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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2007 09:42:24 AM »

OMG I am a huge mushy romantic and LOVE this box!  What a unique thing to leave on a dresser or tucked away in a drawer.  You can even make one for a hope chest to hold wedding jewelry.  Bonus points if you use actual love letters!

Jennifer
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2007 09:45:35 AM »

OMG I am a huge mushy romantic and LOVE this box!  What a unique thing to leave on a dresser or tucked away in a drawer.  You can even make one for a hope chest to hold wedding jewelry.  Bonus points if you use actual love letters!

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AAhhhh I have actual love letters from my 7th grade crush (who will soon be my husband after losing touch for 12 years!, finding eachother and fallin in love  Grin ) I couldnt bare to use them for this..... maybe photocopies? hmmmmmmmm...
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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2007 09:51:51 AM »

Now that there is a tute  when you guys make one be sure to post a link here so we can all google over the mushy sentiment. Your own love letter box deserves its own thread just remember to link back! I cant wait to see!!!!

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_paper_crafts_boxes/article/0,,HGTV_3289_1399648,00.html
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« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2007 10:18:05 AM »

BabyAngel, I love yours better than the one on the show.  Cheesy  The thickness of your envelopes is fabu and realistic and you've inspired me to try again!! Thank you for posting your prettiness   Kiss   Wheee!
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2007 10:21:48 AM »

very cute.  i seriously thought it was a pile of mail at first.
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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2007 10:30:46 AM »

Awesome.  I'm hitting this rocks!
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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2007 10:53:15 AM »

Great job on the letter box!

For antiquing I use stamp pads, the raised kind, in shades from butterscotch through browns, sometimes adding a little bit of maroon or dusky blue or even gray, depending on the material and project.  Stamp pads not only come in a wide range of colors, they provide a very easy way to control the amount and placement of color, plus there's no dampness when working with the paper, and you can apply it at any point in the process -- you could go back and antique the box you've already made!  A little bit of practice on some scratch paper and you'll figure out how it to make works best for you (patting, swiping, and rubbing the pad directly onto the material are my methods; or, as shown in the tutorial, you can use a stencil brush and stipple ink around the edges).  As usual when coloring, start with a light application: you can always add more and too much is not real easy to remove.
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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2007 12:14:24 PM »

BabyAngel, I love yours better than the one on the show.  Cheesy  The thickness of your envelopes if fabu and realistic and you've inspired me to try again!! Thank you for posting your prettiness   Kiss   Wheee!
Oh you are too sweet! I used a craft board that was foamboard sandwitched in between posterboard material, you can find it by most matting boards. so it was thick and sturdy. I assume you could usr matte board too ... Ill see if I can find it again to get the actual name.

very cute.  i seriously thought it was a pile of mail at first.
tee-hee! fooled ya!

Awesome.  I'm hitting this rocks!
I heart you!
Great job on the letter box!

For antiquing I use stamp pads, the raised kind, in shades from butterscotch through browns, ........
Holy Toledo Batman! Thanks for the tips!
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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2007 03:36:32 PM »

I bet you could keep valuables in there and no one would suspect. Great job!
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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2007 04:52:32 PM »

I envisioned using my new one (once I make it) to store my keys on the table at my front door (neither of which are things I have; table or my own front door-HA HA) I tend to misplace my keys often because I have no certain place for them so .... ta-da! 
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