Monday, February 13, 2012

A Berry Happy Valentine's Day!

Decorating these little mailboxes is hardly a new idea, but these are the first ones I've made!  I think the hearts make them appropriate gifts for Valentines Day, but at the same time, the Berry Blossom pattern isn't so "Valentiney" that the recipients will feel they can't display them for a while if they want to.   Read on for full details of products used and some helpful hints I learned the hard way!

Apply the Sticky Strip to the PAPER first, not the mailbox.   That way you can reposition if you need to!    Use the 1/2" circle punch to make an opening for the flag, then cut a slit from the little hole you made to the edge of the paper.   Remove the backing from the sticky strip AFTER you successfully get the paper around the base of the flag so you don't tear the paper by pulling on it... sigh. 

If you add a sentiment to the end of the box, by all means pop it up with Dimensionals... flat is BORING...see...

 Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive is the way to go when gluing cardstock to the plastic mailbox flag.   Sticky Sheet or Strip would also work; I used the Strip to adhere the ribbon.   Isn't it great how the Certainly Celery ribbon coordinates with the Lucky Limeade cardstock and DSP!   I used a glue dot underneath the 1/2" brad.

Once you finish adhering the leaves to the back of the flag, cover the mess with a scrap of matching cardstock... what the hey, put a little something pretty back there, as well!

Berry Blossom DSP, CS in Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder & Calypso Coral
Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Build-a-Brad (WHY were these retired?   I love being able to make coordinating brads!)
Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon (this style of ribbon is retired)
Sticky Strip, Liquid Tombo, Dimensionals, Glue dot

Little Leaves Sizzlet die, Boho Blossoms punch, Circle Punches (1/2", 1", 1 1/4"), Scalloped Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch

Stamps & Ink:
Petite Pairs in Wisteria Wonder