Friday, February 11, 2011

A Funky Vintage Target $ mailbox

I'm having too much fun with these little mailboxes! I'm pretty disappointed in my photography though. A lightbox would be a really good thing... This one is actually hot pink, not the red color in the pics. I tried natural light, Ott-lite, and every white balance setting on the camera and I just couldn't get that pink to come through. Oh well, you get the idea.

I know the vintage style is getting a bit overdone these days, but I find myself still drawn to some of it and these papers had the right mix of vintage and a funky color combo. I'm a firm believer that you can make any style of paper work with your own personal style. For me, it's all about the typography. I'm a font freak. So, while I'll never go over the top vintage, I can still make it work for me by including the things I love the most in the design process. That usually involves lots of dies, alphas, and/or border punches. These are my go-to items and things that make me excited to create. Just some random ramblings I've been thinking about lately.

The papers on this one are Pink Paislee Sweetness, alpha is Quickutz Fiesta, punches are Martha Stewart scroll heart and doily heart border, metal keyhole is Tim Holtz, pearls, paper rose,felt heart and sticker on the flag are Martha Stewart, ribbon is from the $ bin at Michaels, and that white crocheted thing that's supposed to be a rose was handmade by yours truly. I stuck it on there anyway. Thought it looked kinda cool;)

I'm saving the matching card for tomorrow's post. I create way too slow to post two in one day! Hope you'll visit again tomorrow!


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the metal keyhole!

  2. very nice thansk for sharing.... love it wonderful colors...

  3. what a great item!! thanks for sharing ;-))

  4. Love these little mailboxes! Great job!!!