As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My entry for Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #17

So, I have been very, very busy making all sorts of Valentiney goodness! As most of you know I have 5 children...what some of you may not know is that we had homeschooled them for the last 3 years...due to my hubby having some serious health setbacks, we have decided to put 3 of them in school...for a, as difficult as this has been...ON ME (lol) there are some perks (FOR THEM!LOL) and one is PARTIES!!!!! YAY!!!! Ok, they are perks for me, we have been talking about things we can do for the class parties (there are going to be 2) and have come up with a few ideas!

So, this minimailbox, from Target dollar spot, started out very plain...but, I had a customer that wanted an ELMO box and we had a blast decorating!
We used Sesame Street Characters cricut cartridge to cut Elmo out at 3 inches. We cut 2 out, one for each side. I found some FABULOUS heart paper, also at Target's Dollar Spot. Covered the mailbox, being careful to press it around the bottom of the  flag end to get the imprint of where you need to cut.
I used Elmo to help cover the part I had to cut outside the flag,as well as lots of ribbon, not only to decorate but to camouflage it!
For the other side I simply put Elmo on. Once the Elmos were put on, and before I tied all the ribbon on, I attached ribbon to the edges. I also cut paper to fit either end in the hearts as well.
One more Elmo cut out, this time from Sesame Street Font  at 2 inches and we are set. We added the name cut out of a beautiful shimmer text weight paper using Jasmine cricut cart. We used our Xyron sticker machine to adhere the letters, making it much easier since, being cut at 3/4 inch , they are VERY fragile :)
Stay tuned for another Valentine's Day project tomorrow!
Mama Hen


  1. really adorable thank you for joining us decorate to celebrate.

  2. Kristin, what an adorable mailbox!! I just LOVE that you added Elmo and all those ribbons on the flag -- TOO SWEET!! Hope your hubby is feeling better...

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  3. This is absolutely adorable!! I love the mailbox and Elmo is so cute!! What a great project!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!

    Decorate to Celebrate DTM

  4. Adorable!!! Love Elmo on the mailbox, he is perfect there!

  5. How cute, love the Elmo. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

  6. Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Like your mailbox creation. Would like to know the size of the Mailbox you used? I'm going to go check out the Target near me. I saw a MailBox made of brown cardboard or some such sturdy material but like the white one you used. I had similar idea & made a Valentine MailBox using my Cricut & Love Struck 2010 Seasonal cartridge that I entered.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Visiting from DTC and this Valentine mailbox is too cute. We love Elmo in our house and my 2 year old daughter would just flip over this. I started my own mailbox but have yet to finish it...your design has given me inspiration! Great job!

  8. OMG! This is just so adorable!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!