Monday, 8 February 2010

VALENTINE MAILBOX THE CUTTLEBUGSPOT



Good evening
Over at the Cuttlebugspot this week Nilda asked us to alter a Target mailbox. These are cute little mailboxes that you can buy at Target in the US for a dollar. Being from the UK we don't have them over here but I managed to buy an SVG file for SCAL at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.
I have to say that compared to the fabulous mailboxes my DT sisters came up with mine is rather plain! By the time I had glued mine together I was losing the will to live lol! that will teach me to plan ahead!
So my doors are embossed with the gorgeous Romantic Words CB folder and I cut a little red mirricard heart lock charm and snipped of the charm bit and key from Sweethearts Cricut Cart. The small red random hearts paper was a free download from Printable Heaven. The edges are decorated with red felt heart ribbon from Hobbycraft and the The diecut hearts and words are from the A2 Combo Love Language. Where the box opens I thought it would be sweet to have a little cupid to greet you so I cut him @2 1/2 " (Sweethearts cart) twice in black and twice in red mirricard and just used the heart which i layered on him to strengthen him. He is then adhered to some folded acetate so he stands freely at the entrance of the mailbox surrounded by yummy chocolate hearts. A few red gems to finish.
We would love to see your decorated boxes over at the Cuttlebugspot so why not join us in the challenge this week!
Have a great week everyone!
Juliexx

19 comments:

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Julie, that is just way to cute.. i love the little cupid inside...

Steph_C said...

Your mailbox is absolutely adorable! Love the red and white. Beautiful job!

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh wow! I was waiting for you to post Julie, I wanted to be first! LOL, I see Sandy beat me to it. Just love how you created your mailbox my friend, I was wondering if you were going to participate this week. So glad you did, and you came out with a bang. Love the little cupid you put inside. Great take on the challenge girlfriend!

Hugz, xx

~L~

Stacey said...

I think that this is super cute Julie! The embossing looks ace, and the chocolates look yummy x x x

Loopylou!! said...

julie that is just so beautiful, i love the embossing and those cute little hearts xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful box Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Julie you really did a fantastic job, what a stroke of luck being able to get the SVG cutfile. Love the embossing on the door and the cupid on the inside.

hugs
Kaye x

Emma said...

Julie this is sooo cute and all your hard work looks amazing. What a sweet treat for valentines :D

Scrappymax said...

Julie this is so cute I love it. I love the way you have added that cute little cupid.

CelticWoman said...

Julie, it is beautiful, that cupid greeting the inside is marvelous as all your projects are. Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG how ADORABLE Julie! that little cupid is such a sweet surprise and your details are FAB! And you even made the mailbox! Fantastic! xxD

Myrt said...

Oh Julie, you really are amazing - this has to be the cutest mailbox I've ever seen! Absolutely adorable!

PeggyLovesVintage said...

Such a sweet mailbox! Love the little cupid and the key and lock. I think you created a wonderful momento that anyone would love to receive!

Kris L said...

I've only been gone a week and it seems that I've missed soooooooo much! Just a wonderful creation with all of the embossing and the cupid. Hugs...Kris

Lana said...

Julie there is definitely nothing plain about this beautiful creation at all! It's gorgeous
Hugs
Lana x

Jamie Lane said...

This is super cute!

Kelly said...

Oh Julie, this is just too cute! I've been out of town and not able to visit as I'd like. So I'm off to see all the other fabulous creations of yours that I've missed this past week. Big Hugz :)

STAMPMOM9 said...

Beautiful Julie!! So elegant and sweet!! Cupid is tooo cute!! Thanks for the sweet wonderful comment. I am kinda lost at this point..just trying to pick things up from where they were before...lol!! I'm going to try and finally play along with challenges and fun stuff for awhile....so happy to play...I didn't really know the rules and or such but I had a blast making the mailbox!! Thanks always, Dawn

Nikki said...

OH I love it!!! What great details!

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