Valentine Mailbox

I discovered by accident that this great 3D valentine mailbox was the free cut of the week in Cricut Design Space and I just had to play with it.  I wanted it to be large enough to hold little valentine cards (like the ones we used to exchange with our classmates in elementary school) so I had to have a sturdy paper to use.  Fortunately I had enough sheets of this great heart paper from the Rockstar mat stack by DCWV to do the job.
To 'decorate' my mailbox I used this adorable Ewe Make Me Happy file from Too Cute by Jessica.  I used both print 'n cut and piecing for my sheep.  The one on the front of the mailbox is pieced and the two on the sides are print 'n cut.  The stamped sentiment is from the Say it Big stamp set by Craftin' Desert Divas.
After putting my mailbox together I decided to make a couple of valentine cards to go with it.  For these I used a variety of both Cricut cuts and SVG files: 

  • Cupid is from the Cricut cartridge Seasonal Characters
  • Ariel a combination of an SVG file that I layered with a heart from Gypsy Wanderings and some text.  After putting it all together in DS I grouped the pieces and flattened them so that it would print as one piece.
  • Tigger is an SVG from one of my groups
  • Love lamb is a clip art this is included with the Ewe Make Me Happy file that I brought in to DS and turned into a print 'n cut
As for the stamped sentiments - those are from Craftin Desert Divas (Say it Big) and Cardz TV Stamps (Snail Mail).