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It's in the mail! ~Fancy Pants Splendid Kit~

I know you've seen them... the adorable mailbox tins that start to pop up before Valentine's Day? Here's a short tutorial on how to make one of your very own! The mailbox and all of the items needed can be found in this month's Splendid Deluxe kit.
First, choose two patterned papers from the kit that you would like to use and cut a 4 inch by 6 inch strip from both of them.

Next, lightly sand the mailbox and both lids to scratch up the surfaces.

An optional step is to use Staz On ink to lightly go over the edges of the tin to give it a distressed look.

Choose the paper you want for the top of the tin. I use Fabri-tac glue and adhere it to the tin tucking it under the flag as a starting point.

Inking the edges of your paper also helps to give it a more finished look.

Next, take your other paper and tuck it under the flag as your starting point and adhere with Fabri-tac glue.

For the next step I cut a strip from another patterned paper to cover the seams on both sides of the tins. Ribbons or other trims are also cute to use for this step.

Next, choose the paper for the front and back of your tin. Use the lid of the tin and trace it onto the back of the paper you are going to use. Cut them out and glue them to the front of the lids. After this step, I normally sand the edges of the paper and ink them so that they fit perfectly to the shape of the lids.
And now for the fun part... decorate as simply or elaborately as you wish! But most importantly, have fun and imagine the smile on your Valentine's face when they receive your fabulous creation filled with candy or a special gift!

Check back! More project ideas for the Deluxe Splendid kits are coming soon! To see all of the projects for this kit, click on the Kits category on the side menu. And we will also be starting the projects for the Basic Grey Bittersweet Deluxe kit as well! The Bittersweet kit will be available this week!
Posted by Tammy


JoAnna Goodman said...

Love the mailboxes! I decorate them, too!! Yours turned out great!!

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