Friday, February 10, 2012

Share the Love ~ Valentine's Day Mailbox

  • Welcome to Paper Piecings By Nikki's first bi-monthly blog hop.  This month, the design team has been asked to create something with love. If you have seen any of Nikki's new releases, you'll see that we had no problem picking and choosing which piecings to use.  So get cozy and be prepared to be inspired...

    If you've arrived from Liz -, then you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning, hop on over to and start there.

    Here is my Valentine's Mailbox

    I can remember sitting as a child and creating Valentine’s Day mailboxes and getting so excited as I thought about the cards that would soon fill my mailbox.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to let the kid in me come out and play.
    I used a file from SVG Cuts to make the mailbox.  It was pretty fast and easy, but honestly, I did have a little bit of problems getting the ends to fit correctly. At times, I felt like I was standing on my head just to get it to fold and insert correctly to form the arch. Held my breath, and finally, it worked and I got it all glued down.
    With the mailbox done, I had to embellish it with something really cute.  The choice was hard, because I had to use a patter from Paper Piecings by Nikki, and her patters are all so adorable.  I chose the Cuddyly Cupids, I thought they were the perfect fit for this mailbox.
    I hope you enjoyed my mailbox, I wonder if I will have any cards in it on Valentine’s Day?

    One of the reasons we are "Sharing the Love" with this blog hop is to let you all know that every purchase you make at Paper Piecings By Nikki, $1 is donated to charity.  Giving back to this world we live in.  We also want to share some love with you.  

    Go to and pick up your 'Share the Love" Freebie that is on the bottom of her donation page.  We would love to have you create something special with it and then link it up to either Paper Piecings By Nikki facebook page or her blog  Either way, you will be eligible to win a great prize.

    To be eligible to win, you must do the following:
    1. 'Like' Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook.
    2. "Follow" her on
    3. Leave a comment on Nikki's blog or facebook telling of you favorite charity and why it is close to your heart
    4. Link your project, using the freebie - or another PPBN piecing on either her blog or facebook page - or both for a second chance to win.

    The challenge will remain open for one week.  Nikki will choose the winner next Friday.  Make sure you leave an address so we can contact you.
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    Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way:
  • Nikki -
  • Patti -
  • Linda -
  • Mandy -
  • Pam & Kimi -
  • Liz -
  • Kimberly ~


  1. Your mailbox and darling cupid bears create a wonderful "love" project, Kimberly........TFS! Cyberhugs......Pam

  2. wow this is the first time I could get into the comments! you all did a greata job!



    GLORIA c

  4. Ohhh my goooshhh Kimberly I love your mailbox, and you cupids are adorable!! You did a great job on them :)

  5. Wow! what a cute mailbox! Love it!!

  6. I just love your mailbox. The cuts give it the finishing touch.

  7. Kimberly, your projects are always so crisp and clean - the colors just right...You really have an 'eye', my friend...and I'm so blessed to be on this design team with you. GREAT project, as always!!!!

    Patti Ross


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