Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CottageCutz Blog Hop Altered Mailbox

Greetings and welcome to the CottageCutz Blog Hop.   We have lots to share with you today using the Beautiful CottageCutz Dies so be sure to grab your favorite drink and enjoy the hop!    
 
            You should have arrived here from Frances' Blog.  If not please start at The CottageCutz Blog so you do not get lost along the way.
 
For my project today I decided to alter a mailbox that I had picked up in the dollar bin at "Target" some time ago.  What prompted this project was a desire to do something awesome with the Envelopes and Tags from the This n That collection as a gift presentation.   I was inspired by a piece on Pinterest find here.
 
The beautiful shabby chic Primrose Stack from DCWV are the papers used in this project including the hand-made flowers.  Spellbinders Bitsy Blossom was used to create the roses.   The vintage images are actually alter bottle caps that I made for this project.  The tinsel is from Michael's that I picked up on sale a couple of weeks ago.
 There are also to stickpins that I created that are at the top of the bow.  A paper doily is adhered under the bow. Martha Stewart Butterflies are sprinkled throughout.  There are a few crystal bling sprigs intermingle with the pretty roses and everything was touched with diamond stickles.
 Here is the mail box opened to reveal the pretty gift cards enclosed.  Wouldn't these be lovely to have on hand for those last minute gifts and housed in such a pretty container!
 Here are the pretty envelopes.  In keeping with my Shabby Chic theme, the envelopes are white and the little tags on the inside are from The Primrose Stack Collection.
Each packet is done in matching sets of three.  A pretty satin ribbon was tied around the set.   A list of CottageCutz dies will be at the end of this post.  Thank you so much for joining us today for The CottageCutz Blog Hop.   Your next stop is Lisa"s Blog.
Be sure to leave a comment on each of the designers blog and The Cottage Cutz blog for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes:
First Prize  =  $50 Gift Certificate
Second Prize  =  $25 Gift Certificate
Third Prize  =  $15 Gift Certificate 

The Winners will be posted on The CottageCutz Blog on May 7th :) So be sure to check back to see all WINNERS then!!!
 
Good Luck!

67 comments:

Olga said...

well this beauty leaves me speechless, you just out did your self! Gorgeous!!!!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Well Carol now you really are showing off! Wow! Another over the top project. That is by far the most beautiful mailbox I have ever seen and your notecards are outstanding!!!

Monique said...

Oh wow. That is soooo wonderfull!

Hugs Monique

Simko said...

Simply STUNNING! Your work is AMAZING, Carol! Such a creative way to use all the CottageCutz dies... your imagination has really no limit!
Hugs,
Simona

Lori said...

That is just beautiful it must have taken you a lot ot time! Anyone would be thrilled to receive that as a gift!

Lori

Vladuška said...

Wow, what a project. I love your mailbox and these envelopes are just perfect. Great job. I have to go through again to see all details.

Darla said...

Wow, what a transformation! Truly beautiful!

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is so romantic and such a fun way to gift cards.

silvia said...

Darling mailbox!!!

Olena said...

Beautiful project! Great job! Olena

Amarilys said...

Carol, this altered piece is GORGEOUS! That mailbox is amazing and those little envelopes are beautiful!

Cibele Glazer said...

Carol, I haven't been able to pick my jaw off the floor yet! This is GORGEOUS!!!!

Frances said...

Stunning! Love your mailbox, Carol. So many beautiful details! Hugs, Frances.

Marisa said...

Totally gorgeous birdhouse!! Definitely in the upscale part of bird town ;) Lots of fabulous details and a beautiful project indeed!!!

Chris Boldovici said...

You are amazing! This is stunning....

Hugs
Chris B

Cheryl Walker said...

Omgosh Carol, words cant even describe your absolutely Beautiful Shabby Chic Mailbox!!! I LOVE it and want one!!hehehehehe You did a beautiful job with the candle stick,mailbox,and all the cottagecutz dies!!! Just absolutely Gorgeous project!!! I think I need to make one of these!!! Beautiful as always hun!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Melyssa said...

Simply amazing! Everything is perfect, so vintage and pretty.

Mojca said...

Waw AMAZING!!!! this is so lovely I am without words. hugs! Mojca

Shell said...

Your creations inspire me to greater!

Kathleen White said...

Wow, what an awesomely done project!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous Carol you have made this beautifully.

greetings karin

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oh WOW, I am like I have never seen those envelope dies before and I cannot tell you how much I love what you did with this, tfs!

Andreja L. said...

Waw adorable! This is so lovely and you done a big and great job!!!
I am without words :-))

featheredheaven said...

OMG!! I am stunned! I have never imagined ever doing something so wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!
Sue O

Eileen Lucas said...

I want inside your head LOL. Just beautiful....gorgeous...stunning....lovely. What creative ideas you have and are able to implement. Im in awe.

VICTORIA said...

so pretty and clever :)

Helena said...

So lovely. Love to see different ways to use dies!! Great job.

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING!!~

Tracy said...

Gorgeous project!!!

Vicki said...

that is gorgeous! I could never take a dollar mailbox and make such a gorgeous creation. Amazing. Love the base and the flower on the front is beautiful.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Another of your masterpieces carol!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
Cards Crafts School Projects

Keti said...

