Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day Dandi Crafters! I hope your day is filled with love, and chocolate, everything is better with chocolate. I am sharing the Valentine's Day Altered Mailbox my oldest son asked me to make for his girlfriend. I had altered and shared on my blog the mailbox I made a few weeks ago. It was my first time altering one. I had made a partial template to cut out with my cutting machine but didn't really make a full template.
Anyway back to the mail box. I created a thin strip to go around the outside of the lip of the lids. The only thing was, that unless I wanted to measure each time and I can tell you I don't, it didn't matter the size of the paper whether it was 12x12 or 8.5x11 it wasn't going TOTALLY around the lip. So you do have to cut some of the 3rd strip of paper to go on the bottom of the lid lip. I didn't think it looked bad though. Then of course I made the lid covers, for both inside and out. I used scotch quick dry adhesive glue so I could maneuver the lids to sit on their squarely. They are just big enough to cover. There is no trimming the lid covers. They fit! Hehehehe I worked on my template for a long time so next time when I alter a mailbox it is assemble and go! LOL I added a couple of cute flag covers and I was off to the races. The little heart I used to cover the ugly silver screw at the bottom is just a heart that is a by product of the scalloped hearts. It is the prefect size. The only thing that isn't part of the template is the little pull on the front. That is just a wooden knob glittered up. I think it just puts the adorable finishing touches on the mailbox.
My Valentine's Day present to you today for all my regulars and followers visiting my blog TODAY!! is this sweet file. It is available in svg, scut, and mtc format. This download isn't open to everyone just my regulars and followers that
1) visit today, post a comment
2) request the file today! (this offer has ended. Thanks to all that requested the file. All that requested the file on Valentine's Day should have received it. If you posted a comment and requested the file on Valentine's Day and didn't receive it, please contact me I will resend it.) This takes you to my contact on my dtsart website. I don't post my email on net. LOL
In your file request please give me your email address and state clearly Happy Valentine's Day Mailbox File Request in the body of your message!
The file link will be emailed to you either today or tomorrow depending on when you request the file your 9:00 o clock maybe my midnight. LOL
Happy Valentine's Day! Aren't you glad you visited today!