Skip to main content

Oh, Santa...You've Got Mail!

Today I have a mailbox that I dressed up with 
"Home For the Holidays" Collection
One of our assignment options for the month was to choose a project
from the Doodlebug Pinterest boards as our inspiration.  I chose
Amanda Coleman's mailbox version using the sweet "Lovebirds" Collection :)

  I purchased this paper mâché mailbox at Hobby Lobby; they come in a variety of sizes
 and mine measures approximately 9.25"L X 5.5"H X 4.75"W.
  I love that it's roomy enough to store all of my Christmas cards/gift tags in or
 I could pack it with colorful cookies and give to a co-worker! 

 To begin, I covered the side of the mailbox with patterned paper.  
The paper didn't quite reach the bottom sides of the box, so I punched two scalloped
 border strips (one for each side) from Lily White cardstock and glittered them with  
Lily White Sugar Coating.

 For the rim of the box, I wanted two different patterns between the actual rim and the sides. 
 I knew that cutting the paper only to the actual size of the rim would create a gap where the
 two papers joined.  So, I added a little extra to my measurement and then made a score line so
 that it would fold around the edge.  I cut small slits into the hangover paper and then glued in place:

 Next, I traced the side of the box onto patterned paper and then attached.  
For an extra decorative touch, I glued on red/green/white twine from the Christmas themed pack...
just use a fine point glue works like a charm!

Last came the decoration.  I covered the 'flag' with a red patterned paper and then glittered
 with Ladybug Sugar Coating.  I layered the Santa sticker onto a scalloped die cut and then 
adhered to the front of the flag.  One of the cute paper bows was added, along with the 
"Merry Christmas" sentiment sticker.

My craft room is a sea of red and green in all different shades...this
is definitely a time of year that I LOVE papercrafting the most :)
Glad you came by!


Popular posts from this blog

Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2020

Welcome and Happy New Year!
Once again I am very excited to be participating in the "SEASONS GIVINGS BLOG HOP" Each blog that you visit along the way will offer a unique giveaway, so don't miss a single stop and invite your friends to hop along too!
♥A little about me♥  I'm currently designing for Doodlebug Design and Scrapbook Adhesives and have had the honor of serving on 20+ manufacturers or retailer  design teams over the years!  When I'm not working as a school administrative assistant, you can almost  always find me crafting cuteness for my Etsy Shop: Dot & Whimsy :) Aside from paper-crafting, I also enjoy making jewelry, cross-stitch, embroidery,  home decorating, reading and watching reality TV. But enough about little 'ole me...let's get on to the give-a-way!
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I set out to find the perfect curation  of all things "red" and "love" in my stash.  The end result is this sweet ♥LOV…

A SN@P December Daily

**For the UNITY BLOG HOP, click --HERE--**

Oh, December Daily, how do I love thee! Isn't this just the greatest idea, ever?  (scrapbooking wise, anyway) Welcome to my contribution to the  SIMPLE STORIES  DECEMBER DAILY BLOG HOP I'm so glad that you're joining us...I can't wait to hop around myself and see how the girls have decorated their SN@P Albums December Daily style :)
**You should be arriving here from Rebecca Keppel's Blog**
I have quite a few photos to share, so I'll leave most of them in a  smaller size.  Just click on each one to enlarge.
My vision for the album was to mix 'n match  Handmade Holiday, SN@P and Year.O.Graphy I wanted bright colors mixed in with more shabby-distressed look that Simple Stories is known for.    For the cover, I took a bright Turquoise Dot SN@P paper and a strip from Year.O.Graphy and stitched them together.  The title is a compilation of  sevearl SN@P sticker elements.  

chevron ribbon by May Arts; baker's twine by The Twinery; …

Time to HOP with Paper Issues

♥ Welcome to the Papered Cottage ♥ Today is the big day. Glad to be in on this wonderful Blog Hop presented by the talented ladies of Paper Issues Creative Team. **GIVE-A-WAY GIVE-A-WAY** My prize donation will be THREE skeins of my very popular --On The Fringe-- Handmade Crepe Paper Fringe from Dot & Whimsy I have a huge assortment of colors schemes to choose the winner, you will get to pick your favorite three I love scrapbooking and card-making, but my true passion is altering stuff :)  So, I will be bringing you a cute, fast and fun little project, Owl Straw Topper just in time for Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving...this guy is very versatile. Supply list to complete one piece: •Scrapbook paper; 2 patterns •Label punch (2.25"H x 1.5"wide) •1" round punch •Two 1/2" round corduroy brads (or any design) •Two 1/8" round black pom-pom balls •One piece of candy corn; trimmed to 1/2" long •Mini tag  •Jute or twine Other: scissors, permanent pen, plastic or p…