- red/pink/light blue/any other colored card stock
- white printer paper
Step 1: Print Out Templates.
There are two versions of my mailbox design, essentially the envelope for the Valentine card. The first version offers a mailbox design with a front flap closure. The second version offers two mailboxes on one page to save time and space.
Envelope = Valentine Card
The confusion with this particular Valentine card is that the mailbox represents the envelope, and the envelope represents the Valentine card. I provide two versions of the envelope, one with a Charlie Brown cartoon sketch by Charles Schulz and one without.
Personally, I think the one with Schulz’ cartoon sketch connects the whole Charlie Brown mailbox Valentine theme, but you may prefer a simpler version that speaks to the essence of receiving a Valentine by mail, feel free to use that version. Hopefully, this gives you enough creative freedom to make a personalized Valentine for a loved one this Valentine’s.
From here on out in the tutorial, I will refer to the template pieces as mailbox and envelope.
Step 2: Cut Out Envelope With or Without the Charlie Brown Sketch.
Step 3: Cut Out Mailbox (simple or Elaborate Version).
Fold along lines, so the black lines are facing inward.
Note: If your cardstock is colored one side, while the other side is white, make sure you print your template on the backside of your colored card stock paper. This will ensure that the color you want for your mailbox is facing outward.
Step 4: Glue Right and Bottom Side of Mailbox.
Step 5: Insert Envelope Into Mailbox.
Interesting Note: The enclosure was a happy accident, since I originally wanted the “c” hooks to link in opposite directions. I think it worked out in the end.
Step 6: Voila! Project Complete!
Now you have your very own Charlie Brown (Mailbox) Valentine Card!
If you'd like a copy of the template, you can head over to the original post on Hometown Betty.
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