Wednesday, December 29, 2010
You've Got Mail!
I needed something creative for Mom's gift cards. I have it! Off to search the alterables closet for...a Target mailbox! Remember those things...$1.00 a piece...in bubble gum pink, white and red?
Many crafters had issues with covering the box in patterened paper because of the permanent flag stuck to the box. Usually, I left the front part where the flag was uncovered. This time, and it's been a while since I've covered a mailbox, I had an idea.
Off to the punch storage drawer & out comes Stampin' Up!'s Word Window Punch.
I cut a 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper from My Minds Eye Be Merry Collection (Snowball Fun pattern) to 4" wide. I dry fit the 4 x 12 piece to the mailbox. I marked my spot and punched two times.
I applied sticky strip to all four sides. Check out where the seam is...barely visable.
I grabbed my SU! 1 1/4" striped grosgrain. I love this wide silky grosgrain ribbon. I tied it up with a nice bow. From the coordinating accessory sheet, I used a tag, which was attached with a safety pin from SU!'s Vintage Trinkets. I love the trinkets, too!
The lowly safety pin...elevated to embellishment status. The same accessory sheet has another cool embellishment for the gift card mail box...
I was impressed with how cute the project turned out. I do believe Mom liked the mail box and the contents.
Paper: My Minds Eye Be Merry Collection
Accessories: Coordinating Accessory Sheet, SU! Old Olive 1 1/4" Grosgrain, SU! Vintage Trinkets, Xyron, Sticky Strip, Word Window Punch