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