Monday, March 28, 2011

Easter mailbox

Hi everyone
Well you all must think I left town.  Not really.  We had company for dinner Sat (9 people) and I cooked ribs, buffalo wings and home made Boston baked beans. among other things.  Took me two days to cook the ribs but they were perfect.  I also made daffodil cupcakes which are stuffed with lemon cream, and decorated to look like daffodils.  Kinda labor intensive.  Anyway it was a great time.  Sunday I just sort of crashed and worked on my wedding cake. There is a picture at the end of this post.  Very preliminary, but making all the favors and boxes takes time. 
Today I thought I would digress a little from cards to make an Easter mailbox for my grand-daughter.  It will be filled with candy and surprises.  This was my first attempt at altering these and after a little trial and error I think it came out cute.  I am entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, something springy.  Also over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby challenge 2 is a spring time theme.  Check out both of these.

Box from Target dollar bin
Paper from Color Bok
Flowers from Lacy Labels cut at 1 3/4, 1 1/2, and 1 1/4
glittered to death
tag is from my stash
I paperquilled the bunny on it.
Ribbon from Michaels
What do you think?
Just as an aside, here is the picture of the first layer of the wedding cake to be:
Well that's all for now.  Will be back soon with another project and hopefully a video.
See ya nice



  1. That is so cute!! I love the colors!

    Cara @

  2. Very cute mailbox, wonderful you are particpating in the Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #2. TFS Pammejo-DT

  3. Donna, your mailbox turned out adorable. What a fun treat for your granddaughter come Easter. I LOVE my LL cart, but have never thought to cut out the flowers so big that way. They are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Very cute and I love the idea! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic Abby

  5. I love altered items!! this one is really cute. Good luck with that wedding cake! sure looks like a big one! Good luck from Abby's design team!

  6. Cute spring mailbox! Thanks for playing along with us over at FCCB!

  7. Cute little mailbox! I love flowers on i:) Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenges:)

  8. oh wow love the little bunny poking out of the front. Cute mailbox. Thanks for playing with us at scrapbookaholic by abby :D

  9. Adorable mailbox! I love it. Thanks for playing at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


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    Sherrie K

  11. Cute projects. Momo sent me. Visit my blog for a chance to win some blog candy.

  12. Soooo cute! You should enter this in my Tie a bow challenge!


  13. This is such a beautiful project! I want to make a little mailbox now! I love all the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby this week!


  14. Great project ! love those flowers in blue.
    Thanks for playing this week with S by Abby
    Have a great Thursday ;-)
    ~Maria Elena~DT

  15. Oh my goodness this is AMAZING! LOVES Thank you so much for playing with us this week over at the Scrapbooking with Abby challenge.

  16. CUTE! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

  17. I just love your super cute mailbox! How fun?! I am so glad you joined us this week at FCCB!

  18. This is so bright and cheerful! The bunny is adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at FCCB!

  19. Love this! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

  20. Very cute! I love that you used the "Valentine's" mail box for something different. I have some of these left that I can still alter, so thanks for the awesome idea. Good luck from a Scrapbookaholic by Abby DT member :)