Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mailbox Valentine

Some time ago, I created one of these mailboxes. That original post can be found here. I couldn't find it at the time so "re-invented" it. This time it will actually hold two of the nuggets. So here is my version on this years mailbox Valentine:

Here is what you will need:

Real Red Cardstock: 1 1/2" x 4 3/4"
                                  1" x 3 1/2"
                                  One piece from the word window punch

Designer Series Paper: 1 1/4" x 4 3/4"

Hearts from Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch: 2-glimmer and 2-DSP

One mini brad
All Purpose Liquid Glue
Strong Adhesive Tape

Take the first piece of cardstock and score at 1" and 4". Then using the bonefolder, slightly curl between the scores. This will be your "box".

Using the liquid glue, place the DSP strip on top of the cardstock and refold. Using liquid glue allows the paper to move as it is folded with the base piece.

From the 1" score line, punch an 1/8" hole approx. 1/4" up from the line and in from the edge. Punch a hole in one end of the word window piece and using the mini brad, attach it to the "box". This forms the "flag" base.

Now add strong double sided tape to the top side of the 3/4" "tab" close to the end and to the score line. Place the 1" tab over it an press together.

Take the next piece of card stock and round the corners 1/4" on one end and 1/2" on the other end. I actually used a crop-a-dile rounder that has both, but it you don't have both sizes, you can actually use a circle punch or framelit to do the same thing. With the punch, just insert the end you want to round into the punch from the back. Then from the 1/2" rounded end, score at 1 1/8".

 Then attach a small scrap for the hinge to hold it onto the back of the mailbox. I used half of a window punch which I then folded in half. Just add a bit of liquid glue and hold it together for a few seconds to bond.

Flip the piece over and add more liquid glue to about an inch from the score line. This will bond to the bottom of the inside of the mailbox.

Slip it inside the box, lining the score line up with the back-bottom edge of the box. Add a spot of liquid glue to the top of the tab and bond it to the inside-top of the box.

Your box is now complete. Now to add the embellishments!

Using liquid glue, I added one glitter heart to the front-bottom. I added three different hearts to create the flag and inserted two nuggets into the box. You could also wrap the nuggets with DSP if you wanted. Just cut a piece 1" x 3" and wrap it around, connecting with double sided tape.

I hope you enjoyed this posting. There are a lot of steps, but it really is a quick and easy project, which is always my favorite! (Especially just a few days away from the holiday!) It is also a great way to use up some of those scraps that we all hang on to. :)

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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