When I pulled out my Valentines decor this year, the bird cage I made last year was ... squished and looked like a lot of work to fix. Later I walked by a shelf that I had placed a red painted mailbox that I purchased at the DI a couple of years ago (and hadn't yet covered and decorated -although that was the plan :) Suddenly the destroyed bird cage and the unfinished mailbox clicked in my head. I covered the (already painted red) mailbox with some leftover paper. I pulled all the pretty elements off of the bird cage (the flower, burlap bow, sparkle heart, butterfly, etc.) and rearranged them on my mailbox -then glued them down. It took about 5-10 minutes. Later that day (when I had 20 minutes) I made some cutsy envelopes with the scrap papers to go inside the mailbox. Oh, and by the way the paper I used is from a Back to School collection (Graphic 45 ABC Primer) and has nothing to do with Valentines Day. LOL Who knew!!!
Moral(s) of the story: 1) it's okay to reuse bits and pieces from past projects or décor (and it saves time). 2) When inspiration strikes- go with it! :) 3) use the paper and elements you have lying around to create new adorable things.
Of course this little project redue got my brain paper crafting, so I decided to make a few more bits with the other pieces of leftover paper I had lying around. This frame was supper quick. I cut the background piece the size of the frame (5x7), then I cut out enough hearts to fill the frame. I bent them in half and adhered them down using only the center crease. It is a perfect, coordinating element with my mailbox.
Have a LOVEly Valentines Day weekend!!!