February 12, 2011

Happy Mail for the OCC

This week’s challenge is to fussy cut! You can cut out your image, paper piece, hand cut some shapes, anything you like!

Happy Mail

I hand cut the little girl, her dress and her pockets. And since I couldn’t get my $%^&* die cutter to work properly, I ended up trimming and hand cutting my mail box template too. GRRR! It sure is cute though isn’t it? Smile I am not going to give a link for the template because it didn’t assemble properly. I’ll try it again and if it works, then I’ll link it.

happy mail cupcake stand

The cupcake stand is made from…. guess what?…. a ribbon spool from May Arts! Cool right? I wrapped the center with a strip of DP. Then I traced the top onto another piece of DP. I punched a strip of DP (it is coloured on the other side), stamped it, scored it then glued it to the top of the stand. The fold aligns with the top edge of the ribbon spool. When you get to the corners, clip the paper so it will fold neatly. Then glue the top on. I didn’t have a cupcake (though I found a new bakery just today!) so I filled a small tin I had handy with Hershey’s Cherry Cordial Kisses.

happy mail closeup inside

Here’s a close up of the mail box showing the interior. You can’t see it but the floor inside is also covered in DP that matches the top of the cupcake stand. It is filled with Hershey’s Mini Chocolates.

Enjoy, Rebecca

little girl, sentiment-PTI, Sweet-Mixed Messages PTI
Ink: memento black, rose, pretty in pink-SU!
Paper: DP-Bittersweet Basic Grey, white CS-Taylored Expressions, pink, chocolate CS-SU!
Accessories: Spellbinders tag die, lacy circles, Copic Markers R21,81,8385, E00, 11, 21, 31, 33,93, Y21, B14, flower-Prima (I think), dotted ribbon-stash, seam binding ribbon-Masterstroke, brad-Basic Grey, MS punch


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is totally adorable, Rebecca! Sensational design work and I love the soft vintage feel of the color palette. What a super little gift this will make for someone for Valentine's Day! Terrific work on this week's challenge. Hope you are having a great weekend!


Sharon Wheet said...

Rebecca, I LOVE IT! that little mailbox is the cutest! I also love the little girl. You did a wonderful job on everything, to make it all coordinate together! I really do like the cupcake stand, clever girl!
I just wanted to pop-in and let you know how wonderful it is to be working with such talented ladies. YOu keep me on my toes, and that's a good thing!

Wendy Janson said...

Rebecca, such cute projects! I love that little mailbox and that's a great way to use an empty ribbon spool. The stamp and sentiment are perfect for this project too! Great job!

Sarah Gough said...

Great gift! That was one of the first PI stamps I bought, love her! I'm totally jonesing for the choccies too!

Kristin said...

Oh lordy this is a lot of cutting! Your hands mush be tired. It is so sweet and arodable, I love, love, LOVE each and every part of it! The girl is sweet, and genius idea for the cake stand...It's fun DT'n with you!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So amazing! The mailbox is awesome, especially filled with treats :) I also think it was so clever of you to use a ribbon spool to make the cupcake stand. Smart, smart, smart!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a gorgeous project! So much creative work here.. Love the use of the ribbon spool for the cupcake stand.

Diane Gilbert said...

This is adorable!! I love those little PI girls! Lots of fussy cutting, beautiful projects!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely projects Rebecca. Love the fabulous papers, the shapes (so creative) and the cute MFT image on the tag! :o)

Lori Rider said...

Rebecca, this is so adorable. I just love how you made the cupcake stand out of a ribbon spool - too clever! The colors and design are all gorgeous. Beautiful job on the challenge!