This is fabulous. Gorgeous projects. So creative. And I really really love this new pockets dies from Cottage Cutz.

Thanks for sharing.

Sapfina said...

Uau, very very beautiful mailbox and great envelopes you made!

Greetz,
Barbara

Chrissy said...

Stunning Carol, just gorgeous, you have made my eyes happy for the rest of the day...beautifully done.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Barbara Bryant said...

Oh the mail box is so cute, the work you girls are awesome

happy said...

That;s too pretty to put outside!

Kathy said...

This is spectacular Carol! Love, love, love it...and yes, you are showing off, lol! Blessings! Kathy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

CAROL!!!!
Your mailbox is AWESOME,PRETTY,CREATIVE and I just LOVE IT!!!! WOW !!!
Warmly,
deb

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow. I am sitting here still trying to find the words. It is Beautiful. Amazing details and layers. I love it.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning...your mailbox is out of this world.

Shelley said...

Beautiful, I absolutely love this mail box. Bear Hugs back to you!

Clare said...

What a very pretty mailbox and set of cards! Beautiful job, and the colors are awesome!

pam124 said...

AS I said on SCS, UNBELIEVABLE!! Your video was fantastic and it was even more mindblowing seeing all of it on the video. You are somethin' else my friend!

Mary Ann said...

OH MY!!!Beautiful!This is great project!!!

marg0006 said...

Wow, Carol! Love all the gorgeous envelope cutz and you did an outstanding project. It is just lovely with all the scalloped edges, bling and flowers.

marg0006 at Verizon dot et
Loving Scrapper 101

Lori Aragon said...

Oh my goodness Carol! These are over the top gorgeous!!! Wow!!!

Sabrina said...

Oh WOW!! I am lost for words!! Your mailbox and note cards are exquisite!!!

Lindah said...

Great Shabby Chic look, just beautiful.
Lindah

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, this is one of the prettiest things I have ever seen. Wow! So many gorgeous details - I think there are more than 42,000 details on this one. Whoever gets this will be one of the luckiest people ever - seriously, this is gorgeous! Impressive! Hugz!!!!!

Benzi said...

Oh, totally awesome work, Carol. But, of course, that is what we all have come to realize you always do..nothing less.
I love your mailbox and how super to have it filled with beautiful card and envelopes. That is a wonderful die for the envies.
Have a great week.

Marisa Job said...

Wow! This is breathtaking! Love it!!!

Pinklady 68 said...

The prettiest mailbox ever!! So many lovely details and beautiful colors!!

Hugs Laila.

Paulette S said...

I love all of the little envies. They are so sweet. What a fun gift for someone special.

Donna Ellis said...

What a delightful project, and very caring, loving gift, Miss Carol. Beautiful workmanship as always, but the colors and details help make the mail box even more wonderful. Are the stick pins new, or from your recent embellishment exchange. So glad you did the video on this one, too. Just listening to your sweet voice, and seeing your talented fingers moving over the parts helps me visualize your "shopping trips" and imaginatively creative process. Absolutely incredible, Carol! love, de
{Creative Smiles}

Becky said...

WOW...WOW... This is over the top FABULOUS!

scrappingnana said...

What a fabulous project. Love the papers and colors.

Melody said...

Wow, this is just amazing!

ann marie said...

This mailbox is adorable

walchowDesign said...

WOW! this is an amazing project! Lovely project and so much details. TFS!

Heidi said...

Oh OH- I love this little mailbox on the candle stick. I have some of both- it is lovely. I love the vintage feel to it.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Out of this world, Carol! Oh, I love those envelope dies you are featuring. The pink tinsel garland you used on this mail box is soooo pretty!

Rush'd Lady said...

Gorgeous! Your blog is always eye candy to me! :)

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful creations!!!!!!!!!
Hugs Nataliya

Caroline D. said...

Carol!!! This is absolutely stunning! I can't believe I missed the whole hop....lol... I guess it's true - if ya' snooze, ya' lose. Every detail on this beauty is exquisite! I hope you get to keep it and not have to send it in!

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, I know I already commented on this beautiful creation(s)...but I wanted you to know that I am still thinking about it because it is that inspirational. I showed it to my whole department yesterday as an example of how people can take a simple thing and make it really special (I was making a point about something work related but I used it as my illustration). I didn't want to miss the chance to let you know that your work is much appreciated. Many hugz to you my friend.

Sue said...

Miss Carol, this must have taken you hours, but I can just see you fiddling with each and every piece on the adorable mailbox! What a beautiful piece and love the shabby chic feel. The notecards are an added delight when you open it. Really nice project....WOW!

Hugs
Sue

Jacqueline P said...

Oh here it is!!!! I guess since I want it to hold cards from a shower I am going to have to find an actual mailbox HAHA. But I am going to do this!!! I am so thrilled that I saw this idea, I was just going to make a cake box...but since the whole shower I really want to be unique..down to the food and drinks..this will further it along!!!
So excited...hmmm kinda late to go to the store since it's almost midnight..there is always tomorrow.
Thanks bunches again!!!
Jackie P