Jeanette said...

Very cute.

Maureen said...

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 :)

Susie said...

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.

ChristineCreations said...

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

Carmen said...

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

Oliwiaen said...

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

Marisa said...

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

CraftyC said...

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

Renee said...

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

Gretchen said...

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

LollyChops said...

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

Laura Pryor said...

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

DottyA Cards & Things said...

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

mustangsarah said...

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

Ian said...

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

Leigh OBrien said...

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.

Luanne said...

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

Heidi Karpen said...

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:)

Conniecrafter said...

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!

Rose said...

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

Cori said...

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

Allison said...

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

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

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

Rel Squire said...

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.

Leslie Miller said...

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

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just CUTE!!

Yana said...

wow! this is so beautiful and creative too!

anita123 said...

such a great idea ;)
just love it!

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