So it appears that this would be the week for mailboxes. I don't recall ever working with mailboxes in the past. Now in two days, I've played with two mailboxes.
This week, I'm working on some additional take-home projects for the store where I teach. I'm doing a couple right now using the "ginormous" Heidi Swapp flowers. For the first project, I thought it might be fun to use this Valentine's Day mailbox and tag set by Karen Foster. After I made the mailbox, I got a bit carried away making goodies to go inside it. This involved a trip to the Walgreens to buy some Lifesavers and candy bars to cover and some intense digging for old suckers in the candy jar, since I could find no suitable suckers at Walgreens. (Incidentally, the candy jar was filled with all kinds of unidentifiable, crumbling candy, but no usable suckers, so I had to make a fake one, not unlike the fake food you see in front of restaurants.)
Anyway, the mailbox and tags come as a set. Instructions are provided by Karen Foster only for the mailbox. I created a few goodies to go inside the mailbox using the die-cut tags, ribbon, a bit of matching paper and cardstock, and a few "XOXO" stamps. I challenged myself to use everything in the set. It all fits inside the mailbox and would make a special gift for someone you love this Valentine's Day.
Ummm...except the fake sucker.