Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Welcome... You've Got Mail!

*Tee Hee* Did any of you hear the AOL voice when you read that title? I've had an AOL account for about a hundred years (I was one of the original AOLrs LOL) and I STILL hear that voice that was so exciting - You've Got Mail - I say exciting because we ALL love to get mail right? Well Lauren Meader has come up with yet another fun and fantastic template for My Time Made Easy and it's called.... You've Got Mail! It is unlike anything else out there - a mailbox designed after a US Postal blue mail box that we all know and love. With Valentine's Day just around the corner I chose to dress mine up for that occasion but it's SO versatile you can make this template in any color/theme/feel that you want. Shabby chic? Fresh and fun? Traditional? It's your choice!


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.

I love the fact that Lauren is making coordinating sets of papers, templates and stamps. Here I used the new Pretty Impressions acrylic stamps called ... You've Got Mail. There are 38 images in the set - now THAT's a bargain. I've only begun to scratch the surface of all the options for this stamp!

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 :-)

You can see the double sided paper here and how it dresses up the inside of the gift box - plus you can also see that there is a nice amount of space in here :-)

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:


Supplies:
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

Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs n smiles.

16 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe Pam! This little mouse gift set is so sweet! Love all the detail & great use of all the various MTME © DP. Awesome sample of inspiration!

Catherine Doucette said...

Oh, how pretty that you used double sided paper for You've Got Mail! All of the different paper, it's just so cute!! :0)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Love the colors and details! I really like the dual sided paper you create too. A Perfect touch.

Diane Jaquay said...

Such an adorable gift set :)

Jessica said...

This is so clever and pretty :)

Tamara said...

As always, your project is amazing. I love the use of the double sided paper.

Juanita B said...

Beautiful, beautiful! TFS.

StampDancer said...

Your projects are just absolutely gorgeous! I'm in awe. Wonderful job.

MirjamC said...

hi:)thanks for visit my blog and your kind comment! what an amazing project you made, really gorgeous!!! have a nice day!!!

Anne T said...

Totally Cool! I want YOUR mailbox in front of my house.

Lisa Kind said...

Oh, my! This is one fab mailbox! I love your tenacity at using all these different patterns! I never would have, but they are so great together! Very creative! I didn't realize that heart cut file was an envelope. I'll have to swing by and pick that one up! Great job as always, Pam!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Pam - how SWEET is that?!?!? Love the double sided paper, and your tag is so clean and smart looking -- LOVE it! another home run hit out of the park -- I love your Welcome Home template from the day before too - the chicken coop lol! WOW girl...just WOW

Jenny said...

Aww that came out sooo cute! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. Come back soon! :)

Jenny said...

So super cute Pam!!!

Canda said...

This set is really cute! I love that you can see the different patterns inside.

Kristine said...

What a cute mailbox, and I love the mouse! He's darling, Thanks for sharing!
Kristine Mc
svcowsrbest@prodigy.net

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