I am in love with the Pretty Printable digital papers from My Time Made Easy - designed by the very talented Kristin Bueter. I chose the Candied Hearts paper from A Loving Heart paper pack but paired it and printed it double sided with the SilentNight gingham from GaGa for Gingham. I cut my template with my Cricut and then assembled per instructions. Before I adhered my base to my main mailbox I ran a ribbon in between the layers. For my decorative mat layer I used the adorable new Snail Mail paper from the Cute Critters paper pack. You can see it here on the side of my mailbox.
I had fun making and decorating a hanging tag for the right side of the mailbox - I added a heart bauble I had for a 3D accent. The writing for the recipient is on the back.
What good would a template be if it didn't open? Well this You've Got Mail does just that - simply pull up and out on the tab at the top and your mailbox opens to reveal your treasure inside :-)
Are you still with me? Well the matching card that goes with this little set was created using a new Pretty Pieces cut file called Love Notes. The larger heart makes a little envelope into which you can slip a smaller heart shaped note card. I also added scalloped heart mat layers behind the card then I enlarged the scalloped heart and made a mat layer for the love note envelope. You get all of those components in this great little cut file format that will have you creating heart shaped pocket envies for all your special Valentine's...
I added a small snippet of red and white striped ribbon to the inner heart so that the recipient can easily pull out the little love note. Isn't it cute how it opens up? I stamped the inside with the Critters With Heart mouse and sentiment stamps then accented with the heart from You've Got Mail stamp set.
I hope you have enjoyed this little gift set - remember it can be decorated for any occasion where you want to "send" a little or a lot of love :-) Pop over to the rest of the Design Team and see what they have for you on Day 2 of the February release and be SURE you stop by My Time Made Easy and see what's "in store" now!
♥♥♥♥♥My Time Made Easy Design Team:
Pretty Packaging© Templates: You've Got Mail
Pretty Impressions© Acrylic and Digital Stamps: You've Got Mail, Critters With Heart
Pretty Printables© Digital paper: A Loving Heart, GaGa for Gingham, Cute Critters
Pretty Pieces© Cut File Accents: Love Notes
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