Thursday, February 14, 2008

Teddy Mailbox


It seems like everytime I look at Splitcoast Stampers, someone is talking about "Target Mailboxes" that they have altered. I don't think I have the talent to alter items, but when I walked into Target a couple of days ago, they had their mailaboxes reduced to 50 cents, so I decided, what the hey, I'll give it a try!
DH saw the mailbox in the cart and commented that I was wasting 50 cents buying that ugly little white thing....more junk around the house. Well, when he saw it after I altered it, and Kelton's face this morning when he got his "Valentine's mailbox", he ate his words....LOL
Here is the mailbox partially completed. I used some DP and stamped hearts in some of the circles with Ruby Red and the Doodle That set, stamped the Teddy and wagon on Creamy Caramel Cardstock with Close to Cocoa ink, and the letters on white with black ink, then filled in the red hearts with Ruby Red marker. All stamps are from the Favorite Teddy Bear set.
After this photo was taken, I stamped a Kangaroo and a couple of balloons to put on the front of the mailbox, then made a matching card to go inside. Kelton was SO excited when he saw it ~ he was hollering and jumping up and down....now I'm only sorry that Target has sold out of the mailboxes; it was so easy to do and so cute.

5 comments:

BikerK8 said...

Oh this is so cute...great job...

Deborah said...

Love your Teddy bear mailbox! Deb

chelemom said...

You did a great job with yours!

Alesha Walls said...

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Alesha!

Lynn said...

Aren't the mailboxes fun to do!? Funny how your hubby had to eat his words! Great job on this...I can see why your little one was thrilled.