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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine MailBox

Click here for Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Writing File Folder Card.
Please click here to enter Ch 14-6 Writing.

Created this 3D item, Valentine MailBox, using Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge. Hid the score lines using my Gypsy before cutting. Glue was not working at holding the mailbox together so I used glue dots & red tape on front & back to hold the mailbox together.

Decided to make the mailbox be a gift card holder for an iTunes gift card for my daughter.

Made the flag sturdy by recycling a pice of cardboard. Cut the flag 3 times; twice using pink paper & once using cardboard. Heat embossed stamped the front panel of flag with sentiment date 2 14. Attached the flag to the mailbox with a heart brad. Used a couple Martha Stewart punches to decorate the Valentine MaliBox.

Used a BugABoo digi, Sign It Love Birdy, as a Valentine Love Note stamped with Feb 14 postmark type stamp. Added an iTunes gift card. Added washi tape.

Supplies List 

brad: Recollections pink heart - on flag
Cricut cartridge: Artiste 3" Valentine MailBox
digi: BugABoo Sign it Love Birdy
embossing: Stampendous Kaleidoscope Transparent emb powder
ink: Memento Lady Bug, Versamark
paper: cardstock - pink, red, white
punches: Fiskars 1/16" - to make hole for brad, 
   Martha Stewart - Heart Seal, Hugs & Kisses Edge, Love Dove
Spellbinder: Nest Scalloped Rectangles Large
stamps: Recollections date 2 14 on flag, postmark Feb 14 on Love Note digi
Stampin' Up: punch - 3/4" x 15/16" oval
washi tape:Recollections

Entering this into the following challenges:

2/14 Catch the Bug Feb Theme Ch Love/Valentine's Day 3E(#2) 2/8
2/14 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#36 Anything Goes UE 2/7

2/15 Pile It On #6 Stripes and/or Dots UE 2/9

2/16 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It up & Link It Up Linky Party #24 Color Ch UE 2/3

2/16 Craft Your Passion Ch200 200th Ch Special - Pick any Ch from past yr 3E(#2*) 2/10 
   chose Ch199 Love is in the Air
2/16 Fantabulous Cricut Ch197 I Heart You Use a Heart 3E(#1) 2/10
2/16 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: We Love Stamps Use Your Fav Stamp 5E(#3) 2/10
2/16 Victorine Stamps Ch#77 Gift Card Holders UE 2/3
2/20 Cardz TV 3D Valentine Ch #1 1E(#1) 2/7
2/20 The Squirrel & The Fox Ch63 - Love 3E(#3) 2/9

3/2 Ribbon Carousel RCC90 Washi Tape UE 2/4

3/6 Word Play Sat Ch - Feb Swirls 4E(#3) 2/8


  1. Wow Melissa, you go girl, this looks gr8t!! Thanks for joining CTVS!

  2. Love your mailbox Melissa! And love that you made a cute matching card too. Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV;-)

  3. What a great little mailbox and the perfect way to package up a gift card!!

  4. Cute mailbox, great colors! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  5. This sure came out super cute !!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party !!! Hope you join us again !!

    Mayra DTM

  6. Wonderful project and such a lovely gift idea.The red and pink combo is so pretty.Love the details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  7. This is adorable. What a special way to present a gift card, love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Catch the Bug this week for our Love challenge!

  8. O wow - this is lovely! I love the colour! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo for our LOVE themed challenge this week, and GOOD LUCK in the draw! We hope you'll join us again soon.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  9. Sweet gift card holder. Clever and adorable gift for v-day! Thanks for joining us this week and playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. What a cute idea!! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing!!