Well Hello! I know this may be shocking you right now, a new blog post popping up on my blog today?!? I know, I know, I've been MIA! But trust me, with good reason! The last half of 2016 was spent designing and making page kits for FotoBella as well as my husband and I deciding to sell our house to buy a new one that better suited our families needs and well, move in December, just before Christmas! Now, wouldn't you know it's February already and Valentine's Day is right around the corner!?!
I'm so happy to say that I'm back at the crafting table, in my new craft studio (hooray!) and designing projects for FotoBella :) Today it's with the fabulous Simple Stories Love & Adore collection which can be found at FotoBella.com and is just the right collection to inspire some "love"ly crafts!
I've got a confession, every year around this time, the dollar spot at Target has these cute little tin mailboxes, and every year I buy some....and this is year I finally use them in a project! I'm sure many of you can relate :) For this project I'm using the Simple Stories Love & Adore collection to embellish a turquoise and white mailbox.
This is really a fast and easy project and just so cute! Perfect for the kiddos to take to school for their Valentine exchange or to tuck a few Valentine goodies of your own to give as gifts.
To start, I cut a piece of "So Happy Together" paper and "Elements" Paper that measures 12"x4" so that it would wrap around the body of the mailbox. It really fits perfectly, but one thing worth mentioning is that you do have to cut a notch out so that the flag on the mailbox is not covered up and moves properly.
For the embellishments, I sorted through the Card Stock Die Cut Ephemera Bits and Pieces. The sizes of these pieces are just right for this project and there are lots of pieces to choose from. I layered them up and added a few enamel dots and some twine. It really is that simple, but that's what make working with Simple Stories products so awesome :) Find them here at FotoBella.com
So happy to share my first design team project for the year with you! Looking forward to many more!