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February 10, 2014

Anything But a Card - Love is in the Air

It's an ABC (Anything But a Card) Day over at Catch the Bug, and it's my turn to create something! :0) I always have a difficult time coming up with projects for ABC Day. I don't have any little ones at my house (my son is 20, and just does not appreciate good paper crafty stuff, ya' know?!). I never know what on earth to do with my goodies once I'm done with them. Hubby keeps every card I give him, and if I start giving him 3D paper objects.....well......I just have no idea where the man will pile them up! lol! Anyhow, it's always a tough day for me to create for my DT assignments, but I am giving it a go! (I have several ABC assignments this year, so I better get used to it, right?! lol!)

With Valentines Day just around the corner, I have seen so many of the cute little mailboxes on the web, and I wanted to give a try at making one.
I kept this one simple, using bold patterns to give interest to the body of the box. I used the 
  Bugaboo Stamps image called AKV Simple Stick - StandI have used her several times on my cards. I like her because she's simple, but still such a cutie! I used a heart-shaped brad for holding the flag (it does move up and down, which is so fun!). I added an adhesive tile to the box front as a sentiment. 

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Here's a look at the side of the box:

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I hope you like what you see! 
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Card Recipe
Silhouette Cutting File: 3D Mailbox by Lori Whitlock
Paper: Making Memories
Punches: Martha Stewart: Scalloped Heart Trim Double Punch
Misc: Heart Brad, Adhesive Tile, PhotoShop Elements


  1. Love your Valentine Mailbox! It's super cute!

    I can so relate. I have the same problem. I buy a lot of the fun 3D files from the Silhouette store. After I make them I can't figure out what to do with them. Last time I gave one of them to a elderly neighbor who has been ill. I filled the box with chocolates and he loved it.

  2. I love this little post box and it's in gorgeous colours. Super project. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  3. I love this little post box and the colours are gorgeous. Super project. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  4. What a great project and the perfect papers for it too with those bright colours too. Could you put sweeties in there like love hearts? Thank you for joining us at OSAAT . Jennie x

  5. My turn to visit you! Love the mail box and colours. So cute for valentines! Love the details!

  6. This is so adorable! And your husband is so wonderful, keeping all your cards! You had me laughing thinking about 3D projects and what to do with them.

  7. Oh my Cheryl, this is just lovely. I sure do love that mailbox and how you've decorated it up. That Bubaboo image just makes me sweet and shy !! Love it.

    Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck, and Happy Valentine's Day.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  8. Love this project. Thanks for playing along at That Craft Place.
    Lisa TCP DT

  9. Brilliant, thanks for joining us over at eclectic ellapu x

  10. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your cute mailbox and a sweet image too. Jennie x

  11. Adorable!!! thanks for playing along with us at Silhouette Challenges!!


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