Mailbox Valentine Countdown and Silhouette Sale {and giveaway!!!}

This project turned out so cute, and I’m excited to share it with you today! I decided to make a Valentine’s countdown calendar for the boys using my Silhouette Cameo. I was hoping that the online Silhouette store had a 3D mailbox design and was thrilled to find this one.

mailbox valentines

I sized my mailboxes to my liking using the Silhouette software, printed them out on bright scrapbook paper, and then assembled and glued them together. Each day leading up to Valentine’s Day my boys will have a mailbox to open which contains a Valentine’s coupon. I wrote things such as the following on the coupons: 15 minutes extra bedtime curfew, 30 mins computer time, DVD of choice, choose what we have for dinner one night, homemade cookies, get a sucker from the candy jar, story-time with Mommy with book of choice, permission to jump on Mommy & Daddy’s bed for 5 minutes, etc. Those might not work for you at all, but if you’re looking for some ideas I thought I’d list some!

mailbox valentine

For this project I used:

I used a herringbone patterned sheet of scrapbook paper for the numbers which was a mistake. They are difficult to make out on the side of the mailboxes but still look cute.

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And below is a “pinnable” collage for you in case you’d like to pin this project to Pinterest (which would totally make my day)!

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Do you want to make your own adorable valentine’s and so very much more? Well, now is a good time to purchase a Silhouette Portrait because it is currently on sale when you use the promo code: A2Z! You can snag one for $179.99 which includes

  • the Silhouette Portrait machine
  • all the software you need to get started
  • a bonus pack of Silhouette double-sided adhesive starter kit which allows you to kick your cards and gift boxes up a notch.

silhouette promo code

And because Silhouette is an amazing company I asked if they’d let me give away a Portrait to one of YOU and they said yes! Wahoo! If you’d like a chance to win please follow the directions in the rafflecopter widget below.

For fabulous project ideas, I encourage you to check out the Silhouette blog and Pinterest page! You will find a TON of creative ideas in both these spots.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

valentine's advent countdown


  1. Lindsey Lankey says

    I would LOVE to win this machine! I have so many fun ideas! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brenda says

    Oh, what wouldn’t I make! I could do all sorts of crafts and scrapbook things. What a GREAT giveaway!!

  3. Karen says

    My coworkers and I are dying to get a Silhouette to create crafts for the office and our homes!! Especially looking forward to cutting vinyl!

  4. Cara Fox says

    The possibilities are almost endless, but I need a Silhouette Portait to cut beautiful vinyl letters! Thank you to you and Silhouette for the giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  5. Sarah G says

    I love the mail boxes. So cute! My girls would love these! Besides these, I’d use the portrait to make pendants to decorate my daughters’ newly redone rooms.

  6. Kim says

    I would use it for my projects for preschool. And I can think of many many projects I’d love to do!

  7. says

    Thanks Beth for the chance to win. I teach at a coop and could use this almost for almost every lesson. The fun I would have with it myself would be a bonus!


  8. Tracy says

    My children and I love crafting. I think we could make a ton of fun projects with the Silhouette! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. says

    I’ve got a couple of ideas for some cute Valentine’s Day gifts I would make for my husband! And I’d also deck out my office in cute little cut-outs and printables.

  10. Becki says

    I do a lot of scrapbooking and card making and would love to try the Silhouette! I also do some crafting and get lots of inspiration from the blogs and pinterest!

  11. Megan M. says

    I would cut vinyl for my living room that says, “count your blessings” to go with pics of my kids.

  12. Kelly S. says

    There are so many things I’d love to make with a Silhouette! I’m redoing my living room, so some wall art might be my first project.

  13. trey m says

    i’ll make my wife a card to tell her I won her what she has been asking for! A Silhouette!!!

  14. maria says

    i would love this to make cards and use vinyl to create with the grandkids, i have noticed that whenwe sit at the table doing crafts,they talk more and i just listen,,beautiful

  15. Pam Ballard says

    Wow what a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I love making homemade gifts and banners. This would be great for that.

  16. Kellie says

    I would love to create labels for things for organizing. Cut out banners for celebrations. Make special t-shirt designs. Oh just lots of stuff!

  17. Kara says

    I would love to use it to make cupcake toppers!!! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway! Hope I’m lucky enough to win!!!

  18. Teresa says

    I have so many ideas in my heas to decorate my boys room with a Silhouette.
    Definitely make some subway art.

  19. Caren says

    I would love it for so many reasons, but definitely want to make some labels & holiday banners

  20. Paige Stephens says

    I would love to make some vinyl signs for my home and all those other Interest projects I’ve pinned.

