Friday, January 9, 2015

MINI MAILBOX VALENTINE:

Hello there! I have a special delivery for you today:) Here's a quick and easy Valentine using You Plus Me and a couple of Hershey Nuggets. Start with a piece of Real Red Cardstock measuring 2 1/4" x 1". To round the ends of the flap, put the cardstock through the 1" Circle Collection Framelit, making sure to keep the framelit on top of cardstock as close to one end as possible, and the other end make sure to keep the cardstock on top of the framelit. It helps to use the Magnetic Platform to keep the framelit centered over and under the cardstock. Run through the Big Shot. Set this piece aside.

Take a second piece of Real Red Cardstock measuring 4 1/2" by 1 1/4". Place longways on Simply Scored and score at 1" and 3 7/8". Make dot with pencil at 1 1/2" approximately 1/2" from bottom. Use Paper-piercing Tool to poke a hole. Use Bone Folder to gently bend cardstock into a U shape. Set this piece aside. Take a 3rd piece of Real Red Cardstock and use the 1" Square Punch to make the mailbox flag and trim off excess with paper trimmer. Poke hole in end and adhere to U shaped piece at pencil mark with a Mini Brad. Adhere 2 nuggets together with a bit of SNAIL. Add a small amount of SNAIL to the straight edge of the flap piece and adhere nuggets. Adhere this to the end of the U shaped piece and wrap around. Secure the end underneath with Liquid Tombow or Fast Fuse.



Score a piece of 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" Whisper White Cardstock in half and stamp the sentiment in Real Red, keeping more space at the bottom. Trim the top piece slightly on both ends to resemble an envelope flap. Stamp the hearts image on the top flap.

Using a Real Red Marker, color the heart image on the Twitterpated image  and stamp onto Whisper White Cardstock. Use the medium circle on the Owl Builder Punch to punch out and attach to flag with a Glue Dot. Finally, tie a 6" length of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine around flag as shown.

I hope I 'delivered' today showcasing another use for the You Plus Me set:) Make sure to stop back tomorrow for a few more ideas. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

6 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I spotted one the other day and fell in love with it and was hoping to find instructions to do so. Your instructions look very easy to follow and I can hardly wait to make some of these adorable mailboxes!

    Thank you!

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  2. Thank you Donna:) Have fun with them:)

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  3. Adorable!! Love the little mailbox idea, my 8 year old was looking for cute candy ideas. This would be fun for any holiday!

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  4. So glad you liked it:) Thanks so much Amy:)

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