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Friday, February 10, 2012

You've Got Mail!

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday! Today is Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge reveal day and the challenge is "You've Got Mail"! Now I have a little story for you today (not long but I want to share, lol) Well you know those cute little mailboxes that alot of gals are decorating. Well I seen them at Target and had a few in my cart and at the last minute I put them back, I have soooooo many things that I buy with the good intention of making something with them and then they just sit so I thought these little mailboxes would be another one of those things. Well as you can see they sure would have come in handy for this challenge, lol! And since I didn't have any I had to make one of my own and I have to say I really like how my mailbox came out! 
Well I used the Create A Critter cartridge and cut @ 6". Now I wanted it to open and had to do some freehand cutting and needed some hinges to make the door open and found them on the Cricut Sampler Cartridge (they were cut @1"). (The paper is My Minds Eye too by the way).
 Pretty neat huh, how it opens! Now I added some pop strips to give it some dimension, and to be able to put my "Mail" into it. I could even add a gift card or some cash also. And the flag actually works! I used a brad to make it go up and down! And the stamp is one from Whimsical Designs called "With Love". 
 Now here's a view of the open mailbox and the little card ("mail") that I made. It's from the Cricut Sampler cart also and cut @ 4 1/2". And the little heart is a Martha Stewart punch. 
 And here's a closed version with the little "Love" note. 
And last but not least, you know I had to add a handmade flower! Well at least a couple of flowers. The larger rolled flower is from the Flower Shoppe cart cut @ 3" and the smaller flowers are punches from EK Success that I used my stylus to make them dimensional and give them some curve, the leaves are a punch from Emaginations, and of course had to add some bling centers. 

Now I sure hope you join us over at the SOUS blog for the "You've Got Mail" die cut challenge. The challenge is open for two weeks, it hast o be a new creation, you can use ANY Die cut machine and please add a link back to the Stuck On U Sketches blog (others may want to play along). Hope to see you there and have a great weekend. Hope you get to do some crafting and wonder what the weather will be this weekend, they say we are expecting snow sooooooo, it may be cold and perfect for crafting!  Have a good one!

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa


Carolyn/MamaC said...

As the old saying goes..."necessity is the mother of invention"! You did good! Love the mailbox!

Nanne said...

Oh my word, that is about the cutest thing I've ever seen.. love the prints and colors you used, plus all of the little details..

Tangle said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments! I love this project, the shaped mailbox card is amazing and your rolled flower is so darling. I have been eyeing the cuts on that cartridge but hadn't tried them yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy E. said...

That is what you call improvising. And your creation turned out beautifully. So clever and cool!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

I really think carts have come out that I know NOTHING about, and I wanna know why? LOL!
But that rolled flower is way cool (did it cut easily?)
I am still reeling over my visits to the girls blogs over these projects this week, everyone did the BEST designs! And I LOVE what you did and I also like the fact that because of the papers, its kinda a different feel for you and I like that of course, love how you cut the pattern and OF COURSE, an opening mailbox!
Adorable as only you could do!

Sandi said...

Theresa, this is just adorable, love the dimension and originality of this. Hugs

Heather P said...

Your mailbox is just adorable! So clever, I love it! Looking forward to working with you at WD! And new follower :)
Heather P

mum of two said...

I just love the mailbox - it is amazing! I am excited to work with you on the WD DT :)


Esther said...

Hi Theresa
Your mailbox is absolutely adorable!!
I am a new design team member for Whimsical Wednesday and looking forward to working with you!

Anonymous said...

CLEVER! I love it! Just wanted to pop in and say welcome aboard the Whimsical Wednesday DT train! It's a great bunch of designers, you're gonna love it!

Sandi Cl~ said...

How cute to make your own mailbox .. I actually have one of those Target boxes and it is still sitting in the closet. Great job on this one! Love your talent!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

How creative is this!!!! I love it. Happy Valentine's day!