It is quite a week. I haven't taken part in any of my favorite challenges (and I had a great idea for a rosette and a button for Bah! Humbug! Challenges but the first try didn't work perfectly and I just didn't have time to give it a second try). Here is one of the many reasons I've been so busy.
This cut is from SVGCuts Valentines Mailboxes Kit. It comes with three different styles. One looks like the big American mail boxes that you see outside the post office or pre - 9/11 you would see on street corners. However, mine have a bit of a twist. They are done with a Dr. Suess theme (or as the Wonderkid refers to him, Dr. Sue). The Wonderkid's class has been studying Dr. Suess and my little one thinks he is pretty cool. We read The Cat In the Hat or One Fish Two Fish almost every night.
I was getting tired of hearts and pink and really didn't want to make gender specific mailboxes so...
I made the bottoms yellow, the ends red, the top is white with printed pictures of Dr. Suess book covers and then I used a blue ribbon to make everything look nice and clean around the sides.
Here is the front, see how the flap stays up. I used the text in a path feature in SCAL2 to type Happy Valentines. I used Dr. Suess font. I messed with the placement until I got it exactly where I wanted it. I also used Dr. Suess font for each child's name. I colored all of the letters by hand. I know technically I could have used the cut and print function but I didn't have time to work out the details of changing the color and so on.
Here is one more view of the side.
I hope this has given you some unique ways to use color and themes.
Thank you for looking. Tomorrow I'll have some information on the take-out box I'm making with the children in the Wonderkid's class. We'll see how well this craft project goes. I may be in over my head.