Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine Mailbox Treats

How about making a cute mailbox full of treats for your Valentine?

Click HERE to view (or right click to download) FREE Pattern & Tutorial

To make the sample above, I actually enlarged the pattern 110%. That makes the mailbox cover piece 5-1/2" x 4-1/8", and the bottom piece 2-3/4" x 4-1/8". The little card in the background fits on its side inside the mailbox, and it is 2-3/4" x 4-1/4", folded in half. The two candy bars will also fit inside with the card, and they are Hershey snack size .49oz bars, and the card stock covering them measures 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".

Stampin' Supplies: Crumb Cake card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock, I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel & Handle, VersaMark ink pad (to ink up wheel), Heart to Heart Punch, Metallic Brads (8 - I used Antique Brass), Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets and Crop-a-Dile to punch and set, White Tafetta Ribbon (6" strip), Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots (to attach hearts, just use one per heart), Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Paper Snips (must-have for accurate pattern cutting), Bone Folder (to make score lines).

TIPS: Make your first samples with scratch copy paper and SNAIL adhesive until you become familiar with assembly. Roll wheel image over card stock at an angle, so that it's not so noticeable if it's not exactly lined up with the edges. If you cut the mailbox cover and bottom pieces with the Tabletop Cutter instead of trimming them out from the pattern, you'll get straighter and neater sides. Pierce holes through cover and bottom for brads before assembling. Be sure to punch brad hole on flag pole far enough down so that the flag pole does not extend past the bottom of the mailbox. Give with LOVE :-)

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)

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