Sunday, September 28, 2008

Altered Mailboxes

I picked up a few mailboxes at my LSS that were on clearance. I made sure they were big enough to hold A2 greeting cards as I plan on using them as gifts for people.

This first one is using some Fancy Pants paper I had. I did darken the swirls that were on the paper by using a Fantastix and some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink. The flowers are Primas and the butterfly is from the Cuttlebug Tag Team set. I added rhinestones to the end of the swirls and in the flower centers.

This one is with a K & Company pack I have had for awhile now. The post cards and such are punchouts from the pack. I used some gingham ribbon and a prima flower at the bottom. The little butterfly is the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I double layered the butterfly to add extra dimension.


  1. Very cute! How do I get on your gift list :) lol
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Amazing-so this is covered in paper? What are the mailboxes made out of? I would love to make one of these for my maillady! Thank You!

  3. The mailbox is made of like heavy chipboard maybe. It was white when I bought it. Creative Imaginations is the company that makes it and it is called Bare Elements Sydney Mailbox. I believe this is large than the ones that Target carry as someone told me that an A2 card will not fit in the one they had from target. It came with 12 4x6 "postcards" but I am going to use those to make some little albums now that I have the Bind It All.

  4. Okie, these are simply adorable. I think whoever gets one of them is going to love it.

  5. You've done a great job with these!!