November 26, 2011

Ho Ho Ho Mailbox, Recipe Challenge with The Crafty Pad

Making a card for The Crafty Pad today was almost impossible. The weddings continue around here. One more tomorrow in the park. But I digress...for our challenge this week with The Crafty Pad I went for a craft that also allows me to get a start on decorating my home. I've used the "Ho Ho Ho Santa" digital stamp, and you could too. It's available at The Crafty Pad Design Store- along with many, many other cute digital stamps. This week our challenge is a Theme Recipe of 3's - Use 3 papers, 3 brads or buttons, 3 ribbons.

I can put paper on MY mailbox...because I live in Tucson. Meaning, we don't get much rain. On the sunny side of the box (also where traffic passes by) I covered with 12 x 12 Christmas scrapbook paper. (covers my numbers too:) My extra large digi stamp is brightly colored, I did so in my Corel graphics program. I spray glittered everything except the 3 recipe pieces. For the challenge I made 3 little medallions with 3 buttons, 3 ribbons and 3 different papers. I then wrapped dark red organza ribbon around the whole box and tied a 3 layers bow. It's cute.

This is an easy project to do around the house. Any image can be used. To waterproof (a bit) you could spray the project in clear acrylic first. I wish you all a wonderful start to the new holiday season. Merry Christmas!

2 Sisters, Holiday (12/4)
Hiding in My Craft Room, Mix it Up-Holiday (12/3)
Simply Create Too, All About christmas (2wk 12/9)
Little Red Wagon, Christmas Theme (11/30)
Penny's Paper, Tie One On (2wk 12/7)
Stampin' With The Dragon, Anything Goes/Christmas (12/2)

('s been up a week. It rained. And it's still ok!!!! I sprayed oil based glitter over the project and it's REALLY made the wrapping last.)


  1. What a great idea Victoria! Couldn't do that here in Scotland, we never know what kind of weather we'll have from 1hour to the next!!! lol
    Fantastic project!
    Dawn xx

  2. Love, love, love this Vicki! I'd borrow the idea but since I only have a P.O. Box, it'll be impossible to decorate it! But yours is fantastic. :-D

  3. Great idea! I live in the midwest so this is impossible to do on mailboxes here. Thanks for playing Simply Create Too!

  4. Victoria: What a great Christmas mailbox decoration! it's so beautiful. love your '3s' Here in central Alabama the beautiful dec's would wash right off--especially Sunday/Monday--we had almost 3" rain--now very cold! Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, "All About Christmas". Hope to see your entries in ALL our upcoming challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin with the Dragon.
    Hugs Nataliya

  6. What a fantastically creative project! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our tie one on challenge.


  7. Victoria - You've really come up with a winner of an idea here. Very crafty!!! Thanks for joining in the fun for our "Tie One On" Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Blog. We're glad you entered, and hope you will join us again next time.
    Karen - Design Team Member

  8. Very cute proyect! nice colors. TFS with us at 2SC.
    Zulma DT

  9. Very cute! Thanks for linking it up to Little Red Wagon.