So, back in the Crop Crib, James Taylor crooning in the background, Caitlin creating magic with her Target Mailbox, and Pillow Pup sleeping at our feet, I had the perfect ingredients for major mojo magic. Well, honestly, the bundle from the Love You Much promotion is so adorable – it's pretty hard to mess up.
My mailbox is a mix of Candy Lane Designer Series Paper, Love You Much stamp set, Heart to Heart Punch, and the Birds and Blooms sizzlet die cut four-pack. If you haven't already heard, the Love You Much bundle promotion offers the paper, punch and stamp set at a 20% savings through January 31.
My plan going in was to combine the bird images from the stamp set with the bird die cut to make my mail box fly first class.
Here's a better peak at the Candy Lane paper, it's so adorable and coordinates with Stampin’ Up!’s colors: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla. I just added a little Old Olive ribbon and an Old Olive accent from the Bella Rose paper. That 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette ribbon is so luxurious and fun to use.
For the front of my mailbox, I stamped an image from the Love You Much stamp set in VersaMark and watercolored with Robin Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, and just a hint of Going Grey as an outline. I framed it with some of our chipboard accents. Oh, yes, and I added a little button from the Button Bouquet with some linen thread.
You can find tons of examples of embellished Target boxes at Splitcoast Stampers, here. Although they're pretty simple to decorate, if you like some great instructions, you can find them at Emily Giovanni's blog, Stamping and Stuff.
While this project pays homage to Valentines, I don't want today to pass without wishing you all a very Happy New Year. After a difficult 2006 and 2007, I vowed to "Make 2008 Great." And, it was. It was a fantastic year of great friends and adventures.
So, what shall we say about 2009? I don't really make resolutions – I set goals. My goal is to "Make 2009 Shine." I know, corny. But, it suits my goals well of buffing up my house, honing my craft, and toning my bod - sparkle and shine, baby! Let's get out our Ray Bans, 'cause we're going to have a sparkling, shining year!