Monday, February 4, 2008

Mini Notecards and Mailbox Tin


I actually stamped today!! Yay! It seems like it's been too long since I've done that! :D Here is a project I made for a new challenge that will be posted on the A Muse Addicts forum tomorrow morning (maybe today if you're reading this on Tuesday morning)!! The challenge is to make a set of mini-notecards and a container to store them in. I have been wanting to make an altered mailbox tin for so long now and this was my first attempt at making one!! It's also my first time using my A Muse Coffee Break clear stamp set! I've had it for a few weeks and love it, but just hadn't broken it in. I'm partial to my wood mounted stamps so I don't always reach for the clear ones as a top choice, but this set is too cute to pass up!!

It's tough to see in the picture, but I used a scallop circle Creative Candy clear sticker on the flag piece, some Crystal Effects on the cup on the mailbox to make it look like it's ceramic and there's glitter around the ric-rac ribbon. I adhered the ribbon with Sticky Strip and poured glitter over it to fill in the gaps where the tape shows through, I think it's kinda pretty and a fun touch!! Both the pink and blue ric-rac was originally white and I colored them in with my copics to match the project. The colors turned out brighter than I expected, but I'm still happy with them.

Supplies used: A Muse Coffee Break clear stamp set, A Muse Madeira Blue notecards, A Muse Cottage Pink Polka Dot Reverse PLPs, A Muse Creative Candy Clear Sticker, Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber Ink, Shadow Pink, Sand, and Frost Blue Copic Markers, Stardust Pen, Signo White Gel Pen, SU Pretty In Pink CS and ink, SU Enchante DP (cocoa colored paper), SU Scallop Circle punch, SU 1 3/8" circle punch, SU 1/2" circle punch, SU Word Window Punch, SU DD glitter, Sticky Strip, dimensionals, glue dots, American Crafts Elements blue ribbon and Premium white ric-rac, and Sheer Creations polka dot ribbon.

13 comments:

jennie m said...

Oh my goodness!! This is the cutest mailbox ever!! I love it!! You have totally inspired me to go alter something!! So excited for your new challenge!! Yay!

Kim said...

Rhonda this is fabulous! Love that image, your colors and that mailbox is adorable!!!!

Katie said...

So cute, Rhonda! Love the colors!

Novell said...

Love it! Totally adorable!

Rachel Hope said...

OMG...LUFF them!!! What a wonderful set

KimberlyG said...

Love your mailbox and cards! What a pretty color combination! :D

Nancy said...

WOW Rhonda....FABULOUS firsts on both of these! It's really hard to swallow that since they both look SO good! I love how everything coordinates so well between the notes & the mailbox. You are truely amazing & such an inspiration! This sounds like a really fun challenge!

dawn said...

Wow, Rhonda! This set is so pretty! You are so talented.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

What a gorgeous set!! Love the colors and the sentiment!!

Anonymous said...

SO cute Rhonda!!!! I love it! great colors!

- amanda

Suzanne said...

These are gorgeous! I love that stamp set!

JenMarie said...

Oooh, LOVE this!!!

Leslie said...

This set seriously ROCKS!