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.
Cricut Digital Download:
3D Valentine Boxes - For the mailbox: Cut at 6" -
Valentines Mail: Cut at 3.917 x 1.597
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.
Imagine - Design - Create - Inspire Project . I am entering it in the Circle Magazine Contest.
I cut my letters using Tie The Knot and Blackletter cartridges.I designed my cuts in Cricut Craftroom and cut with my Cricut Mini. I cut my butterflies with the Sophie Cartridge. I modge podged my pattern paper to the back of the frame. I arranged my design and embellished with pearls and floral accents.
I made 2 craft table skirts today and it is very easy to do. I first
picked up some Kitchen curtains, hooks and curtain rods. They were 36"
long so I had to hem them up to fit my tables 30" high. I'm not really a
sewer but I can do some basics. This was just a straight stitch across.
I folded the fabric from the top 2 times where the rod pockets are
since I couldn't hem the from the bottom. I sewed at the edge of the
fabric keeping the rod pockets in tack so I could still use them. I
drilled holes in my table and screwed in the hooks. I attached the rods
and slide on the curtains. Easy, Easy! I was surprised it really didn't
take all that long.