Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Special Delivery from {heart} Owl

For Valentines this year I wanted to make something extra special for my dh; 2008 was a rough year for him professionally - a full rollercoaster ride - but it has made our relationship stronger.

I made a few projects that I still need to take more pictures of, but for now I want to show you one of the things I made for him, all thanks to Jen C, a very talented lady who sees things in one more dimension than the rest of us :) and is a wiz with Cricut Design Studio. I first saw this mailbox on her blog post {Brain Things....}: You've Got Mail! I asked her for the cut file and she was gracious enough to send it to me. I told her I would post once I got it done :)...

I fell in love with the owl in the Storybook Cartridge and knew I had to use it while keeping the look masculine. I used some pink bubbles for the eyes - love fill eyes :). The pattern paper is from a Martha Stewart paper pad I happened to find at Walmart.

Isn't Jen's cut file just simply amazing??? It cut beautifully and just perfect for a love note inside :) Visit her blog {Brain Things....} to take a look at the rest of her amazing creations!



Other Side:

I will post the matching card when I take the pics :)

Mailbox - cut using Jen cut file from her blog post
{Brain Things....}: You've Got Mail!
Owl - cut at 2 1/4" using Cricut Storybook Cartridge
Branch - cut twice using Cricut Storybook Cartridge with the help of Design Studio to size the height
Foilage- cut twice using Cricut Storybook Cartridge
Envelopes- cut at 1 1/2'' using Cricut Doodlecharm Cartridge border feature
"S.W.A.K" - from Impression Obsession Heartlines stamp set

Blue double sided paper from Martha Stewart Playful Blue Paper Pad from Walmart


Jen said...

Carol, i love how you added the owl! What a creative design element. I hope you don't mind I want to link to my blog so others can come see it too.

THANK you so much for sharing your design and your story.

mickeydee said...

Darling project! I love how you added the owl on the branch. So cute!

Enfys said...

This is just adorable Carol, how inspired to add that little owl. Fantastic.

Alice said...

Hi! Thank you for your sweet comment, I hope you' ll enjoy with your Savor Sweet Cupcakes stamps set!

Anja's weblog said...

Hi Carol,

Your mailbox is beautiful!! Love it:)) And with the owl is a great idea.


Evelyn said...

wow! love this mail box! it's so cute and adorable! =)

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