Yes...it seems like we've been on a non stop Valentine crafting spurt! Which isn't all that terrible! After all I'm a huge fan of pink...and when you add in candy to the mix...even better for my sweet tooth!
This craft is one that appeared in this last weekend's edition of the St.Louis Post Dispatch Lifestyle section. I geared it more to kids...that they could essentially make the mailbox and with help stamp the absolutely adorable images and make the suckers too!
K & Company Ka-Zoo Papers (available at www.scrapbook.com)
K & Company Ka-Zoo Monkey Chipbox
PaperTrey Ink Tiny Treats: Valentine Acrylic Stamps
Paper Trey Stamper’s Select White Cardstock
PaperTrey Ink Sweet Blush & Hibiscus Burst Ribbon
Paper Trey Large Heart Tin with Clear Top
Marvy Mega Scallop Circle Punch
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Adhesive & Ribbon Adhesive
Fiskars Scallop Border Punch
Red Mailbox, Shiny Mini Heart, Striped & Red Stitched Ribbons (available at your local Michael’s Craft Stores)
COPIC Sketch Markers (email me if you'd like the colors I used)
Colorbox Chalk Inks (available at your local Michael’s Craft Stores)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
1) First select the papers and chipboard pieces to decorate the outside of the heart. Cut a strip of paper for the outer edge of tin. Use border punch for a fun edge. Adhere to tin. Next use Ribbon Adhesive an add colorful ribbon to tin.
2) Cut a 7 inch strip from the striped ribbon and adhere across top of tin. Punch a scalloped circle and add chipboard pieces to the circle and adhere to ribbon. Add additional hearts and other chipboard embellishment. Pop some up items with foam adhesive for added dimension.
3) Stamp the background stamp from the Tiny Treats onto white cardstock. Select additional images and sentiments. Stamp those onto background image. Color images with Copic Sketch Markers. Punch out the stamped image using the Mega Scallop Circle Punch.
1) Punch additional scallop circles from the coordinating papers. Run a strip on adhesive onto backside of stamped image…adhere to sucker. Add adhesive to second punched circle and adhere to backside of sucker. Finish off with a cute ribbon tied to the stem of the sucker.
5) Select the paper and chipboard pieces from the K & Company Ka- Zoo collection. Cut a piece of paper to fit onto side of mailbox. Ink edges and adhere to box. Add additional hearts, chipboard pieces and embellishments to complete the mailbox.
6) Cut a coordinating piece of paper for the front of the box. Add coordinating chipboard pieces. Add some sweet valentines to the box for your sweethearts!
Tips: If you’re not a stamper, cut images out from the Ka-Zoo paper collection and adhere to punched pieces.
Got a sweet tooth?! Adhere toothpicks to the backside of the punched circle, place in cupcakes and use as cupcake decorations!
And mailboxes aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! Keep these in a special spot in your house and “raise the flag” when there’s something inside for your children! Perhaps a note wishing them good luck on a test, or thinking of you!
Keep browsing the blog if you're looking for more Valentine's crafts. I have a project to share each day this week and my next newspaper project is this Saturday in the Post! I loved it so be sure to check in here on Saturday to see it!!