January 22, 2008

VALENTINES DAY GIFTS

Good morning all! I hope you had a fabulous long weekend (for those of you who had yesterday off!). I spent the day yesterday piddling in my stamp room and decided to do a fun gift project for my daughter's teacher for Valentine's Day (Tyler has nine teachers and would DIE if I gave them gifts - LOL!) So, here is what I did! I altered a cute little mailbox that I found in the $1 bin at Target (don't you just LOVE that spot??!!) with my new favorite Berry Bliss DP - I can't seem to get enough of this paper! I also made a matching card to go along with it. Here are some close up pics so you can see what I did: This is the side view of the mailbox. I stamped the flower from the stamp set Stitched Exotics onto Rose Red cardstock then punched it out using my circle scallop punch. I then put a pink fire rhinestone in the center of each flower and put one on either side of the mailbox arm with glue dots. I also stamped on of the other flowers from the same set on Purely Pomegranate cardstock, punched this one out using my 5-petal flower punch and added some white gel pen accents. This, I mounted with dimensionals. I then added some yummy Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon to both the arm and the ends of the mailbox. This next picture shows a shot of the front which you can see I used contrasting paper from Berry Bliss and added yet another punched out flower with my 5-petal punch. The next one shows a shot of the other side of the box to which I added some more punched out flowers. Lastly is a picture of the card I made to go with it. The base of the card is Kraft paper to which I then added a layer of Purely Pomegranate. I used my ticket punch on the corners and added some faux stitching with my mat stack and paper piercer. This I outlined in chocolate chip stampin write marker. Next, I cut out two separate pieces of coordinating Berry Bliss DP (it matches the mailbox), used the corner ticket punch, and layered it on the card. The stamped image is mounted on Rose Red Cardstock and actually stamped on Whisper White using black stazon. This cute little image is from the stamp set Happy Heart Day (love it!). I used my ink pads and blender pen to color this cute little guy in. I then added rose red brads and some purely pomegranate ribbon and voila! I hope you enjoy looking at this project as much as I have enjoyed putting it together!

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Awesome Alex! I plan on working on some of those mailboxes soon too!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Angel Wilde said...

These care so cute. And I love the mailbox. You've inspired me to get mine out and try to do something with them.
Hugs~
Angel

Tracy.H said...

Love the mailbox! It is so unfair that we do not have a Target up here in Canada!! :0(

Maureen said...

ooohhhhh!!! WAAAYYYY too cute! I better get downstairs in the craft room - you inspire me!
Maureen

LuLu said...

Wow,wow and wow. Love the idea of the mail box. Must say never heard of target in the UK.

My Paper World said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the mailbox and your sweet card!

pescbrico said...

It is a really pretty paper. I love it too. Your card go well with your alter mailbox.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

So cute Alex! So glad you got to spend time stamping!

Kim Marie said...

What fun and beautiful projects! Makes me think lovingly of SPRING!

Ah, warm breezes....thanks for the lifting of the spirit!

thanks for your blog comments, too...so sweet!
Kim Marie
SBS9

Dawn Easton said...

So pretty Alex! I still don't have this paper but it's on my list ;) Love your mailbox! Aren't they fun!!

Manna said...

These are adorable! Must go on a hunt for these mail boxes now!

Heather Summers said...

Nice work Alex! Is that mouse simply not the sweetest! I need to find me some mailboxes....we need a Target here!!!

gina said...

Love the mailbox don't have them here (uk) the card is lovely too
Gina x

corinnesomerville said...

Absolutely adorable !!!! We don't have Targets here in Canada :(...it's the first place I go to whenever we cross the border !!!

malieta said...

I LOVE your card and the mailbox is the cutest!!! I have to admit that the paper is awesome....very pretty!
malieta:)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I did enjoy looking at it! It's wonderful!! I love both of your creations! I'm sure the teacher will too!

dasimonds said...

Sweet !!
I love the little mailboxes.
I need to get mine started.
Cute card too...
Beautiful colors..pretty papers.
Thanks for sharing.

Nikki Bond said...

These are so sweet Alex! I'm sure the recipent will LOVE them! {SMILES}

Deborah said...

Lovin' your mailbox and darling card! Hugs! Deb

Wendy said...

Your little mailbox is sooooo cute! Need to scope them out at Tar-jhay the next time I am there!

Rose Ann said...

Awesome, Alex! Your card is so cute, and I love how you decorated the mailbox!