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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hello Kitty Mailbox (and mini Valentines)!

Happy Tuesday, my sweet friends! I pray you're having a beautiful week. :o)

I have some new goodies to share with you that I made for sweet 6-year-old Baylee, this month's recipient of the I Feel the Love Project. She is battling a rare disorder (among other things), so we have been honoring her this month with our crafty time. I am ever grateful that IFTL enables us to deliver love and sunshine to those who are hurting.

She is an avid Hello Kitty fan, so I wanted to make her something starring her kitty friend that could sit out for a little while if she chooses. With Valentine's Day falling around the time she'll receive these surprises, I opted to make her a little mailbox!
Isn't it sweet? (All cut files used are listed below.) I covered it in hearts and love, but veered away from Valentine's wording so it wouldn't be seasonal. Love is for all seasons! :o) 

The cute mailbox base is made with heavyweight Paper Trey Ink cardstock to endure her excited little hands and decorated with SEI and Authentique (Smitten) papers. My glittery Love Bug Hello Kitty is on an action wobble and accented with Peppermint Stick and Blossom twine from My Craft Spot, as well as a Prima flower. I also used twine for the flower stem (also from MCS), but cannot remember the shade name. Children appreciate personalization, so I used my favorite heart alpha to add her precious name. For extra love, each corner of the box is accented with glittering hearts from Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday set.

What goes best with a sweet little mailbox? Mini 3x3 Valentines to fit in the slot. :o)
I wanted to make her a million, but time permitted three. An owl, turtle, and puppy are eager to keep Baylee company, showering her with love each time she sees them. I used bright Doodlebug Lovebirds papers to fill her heart with joy. As seen in this picture, the sides of the mailbox are decorated with a sparkling La-La Land Crafts Heart Banner. You can never send too many hearts to a child, especially one who endures more than any child should. I hope this little set embraces her with the warmth of healing love.

I'll be back tomorrow with another gift for a special 7 Kids post! Baylee just lights up a room, doesn't she? She is such an inspiration. :o) Have a sparkly day, my friends!

SVG cut files:
Mailbox (Lori Whitlock)
Love Bug Hello Kitty (Ruthie)
Heart Doily (KaDoodle Bug Designs)
Uppercase and lowercase Alpha font (Kolette Hall)
Scallop square card bases (Lori Whitlock)
Ottie Owl (KaDoodle Bug Designs)
Turtle (PPbN Designs)
Puppy (Little Scraps of Heaven Designs)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Gift Set)
 *Crafting for All Seasons~ For the Girls
 *Created With Love~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Cutting Challenge~ Valentine's Day (SVGs listed above)
 *Cute Card Thursday~ So Sweet!
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ January Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *My Craft Spot~ Polka Dots (On the owl and turtle mini Valentines)
 *Silhouette Challenges~ Anything Goes
 *The Pink Elephant~ Love


  1. what a lovely mail box and cards thanks for sharing with CWLC challenge this week Rachel DT

  2. Such a wonderful gift for sweet Baylee. The Hello Kitty Mailbox is gorgeous, I love all the hearts, beautiful papers and wonderful sparkle. The mini Valentines with those cute animals are totally adorable. The Doodlebug papers are so cheery too. I am sure Baylee is going to be so happy when she receives these.
    I hope you are having a wonderful week
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Pretty mailbox and awesome project for Baylee. How precious is she!
    Definitely this will bring some kitty smiles and she'll be able to treasure this cute mailbox that you made for her... You are so giving Karen!

  4. Hi Karen....How wonderful is your creation and what a gorgeous gift it would be for someone l truly love this and the Hello Kitty image is perfect for my grand daughter of 3 she would just love this to bits!! so beautifully presented as always ...your so creative take care xx

  5. My sweetest friend, this is simply amazing!! What a fabulous gift for Baylee this is!! She will adore it!! HK looks so sweet...I love her little bow and flower!! And the Valentine cards could not be cuter!! The turtle is adorable, the owl is so sweet, but that puppy is my favorite!! This is just such a thoughtful, awesome gift that is sure to bring some sunshine to Baylee!! You really make me want to give in and buy a Cameo with gorgeous projects like this!!

    I hope you are having a wonderful week and staying warm!! It's 4 right now with wind chills in the negatives so staying indoors is a must!! Hugest hugs my dear friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Karen, oh my gosh! This mailbox and cards project is beyond adorable. Wow, we are so blessed to have you as part of our team. Thank you so much for making one little girl so happy with all your creative talents. i wish we could all see Baylee's face when she opens her cards and gifts! Have a fabulous day.
    ~Madison and Cindy

  7. Very cute idea! I came over from MIMI to see your creation.

  8. Karen, I was browsing through the entries at 613 Avenue Create, and your project caught my eye. And after coming here and reading up on it, I am so much happier that I saw it. Thank you for bringing to my attention and everyone else's the I Feel the Love Project. I hope to join in on the fun and encouragement in this group super soon. Your project is super sweet!!! I enjoyed seeing all the cut files you used. And your papers are so bright and sweet! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Melissa M. - DT

  9. Oh what a great project. And the cards are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  10. Oh my gosh, this is ADORABLE Karen! Little Baylee will love her own personalized Valentine mailbox! You decorated it so sweet-hello kitty is adorable! The papers are so fun and then to top it off with some 3x3 cards. SO fun and they ALL are so stinken cute!
    LOVe it and your thoughtfulness is so amazing!!
    Hugs my friend,
    Sherrie K

  11. Where to begin....this mailbox is utterly precious and she'll love it!!! Your thoughtfulness and kind heart really shine through this post and the projects you made for Baylee. She does light up a room and she'll be in my prayers. Thank you for joining our linky party at Make It Monday. Hugs, Lisa DT

  12. What a gret creation,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  13. Not only is your project(s) beautiful, they are extra special knowing how much love you put into them for Baylee. I have never heard of IFTL, but will be checking it out. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    DT Leader

  14. Super cute mail box. Love it. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  15. Oh my goodness, Baylee is going to be smiling from ear to ear when she receives this beautiful creation. I adore this and those wonderful 3 by 3 minis that you have included! Wonderful!

  16. Wow!!!! You have really outdone yourself & that's saying a lot !!!!
    Her heart will fill with joy & happiness when she sees this amazing gift set that you have created for her !! It just blows me away !! I'm so happy you included the mini valentines so the set is interactive !! It's positively delightful!!! :))
    Hugs !! Sending many thanks for a job well done !!

  17. Such an amazing project! Adorable mailbox and adorable mini valentines! Lots of love into this. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Pink Elephant Challenge this week!

    Nance, DT

  18. Ohhhhh your mailbox is just amazing!
    A special gift for a special girl, I'm sure Baylee wil love it!
    Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Milnie DT

  19. Love,love,love your mail box Karen! Didn't realise how big it was until I saw your adorable cards to mail in it. Gorgeous gift for Baylee. X

  20. A beautiful creation. Thank you for making "One for the Girls" with us at CFAS, good luck and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  21. So very sweet! LOVE all your little mini cards! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!

  22. Beautiful! Everything you made is so wonderful for such a special little girl! Thanks for joining in on the *polka dots* challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


  23. Hi Karen,

    This is my first time visiting your blog. I saw your mailbox on My Craft Spot and had to get a closer look. I made this mailbox for my little next door neighbor but never thought of making it Hello Kitty! My whole craft room is Hello Kitty; I just love this! I am new follower 228, come follow me if you like!



  24. This little mailbox is adorable and I love how you put Valentine's in it! Love the cute cuts you used for the cards! The papers you used are so pretty and I really like how you added the banner! This will certainly brighten Baylee's day! :)



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