Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mailbox happiness!

I finally sat down and made something I've been thinking about for a long time - a little mailbox of happiness for our family! We're suffering from Winter's-almost-over-but-Spring-is-still-too-far-away blues these days, and we needed to start celebrating the small things that make us smile.

With the new Sale-a-Bration stamp set, I couldn't resist! The "You make me happy when skies are gray" stamp from See Ya Later was just perfect!


My oldest son absolutely loved The Bee Movie and there's a part in the movie where Barry B. Benson says that bees can't fly in the rain - Hunter always used to get so upset for the bees... He was devastated that they couldn't go out in the rain. So for awhile, when it was sunny, he used to say "the bees can come out today!". I thought incorporating the bees into the mailbox was a fun idea. Worked perfectly for the Dynamic Duos challenge this week as well :)



Each family member has a different coloured envelope, and when the little 'you've got mail' flag is up (it's hinged on a brad), then you can check the box and see who the warm-fuzzy is for. 

It's a very basic design, starting with a 6" x 3-1/2" base and curving a 6" x 12" piece of cardstock overtop. The sides were reinforced on the inside using Coaster Board to help it stand straight and and not bow. The front of the mailbox was trimmed using the Oval Framelits die and the inside was lined with a piece of Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Parade DSP. 


The bees were made with the small oval punch. Their tail was done with the bottom of the small heart punch and the head was made with the small circle from the itty bitty punch pack. Their wings are punched from vellum with the small heart punch. 

The mailbox is fastened with an Antique Brad and a hair elastic. 


I hope to make a tutorial and have that posted within the coming weeks, so please check back! 

I played along with the Dynamic Duos challenge this week; Basic Black and Daffodil Delight with the added challenge of a shaped card. I didn't do a shaped card, but thought a 3D project would be cool too :)


Thanks for stopping by today! 

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: See Ya Later
Inks: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Polka Dot Parade DSP, Basic Black CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Whisper White CS, Vellum, Coaster Board
Emellishments: Antique Brads, Candy Dots, Brad Base
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Piercing Pack (Essentials), Paper Piercing Tool, Oval Framelits, Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Heart Punch, Petite Pennants Punch


5 comments:

  1. What a cute mailbox! What a great idea. Looking forward to checking back for the tutorial. I just love it!

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  2. This is sure to chase away the Winter Doldrums, Tara! Super creative and fun take on the colors- a bee is so appropriate! I am sure the family loved it. Thanks for sharing this awesome creation with Dynamic Duos this week- a crowd pleaser!

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  3. What a fun and creative project. Great take on our color challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Dynamic Duos.

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  4. Super CUTE and CREATIVE project...love it!!!

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