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Saturday, January 21, 2012

3D Valentine Mailbox

  
3D Valentine Mailbox

I purchased a couple of digital downloads for Cricut Craft Room 3D Valentine Boxes and Valentine Sweets.I have been wanting to make mailboxes for so long. Every where I looked the tin mailboxes were sold out.  I went ahead and tried the 3D Valentine Boxes from Cricut.com. The bear on Valentine Sweets is just so adorable and I really like the mailbox too.

Supplies:

Cricut Digital Download:
3D Valentine Boxes - For the mailbox: Cut at 6" -  
Valentines Mail: Cut at 3.917 x 1.597

Digital Download:
Valentine Sweets - For the Bear: Cut at 4"
 Love - Cut at 1.972 x 0.972

Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy - for the label behind Valentines mail : Cut at 5.944 x 2.361
Finished Size -  5-1/2" L - 4-1/2" H - Door Opening is 2-1/2" W - 4" H

I made this box with some alterations of the image.
I welded the 2 sides and top of the mailbox together in Cricut Craft Room. Making it one piece. I found it much easier to work with the top of the mailbox by doing it this way.
I cut all the pieces out in chipboard first. Then I cut all the pieces out with pattern paper.
On the pattern paper cuts, I cut off the tabs. Then I adhered the pieces(not the tabs) to the chipboard.
I used terrifically tacky tape to hold it together. I tried other adhesives and terrifically tacky tape worked the best.
I took 2 strips of pattern paper and applied them to the two end seams of the mailbox for a more finished look.


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