Sunday, January 18, 2009







Its no secret- I love dogs! I have 5 or them of all shapes and sizes. They are super spoiled- they have their own bedroom, we go on walks every day we can, they go to daycare during the day:
This picture is of my liver spotted dalmation Max- normally I don't post anything other than craft photos, but this little mailbox goodie will be his Valentine for our doggie daycare.
-I started with the little white mailbox from the $1 section at Target. I covered it in DCWV Mat stack DP (from the Pet Lover's Stack) and them used Martha Stewart's white twill tape to cover the seam on top of the box. I put three bone shaped brads all the way thru the mailbox to adorn the twill tape and also so I could use the one on the end for my closure.
-I covered the end in baja breeze cardstock (Stampin UP) and then put a paw shaped brad all the way thru the metal. I put a small piece of foam under the two brads used for the closure.
-I then stamped Pooches Place on whisper white (Stampin Up) with an alphabet from StudioG and layered in with pink pirouette and riding hood red (Stampin Up). I did the same with the A Muse sentiment on either side of the flag.
-The little hearts on the front are cut from leftover DP and applied with dimensionals.
-The ribbon around the "lids" is old olive and there are small pieces of it on the flag as well. The other ribbons on the flag are just scraps I had that coordinate well :o)
-The closure is an unused "ouchless" hair rubberband that doesn't have one of those little metal pieces on it....
-and VOILA a little treatbox to fill with goodies!

19 comments:

JAR said...

That is totally adorable and he is a doll!!!

Shannon said...

This is very sweet!!! I still have a few of those mailboxes sitting here waiting for some inspiration.

Karen Sullivan said...

Cute mailbox and I love how it is geared towards the dogs. Max is a handsome Dal and I see a cute beagle in the background. Love dogs too ... I have 4 myself!

laos348 said...

Very cute idea! I like the closure you created - very clever.

Joanne Travis said...

Totally awesome and perfect gift for your pet care people. Love it!! Your dog is a beauty, he looks SO happy!

Miss Natz said...

Oh that is so gorgeous!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, the mailbox came out really cute! nice job!!

Becky said...

What a great idea, and so adorable, and he is a sweetie pie.

Ashley said...

I love that mailbox! It's awesome!

JulieStamps said...

Good job. Max is so cute.!

Ann said...

OMGosh! How cute is this?! Today is my dog's birthday--makes me want to make her one, too! TFS :)

ScrappinGalz said...

That mailbox is so cute. You did a wonderful job on it!

Samantha said...

That is beautiful! I wish we had Target in Canada, grrrr! Your dogs are so lucky, I was joking with a friend today that I need to get a cat sitter so my Cosgrove wasn't bored during the day!

Loretta Rodger said...

The card and the puppy are both adorable. Their own room, wow, they are spoiled. Our dogs just about taken over our bed!

Stamp Happy!

Susan said...

Too Adorable. Love that paw print patterned paper.

Alfred Gallardo said...

Really well done Mailboxes, and he is adorable.

Jennifer Talley said...

Hi Alison, it's Jennifer from SCS Blogger Group 9. Great mailbox! I am sure that they will love it at doggie daycare!

Frogwoman said...

I love your mailboxes. They are very cute

Colleen said...

Sooooo Cute!!!