Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Mailbox

Have you ever looked down the Dollar spot isle in Target? They have things that are cute but most likely would collect dust.. Except for this find! It’s a tin mailbox, with a lid that opens. I brought a few home with me and knew I could make’em my own. For a buck how could I go wrong? And I also found the valentine stamp you see used in the bottom photo @ the dollar spot, score! I had the cutest vintage cowboy designer paper on hand. I bought this a year ago and it fit perfect for this project. I guess sometimes it’s worth being a  paper hoard. This is one of my first altered projects, and I am pretty satisfied with the way it turned out. Cute ha?

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And behold, a new place to put all the lovely valentine’s cards rec’d. You can of course decorate this type of mail box for any occasion. I have a couple more on hand so who knows what type of box I will whip up & display.  I guess you’ll just have to keep coming back and see!

To make this cute creation here is what I used:

Target Dollar Spot: Tin Mailbox & Happy V-day Stamp

Paper: Daisy Maybe baby collection “heart throb”

Spellbinders: oval and oval scallop

White ribbon dyed red with copic marker

Heart chipboard dyed with SU Real Red ink , Bella baubles and heart wax seal with gold wax. I made the little letter by hand and sprayed glimmer mist all over the lid. I stuck everything together by using my favorite sticky stuff, It’s called Score Tape by Sookwang.

Hope you all enjoyed my project today. I have to get started on the kids cards while they are at school. I’d be such a bad momma if I did not make something specially for them. Hope to see you tomorrow with another valentines day surprise.  Signing off ~ Your Mother Crafter, Angela



  1. I want a Target! That is so cute and vintage looking.

    Our little one is on her way to you. Make sure you ask her for the jam because she has that truck so full that she will probably forget.

  2. P.S. The new look is very snazzy!


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