  21. Jillian H says

    Cute project idea! Would love to win a silhouette machine to cute holiday banners and of course labels.

  22. says

    Those mailboxes are adorable! As a fulltme childcare provider, I’ve got 6,577 uses for a silhouette machine. I really need to just break down and purchase one already. I love all your ideas, and thank you for sharing the mailboxes with us!

  23. Mary Streeter says

    I am recently retired and love crafting with my granddaughters. We would have soooo much fun making cards, banners, labels…. and any other thing my creative girls will think of!! Please choose us!!

  24. M Jones says

    Would love to win one. My daughter is crafty and we would spend some quality time together. Have a good weekend.

  25. Amber E. says

    I have a very long list of projects to finish that I could really use this wonderful machine for! Lots of signs in the works. :)

  26. Melanie says

    Wow, I love it, Beth! That is the cutest idea! Your kids are so lucky. I’m trying to figure out how to do something cute like that without the special machine. Maybe I could make just one mailbox and have a new coupon arrive each day (not as beautiful, but easier). Maybe I could have Christian make the mailbox!! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Catherine A says

    I love your mailboxes. Such a great idea. Thank you for the chance to win.
    hdn4dbch at yahoo dot com

  28. Ann says

    I’d be using this for vinyls and to make cute stuff for my granddaughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. says

    We just purchased a 44 year old house that hasn’t been decorated in… 44 years. I love to make a lot of my own decor and I think this machine would be a great way to achieve this! I also have the most creative, crafty Grandkids that would LOVE to make and take with this wonderful machine!

  30. lucinda says

    oh, there are so many things I would make. stencils for the wall and fabrics for starters. thanks for the give-away!


  31. Chelsea K says

    Since one of my New Year’s resolutions is to send birthday cards to all of my family this year, I would get a lot of use out of a silhouette. We’ve got a big family!

  32. Michelle says

    I would love to use this to make gifts and cards for all of our family’s wonderful friends, relatives and teachers.

  33. Michelle says

    I’m redesigning my home office/studio so I imagine I’d utilize the ability to make vinyal labels.

  34. michelle says

    This project is SO creative. I will not have a chance to get this done before Valentine’s Day, but would be a great idea for possibly another holiday or for no reason at all than to have fun with my kids! :-)

  35. Nitra says

    So many projects I would like use this for but I would have to say I would first try this making signs. Thanks for the giveaway

  36. Jody says

    So many possibilities! I would use this to make unique graduation invitations for my sister. Thanks!

  37. Charlene G says

    I would LOVE to create with the silhouette portrait!! I see so many cute projects I would love to make. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Angelica J. says

    I would love to make some wall decor with a silhouette. My walls are so boring right now.

  39. Pilar says

    I would love to make signs with romantic typography, silhouette princesses Tshirts for my 2 little girls and plenty of things for the home. And cute things for sale and earn some extra money, always welcome!
    Thank you for this give away!

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  41. Carolyn G. says

    I would love to create a variety of seasonal decorations, especially for St. Patrick’s Day, which we celebrate BIG!

  42. says

    Thanks, Beth for making the Portrait available…yay!

    I’ve had the privilege of using a Cameo for a little bit and had so much fun cutting out letters for Christmas decor. Unfortunately….I no longer have access to it…but would love the create banner and buntings cards, art and so much more. The sky is the limit. My fingers are crossed. After using one for a while I would love. love. love to have my own.

  43. Sue says

    Yahoo! Pick Sue! :) I would love to have one of these wonderful machines! I’ve wanted one for such a long time.

  44. Cristina M says

    i would LOVE to win a slihouette and make incredible banners and accents for all the family events celebrated throughout the year :)

  45. Diane B says

    I owe my niece a present for her baby boy. I’d like to use my new Silhouette, should I win one, to make some onesies and Ts – to start with!

  46. Amy Flynn says

    I would love to have a silhouette to give my poor little fingers a break from cutting out stencils by hand :)

  47. Sue DeChant says

    I’m really intrigued by the many ways vinyl can be used, and how great the Silhouette is for cutting vinyl, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg of ways I would love to use it!

  48. says

    I am so dying to get my hands on a silohouette I would start making pillow appliques and then any and anything else I can do with it…my creative mind is going wild already, lol.

  49. Kathy Steward says

    The possibilities are endless with the Silhouette… I would use for cutting letters, holiday decorations and cards to name a few things.

  50. says

    What wouldn’t I make. I’ve been admiring everyone’s vinyl projects for a couple of years……I would be thrilled to be able to make some beautiful goodies with this Silhouette!

  51. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says

    Signs and labels and then cards and layouts. I would love to up my look of everything. Thanks so much for the chance.