Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blowing Kisses Mailbox

Hey, y'all!  I have a sweetly-dressed chipboard mailbox using the new
ECHO PARK PAPER 
 Mailboxes are such a clever way to hold Valentine cards or use them as a
 treat box to fill with goodies!


First, I covered the top of the box with a sheet of 12X12 paper that was cut to size. 
 If the paper doesn’t quite cover the entire box, use strips of coordinating paper to 
finish covering the sides.  I chose to use a die from the Designer Label #5 Set to
 cut three black label shapes for the bottom.  The shapes made a nice border
 and hid the area where the two papers joined.


The two ends also have a raised piece (or a “lip” on the end that opens) that were covered with a strip of the solid black paper.  The strips were cut ¼” wider than the actual measurement.  Next, the strip was scored vertically so that it would cover the raised piece.  Cuts were made into the ¼” overhang to create darts in the paper so that it could be folded to conform to the shape. 
Before attaching the two end pieces of paper, a trim of red pom pom ribbon was added.
When the mailbox is open, you can see that I also added an edging of baker’s twine for extra detail. 

The front was decorated with different stickers, die-cuts and fun accent embellishments.
Again, you can find cardboard, metal or wooden mailboxes of all shapes and sizes to use in a project such as this!  Use it as storage for your chocolate candies or as a gift box for homemade cookies…your Valentine will love it!
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