Today I pulled into my stamping stash so that I could make a Valentine's mailbox.
I bought these mailbox tins years ago in the dollar section of a store. They have been collecting dust waiting for me to alter them. I don't have any current Valentine's Day packs of DSP, so I used the Polka Dot Parade DSP. The strip that wraps around the mailbox is 4" x 12". It fits perfectly.
The only tricky part was getting the strip of DSP to fit around the "flag." I loosely wrapped the DSP around the mailbox (with the flag in the down position), lined it up nicely side-to-side on the mailbox, and marked where the metal post is that's attaching the flag to the mailbox (the silver circle at the bottom of the flag). Once I had it marked, I used the Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and punched out the hole. I took a pair of scissors and cut a line from the closest edge of the DSP to the punched out circle. With some gentle coaxing, I wrapped the punched-out hole around the base of the flag and attached it to the mailbox using sticky strip.
Even with a close-up look at the flag, it's difficult to see where I cut the DSP.
For the front and back panel of the mailbox, I traced the shape of the panel onto DSP and then cut them out. I attached it to the mailbox with Sticky Strip. I also put a piece of Sticky Strip around the edges of the front and back panels and attached some ribbon. Of course I made sure that all of the seams from the ribbon and the DSP (the piece wrapped around the mailbox) were on the bottom so it looks nice. I finished off the front with a Rosette and a button.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Happy Valentine Heart
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Sticky Strip, Real Red Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Whisper White Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Button
Punches: Full Heart, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Big Shot: Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Designer Rosette Die