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Valentine Mailbox + How to Make Print Then Cut Valentine's Day Cards!

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Get my free Valentine Mailbox patterns + Valentine’s Day cards at https://jennifermaker.com/valentine-mailbox-craft

I saw a cute decorative mailbox at a craft store and guess what I thought? I thought, “I can make that!!” It sure looked like I could recreate the mailbox’s pieces using simple shapes in cardstock. And making it open up for Valentine mail would be fun! I got to work to make a Valentine Mailbox pattern and am IN LOVE with the result that I’m sharing with you. I’ll show you the basic steps to make a Valentine mailbox craft and share some personalization ideas in this tutorial!

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

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* Three (3) Sheets of White Cardstock (Any Weight) 8.5″ x 11″ or 12″ x 12″ (8.5″ x 11″ can also be used for Valentine’s Cards) – https://amzn.to/2W0Qbst
* One (1) Sheet of Colored Cardstock (Any Weight) 8.5″ x 11″ or 12″ x 12″ for flag and trim, I used teal for the unicorn – https://amzn.to/3tpPM1j
* One (1) Mini Brad to attach your flag to the mailbox – https://amzn.to/3nsGrSz
* One (1) Package of Assorted Cardstock (Any Weight and Size) for unicorn horn, ears, flowers, eyes, and other decorations – https://amzn.to/3FUtS8N
* Permanent Vinyl — this is optional, but assorted colors are an easy way to add heart/shape decorations – https://amzn.to/3AH8hQl
* A method to score and cut your designs — I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3 but you can also use a Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Series. — see https://amzn.to/3qM6DYS
* Cricut Green StandardGrip Machine Mat 12″ x 12″ – https://amzn.to/3ky4VZQ
* Scoring Stylus – https://amzn.to/3Al60dk
* Craft Glue — I used Bearly Art Precision Glue – https://amzn.to/34HK0O6
* Brayer – https://amzn.to/3AdJ3sM
* Cricut XL Scraper
* Cricut Weeding Tool optional, for vinyl detail
* Design #371 — My free SVG/PDF/DXF cut and printable files (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

If you want to make the unicorn details and Print Then Cut cards as I did in this tutorial, you also need:

* Quilling Tool OR DIY Quilling Tool to roll flowers
* One (1) 1/8″ Wooden Dowel for shaping paper flowers
* Hot Glue Gun and One (1) Hot Glue Stick for adding flowers
* Finger Guards optional, but safer when holding pieces with Hot Glue
* Printer for the Valentine’s Day Cards (Optional) — I used my HP Envy 7155, but any color inkjet will work

* A way to cut the project (I used the amazing Cricut )
* My free SVG cut file
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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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