Sunday, February 12, 2012

You've Got Mail - Altered Tea Box

Here is a fun little mailbox complete with letters.  Using the tea box shown below ... I popped it apart so it would lay flat and I traced it onto a piece of 12x12 cardstock.  The cardstock was a tad short to get all the flaps so I had to cut a couple with the scraps and glue to the main part of the box ... make sense? ;)  This was my first attempt and I kind of messed up the top flap so it's not as crisp as I would like.  Next time will be better. :)
Love my Chai Lattes!

I decided to get brave and try something ... I stamped the heart flowers on the side of the box ... over the top of the ribbon.  Not perfect, but I  decided it gives character to the mailbox.
It dispense's the little letters perfectly.
I made a variety of letters by decorating pieces of cardstock with cute embellishments and writing little messages on the back. 

13 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! What a creative idea! Love it!
    Have a nice evening.
    Shelly

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  2. This is so cute! You did a great job. I like how you stamped over the ribbon.

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  3. I love this!! I'm a total tea drinker so I go through boxes like fast! I'm bummed I've been growing them away! I was trying pin it to one of my boards on pinterest but I didn't know how! :( thank you for inspiring some creative juices to flow!

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  4. So cute. Love this. The ribbon is perfect. Great job!

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  5. hello lisa...this box is so sweet. i am bookmarking this beauty.
    have a great v-day!
    xoxo

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  6. Lisa, this is so, so cute!! Very creative!

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  7. This is absolutely wonderful! Pinning this!!!

    I'm hosting a homemade card swap over on my blog and would love it if you would join us! http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-card-exchange-wanna.html

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  8. This is awesome, just love it, thank you for posting.

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